Simone Schönen

Rechtsanwältin (Lawyer)
Associated Partner
Practice Group: Restructuring & Insolvency

Simone Schönen practises in the area of restructuring and insolvency law. Before joining Noerr LLP, she spent nine years working in this area of law at a leading international law firm in Hamburg. She advises on both the debtor and the creditor sides, and gained extensive experience in advising corporations, lenders and investors in the context of out-of court and in-court financial restructurings and refinancings. In addition, her legal advice focuses on bond restructurings under the German Bond Act and insolvency-related litigation.

Expertise

  • Restructuring/reorganisation 
  • Insolvency law
  • Bond restructuring 
  • Insolvency-related litigation

Career

  • Studied law at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, and at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)
  • Experience abroad: Stage at a leading international law firm in London during legal traineeship
  • Experience as lawyer with a focus on restructuring and insolvency law at a leading international law firm in Hamburg
  • With Noerr LLP since 1 August 2019
  • Admitted to the Hamburg Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Publications

  • The New Special Regulation regarding the Restructuring and Winding-up of (Major) Banks: A Path to more Sustainability in the Banking Sector (?) (convenience translation of German headline) (co-author: Dr. Patrick Cichy), in: Denise Bauer/Gunnar Schuster (editor), Nachhaltigkeit im Bankensektor (Sustainability in the Banking Sector), published by Dr. Otto Schmidt, 2016, chapter 9, p. 197-227
  • Expedited Corporate Debt Restructuring Procedures in Germany (co-author: Dr. Lars Westpfahl), in: Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal (editor), Expedited Corporate Debt Restructuring in the EU, published by Oxford University Press, 2015, chapter 13, p. 329-357
  • Creditors' Rights and Issuer's Duties in Case of a Vote without Meeting pursuant to the German Bond Act (convenience translation of German headline) (co-author: Dr. Heiko Bertelmann), ZIP 2014, p. 353-365
  • Comment on the judgment of the Regional Court of Mannheim dated 18 February 2011 (file number 7 O 100/10) – The Fate of the License in Case of an Insolvency of the Licensor (convenience translation of German headline) (co-author: Dr. Lars Westpfahl), EWiR 2011, p. 645-646
  • Consumer Insolvency Law in International Comparison Taking into Account the Provisions on Discharge of Residual Debt (Part I) (convenience translation of German headline), ZVI 2009, p. 229-240
  • Consumer Insolvency Law in International Comparison Taking into Account the Provisions on Discharge of Residual Debt (Part II) (convenience translation of German headline), ZVI 2010, p. 81-95