Dr Martin Stockhausen advises national and international companies in the areas of insolvency law and restructuring. He concentrates on legal issues concerning insolvency and corporate law. Dr Stockhausen represents debtor companies, large creditors and shareholders, as well as handling transactions and taking on managerial functions.
Dr Martin Stockhausen has concentrated on banking law, corporate law and insolvency law since beginning his career as a lawyer. After founding Sozietät GÖRG, Dr Stockhausen focused on advising and representing (primarily institutional) creditors and debtor companies in situations of crises, while at the same time building up a separate department in the firm for advising credit institutions. Assisting debtor companies has included taking on managerial or executive functions (e.g. in the context of a double-trust), legal advising and representation of (large-scale) creditors to safeguard their interests in crisis situations, advising transaction processes in cases of crisis (asset deals or share deals) and legal advising and representation for insolvency administrators. This has also included safeguarding shareholder interests in crisis situations, and the comprehensive advising and assisting in the divestment processes.
Dr Martin Stockhausen is a partner at GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB.
He completed training as a bank clerk before beginning his academic career, ultimately working at a private bank in the area of securities/stock market trading and foreign business. He subsequently studied law at universities in Cologne, Freiburg, Lausanne (Switzerland) and Mainz, with a military service interlude at the legal preparation service in Cologne. Before completing this, Dr Stockhausen gained his doctorate in law and political science at the University of Hamburg in 1989.
He was also admitted to the bar in 1989, and joined the law firm of Schlütter Lüer und Görg, which became GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbH in 1996. Dr Stockhausen had already been named a partner in the previous firm in 1993. As part of his cross-regional work, he also founded and expanded the Munich office.
In addition to managing the law firm, Dr Stockhausen is also the head of Restructuring and Insolvency.
Memberships and awards
- German Bar Association
- Arbeitskreis für Insolvenzrecht im Deutschen Anwaltsverein (Working Group for Insolvency Law of the German Bar Association)
- Arbeitskreis für Insolvenzrecht und Schiedsgerichtswesen Köln e.V. (Cologne Working Group for Insolvency Law and Arbitration)
- Bankrechtliche Vereinigung-Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Bankrecht e.V. (Banking Law Academic Association)