Stands out with his entrepreneurial thinking” and by always being one step ahead and very committed.” Clients applaud his creative and solution-oriented way of stakeholder management,” and note that “it was excellent how he managed the parties.”Chambers Europe Germany 2018-2019

Jörn Kowalewski

Hamburg
  • Warburgstrasse 50
  • 20354 Hamburg
  • Germany
 
 

Dr. Jörn Kowalewski has long-standing experience (i) advising stakeholders within complex corporate restructurings, both out of court and within insolvency proceedings, as well as (ii) handling distressed M&A transactions.

Dr. Kowalewski advises distressed investors, lenders, lender groups, and steering committees, as well as the debtors, shareholders, and management in:

  • Out-of-court (financial and operational) restructurings
  • Distressed M&A transactions
  • Debt-to-equity transactions

Dr. Kowalewski enhances his legal advice with an entrepreneurial and pragmatic approach, drawing on his prior experiences running a midsized international trading company and serving as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law.

Accolades and Rankings

Mr. Kowalewski is recommended consistently for restructuring and insolvency in legal directories, including JUVE, IFLR1000, Chambers Europe Germany, The Legal 500 Germany, and Handelsblatt Best Lawyers. Market participants’ feedback on his work includes:

  • “Brilliant performance. Worth every Euro. Dr. Jörn Kowalewski saved the restructuring negotiations we had to undergo.” (CEO) … “He’s technically excellent with a pragmatic commercial approach to solve complex, multinational restructuring situations.” (auditor) “A great and knowledgeable guy with a good commercial sense and in-depth knowledge. A joy to work with.” (IFLR1000 2017-2019)
  • “Stands out with his ‘entrepreneurial thinking’ and by ‘always being one step ahead and very committed’” … “Clients applaud his ‘creative and solution-oriented way of stakeholder management,’ … ‘It was excellent how he managed the parties.’” (Chambers Europe Germany 2018-2019)
  • “Very entrepreneurial”, “great analytical and implementing skills.“ (JUVE 2017-2020)
2019
  • Bank consortium in the restructuring of BORGERS GROUP
  • Bank consortium in the restructuring of IFA GROUP
2018
  • Norddeutsche Reederei Group in connection with a merger with V. Group Germany
  • Riverside on the sale of the KEYMILE Group to NASDAQ listed Dasan Zhone Solutions
  • Senior lenders and SteerCo in the financial and operative restructuring of Kathrein Group
  • Shareholders (including H.I.G. and BlueBay) on the sale of DSD - Duales System Holding (GRÜNER-PUNKT-GROUP) to Remondis
2017
  • Hellmann Worldwide Logistics in its financial and operational restructuring
  • Scholz Group on post-closing restructuring matters
2016
  • Rockaway Capital SE in the acquisition of UNISTER out of insolvency
  • Uniper in its spinoff from E.ON Group
2015
  • RENA on its debtor-in-possession proceedings and development of an insolvency plan option and dual-track sale
2013
  • Commerzbank as Agent in the protective shield proceedings and subsequent sale of Neumayer Tekfor out-of-insolvency
  • H.I.G. Europe and Anchorage in pre-packed protective shield proceedings and insolvency plans for walter services
2010/2011
  • Senior lenders in the insolvency proceedings and subsequent sale of HONSEL
 
 
 
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