Dr. Michael Lappe, Rechtsanwalt (Syndikusrechtsanwalt) has been General Counsel of Deutsche Börse AG since March 2018. He began his professional career in 1987 with a Stuttgart law firm and subsequently moved to Boden Oppenhoff, the German predecessor firm of Linklaters LLP. Michael’s partner career at Linklaters was shaped by his international corporate and M&A-practice, deployments to Cologne, London, Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich and several management roles (i.a. six years as German Senior Partner). Michael left Linklaters in 2012 and became an independent legal adviser, assumed non executive positions and worked as senior consultant for Jomati LLP, the leading London legal markets consultancy.