Michael heads the Banking & Finance practice in Bird & Bird’s Frankfurt office. He advises international companies and banks on banking and payment services regulation, and has worked in teams covering over 50 jurisdictions.
One of Michael’s core competencies is the legal support of lobbying in legislative procedures. For example, he advised an international credit card scheme on new Anti-Money Laundering Acts in Germany and Europe. In addition to providing regulatory advice, Michael has extensive experience advising lenders and borrowers. His expertise includes distressed investments, financing of private equity transactions and loan trading.