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Michael Strotmann

Senior Associate

Michael Strotmann

As a senior associate in the International Banking & Finance Practice Group in the Frankfurt office of Hogan Lovells, 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 & 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 with 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 in 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 & 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 a globally operating industrial company in relation to German and European payment sanctions vis-à-vis Iran

Advising 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 in regards to the investment law permissibility of real estate purchases for the respective AIFs

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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