Education and professional experience

1985-1992 Legal studies at the Universities of Tübingen, Fribourg (Switzerland) and Heidelberg; Scholar of the "Euro-Regions"
1992 First Legal State Exam
1992-1995 Legal traineeship at the Stuttgart Higher Regional Court; worked in a law firm in Brussels specialising in commercial law; simultaneously legal assistant at a specialist insolvency law practice
1995 Second Legal State Exam
1995 Admission to the Bar
1995-1997 Professional specialisation as a lawyer in a multiple practice specialising in insolvency law; management of large bankruptcy and collective enforcement proceedings
1997 Foundation of the BREITENBÜCHER law firm with offices in Erfurt and Heilbronn, since then comprehensive practice as Administrator in numerous bankruptcy, collective enforcement and later insolvency proceedings, successful restructuring of large corporations
2000 Certified Insolvency Lawyer
2002 Merger with the firm of KÜBLER; thereafter Managing Partner
2006 Dr. jur. University of Cologne (LLD)

Appointed nationwide as insolvency administrator by numerous German courts


Adviser to large businesses and international companies on restructuring and insolvency proceedings; CRO with listed companies under self-administration (DIP)


Adviser on Distresses M&A-Transactions



  • Breitenbücher/Ehricke, RWS-Forum Insolvenzrecht 2003 (co-editor)
  • Neumassegläubiger im massearmen Verfahren: Prozessführung nach Anzeige der Masseunzulänglichkeit, RWS-Forum Insolvenzrecht 2003
  • Kemper (Ed.), Kommunale Forderungen in der Insolvenz (co-author 2004-2014)
  • Graf-Schlicker (Ed.), InsO, Kommentar (3rd edn. 2012, co-author since 2005)
  • Masseunzulänglichkeit: Eine Analyse zu Überschuldung und Zahlungsunfähigkeit der Insolvenzmasse (2007)
  • Kölner Kommentar zur Insolvenzordnung (2018, Mitautorin, §§ 235-269 InsO)
  • Systematischer Praxiskommentar GmbHR (3rd edn., 2019, co-author since 2019 with Dr. Werner Roderfeld, „Gesellschafterdarlehen in der Insolvenz“)
  • Various contribution to EWiR (Entscheidungen zum Wirtschaftsrecht)
  • Contributions to festschrifts



Speaker at the 17th Sino-German Rule of Law Dialogue symposium 2017; Changde/China

Senior lecturer at Nürtingen-Geislingen University

Various lectures at universities and colleges (inter alia at the 3. Geislinger Sanierungs- und Insolvenzrechtstag)

Academic direction of various expert forums, inter alia of the RWS-Forum 2003

Academic direction of special law courses at the MFI (Munich business college of insolvency law)





  • VID Verband Insolvenzverwalter Deutschlands
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Insolvenzrecht und Sanierung im Deutschen Anwaltsverein (DAV)
  • Arbeitskreis für Insolvenzwesen Köln
  • Thüringer Arbeitskreis für Unternehmens- und Insolvenzrecht
  • Münsteraner Gesprächskreis Rechnungslegung und Prüfung
  • Dresdner Juristische Gesellschaft
  • INSOL Europe



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