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Dr. Christian Hilpert, MBA, Partner

Dr. Christian Hilpert, MBA


Rechtsanwalt, Solicitor (England & Wales), Head Restructuring & Insolvency (Germany), Co-Head Banking & Finance (Germany)


German, English, French

Practice areas

  • Aerospace, defence and security
  • Automotive
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Restructuring and insolvency

Practice notes

Christian Hilpert is a Partner at Eversheds Sutherland in Germany, working in both the Munich and the Berlin office and Head of the German Restructuring & Insolvency practice. He also co-heads our Banking & Finance practive in Germany.

Christian provides mostly advice on restructurings and insolvency, with a specific emphasis on cross-border transactions. He specialises in giving advice to international and national creditors, entities in distress and insolvency administrators during insolvency proceedings and on insolvency plans. He is also specialised in advising on the acquisition and the sale of assets of distressed companies. Moreover, Christian advises creditors and board members on insolvency related challenge to payment and liability claims.

Christian regularly acts for well-known insolvency administrators, funds and international clients from the automotive, aviation, retail and private equity sectors.

Christian studied law at the University of Münster, holds a Ph.D. from Saarland University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA // Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures de Gestion) from the European Institute in Saarbruecken. Christian is a certified restructuring advisor (BRSI) and since 2009 is also admitted to practice as a Solicitor in England and Wales in addition to his German admission.

Christian has been recognized and recommended by German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche subsequently in 2019, 2020 and 2021 as one of the top lawyers for restructuring in Germany.

He is a member of INSOL International, NIVD and the NextGen Leadership Program of the International Insolvency Institute.

His recent experience includes:

  • Advising IATA in connection with the insolvencies of Air Berlin and Condor Flugdienst GmbH (creditor side)
  • Ongoing advise to large clients from the aviation and automotive industry on distressed situations within their supply chain (creditor side)
  • Advising a German insolvency administrator on the sale of a large automotive supplier out of bankruptcy (seller side)
  • Advising Alelion Energy Systems AB in connection with the acquisition of the assets of Caterva GmbH out of bankruptcy (buyer side)
  • Advising on the insolvency application and the restructuring healthcare services (debtor side)