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White & Case LLP

GRAF-ADOLF-PLATZ 15, 40213 DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY
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Work +49 211 4919 50
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Dr Biner Bähr

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Work +49 211 49195 0
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White & Case

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Financial Restructuring and Insolvency, Mergers & Acquisitions

Position

Partner

Career

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Germany: Restructuring and insolvency

Insolvency

Within: Leading individuals

Biner Bähr - White & Case LLP

Within: Insolvency

White & Case LLP’s insolvency team of nine equity partners is particularly active in the automotive, energy and maritime industries. For example, administrator Bettina Schmudde handled the restructuring of automotive supplier Trompetter Guss Chemnitz and insolvency administrator Philipp Hackländer sercured the power supply for the insolvent Innowatio. Renowned practice head Sven-Holger Undritz is the administrator of erotic company Beate Uhse, for which an insolvency plan and a purchase contract were drawn up. In addition, the Christoph Schulte-Kaubrügger, who stands out for his commitment to keeping companies in business, acted as insolvency administrator for franchisees of the restaurant chain Dunkin’ Donuts. Biner Bähr is ‘an outstanding insolvency administrator with a very entrepreneurial approach and a high sense of responsibility’ and Jan-Philipp Hoos is ‘very creative and technically first class’; the latter served as provisional insolvency administrator for the fish wholesaler Product Trade Centre Germany (PTC), which generated €150m in sales and has since been sold. Felix Höpker, Béla Knof and Sven Hentschel were promoted to local partner.

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Restructuring

Within: Restructuring

A team of eleven ‘high-class’ equity partners at White & Case LLP advises creditors as well as investors and also undertakes operational restructurings; in this area, it is able to draw on the firm’s insolvency administration unit. Practice heads Riaz Janjuah, Tom Oliver Schorling and the well-known Sven-Holger Undritz jointly advised HSH Nordbank on the ongoing restructuring of shipping company Rickmers Holding. The ‘experienced and extremely well-connectedBiner Bähr, who has a focus on keeping companies in business, advised a retail group on its restructuring. Another recent highlight was assisting an international furniture group in crisis. Felix Höpker, Béla Knof and Sven Hentschel were promoted to local partner. Sylwia Maria Bea joined from Wellensiek Rechtsanwälte - Partnerschaftsgesellschaft as local partner in April 2018.

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