Michael Blank is a Ph.D. in law candidate at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and works for the venture capital practice of a law firm in Berlin. In 2015, he spent five months as a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School. Besides transatlantic relations, his main areas of interest are international taxation and financial regulation. Michael holds degrees in law and economics from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge.