Overview

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. Handelsblatt Best Lawyers lists her among the “Ones to Watch” 2021 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