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PLUTA attorney Heinz-Joachim Hombach becomes part of Leipzig management team

6 April 2023 · Leipzig

Mr Heinz-Joachim Hombach will support PLUTA partners Dr Stephan Thiemann and Mr Stefan Kahnt as deputy branch manager in the future. Mr Hombach will also become an authorised signatory for the Chemnitz office and continue to carry out activities for the Berlin branch.


Attorney Dr Oliver Liersch joins PLUTA

9 March 2023 · Hannover

Dr Oliver Liersch will join the Hanover branch office of the PLUTA restructuring company effective 1 April 2023. The experienced attorney for general law and specialist attorney for insolvency and restructuring law as well as commercial and corporate law will strengthen PLUTA’s consulting business and contribute extensive debtor-in-possession experience.


Relocation of the PLUTA branch Bochum

1 March 2023

As of March 1, 2023, the PLUTA branch office in Bochum can be reached at a new location.


Dr Norman Werner joins the PLUTA M&A team

16 January 2023 · Ulm / München

Dr Norman Werner, an M&A expert, has joined the PLUTA transaction team as of the beginning of the year. The 44-year-old attorney has many years of experience in advising national and international clients on the acquisition and sale of companies or parts thereof.


Restructuring expert Ludwig Stern becomes a partner at PLUTA Management GmbH

9 November 2022 · München

Mr Ludwig Stern was admitted to the ranks of PLUTA Management GmbH as a partner on 1 November 2022. With his background as a business management and restructuring expert, he has worked in the restructuring business unit at PLUTA’s Munich branch office since 2015. Prior to that, he worked for one of the large German auditing firms.


Eleven PLUTA attorneys recognised in Best Lawyers ranking

27 June 2022 · Ulm

German business daily Handelsblatt has recognised acclaimed attorneys and law firms in its Best Lawyers ranking. This is already the fourteenth time the publisher has honoured the best attorneys of the year in their respective legal fields. We are particularly pleased that Handelsblatt included eleven PLUTA attorneys in three areas of specialisation this year.


Dr Karl-Friedrich Gulbins and Mr Stefan Warmuth named new partners at PLUTA

9 June 2022 · Ulm

PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH has announced two new partners: attorneys Dr Karl-Friedrich Gulbins and Mr Stefan Warmuth.


PLUTA partner Ivo-Meinert Willrodt appointed new EIP president

14 February 2022 · Ulm

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.


Change of generation at the PLUTA branch offices in Düsseldorf and Aachen

18 January 2022 · Düsseldorf/Aachen

Mr Michael Bremen has passed the baton on to the next generation. At the beginning of 2022, he handed over the reins of PLUTA’s Düsseldorf and Aachen branch offices to attorneys Mr Christoph Chrobok and Dr Uwe Paul


Restructuring expert Sebastian Laboga now a managing partner at PLUTA

18 January 2022 · Ulm

Mr Sebastian Laboga became a managing partner of PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH on 1 January 2022. The experienced attorney, a managing director and partner of PLUTA, has been in charge of the branch offices in Berlin, Bochum, Dortmund, Essen and Erfurt since early 2020.


Attorney Dr Karl von Hase joins PLUTA

10 January 2022 · Ulm/Düsseldorf, Germany

Dr Karl von Hase joined the Düsseldorf branch office of restructuring company PLUTA as a partner on 1 January 2022. Together with his team, the experienced attorney for general law and specialist attorney for commercial and corporate law will contribute extensive experience to PLUTA’s legal consulting business. He will be supported by attorney Dr Julia Weiler-Esser, who also joined the company at the beginning of the year. Dr von Hase and Dr Weiler-Esser have already worked together in the past.


PLUTA branch office in Aachen moves to new address next to the city park

14 December 2021 · Aachen

With immediate effect, the PLUTA branch office in Aachen can be contacted at a new address: it is now located at Grüner Weg 1 in 52070 Aachen, on the northern edge of Aachen city centre. The telephone and fax numbers remain the same.


PLUTA Academy holds seminar day for capital providers in times of crisis

2 December 2021 · Stuttgart · Business Area Restructuring

The PLUTA restructuring company will also admit external professionals and business partners to the PLUTA Academy from 2022 onwards. In advance of this, an initial event on the consequences of the German Corporate Stabilisation and Restructuring Act (StaRUG) was already held for lenders today.


PLUTA named top corporate law firm for 2021

20 September 2021 · Ulm

German business magazine FOCUS has released its ninth list of top corporate law firms, which recognises the best law offices and attorneys in Germany each year. PLUTA has now been named a ‘Top Corporate Law Firm’ among law offices with a multidisciplinary practice in 2021 for the first time. The corporate law firms mentioned represent the crème de la crème of the industry.


Three new partners at PLUTA

20 August 2021 · Ulm

The PLUTA restructuring company has added another three partners to its ranks: Dr Ruth Rigol, Ms Heike Metzger and Mr Markus Fünning. This brings the number of partners at PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH to 24.


Exceptional training result at PLUTA

11 August 2021 · Koblenz

Mrs Anna Bodner has completed her three-year paralegal apprenticeship at PLUTA with excellent results. The 28-year-old, who is based in PLUTA’s Koblenz branch office, has ranked in the top three trainees in the higher regional court district of Koblenz. Mrs Bodner works in insolvency administration, supporting case handlers and administrators.


PLUTA restructuring expert Ilkin Bananyarli awarded InsO Excellence certification

15 June 2021 · Stuttgart

Mr Ilkin Bananyarli, a partner of PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH, has been awarded the seal of quality from Gravenbrucher Kreis e.V. (“Gravenbruch Circle”), a German association of insolvency administrators. The restructuring expert, who has already amassed more than 16 years of experience in his field, is now the second PLUTA attorney after Mr Michael Pluta to receive this seal of quality. Only 39 attorneys have been awarded this certification to date.


PLUTA wins several international awards

29 January 2021 · Ulm

The PLUTA restructuring company has again been the recipient of multiple awards. The firm has won the Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award in the ‘Restructuring Law Firm of the Year in Germany – 2021’ category. Corporate Intl recognises companies that are global leaders in various fields. In addition to specialist knowledge, performance is also a decisive factor.


UK BTG partner invests in growth

28 January 2021 · Ulm

PLUTA has been successfully cooperating with partners around the world as a member of BTG Global Advisory (BTG GA) – an international network of restructuring and insolvency experts – for many years. The whole network is now set to benefit from the network partner in the UK, the Begbies Traynor Group, having completed its largest acquisition in the insolvency arena to date. The takeover of law firm CVR Global will allow Begbies Traynor to expand in England. It will also further enhance its expertise and offering in the areas of corporate restructuring and consulting.


PLUTA opens branch in Darmstadt

27 January 2021 · Darmstadt

PLUTA continues to consolidate its position throughout Germany: the restructuring company opened a branch in Darmstadt in January 2021. With this new office in South Hesse, PLUTA is strengthening its presence in the Rhine-Main region and ensuring that yet another locality will benefit from its first-class insolvency administration and restructuring consultancy services. The new branch is located at Ludwigsplatz 6, 64283 Darmstadt.


PLUTA named one of the world’s top 100 restructuring firms by Global Restructuring Review

8 December 2020 · Ulm

Global Restructuring Review (GRR), a trade journal that covers restructuring and insolvency law, has again recognised PLUTA this year, naming it one of the world’s top 100 restructuring firms. This is the fourth time that the list has been published.


Further expansion of the BTG Global Advisory international network

23 November 2020 · Ulm

PLUTA has been a member of BTG Global Advisory – an international network of restructuring and insolvency experts – for several years. The group has extended its global presence with an office in Mexico: two network members based in the USA and Brazil have partnered to open B. Riley Advisory Services de Mexico.


PLUTA Paderborn now close to railway station

31 August 2020 · Paderborn, Germany

PLUTA’s Paderborn branch is relocating. From 1 September 2020, it will be centrally located at Bahnhofstr. 31b, 33102 Paderborn. The PLUTA team will work from the fourth floor of the new office building.


PLUTA a constant in top rankings for many years

14 July 2020 · Ulm

WirtschaftsWoche, a leading German business magazine, has again listed PLUTA as a 2020 Top Law Firm in the fields of insolvency law and restructuring. Moreover, three PLUTA restructuring experts have been ranked among the finest legal professionals. WirtschaftsWoche regularly honours Germany’s best law firms and attorneys in the areas of insolvency and corporate restructuring.


Marcus Katholing appointed co-managing director of PLUTA Management GmbH

8 July 2020 · Munich

Mr Marcus Katholing was appointed managing director of PLUTA Management GmbH on 2 July 2020.


Riverside relocation for PLUTA branch in Bremen

18 May 2020 · Bremen

PLUTA’s Bremen branch has relocated. The team under Dr Christian Kaufmann can now be found in the Bömers Spitze office block at the gateway to Bremen’s Überseestadt district. The new address is: An der Reeperbahn 2, 28217 Bremen. The telephone and fax numbers remain the same.


PLUTA continues to grow

27 January 2020 · Berlin

Dr Hubertus Bartelheimer, a lawyer and restructuring consultant from Berlin, and his five-strong team will join the restructuring company PLUTA with effect from 1 March 2020. This means that the law firm, which is active throughout Germany, is continuing to grow and above all is strengthening its consultation business.


PLUTA Stuttgart moves to city centre location

18 December 2019 · Stuttgart

The PLUTA branch office in Stuttgart is now located in the city centre. The restructuring experts and attorneys have moved to the Volksbank building at Börsenstrasse 3, 70174 Stuttgart. More than 30 employees are working across three floors in modern and completely renovated offices.


Ilkin Bananyarli becomes partner at PLUTA

25 September 2019 · Ulm/Stuttgart

Stuttgart-based attorney Mr Ilkin Bananyarli has been named partner at PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH. The restructuring expert has many years of experience in restructuring and preserving companies and is regularly appointed insolvency administrator by regional courts.


Business magazine names PLUTA among top law firms for 2019

22 August 2019 · Ulm

WirtschaftsWoche, a leading German business magazine, regularly recognises Germany’s best law firms and attorneys in the field of insolvency and corporate restructuring. PLUTA has again been listed as a top law firm in 2019, while five PLUTA restructuring experts have been ranked among the finest legal professionals.


Dr Vittorio Cardano is the new head of PLUTA's branch in Italy

28 April 2021 · Milan · Business Area Legal Consulting

With effect from 1 May 2021, Dr Vittorio Cardano will become the new head of the PLUTA Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (law firm) branch in Milan, Italy. He has previously lived in Germany for more than 10 years and spent several years working for an international corporate law firm. Dr Cardano has been admitted to practice law as a lawyer in Italy since 2013 and in Germany as of this year.


PLUTA moves to new Offices in Milan

9 May 2016 · Milan · Business Area Legal Consulting

PLUTA Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (Studio Legale) has moved to its new premises in Milan. The branch office is as of now located in Via G.C. Merlo 1 in the city centre of Italy’s financial capital. The change in the address is accompanied by a change in the phone and fax numbers.


PLUTA is Restructuring Law Firm of the Year in Italy

25 August 2015 · Milan · Business Area Legal Consulting

The Milan-based PLUTA Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (Studio Legale) has won a prestigious award: the journal Lawyer Monthly awarded PLUTA the title of Italy’s “Insolvency and Restructuring Law Firm of the Year 2015”.


Xavier Garcia Esteve is the new manager of PLUTA’s branch offices in Spain

20 November 2021 · Madrid

Xavier Garcia Esteve is the new manager of PLUTA’s branch offices in Spain. The attorney and business management expert has more than 20 years of expertise in insolvency administration and corporate restructuring. He is regularly appointed insolvency administrator by Spanish courts, especially in Madrid and Barcelona. Previously, the Spanish qualified attorney (abogado) worked in an international business law firm and as an insolvency administrator, in addition to having worked for several years in the risk department of a bank.


Restructuring Advice: PLUTA founds Management Companies in Germany and Spain

27 January 2017 · Munich/Ulm/Madrid · Business Area Restructuring

PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH has founded PLUTA Management GmbH. The new company in Germany will help PLUTA to continue its growth course in the area of out-of-court restructuring. As early as 2016, the law firm founded PLUTA Management Restructuring S.L. with the headquarters in Madrid, Spain.


Spanish PLUTA Company on the Preselection List of the Local Court of Mannheim

2 March 2016 · Barcelona/Madrid/Mannheim

The company PLUTA Abogados y Administradores Concursales, S.L.P. is the first foreign law firm to be put on a preselection list of the Local Court of Mannheim. This means that for the first time a legal entity can be appointed for insolvency administration in Germany. The wholly-owned subsidiary of PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH had submitted the relevant application. The inclusion to the list applies to proceedings in which the assets are predominantly located in Spain or in which the centre of main interests (COMI) is to be found in Germany and the assets and/or creditors mainly in Spain.