Jones Day expands German Banking, Finance & Securities Practice with the addition of Dr. Michael Fischer as new partner in Frankfurt
An experienced lawyer in the area of finance supervisory law as well as compliance and investigations, Dr. Fischer will strengthen the practice in Germany and across Europe. Dr. Fischer previously spent seven years as General Counsel at UBS Europe SE in Frankfurt. Prior to this, Dr. Fischer held leading roles with the German financial market stabilization authority as well as with international hedge funds and asset management companies. He started his career as an M&A attorney-at-law with international law firms.
"We are very pleased to welcome Michael to our Banking, Finance & Securities Practice as well as to our Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation Practice," said Ansgar Rempp, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day in Germany. "The further expansion of both practices is one of our more strategically important goals. Both areas have grown substantially in the last few years. We assume that this growth will continue long-term since both the number and depth of regulations as well as the intensity of scrutiny by the regulatory authorities will continue to increase. Therefore, a large number of clients have repeatedly expressed their desire for Jones Day to strengthen and expand these practice areas."
With the addition of Dr. Fischer, Jones Day is responding to increasing client inquiries regarding regulatory issues in the area of banking and finance. As the number of regulations in this area expand, both proactive advice to clients in connection with structural changes and transactions, as well as rendering advice in connection with the implementation and its monitoring, (with an emphasis on compliance and investigations) is relevant in nearly all areas in which clients are active.
"Bringing a lawyer to Jones Day with Michael's background and experience is a clear message that we remain committed to providing our clients access to the top legal talents not only in Frankfurt, but also across Europe, and around the world," said Alban Caillemer du Ferrage, who co-leads Jones Day's Banking, Finance & Securities Practice. "Frankfurt remains one of the region's premier financial centers, and Michael will be a great addition to what is already a very strong team."
"With the addition of Michael, a well-recognized and highly qualified colleague, we are consistently continuing to expand the German banking practice. We are happy to welcome an industry insider like Michael to further reinforce our already strong team in this area," said Sandra Kamper, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Frankfurt Office.
"I am looking forward to contributing my in-house experience and, with the strong Jones Day team, develop solutions for our clients with respect to their regulatory needs," said Dr. Fischer.
Earlier this year, Jones Day expanded its Banking, Finance & Securities Practice with the arrival of Dr. Martin Schulte, who joined the Firm from the European Central Bank.
Jones Day advises and represents more than half of the DAX 30 companies and has maintained its #1 ranking for number of deals worldwide in both Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg M&A league tables every quarter since year-end 2000. In Germany, Jones Day has more than 100 professionals in offices in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich.
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