Riaz Janjuah | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Riaz Janjuah
Riaz Janjuah

Riaz Janjuah

Partner, Hamburg


Riaz Janjuah focuses on complex financial restructuring and insolvency law. He has been involved in a number of high-profile cross-border financial restructurings and in-court reorganizations of German and international companies.

His clients also benefit from his experience of restructurings which have reached successful conclusions out-of-court, through the use of plans of reorganization and UK schemes of arrangement.

Prior to joining White & Case in 2014, Riaz worked for another leading international law firm.

Bars and Courts

  • Rechtsanwalt


  • Second State Exam, Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
  • LLM, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • First State Exam, Certificate Complementary Studies in Business Law, University of Hamburg
  • First State Exam, University of Hamburg


  • German
  • English


Norddeutsche Landesbank, Bayerische Landesbank, NRW.Bank, KfW IPEX-Bank and Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale, 2015

He advised the Steering Committee (Norddeutsche Landesbank, Bayerische Landesbank, NRW.Bank, KfW IPEX-Bank and Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale) on the financial restructuring of ENERVIE Group.

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Commerzbank AG, Bayerische Landesbank and Norddeutsche Landesbank, 2014

He advised the Steering Committee (Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Commerzbank AG, Bayerische Landesbank and Norddeutsche Landesbank) in connection with the financial restructuring of Scholz AG, a leading international metal recycling company.

Financial institution, ongoing

Advising a leading bank in the negotiations and documentation of the restructuring of a major German ship-owning and ship management company involving the financial restructuring of indebtedness exceeding EUR 1 bn.

Amtek – Group, 2013*

Riaz advised on the acquisition and restructuring of automotive supplier Neumayer Tekfor.

Off-shore wind park provider, 2011 – 2014*

Riaz represented an off-shore wind park provider on its financial and corporate restructuring.

Senior lenders to international eyeglass manufacturer, 2010*

He advised the senior lender steering committee in the financial restructuring of a global eyeglass manufacturer.

Latin American shipping company, 2010*

Riaz advised one of the largest shipping companies in Latin America on its financial restructuring.

*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case.


  • Welcome back tax exemption for restructuring gains (Welcome back Steuerbefreiung für Sanierungserträge!), ZInsO, Issue 51-52, Pages 2790- 2791, 2018 (co-author with Dirk Eisolt)

  • New Rules and New Opportunities for Distressed Investors, Financial Yearbook Germany/EU 2016, pp. 97-102 , (Neue Spielregeln und Chancen für Distressed Investoren) (co-author with Leila Röder and Martin Heidrich)
  • Addressing the challenges of group insolvencies in Germany: to the European standard and beyond, Corporate Rescue and Insolvency, pp. 92 – 94, June 2013, (co-author with Marvin Knapp)
  • Will German law and reform bring an end to administrators' 'license to kill' licenses?, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, pp. 89 – 92, December 2012 / January 2013, (co-author with Marvin Knapp)
  • The new German bond regulation – Germany catches up on bond restructurings, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, p. 32 et seq., February 2010, (co-author with Marvin Knapp)
  • Germany’s reaction to the financial crisis – bank bailout package and over-indebtedness bankruptcy test changes, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, p. 30 et seq., March 2009
  • In order to modernize the German restructuring law - a contribution to the current debate about the need to reform the German insolvency law, ZIP, Special edition to issue number 3, p. 1, 2008, (Zur Modernisierung des deutschen Sanierungsrechts – Ein Beitrag zur aktuellen Diskussion über die Reformbedürftigkeit des deutschen Insolvenzrechts) (co-author with Dr. Lars Westpfahl)

Awards & Recognition

Leading Lawyer: Chambers Europe 2018

Restructuring and Insolvency - Germany