Dr. Uwe Goetker is a transaction lawyer with in-depth knowledge of restructuring/insolvency who counsels companies and managements on out-of-court and in-court restructurings (including self-administration and insolvency plan proceedings), creditors and shareholders on the pursuance of their interests in distressed situations and distressed debt/asset investors/sellers regarding transactions—often in complex situations with groups of companies, various layers of financial instruments and/or cross-border issues. In addition, Uwe has extensive experience in national and international mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions and joint ventures, and advises strategic and private equity investors in such matters. Uwe has been involved in many of the most prominent M&A and restructuring situations in Germany.
Uwe is the author of a book on management’s duties in an insolvency situation and co-editor of a book on cross-border insolvency. He also has contributed to several books and published numerous articles on current restructuring / insolvency and M&A-related topics.
Advising the insolvency administrator of UNISTER group, a leading German online travel and flight agency (ab-in-den-urlaub.de, fluege.de etc.) regarding the successful sale of the business to a strategic investor
Advising a special situation debt fund re the refinancing of a retail business in the fashion industry
Advised the supervisory board of ATU on the complex cross-border restructuring of ATU group
Advised Capricorn as the successful bidder for the business of the insolvent Nürburgring group, which includes the famous German race track
Advised a US automotive supplier on the restructuring and insolvency of a German subsidiary with more than 1,300 employees
Advised a client as major creditor and member of the creditors’ committee on the insolvency of a major off-shore wind farm developer and various of its affiliates
Advised a security service company with more than 1,500 employees on its successful out-of-court restructuring and refinancing
Provides legal counsel for US private equity fund for HealthCare Royalty Partners in Germany and across Europe regarding the structuring and implementation of health care royalty investments and other investments in the health care industry; Uwe advised on the first transaction of this kind in Germany
University of Düsseldorf, Dr. jur. (PhD), 1998
Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, Second State Exam, 1996
Ministry of Justice North Rhine-Westphalia, Ass. iur., 1996
University of Bielefeld, First State Exam, 1993
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