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Dr. Christian Hilpert, MBA, Partner

Dr. Christian Hilpert, MBA


Rechtsanwalt, Solicitor (England & Wales)


German, English, French

Practice areas

  • Aerospace, defence and security
  • Automotive
  • Brexit
  • Diversified industrials
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Retail

Practice notes

Christian is a Partner at Eversheds Sutherland in Germany, working in both the Munich and the Berlin office.

Christian advises on restructurings and insolvency situations, with a specific emphasis on cross-border transactions and cases. He is specialised in giving advice to international and national creditors, entities in distress and insolvency administrators during insolvency proceedings and in restructurings. He has also more than ten years of experience in advising on the acquisition and the sale of assets of distressed companies and portfolios.

Christian regularly acts for well-known insolvency administrators, funds and international clients from the automotive, aviation, retail and private equity sectors. Some of his recent experience includes:

  • Advising IATA in connection with the bankruptcy of Air Berlin (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 of two larger healthcare services (debtor side)

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 is recognized and recommended by German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche 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.