Leader of German Offices Restructuring

Dr. Marco Wilhelm

Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Securities

"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

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, private equity and strategic investors and shareholders, 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.


Highlight advised

  • Austrian real estate companies SIGNA Prime Selection AG and SIGNA Development Selection AG in respect of its Germany subsidiaries.
  • Family owned drinking glasses manufacturer on its restructuring including a complete refinancing, investor process and state aid.
  • Ad-hoc-steering committee on Genting Hong Kong’s highly-complex US$3.5 billion restructuring.
  • International US based investment bank as creditor and as member of the creditors’ committee of insolvent IVG Immobilien AG in self-administration proceedings, including filing of claims, preparation and content of insolvency plan, insider trading and defense against challenge claims.
  • Global specialty chemicals company Albemarle on the sale of two sites of its subsidiary Dynamit Nobel GmbH, in Fürth and Sulzbach-Rosenberg to the ammunition and pyrotechnics manufacturer RWS GmbH.
  • Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, on the acquisition of I.G. Bauerhin (IGB).
  • Hauck & Aufhäuser on the acquisition of Bankhaus Lampe.
  • Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) on the acquisition of a majority of shares in Fraport Cargo Services (FCS) from Fraport, including Joint Venture structure.
  • Listed chemical company on the global separation of a business unit.
  • Restructuring of family owned corporate structure including the establishment of a charity fund and a succession structure


  • "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)