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Law Firm of the Year Insolvency and Restructuring
Dr. Frank Schäffler

Dr. Frank Schäffler

+49(0)711 966 89 21
+49(0)711 966 89 29
Reinsburgstraße 27
70178 Stuttgart

VCARD: Dr. Frank Schäffler

Areas of expertise:

  • Reorganisation and restructuring
  • Corporate transaction
  • Trusteeships
  • Banking and capital market law
  • Preventive Restructuring Framework (StaRUG)

Correspondence languages:

Deutsch, Englisch


Dr. Frank Schäffler is a lawyer and partner at GRUB BRUGGER’s Stuttgart location.

Dr. Schäffler advises companies, shareholders as well as managing directors and board members in crisis situations. Other focal points of his work are in supporting corporate transactions, the assumption of trusteeships, as well as the conception and management of restructuring projects in accordance with the German Corporate Stabilisation and Restructuring Act (StaRUG).

In 2021, Germany’s “Wirtschaftswoche” economics magazine listed him as one of the most renowned lawyers for reorganisation and restructuring.

The German edition of “Legal 500” published, among other things, the following reference on Dr. Frank Schäffler in its 2021 Restructuring Ranking:

Frank Schäffler illustrates perspectives and possible solutions very clearly and enjoys a high level of recognition.”


  • 2021: Partner at GRUB BRUGGER
  • 2012: Partner at MENOLD BEZLER in Stuttgart
  • 2011: Specialist in insolvency and restructuring law
  • 2007: Moved to MENOLD BEZLER
  • 2004: Lawyer at GRUB BRUGGER
  • 2003: Awarded a doctorate in law.
  • 1995-2000: Studied law in Konstanz and Manchester


  • Der Werkzeugkasten des StaRUG in der Praxis (translation of title: The StaRUG toolbox in practice), KSI 5/23, 197, together with Dr. Ulrich Lägler
  • Der Beschluss des Restrukturierungsgerichts Karlsruhe vom 25.3.2022 (translation of title: The decision of the Restructuring Court Karlsruhe dated March 25, 2022), ZIP 2023, 622, together with Dr. Ulrich Lägler
  • Sport in der Krise: Pflichten für Geschäftsleiter und das neue außergerichtliche Restrukturierungsverfahren, SpuRt (translation of title: Sport in crisis: Duties for managing directors and the new extrajudicial restructuring procedure (SpuRt)) 2021, 134 (together with Dr. habil. Martin Stopper).
  • Das vorinstanzliche Sanierungsverfahren - Eckpunkte für eine gesetzliche Regelung, (translation of title: The lower court restructuring procedure - cornerstones for a legal regulation) ZinsO 2016, 2420 (together with Dr. Holger Leichtle, Martin Mucha, Markus Rauscher and Martin Wagner).
  • Maulbetsch/Klumpp/Rose, Umwandlungsgesetz (“Conversion Act”), 1st Edition 2008, commentary on Sections 1-3, 8, 15-21.
  • Bankenhaftung wegen Insolvenzverschleppung bei Auskehrung von Krediten in der Unternehmenskrise (translation of title: Bank liability due delay in filing for insolvency when loans are paid out in a corporate crisis), BB 2006, 56.
  • Finanzierung von LBO-Transaktionen: Die Grenzen der Nutzung des Vermögens der Zielgesellschaft (translation of title: Financing of LBO transactions: The limits on the use of the target company’s assets), BB-Spezial 2006, 1.
  • Zulässigkeit und Zweckmäßigkeit der Anwendung angloamerikanischer Beweismethoden in deutschen und internationalen Schiedsverfahren (translation of title: Admissibility and appropriateness of the use of Anglo-American methods of giving evidence in German and international arbitration proceedings, doctoral thesis, 2003).

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