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The European Insolvency Practitioners Association (EIP) revealed new positions on its board of directors at its most recent digital annual meeting. PLUTA managing partner Mr Ivo-Meinert Willrodt has been appointed president of this association of European insolvency administrators. Mr Willrodt, an insolvency law expert, has more than 17 years of experience as an attorney and has handled over 300 corporate insolvency cases to date.
Prior to assuming this position, he had been vice president of the EIP since November 2018. In addition, he is a member of INSOL International, INSOL Europe and American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). At PLUTA, restructuring expert Mr Willrodt is responsible for coordinating the company’s international activities within BTG Global Advisory, a network of independent insolvency administration and restructuring firms.
New EIP president Mr Ivo-Meinert Willrodt stated: “We intend to continue to forge ahead with the harmonisation of insolvency law in Europe and promote the implementation of the relevant European directive. In this context, we want to demonstrate the importance of insolvency administrators, who play an important role when it comes to rescuing companies facing difficult situations.”
Ms Béatrice Dunogué-Gaffié, the previous president and an insolvency administrator for the past 20 years, has now assumed the role of EIP vice president. The EIP board of directors includes members from different European countries who complement the team with their experience in the legal field, such as Mr Daniel Fritz (Dentons), Dr Robert Hänel (Anchor) and Mr Axel W. Bierbach (Müller-Heydenreich Bierbach & Kollegen) from Germany.
Founded in 2016 and represented in more than 12 European countries, Brussels-based EIP is an independent association of 14 European organisations and around 4,500 individual insolvency administrators. A major goal of the association is to highlight the importance and efficiency of restructuring and insolvency proceedings all over Europe.
PLUTA helps companies in legally and economically difficult situations. Since the company was founded in 1982, PLUTA has constantly grown and today has a staff of approximately 500 employees in Germany, Spain and Italy. More than 290 business and management experts, attorneys, business lawyers, tax consultants, public auditors, certified accountants, economists, banking and bookkeeping experts, engineers and insolvency administration specialists, many with multiple qualifications, ensure practicable and economically sound solutions. In particular, PLUTA provides support in restructuring companies affected by a crisis or insolvency and in continuing business operations, if necessary by involving restructuring experts in a responsible role. PLUTA is one of the top enterprises specialising in restructuring and turning around companies, as demonstrated by rankings and awards from INDat, JUVE, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, brand eins and Focus. Further information at www.pluta.net.