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Michael Thierhoff


Current Position

Robert-Bernardis-Strabe 2
40474 Dusseldorf


Class: XVIII (2007)Circuit: International


Universities of Mainz and Göttingen, Diplom-Kaufmann (Master of Business Administration)
Qualification as a chartered accountant

Professional Career

Partner, Andersen Tax & Legal (Frankfurt am Main) (Since 2018)
Partner, Thierhoff Müller & Partner (Franfurt am Main) (2004-2017)
Partner, Head of Restructuring and Insolvency Group, Haarmann, Hemmelrath & Partner (Dusseldorf/Leipzig) (1997-04)
Partner, Head of German Corporate Recovery Practice (1993-96), Arthur Andersen (Dusseldorf/Leipzig) (1991-96)
Head of taxes and external reporting, Major Producer of Packing Material, Linnich (1989-91)


INSOL Europe, Past President
International Insolvency Institute
American College of Bankruptcy
IDW Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer (Institute of Chartered Accountants) e.V.
Several German insolvency associations


"The Pros and Cons of Comfort Letters", Financier Worldwide UK & European Restructuring and Insolvency Review 2007 2007 Co-author with Renate Müller
"Debtor in Possession 'Made in Germany'", Financier Worldwide Jan 2007 Co-author with Dragana Gavrilovic
"The Role of Insolvency Practitioners in Germany", Recovery Summer 2007 Author
"Risks to Which Directors of Corporations in Crisis are Exposed Under German Civil and Criminal Law", Norton Annual Review of International Insolvency 2009 Co-author with Renate Müller
"The Cross-Border Insolvency of the European Collins & Aikman Group Case", Insol International Technical Case Study Series Apr 2010 Author
"Shifting COMI", Recovery Spring 2011 Author
"Gaining Ground: Germany's Revised Insolvency Law", Recovery Summer 2012 Author
"Yes, We Can. The Story of a German Pre-Pack", INSOL Europe monthly newsletter Nov 2012 Co-Author
"Interrupted! Understanding Bankruptcy's Effects on Manufacturing Supply Chains", American Bankruptcy Institute 2012 Co-author
"Chapter 17. Germany", Cross-Border Insolvency II, INSOL International 2012 Co-author
"Handbuch Unternehmenssanierung", 2nd edition C.F. Müller Verlag 2016 Co-editor


Practical Law Company, Recommended Adviser