Dr. Marlene Ruf is a restructuring associate in the Munich office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.

She focuses on cross-border restructurings advising both debtors and creditors on acquisitions, disposals and reorganizations of stressed and distressed businesses.


Thought Leadership


Chapter on bond restructurings in: Theiselmann (ed.), Praxishandbuch des Restrukturierungsrechts, 4th ed. 2020 (co-author with Sacha Lürken)

Comment to judgment by Court of Appeal of Düsseldorf on 29 November 2018 (case no. I-13 U 59/18) re. enforceability of subordination clause in German law notes terms and conditions in: Entscheidungen zum Wirtschaftsrecht (EWiR) 2019, p. 115

The joint representative of bondholders in the crisis of the issuer. 2018. KTS-Schriften zum Insolvenzrecht, Volume 55. Cologne: Carl Heymanns Verlag


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017Germany


  • English
  • German


  • University of HamburgDr. jur.2017
  • Higher Regional Court of HamburgSecond State Examination2015
  • Bucerius Law SchoolFirst State Examination2012
  • Waseda UniversityLaw Studies2009