Josef Parzinger


Josef advises creditors, debtors, the management or shareholders in connection with cross-border financial restructurings of stressed and distressed businesses, which are implemented consensually or by means of formal processes.

His clients include distressed debt investors that he advises on the acquisition and restructuring of capital market instruments, loans and liquidation claims.


Representative matters

A company from the real estate sector in connection with the financial restructuring and the acquisition of a majority share by the Uni-tranche Lender.

Largest secured creditor in the insolvency proceedings of SolarWorld AG.

The largest secured creditor in the financial restructuring of A1 mobil GmbH & KG (previous law firm experience).

Galapagos, a European provider of heat exchange and machine cooling systems, in relation to its financial restructuring (previous law firm experience).

Pro bono

Debt counselling organisation as e.g. the H-Team e.V.

Published Work

  • Kommentierung der §§ 60-63 StaRUG (legal commentary §§60-63 StaRUG), in: StaRUG Kommentar, 1st ed. 2022 (eds. Seibt,Westpfahl) (together with J. Lappe)
  • Kommentierung der §§ 5-16 StaRUG (legal commentary §§ 5 - 16StaRUG), in: Münchener Kommentar zum StaRUG (eds. Stürner,Eidenmüller, Schoppmeyer, Madaus) (together with L. Knebel)
  • Buchbesprechung “Flöther (Hrsg.): Unternehmensstabilisierungsund-restrukturierungsgesetz (StaRUG), Kommentar” (book review“Flöther (ed.): Unternehmensstabilisierungs- und-restrukturierungsgesetz (StaRUG), legal commentary”), in:Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht (ZIP) 7/2022, p. 308 (together with P. Buschhaus)
  • “Zulässige Rechtsberatung in der Schuldnerberatung – Diezentralen Regelungen im RDG” (Permissible legal advice in debt counselling – the central regulations in the RDG), in: BAG SB Informationen – Die Fachzeitschrift für Schuldnerberatung 1/2022,p. 13 (together with V. Elvers)

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest lecturer for law trainees at the Munich OLG [Higher Regional Court] 2014/2015
  • Lecturer at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
Josef is recommended as one of Handelsblatt Best Lawyers 2022 for restructuring and insolvency law and listed in the 2022 edition of Legal 500 Germany and the JUVE Handbook German Commercial Law Firms 2022/2023.



Admitted as Lawyer (Germany), 2014


Second German Law Degree, Higher Regional Court of Munich, Germany, 2014

Dr. iur, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany, 2013

First German Law Degree, University of Munich, Germany, 2010

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.