Dorothee Prosteder

Rechtsanwältin (Lawyer), Partner

Restructuring & Insolvency
Mergers & Acquisitions
Distressed Disputes

Dorothee Prosteder

Dr. Dorothee Prosteder is 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.


  • Cisalfa
    Advising on the acquisition of the insolvent SportScheck Group GmbH (2024)
  • Aurelius
    advice in regards to the acquisition of J. Weck GmbH & Co. KG and Weck Glaswerk GmbH (2023)
  • Advising financing banks in relation to the sale of ae Group (2024)
  • Advising internationally placed companies regarding their financial restructuring including preparing proceedings pursuant to the German pre-insolvency restructuring scheme (2021-2023)
  • Advising financing banks of German automotive supplier in its financial restructuring (2023)
  • Gerry Weber
    Advising Techno Design on the acquisition of Gerry Weber’s sourcing activities out of protective shield proceedings (2023)
  • Rüster
    Advising a private equity investor in relation to the intended acquisition of the business operations of automotive supplier Rüster GmbH (2023)
  • MüKo Maschinenbau
    Advising a strategic investor in relation to the intended acquisition of the business operations of automotive focused MüKo Maschinenbau GmbH out of insolvency proceedings (2023)
  • Beissbarth GmbH
    Advising in relation to the sale of business activities of the insolvent automotive supplier Beissbarth GmbH (2022)
  • BOLTA-Werke
    Advising in relation to the sale of business activities of the insolvent BOLTA-Werke (2022)
  • Wirecard insolvency administrator
    Advising in relation to the sale of business activities of the insolvent Wirecard Group (2020/21)
  • Poggenpohl
    Advising an investor on acquisition of the business of Poggenpohl out of insolvency (2020)
  • Thomas Cook
    Advising the insolvency administrators of Thomas Cook group on the sale of the Thomas Cook businesses (2019/20)
  • Euromicron AG
    Advising the financing banks on the sale of the insolvent Euromicron AG (2019/20)
  • Senvion
    Advising key suppliers during the insolvency of Senvion GmbH (2019/20)
  • FCC Construccion*
    FCC Construccion: Advising in connection wAdvising in connection with FCC’s insolvent subsidiary Alpine Bau Deutschland (until 2016)* ith FCC’s insolvent subsidiary Alpine Bau Deutschland (until 2016)
  • Rexnord Corporation*
    Advising Rexnord Corporation on the sale of VAG group to Aurelius (2017/18)* and on the acquisition of VAG Group from Halder (2011)
  • Rexnord*
    Advising Rexnord Corporation on the acquisition of power transmission company Centa-Antriebe Kirschey (2017/18)
  • BW Papersystems/Barry-Wehmiller*
    BW Papersystems/Barry-Wehmiller: Advising on the acquisition of the paper business of bielomatik Leuze out of insolvency proceedings (2015)*
  • Knorr-Bremse*
    Knorr-Bremse: Advising on the acquisition of Transtechnik from INDRO GmbH & Co. Industriebeteiligungs KG (2014)*
  • DLW Armstrong*
    DLW Armstrong: Advising a strategic investor on the planned aquisition of DLW Armstrong out of insolvency proceedings (2015)*
  • La Seda de Barcelona: Advising the Spanish insolvency administrator of La Seda de Barcelona on the sale of subsidiaries (Appe Group) out of Spanish insolvency proceedings (2014)*
  • Serviceplan*
    Serviceplan: Advising on group wide acquisitions and reorganizations including an acquisition in the context of insolvency plan proceedings (2011-2019)
  • Chemtura*
    Advising on the sale of the German operations in a 363-sale/ Chapter 11 US-Bankruptcy Code (2010)*
  • Siemens/Osram*
    Advising on the acquisition of Siteco Group from Barclays Private Equity (2011)*
  • SIG AG*
    Advising on the sale of the beverages business to Salzgitter Mannesmann (2006)*
  • Advising multiple international cross-border reorganizations for US-clients (2006-2015)*
  • *Matter handled prior to joining Noerr


  • Listed for the area of restructuring and insolvency since several years by Legal 500 , The Legal 500 Germany (2019-2022), Die Wirtschaftswoche (2021-2023), Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers in Germany (2018-2023), Juve (21/22), Juve (22/23), Juve (23/24), Who's Who Legal Germany 2024.
  • Described and recommended as as "competent and experienced restructurer, tough negotiator", competitor in JUVE Handbuch (22/23) and as “particularly suited in the interface of insolvency law and M&A with a broad international background and expertise across multiple jurisdictions. Excellent negotiation skills and tenacity on both the buyer and seller side. Deep understanding of business management. Long-standing, trusted network with relevant stakeholders.”, client in Legal 500 (2020).


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


  • Member of the board of TMA Germany
  • Member of the governing body of TMA Europe
  • Association of European Lawyers AEL: Head of the Special Interest Group Restructuring and Insolvency


  • Regular speaker and panel member at national and international conferences, including IBA Mumbai 2023, South German Insolvency Forum (2021, 2022), FORUM Institute (2021, 2020), Handelsblatt Annual Restructuring Conference (Frankfurt 2017, 2018), Insolvency (Berlin 2018), European Insolvency Law Congress Brussels (Brussels 2017-2019) of the Restructuring and Insolvency Working Group / INSOL Europe


  • 5 questions to: in the special edition of the magazine Existenz; for finance, restructuring, reorganisation and business (June 2023)
  • Article in the Expert Analysis Chapter of the 17th edition of Restructuring & Insolvency (ICLG, 2023): „To file or not to file? That is the question!”
  • Commentary on §§ 39, 44a, 135 InsO, Beck-online Kommentar zur Insolvenzordnung (eds Fridgen/Geiwitz/Göpfert), on an ongoing basis since 2015
  • Commentary on §§ 45 to 48 StaRUG in
  • Anforderungen an die Einordnung einer Bank als gesellschaftergleicher Dritter im Rahmen von § 135 InsO bei doppelseitigen Treuhandverhältnissen – DB (Der Betrieb) 2020, 2562
  • Deliktische Schadensersatzklage gegen Mitglieder eines Gläubigerausschusses, IWRZ 2018, 135
  • Der Begriff der Unternehmensgruppe - § 3 e InsO nF, NZI Beilage 2018, 9
  • Commentary on §§ 109-114 InsO, Bankenkommentar zum Insolvenzrecht (eds Cranshaw/Paulus/Michel, volume 1, 1st and 2nd editions, 2011/12)
  • 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)