Head of Legal Transition Programme, EBRD
Before becoming Team Leader of the Legal Transition and Knowledge Management team, Michel worked for almost three years as counsel on banking operations section, where he was responsible for legal aspects of various investments of the Bank, with a particular focus on SME financing. Michel has practiced as a commercial lawyer in Geneva, Moscow and London. While in private practice, Michel acted as Swiss correspondent for various legal publications and has also published a number of articles on Swiss and Russian legal matters. Michel, who is a Swiss national, received his Masters Degree in Law from the University of California at Berkeley and also was a visiting scholar at the Moscow State University.