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Christian Köhler-Ma focuses his practice on restructuring and insolvency matters. He is an attorney and insolvency administrator. In addition to working as both insolvency administrator and trustee, he also provides broad advisory services for national and international clients. In his capacity as an advisor, he manages the restructuring of companies in distressed situations as Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) and assumes management or liquidator positions.

Christian has more than 25 years of experience in the field of restructuring, beginning with bankruptcy proceedings (under the German Bankruptcy Code) and now insolvency proceedings (under the Insolvency Code since 1999). He is regularly appointed as administrator or trustee by insolvency courts across Germany. In addition, he advises corporations as well as strategic and financial investors regarding restructuring processes and insolvency proceedings, as well as regarding takeover activities in connection with restructurings.

Prior to establishing GT Restructuring, Christian worked with Olswang Restructuring Solutions and was Managing and Senior Partner at Leonhardt Rechtsanwälte in Berlin.


  • Insolvency administration
  • Restructuring advice
  • Chief Restructuring Officer
  • Solvent liquidation


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 EMEA Guide, Restructuring, 2022-2023
  • Listed in Chambers Europe in 2020 and 2022 in the field of Restructuring/Insolvency for Germany
  • Recommended by Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers in Germany 2016 and 2018/2019 in the field of Restructuring and Insolvency Law


  • Second Legal State Exam, Berlin/Germany, 1989
  • Master of Public Administration, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University/USA, 1986
  • First Legal State Exam, Free University Berlin/Germany, 1984
  • General Course, London School of Economics/UK, 1981
  • Germany
  • German
  • English