Dr. Bero-Alexander Lau | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Bero-Alexander Lau
 Bero-Alexander Lau

Dr. Bero-Alexander Lau

Local Partner, Düsseldorf

T +49 211 49195 0

E blau@whitecase.com


Bero-Alexander's practice focuses on insolvency administration and insolvency law. He is regularly appointed as an insolvency administrator by local courts in Bielefeld, Cologne and Kleve.

He handles complex insolvency proceedings in a range of business sectors, and provides knowledgeable counsel on corporate restructuring. Clients also seek the benefit of his knowledge and experience regarding the purchase of insolvent companies, or as creditors in insolvency proceedings.

Bero-Alexander has authored numerous articles on insolvency law for respected professional publications.

Bars and Courts

  • Rechtsanwalt


  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
  • Dr jur, University of Cologne
  • First State Exam, University of Cologne


  • English
  • German


Speaking Engagements

"The reform of the insolvency avoidance law (Die Reform des Insolvenzanfechtungsrechts)", December 14, 2015: Working group Insolvency law Ostwestfalen Lippe


  • Right of the insolvency administrator to sell a pledged part of the company in case of a double trusteeship (Doppeltreuhand), Der Betrieb, Issue 8, pp. 463-465, 2016, (co-author with Christian Schlicht)
  • Pay that is customary for a certain job and which has been received on the bank account of a third party cannot be set aside in insolvency proceedings, EWiR, Issue 6, pp. 181-182, 2016, (co-author with Christian Schlicht)
  • Creditors' rights are deemed infringed despite repayment of amount previously transferred by the debtor in cash, EWiR, Issue 24, pp. 775-777, 2015, (co-author with Christian Schlicht)
  • Invalidity of bankruptcy-driven rescission clause in a German Construction Contract Procedures (VOB) building contract – comments on the decision of the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt/M. dated 16 March 2015 – 1 U 38/14, EWiR, Issue 9, Pages 287-288, 2015
  • Pyramid scheme and awareness of intent to defraud creditors, Der Betrieb, Issue 9, Page 483, 2015
  • Opening Proceedings (Sec. 270a InsO) with subsequent self-administration from the perspective of a (provisional) trustee, DB, Issue 25, pp. 1417–1423, 2014
  • Knowledge by the Respondent of the Debtor's Intent to Prejudice Creditors – comment on the decision of the Federal Court of Justice dated 19 September 2013, EWiR, Issue 5, pp. 153–154, 2014
  • Challenging transactions on the grounds of intention to disadvantage creditors – Evidence showing the intention to disadvantage creditors and the other party's awareness of that intention, DB, Issue 22, pp. 1219–1224, 2013
  • No action for voidance within the scope of claims out of revocatory actions before the opening of the insolvency proceedings, comments on the decision of the Federal Court of Justice dated 15 November 2013, EWiR, Issue 10, pp. 327–328, 2013
  • On the disadvantage caused to creditors when amounts credited to an account out of the purchase price for a warehouse that had been transferred to the bank as security are set-off against the debtor balance on the current account ‒ comments on the decision of the Federal Court of Justice dated 26 April 2012, EWiR, Issue 22, pp. 735–736, 2012