Dr Sven Prüfer


Sven advises domestic and international enterprises, investors and financial institutions on national and cross-border M&A transactions as well as on complex restructuring matters and corporate questions. He regularly lectures on corporate law and insolvency, e.g. at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany.


Representative matters

GERRY WEBER International AG in the context of its comprehensive restructuring through insolvency plan and self-administration as well as on ongoing financing and corporate law issues. 

The RAG Foundation as potential trustee in connection with the ongoing restructuring of STEAG.

The insolvency administrator of ESCADA SE, Dr Christian Gerloff, on the restructuring of the ESCADA Business via asset deal.

Various project developers and operators as customers and creditors in connection with the insolvency of Senvion S.A. 

Published Work

  • Pruefer S., Seiler O. (2005) "Licht und Schatten der Ein-Euro-GmbH", Handelsblatt 23/03/2005



Admitted as Rechtsanwalt, Germany, 2003

Assessor, Germany, 2001

Referendar, Germany, 1997


LL.M., European Law, 2008

Dr iur, University of Potsdam, Germany, 2000

Second German Law Degree

First German Law Degree

Master, European Economic Law


English, German
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.