Dr. Michael Berger

Associate Restructuring
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Michael Berger is a restructuring associate in the Munich office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.

He focuses on cross-border restructurings advising both debtors and creditors on acquisitions, disposals and reorganizations of stressed and distressed businesses.

The Legal 500 Germany lists Michael as a “Rising Star” for restructuring (2024).


Thought Leadership


Chapter on Trends and Developments in Germany, in: Chambers Insolvency Guide, 2023 (together with Dr. Cristina Weidner, Dr. Johannes Lappe and Ann-Kathrin Ziegler; the full chapter is available here)

Limits to Majority Rule in German Corporate Bond Restructurings, Abhandlungen zum Deutschen und Europäischen Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht (AGK), Vol. 199, 2022 (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot)

Chapter on Germany, in: International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) – Restructuring & Insolvency, 15th ed. 2021 (together with Dr. Josef Parzinger and Dr. Johannes Lappe)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2020Germany


  • German
  • English


  • Goethe University Frankfurt am MainDr. jur.2021
  • Higher Regional Court of NurembergSecond State Examination2019
  • Heidelberg UniversityFirst State Examination2015