Law Firm of the Year Insolvency and Restructuring
Dr. Richard Scholz LL.M.

Dr. Richard Scholz LL.M.

+49(0)69 66 37 29 0
+49(0)69 66 37 29 19
Berliner Straße 44
60311 Frankfurt


VCARD: Dr. Richard Scholz LL.M.

Areas of expertise:

  • Distressed M&A
  • Self-administration
  • Investigation and enforcement of contestation and management liability claims (professional experience in the litigation department)
  • Insolvency law
  • Non-performing loans (NPLs)
  • Restructuring of branch portfolios
  • Restructuring of real estate portfolios and real estate transactions
  • Reorganisation and restructuring
  • Reorganisation and restructuring management
  • Liability of boards of directors and managers

Correspondence languages:

Deutsch, Englisch


Dr. Richard Scholz is a lawyer and partner at GRUB BRUGGER’s Frankfurt am Main location.

He advises on matters of insolvency and corporate law. His clients include managing directors and board members prior to filing for insolvency and in self‑administration. When representing banks, companies and funds, he advises on the enforcement of their claims as a creditor or on defending against claims brought against them by an insolvency administrator. He also represents D&O insurers or board members and managing directors in claims brought by insolvency administrators and investors in acquisitions prior to and during insolvency proceedings. Among other things, he built up the international consulting practice at WELLENSIEK. In particular, he advises international clients in Germany (financial investors and investment banks). Dr. Richard Scholz is regularly mentioned by Legal 500, Handelsblatt, Chambers and Partners and Juve as one of the leading German lawyers providing advice on reorganisation.


  • 2023: Partner at GRUB BRUGGER
  • 2009: Specialist lawyer for insolvency and restructuring law
  • 2008: Lecturer in Insolvency Law, Hochschule für Bankwirtschaft (German Bank Management Academy) (HfB) at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
  • 2007: Appointment as insolvency administrator
  • 2006: Partner at Wellensiek
  • 2004: Specialist lawyer for tax law
  • 2002: Lawyer at WELLENSIEK in Frankfurt am Main
  • 1999 to 2002: Work at the KPMG auditing and tax consulting company
  • 1998 to 1999: Postgraduate Studies (LL.M.), Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
  • 1995 to 1997: Doctorate in law at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
  • 1994 to 1998: Legal internship at the District Court of Frankfurt am Main, second state examination
  • 1989 to 1993: Law studies (Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main), first state examination

Additional Information:

  • Member of the German Bar Association e.V.  (DAV)
  • Member of the Gesellschaft für Restrukturierung (Society for Restructuring) TMA Deutschland e.V. (TMA)

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