Michael Huertas is partner and a member of our Banking and Finance practice and Co-Head of the Financial Institutions Regulatory Practice Group in Europe. Michael leads our Eurozone Hub and the wider Eurozone Group of multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictionally qualified and multi-lingual professionals who help our clients navigate and realize the opportunities in the EU—and specifically the Eurozone’s regulatory, supervisory and monetary policy framework. Michael specifically advises on the Eurozone's Banking Union, the European Central Bank’s monetary policy activity and the EU’s Capital Markets Union workstreams, along with the regulatory and supervisory priorities of the European Supervisory Authorities. His structured finance practice focuses on derivatives, securities financing transactions and securitizations. Michael also has experience advising on conduct of business and governance arrangements (in particular, the managing of non-performing assets) and financial market infrastructure, collateral and custody arrangements. Michael was seconded to the ECB from 2014 to 2015 where in addition to assisting on the drafting of the EU’s Securitisation Regulation he provided dedicated legal support in the set-up, operation and governance of the ABS Purchase Programme in addition to working on other ECB-led capital markets and banking union relevant reforms.