Experience

    • An American publicly traded Internet domain registrar and web hosting company with corporate defense in a major data breach case.
    • Solenis in the combination with BASF's paper and water chemicals business.
    • An international U.S. conglomerate in the internal investigations relating to a German business branch.
    • A large German bank in an assessment of its compliance management system relating to the distribution of financial products.
    • A large German bank in an investigation relating to breach of trust allegations.
    • One of the world’s largest commodity trading houses in a representation relating to public investigations into bribery and breach of trust allegations.
    • A leading European retail group in an assessment of its compliance management system in Germany, Russia, Turkey, Italy and the Benelux countries.
    • A German automotive supply group in an assessment of its compliance management system.
    • A Dax 30-group company relating to issues of corporate governance and internal audit.
    • Ferrostaal, a global provider of industrial services in plant construction and engineering, in an extensive internal compliance investigation relating to allegations of corruption and other wrongdoing in several jurisdictions.
    • Siemens in an internal investigation to determine whether anti-corruption regulations had been violated and in an independent and comprehensive assessment of the compliance and control systems at Siemens.
    • A large European telecommunications company in U.S. DOJ and SEC investigations.
    • An internal investigation for the audit committee of a worldwide communications company concerning payments made to certain commercial counterparties.
    • Multinational companies and private fund sponsors in the creation of anti-corruption compliance programs.
    • A leading manufacturer of comprehensive drive technology based in Japan, in its €165 million acquisition of a motors and actuators business and other M&A transactions in Germany.
    • A U.S. media conglomerate in antitrust issues on the acquisition of a media enterprise.
    • A major Japanese automotive corporation as claimant in consolidated ICC London arbitration proceedings concerning a multibillion euro cross-shareholding and arising out of a commercial alliance.
    • An international pharmaceutical corporation in a dispute relating to a joint venture for the research and development of certain vaccines.

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, 1987, LL.M.
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, 1985, Dr. iur.
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, 1981, First State Examination

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • French