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Markus' practice focuses on insolvency administration and insolvency law. His deep knowledge and varied experience in this area have led to his appointment to act on a number of major insolvency matters in Germany.
Markus' successful track record spans a range of business sectors, and he is particularly noted for his creative approach to complex corporate restructuring, whether by transfer or insolvency plans. Companies benefit from his ability to develop a thorough strategic understanding of their circumstances, before acting forcefully on their behalf, to achieve the best possible results.
Based in Berlin, Markus is a partner in the Global Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice, a recognized leader in complex cross-border insolvencies and workouts.
Prior to joining White & Case in January 2010, he worked in the insolvency law practice of a renowned German insolvency law firm.
In the insolvency proceedings relating to the assets of Jung, Boucke GmbH & Co., Markus is currently acting as custodian, with the aim of restructuring the German automotive supplier, which has more than 200 employees.
In the insolvency proceedings relating to the assets of e – h – m elektro-handel GmbH, Markus acted as custodian. e – h – m elektro-handel GmbH is a company with 50 employees, which operates in the electronic services sector. The company has been successfully restructured by means of an insolvency plan.
Markus was part of the team led by Christoph Schulte-Kaubrügger, which acted as insolvency administrator in the insolvency proceedings relating to the assets of Pampus Automotive GmbH & Co. KG, a German automotive supplier with 250 employees. The major part of the company was restructured and transferred to a new owner.
Markus was part of the team led by Christoph Schulte-Kaubrügger, which acted as insolvency administrator in the insolvency proceedings relating to the assets of TSW Trierer Stahlwerk GmbH, a large German steel production company. Markus was responsible for the management of the M&A process, which led to the company's successful sale to a new owner.
"Legal Changes in the consumer insolvency law", May 2014: Lüneburger Akademie, Lüneburg
"Explaining the legal concept of Sec. 35 para. 2 of the German Insolvency Code", September 2009: ZinsO Annual Meeting, Hannover
Right to contest transactions in (second) insolvency proceedings when a rescue attempt under an insolvency plan has failed, ZIP, Issue 13, Pages 593 et seqq., 2017, (Insolvenzanfechtungsansprüche im zweiten Insolvenzverfahren nach Scheitern der Sanierung durch Insolvenzplan) (co-author with Yassin Dimassi)
Particularly important legal acts without significance for the insolvency estate? ZInsO, Pages 2460-2464, 2016 , (Besonders bedeutsame Rechtshandlungen bei fehlender Bedeutung für die Insolvenzmasse?)
The liability of the committee for delayed filing for insolvency of an association, DZWIR, p. 230 et seq., 2005
The release of self-employed activities pursuant to Sec. 35 para. 2 German Insolvency Code—a 'lesser' form of restructuring by transfer?, ZInsO, Page 937 et seqq., 2009
Liability and discharge of residual debt for the claims of creditors of the assets involved in insolvency proceedings, KTS, p. 495 et seq., 2008
The effects of a continuation of business once insolvency proceedings have been opened on the insolvency administrator's remuneration, NZI, p. 534 et seq., 2005