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Restructuring of Companies

Course code
Course type
BSc Course
Weekly Hours
FS 2023
Dr. Carsten Jungmann
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.
1. Determining the Appropriate Business Organization
2. Transformation of a Sole Proprietorship or a Partnership into a Limited Liability Company
3. Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance of a Limited Liability Company
4. Transformation of a Limited Liability Company into a Stock Corporation
5. Entry of Investors, Capital Measures
6. The Law of Affiliated Enterprises
7. Corporate Governance Code
8. Corporate Restructuring and Recapitalization
9. Corporate Insolvency Reorganization
Date Time
Friday, 27.01.2023 15:30 - 18:45
Monday, 30.01.2023 15:30 - 18:45
Tuesday, 31.01.2023 08:00 - 11:15
Friday, 03.02.2023 15:30 - 18:45
Monday, 06.02.2023 15:30 - 18:45
Tuesday, 07.02.2023 08:00 - 11:15
The primary objective of this course is to provide students with a sound understanding of the various legal topics related to the development and restructuring of business organizations. The theoretical concepts and practical approaches discussed and analyzed in this course are applicable in a wide array of positions in the business world (especially management and consultant positions).

The principal learning outcomes of this course are:

  • to provide students with a critical understanding of the key legal problems in founding, developing, transforming and restructuring a business organization;
  • to allow students to understand the importance of legal rules for managing the affairs a business organization;
  • to stimulate critical consideration of situations leading to liability threats for those involved in holding, managing and/or reorganizing a business organization;
  • to prepare students, with a special focus on legal topics, for future roles in management and control positions within business organizations.
Tegen/Reul/Heidinger/Tersteegen, Unternehmensrecht - Handelsrecht, Gesellschaftsrecht, Umwandlungsrecht, 2011; Timmerbeil/Reinhard, Grundriss des Konzern- und Umwandlunsrechts, 2012;Schwedhelm, Die Unternehmensumwandlung, 9. Aufl. 2019;Zimmermann, Grundriss des Insolvenzrechts, 11. Aufl. 2018Kuhlmann/Ahnis, Konzern- und Umwandlungsrecht, 4. Aufl. 2016Weiterführende Literatur:Ettinger/Schmitz, Umstrukturierungen im Bereich mittelständischer Unternehmen, 4. Aufl. 2017Limmer, Handbuch der Unternehmensumwandlung, 6. Aufl. 2018Sagasser/Bula/Brünger, Umwandlungen, 7. Aufl. 2017Hebig, Existenzgründungsberatung, 6. Aufl. 20146
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