Impresses on restructuring mandates with her outstanding expertise and client orientation.” - JUVE
Dr. Marlene Ruf is a restructuring partner in the Munich office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.
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.
Marlene is recognized as one of JUVE’s “40 under 40” in 2023, a list of highly accomplished lawyers under 40 who have already made a name for themselves in the market and are said to be the future leading faces in their respective fields. In addition, Handelsblatt Best Lawyers lists her among the “Ones to Watch” 2023 for restructuring and insolvency law in Germany. IFLR1000 ranks Marlene in its 2023 Financial and Corporate Guide as a “Rising Star Partner” for restructuring in Germany.
Chapter “12 Solvent restructurings outside the SchVG (including bonds not subject to German law)”, in: Hopt/Seibt (eds.), Schuldverschreibungsrecht: Kommentar – Handbuch – Vertragsmuster, 2nd ed. 2023 (together with Sacha Lürken and Dr. Leo Plank)
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
Admissions & Qualifications
- University of HamburgDr. jur.2017
- Higher Regional Court of HamburgSecond State Examination2015
- Bucerius Law SchoolFirst State Examination2012
- Waseda UniversityLaw Studies2009