Dr. Andreas Kleinschmidt | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Andreas Kleinschmidt
Andreas Kleinschmidt

Dr. Andreas Kleinschmidt

Partner, Frankfurt

T +49 69 29994 0

E akleinschmidt@whitecase.com

“Andreas Kleinschmidt is highly visible on the market.”

The Legal 500 EMEA 2015


Andreas is regularly appointed to act on major insolvency matters in Germany, across a wide variety of industries.

His considerable experience in the sector, combined with his deep strategic understanding, enable him to provide companies with authoritative advice on a spectrum of intricate corporate financings and restructuring deals.

Andreas also has a strong track record in advising and supporting clients on the purchase of insolvent companies, or in their capacity as creditors in insolvency proceedings.

Bars and Courts

  • Insolvency Lawyer
  • Rechtsanwalt, Germany


  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
  • Dr jur, Georg-August-University Göttingen
  • First State Exam, Georg-August-University Göttingen


  • English
  • German


Speaking Engagements

"On the Restructuring of Sport Clubs", 1 April 2014: Handelsblatt Insolvency Convention,


  • Restructuring model with new obstacles? Job creation and qualification companies in the light of the most recent labor law case-law, ZInsO, Issue 22, pp. 949 et seqq., 2012, (co-author with Lars Hinrichs)
  • Commentary on the decision of the Higher Regional Court of Munich of September 8, 2010 – 7 U 2568/10, EWiR, pp.317–318, 2011, (co-author with Phuong Thao Dinh Van)
  • The extension of the definition of overindebtedness as amended by the Financial Market Stabilisation Act (FMStG) – the perpetuation of an undesirable legal situation?, NZG, pp. 1172, 2009, (co-author with Jan-Philipp Hoos)
  • No liability of third parties for involvement in prohibited payments made by a managing director in time of crisis. A comment on the Federal Court of Justice decision of 11 February 2008, EWiR, pp. 237 et seqq., 2009, (co-author with Bero-Alexander Lau)
  • Inadmissibility of inpayments and repayments to return capital contribution in instalments at intervals of 1 and 2.5 months. A comment on the Federal Court of Justice judgment of 15 October 2007, EWiR, pp. 109 et seq., 2009, (co-author with Jan-Philipp Hoos)

Awards & Recognition

Recommended Lawyer, The Legal 500 EMEA, 2015

Insolvency – Germany