Dr. Yorick Ruland

Attorney (Germany) | Specialist for banking and capital markets law | Partner

Dr. Yorick M. Ruland, Portrait
Office Cologne
Kennedyplatz 2
+49 221 33660 81
yruland [at] goerg.de

Dr Yorick Ruland advises national and international companies on banking and banking regulatory law, and financing. He specialises in offering comprehensive advice to banks, savings banks and insurance companies, including consultation regarding complex litigation, compliance and internal investigations.



Dr Yorick M. Ruland offers advice primarily to savings banks, regional banks, commercial banks, credit unions, clearing banks, insurance companies, and institutional investors such as asset managers, trusts, utilities and associations. He is particularly known in the market for his work for the savings bank sector and in connection with unusual financial instruments on the side of institutional investors (JUVE 2018/2019).

In this area, he primarily represents his clients in legal disputes, and enforces creditor rights for them as part of insolvency proceedings. Over the past 10 years, Dr Ruland has been involved in a series of the largest bank/capital markets law disputes in Germany.

Dr Ruland also regularly works as part of national and cross-border financing transactions, with a focus on the Benelux countries. Further areas of focus include comprehensive advice on banking supervisory, investment and banking insolvency law. 


Dr Yorick M. Ruland started his professional career at GÖRG in 2002, and has been a partner there since 2007. He has run the Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Department since 2015. Before becoming a lawyer, he worked as a research assistant for two years at the University of Cologne. He gained a doctorate in law in 2003 under Prof. Christoph Beck, with a thesis on comparative law with respect to the Netherlands.

Dr Ruland also manages the Dutch Desk at GÖRG, and has been a member of the German-Dutch Lawyers’ Association since 2007 and Vice President of DAV Belgium since 2015.

He worked at the United States Court of International Trade in New York (USA) in 2001 and completed a secondment in banking & finance in London (UK) in 2006.


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