European Law / Regulatory disputes

As in-house counsel to a Fortune 500 company, I advised and worked on several complex regulatory issues across law, policy and science. I focused on EU law and regulation, including regulatory litigation in national and European courts.

Claims for insufficient compliance system

I have advised a listed company regarding its claims against its former CEO for not having established an effective compliance system. I also have experience advising on mitigating the risks of such claims. As in-house counsel to a Fortune 500 company, I advised on revising and implementing compliance rules. 

Banking and capital markets disputes

I have defended several clients involved in such disputes, including founders of a real estate fund as well as a bank concerning claims brought by investors. I also hold a PhD in banking and competition law and I have published many articles on banking and capital markets law, in particular, the law concerning payment systems.

Corporate disputes

I have acted in M&A related disputes. I have also published literature on corporate litigation.

Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution

I represented a Fortune 500 company in multiple arbitration proceedings (ad hoc and ICC) and the Slovak Republic in proceedings regarding the validity of an arbitration clause in an intra-EU investment treaty. These proceedings gave rise to the landmark Achmea CJEU decision.

I also act as an arbitrator, and have published and given speeches regarding mandatory mediation in Italy. I am the co-author of the mediation rules of the European Institute for Conflict Management in Munich (EUCON) as well as a member of its board (www.eucon-institut.de).

Competition law / Cartel damage claims

I have advised multiples clients in cartel damage claim proceedings. Notable work includes the proceedings that led to the German landmark decision on cartel damage claims (ORWI). I also developed the state aid argumentation that led the European Commission to prohibit Hungary from introducing a new tax for tobacco companies.

Manager liabilities / D&O

I have advised and respresented board members (Vorstände), managing directors (Geschäftsführer), listed and non-listed companies as well as leading insurers regarding manager liability and D&O issues and cases.