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 of law firm

Düsseldorf/Aachen/Dortmund/Frankfurt

Communication data

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 of law firm

Düsseldorf/Dortmund

Communication data

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

Ekrem Atli

Ekrem Atli

Graduate commercial lawyer
(Dipl.-Wirtschaftsjurist - FH)

Location of law firm

Düsseldorf

Communication data

atli(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de

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

Main areas of activity

Consumer insolvency proceedings/
small-scale insolvencies

Education/career

  • Studied commercial law at the Gelsenkirchen University of Applied Sciences
  • Since 2012 clerk at Kebekus et Zimmermann Rechtsanwälte

Foreign languages

English
Turkish

Tobias Frommhold

Tobias Frommhold, LL.M.

Lawyer/specialist for labour law

Location of law firm

Düsseldorf

Communication data

frommhold(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de

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

Main areas of activity

Forensics, insolvency labour law, insolvency rescission, company law

Education/career

  • Studied law at the University of Greifswald and the University of Münster
  • 2000 First legal state examination
  • Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
  • 2002 Second legal state examination
  • 12/2002 - 10/2006  Law firm Pohle Tilly (later Haas & Partner), Düsseldorf
  • 11/2006 - 02/2009 Brinkmann & Partner Lawyers Tax Advisors Chartered Accountants
  • Since 06/2008 specialist for labour law
  • 03/2009 - 01/2010 BDO Deutsche Warentreuhand AG, Düsseldorf
  • Since 02/2010 lawyer with Kebekus et Zimmermann Rechtsanwälte
  • 03/2010 Post graduate studies for Master of Law (LL.M.) at the University of Münster in the area of real estate law

Foreign languages

English

Memberships

Deutscher Anwaltverein e.V.
Düsseldorfer Anwaltverein e.V.
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Arbeitsrecht im Deutschen Anwaltverein e.V.


Dr. David Georg

Dr. David Georg LL.M.

Lawyer/business economist (IWW)

Location of law firm

Düsseldorf/Aachen

Communication data

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

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, 1st edition 2017, jointly with lawyer Dr. Frank Kebekus, § 63 (Unternehmensveräußerungen aus der Perspektive des Insolvenzverwalters und Sachwalters)
Konstantin Handschumacher

Konstantin Handschumacher, LL.M.

Lawyer

Location of law firm

Düsseldorf

Communication data

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. Georg Heidemann

Dr. Georg Heidemann

Commercial lawyer (Univ. of Bayreuth)
Lawyer/specialist for insolvency law

Location of law firm

Düsseldorf

Communication data

heidemann(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de

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

Main areas of activity

Acute company crises, restructuring and reorganisation, insolvency law

Education/career

  • Studied law and economic science at the University of Bayreuth
  • 1995 First legal state examination
  • Legal clerkship at the Regional Court of Dortmund
  • 1997 Second legal state examination
  • 1998 Thesis on company law under Prof. Dr. Lutz Michalski
  • 1997 - 1999 Assistant to management in the Leithäuser Fashion-Group
  • 1999 - 2008 Managing director of the Heidemann Fashion-Group
  • 2008 - 2010 Lawyer at NIERING STOCK TÖMP Rechtsanwälte
  • 2010 Establishment of the law firm Stümpges Brune Dr. Heidemann und Partner
  • Since 09/2012 lawyer at Kebekus et Zimmermann Rechtsanwälte

Foreign languages

English
Dutch

Memberships

Deutscher Anwaltverein e.V.
Working group on insolvency law and restructurin
Bundesvereinigung Restrukturierung, Sanierung und Interim Management e.V.
Arbeitskreis für Insolvenzwesen Köln e.V.Neue Insolvenzverwaltervereinigung Deutschlands e.V. (NIVD)
INSOL EUROPE

Ilona Mock

Ilona Mock

Lawyer

Location of law firm

Düsseldorf

Communication data

mock(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de

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

Main areas of activity

Commercial and company law, M&A, forensics, international affairs

Education/career

  • Studied law at the University of Münster
  • Semester abroad at the University of Sheffield, GB
  • 2005 First legal state examination
  • Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
    (legal clerk in Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, New York)
  • 2007 Second legal state examination
  • 12/2007 – 02/2011 Lawyer at BDO AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft and its associated law firm Dres. Lauter, Otte & Knorr, Düsseldorf
  • Since 03/2011 Lawyer at Kebekus et Zimmermann Rechtsanwälte

Foreign languages

English
French

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 of law firm

Düsseldorf

Communication data

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

      Miriam Sandten-Fasel

      Miriam Sandten-Fasel

      Lawyer

      Location of law firm

      Düsseldorf

      Communication data

      sandten-fasel(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de

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

      Main areas of activity

      Labour law, forensics

      Education/career

      • Studied law at the Ruhr-University, Bochum
      • 2014 First legal state examination
      • Legal Clerkship at the Regional Court of Duisburg
      • 2017 Second legal state examination
      • Since 12/2017 lawyer with Kebekus et Zimmermann Rechtsanwälte

      Foreign languages

      English, Spanish

      Frank Schwarzer

      Frank Schwarzer

      Lawyer/specialist for insolvency law

      Location of law firm

      Aachen/Düsseldorf

      Communication data

      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

      Christian Tschiersch

      Christian Tschiersch

      Lawyer

      Location of law firm

      Düsseldorf

      Communication data

      tschiersch(at)kebekus-zimmermann.de

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

      Main areas of activity

      Insolvency law, mercantile and company law

      Education/career

      • Studied law at the University of Bonn
      • 1998 First legal state examination
      • Legal Clerkship at the Regional Court of Cologne
      • 2000 Second legal state examination
      • 2000 - 2002 Regional Labour Administration
      • Since 2002 lawyer with Kebekus et Zimmermann Rechtsanwälte

      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
      Anna Streup
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-29
      E-Mail: streup(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
      Elke Diederich
      Contact
      Tel.: +49 (0)211/497659-33
      E-Mail: diederich(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