Michael brings a pragmatic and commercial approach to a wide-ranging corporate practice that includes M&A, restructurings and private equity work.
He advises local and international businesses in sectors ranging from TMT and shipping to renewable energy and biotechnology. Large corporates and private equity funds are regular clients.
Twenty years’ experience of major deals has equipped Michael with excellent negotiating and people skills.
Clients also appreciate the inventive thinking that delivers creative solutions to complex problems and gets deals done.
One of Michael’s areas of focus is Scandinavia.
Clients interested in Scandinavia and Scandinavian companies investing abroad will benefit from his understanding of this market.
"A highly respected corporate adviser focused on transactions in the telecommunications, media, IT and energy sectors."
Chambers Europe 2012
Career to date
Michael joined the firm in 1989 and became a partner in 1994. He has also worked in the London offices of Slaughter and May and Morgan Stanley.
Qualifications and education
- Rechtsanwalt, Bundesrepublik Deutschland
- Doctorate in law, Freiburg University
- Studied law in Freiburg and Geneva (Switzerland)
German, English and French