Photo, Prof. Dr. Artur M. Swierczok LL.M (UCL), MSt. (Oxford)

Prof. Dr. Artur M. Swierczok LL.M (UCL), MSt. (Oxford)

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Prof. Dr. Artur M. Swierczok joined Baker McKenzie as Counsel in 2021 and works in the area of Restructuring and Insolvency. Prior to that, he worked for two international law firms in Frankfurt. Artur studied law at the University of Tuebingen, where he also earned his doctor's degree in law. He further received an LL.M. in Corporate Law from University College London (UCL) and a MSt. in Legal Research from the University of Oxford. Artur was admitted to the German bar in 2015. Artur is a Professor for Law at the University of Applied Science IU Internationale Hochschule and has authored numerous publications on restructuring and insolvency law.

Practice Focus

Artur's practice focuses on international restructuring and insolvency law. He advises German and international corporations, shareholders, creditors and other stakeholders on all aspects of international restructuring and insolvency law. He also advises on distressed M&A transactions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised an international oil company on its operative and financial restructuring.

  • Advised BizLink on acquisition of LEONI Industrial Solutions business group.

  • Advised Rakuten on a long-term partnership with 1&1 to build its own mobile network.

  • Advised a debt financer as borrower in the context of a non-food supplier insolvency.

  • Advised an international automotive supplier on its operative and financial restructuring.

Prior to joining the Firm he,

  • Advised a bidder consortium around X-Bricks and SCP on the successful acquisition of the Real Group.

  • Advised Raiffeisen-Tours RT-Reisen GmbH on the acquisition of the franchise system and the brand "Holiday Land" from the insolvency administrator of Thomas Cook.

  • Advised Schnigge Wertpapierhandelsbank SE on its restructuring within self-administration proceedings.

  • Advised Kvadrat A/S on the acquisition of the insolvent SAHCO Hesslein GmbH & Co. KG from the insolvency administrator.

  • Advised the insolvency administrator of Maple Bank on various legal aspects.

Professional Honors

  • 'The Best Lawyers' in Germany for Restructuring and Insolvency Law, Handelsblatt 2022 edition

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • TMA NextGEN - Member
  • German Bar Association (DAV) - Member
  • Frankfurt Bar Association - Member
  • German Bar Association's young lawyers group (DAV) - Member
  • German Bar Association's insolvency law & restructuring working group (DAV) - Member


  • Germany (2015)


  • Higher Regional Court of Stuttgart (Second State Examination) (2015)
  • University of Tuebingen (Dr. iur) (2013)
  • University of Oxford (MSt.) (2012)
  • University College, London (LL.M.) (2011)
  • University of Tuebingen (First State Examination) (2010)


  • English
  • German
  • Polish
  • Author, Comments on sec. 94-100, in: Flöther, StaRUG - Unternehmensstabilisierungs- und -restrukturierungsgesetz, C.H.Beck Verlag, (1. Aufl., in Bearbeitung)
  • Author, Comments on sec. 335-359 InsO and on art. 102, 102a, 103, 104, 107-110 EGInsO, Kayser/Thole, Heidelberger Kommentar zur Insolvenzordnung, C.F. Müller Press, (10th edition 2020)
  • Author, "Partial prolongation of the suspension of the duty of directors to file for insolvency in case of over-indebtedness," Betriebs-Berater (BB), BB-Standpunkt (Online), 8.9.2020
  • Co-author (together with N. Lütcke and C. Holzmann), "The COVID-19-Insolvency-Suspension Act (COVInsAG)," Betriebs-Berater (BB) 2020, 898