Dr. Marc Oberhardt - McDermott Will & Emery


Dr. Marc Oberhardt advises clients on corporate restructuring and insolvency. He focuses his practice on restructuring of companies within and outside of insolvency proceedings (debtor-in-possession, insolvency plan proceedings, debt restructuring, advice of directors and shareholders), distressed M&A (advice of insolvency administrators and investors in connection with acquisitions out of insolvency proceedings), as well as on all general insolvency-related matters (claw-back proceedings, advice of creditors, etc.).

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Marc advised:

  • Hakle GmbH in the implementation of insolvency proceedings in self-administration with subsequent insolvency plan
  • Postcon NRW GmbH in the context of reorganisation by way of insolvency proceedings in self-administration and by means of an insolvency plan
  • SIGNA Retail on the acquisition of Karstadt Warenhaus as well as in the acquisition of the premium and sport department stores of Karstadt
  • Strauss INNOVATION on debtor-in-possession proceedings (including maintenance of business, M&A process and insolvency plan proceedings)
  • A manufacturer of photovoltaic modules on debtor-in-possession proceedings
  • Meat manufacturer Gebr. Nölke in restructuring process and sale of Heinrich Nölke (“Gutfried”)


  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, Germany: Restructuring and Insolvency Law, 2021-2024
  • The Legal 500 EMEA/Germany, Recommended for Restructuring and Insolvency Law, 2021-2023


  • German Lawyers’ Association (DAV)
  • Work group of insolvency and restructuring within the DAV


Higher Regional Court of Cologne, Second State Exam, 2006
University of Cologne, Dr. iur., 2005
University of Cologne, First State Exam, 2002