PwC Legal

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  • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) since 2022


  • German and international companies and groups
  • GmbHs, UGs and associations
  • Listed companies


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About me

Markus Gortan specialises in insolvency, employment and corporate law as well as litigation and arbitration. He has more than eight years of professional experience and has assisted with a large number of legal proceedings. At PwC Legal, he works in the areas of occupational pension schemes and restructuring.

  • Since 2022: PwC Legal, Frankfurt am Main
  • Until 2022: employed at the German offices of a major Japanese law firm, Frankfurt am Main
  • Until 2021: legal clerkship (Rechtsreferendariat), district of the Higher Regional Court of Jena
  • Until 2020: employed at a medium-sized business law firm, Erfurt
  • Until 2019: employed at a major law firm, Mannheim
  • Until 2018: employed at a renowned insolvency law firm, Erfurt
  • 2017: doctorate on the topic: the dualism of interests in insolvency employment law
  • Until 2017: post-graduate (LL.M. oec) programme in private and public business law, Jena
  • Until 2015: student, Jena
  • Calculation of the number of employees and the concept of organizational unit in the governmental draft of the HinSchG, June 2022, NZA 2022, 838-840.
  • The deputy membership in the facultative supervisory board, November 2019, VR 2019, 369-372
  • The position of the deputy member of the supervisory board, January 2019, Buch
  • Criminal liability of managing personnel of the software manufacturer of self-driving vehicles for failure to act due to breach of the duty to observe products, August 2018, CR 2018, 546-552
  • Ordering a reservation of consent of certain legal transactions to avoid payment of tax and social security contributions in the provisional bankruptcy administration, December 2016, NZI 2016, 982-986
  • Reduction of the minimum remuneration in consumer bankruptcy proceedings pursuant to § 3 sec. 2 lit. e InsVV
  • May 2016, NZI 2016, 339-341
  • Cancellation of the bankruptcy notice entered in the German Commercial Register regarding the decision to open a bankruptcy proceedings against a merchant pursuant to § 32 sec. 1 sent. 1 of the German Commercial Code (HGB) by analogy, March 2016, NZI 2016, 68-70
  • German Federal Court of Justice, ruling dated 12 March 2020 – IX ZB 33/18