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Ebner Stolz is appointed to carry out insolvency proceedings against Boris Becker in Germany

  • 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.

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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. 

Insolvency Administrators

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)

Press Contact

Dr. Ul­rike Höreth
Eb­ner Stolz
Kro­nen­straße 30
70174 Stutt­gart
Tel. +49 711 2049-1371

Firm Contact

Jan Groß
Eb­ner Stolz
Holz­markt 1
50676 Köln
Tel. +49 221 20643-616

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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