Dr. Philipp Hackländer | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Philipp Hackländer
Philipp Hackländer

Dr. Philipp Hackländer

Partner, Berlin

T +49 30 880911 0

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Overview

As an experienced insolvency and restructuring lawyer, Philipp is regularly appointed as an insolvency administrator by local courts in Berlin, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.

More than 350 companies have benefited from his representation during their insolvencies. Such companies include Innowatio Clean Energy Sourcing, an affiliated group of energy providing companies with an overall yearly turnover of more than € 500M, handling a portfolio of around 2.6 GW "green energy" from windparks and biogas plants; Citeecar GmbH, a carsharing provider that operated 600 vehicles for 20,000 users in Germany; ADAM Audio GmbH, a globally operating manufacturer of professional audio monitors; MICE AG, Germany's largest full-service provider for the procurement and marketing of meeting, incentive, congress and event solutions; GOAZ Energy GmbH, a "biopower" station company in Northern Saxony and NK 2 WSA München-Nord GmbH & Co. KG, owner of a 400 apartment residential home in Munich.

Philipp is part of the Firm's global team of restructuring and insolvency lawyers, a recognized leader in complex, cross-border insolvencies and workouts. Clients seek his advice for his proven ability to set out a coherent restructuring strategy, both by selling companies and through insolvency plans, after the business has continued to operate for several months. Committed to developing a sound strategic understanding of each company's circumstances, he works creatively and tenaciously on their behalf.

Noted for his in-depth knowledge of banking law and his many years lecturing at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, the Berlin Bar Association appointed Philipp as vice-chairman of its committee of certified lawyers for banking and capital markets law.

Philipp writes regularly on legal matters, and is an active member of a number of professional associations, including the German Bar Association, the Working Group for Insolvency Law of the German Bar Association, the DACH European Bar Association, the Wustrauer Working Circle for Insolvency Law, the Insolvency Law Forum of Leipzig and the Berlin-Brandenburg Working Circle for Insolvency Law.

Bars and Courts

  • Rechtsanwalt

Education

  • Dr jur, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Great State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Berlin
  • First State Exam, University of Bayreuth
  • Banking Diploma, IHK Frankfurt am Main

Languages

  • German
  • English

Experience

Innowatio / Clean Energy Sourcing Gruppe, 2017

Philipp was appointed as insolvency administrator for the assets of an affiliated group of energy providing companies, handling a portfolio of around 2.6 GW "green energy" from windparks and biogas plants. With about 70 employees and an overall yearly turnover of more than € 500M, the group was one of the largest companies in Saxony. Only three weeks after the insolvency application Philipp succeeded in selling the unrestrictedly continued business to a company of the BayWa group. The complex supply relationships with grid operators and plant owners survived and all 70 jobs were saved.

Citee Car GmbH, 2016

Philipp was appointed as insolvency administrator for the assets of Citee Car GmbH, a carsharing provider that operated 600 vehicles for 20,000 users in Berlin, Hamburg, München and the Ruhr area. Major parts of the business were sold to investors.

GOAZ Energy GmbH, 2015

Philipp was appointed as insolvency administrator for the assets of GOAZ Energy GmbH. Three weeks after the opening of the insolvency proceeding Philipp succeeded in selling the power plant operation of GOAZ Energy GmbH to an investor. The extensive reconditioning of the crimes against the environment and insolvency by the management continues.

A.D.A.M. Audio, 2015

Acting as custodian, Philipp succeeded in the restructuring of A.D.A.M. Audio GmbH, a globally operating manufacturer and developer of professional audio monitors.

NK 2 WSA München-Nord GmbH & Co. KG, 2015

Philipp was appointed as insolvency administrator for the assets of NK 2 WSA München-Nord GmbH & Co. KG, owner of a 400 apartment residential home in Munich.

MICE AG, 2012

Acting as custodian, Philipp successfully restructured the MICE AG, Germany largest full-service provider for the procurement and marketing of meeting, congress and event solutions. He sold the divisions "Media" and "Services" to two investors. More than a half of the 50 jobs were saved.

Publications

  • The admissibility of a petition to open insolvency proceedings if the petitioning creditor's claims are fulfilled. Current discussion, solution approach and procedure, ZInsO, No. 21, pp. 901-910, 2012, (co-author with Wolfgang Schur)
  • 3 year waiting period for repeat applications for residual debt discharge on the grounds of violation of duties to cooperate in earlier proceedings, EWiR, pp. 681 et seq., 2009
  • Legal consequences of revocation in cases of consumer loans and residual debt insurance in insolvency proceedings, ZInsO, pp. 497-503, 2009
  • The limitations applicable to a second request for residual debt discharge, ZInsO, p.1308 et seq., 2008, (Die Schranken für den zweiten Antrag auf Restschuldbefreiung)
  • Self-employed professionals in insolvency, KSI, p.149 et seq., 2006