Kabel New Media – Gesellschaft für computergestützte Kommunikation mbH

Transferring Reorganization and Social Plan for a Digital Service Provider

The especially strong customer loyalty in a fast-moving industry helps to achieve a (partial) success.

BRRS Rechtsanwälte – Joachim Büttner – Standort Hamburg

Insolvency Administrator

Joachim Büttner

BRRS Office


Local Court



Standard Insolvency Proceedings

Key Facts

Design and realization of interactive communications


Partial transferring reorganization; social plan; high quota


Conclusion: 2022

Initial Situation

The insolvency petition was filed at the same time as that of Kabel New Media AG, the parent company (cash pool within the group). Time-critical orders from clients in the automotive industry were in question; on the other hand, there was an unusually high level of customer loyalty.

The Insolvency Proceedings

Business operations continued. One of the customers initially thought about becoming involved in a transferring reorganization. That idea was dropped, but the customer signaled that it would continue to place orders. Still, the orders from this one customer would be enough to save only part of the jobs. A socially acceptable reduction in jobs was negotiated and concluded with the works council. Over the course of a highly complex procedure, which also took into account the agreement on the side of customers, a buyer was found for a transferring reorganization. An agreement that included participation in future profits was concluded with the buyer. The employees who had to leave the company received the benefits provided in the social plan.

The Result

The outlook is for a high quota.
Conclusion: 2022

Further Reference Proceedings from Joachim Büttner