Björn Grotebrune

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), Associated Partner

Restructuring & Insolvency
Mergers & Acquisitions
Distressed Disputes

Björn Grotebrune


  • Advising on making contracts and transactions insolvency-proof; advising on avoiding risks of challenge
  • Conducting insolvency-law litigation (representing insolvency administrators in enforcing rights of rescission or representing creditors in the defence against rights of rescission)
  • Advising on enforcing creditors’ rights in insolvency proceedings
  • Advising management board members and managing directors in a crisis, avoiding liability risks, defending against liability claims
  • Advising on restructuring and closures (winding-up procedure) of companies or company divisions
  • Advising on liability risks in insolvency proceedings (main proceedings and self-administration), enforcing or defending against liability claims


  • Legal studies at the Universtiy of Regensburg
  • With Noerr since 2014
  • Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers


  • Grotebrune/Rüppell, „Anfechtbarkeit von Ratenzahlungen de lege lata und de lege ferenda – Unterliegen Ratenzahlungen stets der Vorsatzanfechtung gem. § 133 InsO?“, NZI 2015, pp. 832  et seq.
  • Rüppell/Grotebrune, „Geschäftsführerhaftung für Zahlungsvorgänge auf debitorischen Gesellschaftskonten nach Insolvenzreife: Beweisgrundsätze und Haftungsvoraussetzungen“, NZI 18/2016, pp. 723 et seq.
  • Schotte/Grotebrune, "Insolvency and Directors' Duties - A global guide from practical law", chapter to Germany (pp. 131 to 150), Fifth Edition 2016 (sixth edition 2018 to be released in brief)
  • Grotebrune, "Die Haftung der schuldnerischen AG/GmbH und ihrer Geschäftsführungsorgane in der (vorläufigen) Eigenverwaltung", Schriften zum gesamten Unternehmensrecht, Band 11, 591 pages, 2018, Nomos (Publishing Company)
  • Prosteder/Grotebrune – Requirements for a qualification of a bank as third party equal to a shareholder in the meaning of sec. 135 German Insolvency Code (Insolvenzordnung "InsO") in a double sided trust arrangement – DB (Der Betrieb) 2020, p. 2562-2568
  • Pelz/Grotebrune - Criminal Law in Crisis and Insolvency - C.H. Beck, 3rd edition 2022