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Restructuring Tier 1
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.
Transactions Tier 2
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP’s private equity practice is based in Munich and focuses on advising sponsors, an area that relies on the close cooperation with colleagues from the restructuring, finance, tax and capital markets practices. Attila Oldag, who joined the team in summer 2017 from Gütt Olk Feldhaus, and Benjamin Leyendecker assisted Oakley Capital Private Equity III with the acquisition of Career Partner Group from Apollo Education Group; while Volkmar Bruckner advised Oaktree Capital Management on the acquisition of a stake in NL-Holding. In other work, Bernhard Guthy and practice head Jörg Kirchner acted for Silverfleet Capital on the sale of the Competence Call Centre Group (CCC) to French mid-cap private equity investor Ardian. Bain Capital, Bregal Unternehmerkapital and Vestigo Capital are also part of the client base. Finance expert Christine Kaniak joined Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP as a salary partner in July 2018.
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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Kirkland & Ellis is a global law firm with 2,700 attorneys representing clients in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, restructuring, and intellectual property matters. The Firm has 15 offices around the world: Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.
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