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Frank Grell

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Frank Grell chairs the German Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts Practice. His practice focuses on insolvency and restructuring, including corporate reorganizations, debt restructuring and out-of-court and in-court representation of creditors of distressed companies and investors in such companies, including in particular protective shield/insolvency plan proceedings and loan-to-own strategies.

Germany: Dispute resolution

Financial services: litigation

Within: Financial services: litigation

Latham & Watkins LLP has experience in advising and representing banks and shareholders in investment and insolvency disputes. Christoph Baus heads the conflict resolution practice and is particularly experienced in capital investment law and in assisting with mass proceedings. Together with restructuring and insolvency expert Frank Grell, he acted for insolvency administrator Achim Ahrends and S&K Real Estate Value Added Fondsgesellschaft in the enforcement of claims against numerous individual investors. In cooperation with the antitrust practice, Baus defended Deutsche Bank against claims for damages and recourse arising from alleged infringements of antitrust law through the application of uniform dealer fees. Christine Gärtner and Volker Schäfer are also recommended.

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Germany: Restructuring and insolvency


Within: Leading individuals

Frank Grell - Latham & Watkins LLP

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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