Dorothee Prosteder

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

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.


  • Restructuring
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Insolvency Law
  • Reorganisations


  • 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

  • Wirecard insolvency administrator: Advising in relation to the sale of business activities of the insolvent Wirecard Group (2020/21)
  • Poggenpohl: Advising an investor on the planned acquisition of the business of Poggenpohl out of insolvency
  • 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)
  • 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 insolvency 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 (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
  • BOLTA-Werke: Advising in relation to the sale of business activities of the insolvent BOLTA-Werke (2022)


  • Listed by Legal 500 for the area of restructuring and insolvency since several years, The Legal 500 Germany (2020), Juve (2021)
  • Recommended as a leading expert in restructuring and insolvency, Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers in Germany (2018-2021) and for restructuring in Die Wirtschaftswoche (2021 and 2022) as well as recommended restructuring lawyer in Juve (2021)
  • Described and recommended 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)

Selected Publications

  • 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)
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