Axel Metzger heads the German back offices of Baker McKenzie in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich. He is responsible for the organization and administration of all non-legal areas, as well as all financial aspects of the German and Austrian offices. Mr. Metzger also manages the Firm's office in Vienna and the European Law Center in Brussels, a joint venture of the German/Austrian offices and the London office.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Metzger was CFO in a telecommunications company for five years, where he was in charge of the financial and administrative sector. He has extensive experience in restructuring administrative areas and implementing new IT systems.
Earlier in his career, he was a consultant/auditor to medium-sized German and international firms at a large accountancy firm for six years, where was involved in accounting and restructuring projects, workflow analysis and the introduction of complex IT projects (SAP R/III).
Mr. Metzger holds degrees in industrial economics from the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt and a German license for tax advisors.