Dr. Matthias Kampshoff provides advisory for all corporate and bankruptcy-law related issues. He focuses on restructuring companies that are experiencing crises and bankruptcy situations.

Matthias has extensive experience in providing advisory for companies, their officers, shareholders, investors as well as bankruptcy administrators and creditors. He focuses, in particular, on guiding companies in their debtor in possession proceedings (Eigenverwaltung).

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  • Advised Bertelsmann group / Arvato in connection with the acquisition of a significant Netrada business division out of insolvency
  • Advised Signa in connection with the acquisition of Karstadt Warenhaus, the second-largest department store operator in Germany with more than 17,000 employees and revenues exceeding €2 billion, as well as Karstadt Sports and Karstadt Premium
  • Advised Signa in connection with its joint venture with Thailand based Central group in relation to the Karstadt Premium business (operator of the luxury department stores KaDeWe, Alsterhaus and Oberpollinger)

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  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2021 in Germany, Leading Lawyer for Restructuring and Insolvency Law
  • JUVE Handbook 2018/2019, frequently recommended for Corporate and Insolvency/Restructuring
  • Chambers Europe 2020, Restructuring/Insolvency-Germany

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University of Münster, Dr. jur. (PhD), 2003
High Court of Cologne, Second State Exam, 2001
University of Münster, First State Exam, 1998



Dr. Matthias Kampshoff

Insights & Events / Media

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / September 19, 2017

Rheinische Post, Special Supplement for the RP-Economic Forum "Insolvency & Reorganization 2015" / October 23, 2015