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Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Arnold Buessemaker

Arnold Buessemaker



  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Succession
  • French Law / French Clients
  • Insolvency Law

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Februar 1994 – December 1995: University of Freiburg im Breisgau (Research assistant with Prof. von Craushaar, law of construction)
November 1997: University, Sarrebruck Post-graduate law studies, Dr. iur. (Topic: Voting agreements in corporations in Europe, A com-parison of the laws in Germany, France and the United Kingdom)
January 1994: University, Freiburg im Breisgau Law school: first state exam
September 1990 - June 1991: University, Tours, France Law school (licence en droit civil)
Areas of Practice

Corporate Finance | Corporate Succession | French Law / French Clients | Insolvency Law | Mergers and Acquisitions | Private Equity

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

Since January 2014 : HEUKING KURHN LUEER WOJTEK, Muenchen (Partner Restructuring)
August 2002 - December 2013: WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP, Frankfurt and Munich (Partner Restructuring 2008- 2013)
February - May 2005: DEUTSCHE BANK AG (LONDON BRANCH), London, Secondee to Distressed Products Group (Trading Desk German loans)
January 1999 - July 2002: GLEISSLUTZ, Frankfurt am Main (Associate)
April 1996 - October 1998: Upper Regional Court Karlsruhe (Law clerk)
August/September 1995: Gide Loyrette Nouel, cabinet d’avocats, Paris, France (Intern, German desk)

German Insolvency Law: COVID-19-Suspension of Duty to File for Insolvency Ended on 30 September 2020 for Illiquid Companies
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, October 2020

Over-indebted companies still exempted from filing duty until 31 December 2020COVID-19-affected companies to benefit from easier access to protective shield proceedings and preventive restructuring schemes/ regimes as from 1 January 2021 Two German legislative initiatives taken in September 2020 will have an immediate impact on the options available to restructure a business under German law: DUTY TO FILE FOR INSOLVENCY RE-INSTATED FOR ILLIQUID COMPANIES AS OF 1 OCTOBER 2020; SUSPENSIO

First Draft Bill Implementing EU Directive 2019/1023 on Preventive Restructuring Frameworks and Improving the Instruments Introduced by ESUG in 2012, with a Focus on Self-Administration
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, September 2020

BUSINESS STABILIZATION AND RESTRUCTURING ACT (STARUG) On 18 September 2020, the German Federal Department of Justice published a first draft bill for the implementation of the EU Directive 2019/1023 on preventive restructuring frameworks of 20 June 2019 (the „Draft Bill“)...

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