Klaus Schmid-Burgk

Dr. Klaus Schmid-Burgk
Senior Consultant

BANKING & FINANCE

HAMBURG

T: +49 40 800 084 0
D: +49 40 800 084 497
M: +49 151 148 33 043

Summary Open

Dr Klaus Schmid-Burgk is a Senior Consultant in the Banking & Finance group of Watson Farley & Williams LLP in Hamburg.

His work encompasses all types of financing, with a specific focus on ship and aviation finance as well as leasing and insolvency law. He specialises in banking pools and restructuring cases.

He regularly advises clients on insolvency law matters.

His clients are, amongst others, banks and leasing companies.

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Experience Open

    Klaus‘ experience includes advising:
    • A North German bank on the sale of loan debts;
    • German banks on the sale and the transfer of leasing agreements;
    • German banks on the restructurings of ship financings (with regard to agreements with a German and a Turkish ship owner);
    • North German banks on disputes with insolvency administrators with regard to rescission proceedings and declaratory action proceeding;
    • German Banks on the financing of aircrafts (financing and insolvency advice in problematic cases);
    • Leasing companies and banks on the financing of trains (leasing contracts and loan agreements).

Education Open

  • 1988: Doctoral studies (doctorate degree)
  • 1979: Law studies in Grenoble
  • 1977 – 1978: Economic studies (intermediate diploma) in Freiburg
  • 1976 – 1981: Law studies in Freiburg

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

Speaker
  • Speaker engagements at several special events and conferences about insolvency and leasing matters
Author
  • Das Leasinggeschäft 4. edition 2017, Co-Author;
  • Münchener Kommentar zur Insolvenzordnung (several §§) 3. edition 2013;
  • Anforderungen an Überbrückungskredite; Urteilsanmerkung zu Kammergericht v. 4.11.2015 WuB 2016, 702;
  • Anerkennung von ausländischen Zuschlagsbeschlüssen, Co-Author,  RdTW 2016, 407;
  • Kündigung von Darlehensverträgen bei Verstoß gegen eine Loan to Value Klausel, WM 2015, 57 ff;
  • Abstrakte Schuldversprechen in der Bankpraxis und die Reform des Verjährungsrechts, DB 2003, 1046 – 1049;
  • Leasingraten – Massenschulden oder Konkursforderungen, ZIP 1998, 1022 ff;
  • Die Refinanzierung beim Leasing nach der Insolvenzrechtsreform, Co-Author, ZIP 1996, 1123 ff.;
  • Die Bestandshaftung des Verkäufers von Leasingforderungen, Co-Autor, WM 1992, 933 ff.;
  • Flugzeuge als Kreditsicherheit, Co-Author, WM 1990, 1137 ff.;
  • Bankenaufsicht und Auslandstöchter, 1988, (doctorate degree);
  • Several articles and comments on court decisions (WUB 2017, 321: Unwirksamkeit einer Rückgabeklausel beim Leasing; WUB 2016, 501 ff: Energielieferungsverträge in der Insolvenz; WUB 2016, 226: Keine Einstellung der Zwangsvollstreckung in ein Schiff durch das Insolvenzgericht (Co-Author: Maren Brandes); WUB 2016, 137 ff: Eintragung einer Schiffshypothek im Schiffsregister); WUB 2013, 539 zu § 110 InsO: Insolvenzfeste Abtretung von Immobilienleasingverträgen.

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Norddeutsches Insolvenzforum (North German Insolvency Forum)
  • Verein der Freunde des Max Planck Institutes für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, Hamburg (Friends of the Hamburg Max-Planck Institute for comparative and international Private Law)
  • Wirtschaftsrat (economic council)

Employment Record Open

  • 2012 – present: Senior Consultant, Watson Farley & Williams
  • 2002 – 2012: Head of credit law, HSH Nordbank
  • 1986 – 2002: In-house lawyer, Hamburgische Landesbank
  • 1983 – 1985: Max Planck Institute for foreign and international Private Law, Hamburg

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