Michael is Senior Partner at The IC Research Institute. He is also a Partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, one of the world’s leading corporate law firms, and the head of the German Banking & Finance practice group, Frankfurt. In his role at Weil Michael advises on all legal aspects of financing transactions, with a particular emphasis on cross-border private equity, leveraged and acquisition financing, as well as on finance aspects of distressed situations. Michael is also the Founding Partner of metropol incubator, a business angel and start-up incubator in Berlin, which assists founders and invests in start-up companies.
Michael received his law degree from the University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and was a research fellow at the University of Madrid (UAM), Spain, the University of Florence (European University Institute) in Italy, and at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. He has been admitted to practice in Germany in 2002. He is fluent in German, English, Czech, Spanish, and Italian.