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 Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof GmbH in the protective shielding procedure
  • Advised the international Borgers Group during the operative restructuring and refinancing
  • Advised SIGNA in connection with the complete acquisition of Karstadt Warenhaus GmbH and Galeria Kaufhof GmbH (now jointly Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof GmbH) from Hudons Bay

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  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2023 in Germany: ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Restructuring and Insolvency Law;
    Leading Lawyer for Corporate Law, Restructuring and Insolvency Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • WirtschaftsWoche 2020 recommends Matthias Kampshoff as “Top Lawyer 2020” for Restructuring
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2020 – 2022 in Germany, Leading Lawyer for Restructuring and Insolvency Law
  • Chambers Europe 2021, Restructuring/Insolvency-Germany
  • JUVE Handbook 2019/2020, frequently recommended for Corporate and Insolvency/Restructuring
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2021, Restructuring-Germany
  • The Legal 500 Deutschland


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