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Kater Legal Services.
Legal Advice in Special Situations.

Senior executive legal counsel and project manager with significant professional experience in the banking and finance industry focusing on special situations, including distressed assets and insolvencies, wind-down scenarios as well as capital markets.


I am a trusted advisor and senior manager creating commercial value and providing personal and excellent legal advice.

Based on experience with a restructuring boutique firm, a major law firm, in-house with a large financial wind-down institution and as an independent lawyer I am familiar with various perspectives of advice and with different stakeholders’ interests.

I am experienced with a broad variety of asset and liability classes and provide legal advice in particular on restructurings, wind-down measures and other special situations with a focus on the financial sector


Since 2015:
Independent Lawyer in own practice, Munich

2015 – 2022:
Legal Counsel/Director at FMS Wertmanagement, Munich

2010 – 2015:
Associate und Managing Associate at Linklaters, Frankfurt, Finance Division

2005 – 2009:
Legal Assistant/Legal Counsel at Brinkmann & Partner, Hanover


2017 – 2019:
University of Münster, Centrum für Unternehmensrechnung (in cooperation with Tongji University, Shanghai, China) – Executive Master of Business Administration

2007 – 2011:
University of Bielefeld – PhD Studies

2008 – 2010:
Higher Regional Court Celle, Lower Saxony – Legal Traineeship and Second State Exam

First State Exam, Lower Saxony

2001 – 2007:
University of Freiburg/Breisgau and University of Hanover


Dr. Navid Kater
Legal Services
Lessingstr. 9 · 80336 Munich · Germany 
M +49 172 1551521