With over 15 years of experience as a lawyer in both Germany and China and as an internationally recognised expert in the fields of compliance and corporate/M&A, Mike heads the Shanghai office and primarily advises medium-sized companies and globally-operating groups in their activities in the People’s Republic of China.
He focuses his practice on advising subsidiaries or joint ventures on all phases of the development and localisation of compliance-management systems both in a preventive and investigative manner in the context of internal investigations, mainly concerning business activities between Germany/Europe and China. Mike combines legal expertise with extensive knowledge of the country with a broad intercultural understanding, which is essential in dealing with sensitive issues relating to compliance such as anti-corruption, conflicts of interest, fraud, or breach of trust.
|Since 2009||Partner, Taylor Wessing|
|2007 – 2009||Associate Partner, Rödl & Partner, Beijing|
|2003 – 2007||Associate, Rödl & Partner, Nürnberg, Shanghai & Beijing|
|2001 – 2003||Legal clerkship, Bielefeld & Shanghai|
|2003||Second state examination, Düsseldorf|
|2001 – 2003||Legal clerkship, Bielefeld|
|2000||First state examination, Dresden|
|1995 – 2000||Legal degree, University of Dresden|
|Chinaforum Bayern e.V.
Deutsch Chinesische Juristenvereinigung e.V.
PRC Data Protection Law: How an effective Compliance Management System may help to reduce liabilities