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Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Johan Schneider

Johan Schneider

Managing Partner


  • Compliance
  • Corporate Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • Litigation

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

IBA Group
Restructuring & Insolvency Group
Member of the WSG Restructuring & Insolvency Group (R&IG)

Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Bar since 2003


- University of Kiel (1994 - 1999, first state examination 1999, Dr. jur. 2002)
- Referendariat at the Higher regional Court of Schleswig, second state examination 2002

Areas of Practice

Compliance | Corporate Law | Insolvency Law | Litigation | Real Estate Law | Recapitalization | Restructuring

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
    Hamburg Lawyers Association


several lectures to different topics in the area of restructuring and corporate law

Professional Activities and Experience

German Embassy Canberra, Australia (2001)


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“)...

Restructuring in Times of Corona - Legislator Assists with Suspending the Obligation to File for Insolvency
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, March 2020

I. LEGISLATIVE INTERVENTION: DRAFT AVAILABLE In our March 17, 2020 article (“Restructuring in times of corona – What companies need to know now” LINK), we reported about the COVID-19 pandemic frequently causing extreme financial difficulties for German companies...

Additional Articles

several publications in the area of restructuring and corporate law

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