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Andreas Kleinschmidt
Andreas Kleinschmidt

Dr. Andreas Kleinschmidt

Partner, Frankfurt

“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