Markus advises in the fields of restructuring and insolvency as well as compliance and internal investigations.

With a view to restructuring and insolvency, he advises on distressed M&A transactions, insolvency clawback matters, disputes with insolvency administrators and gives advice to creditors in insolvency proceedings. He also advises on complex financial restructurings including bridge and restructuring financing. Inter alia, he advised LIXIL Corp. on cross-national insolvency matters as regards the former Frankfurt-listed Joyou AG and its subsidiaries in Hong Kong and China. His distressed M&A assignments included the acquisition of further shares in furniture group POCO by the Seifert group from the Steinhoff group as well as the acquisition of Kathrein SE’s antenna and filters business by way of an asset deal by Ericsson.

Markus further advises domestic and international clients in relation to internal investigations and compliance projects and processes including the adequacy of (historical) compliance systems. Amongst others, he advised Robert Bosch GmbH on an internal investigation and administrative and court proceedings in Germany and abroad relating to alleged manipulations of control units for diesel vehicles. Other internal investigations concerned alleged tax fraud schemes ("cum/ex"), balance sheet manipulations as well as insolvency matters.

Career

  • Admitted to bar 2015
  • Justus Liebig University of Gießen
  • TU Dresden
  • Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich  (Dr. iur.)
  • University of Wisconsin Law School (LL.M.)

Publications

  • Gesellschafterfinanzierung in der Krise, NZI 2021, 210 (zusammen mit Daniel M. Weiß)
  • Konturierung der Insolvenzverschleppungshaftung, ZIP 2020, 2443 (zusammen mit Daniel M. Weiß)
  • Warum dem Insolvenzrecht eine Revolution bevorstehen könnte, Capital Online vom 15. Oktober 2020, https://www.capital.de/wirtschaft-politik/warum-dem-insolvenzrecht-eine-revolution-bevorstehen-koennte (zusammen mit Daniel M. Weiß)
  • Germany’s response to Covid-19: expanding the restructuring and distressed M&A toolbox, IFLR vom 16. April 2020, https://www.iflr.com/article/b1ljbnqyy6d27s/germanys-response-to-covid19-expanding-the-restructuring-and-distressed-mampa-toolbox (zusammen mit Daniel M. Weiß)
  • Zinsbegrenzungsvereinbarungen und ‑prämien in AGB, WM 2016, 1865 (together with Daniel M. Weiß)
  • Covenants in European investment-grade corporate bonds, 10 Capital Markets L.J. (2015) 345 (together with Lars Hornuf und Stefan Schäferling)
  • Rechtswettbewerb und Debt Governance bei Anleihen, Eine rechtsökonomische, ‑vergleichende und ‑politische Untersuchung (Diss. 2014, Mohr Siebeck)
  • Ankerbeteiligungen: Chancen für die Corporate Governance, Rechtsrahmen und Investorenvereinbarungen, Ein Beitrag zu der rechtspolitischen Debatte um verantwortungsbewusste Aktionäre, ZGR 2013, 597 (together with Daniela Weber-Rey)
  • Contracting Employee Involvement: An Analysis of Bargaining over Employee Involvement Rules for a Societas Europaea, in: Horst Eidenmüller (Hrsg.), Regulatory Competition in Contract Law and Dispute Resolution, C.H. Beck 2013, Kap. 7, 155 ff. (together with Horst Eidenmüller and Lars Hornuf)