Michael Schramm

A specialist for public law, Michael focuses on highly regulated industries and enterprises. He advises investors as well as companies on all questions of public and regulatory law, including EU and constitutional law. His practice concentrates particularly on environmental and chemicals law, data privacy and IT law, regulation in the healthcare sector as well as foreign trade law and sanctions. He has wide experience in providing ongoing advice as well as in M&A transactions, IPOs and restructuring projects. Michael also represents our clients in proceedings before both public authorities and courts.

Michael is currently advising Deutsche ReGas regarding its LNG terminal 'Deutsche Ostsee', as well as an international technology corporation on the handling of large-scale soil and groundwater pollution, aspects of emission control law and adapting to new regulatory trends (in particular those relating to PFAS).

Some of Michael's most recent matters have included the data protection law aspects of adidas' sale of Reebok to ABG, KKR's acquisition of the hosting provider Contabo and the IPO of United Internet's cloud services business IONOS. He also supported 1&1 on its establishment of the 5G Open RAN mobile network.

In the area of foreign trade law, Michael is providing ongoing advice to various multinationals on the implementation of sanctions and other trade restrictions as well as in internal investigations, currently with a particular focus on sanctions against Russia.

Michael is a member of the German Bar Association's (Deutscher Anwaltverein) constitutional law committee, which deals with constitutional court proceedings and legislative projects relevant to constitutional law.


  • Admitted to bar 2016
  • Bucerius Law School, Hamburg
  • Columbia University of New York

Practice Areas


  • Risikoanalyse und zusätzliche Maßnahmen – Konzerninterner US-Datentransfer nach „Schrems II“, NZG 2020, 1056-1059 (mit Vera Jungkind und Carolin Raspé)
  • Umweltrecht im Handelsgesetzbuch: Die Förderung von Corporate Social Responsibility mit den Mitteln der nichtfinanziellen Berichterstattung, UTR 2017, 189‐216 (together with Dirk Uwer)
  • Einseitiges informelles Verwaltungshandeln im Regulierungsrecht, Tübingen 2016
  • Symposium zum Glücksspielrecht 2015 (Tagungsbericht), ZfWG 2015, 118-120 (together with Johannes Güldner)
  • Der europäische Verwaltungsverbund in der Telekommunikationsregulierung (§§ 10 ff. TKG) aus dem Blickwinkel des Rechtsschutzes, in: DÖV 2010, 387-396