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Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

MAXIMILIANSTRASSE 11, 80539 MUNICH, GERMANY
Tel:
Work +49 89 20 30 60 00
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Fax +49 89 20 30 61 00
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http://www.kirkland.com

Sacha Lürken

Tel:
Work +49 89 2030 6114
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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Work Department

Restructuring

Position

Sacha Lürken is a restructuring partner in the Munich office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Sacha advises financial investors and corporates in domestic and cross-border transactions on investments and divestments in all instruments of the capital structure, distressed M&A and corporate and financial restructurings. He is also an experienced corporate litigation lawyer, including advice on D&O liability and national and international arbitration.

Career

Admitted in Germany 2002; Deutsche Bank AG Munich, Germany, Private Banking 1999; Clifford Chance, Frankfurt am Main, London and Munich, Germany and UK, associate 2002-2004; Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, Munich, Germany, associate 2005-2008, partner 2008 to present.

Languages

German, English

Education

University of Munich, Germany (First State Examination 1999); Higher Regional Court of Munich, Germany (Second State Examination 2001).


Germany: Restructuring and insolvency

Restructuring

Within: Restructuring

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP primarily focuses on financial restructurings and advising creditors. It has increasingly made use of its international network, for example when advising Agrokor – the largest retail group in the Balkans, which is indebted by €7bn and has 60,000 employees – on the raising of interim financing of up to €1.1bn. For this instruction, the respected Leo Plank, who leads the practice together with Bernd Meyer-Löwy and Sacha Lürken, cooperated with the London office. The five-partner team’s broad workload includes the representation of bond creditors in Air Berlin’s insolvency proceedings, the representation of three major creditors of convertible bonds in the amount of €2.5bn in the Steinhoff Europe case, as well as the representation of toy retailer Toys R Us in US Chapter 11 proceedings and in a debtor-in-possession financing (DIP) of up to $3.13bn.

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