Ivo is a lawyer and holds an MBA from the University of St Gallen (Switzerland). Ivo has been granted the title of Accredited Specialist in Bankruptcy Law by the German Bar Association. He is a fellow of INSOL International, a worldwide federation of national associations of lawyers, accountants and other professionals who specialise in turnaround and insolvency matters on an international level.Ivo’s practice focuses on complex corporate restructuring and insolvency matters both domestically and in cross-border contexts. He is regularly appointed as insolvency administrator and custodian (handling of more than 300 corporate bankruptcy cases), and has comprehensive experience in insolvency proceedings of all sizes.He has extensive experience in both the legal and commercial aspects of corporate restructurings, bankruptcies, receiverships, work-outs and enforcement of creditors’ rights, remedies, the negotiation, documentation and prosecution of insolvency plans, shareholders’ liabilities and clawback claims, plan confirmation proceedings and recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings, the negotiation and documentation of director liabilities claims, and fraud actions. His expertise covers insolvency, banking, restructuring arrangements and distressed M&A.He also advises clients on the legal aspects of investing in distressed investments and in distressed situations. His case experience spans a variety of industries, including the automotive, real estate funds, manufacturing, retail, solar, ‘grey’ capital market, private equity and telecommunications sectors. Ivo also worked for a stock-listed (Mid-Cap Dax) private equity company as a director, and for three years in Germany and the United States for an engineering and a chemical company as a CRO.