Ingo Scholz

Biography

Ingo Scholz
Ingo Scholz is a partner in the Corporate practice of our Frankfurt office with a special focus on restructuring. His expertise covers, in particular, international restructuring work in the context of LBOs, bonds, insolvency pre-packs and distressed M&A transactions. Ingo regularly acts as joint representative for bondholders in larger corporate bond situations, including with respect to Arcandor AG and Praktiker AG. In addition, he represents corporates, investors, private equity houses and creditors in insolvencies and restructurings. The Legal 500 describes him as "creative and pragmatic, he excels at finding innovative solutions to problems."

Ingo was the lead partner on the following major recent restructuring transactions:

  • Legal advisor to webhelp S.A., a Charterhouse portfolio company at the time, on its acquisition of walter services from H.I.G. Capital and Anchorage (distressed M&A)*
  • Representing the par senior creditors in the €650 million Apcoa restructuring, where an innovative structure was implemented to use schemes of arrangement in the United Kingdom to effect the restructuring*
  • Common representative of holders of the €250 million corporate bonds of Praktiker AG*
  • AEG Power Solutions B.V. in the restructuring of its €100 million corporate bond, an instruction that was shortlisted for the Platow “Deal of the Year” Award in 2015*
  • SiC Processing GmbH, a Nordic Capital portfolio company, in protective shield proceedings to restructure its €80 million corporate bond (insolvency prepack)*

In 2005, Ingo was the first to implement the COMI shift from Germany to the United Kingdom to enable a controlled bond restructuring in the landmark Deutsche Nickel case.*

Ingo studied law at the University of Freiburg (law degree 1995, Dr. Jur. 1997). He was admitted to practice in Germany in 1998. Prior to joining Weil, he was a partner at a leading international law firm in Frankfurt.

Ingo is fluent in German and English.

* at previous firm

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