Anchor is regularly named in a wide variety of surveys and by a wide variety of institutions as one of the best commercial law firms in Germany in the areas of insolvency, restructuring and reorganization. These awards please us and spur us on. We have listed the most important ones here.

  • azur100

    azur100 has recognized Anchor as a top employer for the Southwest region. In 2021, azur100 already ranked Anchor among the TOP 20 attractive employers in the category specializing in insolvency law and restructuring. For the awards, azur surveys around 4,000 associates, trainee lawyers, doctoral candidates and students every year about their expectations and how they rate their employers.

  • Best Laywers

    The lawyers of the law firm Anchor Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH were again voted among the best lawyers in Germany in the category “Restructuring / Insolvency Law” in the Handelsblatt rankings in 2023.

    The US publisher Best-Lawyers determines the most renowned legal advisors in Germany exclusively for the Handelsblatt. Only lawyers were asked about the reputation of their colleagues. In particular, it is a question of which colleague is considered recommendable outside of one’s own law firm. The result is a comprehensive overview of the most renowned lawyers and law firms.

    The following Anchor Partners were awarded “Best Lawyers in Germany 2024”:

    Prof. Dr. Martin Hörmann, Silvio Höfer, Tobias Wahl, Dr. Christoph Herbst und Dr. Robert Hänel

  • Focus Magazin

    Anchor Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB remains one of Germany’s top commercial law firms in the field of “Insolvency and Restructuring” in 2022, according to a survey by Focus magazine.

    Several thousand lawyers are surveyed for the Focus special Top Lawyers. anchor was recommended particularly frequently by colleagues, as in the years 2014 to 2022, and is thus one of Germany’s top commercial law firms in this specialist area.

  • Juve Awards 2019 – Kanzlei des Jahres für Insolvenz und Restrukturierung

    The JUVE Handbook is the reference work of the German legal market. The JUVE Award recognizes law firms or teams that have stood out as particularly dynamic due to their work and market position in the editorial team’s research interviews.

    JUVE Kanzlei Dossier 2019

  • Juve Awards 2010 – Gründerzeit-Award

    Anchor Rechtsanwälte received the JUVE-Gründerzeit-Award in 2010:

    The firm aims to be a lifeline, both in insolvency proceedings and in restructuring mandates – just as its name promises. And Anchor is increasingly living up to its claim. It has been three years since the Munich lawyers Vincenz von Braun, Dr. Christoph Herbst and Alexander Reus joined forces with Tobias Wahl from Mannheim. In Mannheim, Wahl had taken over the insolvency department from the law firm Irschlinger Raff Pöschke in 2006. Like his new partners, he had originally learned the business at the insolvency boutique par excellence – Wellensiek.

    The Wellensiek school emphasizes the consensus principle in insolvency proceedings. The new set-up in Munich was accordingly consensual. Their teacher, Dr. Jobst Wellensiek, remained sympathetic to the younger lawyers, for example by mandating them in 2008 in his function as insolvency administrator of Papierfabrik Scheufelen. This gave the new firm a further boost after an office was added in Ulm just six months after its founding.

    The partner there, Prof. Dr. Martin Hörmann, who had moved from Schneider Geiwitz & Partner, handled the first major insolvency proceedings at Anchor in March 2010. He was appointed in Neu-Ulm for the mechanical engineering company MAKA Max Mayer Maschinenbau. Four months later, a buyer had been found and three quarters of the approximately 180 jobs had been saved. Job preservation, not always the main focus of administrators, is an important criterion for the Anchor lawyers in their restructuring work, and transparency is another: every success is documented on the website, where the most important key figures of their own proceedings are freely available.

    The firm has also created jobs itself. Additional administrators in Peißenberg near Munich as well as in Hildesheim and Braunschweig have joined the firm, and with two new associates recently, the substructure is not neglected. Anchor offers junior staff a career concept with clear rules, formalized feedback and a transparent promotion model. With 16 professionals at last count, Anchor has dropped anchor in the insolvency law firm market.


  • The Legal 500

    Ten partners of Anchor Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH are also recommended in the 2023 ranking of The Legal 500 in the area of restructuring and insolvency. Congratulations to Florian Harig, Christoph Herbst, Silvio Höfer, Martin Hörmann, Alexander Reus, Christof Schiller, Vincenz von Braun, Tobias Wahl, Sarah Wolf, Alexander Zarzitzky.


    The VID-CERT seal of approval documents the tested quality of insolvency administration by VID members. It is awarded exclusively by the Association of Insolvency Administrators in Germany (Verband der Insolvenzverwalter Deutschlands e. V.) to members who have provided extensive evidence of their professional experience and qualifications as part of their admission to the VID. In addition, they undertake to provide evidence from an independent certification company that they comply with the principles of proper insolvency administration and the professional principles of the association and are certified in accordance with ISO 9001. The audit is carried out annually.

  • WirtschaftsWoche

    Anchor Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH remains one of the top law firms in Germany in the field of insolvency law and restructuring in 2023, according to a survey by WirtschaftsWoche magazine. WirtschaftsWoche determines the top law firms annually together with the Handelsblatt Research Institute. In addition, WirtschaftsWoche recommends our partners Silvio Höfer, Tobias Wahl and Professor Dr. Martin Hörmann for the area of insolvency law and our partner Alexander Reus for the area of restructuring.