Markus is the Executive Partner of the Frankfurt office and a member of the Firm's Global Commercial Litigation Practice. Markus concentrates on complex dispute resolution, with an emphasis on complex commercial litigation, internal investigations and compliance.
Recognized by leading industry guides as a "highly recommended lawyer" (JUVE and Legal500) and "noted practitioner" (Chambers), Markus represents national and multinational clients in a broad array of complex liability litigation matters involving considerable reputational, financial and regulatory risk and spurred by internal investigations as well as compliance and white collar criminal related issues.
Markus also has significant experience in the financial service industry with every kind of financial market crises related liability litigation and an emphasis on issues that arise from class action litigation defence and derivative-related claims. Furthermore, Markus handles broad array of post-M&A disputes and advises national and multinational corporations in follow-on cartel damage litigation matters.
Over the last years Markus also assisted clients in complex internal investigations and enquiries on potential compliance issues by German or foreign authorities and acted on behalf of companies in structuring, implementing or revising group compliance programmes.
His deep local knowledge is matched by his international background, working on complex cross-border cases for multinational clients.
Educated in Australia and Germany, Markus also gained valuable experience at a specialized banking firm and a major law firm in Germany, where he worked prior to joining White & Case.