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Ivo-Meinert Willrodt

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Ivo-Meinert Willrodt is a lawyer specialising in insolvency law. In addition, he has an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen. He has been working as Managing Director of PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH since 01.01.2018, and is responsible for the locations Munich, Hallbergmoos and Regensburg.

He has been working for PLUTA for over 17 years as a restructuring expert, and has already overseen more than 250 corporate insolvencies, including Straubinger Metallbau GmbH, DEH GmbH, Perfekt Bau GmbH, Thormann Capital GmbH, Rheinhold Meister GmbH, Geiger technologies GmbH, and others. As part of his role in insolvency adminstration, he took over the continuation and restructuring of companies and groups with up to 600 employees. He is regularly appointed as an insolvency administrator by various German courts. In addition to corporate restructuring in Germany, he also deals with international insolvency proceedings and restructuring. After successfully completing the INSOL Global Insolvency Practice Course Class 2013, he became Fellow INSOL International. He also coordinates PLUTA activities in the international network BTG Global Advisory.

Ivo-Meinert is a member of INSOL International, INSOL Europe and the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). He regularly participates in international insolvency and restructuring conferences as a speaker. He is an often-requested speaker, who discusses topics such as European insolvency law, management liability, and the effects of Brexit.

He has extensive experience in all legal and business matters of corporate restructuring, extrajudicial redevelopment and insolvency proceedings, insolvency administration and self-administration, as well as in negotiation, preparation and implementation of insolvency plans.

He has in-depth knowledge of a wide range of industries, in particular the automotive industry, manufacturing, retail, solar technology, grey capital market, equity market and telecommunications. Ivo-Meinert also has extensive business restructuring expertise as the director of a listed (DAX Midcap) investment company in Germany, as a CRO of the German-Austrian company BEA Elektrotechnik and Automation Technische Dienste Lausitz GmbH (energy industry with a turnover of € 90 million), and the US chemical company SKW QUAB Chemicals Inc. (turnover of € 25 million).

Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für Insolvenzrecht, Executive M.B.A.-HSG

Managing Director PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH, Branch Manager Munich, Hallbergmoos, Regensburg, Insolvency Administrator

+49 89 858963-3

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Important References

  • Since 2017 Eureka Navigations Solution AG: Continuation and restructuring of the company specialized in research and development of a freight wagon tracking system (total assets approx. €6 million). Successful sale of the company as part of a transferring refurbishment.
  • Since 2016 GABO:mi Gesellschaft für Ablauforganisation:milliarium mbH (Project management): Continuation and reorganization of the strategy consulting firm specialized in process and project management of EU collaborative research consortia with 29 employees (annual revenue of approximately € 2.1 million) from April to June 2016. The firm oversaw 39 research projects funded by the European Commission with a duration up to 6 years and research volume of €3 - 100 million throughout Europe. Successful sale of the company on January 1, 2016 as part of a transferring restructuring
  • Straubinger Metallbau GmbH (Construction): Continuation and restructuring of Straubinger Metallbau GmbH with 20 employees (annual turnover approx. €3 million). Successful sale of the company as part of a transferring refurbishment.
  • Since 2015 DEH GmbH (Financial investment transactions): Processing of the extensive investment and loan network of the financial investment company. There are more than 80 affected investors.
  • Since 2012 Insolvency Proceeding Patent Pool Trust GmbH and since 2013 Thormann Capital GmbH with 650 affected investors (Investment Companies from the German “Grey capital market”): Handling and liquidation of the extensive portfolio of business investments of both companies
  • 11/2011 - 03/2012 Insolvency Proceeding: Reinhold Meister GmbH and it’s investments (Construction): Management of the on going business, the restructuring and sale of Reinhold Meister GmbH with 327 employees based in Deggendorf (turnover: € 65 million and turnover joint ventures € 100 million). Handling of more than 55 active constructions sites all over Europe.
  • 05/2010 - 08/2011 Insolvency Proceeding: Zonzoo GmbH (Telecommunications): Management of the on going business, the restructuring and sale of Zonzoo GmbH with 14 employees based in Munich (turnover of approximately € 20 million in 2010).
  • 09/2010 - 11/2010 Insolvency Proceeding: Erasia group (temporary employment company/Solar): Liquidation of Erasia Personnel Management GmbH & Co. KG (turnover € 2 million) with 118 employees and 8 employees in the business segment of assembly of solar parks and solar systems. Asset sale of Erasia Management GmbH and transfer of 25 employees.
  • 05/2009 - 11/2009 Insolvency Proceeding: Geiger technologies GmbH (Automotive): Management of the on going business, the restructuring and sale of Geiger technologies GmbH with approximately 600 employees based in Garmisch (turnover € 80 million).
  • 08/2008 - 03/2009 CRO of the BEA Elektrotechnik und Automation Technische Dienste Lausitz GmbH (Energy). The company generated with 536 employees at locations in Spremberg, Düsseldorf, Vienna and Eastern Europe 2008 a global turn over of about € 90 million. Management of the restructuring process and the development and management of the new global strategic realignment. Successful sale of the company to private equity market BLUO Fund
  • 01/2007 – 03/2009 Secretary and Treasurer of the SKW Chemicals Inc. QUAB US (Chemical). The company generated in 2008 at locations in New Jersey and Alabama a worldwide turnover of approximately $ 25 million. Management and execution of the carve out of QUAB specialty chemicals business from the American Degussa AG and incorporation of the business in the newly established SKW QUAB Chemicals Inc. Successful sale of SKW QUAB Chemicals Inc. to the publicly traded SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG (S- DAX).
  • 11/2003 - 09/2004 Insolvency Proceeding: Carl Abt am Münsterpl. KG (Retail): Management of the on going business, the restructuring and sale of Carl Abt am Münsterpl. KG with 165 employees based in Ulm (annual turnover of about € 20 million). Management and liquidation of the Carl Abbot group with approximately 430 employees (annual turnover € 80 million).

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Articles, abstracts and interviewsBrexit and its Impact on Cross-Border Restructurings, INSOL World, 4th Quarter 2016, p. 24-26