Michael has been with Binder Grösswang since 1981. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Vienna (Dr.iur.) in 1979 and postgraduate degree (M.C.J., Fulbright Fellow) from New York University Law School in 1983. He worked as Foreign Associate at the Shearman & Sterling offices in New York and Paris. He is admitted to the bar in Austria and New York from 1985 to 1987.
Michael is a member of the Council of the Vienna Bar Association and a delegate to the Council of the Austrian Bar Association. He represents both Bar Associations in the Council of the International Bar Association and is the Chairman of their Constitution Committee as well as a member of their Banking Law Committee Advisory Board. He has been a member of the Supervisory Board of voestalpine AG for 15 years, is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Wiesenthal Autohandels AG and a member of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA).