Dr. Hendrik Hauke advises German and international clients in a variety of cross-border distressed situations, including complex restructurings and acquisitions of distressed companies, as well as acquisition financing transactions.

Mr. Hauke delivers pragmatic and creative counsel to clients involved on all sides of restructurings and acquisition financings, including creditors, investors, companies, company management, shareholders, and insolvency administrators. Drawing on his significant banking finance knowledge, he regularly navigates clients’ largest and most significant restructuring matters, both in and out of court. He offers particular experience advising on large-scale restructurings in the automotive, retail, and manufacturing industries.

Mr. Hauke’s practice includes:

  • Financial restructurings, including debt-equity swaps, share pledge enforcements, and insolvency plan proceedings
  • Operational corporate restructurings
  • Acquisitions of distressed companies, restructurings, rescue financings, and refinancing transactions

Mr. Hauke regularly contributes articles on restructuring-related topics to various legal publications.

Mr. Hauke’s experience includes advising:


  • Integrated Device Technology on the financing aspects of its acquisition of Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden
  • Leoni Group on its restructuring
  • Onex Corporation in connection with the acquisition of SIG Combibloc Group
  • SIG in connection with its initial public offering


  • Lenders on the restructuring of the WKW Group
  • Bank consortium on the restructuring of the Benteler Group
  • Bank consortium on the restructuring of IFA Holding GmbH and its affiliated companies
  • Hamburg Commercial Bank in connection with various real estate financing transactions
  • Senior lenders and SteerCo in the financial and operative restructuring of Kathrein Group
  • Senior lenders in insolvency and sale of the DruckChemie Group
  • Senior lenders in the restructuring and sale of Holmer Maschinenbau
  • Senior lenders in the protective shield proceedings and subsequent sale out-of-insolvency of Neumayer Tekfor 
  • UniCredit Group as agent and security agent on the loan-to-own restructuring of the Klöckner Pentaplast Group 
  • Security agent in connection with insolvency processes of Praktiker / Max Bahr


  • Advent International on the financing of the public to private takeover and the subsequent sale of Douglas 
  • CAPZA on Ardian’s acquisition of Saal Digital
  • Capvis Equity Partners on financing aspects in connection with various medium-sized acquisition financings
  • Chiho-Tiande Group on the acquisition of the Scholz Group
  • Deutsche Beteiligungs AG on financing aspects related to the acquisition of the Formel D Group 
  • H.I.G and Anchorage in pre-packed protective shield proceedings and subsequent insolvency plans for Walter Services 
  • IK Investment Partners on the acquisition financing of the Schock Group
  • Shareholders of Nordic Yards in connection with Nordic Yards’ restructuring and solvent wind-down of operations

Insolvency Administrators

  • RENA Group on its debtor-in-possession insolvency proceedings, including the development of an insolvency plan option and a dual-track approach 
  • Insolvency administrator of Schneider Versand on the company’s sale to Klingel 

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • Dr. iur., Bucerius Law School, 2012
  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court, Hamburg, 2012
  • First German State Exam, Bucerius Law School, 2008
  • LL.B., Bucerius Law School, 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • French