Dr. Ellen Meyer-Sommer | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Ellen Meyer-Sommer
Ellen Meyer-Sommer

Dr. Ellen Meyer-Sommer

Local Partner, Hamburg

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Ellen Meyer-Sommer works as a lawyer in the area of insolvency law with a focus on insolvency administration. She has been a trustee and insolvency administrator appointed by the Local Court of Norderstedt since 2007.

Ellen Meyer-Sommer has substantial experience in the continuation and liquidation of companies from various business sectors. She also advises clients on insolvency and corporate law issues. Her field of activity comprises both the support of creditors, shareholders and executives prior to the opening of an insolvency proceeding as well as the advice on liability and avoidance issues. Furthermore, she focuses on drafting insolvency plans and "insolvency-proof" agreements.

Ellen Meyer-Sommer joined the White & Case Hamburg office in 2002.

Bars and Courts

  • Insolvency Lawyer
  • Rechtsanwältin


  • Dr jur, University of Cologne
  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Koblenz
  • First State Exam, University of Treves
  • VWA Koblenz, Business Economist
  • Industrial Clerk


  • German
  • English



  • § 20 Coordination of cross-border continuing operations, Betriebsfortführung in Restrukturierung und Insolvenz, 3rd ed., Cologne, pp.687-714, 2016, (§ 20 Koordination grenzüberschreitender Betriebsfortführungen) (co-author with Sven-Holger Undritz), (Ed. Rolf-Dieter Mönning)
  • Insolvency proceedings, Handbuch zur Insolvenz, Vol. 1, Chapter 14, Bonn, Loose Leaf System, February 2016, (Insolvenzanfechtung) (co-author with Mark Boddenberg), (Eds. Joachim Kraemer, Heinz Vallender, Norbert Vogelsang)
  • Commentary on Federal Administrative Court. Decision of February 8, 2006 (Anmerkung zu BVerwG. Beschluss vom 08.02.2006), EWiR, p. 671 et seq., 2006, (co-author with Sven-Holger Undritz)
  • Improvement of the rating (Verbesserung des Rantings?), NZI, Issue 6, p. V, 2005, (co-author with Sven-Holger Undritz)