Jones Day expanded its European Banking, Finance & Securities Practice with the addition of Dr. Michael Fischer in the Frankfurt, Germany office.

An experienced lawyer in the area of finance supervisory law as well as compliance and investigations, Fischer previously spent seven years as General Counsel at UBS Europe SE in Frankfurt. Prior to that, he 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.”

“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 Fischer.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. It advises and represents more than half of the DAX 30 companies.