Nicole Stephan


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


Nicole Stephan has more than 10 years experience as a restructuring legal counsel and advises companies and their representative bodies in crisis situations. Among others she specializes in advising both domestic and foreign company representative bodies with the aim of avoiding claims of D&O liabilities. Furthermore she represents the legal interests of domestic and foreign creditors in German insolvency proceedings and has significant expertise in corporate sales and complex contractual arrangements.


Law Studies at the Universities of Göttingen and Bologna, Italy (Erasmus scholarship)

2003 - 2005 Clerkship at the Regional Court of Essen und serving as a Law Clerk with Shaub & Williams LLP, Los Angeles

2005 Admission to the German Bar Association

2005 - 2010 Schultze & Braun, Associate, business sector: restructuring consulting, advising in cross-border cases

2010 - 2012 Servicing Advisors Deutschland GmbH, Legal Counsel, business sector: NPL, advise on operational business fields to Asset Management and to the representatives

since 2013 BBL Bernsau Brockdorff & Partner Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB

2018 Completed training for the accreditation as a specialist in labor law


Representation of foreign company representative bodies with the aim of avoiding claims, involvement of D&O insurance, business sector: real estate, large-volume loans within a securitization structureIntensive support to a Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) of a German public limited company, business sector: real estate, building leaseAdvice in connection with a distressed M&A transaction, business sector: aviationMore
Advice to both domestic and foreign creditors in German insolvency proceedings, e.g. renewable energy (photovoltaic, wind energy)Advice to an Australian insolvency administrator to wind up the branch located in Germany


Co-author in Braun (Hrsg.), Insolvency and Restructuring in Germany -Yearbook 2008‘, Frankfurt am Main 2008Harald Bußhardt/ Nicole Stephan: Steady rise of the restructuring plan in Germany in: Eurofenix, 33/2008, S.18-19Dr. Annerose Tashiro / Nicole Stephan: German insolvency code reforms take a step in the right direction in: Eurofenix, 29/2007, S. 26-27