Reinhard Willemsen

Reinhard Willemsen

Reinhard Willemsen

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Areas of Practice

In addition to providing recapitalisation and insolvency law advice (both to debtors and to creditors), Reinhard Willemsen advises on all matters pertaining to commercial and distribution law, especially in connection with the implementation of sales structures, the negotiation of supply contracts and distribution agreements, and dispute resolution in and out of court, with a particular focus on warranty and liability issues.


After studying law and carrying out his legal training in Cologne (Germany), Reinhard Willemsen began his career working in the Auditing Department of Price Waterhouse. In 1998, he transferred to Luther's predecessor law firm, where he soon became interested in recapitalisation and insolvency law due to his profound knowledge and experience in accounting and bookkeeping. He has managed this practice area since 2004. Reinhard Willemsen is a lecturer teaching company law as part of the “RUBlaw-active” course at Ruhr University in Bochum (Germany).

Honors and Distinctions
  • Best Lawyers (2021): Award in "Restructuring and Insolvency Law"
  • The Legal 500 Deutschland (2019/2020): Mentioned in the category "Restructuring and Insolvency - Restructuring"
  • The Legal 500 Deutschland (2018): Recommendation in the category "Restructuring and Insolvency - Restructuring"
  • The Legal 500 Deutschland (2016/2017): Listed under "Restructuring and Insolvency"

  • Legal advice to a wholesaler operating worldwide
  • Legal advice to a well-known automotive supplier on the development of sales structures that provide protection from insolvency-related risks and defence against claims arising from insolvency-related rights to rescind
  • Legal advice to a leading mechanical engineering company operating worldwide, especially with regard to the setting up and further development of sales structures and purchasing processes, the drafting and negotiation of B2B contracts, and representation in court
  • Drafting of numerous General terms and conditions, in particular, in the areas of “retail” and “consumer products”
  • Legal advice to various renowned large foreign investors on how to defend against claims arising from insolvency-related rights to rescind and representation in court
  • Legal advice to, and representation in court of, a well-known energy group in all matters pertaining to commercial and distribution law
  • Transaction advice to numerous creditors, debtors and insolvency administrators

      • Rechnungslegung in der Insolvenz, Fachanwaltslehrgang Insolvenzrecht Finanz Colloquium Heidelberg
      • Sanierung, Sanierungsprüfung und Sanierungsberatung, EUROFORUM-Webcast:
      • Das Krisenmandat - Besonderheiten in der Mandatsbeziehung, STP Fachtagung Kanzleimanagement
      • Ablauf des Insolvenzverfahrens / Strategien für Gläubiger und Verhalten bei Insolvenz des Vertragspartners, IHK Informationsveranstaltung "Sicher durch schwere See"
      • Chancen und Risiken bei Investitionen in Russland, BRSI Roundtable
      • Die Insolvenz des Vertragspartners, IHK Lüneburg
      • Die Insolvenz des Vertragspartners, IHK Stade
      • Restrukturierung und Sanierung - Praxisbeispiele, HSC Academy
      • "Alternative Finanzierungsinstrumente" und "Neues zur Ltd.", Intensive Treatment V