Bettina Schmudde

Partner, Hamburg


Bettina Schmudde is regularly appointed to handle major corporate insolvencies and has been named by legal guide The Deal as one of the top two female bankruptcy lawyers in Germany.


Bettina is a bankruptcy receiver and trusted advisor who deals with complex corporate insolvencies.

She has been been recognized as a leading practitioner in this area by respected legal directories Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 and The Deal. Bettina's reputation, based on a track record of more than 20 years, has led to her appointment by some of the most important bankruptcy courts in Germany.

Committed to achieving the best possible outcome, Bettina combines a deep understanding of insolvency and bankruptcy law with a cutting-edge, strategic approach to reorganisational measures. Drawing on her significant experience, she is at ease handling the most challenging insolvencies, regardless of their scale or cross-border complexity.

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Bars and Courts
Insolvency Lawyer
Second State Exam
Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
First State Exam
University of Hamburg


INFINUS AG Ihr Kompetenzpartner
Bettina acts as the insolvency administrator of INFINUS AG Ihr Kompetenzpartner, a German company famous for the brokerage of insurance and precious metals.

WEDO Formenbau und Kunststoffverarbeitung GmbH
Bettina was appointed as insolvency administrator over the assets of WEDO GmbH, a major producer of automotive equipment.

HGL GmbH Industrielle Fertigung von Baugruppen für Fahrzeugbau, Umwelttechnik und Sonderanfertigungen aus Aluminium
Bettina acts as the insolvency administrator of HGL GmbH, a major producer of train equipment.


The many facets of the insolvency plan procedure – an overview (Die Facetten des Insolvenzplanverfahrens – eine Gesamtschau), ZInsO, 2006

Awards and Recognition

Best Lawyer Germany in Restructuring and Insolvency Law, Handelsblatt 2021

Highly Recommended Lawyer: Restructuring and Insolvency, Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt 2019

Top Bankruptcy Lawyer, The Deal, 2013

Insolvency - Germany, The Legal 500 EMEA, 2013

Insolvency Administration – Germany, Chambers Europe 2013