Insolvency Institute

Ernst Giese

Rechtsanwalt (Attorney-at-Law) / Managing Partner

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Giese & Partner, s.r.o.
Ovocny trh 8 ,
Prague, CZ-11719
Czech Republic

T. +420 221 441 511
F. +420 222 244 469



Dr. Ernst Giese

Rechtsanwalt (Attorney-at-Law)
Managing Partner, Giese & Partner, s.r.o.

Professional Experience

Regularly nominated by Who’s Who Legal as one of the world’s leading practitioners in the field of insolvency law in the Czech Republic
2016 - Co-opted to Council of INSOL Europe for one year term
2015 - Appointed Vice Chair of Subcomittees of the Insolvency Section of the IBA for a period of two years
2009 - Opening Giese & Partner branch office in Bratislava, Slovakia
2000 - Founding Giese & Partner law firm in Prague
1997 - Founder and managing partner of Schürmann & Partner branch office in Prague
1995 - Associate, Haarmann, Hemmelrath & Partners, Prague


Doctoral degree from the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany
Studies of law and political sciences in Freiburg, Germany and Montpellier, France (Licence en Droit)


Czech, German, English, French


International Insolvency Institute; ICC; DIS; INSOL Europe; IBA; DAV; UIA; German, Czech and Slovak Bar Association

Main Practice Areas

Dr. Giese has specific expertise in the field of corporate, banking, industry and automotive law. In the last 20 years he has been acting as legal counsel for major German banks and was involved in major M&A transactions. He also has a very strong background and the best references within the field of insolvency law. He has been involved in numerous restructuring and insolvency cases especially in the automotive and construction industry. German, Austrian, British and practitioners from other countries regularly seek his advice in cases with reference to the Czech and Slovak Republics.


- Co-author of the book “Kreditsicherheiten und Insolvenzverfahren in der Tschechischen Republik” (Loan Securities and Insolvency Proceedings in the Czech Republic), Giese & Partner, 2009;
- Contributions to “Münchener Kommentar zur Insolvenzordnung” (Munich Commentary on the Insolvency Code), C.H.Beck - Insolvency proceedings in the Czech Republic and Slovakia (co-author);
- Contributions to “Grenzüberschreitende Zwangsvollstreckung” (Cross-Border Enforcement), Finanz Colloquium Heidelberg – Chapters on the Czech Republic and Slovakia (co-author);
- Diverse articles on recent developments in different areas of Czech and Slovak law

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