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Jörn Kowalewski

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Dr. Jörn Kowalewski is a partner in the German Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts Practice. He focuses on advising in corporate restructurings — outside and inside of insolvency proceedings — as well as in the acquisition of companies and of distressed debt.

Mr. Kowalewski focuses his practice on advising distressed investors, lenders, lender groups and steering committees as well as the debtors in:

  • Out-of-court (financial and operational) restructurings
  • Acquisition of distressed companies and corporate groups
  • Representation in bankruptcy proceedings and in the context of insolvency plan negotiations

Germany: Restructuring and insolvency


Within: Restructuring

Latham & Watkins LLP acts for investors, creditors and companies on operational and financial restructuring. Practice head Frank Grell advised Air Berlin on the examination and enforcement of possible claims against the investor Etihad. Jörn Kowalewski assisted a consortium of banks with the financial and operational restructuring of the Kathrein group. The group is also instructed by a majority shareholder of Solarworld in negotiations with a co-shareholder concerning the filing for insolvency and insolvency proceedings. It also acts for a committee of bondholders in the restructuring of the furniture company Steinhoff. Ulrich Klockenbrink made counsel at the beginning of 2018, while former counsel Daniel Ehret joined King & Wood Mallesons as a partner in October 2017.

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