Michael Haas

Partner | Rechtsanwalt | Specialist Lawyer for Tax Law

Professional Experience

Michael is founding partner of our law firm and heads our Corporate and M&A-Team. He has more than 15 years of in-depth experience in mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, insolvency and finance. He has taken part in various transactions, several of which had cross-border character. In particular, he advises enterprises, investors and banks in in the sectors real estate, IT / new media and renewable energy, from the set-up and financing through daily business to exit and crisis scenarios. Apart from this, Michael works in banking law, international business law and tax law.

Besides his law degree Michael holds a pre-degree (Vordiplom) in computer science and has worked at the Institute of Law Related Computer Science at Saarbrücken University for six years. He therefore knows software and the internet by heart. He advises in all IT law areas, in particular in connection with software development or licensing, application providing, privacy, and hardware purchase or lease.

Michael has held lectures in media law as well as economic and procedural law at the University for Applied Sciences in Kiel and was lecturer at the University of Hamburg. He is a regular conference speaker and publishes in IT law and insolvency law.

Languages

German, English, Danish

Professional qualifications

External Data Protection Officer (certified DPO) 2019
Specialist Lawyer for Tax Law (Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht) 2006
Admitted to the bar 1999
Pre-degree (Vordiplom) in computer science 1992
Graduated from Universities of Bremen and Saarbrücken

Memberships

Deutscher Anwaltverein (German Bar Association)