WirtschaftsWoche, the German business magazine, has recognized Sidley, as well as partners Kolja von Bismarck and Andreas Steiger, in its 2021 list of the most renowned law firms and lawyers for restructuring in Germany. In collaboration with the Handelsblatt Research Institute, WirtschaftsWoche surveyed over 1,100 lawyers from 125 law firms to produce this year’s edition of its distinguished rankings. Final selections were made by a panel of experts, which included representatives of Commerzbank, Euler Hermes, Oldenburgische Landesbank, Atradius, and CH Beck.
Kolja heads Sidley’s Restructuring group in Munich. He has extensive experience advising borrowers, secured and unsecured creditors, distressed investors, private equity funds, and alternative credit providers on the restructuring of financially distressed companies, predominantly in a cross border context. He also regularly advises management teams and boards of directors regarding their duties in financially distressed situations.
Andreas advises secured and unsecured creditors, distressed investors, debtors, shareholders, and sponsors on financial and operational restructurings in both non-insolvency and insolvency situations, predominantly in a cross-border context with a focus on complex capital structures. He also advises on all matters regarding German insolvency law.