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Michael C Frege

Dr. Michael C Frege

Partner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Insolvenzrecht (Certified lawyer for insolvency law)

CMS Hasche Sigle
Augustusplatz 9
04109 Leipzig
Germany
CMS Hasche Sigle
Kasernenstraße 43-45
40213 Duesseldorf
Germany
Languages English, German

Michael Frege is an insolvency and corporate restructuring specialist. He has long-standing experience in advising on insolvencies and as an insolvency administrator, including insolvency proceedings pertaining to specific assets only and forced administrations. Michael is regularly appointed as an administrator in significant national proceedings.

He also advises on corporate and capital market law, acts as a mediator and is a skilled negotiator.

Michael joined CMS in 1992 and became a partner in 1997.

Offices

Frankfurt

Neue Mainzer Straße 2 – 4, 60311 Frankfurt/Main

Tel.: +49 69 71701 300

Fax: +49 69 71701 367

Düsseldorf

Breite Straße 3, 40213 Düsseldorf

Tel.: +49 211 4934 451

Fax: +49 211 4934 452

Berlin

Lennéstraße 7, 10785 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30 20360 1071

Fax: +49 30 20360 2000

Leipzig

Augustusplatz 9, 04109 Leipzig

Tel.: +49 341 21672 300

Fax: +49 341 21672 323

Munich

Nymphenburger Str. 12, 80335 Munich

Tel.: +49 89 23807 850

Fax: +49 89 23807 110

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"Recommended" for Insolvency and Restructuring

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2021 (GCLF)

Nennung als Top Anwalt für den Bereich Insolvenzrecht

WirtschaftsWoche Top-Kanzleien 2020, In Kooperation mit: Handelsblatt Research Institute

Relevant experience


Administrations

Frankfurt am Main

  • Maple Bank GmbH
  • Lehman Brothers Bankhaus AG
  • neckermann.de GmbH
  • WCMBeteiligungs- und Grundbesitz-Aktiengesellschaft
  • WCM Beteiligungs- und Verwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG
  • WCM Beteiligungs- und Verwaltungs GmbH
  • Eckhardt Müller Stahlbau GmbH
  • Metropol Access Deutschland GmbH
  • Parfum art Parfüm- und Kosmetik-Handels-GmbH
  • Gehespitz-Bürohaus GmbH & Co.KG
  • ODP eCommerce GmbH
  • Gotek GmbH
  • EUROAMERICAN Marketing GmbH

Berlin

  • Belle et Fou GmbH & Co. Lizenz und Entertainment KG
  • Cambridge International School Berlin GmbH
  • DJV Deutscher Journalisten-Verband Berlin e.V.
  • Euroleasing GmbH
  • Fablog GmbH
  • Literatur Agentur Axel Poldner Media GmbH
  • Cordes & Cordes GmbH
  • Tentrup Pflanzen GmbH

München

  • Solo Film Verleih GmbH
  • Domizil Haus- und Grundbesitz GmbH
  • Akzente Wohnbau GmbH
  • Onur Travel GmbH

Augsburg

  • Baugeschäft Adolf Rauch GmbH
  • HDB haus- und betriebstechnische Dienste GmbH

Leipzig

  • AWUS Bildungs- und Beratungsgesellschaft mbH (g)
  • EIA Dirschka & Co. Elektroinstallation und Anlagenbau GmbH
  • Sobotta Büroorganisation Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH
  • Geithainer Emaillierwerk GmbH
  • Dr. Gerhard Hering
  • Ring-Messehaus AG i.L.
  • IAB Ingenieur- und Anlagenbau GmbH
  • FA Günther & Sohn Actiengesellschaft

Sonderverwaltungen (insolvency proceedings pertaining to specific assets)

  • Aero Lloyd Flugreisen GmbH & Co. Luftverkehrs KG - AG Bad Homburg v.d.H.
  • SISO Textil GmbH Franz Sinn & Sohn - AG Aachen
  • Michael Mayrock, Inhaber der Allgäuer Schirmfabrik - AG Memmingen
  • Initiator Bauträgergesellschaft mbH - AG Leipzig

Insolvency plan proceedings (special insolvency proceedings under German law aimed at maintaining the insolvency debtor as a going concern)

  • WCM Beteiligungs- und Grundbesitz-Aktiengesellschaft
  • DJV Deutscher Journalisten-Verband Berlin e.V.
  • Kulturraumorchester Leipziger Raum gGmbH
  • Chester Properties Messehaus am Markt GmbH & Co. KG
  • Gewerbezentrum Liebertwolkwitz GmbH

Insolvency advisory work

  • Spiele Max AG
  • ProMarkt-Gruppe
  • Virnich-Hotel KG
  • Stadt Freiberg-SWG Freiberg GmbH/Stadt Darmstadt
  • DRK Landesverband Sachsen-Anhalt e.V.
  • Unternehmensgruppe Georg von Opel GmbH
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Education


  • Law and economics studies at the University of Freiburg
  • Law and business studies at the Free University of Berlin
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Memberships


  • Gravenbrucher Kreis
  • German Association of Insolvency Administrators (VID)
  • German Bar Association – working group for insolvency law, restructuring and administration
  • Wustrower Arbeitskreis Insolvenzrecht e.V., Potsdam
  • Insol International (International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals)
  • American Chamber of Commerce
  • American German Business Club
  • gwmk Gesellschaft für Wirtschaftsmediation und Konfliktmanagement e.V., München
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Publications


  • Gläubigerrechte bei der Teilabtretung von Insolvenzforderungen nach Vorliegen eines Eröffnungsgrundes (Creditors' Rights in Case of Partial Assignment of Insolvency Claims After Occurrence of a Ground for Institution of Proceedings), Festschrift, publisher: RWS, 2015, co-authors: Nicht/Schildt, editors: Bork/Kayser/Kebekus
  • Die Anwendung von § 44a InsO bei Doppelbesicherung in der Konzerninsolvenz (Applicability of Section 44a of the German Insolvency Code in Case of Double Collateralization in Group Insolvency), ZInsO 2012, co-authors: Nicht/Schildt, p. 1961–1969
  • Informationserteilung und Informationsverwendung im Insolvenzverfahren (Provision and Use of Information in Insolvency Proceedings), InsVZ 2010, co-author: Nicht, p. 407–417 (reprint in ZInsO 2012, p. 2217–2229)
  • Die Anwendung der Business Judgment Rule auf unternehmerische Ermessensentscheidungen des Insolvenzverwalters (Application of the Business Judgment Rule to Entrepreneurial Discretionary Decisions of the Insolvency Administrator), Festschrift for Jobst Wellensiek to his 80th birthday, publisher: C.H. Beck, 2011, co-author: Nicht, p. 291–304
  • Unternehmerische Ermessensentscheidungen im Insolvenzverfahren – Entscheidungsfindung, Kontrolle und persönliche Haftung (Entrepreneurial Discretionary Decisions in Insolvency Proceedings – Decision-making, Supervision and Personal Liability), NZI 2010, co-authors: Berger/Nicht, p. 321–332
  • Gläubigerrechte beim gerichtlichen Einziehungs- und Verwertungsverbot im vorläufigen Insolvenzverfahren (Creditors' Rights Regarding the Prohibition of Collection and Exploitation in Preliminary Insolvency Proceedings), InsVZ 3/2010, p. 81 et seqq.
  • Schlussbericht und Schlussrechnung im Insolvenzverfahren (Final Report and Final Invoice in Insolvency Proceedings), publisher: RWS, 4th edition, 2015, co-author: Riedel
  • Sanierung von Kreditinstituten und Finanzdienstleistern (Restructuring of Credit Institutions and Financial Service Providers), Unternehmenssanierung (Restructuring of Enterprises), publisher: C.F. Müller, 2nd edition, 2015, co-author: Nicht, editor: Thierhoff/Müller
  • Insolvenzrecht (Insolvency Law), HRP (Handbook of Legal Practice), publisher: C.H. Beck, 8th edition, 2015, co-authors: Keller/Riedel
  • Der Bankkonzern in der Insolvenz (The Bank Group in Insolvency), Handbuch Konzerninsolvenzrecht (Handbook of Group Insolvency Law), publisher: Erich Schmidt, 2015, co-author: Nicht, editor: Wilhelm
  • Koordination verschiedener Insolvenzverfahren über Gesellschaften eines Konzerns (Coordination of Different Insolvency Proceedings Against Members of the Same Group), Handbuch Konzerninsolvenzrecht (Handbook of Group Insolvency Law), publisher: C.H. Beck, 2014, co-author: Nicht, p. 74–109, editor: Flöther
  • Kommunikation im Insolvenzverfahren (Communication in Insolvency Proceedings), Der Kreditrahmen (Line of Credit), Restrukturierung von Banken (Restructuring of Banks), chapters 4, 32 and 58 in: Handbuch Restrukturierung in der Insolvenz − Eigenverwaltung und Insolvenzplan (Handbook of Restructuring in Insolvency – Self-Administration and Insolvency Plan), publisher: RWS, 2nd edition, 2014, co-author: Nicht, editor: Kübler
  • Auflösung und Abwicklung(Dissolution and Winding Up), Handbuch der Europäischen Aktiengesellschaft (Handbook of the European Stock Corporation) – Societas Europaea, publisher: C.F. Müller, 2nd edition, 2014, co-author: Nicht, p. 473–496, editors: Jannott/Frodermann
  • Die Unabhängigkeit des Insolvenzverwalters (Independence of the Insolvency Administrator), Insolvenzrecht 2.020 Perspektiven und Visionen (Insolvency Law 2.020 Perspectives and Visions), conference transcript, 6th Heidelberg symposium on the restructuring of enterprises, publisher: Nomos, 2013, p. 49 et seqq., editor: Ebke/Seagon/Blatz
  • Die persönliche Haftung des Insolvenzverwalters (Personal liability of the Insolvency Administrator), Die Betriebsfortführung in der Insolvenz (Continuation of Business in Insolvency), 2nd edition, publisher: RWS, 2013, co-authors: Berger/Nicht, p. 1013–1036, editor: Mönning
  • Das Insolvenzplanverfahren (Insolvency Plan Proceedings), Praxishandbuch des Restrukturierungsrechts (Practice Handbook of Restructuring Law), publisher: Heymanns, 2nd edition, 2013, co-author: Nicht, p. 760–813, editor: Theiselmann
  • Insolvenzrecht (Insolvency Law), p. 903-1038, Anfechtungsrecht (Right of Avoidance), p. 1039-1066, chapters 5 and 6 in: Handbuch Zwangsvollstreckungsrecht (Handbook of Enforcement Law), publisher: Erich Schmidt, 2013, co-author: Nicht, editor: Keller
  • Mediation in der Unternehmenskrise (Mediation in Corporate Crises), Alternative Streitbeilegung: Neue Entwicklungen und Strategien zur frühzeitigen Konfliktbewältigung (Alternative Dispute Resolution: New Trends and Strategies for Early Conflict Resolution), publisher: C.H. Beck, 2011, p. 89–121, editor: Eidenmüller
  • Der Sonderinsolvenzverwalter (The Special Insolvency Administrator), publisher: RWS, 2008
  • Verhandlungserfolg in Unternehmenskrise und Sanierung (Negotiation Success in Corporate Crises and Restructuring), publisher: RWS, 2008
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Lectures list


  • From Oct 2014Lectureship at the Berlin School of Economics and Law Lecture course on the law of credit and security, winter term 2014/2015
  • 21 Jan 2014Lecture at Freiburg University Topic: The practice of insolvency administration
  • 11 Nov 2013Schranner Seminar Single seminar of the open programme course Topic: Difficult conduct of negotiations in restructuring and insolvency
  • From Oct 2013Lectureship at the Berlin School of Economics and Law Module: The law of credit and security, winter term 2013/2014
  • 8 Oct 2013Symposium on insolvency law organised by Handelsblatt Topic: Confidentiality and transparency in international insolvency proceedings
  • 5 June 20132nd German creditors' congress, German institute for applied insolvency law Topic: Professional representation of the creditors' interest in international proceedings
  • 22 April 2013Training seminar on insolvency law for judges and judicial officers working at insolvency courts in Saxony Topic: Insolvency plan procedure
  • 9 April 20136th Heidelberg symposium on corporate restructuring Topic: The independence of the insolvency administrator
  • 15 March 201310th German insolvency law conference 2013 Topic: Challenges of international bank insolvency
  • From Oct 2012Lecture course at the Berlin School of Economics and Law
  • 4 Oct 2012Lecture at Schranner: N-conference Topic: Order and stability during chaos
  • 19 Sept 2012Lecture at the restructuring summit at the Westphalian University in Munster Topic: Challenges of bank insolvency
  • 13 Sept 2012Lecture at the ZIP annual meeting 2012 Topic: Right to information in insolvency proceedings
  • 5 July 2012Lecture at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, lecture course
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