Press release

Cologne, June, 2023

Seitz opens a new office in Düsseldorf with a corporate law team from Glade Michel Wirtz

Strengthening of corporate law/restructuring follows the addition of large employment law teams in Munich and Frankfurt

Dr. Jochen Markgraf, a renowned corporate law partner, joins Seitz from Glade Michel Wirtz together with a team of 4 additional lawyers.

With this move, Seitz has promptly implemented its aim to strengthen its corporate law practice. With the additions, Seitz gains a renowned and well-coordinated team that advises on the interface of corporate law, restructuring, insolvency law and has many years of diverse experience in corporate and insolvency litigation. The team will open a new office for Seitz in Düsseldorf due to its good networking in the Düsseldorf region, with numerous insolvency administrators. The location will be further strengthened by Seitz with its own lawyers from the employment law/insolvency employment law practice to ideally dovetail both practice areas. With the new lawyers, Seitz’s corporate law team will grow to around 25 professionals.

About the current developments at Seitz, corporate law partner Dr. Wolfgang Schüler explains:

“The reinforcement of our corporate law team by our new colleagues from Glade Michel Wirtz is a bull’s eye for us, both personally and professionally. The further reinforcement of our corporate and insolvency law advice represents a great added value for our clients, as it allows us to further expand our expertise. Our clients will benefit from the fact that we are now even better able to dovetail our employment law and corporate and insolvency law expertise, and thanks to the increased size of the team, we will also be able to advise on larger corporate law projects and restructurings, among other things.”

Dr. Jochen Markgraf adds the following:

“The move to Seitz is the right step for us to strengthen and expand our advice at the interface of corporate law, restructuring, and insolvency law. Especially the combination with Seitz’s expertise in employment law in the restructuring and insolvency area offers considerable development opportunities for all of us, which we want to use together. We had a wonderful and successful time at Glade Michel Wirtz, which we look back on with pleasure and for which we are all very grateful. Meanwhile, we see the opportunities arising from our merger with Seitz as a unique opportunity.”

Press contacts at Seitz:

Dr. Daniel Grewe (
Dr. Stefan Glasmacher (

Seitz Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater mbB
Aachener Straße 621, 50933 Köln, Deutschland

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