What others
are saying about Schultze & Braun

Insolvency and corporate rescue

Insolvency administration/trusteeships

“…What’s more, S&B boasts a number of professionals who are also considered excellent advisors in the market. The Bremen, Stuttgart and Nuremberg offices continue to stand out; Berlin has been reorganised with new hires. The quantity of proceedings and its expertise make S&B relatively immune to changes in the market, especially as its lawyers are good team-workers who have no problem working with other firms. Internal cooperation was simplified by an extensive digitalisation of casework.

Strengths: Experienced in insolvencies of all sizes; insolvency-related employment law.

Frequently recommended: ... Dr Holger Leichtle (“competent team player”, competitor), Detlef Specovius (“sound knowledge of self-administration”, competitor), Dr Rainer Riggert, Frank Tschentscher, Holger Blümle, Volker Böhm, Dietmar Haffa.”

From: JUVE Commercial Law Firms 2017/18


Reorganisation/restructuring

“Thanks to its strong nationwide network, this firm with an excellent reputation in Bremen landed a number of new clients from various sectors, but stayed true to its focus on D&O suits and corporate/M&A. Two developments are evident: The team increasingly handles transactions away from a corporate rescue environment and is now brought on board by insolvency administrators from other firms for liability proceedings. But, as the team is often active outside the region, this was hardly noticed by local competitors, and neither was the growing amount of work in connection with the Netherlands. S&B is still mostly associated with corporate rescue and restructuring advice due to its large insolvency team in Bremen.

Strengths: Transactions, frequently related to restructuring, commercial law.

Frequently recommended: Dr Ludwig Weber (corporate, M&A), Edgar Grönda (insolvency administration)”

From: JUVE Commercial Law Firms 2017/18


Restructuring and insolvency

“With over 35 administrators at 40 offices distributed across Germany, Schultze & Braun is one of the country’s largest insolvency administration practices; it also has offices in London, Paris and Strasbourg. Alongside traditional insolvency administration, the firm also provides advice on pre-insolvency restructuring, and thanks to the ‘very good level of service’, is perceived as particularly strong in southern Germany. The client portfolio comprises corporates, domestic and foreign banks, creditors, shareholders and investors. One highlight was the firm’s representation of the Swiss administrators of Petroplus, which until its insolvency was Europe’s largest independent refinery operator; it also represented fashion companies Zero and Passport. Annerose Tashiro is recommended.

Schultze & Braun is primarily known as a top-ranking insolvency administration practice, but the firm’s restructuring specialists also enjoy a good reputation. Clients praise the “excellent service” and “extremely rapid and clear focus on the important issues”. Across 40 offices in Germany, the firm mainly advises banks, credit insurers and companies in crisis situations with a focus on the mid-sized sector. Detlef Specovius, Joachim Zobel and Stefanie Beck take a “very pragmatic approach specifically tailored to the client”. Founding partner Eberhard Braun heads up the restructuring team.”

From: Legal500 Deutschland, 2017 edition