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Dr. Maximilian Baier


Dr. Maximilian Baier

Well known for his knowledge of German and international insolvency law, Maximilian Baier advises national and international clients on all aspects of insolvency law, with a strong focus on the restructuring of distressed companies and the enforcement of claims in insolvency proceedings. Maximilian has a profound knowledge of the restructuring tools provided by German insolvency law. He was involved in several insolvency plan proceedings (being the German equivalent of the US chapter 11 proceedings), both from the debtor's and a creditor's perspective. 

Maximilian also helps his clients when it comes to the question of whether a certain contract is insolvency-proof or how insolvency related risks might be mitigated in particular with respect to claw-back rules but also regarding potential liability risks. Maximilian advises clients on the enforcement of claims and the realisation of collateral in insolvency proceedings. He also acts for insolvency administrators with regard to the assertion of claw-back claims and damage claims against the former management of the insolvent entity.

Maximilian studied law at the LMU in Munich. During his legal traineeship (Rechtsreferendariat) he worked, inter alia, with the regional court of Munich and a litigation boutique law firm in Toronto, Canada. Maximilian earned his Ph.D. in law with a thesis on the parliamentary control of the intelligence services in Germany at the Europe University "Viadrina" in Frankfurt (Oder).

Education and admissions


  • Dr. iur., Europe University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
  • First State Exam in Law, LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
  • Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Munich
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