Partner

Dr. Hauke Rittscher
rittscher@​erg-​legal.​com
+49 40 37 48 14 0

Languages

German, English

Dr. Hauke Rittscher

Expertise

Hauke Rittscher specia­lises in maritime finance, restruc­turing, corporate and mergers & acquisitions.

He advises banks as well as investment funds and shipping companies on ship financing, including bilateral and syndi­cated loans, restruc­turing and insol­vency issues. A further focus of his practice is advising clients on corporate law in connection with share and company transfers as well as corporate restruc­tu­rings. Hauke Rittscher has many years of experience in national and inter­na­tional M&A transactions.

1996 - 1998
Appren­ti­ceship as bank clerk at Dresdner Bank
1998 - 2004
Studied law and economics at the University of Freiburg
2006
Doctorate at the University of Cologne on a corporate insol­vency law topic
2008
Completion of the legal clerkship with the second state exami­nation at the OLG Hamburg
2008 - 2009
Worked as management consultant at McKinsey & Co.
2009 - 2013
Attorney at law with Fresh­fields Bruckhaus Deringer
since 2013
Attorney at Law at EHLERMANN RINDFLEISCH GADOW
since 2017
Partner at EHLERMANN RINDFLEISCH GADOW

2007

Cash-Management-Systeme in der Insolvenz
Schriften zum Insol­venz­recht Bd. 14, Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden, 2007

2012

Cash Pooling in Crisis and Insolvency
(in coope­ration with Dr. Torsten Göcke)
in: German Journal for Economic and Insol­vency Law, 355-360, 2012

Hauke Rittscher holds various lectures, workshops and seminars for clients on selected legal topics. He is a lecturer at the HSBA – Hamburg School of Business Adminis­tration and teaches on aspects of “Maritime Law” for the part-time course Shipping (MBA).

Lecture on “Overview and Charac­te­ristics of the German Ship Finance Market” at the confe­rence “Into the Bright Blue Yonder – Current Challenges in Ship and Aviation Financing”, organized by AIJA, on 30 September 2016 in Oslo.

JUVE Handbuch 2022/2023

“Very experi­enced and assertive, always clearly client-centred, honest and clear in his options.”

The Legal 500 Germany 2022

Working with Hendrik Brauns and Hauke Rittscher. Both have extensive expertise in the field of maritime finance and reliably deliver very good results without exceeding the budget. The colleagues work proac­tively and provide unasked sugges­tions for solutions in case of emerging problems or changes on a struc­tural level. Both colleagues also have a very good under­standing of the needs and, where appli­cable, the special features of the clients. At the same time, the coope­ration is also very pleasant and uncom­pli­cated on a personal level.”