Overview

Dr. Marlene Ruf is a restructuring partner in the Munich office of Kirkland & Ellis.

She focuses on cross-border restructurings advising debtors, creditors, the management or shareholders on reorganizations, acquisitions and disposals of stressed and distressed businesses, which include both consensual restructurings and formal processes. Among Marlene’s clients are distressed debt investors and banks that she advises on the acquisition and restructuring of capital market instruments or loans in and outside of insolvency as well as debtors in financial stress or distress.

Handelsblatt Best Lawyers lists her among the “Ones to Watch” 2022 for restructuring and insolvency law in Germany.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

Chapter on Germany, in: International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG)Restructuring & Insolvency, 16th ed. 2022 (together with Ann-Kathrin Ziegler and Nino Goglidze; the full chapter is available here)

Chapter „Cross-class Cram-down in Europe“, in: International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG)Restructuring & Insolvency, 16th ed. 2022 (together with Ann-Kathrin Ziegler and Nino Goglidze; the full chapter is available here

Chapter on bond restructurings, in: Theiselmann (ed.), Praxishandbuch des Restrukturierungsrechts, 4th ed. 2020 (together 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

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017Germany

Languages

  • English
  • German

Education

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