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

E phacklaender@whitecase.com


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 300 companies have benefited from his representation during their insolvencies. Such companies include 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; NK 2 WSA München-Nord GmbH & Co. KG, owner of a  400 apartment residential home in Munich; and Deutsche Life Sciences GmbH, a venture capital fund for biomedical and biotechnological-oriented companies.

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.

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  • 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


  • German
  • English



  • 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