Christian Knittel

Local Partner


Zeilweg 42
60439 Frankfurt am Main
Tel.: +49 69 963761-0
Fax: +49 69 963761-140


Christian Knittel has been involved in restructuring and reorganization law for around 15 years. He specializes in advising board members and managing directors of corporations, the implementation of double-profit trusteeships, litigation, in particular for and against insolvency administrators and the implementation of self-administration proceedings


1998 – 2003 Law Studies at the University of Heidelberg

2004 – 2006 Legal clerkship at OLG Frankfurt am Main

2006 – 2016 Wellensiek Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB, Counsel

2016 – 2017 Ashurst LLP, Counsel

2017 - 2020 Brinkmann & Partner mbB, Partner

seit 2020 BBL Brockdorff & Partner


Company in the leather and clothing industry, group with more than 20 Legal units in Germany and abroad, activity: Supporting the reorganization through insolvency, advising management on liability issues, supporting the M&A process from insolvencyLeading company in the cardboard industry (world market leader in this sector), activity: advising shareholders in insolvency proceedings, drawing up an insolvency planAdvising the self-managing board / management of a well-known Consumer electronics company as part of a Self-administration procedureMore
Advice on liability law for the board of a well-known company in Renewable energies project developmentAutomotive supplier (OEM) with approx. 800 employees and plants abroad, Activity: Advising the management of the parent company on insolvency law issuesLarge dealer of a premium car brand with approx. 20 branches, activity: advising the management on reorgani-zation law issues and restructuring and the related insol-vency law problemsCompany in the automotive logistics sector from Spain with an insolvent German subsidiary, activity: Advising the management and accompanying the restructuring from insolvency and implementation of the M&A processAutomotive supplier in insolvency, activity: Representing the buyer in purchases from insolvency, negotiations with the insolvency administrator, design of the M&A process and contract documentationLeading company in drilling technology, activity: advising the Management in liability issues in the vicinity of insolvencyLeading company in the building materials industry, activity: advising the Management in liability issues in the vicinity of insolvencyGerman automobile manufacturer, activity: Advising the management in Liability issuesDealer network of an Asian automobile manufacturer, activity: advising the Management of endangered dealers in liability and restructuring issues


Lectures to various different topics on German insolvency and restructuring Law


Frankfurter Anwaltverein e.V.TMA Turnaround Management Association e.V.Arbeitsgemeinschaft Insolvenzrecht und Sanierung im Deutschen Anwaltsverein