Dr. Stephan Kolmann

Stephan Kolmann advises companies, CROs, business managers, shareholders, supervisory boards and trustees in crisis nationwide.

His legal advice includes the early prevention of crises, restructuring not subject to insolvency proceedings, protective shield or self-administration proceedings, also including the assumption of a position as a corporate body, distressed M&A as well as the assertion/defense of insolvency-related claims.

He can rely on his many years of experience from operating in the insolvency administrator field and with renowned commercial law firms.

  • 1993 – 1997 Legal studies in Regensburg, Münster and Munich
  • 1997 – 2000 Research assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Gottwald, University of Regensburg
  • 2000 Dr. jur.
  • 1998 – 2000 Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court (OLG) Nuremberg
  • 2001 – 2003 honert + partner
  • 2003 – 2010 PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH
  • 2008 – 2018 Lecturer on credit securities law as part of the additional training in corporate restructuring, University of Regensburg
  • 2010 – 2014 Noerr LLP, Associated Partner
  • 2014 – 2020 BBL Bernsau Brockdorff, Partner
  • Since 2021 KJK Kolmann Jakobs Kramer, Partner
  • Internationally operating company in the event sector: Assistance in matters of corporate and restructuring law in connection with a comprehensive recapitalization and reorganization of a group of companies
  • Internationally operating group of companies in the infrastructure sector: Corporate reorganization including termination of inter-company agreements, ringfencing of risks, COMI transfer, carve-out and divestment process
  • Restructuring of a medium-sized supplier company in the field of plant engineering / automotive supplier as a general representative by way of a self-administration with an insolvency plan
  • Advising a family office during the restructuring process of the internationally operating group of companies (communication technology), including M&A projects and renegotiation of credit agreements
  • Advising on the restructuring and sale process of a leading animal breeding group (out-of-court restructuring with high complexity in the financing field)
  • Advising creditors in connection with a cross-border insolvency of a fashion company
  • Sale of a maintenance company in the railroad sector to a Luxembourg financial investor
  • Advising the insolvency administrator of a national daily newspaper on the sale of the publishing and printing operations
  • Advising the self-administration of a company operating in the plant engineering / automotive supplier sector on the sales process
  • Advising a stock-listed media company in crisis
  • Advising various automotive suppliers in crisis and/or in the context of an insolvency on the sales process
  • Defense of claims in the context of directors’ and officers’ liability in a crisis on a regular basis; industries: automotive, renewable energy, real estate, fashion, retail
  • Cooperation models in international insolvency law (original title in German: Kooperationsmodelle im internationalen Insolvenzrecht), 2001
  • The GmbH in crisis (original title in German: GmbH in der Krise), in: Gottwald, Insolvenzrechtshandbuch, Verlag C.H. Beck, 5. ed. 2016; 6. ed. 2020
  • International Insolvency Law (original title in German: Internationales Insolvenzrecht), in: Gottwald, Insolvenzrechtshandbuch, Verlag C.H. Beck, 4th ed. 2012, 2012, 5th ed. 2016, 2016, 6th ed. 2020
  • External financing of shareholders (original title in German: Gesellschafterfremdfinanzierung), commentary in: Saenger/Inhester, HK-GmbHG, Nomos-Verlag, 1st ed. 2010, 2010, 2nd ed. 2013, 2013, 3rd ed. 2016, 2016, 4th ed. 2020
  • Crisis and insolvency-related duties of managing directors (§ 15a InsO, § 64 GmbHG, etc.) (original title in German: Krisen- und insolvenzbezogene Geschäftsleiterpflichten), in: Saenger/Inhester, HK-GmbHG, Nomos-Verlag, 1st ed. 2010, 2010, 2nd ed. 2013, 2013, 3rd ed. 2016, 2016, 4th ed. 2020
  • Protective shield proceedings (original title in German: Schutzschirmverfahren), ZIP-Praxisbuch, RWS-Verlag 2014
  • Revocatory Action (original title in German: Insolvenzanfechtung), in: Servatius, Corporate Litigation, RWS-Verlag, 1st ed. 2016, 2016, 2nd ed. 2021
  • Regular lectures, seminars and panel participation on various topics at the nexus of corporate/insolvency/restructuring/financing law
  • TMA
  • INSOL Europe/International
  • Working Group on Insolvency Law and Restructuring in the German Bar Association
  • Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Internationales Verfahrensrecht e.V.
  • Member of the advisory board Bundesverband Metall (BVM Holding GmbH)
  • TOP Lawyer – Restructuring 2023 (Wirtschaftswoche)
  • TOP Lawyer – Restructuring 2022 (Wirtschaftswoche)
  • TOP Lawyer – Restructuring 2021 (Wirtschaftswoche)
  • One of the most renowned restructurers (WiWo)
  • Often recommended (Juve: “very hands-on, pleasant collaboration”)
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