Dr. Markus Wischemeyer

Partner, Berlin



Markus practices in the field of insolvency administration and insolvency law since 1999. Due to his deep knowledge and varied experience in this area have led to his appointment to act on a number of insolvency matters by the local courts of Bochum, Hagen and Münster for many years.

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.

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Bars and Courts
Insolvency Lawyer
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Berlin
Dr jur
Humboldt University of Berlin
First State Exam
University of Bonn


TKD Logistik GmbH, 2018
Acting as insolvency administrator for TKD Logistik GmbH. Immediately after the opening of the insolvency proceeding the transport and forwarding company with more than 200 employees could be restructured and transferred to investors. All jobs were preserved.

Arthur Habermann GmbH & Co. KG, 2015
Acting as insolvency administrator for Arthur Habermann GmbH & Co. KG. After the opening of the insolvency proceeding essential parts of the company with more than 170 employees, which manufactures and market suction dredges, pumps and plastic parts could be restructured and thereby maintained over a long term.

Jung, Boucke GmbH & Co., 2014
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.

e – h – m elektro-handel u. montage gmbH, 2014
In the insolvency proceedings relating to the assets of e – h – m elektro-handel u. montage gmbH, Markus acted as custodian. e – h – m elektro-handel u. montage 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.

Pampus Automotive GmbH & Co KG, 2013
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.

TSW Trierer Stahlwerk GmbH, 2011
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.

Speaking Engagements

"Reform of the appeal law as per §§ 129 et seq. InsO", October 2017: Rechtsausschuss der Industrie- und Handelskammer zu Dortmund, Dortmund, Dortmund

"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

Awards and Recognition

Leading Individual: Insolvency, WirtschaftsWoche 2022

Best Lawyer Germany in Restructuring and Insolvency Law, Handelsblatt 2021-2023