Board of directors

Béatrice Dunogué-Gaffié

is an insolvency practitioner in Paris .  She has been acting as a receiver over the last twenty years in amicable, civil and judicial proceedings . She has acquired, over the years , a particular know-how in solving complex governance problems in various sectors of civil activity    ( Health Sector , Media & Entertainment , Culture , Real Estate , Transport ) .

Béatrice is the President of the EIP ( Association of European Insolvency Practitioners’ organizations). EIP counts 15 National Insolvency Practitioners organizations members, i.e. more than 5 000 individuals , representing fairly the practice in the EU .

Béatrice is a member of the French Conseil National Board (CNAJMJ).

She is member of ASPAJ, IFPPC, Droit &Commerce, Droit et Procédures and INSOL      

Béatrice is graduate from Sciences Po Paris and from Paris 1 University ( economy and industrial strategy )

Ivo-Meinert Willrodt

Ivo-Meinert Willrodt is a lawyer specialising in insolvency law. In addition, he has an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen. He has been working as Managing Director of PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH since 01.01.2018, and is responsible for the locations Munich, Hallbergmoos and Regensburg.

He has been working for PLUTA for over 17 years as a restructuring expert, and has already overseen more than 250 corporate insolvencies, including Straubinger Metallbau GmbH, DEH GmbH, Perfekt Bau GmbH, Thormann Capital GmbH, Rheinhold Meister GmbH, Geiger technologies GmbH, and others. In addition to corporate restructuring in Germany, he also deals with international insolvency proceedings and restructuring. After successfully completing the INSOL Global Insolvency Practice Course Class 2013, he became Fellow INSOL International. He also coordinates PLUTA activities in the international network BTG Global Advisory.

Ivo-Meinert is a member of INSOL International, INSOL Europe and the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). He is an often-requested speaker, who discusses topics such as European insolvency law, management liability, and the effects of Brexit.

He has extensive experience in all legal and business matters of corporate restructuring, extrajudicial redevelopment and insolvency proceedings, insolvency administration and self-administration, as well as in negotiation, preparation and implementation of insolvency plans.

He has in-depth knowledge of a wide range of industries, in particular the automotive industry, manufacturing, retail, solar technology, grey capital market, equity market and telecommunications. Ivo-Meinert also has extensive business restructuring expertise as the director of a listed (DAX Midcap) investment company in Germany, as a CRO of the German-Austrian company BEA Elektrotechnik and Automation Technische Dienste Lausitz GmbH (energy industry with a turnover of € 90 million), and the US chemical company SKW QUAB Chemicals Inc. (turnover of € 25 million).

Luis Martín Bernardo

The economist and lawyer Luis Martín, Chairman of the Professional Association of Insolvency Administrators (ASPAC, by its Spanish acronym) until March 2018. He currently has his own law firm, Abencys, where he practises as a partner together with Javier Díaz-Gálvez. Here, they work as insolvency administrators advising debtors and creditors in some of the most important bankruptcies in Spain, such as Fagor, Pescanova, Martinsa-Fadesa, Ploder, Nozar, Afinsa, Alvan, Edisan, Marco Aldany and others.

Luis has extensive experience in this field. He began his professional career at Maquiceram, an industrial manufacturer of capital goods for the ceramics industry from 1980 to 1987. It was in this year that he joined BLR Consultores, a company specialising in M&A and in viability plans and restructuring. In 1989, he created CMC, his own consulting firm specialising in restructuring, M&A, processes consulting and management systems.  In 2003, he joined E&Y as the manager of the restructuring area, to then become a director and managing partner of the restructuring area of Roca Junyent from 2005 until May 2011 and a partner of the restructuring area of DLA Piper from May 2011 until November 2013.

Luis has completed several post-graduate courses relating to his professional field at institutions of recognised standing such as the IE and IESE Business Schools, Harvard University, Harvard Business School and Cambridge University.

Member of ERS (European restructuring Solutions), TMA and Insol.

Marko Zaman

Brief introduction coming soon

Robert Hänel

is partner of anchor Rechtsanwälte, a mid-size law firm with 11 offices in Germany specializing in insolvency and restructuring. Since he started working as a lawyer in 1999 Robert has taken court appointments in numerous insolvency proceedings, many of those including cross-border issues. Besides that he regularly advises in insolvency and pre-insolvency situations and represents parties in litigation cases before German Courts.

One of Robert’s fields of expertise is international insolvency law. He is author and co-author of several publications in this area, among them two commentaries to the European Insolvency Regulation.

For several years Robert has been a member of the Smaller Practice Issues Committee of INSOL International and he is co-chair of INSOL Europe’s Insolvency Office Holders’ Forum.

Robert is board member of the German association for insolvency administrators VID (Verband Insolvenzverwalter Deutschlands e.V.) and head of its data protection committee.

Ieva Broka

Lawyer

Ieva Broka is the leading partner of the Law Office Ieva Broka & Partners with more than 15 years of experience in legal services, providing legal assistance to clients from both Latvia and abroad. 

Law Office Ieva Broka & Partners provide comprehensive legal advice on corporate and commercial issues. We consult entrepreneurs by assisting them to choose legal structure of the company which is most appropriate to the specific situation, to create an effective organisational and management structure, obtain the necessary permits and licenses, register the company in the Commercial Register and in other institutions and bodies that may be necessary in other specific cases. We help commercial companies and their members to orient themselves and protect their interests, taking into consideration the relatively frequent changes in laws and regulations governing commercial activity.

Ieva is graduated from the University of Latvia (Law Science Bachelor degree and International Relations and Law Master degree) and Turiba University Latvia (Legal Science Doctoral Studies).

Daniel Fritz

Daniel Friedemann Fritz is a partner in Dentons’ Frankfurt office and has extensive experience in insolvency administration and representing enterprises, management and creditors in restructuring, debtor-in-possession and regular insolvency proceedings, where he acts as a legal counsel or takes as insolvency practitioner the position of an Insolvency Office Holder (Chief Insolvency Officer). In 2018 he was acting as Chief Insolvency Officer of Paracelsus-Kliniken, with more than 5,000 employees the biggest insolvency case of this year in Germany.

For EIP Daniel serves as Harmonization Law Officer. Based on President Macron´s Speech at the Sorbonne in September 2009 and the German-French Contract of Aachen (Aix-la-Chappelle) of 2019 the French and German Government are aiming for the Harmonization of their national insolvency laws. The Harmonization Law Committee is therefore currently working on ideas how to implement these goals in the best way.

Daniel F. Fritz serves as Private Expert to the European Commission in relation to the introduction of a preventive restructuring framework and as speaker of the Working Group Europe of the German Bar Association’s (DAV) restructuring and insolvency wing. He regularly publishes and comments on German and European insolvency law. He is a Conferee of Conference on European Restructuring and Insolvency Law and a member of INSOL Europe and served it as Co-Chair of its Insolvency Office Holders Forum.

Daniel studied law in at Ruperto Carola University in Heidelberg and at Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. He passed his 1st State Exam in Heidelberg in 1996 and was after legal clerkship in Brandenburg in 2000 admitted to the Bar.

 

Nadège Lanzetta

Brief introduction coming soon

EIP Committees

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