The hww group and the work of its professionals have already been honoured several times by awards or recommendations from renowned institutes. Here you will find a current selection of some recognitions.

WiWo “TOP insolvency law firm 2020”

hww was honored by the WirtschaftsWoche as “TOP law firm 2020” in the legal area of insolvency law.

hww partners Julia Kappel-Gnirs, Christian Otto and Rüdiger Wienberg are recommended as “TOP lawyer 2020”.

The Handelsblatt Research Institute surveyed more than 1,000 lawyers in 107 law firms for the ranking. A total of 40 leading law firms and 48 particularly recommended lawyers for insolvency law were awarded in this year's evaluation.

Best Lawyers Ranking 2020

Five lawyers from hww hermann wienberg wilhelm were named "Germany's Best Lawyers" in the legal field of restructuring and insolvency law in this year's Best Lawyers Ranking.

Clemens J. Jobe, name partners Ottmar Hermann, Rüdiger Wienberg and Jan. H. Wilhelm and Dr. iur. h.c. Rainer M. Bähr are recommended as best lawyers 2020.

The current edition of Best Lawyers can be found here.

The rankings were also published in the Handelsblatt.

Legal 500 Germany 2020

In this year´s Legal 500 Germany ranking, hww is recommended in the two practical areas of insolvency (place 2) and restructuring (place 5).

As “leading names” in the area of insolvency, Ottmar Hermann, Dr. iur. h.c. Rainer M. Bähr and Christian Otto are stated.

Rüdiger Wienberg is awarded for both areas of insolvency and restructuring as “leading names” in Germany.

Further information on the rankings you may find here.

JUVE Edition 2019/2020 business law firms, hww awarded in the field of insolvency and restructuring, Rüdiger Wienberg one of the leading lawyers

"Possibly the high reputation at numerous insolvency courts opens the suitable niche for hww: to be an emphatically independent and meticulous administrator's office, which, contrary to the history of the firm, does not require an explicit network with reorganization consultants and creditors. While other names were mentioned as administrators for the self-administration of the airline Germania, it was once again Rüdiger Wienberg, who was appointed by the insolvency court Charlottenburg for the orderly insolvency procedure. Despite the full commitment to a preservation remained in the end only the liquidation. At present, the Dusseldorf office is more successful than the firm locations in Northern Germany and the Rhine-Main area, and it is repeatedly proving itself in interesting cases in the competition between the big names of the local authorities.” describes this year's JUVE Manual Edition hww in its review (please refer:

In the JUVE edition, the JUVE editorial department analyzes the market position of about 800 commercial law firms each year, which are presented in the rankings. The data is based, among other things, on more than 3,400 recommendations for lawyers and law firms, for which more than 900 companies were surveyed. Furthermore, more than 11,000 interviews were conducted with lawyers from German and international law firms for the recommendations in the handbook.

This year, hww received three stars in the field of insolvency administration/administration:

hww name partner Rüdiger Wienberg was also honored as one of the "leading lawyers in the administration of insolvency administration/administration". From a competitor he is described as "very gripping, well in critical continuations" ( Further, often recommended lawyers of hww are Ottmar Hermann, Dr. Gregor Bräuer and Dr. Cyril Rosenschon.

WiWo Top Law Firms 2019 Insolvency Law and Restructuring

In this year's WirtschaftsWoche ranking, hww hermann wienberg wilhelm was again honored as one of the top law firms in insolvency law and restructuring.

Three lawyers from hww were also honored as "the most renowned insolvency lawyers": Gregor Bräuer, Christian Otto and Rüdiger Wienberg.

For the ranking, the Handelsblatt Research Institute surveyed over 1,000 lawyers from 90 law firms for its most renowned colleagues, a select jury selected 39 law firms with 65 highly recommended lawyers for insolvency law.

The publication of the top law firms and lawyers took place on 26.07.2019 in the WirtschaftsWoche issue 31.

Best Lawyers Ranking 2019

The best lawyers of the year were selected for the year 2019 by the specialist publisher "Best Lawyers". Four lawyers from hww hermann wienberg wilhelm were once again honored as the best in Germany this year.

Ottmar Hermann was awarded "Lawyer of the Year".
In addition, as the best lawyers recommended were: Clemens Jobe (Bayern), Ottmar Hermann (Hesse), Dr. med. h.c. Rainer M. Bähr (Lower Saxony) and Rüdiger Wienberg (Hesse). 

Also in the Handelsblatt you can see the rankings of the "Best Lawyers".

Chambers Europe 2019

Once again hww is mentioned in Chambers Europe's ranking as one of the leading law firms in the field of restructuring and insolvency administration:

The strengths are noted: 'Market sources refer to the firm as "an active and comparably big market player."'

Another excerpt says: "Notable insolvency administration practice, recognised for its presence on mid-cap insolvency proceedings. Capabilities include receivership, interim management and restructuring as well as collective enforcement proceedings. Also advises on restructuring mandates. Known for its large team, spread across 24 cities in Germany."

Among the leading names in insolvency administration hww partner Ottmar Hermann is listed: "Ottmar Hermann is noted for his expertise in insolvency law. He advises on restructurings, assists with the drafting of insolvency plans and is regularly appointed as administrator or trustee."