Christian Schmies is a partner at Hengeler Mueller. He studied in Bonn, Bologna and Washington, DC. Dr Schmies holds a doctorate degree (Dr jur) from the University of Bonn and a master’s of arts from the Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC. He was admitted to the Bar in 2007 and has since practised law in Hengeler Mueller’s Frankfurt office. Dr Schmies specialises in banking and capital markets, financial institutions, compliance, banking and finance, investment fund law, asset management as well as M&A transactions in the financial sector.