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Dr Leo Plank

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Dr. Leo Plank is a restructuring partner in the Munich office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. He focuses on financial restructuring and bankruptcy matters, particularly on the representation of institutional high-yield and distressed debt investors as well as companies in cross-border and multinational restructurings. He has particular experience in the restructuring of LBO financings and in complex cross-border matters and has a wide range of experience in representing both on the debtor and the creditor side, as well as in the representation of numerous distressed and “loan-to-own” investors.


Admitted as Attorney-at-law in New York, USA, 2001; admitted as Solicitor at the Law Society of England and Wales 2003; admitted in Germany 2004; Bingham McCutchen LLP, New York and London, USA and UK, associate 2000-2004; Broich Bayer von Rom, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, partner 2004-2006; Kirkland & Ellis International LLP Munich, Germany, partner 2006 to present.


German, English, French


Turnaround Management Association


University of Wales School of Law, Cardiff, UK (Diploma in Legal Studies, 1995); University of Connecticut School of Law, USA (LL.M. 2000); Leopold-Franzens-University, Innsbruck, Austria (Mag. jur. 1999; Dr. jur. 2001).

Germany: Restructuring and insolvency


Within: Leading individuals

Leo Plank - Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

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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