Tennis Legend Boris Becker’s Bankruptcy
July 18, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Boris Becker was a tennis prodigy who won Wimbledon by the age of seventeen, making him the youngest ever to do so. After that, he proceeded to win six more titles.
Ever since Becker hung up his tennis racket, he has been involved in one legal mess after another, starting with an expensive divorce in Miami that cost him $25 million and was shown daily on German television. At one point, Becker had filed a motion to seal his court file, claiming it was done for safety and security reasons. His motion was denied.
Years later, I reviewed his court file since I was facing the same legal issue on behalf of a client. My motion was granted, but the situation legally and factually was different since I was representing a confidential informant and it was imperative that his identity not be revealed.
As of recently, Becker had also been declared bankrupt in the United Kingdom.
Earlier this year, Becker was appointed as an culture attache by the government of the Central African Republic, which his attorneys now argue that due to the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, he is protected from bankruptcy proceedings as a diplomat, thus, claiming diplomatic immunity.
Becker resides in Wimbledon, London and reportedly has homes throughout the world which includes Miami, Monaco, and Munich.
Alexander Hernandez, Esq.
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