Law Firm of the Year Insolvency and Restructuring
Unternehmenskauf in Sondersituationen (Distressed M&A)

Distressed M&A

Special circumstancesrequire tailored advice.
Complex economic conditions are often one of the factors behind companies experiencing cash flow problems or drops in revenue. And some of these companies may already find themselves in a position where insolvency proceedings have already been initiated. Restructuring often involves the acquisition or sale of companies in part or in their entirety. By focusing on their core areas of business, it is possible for companies to retain viable or profitable parts of their business.
At the same time, restructuring offers attractive opportunities for other market participants and investors to expand their portfolios. Our interdisciplinary consultancy service provides companies with all the advice they need – from matters concerning insolvency and employment law to specific questions regarding company valuations.

What you need to know about distressed M&A

  • Corporate crises and insolvency cases present numerous specific legal, commercial and HR-related challenges which need to be considered whenever companies are sold in part or in their entirety.

Our services:

Our key services at a glance:

  • Providing comprehensive support during corporate acquisitions and company sales (M&A) and with matters relating to corporate law and restructuring, such as shareholder agreements
  • Advising companies, entrepreneurs, shareholders and other investors on the reorganisation of corporate law arrangements, such as asset separation, mergers, divisions and start-ups


Your benefits at a glance:

  • Long-standing experience supporting businesses from a wide range of industries, including manufacturing companies (e.g. in the automotive and mechanical engineering sectors), property companies, brick-and-mortar retailers, online retailers, the craft industry, construction companies and the energy sector
  • Our experience in helping to reorganise operations for numerous companies by using restructuring as a means to prevent insolvency or by acting as trustees, as well as our work on insolvency proceedings, debtor-in-possession proceedings and insolvency plan proceedings, are especially valuable for distressed M&A transactions
  • You also benefit from the expertise we have gained through our years of working with numerous other insolvency practitioners across Germany, for example during asset deals and share deals
  • End-to-end project management from the initial strategy and the structuring of the transaction to the completed acquisition
  • Competition between potential buyers and transparent transaction processes maximises the value of your company
  • Large international network of partners allows us to approach potential purchasers from around the world