PwC Legal

Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37

60327 Frankfurt am Main

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Tel.  +49 69 9585-2088

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  • Attorney at law, admitted 2022


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


  • German
  • English
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About me

Markus Gortan is specialized in insolvency, employment and corporate law as well as litigation & arbitration. In his more than 8 years of professional experience, he has already handled numerous proceedings. At PwC Legal, he is active in the areas of company pension schemes and restructuring.

  • Since 2022: PwC Legal, Frankfurt am Main
  • Until 2022: Practice at a German office of a large Japanese law firm, Frankfurt am Main
  • Until 2021: Legal traineeship, OLG (Higher Regional Court) district of Jena
  • Until 2020: Practice in a medium-sized commercial law firm, Erfurt
  • Until 2019: Practice in a large law firm, Mannheim
  • Until 2018: Practice in a renowned insolvency law firm, Erfurt
  • Since 2017: Doctoral thesis on the topic: the interest dualism of insolvency labor law
  • Until 2017: Postgraduate program in private and public business law (LL.M.oec), Jena
  • Until 2015: Studies, 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
  • BGH, Decision of March 12, 2020 - IX ZB 33/18