Martin advises clients in connection with situations of financial distress. His practice focuses on complex cross-border financial restructurings, distressed M&A transactions and litigation matters with a restructuring or insolvency angle. In addition to debtor companies, creditors as well as debt and equity investors, Martin also advises prominent insolvency administrators. In company-side matters, Martin regularly advises listed companies as well as portfolio companies of private equity sponsors. On the creditor side, he often works for global asset managers and credit funds, especially in connection with the restructuring of listed bonds.

Martin's most recent engagements include:

  • Siemens Aktiengesellschaft on the stabilisation of Siemens Energy
  • The largest group of bondholders on the financial restructuring of Adler Group
  • KKR on the acquisition of the Luna-portfolio from Adler Group
  • Frank Kebekus, insolvency administrator over the assets of Galapagos Group, on enforcing clawback claims, including the proceedings before the German Federal Court of Justice and the European Court of Justice
  • Czech energy group EPH on government-backed stabilisation of energy supplier LEAG
  • Glencore on the financial restructuring of Weser-Metall group, including the acquisition out of insolvency and integration into Glencore-group
  • Fortum on the government-backed stabilisation of Uniper
  • Siemens Aktiengesellschaft on its exit from the Valeo Siemens e-Automotive joint venture
  • Lufthansa on stabilisation measures by KfW and the Economic Stabilisation Fund

Martin is one of the co-founders of our restructuring practice. Both JUVE and Chambers recommend him for restructuring and insolvency matters. German business news magazine Wirtschaftswoche repeatedly labelled Martin as one of the 'most renowned lawyers for restructuring'. IFLR1000 lists him as a 'Rising Star Partner', while Legal 500 counts him as a 'Next Generation Partner'.


  • Admitted to bar 2012
  • Westfälische Wilhelms University of Münster
  • Bucerius Law School Hamburg (Dr. iur)
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Law firm in London, 2015-2016


  • Leveraged Buy-Out und Gläubigerschutz, Mohr Siebeck, 2012
  • Unternehmensfinanzierung in der Insolvenz, in: Handbuch Unternehmensrestrukturierung, Springer, 2nd. ed. (to be published in 2016) (together with Dr. Daniel M. Weiß)
  • International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Recovery & Insolvency 2016, Chapter Germany, 2016 (together with Dr. Ulrich Blech)