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Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

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

Dr Bernd Meyer-Löwy

Tel:
Work +49 89 2030 6160
Email:
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Work Department

Restructuring

Position

Dr. Bernd Meyer-Löwy is a restructuring partner in the Munich office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Bernd has a wide range of cross-border restructuring and insolvency experience. He has acted for financial creditors, investors, turnaround advisors, debtors and insolvency practitioners in multi-jurisdictional restructurings and insolvency proceedings. He is qualified as a “special attorney for insolvency law” (Fachanwalt für Insolvenzrecht).

Career

Admitted in Germany 1997; Fachanwalt für Insolvenzrecht (Insolvency Lawyer); Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht (Tax Lawyer); Linklaters, Cologne, Germany, Restructuring and Insolvency Group 1998-2006; Linklaters, London, UK, Restructuring and Insolvency Group 2000-2001; Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, Munich, Germany, partner 2006 to present.

Languages

German, English

Member

Arbeitskreis für Insolvenzwesen Köln, e.V.; American Bankruptcy Institute

Education

University of Bochum, Germany (Law Degree 1993; First State Examination 1994; Dr. jur 2000); Higher Regional Court of Hagen, Germany (Second State Examination 1997).


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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