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Michael Strotmann

Senior Associate

Michael Strotmann

Michael Strotmann focuses on real estate financings and banking regulatory law (financial sanctions). Michael is a German Rechtsanwalt and a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. The main focus of his advice is on the one hand the institutional and product-specific (banking) regulatory law and on the other hand real estate financings. He has extensive experience in advising national and international clients on questions of German and European sanctions law, with a concentration on payment sanctions and international loan transactions. Moreover, he advises international banks on civil law matters, as well as banking regulatory matters in the course of the introduction of new consumer loan products in Germany.

Another focus of his practice is the capital investment law where Michael advises fund managers, as well as other market participants with an emphasis on the applicability of the German capital investment law and the permissibility of assets for singular AIF. His area of focus also covers the support of non-banks on questions of licensing obligations under the German Banking Act. 

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Michael worked for several years for a major U.S. law firm in their Banking and Finance practice in Frankfurt and London. During this time, he advised UBS AG for more than 2 years directly in Zurich in the course of a cross-border investigation by the U.S. authorities SEC, Department of Justice and IRS. 

Michael studied law at the Universities of Münster and Liverpool. He completed his legal clerkship in Dortmund and New York.

Representative experience

Advising UBS in the course of a cross-border investigation of various U.S.-authorities and in the course of the realignment of its offshore business model for Canada.

Advising a globally operating industrial company in relation to German and European payment sanctions vis-à-vis Iran.

Advising a credit institute of a worldwide leading automobile manufacturer on the introduction of the SEPA-Regime in Germany.

Continuous advice of various German capital management companies regarding the investment law permissibility of real estate purchases for the respective AIFs.

Advising a leading Scottish bank on drafting agreements and general terms and conditions in the scope of the introduction of a new consumer loan product for used cars.

Advising internationally operating borrowers on structuring loan agreements to avoid boycott declarations pursuant to § 7 of the German Foreign Trade and Payments Regulation.

Education and admissions


  • Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Hamm, 2007
  • First State Exam in Law, University of Münster, 2005
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