Dr. Marlene Maesch

Counsel, Düsseldorf



Marlene Maesch concentrates on insolvency law litigation and company law related to insolvency proceedings.

She has gained experience over several years in complex insolvency-related disputes. Her focus is on disputes involving rights of rescission, capital provision and preservation and on liability actions against board members of insolvent companies.

Before she started working as a litigator, Marlene Maesch was a member of the insolvency practice team in our Düsseldorf and Hamburg offices for more than five years, enabling her to gain in-depth insolvency law expertise from a practical perspective.

Before joining White & Case in 2007, Marlene Maesch worked as insolvency law litigator and corporate law litigator. In addition, she handled insolvency law matters working as an in-house lawyer in the legal department of a major German bank.

Bars and Courts
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
Dr jur
Philipps-University Marburg
First State Exam
Philipps-University Marburg
Estate Agent


Speaking Engagements

"Current Information on German Legislative Changes in respect of the Right to Challenge Detrimental Acts (Neuregelungen im Anfechtungsrecht nach tagesaktuellem Stand)", May 31, 2017: PraxisFORUM Insolvenzanfechtung, Frankfurt


Concurrent Rights to Challenge Detrimental Acts – Can transactions in "bad faith" expose creditors to the risk of paying twice? (Commentary on the Federal Court of Justice, Germany, decision of 8 September 2016 – IX ZR 151/14), Der Betrieb, Issue 20/2017, pp. 1131-1133 (Konkurrierende Anfechtungsansprüche – „Bösgläubigkeit“ und Gefahr der Doppelzahlung?)

Prussian taxes under the aspect of tax equity (Preußische Steuern unter dem Aspekt der Steuergerechtigkeit), Dissertation, Berlin, 2004

Awards and Recognition

Recommended Lawyer: Dispute Resolution – Germany, The Legal 500 Germany, 2017