Dr Charlotte Willemer


Charlotte advises domestic and international clients in complex litigation matters related to restructuring and insolvency.
A main focus of her work are professional liability disputes and disputes concerning transactions or financing that can arise during a crisis. Furthermore, she has more than a decade of experience in dealing with general commercial and corporate litigation as well as insurance related disputes. She regularly deals with matters of private international law and international civil procedure law.


Representative matters

A client against claims for damages in a three-digit million amount in connection with the insolvency of an energy company.

A client against a liability claim brought by an insolvency administrator for alleged breach of professional duty in the amount of EUR 1.5 billion.

An international group with regard to the cross-border realisation of collateral in a three-digit million range and relating protective measures.   

A consulting firm and its managing director in court for alleged high volume claims for damages in connection with the insolvency of an industrial company.

An international automotive supplier in a cross-border insolvency claw-back dispute.

Pro bono

Supporting an international NGO in relation to applications of vulnerable Afghan citizens under the German Federal Admission Programme for Afghanistan (Bundesaufnahmeprogramm für Afghanistan)

Published Work

  • Willemer C., Herweg C. (2021) Commentary to para. 46d-h German Banking Act (KWG) in: Schwennicke/Auerbach, Kreditwesengesetz, 1st edition München 2009, 2nd edition München 2013, 4th edition München 2021
  • Willemer C., Zimmerling M., Denecke A. (2019) "Handbuch Gesellschaftsrechtliche Streitigkeiten" (Corporate Litigation), Mehrbrey (Hrsg.), Carl Heymanns Verlag, Köln, 3rd edition 2019, Chapter on "Aktienrechtliche Anfechtungsklage"
  • Willemer C. (2015) "Handbuch Gesellschaftsrechtliche Streitigkeiten" (Corporate Litigation), Mehrbrey (Hrsg.), Carl Heymanns Verlag, Köln, 2nd edition 2015, Chapter on "Internationalen Bezügen, Streitigkeiten in der englischen Limited"
  • Willemer C., Ringe W.-G. (2010) "Zur Anwendung von § 64 GmbHG auf eine englische Limited", NZG 2010, p. 56



Rechtsanwältin, Germany, 2007


Second State Exam, Law, Hamburg, Germany, 2007

Doctor iur, University of Hamburg, Germany, 2006

First State Exam, Law, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, 2003

Licence en droit francais, University of Montpellier, France, 2000

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.