Dr. Heiko Tschauner | Munich | Hogan Lovells

Dr. Heiko Tschauner

Office Managing Partner Corporate & Finance


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Tschauner Heiko

Dr. Heiko Tschauner
Tschauner Heiko
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“In my view the best insolvency/restructuring team in Munich. Heiko Tschauner is an intellectual for the difficult out-of-court cases.“

Legal 500 Germany, 2022

Heiko Tschauner helps clients in complex financial restructurings and insolvency situations. As head of our German Restructuring & Special Situations Practice he knows how to find solutions in challenging distressed situations. He advised on one of the first German debtor in possession proceedings under the redefined German insolvency law "ESUG" and successfully implemented several insolvency plans.

In addition, Heiko assists investors with distressed investments and provides practical advice to protect clients against insolvency risks, for example via double sided trust structures. He further has successfully handled lots of claw back and management liability cases in an insolvency context.

From dealing with several distressed supplier cases Heiko has developed a deep understanding of the finance industry. Over the last 20 years he also dealt with several cases in the automotive, telecommunications, renewable energy, pharmaceutical, aircraft, retail, real estate and media industries. 

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Frequently recommended lawyer for restructuring and insolvency law ("super professional and pragmatic", client).

JUVE Handbook, 2022/2023

Representative experience

Advising major OEM concerning the restructuring of one of its core suppliers.
Advising foreign state government concerning separation of strategic oil reserves from insolvency estate.
Advising a major car repair group company regarding its complex financial restructuring.
Advising major automotive supplier regarding restructuring and insolvency scenarios concerning various sub-suppliers.
Advising insolvency administrator concerning enforcement of damage claims against former management.
Advice on restructuring of a German shoe retailer group via debtor in possession proceedings and implementation of an insolvency plan.
Advising a major pharmaceutical company concerning protection of IP rights against insolvency risks.
Assisting a major German energy supplier regarding restructuring negotiations and concerning insolvency of a major costumer.


  • Dr. iur., LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
  • Second State Exam in Law, LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
  • Corporate Restructuring Association Germany
  • German Working Group on Insolvency Law and Restructuring of the German Lawyers Association
  • INSOL Europe
  • TMA Germany


Heiko Tschauner is recognized as „highly regarded“ for Restructuring and Insolvency Law.


Frequently recommended lawyer for restructuring and insolvency law

JUVE Handbook

Heiko Tschauner was recognized in Best Lawyers ™ in Germany 2024 for Restructuring and Insolvency Law.

Best Lawyers ™in Germany