New York, NY (April 21, 2021) --- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that Business Reorganization & Restructuring lawyer Dr. Wolfram Prusko will join Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP’s Frankfurt office as a partner. He is currently a restructuring partner at Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.
Mr. Prusko’s practice is focused on the representation of investors, debtors and creditors with respect to cross-border distressed transactions, restructurings — particularly financial and bond restructurings — and insolvency proceedings. Mr. Prusko also has experience in real estate and international bank restructuring. He speaks German, English, French and Italian.
“Willkie has a leading restructuring practice in all of the markets in which we operate, including the U.S., UK, France and Italy. It is therefore natural that we are adding a prominent partner with a strong track record to our growing restructuring offering in Germany and across our network,” said Matthew Feldman, Chairman of the firm and Co-Chair of the Business Reorganization & Restructuring Department.
“Wolfram will allow us to serve our existing clients in restructuring situations in Germany and to look out for further opportunities in this growing segment of the German legal market,” added Corporate & Financial Services Department partner Georg Linde, who manages Willkie’s Frankfurt office. “We look forward to welcoming him to Willkie.”
Mr. Prusko’s addition will follow the recent arrivals of several other market-leading lawyers in Willkie’s Frankfurt office, including partners Dr. Kamyar Abrar (Private Equity), Cornelia Thaler (Real Estate), Dr. Markus Lauer (M&A), as well as counsel Ludger Kempf (Tax), Matthias Schrader (Litigation), Dr. Michael Ilter (Corporate/Private Equity) and Svenja Wachtel (Litigation).
“Wolfram is a great addition to the firm’s growing pan-European restructuring practice, and we are delighted to add dedicated restructuring expertise in Germany’s key financial hub,” said London partner and Co-Chair of the European Restructuring Group Graham Lane. “With recent additions including Bruno Cova in Milan and Ed Downer in London, Willkie continues to develop a top-tier restructuring platform across Europe.”
Willkie’s Business Reorganization & Restructuring Department is a global practice with market-leading capabilities in all aspects of business and financial restructurings and insolvency matters. The team represents a broad spectrum of clients (both in and out of court) in the U.S., UK, France, Germany and other key European jurisdictions.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is an international law firm of approximately 750 attorneys with offices in New York, Washington, Houston, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Chicago, Paris, London, Frankfurt, Brussels, Milan and Rome. The Firm is headquartered in New York City at 787 Seventh Avenue.