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Ivo-Meinert Willrodt

Ivo-Meinert Willrodt

Ivo-Meinert Willrodt has been Managing Partner of PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH since 2018 and branch manager of various offices in Bavaria (including Munich, Regensburg, Hallbergmoos). He is an attorney and specialist attorney for insolvency law. He studied law in Constance, Amiens (France) and Munich. He also studied business administration in Switzerland and holds an Executive MBA degree from the University of St. Gallen.

His practice focuses on the restructuring and continuation of companies in self-administration and regular insolvency proceedings. In addition, Mr. Willrodt advises on the basis of many years of experience in restructuring mandates and is available as a restructuring managing director (CRO). As a restructuring expert, he has been working for PLUTA for more than 17 years and has already handled more than 500 corporate insolvencies with up to 600 employees. He is regularly appointed as insolvency administrator by various German courts.

After successfully completing the INSOL Global Insolvency Practice Course Class 2013, Ivo-Meinert Willrodt is a Fellow INSOL International. He also coordinates PLUTA activities in the international network BTG Global Advisory. Mr. Willrodt 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.

In addition to his nationwide administrative and consulting activities, Mr. Willrodt regularly attends seminars (European insolvency law) as a speaker for the Working Group on Insolvency Law and Restructuring within the DAV. Since 2018, he has been a member of the Advisory Board of the European Group of the Insolvency Law & Restructuring Working Group. In addition, since 2018 he has been Vice President of the European Insolvency Practitioners in Brussels (EIP). Furthermore, attorney Ivo-Willrodt publishes in international journals. He is a member of the DAV (German Insolvency Association) and the VID (Professional Association of Insolvency Administrators in Germany), among others, and is a sought-after speaker on topics such as StaRuG, European insolvency law, directors' liability and the effects of Brexit.

Ivo-Meinert Willrodt has in-depth knowledge of a wide range of industries. His industry focus is on automotive, construction, finance (issuing houses, grey capital market and equity capital market), mechanical engineering, trade fair construction, retail and fashion, manufacturing and telecommunications.

Due to his several years of previous work as director of a listed (mid-cap DAX) investment company in Germany and as CRO of the German-Austrian BEA Elektrotechnik und Automation Technische Dienste Lausitz GmbH (energy industry € 90 million sales) and the American chemical company SKW QUAB Chemicals Inc. (€25 million sales), Mr. Willrodt also has extensive business restructuring know-how.

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

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

+49 89 858963-3

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Practice Areas

  • Reorganization and restructuring of companies in regular insolvency proceedings as well as in self-administration proceedings as insolvency administrator, trustee and CRO
  • Insolvency plan proceedings
  • Reorganization and restructuring consulting and activity as reorganization managing director or reorganization board member (CRO)

Languages for negotiations

German, English, French

Important References

As insolvency administrator

  • Bäumler Fashion GmbH (2020, manufacturing textile menswear): continuation of sales with the Bäumler brand (annual sales € 11.8 million and total assets € 6.5 million).
  • lab4stlye GmbH (2020, manufacturing textile menswear): continuation of distribution with the Feraud brand (annual sales € 5.6 million and total assets € 7.2 million).
  • H'Hotel Betriebsgesellschaft Berlin mbH (2020, hotel management company): liquidation (annual sales € 2.1 million and balance sheet total € 2.7 million).
  • Monsoon Accessorize GmbH (2019, international retail fashion): continuation of operations with 210 employees and 31 stores in Germany (annual sales of € 16 million and total assets of € 6.9 million).
  • SiWo-Bau GmbH (2019, construction): construction company with 400 construction projects and 26 employees and more than 426 creditors (total assets € 43 million).
  • Future Telematics GmbH (2019, research and development company): continuation and reorganization and successful partial sale as part of a transferring reorganization (annual sales of € 1.2 million and total assets of € 4.2 million).
  • Stagegroup GmbH (2018, event technology and trade fair construction): continuation of the company with 34 employees (annual sales of € 7.5 million and total assets of € 1.5 million).
  • WACO Wetterschutz-Dachsysteme GmbH (2018, construction): continuation of the scaffolding construction company, which was active in the field of construction and rental of scaffolding and weather protection roofs (annual sales € 2.9 million and total assets € 2 million).
  • Eureka Navigations Solution AG (2017): continuation and restructuring of the company specialized in research and development of freight car tracking systems (balance sheet total approx. € 6 million). Successful sale of the company as part of a transferring reorganization.
  • GABO:mi Gesellschaft für Ablauforganisation milliarium mbH (2016, project management): continuation and reorganization of the strategy consulting company specialized in process and project management of EU joint research consortia with 29 employees (annual turnover approx. € 2.1 million) from April to June 2016. The company managed 39 research projects financed by the European Commission with a duration of up to 6 years and research volumes of € 3–100 million throughout Europe. Successful sale of the company as of 01.07.2016 within the scope of a transferring reorganization to an acquirer
  • Straubinger Metallbau GmbH (2015, construction): continuation and reorganization of Straubinger Metallbau GmbH with 20 employees (annual sales approx. € 3 million). Successful sale of the company as part of a transferring reorganization.
  • DEH GmbH (2015, financial investment business): winding up and workout of the extensive investment and loan network of the financial investment company. There are more than 80 affected investors.
  • Patent Pool Trust GmbH and Thormann Capital GmbH with 650 affected investors (2013, investment companies from the German "gray capital market"): liquidation and winding-up of the extensive portfolio of corporate investments of both companies
  • Reinhold Meister GmbH and its investments (2012, construction): management of the still ongoing operations, restructuring and sale of Reinhold Meister GmbH with 327 employees in Deggendorf (annual sales: € 65 million and sales of joint ventures € 100 million). Management of more than 55 active construction sites throughout Europe.
  • Zonzoo GmbH (2011, telecommunications): management of the ongoing business, restructuring and sale of Zonzoo GmbH with 14 employees in Munich (annual sales of around € 20 million in 2010).
  • Erasia Group (2010, temporary employment agency/solar): liquidation of Erasia Personalmanagement GmbH & Co. KG (annual sales of € 2 million) with 118 employees and 8 employees in the business area assembly solar parks and solar plants. Asset sale of Erasia Management GmbH and transfer of 25 employees.
  • Geiger technologies GmbH (2009, automotive sector): management of the running business, the restructuring and the sale of Geiger technologies GmbH with about 600 employees in Garmisch (annual turnover € 80 million).

As CRO in self-administration proceedings

  • Eluminocity GmbH, charging stations for e-cars (2020, Start Up E Mobility): successful sale in the context of a transferring reorganization. Preservation of all jobs. Advising the self-administering management (balance sheet total € 4.7 million).
  • Live Cycle GmbH (2020, Start Up Mobility/ Employee Bikes): successful sale in the context of a transferring reorganization. Preservation of all 53 jobs. Advising the self-administrating management (balance sheet total € 2 million).
  • Brabbler Secure Message and Data Exchange AG (2019, IT messenger service): Star Up IT with 52 employees. Advising the self-administering management. (Balance sheet total € 5.3 million).

As administrator in self-administration proceedings

  • 08/2008–03/2009 CRO of BEA Elektrotechnik und Automation Technische Dienste Lausitz GmbH (energy). The company achieved a global turnover of approximately € 90 million in 2008 with 536 employees at locations in Spremberg, Düsseldorf, Vienna and Eastern Europe. Management of the restructuring process and the development and management of the new global strategic realignment. Successful sale of the company to the private equity investor BluO.
  • 01/2007–03/2009 Secretary and Finance Director of SKW Chemicals Inc. QUAB US (chemicals). The company had worldwide sales of approximately $ 25 million in 2008 at its New Jersey and Alabama facilities. Managed and executed the spin-off of Quab specialty chemicals business from US Degussa AG and incorporated the business into the newly formed SKW QUAB Chemicals Inc. Successfully sold SKW Quab Chemicals Inc. to the publicly traded SKW Stahl-Metallurgie Holding AG (S-DAX).

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

Career levels Ivo-Meinert Willrodt

2019

Managing Partner of PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH

2013

Successful participation in international insolvency education program: INSOL Global Insolvency Practice Course Class of 2013 (Fellow INSOL International)

2009

Director and lawyer of listed ARQUES Industries AG, based in Starnberg (S-DAX, industry: private equity, corporate restructuring and investment management)

2009

Secretary and treasurer of SKW QUAB Chemicals Inc. USA (chemical industry, 37 employees and approximately $ 25 million in sales)

2009

Managing Director of BEA Elektrotechnik und Automation Technische Dienste Lausitz GmbH (industry: energy industry, 536 employees in Europe and approx. € 90 million turnover)

2006

Business Administration studies: Degree as Executive MBA at the University of St. Gallen

2004

Attorney specialising in insolvency law

2002

Second state examination in law in Brandenburg, Germany, elective: European and international law; traineeship in the state of Brandenburg

2002

Insolvency administrator (admitted lawyer and Executive Master Business Administration HSG Switzerland) and managing partner (since 2018) at PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH

2001

Postgraduate studies in Business Administration at the University of Hagen / IWW Institute

2000

Law studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München with first state examination in law in Bavaria, elective: European and international law

1997

Law studies at the University of Amiens (France) as part of an Erasmus scholarship

1996

Law and history studies at the University of Konstanz