Dr. Stefan Fandel began his professional career in 2003 as a lawyer with the law firm Kliemt & Vollst├Ądt in D├╝sseldorf. Since 2007, he worked for the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Frankfurt/Main and Brussels. At the beginning of 2009, Dr. Fandel moved to the group legal department of Merck KGaA in Darmstadt, where he most recently headed the employment law team. Since July 2013, Dr. Fandel has been seconded to Merck Serono Ltd. in London/England. There he heads the local legal department with responsibility for the United Kingdom and Ireland.