Clients regard Hans-Michael as an expert in the automotive industry because of his extensive industry knowledge through his practical experiences.
Hans-Michael is a Counsel in our International Automotive Sector Group, based in our Munich office.
He focuses on commercial, corporate/M&A, litigation, arbitration and mediation proceedings. Hans-Michael advises mainly medium-sized and international companies in connection with supply contracts, warranty and product liability cases and compliance along the supply chain. Further to that he advises on corporate reorganisations, M&A and post-M&A integration.
Prior to joining us, Hans-Michael worked for four years as a General Counsel Europe & Asia for Meritor, where he was responsible for legal advice in these regions. Previously, he worked more than 11 years in executive positions of legal departments of global operating tier-1 suppliers among others for Johnson Controls, ArvinMeritor and Zeuna Stärker. Prior to his work in the automotive industry Hans-Michael worked in an auditing company.
He is a frequent speaker on topics such as "warranty and recall management in the automotive industry" or "limits of contractual protection along the supply chain."
Hans-Michael Stracke was until recently a member of the Federal Association of Inhouse Lawyers (BUJ) and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Europe. From 2002-2010 he was a member of the Legal Committee of the Association of the Automotive Industry e. V. (VDA) and 2004-2008 Member of the Legal Committee of the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) as representative of the Chamber of Commerce of Swabia.