Insolvency and Restructuring16.03.2023 Newsletter

Insolvency & restructuring: Oppenhoff advises before, during and after a crisis

Corporate insolvencies with major consequences, complex restructuring processes and “protective shield” proceedings - many companies are currently in or are facing a crisis. Cases such as Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof demonstrate that insolvencies can also indirectly affect a great many companies, with suppliers fearing for their customers and manufacturers struggling with insolvency. Particularly affected: the automotive sector, energy-intensive industries, the care sector, retail and the clothing industry. Existing or impending crises require the right experts.

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We are sought-after crisis experts:

  • Krisenfrüherkennung ist Key” [Early crisis recognition is vital] a (German-language) interview with Dr. Nefail Berjasevic and Jörn Kuhn, In-house Counsel, issue 2/2023 (to the online version,
  • Zu hoffen bleibt, dass es keine Insolvenzwelle wird” [Let's hope there won't be a wave of insolvencies], a (German-language) interview with Sebastian Zeeck and Jörn Kuhn, TextilWirtschaft No. 48/2022 (to the online version,
  • Kunden und Lieferanten greifen verstärkt bei insolventen Firmen zu” [Customers and suppliers are increasingly interested in buying up insolvent companies], a (German-language) article by Dr. Nefail Berjasevic and Myriam Baars-Schilling, Börsen-Zeitung, issue 249/2022 (to the online version,



  • Brochure (in German): “Restrukturierung - Unterstützung vor und in der Krise” [Restructuring - support before and during a crisis] (Download here)


Our range of advice on insolvency and restructuring includes:

  • Advice to creditors and debtors in the run-up to insolvency
  • Negotiations on securing supply relationships (distressed suppliers)
  • Advice to executive bodies and shareholders before and during a crisis
  • Out-of-court restructuring and the aversion of insolvency
  • Advice in the context of (provisional) self-administration
  • Drafting and review of insolvency plans
  • Corporate acquisitions out of insolvency (distressed M&A)
  • Investment in companies threatened with insolvency
  • Insolvency disputes
  • Insolvency administration and liquidation

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Prof. Dr. Nefail Berjasevic<br/>EMBA, LL.M. (NYU)

Prof. Dr. Nefail Berjasevic

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