Reinhard Willemsen

Reinhard Willemsen

Reinhard Willemsen

T +49 89 23714 25792


Industries Mobility & Logistics , Automotive

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
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2023: Recommended in "Restructuring" (first listed in 2016, "Reinhard Willemsen has been our main contact for many years. We appreciate his competence and also his humour. He leads the team and we are served in a timely manner and also appropriately priced.")
  • Best Lawyers 2024: Recommendation "Restructuring and Insolvency Law" (first recommended in 2021)

  • 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


      Blog posts

      • Bundesverband Deutscher Unternehmensberater (Vorstandsmitglied im Fachverband Sanierung)