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.

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Bars and Courts
Insolvency Lawyer
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
Dr jur
Georg-August-University Göttingen
First State Exam
Georg-August-University Göttingen


Teylor, 2024
Advised the Swiss-headquartered digital lending platform Teylor on the acquisition of the business operations of its competitor Creditshelf AG including Creditshelf Solutions GmbH.

Speaking Engagements

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


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 and Recognition

Leading Individual: Insolvency, WirtschaftsWoche 2024

Best Lawyer Germany in Restructuring and Insolvency Law, Handelsblatt 2023

Leading Individual: Insolvency, WirtschaftsWoche Top-Kanzleien 2021

Ones to Watch Germany in Restructuring and Insolvency Law, Handelsblatt 2021

Leading Individual: Restructuring and Insolvency, IFLR1000 2020, Germany

Leading Individual: Insolvency, WirtschaftsWoche 2020

Recommended Lawyer, The Legal 500 EMEA, 2015
Insolvency – Germany