Company´s Profile

BRINKMANN & PARTNER was founded in Hamburg in 1980 and operates today from 30 offices across Germany. The firm employs approximately 300 members of staff, including 105 lawyers, certified accountants and tax consultants. Since being founded, the partnership has grown organically and without mergers and is now present in all major cities in Germany. The partnership places special emphasis on providing personal support to each client on the spot through a partner and his team.

Entrepreneurially minded BRINKMANN & PARTNER combines the fields of insolvencies, restructuring and tax advice in an interdisciplinary approach. In doing so the partnership has gained a leading reputation in the restructuring of companies and is one of the largest German insolvency law firms with over 20 insolvency practitioners

"In terms of sheer volume of insolvency mandates, BRINKMANN & PARTNER matches any firm in the market due to a good reputation and a spread of (…) offices across the country. Multi-site companies and conglomerates are key clients, and include property companies and several media businesses." (Legal 500, page 426)

The firm particularly promotes the professional development of its staff, e.g. by obtaining dual professional qualifications, such as lawyer and tax consultant. Entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary thinking, determination and reliability form a major part of our identity.

Areas of Practice

Corporate Recovery

  • Restructuring and reorganising companies through insolvency proceedings
  • Interim management


  • Transaction consultation: IPO / M&A / NPL
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Corporate law, competition law, labour law

Real Estate

  • Real estate law, construction law (both public and private), tenancy law
  • Real estate transactions
  • Project development and support
  • Restructuring of real estate and real estate companies
  • Forced administration


  • Balance sheet restructuring
  • Tax planning advice
  • Transaction-related tax counselling