Curriculum Vitae  


In-House Counsel having many years of experience in transaction business, in complex und time sensitive projects, showing highly appreciated negotiation skills also in cross border and international business

  • Actual: Legal Interim Manager and and instructor e.g. at the seminars “The Efficient Law Department” and “The Successful In-House Lawyer”
  • Was: Manager of a division with group wide responsibility for all legal matters, Compliance and Anti Money Laundering in an international group of financial institutions, including the management of legal teams overseas/abroad
  • Distinct interdisciplinary and adequate target oriented communication skills
  • Successful negotiation and closing of complex and time sensitive projects, M&A- and real estate financing projects at home and overseas

Proactive, resilient leader personality, analytically and conceptionally thinking, taking responsibility and motivating teams by hands-on-mentality and cooperative working style


Professional Experience

2009 - today

Attorney at law, consultant und speaker, Munich

  • Legal Interim Manager
  • Compliance Officer (Univ.) – Certificate by Uni Augsburg/ZWW
  • Consulting of inhouse law departments on structure and efficiency in cooperation with OTTO • HENNING & COMPANY -
  • Speaker at multiple summits and conferences covering aspects of organization and legal risk management
  • Tutor e.g. at the 2 day-seminar-series „The Efficient Law Department“ and “The successful In-House Counsel”

2003 - 2009

Chief General Counsel, Munich
Executive Vice President, Head of Division Legal Services, Compliance and Anti Money Laundering

  • Group wide responsibility for the management of legal risk, General Law, Banking Law, Financing Law and legal service for capital markets business
  • Anti-money laundering, compliance and data protection
  • Disciplinary responsibility for staff at home and overseas

1986 - 2003

Inhouse Lawyer, Munich

2000 - 2003 Manager of Legal Department for Financial Law
  • Leading a department with two teams
  • Preparation and implementation of new regulatory rules for financial institutions regarding credit risk management; cooperation also on the level of lobbying institutions
  • Personal hands on activities in major time sensitive or delicate projects, especially of international nature
1991 - 2000 Teamleader of Team General Credit Law
  • Leading and development of the team for general credit law
  • In line with the expansion of the international financing business of the bank acquisition of personal skills and know-how as well as building up the professional expertise and capacities in the team for international transactions
  • Development of the team regarding organization and processes as well as the skills, know-how and competencies of the members of the team due to the widening international scope of tasks and responsibilities
  • Hands on legal management of international transactions, negotiation of finance documentation for diverse projects

1986 - 1991

Associate In-House lawyer in the Legal Services Department
Court proceedings, IT-Law, IPO and general legal housekeeping; cooperation on the level of lobbying institutions regarding actual amendment of existing Banking Law

1983 - 1986 Research assistant
Department of Civil, Commercial, Corporate and International Conflict Law for
Prof. Dr. Uwe Hüffer

Main tasks: contributions to major legal commentaries relating to civil law as well as stock corporation law; contribution to a monographic book on Corporate law


2nd State Examination in law (pass with distinction, vollbefriedigend (9,34 points) after Postgraduate Judicial Service Training at OLG Zweibrücken
1st State Examination in law, conferred by University of Mainz (pass with distinction, vollbefriedigend, 9,70 points)
Final assessment of Banking Training (Bankkaufmann) with Deutsche Bank, Bonn. Highest level of distinction
School-leaving examination (Abitur) in Plön/Schleswig-Holstein (Note 2,0)

Memberships and Activities


Bar Association Munich
Regular author of contributions to „Zivilrecht – LMK, former  LM Lindenmayer-Möhring - commentaries on rulings of the German supreme court
Speaker in Conferences regarding Legal Risk Management and organizational matters of Law Departments


  German, English (fluent), French (conversational level)

Personal Details


Born 1955 in Pretoria/South Africa, German citizen, divorced, two children