Dr. Uwe Goetker - McDermott Will & Emery


Dr. Uwe Goetker advises on all aspects of corporate law, insolvency law and restructuring law as well as on M&A transactions. He founded the firm’s German Business Restructuring practice and is a member of the Transactions practice group.

He advises companies or their boards in out-of-court and in-court restructurings (including support in self-administration and insolvency plan proceedings), creditors and shareholders in protecting their interests in crisis situations, and investors/sellers in transactions in special situations – often involving corporate groups, complicated financial structures, and cross-border/international issues.

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Uwe advised:

  • German EPC company on international restructuring and group financing issues
  • Private equity fund on a secondary investment in bonds of German real estate companies and developers, in particular with regard to potential insolvency scenarios
  • Former member of the management board of SolarWorld AG on the procedural defense of substantial liability claims

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  • Handelsblatt/The Best Lawyers™, Germany: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Restructuring and Insolvency Law, 2019-2025
  • JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms, Recommended: Corporate Law and Restructuring/Insolvency, 2015-2024
  • The Legal 500 EMEA, Recommended, Germany: Restructuring, 2016-2024

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  • INSOL Europe
  • TMA Germany (founding member)
  • German Bar Association (Insolvency Law Working Group)
  • German Bar Association


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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