Dr. Johannes Lappe

Associate Restructuring
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Dr. Johannes Lappe 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 as well as on related litigation matters. Handelsblatt Best Lawyers lists him among the “Ones to Watch” 2023 for restructuring and insolvency law as well as litigation in Germany.


Thought Leadership


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

Kommentierung der §§ 60-63 StaRUG (legal commentary §§ 60-63 StaRUG), in: StaRUG Kommentar, 1st ed. 2022 (eds. Seibt, Westpfahl) (co-author with Dr. Josef Parzinger)

Chapter on Germany, in: International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG) – Restructuring & Insolvency, 15th ed. 2021 (co-author with Dr. Josef Parzinger and Michael Berger)

The race is on to be Europe’s ‘preferred candidate’ for restructurings, in: Journal of Corporate Renewal, March 2021 (co-author with Joris Dunki Jacobs and Vincent Vroom)

“Die Prüfung der Zahlungsunfähigkeit unter besonderer Berücksichtigung prognostischer Elemente“ (The determination of insolvency with special regard to considerations of prognostic elements), in: Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht (ZIP) 2019, 2143 (co-author with Dr. Bernd Meyer-Löwy and Dr. Josef Parzinger)

Kooperationen wissenschaftlicher Einrichtungen, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, doctoral thesis, passim

Fortgeschrittenenklausur - Zivilrecht: Schuldrecht und Zwangsvollstreckungsrecht – Biodieselpreisjumping, JuS 2018, 877 ff. (co-author with Laura Köpf)

Eine Kooperationsform für die Wissenschaft, Ordnung der Wissenschaft 2017, 1 ff. (co-author with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Peter Hommelhoff and Prof. Dr. Wolfram Eberbach)

Fortgeschrittenenklausur: Beratungsbedarf bei Beendigung eines Mietverhältnisses, ZJS 2015, 173 ff.


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018Germany


  • German
  • English


  • Heidelberg UniversityDr. jur.2018
  • Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am MainSecond State Examination2018
  • Heidelberg UniversityFirst State Examination2014
  • Université de LausanneLaw Studies2012–2013