Leader of German Restructuring

Dr. Marco Wilhelm


"Marco Wilhelm is very competent in his field. He understands commercial matters and the concerns of his clients. The input of the practice makes transactions valuable." (client)
Legal 500 Germany 2020

Visión general

Marco Wilhelm is a highly experienced and respected transactional and restructuring lawyer. He advises often in complex and cross-border situations and acts for borrowers, secured and unsecured creditors, distressed investors, private equity and strategic investors, family-owned businesses, as well as for trustees, advisory and accounting firms. He also regularly advises the management and the boards regarding their duties in financially distressed situations.


Restructuring, Refinancing, Bankruptcy & Insolvency (selection)

  • Member of several creditors' committees, for example, Arcandor AG, Quelle GmbH and Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH in one of Germany's biggest insolvency proceeding in history.


  • Large German based international logistic company on several insolvencies of key supplier and customers.
  • Family owned glass manufacturer on its restructuring including a complete refinancing, investor process and state aid.
  • INNIO Jenbacher GmbH & Co. OG in relation to granting urgent financial cash assistance to supplier Gienanth Group.
  • Leading listed food manufacturer in the insolvency of its utility company.


  • "Recommended lawyer" in the area of Restructuring – Legal 500 Germany
  • "Recommended lawyer" in the area of Corporate & M&A – Legal 500 Germany
  • "Often recommended" for Corporate, M&A, Distressed M&A and Restructuring – JUVE Handbook
  • "Highly regarded" in the area of Restructuring and Insolvency as well as for the sectors Energy, Technology and Telecommunications as well as Real Estate – IFLR 1000
  • "Highly regarded" in the area of Restructuring and Insolvency – IFLR 1000


  • Doctor's Degree (PhD in Law), University of Bochum
  • Second State Law Examination (bar exam), Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main
  • Legal Clerkship (Referendariat), Frankfurt am Main and London
  • First State Law Examination, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf
  • Academy of Business and Administration, Business studies, Bochum


  • Frankfurt am Main, Germany


  • German
  • English

Participación Profesional y Comunitaria

  • INSOL International
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V. (AmCham)
  • Gesellschaft für Restrukturierung TMA Deutschland e.V. (Association for Restructuring TMA Germany)
  • Düsseldorfer Vereinigung für Insolvenz- und Sanierungsrecht e.V. (Düsseldorf Association for Insolvency Law and Restructuring)
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Insolvenzrecht und Sanierung im DAV (Working Group for Insolvency Law and Restructuring of the DAV)
  • Verein zur Förderung der Rechtswissenschaften e.V. (Association of the Advancement of Legal Science)
  • Deutscher Anwaltverein (DAV) e.V. (German Lawyers´ Association)
    (Advancement of Legal Science)