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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.


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

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

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

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.


Restructuring expert Sebastian Laboga to join PLUTA

17 June 2019 · Berlin · Business Area Insolvency Administration

Mr Sebastian Laboga, a renowned insolvency law expert operating throughout Germany, will join the restructuring company PLUTA at the end of the year. Together with his team, he will be active on behalf of PLUTA throughout the Ruhr region as well as at the Berlin branch office in his role as a managing partner. PLUTA is thus further consolidating their market position as part of their expansion strategy.


Relocation of the PLUTA branch Herford

1 January 2019 · Herford

PLUTA's branch in Herford has moved. From now on, the PLUTA team can be reached at the following address: Schillerstraße 16, 32052 Herford.
PLUTA, which has been based in Herford since 2012, is now conveniently located close to the train station. Telephone and fax numbers remain the same.


PLUTA branch Oldenburg at new location

22 November 2018

The restructuring experts of PLUTA are now conveniently located in Oldenburg close to the main station. The PLUTA branch in Oldenburg was founded in 2012 and can now be found at the following address: Alter Stadthafen 3 A, 26122 Oldenburg. Telephone and fax numbers remain the same.

In addition to the central location, the new residential and service area between the old city harbor and the main station provides the team with the necessary modern technical equipment.


PLUTA Branch Hallbergmoos at new location

12 November 2018 · Hallbergmoos

As of now, business partners can reach the PLUTA branch Hallbergmoos under the new address: Am Söldnermoos 17, 85399 Hallbergmoos. PLUTA’s branch in Hallbergmoos was founded in 2007 and now moved to a larger accommodation in the Airport Business Centre (ABC). Phone and fax numbers remain unchanged.


PLUTA Managing Director Ivo-Meinert Willrodt elected Vice-President of the EIP Association

8 November 2018 · Munich · Business Area Insolvency Administration

Mr Ivo-Meinert Willrodt, a Managing Director and Partner of PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH, was elected the Vice-President of the European Insolvency Practitioners Association (EIP) at the last meeting in October. The EIP was founded in 2016 as the European umbrella organisation for insolvency administrators and restructuring experts. The organisation aims at representing the interests of the industry in Brussels.


PLUTA branch in Cologne with new telephone and fax numbers

20 July 2018 · Cologne

The PLUTA branch in Cologne is now available under new telephone and fax numbers. The team under the direction of Stefan Conrads and Dr. Ruth Rigol can be contacted by phone at +49 221 6695203 - 0 and by fax at +49 221 6695203 - 99. The familiar address has not changed: the branch office is located at 192 Amsterdamer Strasse in Cologne. It can still be reached by e-mail at


PLUTA listed in Global Restructuring Review as one of the Top 100 Restructuring Firms

13 July 2018 · Ulm, Germany

This year, the journal Global Restructuring Review (GRR) has once more included PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH in their TOP 100 list of internationally operating restructuring firms. The GRR 100 list was first published in 2017.


Restructuring Expert Dr Ruth Rigol moves to PLUTA

2 July 2018 · Cologne · Business Area Restructuring

Dr Ruth Rigol and her three-member team have moved to PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH with effect from 1 July 2018. She will be in charge of the Cologne branch office together with the attorney Mr Stefan Conrads.


PLUTA branches Bad Kreuznach and Mannheim at new address

11 May 2018

As from Tuesday, May 15, 2018, business partners will reach the PLUTA branch in Bad Kreuznach at the new location at John-F.-Kennedy-Straße 26, 55543 Bad Kreuznach. Telephone and fax numbers remain unchanged.
The PLUTA branch Mannheim was relocated to Hermsheimer Straße 7, 68163 Mannheim, at the beginning of March – just a few steps away from the previous address. Again, the known telephone and fax numbers continue to function.


Ivo-Meinert Willrodt joining PLUTA Management

16 January 2018 · Munich

Mr Ivo-Meinert Willrodt has joined the management team of PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH and, in this new role, is responsible for the branch offices in Munich, Hallbergmoos, Nuremberg, Würzburg, Regensburg and Bayreuth with immediate effect.


New Headquarters for PLUTA Poland in Warsaw

26 July 2017 · Warsaw

At the beginning of July 2017, PLUTA Poland sp. z o.o. opened its new office in Warsaw. These premises are also the new headquarters of PLUTA in Poland. The new office in the Polish capital is located at 194/124C Grójecka Street in the south-west of Warsaw, just 15 minutes from the airport. This means that PLUTA is now represented by two branch offices in eastern Europe.


PLUTA Expert Ivo-Meinert Willrodt discusses Brexit at the NextGen Leadership Conference in London

12 July 2017 · Munich/London

Mr Ivo-Meinert Willrodt, Head of the International Desk at PLUTA, has taken part in the NextGen Leadership Conference organised by the International Insolvency Institute in London. Under the direction of Prof Dr Bob Wessels, Mr Willrodt and other experts discussed Britain’s exit from the European Union and the legal consequences. During the conference, there was also a discussion about current developments in international insolvency law.


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”.


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.