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Restructuring/Insolvency

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What the team is known for

Destination practice for insolvency administration matters, enjoying a constant flow of instructions for the most high-profile proceedings. Broad practice also covers trusteeships, protective shields and self-administration. Additionally houses expertise in financial restructurings, distressed M&A and pre-insolvency restructurings. Regular fixture on cross-border cases, profiting from its large international footprint. Noted for its further representation of banks, creditors and sponsors. Recently active in the fashion and retail, energy and mobility sectors.

Strengths

An interviewee notes: "What stands out is that they have a very strong practice with very many good people, in insolvency administration but also restructuring advisory matters," adding that "the team are very fair and reliable and show integrity."

Work highlights

Acted as trustee on the protective shield and insolvency plan proceedings of ESPRIT.

Notable practitioners

Biner Bähr is well regarded for frequent court appointments in large-scale insolvency proceedings, in addition to acting as trustee in self-administration mandates. Interviewees laud him as "an assertive and perceptive administrator who comprehends the issues very quickly."

Christoph Schulte-Kaubrügger acts as insolvency administrator in large proceedings with cross-border elements. He has recently been particularly active on matters in the energy and consumer goods sectors.

Riaz Janjuah offers a broad practice, covering domestic and international restructuring, acting primarily for creditors and lenders, and additionally offering experience advising debtors. A client praises his "deep knowledge in handling various stakeholders in insolvency and restructuring cases, very good communication skills and strong experience in the representation of creditors."

Sven-Holger Undritz is recognised as a market-leading administrator and is regularly appointed in large insolvency cases. He also acts as trustee and is highly versed in debtor-in-possession arrangements and insolvency-related M&A deals. Interviewees describe him as "one of the most knowledgeable insolvency administrators in Germany," with one client pointing to his "strong track record in large international cases and experience in state-of-the-art restructuring processes."

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Restructuring/Insolvency

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Valentinskamp 70 / EMPORIO

Hamburg

Hamburg

Germany

20355

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Germany

Restructuring/Insolvency


Riaz Janjuah
Band 4

Restructuring/Insolvency: Administration


Biner Bähr
Band 2
Christoph Schulte-Kaubrügger
Band 3
Sven-Holger Undritz
Band 1