Dr. Ulrich Klockenbrink is counsel in Latham's German Finance Department and a member of the Restructuring & Special Situations Practice. Dr. Klockenbrink has more than nine years' experience navigating clients through complex restructuring, distressed M&A, and enforcement situations, both in-court and out-of-court. He is well-regarded for his empathetic approach and his great sense for pragmatic solutions.
He advises investors, shareholders, lenders, lender groups, steering committees, insolvency administrators, and distressed companies in:
- Financing matters
He has authored numerous articles on restructuring, insolvency, and distressed investment topics.
Dr. Klockenbrink is a member of TMA Germany e.V. and of the German-American Lawyers Association (DAJV).
His background as a paratrooper and as an experienced restructuring lawyer position Dr. Klockenbrink as the go-to person in any type of stressful restructuring situation.
- “Auswirkungen der Richtlinie über präventive Restrukturierungsrahmen auf Fremdkapitalgeber”, Der Betrieb 2019, pp. 1489-1494
- “Germany: Insolvency Claw-Back Reform Provides Some Relief for Creditors“ Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law 2017, pp. 351-353
- “Ausschluss der außerordentlichen Kündigung von Anleihen bei Sanierungsbemühungen“, Der Betrieb 2016, pp. 1745-1746
Dr. Klockenbrink’s experience includes advising/representing:
- Bank consortium on the restructuring of Borgers Group
- Carlyle in the acquisition of Klenk Holz AG
- Centrotherm in its financial restructuring
- Hamburger Hochbahn in the divestiture of a majority stake in BeNEX to INPP
- Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Group in its financial and operational restructuring
- H.I.G. Europe and Anchorage in pre-packed protective shield proceedings and insolvency plans for walter services
- RENA on its debtor-in-possession proceedings and development of an insolvency plan option and dual-track sale
- Security Agent in enforcement of security over operating company and in insolvency over holding company of Primacom