Artur Swierczok

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

Counsel
Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern mbB

Biography

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 IUBH 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

Prior to joining the Firm he,

  • Advised a bidder consortium around X-Bricks and SCP on the successfull 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 Associations and Memberships

  • 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

Admissions

  • Germany (2015)

Education

  • Higher Regional Court of Berlin (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)

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Polish
  • 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