Highly specialised – with an interdisciplinary network

The lawyers of the law firm are all specialised in commercial law. They are supported by a large team of qualified staff who are assigned - inter alia - to the departments of bookkeeping, accounts payable management, list of creditor’s claims, employee affairs, private and small-scale insolvencies, discharge of residual debt and secretariats.

Thanks to an established network which has grown over the years – including chartered accountants, tax advisors, business consultancies, experts and trustees, property experts, interim managers and media advisers - the law firm is in a position to put together an interdisciplinary team at any time for the respective restructuring situation.

Team

Dr. Frank Kebekus

Dr. Frank Kebekus

Lawyer/specialist in insolvency law

Location

Düsseldorf/Aachen/Dortmund/Frankfurt

Contact

rechtsanwaelte(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
Tel. +49 (0)211/497659-0

Main areas of activity

Insolvency administration, trusteeship, restructuring advice, international insolvency law

Education/career

  • Studied at the Free University of Berlin
  • 1988 First legal state examination
  • Legal clerkship at the Regional Court of Düsseldorf
    (legal clerk in Düsseldorf, London and Berlin)
  • 1991 Second legal state examination
  • 1991 Thesis on company law under Prof. Dr. H. P. Westermann
  • 1992 Associate lawyer in the insolvency law firm Zirpins & Partner
  • 1993 Take-over of the law firm and establishment of law firm Piepenburg & Dr. Kebekus
  • 01/2001 Establishment of the law firm Kebekus et Zimmermann Rechtsanwälte

Foreign languages

English

Memberships

  • Gravenbrucher Kreis (01/2007 – 03/2015 spokesman)
  • VID Verband Insolvenzverwalter Deutschlands e.V.
  • INSOL Europe
  • International Insolvency Institute (since 2011)
  • Working group on insolvency law and restructuring in the DAV
  • Preliminary examination committee for specialist lawyers in insolvency law of the Düsseldorf Bar Association (up to 2010)
  • Internal auditor of the Düsseldorf Bar Association (up to 2006)  

Publications/presentations

  • Co-editor of the “Schriften zur Restrukturierung“, Nomos-Verlag
  • Co-editor of the Festschrift for Siegfried Beck for his 70th birthday,  C.H. Beck, 2016
  • Co-editor of the Festschrift for Bruno M. Kübler for his 70th birthday, C.H. Beck, 2015
  • Co-author of "Kommentar zum Insolvenzrecht", published by Marie-Luise Graf-Schlicker, 4th edition 2014, jointly with lawyer Marcus Wehler for Sections 217 ff (insolvency plan proceedings)
  • Co-author of “Betriebsfortführung in der Insolvenz“, published by Prof. Dr. Rolf-Dieter Mönning, 2nd edition 2014, Section 8 (Gläubigerautonomie – Einbeziehung von Gläubigerversammlung und Gläubigerausschuss)
  • Co-author Beck`sches M&A-Handbuch, published by Dr. Wolfgang Meyer-Sparenberg/Dr. Christof Jäckle, 1st edition 2017, jointly with lawyer Dr. David Georg, § 63 (Unternehmensveräußerungen aus der Perspektive des Insolvenzverwalters und Sachwalters)
  • Business Judgment Rule und Geschäftsleiterermessen – auch in Krise und Insolvenz?, in: Festschrift for Georg Maier-Reimer for his 70th birthday, Munich 2010
  • IAS/IFRS und Insolvenzrecht, ZGR 2008, 275-283
  • Grenzüberschreitende Insolvenzen – Neue Herausforderung an die Insolvenzpraxis, Insolvenzforum 2004, Grundlsee/Österreich, 2004, conference transcript, published by Andreas Konecny
  • Kollision der Zuständigkeiten – Fallstudien – Handlungsstrategien, published by Dr. Frank Kebekus, conference transcript for the Symposium on International Insolvency Law on 06.02.2004, Cologne
  • Altlasten in der Insolvenz – aus Verwaltersicht, NZI 2001, page 63 ff.
  • Alternativen zur Rechtsform des Idealvereins im Bundesdeutschen Lizenzfußball, Europäische Hochschulschriften, Series II, Volume 1160, 1991
  • Extensive lecturing and seminar work (including training of employees on insolvency law; international insolvency law; introductory course on insolvency law of the Justizakademie NRW for judges and judicial officers, together with lawyer Marcus Wehler; scientific head of the RWS Forum on Insolvency Law 2006; for several years chairman of the Handelsblatt Symposium on Insolvency Law)

  • Lectureship at the University of Heidelberg on the subject of legal issues and the practice of personnel restructuring
Ralf Zimmermann

Ralf Zimmermann

Lawyer

Location

Düsseldorf/Dortmund

Contact

rechtsanwaelte(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
Tel. +49 (0)211/497659-0

Main areas of activity

Insolvency administration, restructuring advice

Education/career

  • Studied at the University of Bonn and the University of Munich
  • 1989 First legal state examination
  • Legal clerkship in Cologne, Bonn and Dallas, Texas
  • 1992 Second legal state examination
  • 1993-1997 Associate lawyer in the bankruptcy administration law firm of Dr. W.A. Schaaf, Frankfurt a. Main
  • 1997-2000 Associate lawyer in the law firm Piepenburg & Dr. Kebekus, Düsseldorf
  • 2001 Establishment of the law firm Kebekus et Zimmermann Rechtsanwälte

Foreign languages

English

Dr. David Georg

Dr. David Georg LL.M.

Lawyer/business economist (IWW)
Insolvency administrator

Location

Düsseldorf/Aachen

Contact

georg(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de

Tel. +49(0)211/497659-0, 0241/559131-0

Main areas of activity

Insolvency law, crisis and restructuring advice,
company law

Education/career

  • Studied law at the University of Augsburg
  • 2009 First legal state examination
  • 2009 Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Chicago
  • Legal clerkship at the Regional Court of Düsseldorf
    (legal clerk in Düsseldorf und Barcelona)
  • 2010 Thesis on insolvency law under Prof. Dr. C. Becker
  • 2012 Second legal state examination
  • Since 01/2013 lawyer with Kebekus et Zimmermann Rechtsanwälte
  • 2013 Completion of the professional studies in business administration (IWW)
  • Completion of the specialist lawyer course in insolvency law
  • Since 2018: Appointment as insolvency administrator and trustee

Foreign languages

English

Memberships

Düsseldorfer Anwaltverein e.V.
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Insolvenzrecht und Sanierung im Deutschen Anwaltverein e.V.

Publications/presentations

  • Co-author Beck'sches M&A-Handbuch, published by Dr. Wolfgang Meyer-Sparenberg/Dr. Christof Jäckle, 2nd edition 2022, jointly with lawyer Dr. Frank Kebekus, § 73 (Unternehmensveräußerungen aus der Perspektive des Insolvenzverwalters und Sachwalters)
  • Commemorative publication for Godehard Kayser (2019), jointly with Dr. Frank Kebekus: Eigenständiger Vergütungsanspruch des „nur“ vorläufigen Sachwalters
  • Commemorative publication for Marie Luise Graf-Schlicker (2018), jointly with Dr. Frank Kebekus: Der konfrontative Gesellschafter im Eigenverwaltungsverfahren
  • Commemorative publication for Dr. Klaus Wimmer (2017), jointly with Dr. Frank Kebekus: Disponibilität des § 258 Abs. 2 InsO als Alternative zum Insolvenzplan bei Masseunzulänglichkeit
Konstantin Handschumacher

Konstantin Handschumacher, LL.M.

Lawyer

Location

Düsseldorf

Contact

handschumacher(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de

Tel. +49 (0)211/497659-0

Main areas of activity

Insolvency law, crisis and restructuring advice, forensics

Education/career

  • Studied law at the Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg
  • 2015 First legal state examination
  • Postgraduate studies Master of Law (LL.M.) in Capetown
  • Legal Clerkship at the Regional Court of Wuppertal
    (legal clerk in Düsseldorf and Berlin)
  • 2018 Second legal state examination
  • Since 08/2018 lawyer with Kebekus et Zimmermann Rechtsanwälte

Foreign languages

English

Memberships

Deutscher Anwaltverein e.V.
Düsseldorfer Anwaltverein e.V.

Dr. Niels Kaufmann

Dr. Niels Kaufmann

Lawyer

Location

Düsseldorf

Contact

kaufmann(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de

Tel. 0211/497659-0

Main areas of activity

Insolvency law, crisis and restructuring advice, forensics

Education/career

  • Studied law at the Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf
  • 2015 First legal state examination
  • 2018 Thesis on insolvency and corporate law und Prof. Dr. C. Kersting
  • Legal clerkship at the Regional Court of Düsseldorf
    (legal clerk in Düsseldorf and Dubai)
  • 2020 Second legal state examination
  • Since 09/2020 lawyer at Kebekus et Zimmermann Rechtsanwälte

Foreign languages

Englisch, Französisch

Memberships

Düsseldorfer Anwaltverein e.V.
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Insolvenzrecht und Sanierung im Deutschen Anwaltverein e.V.

Gradify e.V. - Gründer und Beirat

Publications/presentations

  •  Die umgekehrte Wandelschuldverschreibung in der Insolvenz, 2019, Dissertation

Karsten Müller-Körber

Karsten Müller-Körber, LL.M.

Lawyer

Location of law firm

Düsseldorf

Communication data

mueller(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de

Tel. +49 (0)211/497659-0

Main areas of activity

National and international insolvency law, commercial and company law, restructuring advice

Education/career

  • Studied law at the University of Bonn
  • 1997 First legal state examination
  • Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
  • 2000 Second legal state examination
  • From 04/2000 lawyer - inter alia - at KPMG Beiten Burkhardt GmbH Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft, Cologne
  • Since 2003 lawyer at Kebekus et Zimmermann Rechtsanwälte
  • 2005 Postgraduate studies Master of Law (LL.M.) at the University of Münster in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions

Foreign languages

English

Publications

  • “Zur internationalen Zuständigkeit für Insolvenzanfechtungsklagen (“Deko Marty Belgium“)“, Kommentar zu EUGH v. 12.2.09 in EWiR 2009, 411
  • “Zur örtlichen Zuständigkeit des Insolvenzgerichts bei Insolvenz der Tochtergesellschaft eines zentral gelenkten Konzerns („PIN“)“, Kommentar zu AG Köln v. 1.2.08 in EWiR 2008, 595
  • “Eröffnung eines Sekundärinsolvenzverfahrens über das Vermögen der BenQ Mobile Holding B.V.s (“BenQ Holding II“)“, Kommentar zu AG München v. 5.2.07 in EWiR 2007, 277
  • “Käufer- und verkäuferbezogene Kenntnisklauseln im Zusammenhang mit Garantien in Unternehmenskaufverträgen; insbesondere auch bei MBO“ in: Forum Unternehmenskauf 2006, published by Prof. Dr. Dieter Birk, Dr. Reinhard Pöllath LL.M., Prof. Dr. Ingo Saenger, Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden 2007

Klaus Peter Peters

Klaus Peter Peters

Insolvency clerk

Location

Düsseldorf

Contact

peters(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de

Tel. +49 (0)211/497659-0

Main areas of activity

Processing of insolvency proceedings

Education/career

    • Training as a legal assistant
    • Training as senior clerk before the Bar Association of Düsseldorf
    • Since 1982 processing of bankruptcy, settlement and insolvency proceedings

      Foreign languages

      English

      Frank Schwarzer

      Frank Schwarzer

      Lawyer/specialist for insolvency law

      Location

      Aachen/Düsseldorf

      Contact

      schwarzer(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de

      Tel. +49 (0)211/497659-0

      Main areas of activity

      Insolvency law, crisis and restructuring advice, company law

      Education/career

      • Studied law at the University of Osnabrück
      • 2002 First legal state examination
      • Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
      • 2005 Second legal state examination
      • 06/2005 – 03/2011 Lawyer at Mönning & Georg, Aachen
      • Since 04/2011 Lawyer at Kebekus et Zimmermann Rechtsanwälte
      • Since 2009 appointment as insolvency administrator, trustee, expert at the Local Court of Mönchengladbach
      • Since 2009 appointment as insolvency administrator, custodian, expert and trustee at the Local Courts of Mönchengladbach, Aachen, Wuppertal, Krefeld, Hagen
      • Since 2018 appointment as insolvency administrator, custodian, expert and trustee at the Local Court of Essen

        

      Foreign languages

      English

      Departments

      Bookkeeping Düsseldorf
      Uschi Heisig
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497653-23
      E-Mail: heisig(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Susan Otto
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-17
      E-Mail: otto(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Ivonne Wildemann
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-30
      E-Mail: wildemann(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Bookkeeping Aachen
      Ildith Vogt
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)241/559131-0
      E-Mail: vogt(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Caroleine Ohland
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-12
      E-Mail: ohland(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Iris Backes-Schmitz
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-37
      E-Mail: backes-schmitz(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Ute Staschik
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-32
      E-Mail: staschik(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Reception Düsseldorf
      Kerstin Bergen
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-0
      E-Mail: bergen(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Reception Aachen
      Ildith Vogt
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)241/559131-0
      E-Mail: vogt(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      List of creditors' claims Düsseldorf
      Monika Ernis
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-19
      E-Mail: ernis(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      List of creditors' claims Düsseldorf
      Nina Fornol
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-41
      E-Mail: fornol(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      List of creditors' claims Düsseldorf
      Maria Sotiriadou
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-13
      E-Mail: sotiriadou(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      List of creditors' claims Aachen
      Ilka Kötter
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-34
      E-Mail: koetter(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Susanne Günther
      Contact
      Tel.: +40 (0)211/497659-26
      E-Mail: guenther(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Gabi Klock
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-36
      E-Mail: klock(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Karin Kürten
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-24
      E-Mail: kuerten(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Kerstin Siebel
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-44
      E-Mail: k.siebel(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Secretariats/back office Düsseldorf
      Saskia Adamczewski
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-39
      E-Mail: adamczewski(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Alexandra Eckert
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-40
      E-Mail: eckert(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Irina Ehlinger
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-52
      E-Mail: ehlinger(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Tanja Müller
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-21
      E-Mail: t.mueller(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Dubravka Petrosanec
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-22
      E-Mail: petrosanec(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Ingrid Schommen-Billens
      Contact
      Tel.: *49 (0)211/497659-48
      E-Mail: schommen-billens(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Melanie Stein
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-54
      E-Mail: stein(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Secretariats/back office Aachen
      Ildith Vogt
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)241/559131-0
      E-Mail: vogt(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Ivano Di Piazza
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-42
      E-Mail: dipiazza(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Düsseldorf
      Jeannine Kunecke-Jaeger
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-28
      E-Mail: kunecke-jaeger(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Aachen
      Eva Jung
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)241/559131-14
      E-Mail: jung(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de
      Aachen
      Claudia Schäfer
      Contact
      Tel.: 0241/559131-19
      E-Mail: schaefer(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de