Dr. Wolfram Prusko

Partner Restructuring
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Overview

Dr. Wolfram Prusko is a restructuring partner in the Munich office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.

His practice is focused on the representation of investors, debtors and creditors with respect to cross-border acquisitions, restructurings - particularly financial and bond restructurings - and insolvency proceedings. Wolfram has also extensive experience in international bank restructuring.

IFLR1000 recognizes Wolfram in its Financial and Corporate Guide as a highly regarded lawyer for Restructuring (2018 and 2019 edition). Wolfram is initiator and co-chair of TMA NextGen Germany.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

“Die Intercreditor Vereinbarung als Instrument der internationalen Restrukturierung” (The intercreditor agreement as instrument of international restructuring), in: Hommel et al., Handbuch Unternehmensrestrukturierung (Handbook corporate restructuring), 2018, Vol. II, p. 2063-2079  (together with L. Plank)

“Neue Möglichkeiten der Sanierung mit Einführung der Konzerninsolvenz” (New opportunities for restructuring through the introduction of group insolvency), in: Börsen-Zeitung, 24 June 2017, p. 9

“What is at Stake Upon Brexit for Corporate Activity – a Restructuring & Insolvency Perspective”, in: Brexit Negotiation Series, Oxford Business Law Blog, April 2017 (based on contribution to ‘Negotiating Brexit’ conference of 17 March 2017, Oxford)

“Restrukturierung statt Insolvenz – Warum die Brüsseler Vorgaben für das Insolvenzrecht nicht weit genug gehen” (Restructuring instead of insolvency – Why Brussels’ insolvency law directive doesn’t go far enough), in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 21 December 2016, p. 16 (together with L. Plank)

“Aktionsplan der Europäischen Kommission - Doing Business: Nutzen und Grenzen der Weltbank-Studie” (Action Plan of the European Commission - Doing Business: Benefits and Limitations of the World Bank Report), in: INDat Report 2016, p. 11-16 (together with J. Dettbarn and L. Plank)

“What’s so special about German corporate bankruptcy cases three years after ESUG reform?”, Financier Worldwide Magazine, March 2015, Special Report: Global Restructuring & Insolvency (together with C. Pickerill)

“Die Gesellschafterstellung in der Insolvenz” (The shareholders’ position in corporate insolvency proceedings), C.H.Beck Verlag, Munich 2013

“Die gesellschaftsrechtliche Strukturhoheit – Machtverteilung in Gesellschaften als Gegenstand der Gesetzgebung” (Structural Sovereignty under Corporate Law - Distribution of Power in Corporations as a Subject of Legislation), in: Hauer et al. (ed.), Macht im Zivilrecht (Power in Civil Law), Jahrbuch Junger Zivilrechtswissenschaftler 2012 (Yearbook Young Civil Law Academics 2012), p. 235-257, Stuttgart 2013

“Neues zum Vorsatznachweis in Korruptionsfällen – Der Fall Bourke und seine Bedeutung in Zivilprozess und Schiedsverfahren” (Update on Proving Intent in Corruption Cases – The Bourke Case and its Significance in Civil Court and Arbitral Proceedings), in: ZWH 2012, p. 257-262 (together with M. Rieder)

“Schiedsklauseln in Beratungsverträgen auf dem Prüfstand” (Arbitration Clauses in Consulting Agreements on Trial), in: Corporate Finance law 01/2012, p. 33-36 (together with M. Rieder)

“Say on Pay in den USA – Dodd-Frank Act kodifiziert Votum über Managervergütung und Golden Parachutes” (Say on Pay in the U.S. – Dodd Frank Act Codifies Vote on Managers’ Remuneration and Golden Parachutes), in: NZG 2010, p. 1128-1131 (together with R. Schmidt-Bendun)

“Regulierungswettbewerb im Unternehmensinsolvenzrecht: Ergebnisse einer empirischen Untersuchung” (Regulatory Competition in Corporate Insolvency Law: Results of an Empirical Analysis), in: NZI 2010, p. 545-550 (together with H. Eidenmüller and T. Frobenius)

“The Future of Secured Credit in Europe – Ein Konferenzbericht” (A conference report), in: IPRax, 5/2008, p. 465 – 467

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2008Germany

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Education

  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenDr. jur.summa cum laude2013
    Faculty Prize by the LMU Faculty of Law
  • Higher Regional Court of Munich, GermanySecond State Examination2008
  • Julius-Maximilians-University, WürzburgFirst State Examination2006
    Scholar of German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des dt. Volkes)
  • Charles UniversityDAAD Student2003–2004