Dr. Mike Westkamp
Attorney (Germany) | Specialist for insolvency and reorganisation law | Partner
Dr Mike Westkamp advises national and international companies on insolvency law and restructuring. He is appointed by the insolvency courts of Münster, Hagen, Wuppertal, Bielefeld, Osnabrück, Cologne and Bonn as an insolvency administrator and receiver.
In addition, as a member of the GÖRG Dutch Desk, he advises companies on reorganisation and self-administration proceedings across borders.
Dr Mike Westkamp has many years of experience in the areas of insolvency and restructuring. He works in Münster, Wuppertal, Hagen, Cologne and Bonn, and has handled more than 1,000 insolvency proceedings in his role as insolvency administrator for the appointed insolvency administrator since 2003. Dr Westkamp, along with the responsible GÖRG team, also has the required legal insolvency knowledge for self-administration proceedings. He advises companies in the area of restructuring and reorganisation, in particular for the health sector.
Dr Westkamp has acted in an advisory capacity in proceedings which include the Butlers Group, Marienhospital Münsterland GmbH and Südhessischer Klinikverbund gGmbH. As a member of the Dutch Desk, he is also available to Dutch companies as a point of contact for matters relating to German insolvency law.
Dr Mike Westkamp is a partner at GÖRG Insolvenzverwaltung Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten.
Before joining GÖRG, he worked in Cologne as a lawyer for a legal firm specialising in insolvency. After studying law at the University of Münster, he received his doctorate in comparative law from the University of Münster under Prof Großfeld, working within the framework of the research network "Common Principles of European Private Law" in Leiden and at the Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands).
He was admitted to the bar in 2003.
Memberships and awards
- German Bar Association
- Cologne Bar Association
- Arbeitskreis für Insolvenz- und Schiedsgerichtswesen e.V. Cologne (Cologne Working Group for Insolvency and Arbitration Law)
- Arbeitsgemeinschaft Insolvenzrecht und Sanierung im DAV (Working Group for Insolvency Law and Restructurings in the German Bar Association)
- German-Dutch Lawyers Association