Dr. Volker Knoop
Areas of responsibility: compliance, law, litigation finance and monetization,
Previously, he was responsible for all legal and compliance matters at AlixPartners, an international management consultancy. During his nearly seven-year tenure based out of Paris and London and covering the entire EMEA region, Volker focused on commercial contracts, large-scale advisory and interim management projects, risk management and liability defense work. In 2012, Volker, together with his colleagues of the global risk management team, was recognized for the team’s ‘Achievements in Excellence’. Before joining AlixPartners, Volker worked several years as an attorney in Munich, initially with Westpfahl & Spilker, a law firm specializing in complex litigation, later with international law firm Eversheds. His clients from various industries were primarily German and European mid-market players as well as European subsidiaries of large U.S. corporations. Volker’s expertise ranges from commercial and corporate law to product liability and insurance law. A significant portion of Volker’s work was to represent his clients in court proceedings across Germany. One of his main clients, Tyco International, chose Volker as secondee to serve as part of its European legal and compliance team and to manage all day-to-day legal work and dispute resolution for the group’s businesses in the DACH region.
Volker has studied law and dispute resolution in Kiel, New York and Los Angeles. He earned his PhD with a thesis on “mass torts in international private law”. As part of his legal training, Volker worked for the German Consulate General and with international law firm Baker McKenzie in São Paulo. He is a member of the German-Brazilian Lawyers’ Association, trained as a specialized insurance law attorney and a certified bank clerk. Volker speaks German, English, French and Portuguese.
Areas of responsibility: Strategy, business development, sales, finance, e-commerce / IT and human resources
Hanns-Ferdinand Müller studied Economics at the Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg and music at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg. Since February 2017 he is Member of the Board at FORIS AG, Bonn and Managing Director of GO AHEAD.
Before he joined FORIS Hanns-Ferdinand Müller worked for goetzpartners, Munich, a leading, international advisory firm for all key issues of entrepreneurial activity: strategy, M&A and transformation. From 2001 until 2014 he worked for RWE, from 2011 as CEO and CFO of RWE Retail Co, Dortmund. Management. Executive roles for Kienbaum and WestLB round up his professional career – the development of new markets, customer groups and new business and sales models were always focus of his professional life.
Chairman of the Advisory Board at DZ-4, Hamburg
Chairman of the Advisory Board at mnoplus marketing GmbH, Bochum
Member of the Curatorium of ISM – International School of Management, Dortmund
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