- Heidelberg District Court announced insolvency proceedings today
- British insolvency applies throughout Europe
- Insolvency expert Jan Groß to determine assets in Germany
Cologne, October 10, 2017 – The Heidelberg District Court announced the insolvency proceedings against Boris Becker. The former professional tennis player and three-time Wimbledon champion was declared bankrupt by the British High Court on June 21, 2017. An insolvency declared within an EU country applies throughout Europe; therefore, payments can no longer be made to Boris Becker in Germany to reduce a debt. If a payment is nevertheless made, business partners can be charged again by the insolvency administrator.
The insolvency administrators Mark Ford, Finbarr O’Connell and Gil Lemon of Smith & Williamson LLP have called in Cologne-based insolvency and restructuring expert Jan Groß to conduct the insolvency proceedings in Germany. Mr. Groß, who is a partner at the audit and consulting firm of Ebner Stolz, will identify assets and claims of the former tennis pro that are located in Germany so that they can be added to the insolvent estate.
Ebner Stolz and Smith & Williamson LLP have successfully worked together on cross-border proceedings many times in the past. At more than 15 locations in Germany, Ebner Stolz has more than 60 lawyers, tax advisors, auditors and business consultants specializing in restructuring.
Smith & Williamson LLP (London): Mark Ford (Director), Finbarr O’Connell (Partner), Gil Lemon (Partner)
Deutsche Representatives for the Implementation of the Insolvency Proceedings
Ebner Stolz (Cologne): Jan Groß (Partner Restructuring); Associates: Sarah Ungerechts (mettre), Philipp Sauset (Corporate Law)
Dr. Ulrike Höreth
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About Ebner Stolz
Ebner Stolz is one of the largest independent consulting firms in Germany and is among the top ten in the industry. The firm has decades of solid experience in auditing, tax consulting, legal advice and business consulting. This broad spectrum of services is offered by around 1,300 professionals using a multidisciplinary approach in all major German cities and business centers. Ebner Stolz carries out cross-border assignments with its partners in Nexia International, which is one of the world’s ten largest networks of consulting and auditing firms.
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