Advising domestic and foreign creditors regarding the enforcement of right and securities in German insolvency proceedings, if necessary by way of litigation or arbitration
Advising domestic and foreign parent companies regarding restructuring or liquidation of German subsidiaries pre insolvency
Advising on all aspects of distressed M&A
Advising managing directors and board members re duties in the twilight zone and in insolvency proceedings, in particular to minimize or fend off liability issues
Advising and representation of domestic and foreign insolvency administrators
Born 1972 in Duesseldorf; Studies of Law at University of Cologne. 1997 First Legal State Examination. 1998 to 1999 Research Assistant with University of Cologne, University of Hagen and Trainee in office of Insolvency practitioner. 2000 to 2002Legal clerkship in Bonn and Cologne. 2002 Second Legal State Examination and Admission to Bar. 2005 PhD, Doctoral Thesis on Wrongful Trading. 2002 – 2015 Worked in international Law Firms in Cologne, Frankfurt/M. and London. 2006 Secondment to legal department of Car Manufacturer. Since April 2015 with Cologne office of CMS Hasche Sigle.
• German Bar Association (DAV) / Cologne Bar Association (KAV)
• Working Party for Insolvency & Restructuring of German Bar Association
• Cologne Round Table for Insolvency
• Advisory Board to Editors of German weekly insolvency journal "ZInsO"