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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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www.kirkland.com

Dr Leo Plank

Tel:
Work +49 89 2030 6070
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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Work Department

Restructuring

Position

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.

Career

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.

Languages

German, English, French

Member

Turnaround Management Association

Education

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

Restructuring

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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