Being dually qualified in German and Australian law puts me in a unique position to provide my clients with a clear understanding of the legal and commercial implications of their cross-border activities.
I am an experienced corporate lawyer, holding dual qualifications in German and Australian law. I am uniquely equipped to provide integrated legal advice to Australian subsidiaries of European multinational groups operating in Australia. I am able to combine Australian and European perspectives to provide multinational clients with a clear understanding of the legal and commercial implications of their cross-border activities.
My experience spans more than 20 years practising at leading firms in Australia, Germany and the UK, including Andersen Legal in Sydney, Pinsent Masons in London and Luther in Germany.
I specialise in cross-border transactions, with a strong focus on European investments into the Asia Pacific region and Australian investments into Europe. I also regularly advise domestic and international clients on corporate and commercial matters in relation to their Australian operations, including preparing and negotiating commercial contracts and advising on corporate compliance matters.
Jenoptik AG — advised a German based multinational integrated photonics group listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, on the acquisition of its Australian distributor in its traffic solutions division and subsequent tenders for government contracts in NSW and Victoria.
Global Investment Bank — a leading Swiss based global investment bank for whom I provided advice on issues arising under Australian takeover laws, involving complex trust structures in various jurisdictions.
Agricultural Group — an agricultural and industrial group headquartered in Singapore which required advice on its acquisition of a primary production and food processing business in Australia. This transaction was structured in several phases, including share and asset acquisitions of various farm properties and a large abattoir and food processing plant.
Tyroola Pty Ltd — advising the founders of Tyroola Pty Ltd, an online tyre retail business, on all aspects of setting up operations in Australia and on raising venture capital funds.
Dreamlines Australia Pty Ltd — an online travel agency and subsidiary of a German-based multinational group, I advised on various aspects of Australian corporate and commercial law.
Studies of Law at University of Münster and University of Cologne, Germany
First Law Degree (Prädikat), Germany
Second Law Degree (Prädikat), Germany
Doctoral Thesis (summa cum laude), University of Cologne, Germany
Diploma in Law, Legal Practitioners Admission Board, Sydney
Admitted as a Solicitor in Australia and as Rechtsanwalt in Germany