Dr. Dorothee Prosteder

Rechtsanwältin (Lawyer)
Practice Group: Restructuring & Insolvency
Practice Group: Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions

Dr. Dorothee Prosteder is a partner based in our Munich office specialized in restructurings and complex transactions in the context of insolvency. She advises German and international clients on national and cross-border restructurings, M&A transactions and multifaceted insolvency law topics.


  • Restructuring
  • Distressed transactions
  • Insolvency law
  • M&A


  • Studied law at the University of Passau
  • Partner in a leading international law firm in Munich
  • Since 2019 at Noerr
  • Secondment in Chicago
  • Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • Thomas Cook: Advising the insolvency administrators of Thomas Cook group on the sale of the Thomas Cook businesses (2019/2020)
  • Euromicron AG: Advising the financing banks on the sale of the insolvent Euromicron AG (2019/2020)
  • Senvion: Advising key suppliers during the insolvency of Senvion GmbH (2019/2020)
  • Rexnord: Advising Rexnord Corporation on the sale of VAG group to Aurelius (2017/18)
  • Rexnord: Advising Rexnord Corporation on the acquisition of power transmission company Centa-Antriebe Kirschey (2017/18)
  • FCC Construccion: Advising in connection with FCC’s insolvent subsidiary Alpine Bau Deutschland (until 2016)
  • DLW Armstrong: Advising a strategic investor on the planned aquisition of DLW Armstrong out of insolvency proceedings (2015)
  • BW Papersystems/Barry-Wehmiller: Advising on the acquisition of the paper business of bielomatik Leuze out of insolvency proceedings (2015)
  • La Seda de Barcelona: Advising the Spanish insovency administrator of La Seda de Barcelona on the sale of subsidiaries (Appe Group) out of Spanish insolvency proceedings (2014)
  • Knorr-Bremse: Advising on the acquisition of Transtechnik from INDRO GmbH & Co. Industriebeteiligungs KG (2014)
  • Rexnord Corporation: Advising on the acquisition of VAG Group from Halder (2011)
  • Serviceplan: Advising on group wide acquisitions and reorganizations including an acquisition in the context of insolvency plan proceedings (since 2011)
  • Siemens/Osram: Advising on the acquisition of Siteco Group from Barclays Private Equity (2011)
  • Chemtura: Advising on the sale of the German operations in a 363-sale/ Chapter 11 US-Bankruptcy Code (2010)


  • Listed by Legal 500 for the area of restructuring and insolvency (since several years, 2020)
  • Recommended as a leading expert in restructuring and insolvency, Handelsblatt Best Lawyers in Germany (2018/2019)
  • Described and recommended as “legally excellent, pragmatic, responsive, pleasant to work with, quick to react”, client, JUVE handbook (2015/16)

Selected Publications

  • Kommentierung der §§ 39, 44a, 135 InsO, Beck-online Kommentar zur Insolvenzordnung (eds Fridgen/Geiwitz/Göpfert), on an ongoing basis since 2015
  • Deliktische Schadensersatzklage gegen Mitglieder eines Gläubigerausschusses, IWRZ 2018, 135
  • Der Begriff der Unternehmensgruppe - § 3 e InsO nF, NZI Beilage 2018, 9
  • Kommentierung der §§ 109-114 InsO, Bankenkommentar zum Insolvenzrecht (eds Cranshaw/Paulus/Michel, volume 1, 1st and 2nd editions, 2011/2012)
  • Verkauf in der Krise - Vorsicht vor Gewinnabführungsverträgen, Jahrbuch 2011 Restrukturierung des Finance Magazin/Markt und Mittelstand, 63
  • Anerkennung des US-Chapter-11-Verfahrens als Insolvenzverfahren, NZI 2010, 13
  • Chance für deutsche Investoren - Kauf eines US-Unternehmens, Heft Turnaround 2009  der Unternehmer Edition
  • Schnäppchen aus den USA - M&A unter Chapter-11-Verfahren (Platow Recht, no. 49, 5, 2009)
  • Haftungsrisiken beim Verkauf einer finanziell angeschlagenen GmbH, M&A-Review 2006, 367
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