Dr. Thomas Hoffmann

Co-Head Restructuring & Insolvency
Practice Group Banking & Finance

Dr Thomas Hoffmann advises companies in distressed situations and during insolvency proceedings. His clients include creditors and investors, and also companies and their representatives. Typical matters are bridging and restructuring financing in pre-insolvency distressed situations, as well as the restructuring of receivables in consortium loans or bonds. In court proceedings, Hoffmann advises on the implementation of restructuring measures under the new German insolvency law (Act for the Further Facilitation of the Restructuring of Companies (Gesetz zur weiteren Erleichterung der Sanierung von Unternehmen – ESUG)) in pre-insolvency and self-administration proceedings and in regular insolvency proceedings regarding the assertion of rights against the insolvency administrator, the realisation of securities and the contesting of claims for avoidance including court litigation.

Dr Thomas Hoffmann is a managing director of Team Treuhand GmbH, a Noerr company which performs special functions in distressed situations, e.g. acting as a restructuring shareholder in a dual-benefit trust or as a joint representative of bond creditors under the German Bonds Act.


  • Insolvency law and restructuring
  • Banking law (debt and securities)
  • Insolvency related litigation


  • Trained as a qualified bank officer
  • Studied law and economics at the Universities of Passau and Tübingen
  • Legal clerkship at Stuttgart Higher Regional Court
  • PhD from the University of Stuttgart Business School
  • With Noerr since 1999
  • Admitted to the Chamber of Lawyers in Baden Württemberg since 1995

Selected Projects

  • HCStarck GmbH: Advising the management on restructuring financial liabilities with an intended Scheme of Arrangement
  • Neschen AG: Advising the principal creditor in the self-administration proceedings of the listed foils manufacturer
  • Laurel: Advising the company on restructuring a mid-cap bond
  • AEG Power Solutions I 3W Power: Supporting the restructuring of the technology company as a joint representative of the bond creditors
  • centrotherm photovoltaics AG: Advising the listed company during the new pre-insolvency proceedings, with the company remaining listed
  • Lehman: Advising a group of US creditors in insolvency proceedings for the German entity Lehman Brother Bankhaus AG


  • Taskforce on Insolvency Law and Restructuring in the German Lawyers’ Association
  • Arbeitskreis für Insolvenzrecht e.V. (Berlin/Brandenburg) [Working Group for Insolvency Law]

Selected Publications

  • Corporate Recovery & Insolvency 2018 – Germany (with Isabel Giancristofano), in: International Comparative Legal Guide 2018
  • Ist das englische Scheme of Arrangement (noch) ein taugliches Sanierungsinstrument für deutsche Unternehmen? (with Isabel Giancristofano), in: ZIP 2016, p. 1151 et. seq.
  • Konsortialkreditvertrag, Formularvertrag mit Anmerkungen, in: Münchner Vertragshandbuch Band 2: Wirtschaftsrecht I, Verlag C.H.Beck, Munich, 7th edition, 2015
  • Gläubigerbeteiligung in der Konzerninsolvenz in: Flöther (Hrsg.), Handbuch zum Konzerninsolvenzrecht, 2015
  • Beratung von Banken, in: Anwalts-Handbuch Insolvenzrecht, Runkel/Schmidt (Hrsg.), Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt, Cologne, 3rd edition, 2015
  • Die Behandlung des Verlustausgleichsanspruchs gem. § 302 I AktG (with Dr Ingo Theusinger), in: NZG 2014, p. 1170 et. seq.
  • Der Erhalt der Börsennotierung beim echten und unechten Debt Equity Swap in der Insolvenz der börsennotierten AG (with Dr Laurenz Wieneke), in: ZIP 2013, p. 697 et. seq.