Dr Marcus Backes advises national and international companies and their executive bodies on restructurings, distressed M&A transactions and all issues pertaining to insolvency law. He provides independent advisory services to assist clients in crisis to prevent and, where necessary, defend themselves against directors and officers (D&O) liability claims. Furthermore, he offers a broad range of advisory services both to companies that are in crisis and to investors and creditors. His daily work includes effectively enforcing creditors’ rights and representing creditors and groups of creditors in insolvency proceedings, including representing them on preliminary creditors’ committees. Dr Marcus Backes has published various articles on insolvency law issues and co-authored the insolvency law commentary published by Dr Gerhard Pape, Judge at the German Federal Court of Justice, and Prof Dr Christoph Uhländer.
Dr Marcus Backes studied law at the University of Hamburg, Germany, where he also received his doctorate for a thesis on an insolvency law subject. After being admitted to the German Bar in 2005, he initially worked in the area of insolvency administration, most recently as an insolvency administrator and trustee. In 2010, Dr Marcus Backes started to focus on providing restructuring advice and has since advised companies and businesspersons who are in crisis. He joined Luther in 2013.