We advise companies and their management on how best to cope with a business crisis. Our legal advice on restructuring and insolvency is primarily called upon by medium sized enterprises, real estate companies and self-employed professionals.
Our efforts are centred on avoiding insolvency proceedings either by restructuring a company, through debt adjustment or refinancing plans. We assume responsibility for negotiations with all participants, in particular creditors, employees and where relevant new investors. We have, for years, been negotiating on behalf of our clients with the restructuring departments of banks and other financial institutions.
If such crisis management measures yield no success, we discuss the risks but also the opportunities presented by insolvency proceedings. The latter are often underestimated in such cases. The preparation of continuation solutions is one of the services we offer as well as the drafting and implementation of insolvency plans. In suitable cases, we can advise companies on the self-administration in insolvency (debtor in possession). We are able to employ our extensive knowledge gained from working for renowned insolvency administrators. We have drawn up and implemented restructuring plans in numerous cases both in and out of court.
A crisis can also harbour special liability law and criminal law risks for management but also for the shareholders or partners of the company. The interests of the company, the shareholders and the management often diverge. Any potential risks, in particular relating to substitute equity law, right of avoidance and commercial criminal law (white-collar crimes), should be isolated and dealt with at an early stage.