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Wellensiek Rechtsanwälte

Restructuring/Insolvency

4 ranked lawyersBand 2GermanyEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Boutique with a longstanding presence in the German insolvency administration market, regularly instructed on large-scale proceedings. Insolvency expertise covers double-sided trusteeship, liquidation and litigation, where the team both represents and acts as administrators. In addition to advising distressed corporates, the firm advises shareholders and CROs. Client base also includes creditors, investment banks and funds. Network of regional offices renders it a good choice for clients seeking nationwide coverage.

Strengths

One interviewee applauds: "Wellensiek is a very prominent brand for restructuring and insolvency law in Germany."

Notable practitioners

Alfred Hagebusch is renowned for his in-depth expertise in complex restructurings as well as distressed M&A. He also assists with protective shield proceedings and UK schemes of arrangement. One interviewee enthuses: "Hagebusch is a highly appreciated restructuring and insolvency lawyer in the German market."

Experienced practitioner Christopher Seagon is recognised in the market for his work as an insolvency administrator in nationwide proceedings, acting for clients from the automotive, media and manufacturing industry sectors. Highlighting his involvement in novel proceedings, one interviewee endorses: "Christopher Seagon is a very well-known administrator."

Jobst Wellensiek is admired for being an early pioneer on the restructuring and insolvency scene. Having acted across a wide variety of proceedings as liquidator, administrator or trustee, market commentators refer to him as "the godfather of the insolvency business," with one person contending that "in a way he invented the German insolvency law."

Richard Scholz advises both creditors and debtors on distressed M&A with a focus on the real estate sector, acting on complex restructurings and pre-insolvency planning. He also offers expertise in tax law as a certified tax lawyer. Clients highlight his "service-oriented" approach and applaud his ability "to advise international clients."

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Germany

Restructuring/Insolvency


Alfred Hagebusch
Senior Statespeople
Richard Scholz
Band 3

Restructuring/Insolvency: Administration


Christopher Seagon
Band 2
Jobst Wellensiek
Senior Statespeople