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Germany: Corporate and M&A

M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m)
M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m) - ranked: tier 5

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP is particularly known for private equity transactions. The team’s strong integration with the firm’s international offices ensures a constant flow of instructions. For example, it worked with the London office in advising vehicle component manufacturer Accuride on the takeover of Mefro Wheels. Jörg Kirchner, Benjamin Leyendecker and Volkmar Bruckner are recommended.

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Germany: Restructuring and insolvency

Restructuring - ranked: tier 1

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

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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Leo Plank - Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

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