Dr Philipp Honisch

Dr Philipp Honisch

Dr Philipp Honisch


T +49 201 9220 24735

Notary with office in Essen

Areas of practice

Dr Honisch provides advice to German and international companies and entrepreneurs in all the stages of business development: whether with regard to the establishment, restructuring, acquisition and sale of shareholdings, as part of a joint venture or when coping with economic crisis situations. His clients regard him highly in this regard as an entrepreneurial “pilot” who literally keeps them on course. They benefit from the expertise he has gained over many years of working with excellent corporate lawyers, insolvency administrators and notaries.

In particular, he specialises in so-called distressed procedures. In this regard, his clients benefit from his experience in dealing with insolvency administrations.  He also advises on the restructuring of companies, accompanies them with their insolvency and when defending against liability claims from insolvency administrators.

Dr Honisch is a member of Luther’s Italian Desk and with this expert group advises Italian clients on investments in Germany. In addition, he is Luther’s contact person for compliance issues relating to the transparency register. As a lecturer at the University of Duisberg-Essen (Germany) he provides economics students with the legal framework for setting up and developing companies.


Dr Philipp Honisch studied law at the Universities of Münster (Germany) and Rome (Italy).  He was awarded his doctorate from the University of Münster (Germany) in 2011. In 2021, he became a notary.

Before moving to Luther, Dr Honisch worked for the international corporate law firm White & Case where he provided insolvency law and restructuring advice. 

Honors and distinctions
  • Best Lawyers 2024: Recommendation "Ones to Watch" in "Corporate Law" and "Restructuring and Insolvency Law" (first recommendations in 2023)