Klaus-Niels Knees


Klaus-Niels Knees worked for more than 30 years in the legal department of the Savings Banks Association of Westphalia-Lippe, Münster. Mr Knees brings his expertise in the areas of credit security law as well as insolvency and enforcement law - in particular real estate enforcement law - to the firm as counsel.


Since 2013 working for Streitbörger

1981- 2013: In the legal department of the Savings Banks Association of Westphalia-Lippe, Münster, responsible for advising the member savings banks - from 1990 to 2013 as Deputy Director. 

1970- 1972: Banker

Studies at the University of Göttingen


Klaus-Niels Knees
Münster / Hamm

Streitbörger PartGmbB
Johann-Krane-Weg 10
48149 Münster

Streitbörger PartGmbB
Heßlerstraße 40
59065 Hamm

Phone +49 (0) 2381 / 1608-188
Fax +49 (0) 2381 / 1608-200


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Author: Forced sale and sequestration, RWS-Verlag, Cologne, 3rd Edition, since December 2020.

“Note on Higher Regional Court of Hamm decision of 21 March 1986, - Case 15 W 77/86 (Rpfleger 1986, 441) - judicial duty to clarify the award in accordance with § 85a(3) of the Forced Sale and Sequestration Act”, Sparkasse 1986, 465.

“Note on Higher Regional Court of Hamm decision of 27 May 1986, - Case 15 W 128/86 - on the continued validity of the consent declaration upon transformation of a mortgage into a land charge”, Rpfleger 1987, 297.

“Note on Higher Regional Court of Hamm decision of 22 June 1995, - Case 15 W 166/95 - on the interpretation of the provision in Article 6 § 2(3) of the Act Repealing the Imperial Homes Act”, Rpfleger 1995, 501.

“The bank as mortgagee in corporate insolvency”, ZIP 2001, 1568 ff.

“The current account in consumer insolvency and residual debt exemption proceedings”, ZVI 2002, 89 ff.

“On the right of the (provisional) insolvency administrator to object to direct debit authorisations”, ZInsO 2004, 5ff.

“On the bank's handling of general objections by the (provisional) insolvency administrator based on direct debit authorisations”, ZInsO 2006, 393 ff.

“On the inadmissibility of CC settlements with existing global cession”, ZInsO 2008, 116 ff.

“On handling the mortgagee by way of § 135(3) of the Insolvency Code”, ZInsO 2009, 745 ff.

“And it does expire! - Why the P-account (also) does not easily survive the initiation of insolvency”, ZInsO 2011, 511 ff.

“Note on District Court of Bielefeld judgment of 28 February 2014, - Case 1 O 71/13 - On the prerequisites for the effectiveness of a transfer of territory security”, ZInsO 2014, 612.

“Note on District Court of Bielefeld order of 4 March 2014, - Case 23 T 103/14 - Admissible withdrawal of applications (sequestration) subject to reservation”, ZInsO 2014, 2292.

“Insolvency rulings in banking law”, ZInsO 2015, 1890 ff.

“Rulings on the realisation of mortgages in insolvency”, ZInsO 2015, 2010 ff., ZNotP 2016, 130 ff.

“The bank as creditor/debtor of the land charge restitution claim”, ZIP 2018, 1055 



Lecturer at the Sparkasse Academy in Münster and externally