I focus on business transactions as well as major litigation and arbitration cases, mainly in a transactional context. Where necessary or appropriate, I cooperate closely with major law firms or specialist boutique firms. Typically, I will be in charge of coordinating the work. I am not bound to any particular external partner. I can thus react and adapt flexibly to the specific needs of a given case or to conflict issues.

On an equal footing.
I engage in an open and intense dialogue with my clients. What does this mean in the first place? Well, I listen very carefully. I then ask a number of specific questions to obtain a comprehensive picture of the relevant facts, both legally and commer­cially.

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It is my goal to have a thorough under­standing of the client’s interests and true intentions. Together with the client, I then define the appro­priate strategy and the various steps for its implementation. It is the client who has full control of decisions made at the end of the day, however I am not afraid of voicing clear recommen­dations. Rather than providing advice from an observer’s vantage point, I engage proactively and take on a creative role.

Personal involvement.
I commit my personal involvement when dealing with client matters. Clients thus have direct access to my wealth of experience gathered during more than 25 years of professional life. This approach minimizes frictions, fosters efficiency and contributes to avoiding unnecessary and inflated costs. It also lays the foundation for robust and sustained client relationships.

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Full transparency will be provided in relation to fees. Transparency is essential at all stages of the client relation­ship. Before setting to work I will clearly define the scope and the fees. Normally my fees are on an hourly basis, however other arrangements can be made on a case by case basis.

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05/2015 Establishment of DRUDE
10/2002 - 04/2015 Partner at Baker & McKenzie
11/1991 - 08/2002 Partner at Menold & Aulinger
10/1990 - 09/1991 Associate at Haarmann Hemmelrath & Partner
04/1989 - 09/1990 Associate at Bruckhaus Kreifels Winkhaus & Lieberknecht
1989 Doctor of Laws degree (Dr. jur.) from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
1985 - 1988 Legal clerkship in Munich
1979 - 1984 Law studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, and at Università degli Studi di Napoli „Federico II“, Naples
Languages German, English, Italian
Publications Fiat iustitia, ne pereat mundus: A Novel Approach to Corruption and Investment Arbitration, Journal of International Arbitration 35, no. 6 (2018): 665–718

Post-M&A Arbitration and Joinder: Process and Drafting Considerations for M&A Transactions, SchiedsVZ 2017, 224

Die Zulässigkeit und Durchsetzbarkeit selektiver Vertriebsbindungssysteme im italienischen Zivil- und Wettbewerbsrecht, Rechtswissenschaftliche Forschung und Entwicklung, Vol. 244, München 1990

Zehn Jahre drahtloser Privatrundfunk in Italien, Ufita 107 (1988) 127