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Michael Meissner

Dr Michael Meissner

Lecturer in Financial Law (Education) Online Programmes

Biography

Michael Meissner is a Lecturer in Financial Law (Education) Online Programmes at The Dickson Poon School of Law.

Michael has 20 years of international practical experience in financial law and compliance. He started his legal career in the New York office of a Magic Circle firm, subsequently held partner roles in international law firms in his home country Germany and acted as chief compliance officer for an ECB supervised public bank. Michael is admitted to the Frankfurt (Germany) Bar and New York Bar. He holds a PhD in law from Saarland University and an LLM degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law. Prior to joining King’s, alongside a busy practical career, Michael held teaching commitments at London Business School, the University of St. Gallen, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include bank governance and risk management in financial regulation as well as compliance themes such as artificial intelligence in anti-financial crime measures.

 

Research Interests

  • Corporate and Bank Governance
  • Risk Management
  • Compliance and Anti-Financial Crime

 

Selected publications

  • ‘EU Prudential Supervision: Classifying Institutions as Significant or Less Significant Following Wirecard’s Collapse’, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, (2023) 38 (1) 41-44
  • ‘Calibrating AML Systems for Banks and How to Regulate the Application of Automated Control Processes’, (2020) 35 (1) Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law 40-45
  • ‘Accountability of Senior Compliance Management for Compliance Failures in a Credit Institution’, (2018) 20 (1) Journal of Financial Crime 131-139
  • ‘The Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP): Ultimate Test for the Banking Union?’, (2016) 31 (6) Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation 331-337
  • ‘Contesting Decisions in the Single Supervisory Mechanism: What Banks Must Observe for a Proceeding at the Administrative Board of Review’ (with Dr Klaus Lackhoff), (2015) 30 (5) Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation 285-295
  • ‘German Leveraged Finance in 2011: Bouncing back but not as you might expect’, (2011) 30 (2) International Financial Law Review 66-67

 

Teaching

  • International Financial Regulation
  • Financial and Non-Financial Risk
  • Project Finance