He has more than 30 years of experience in drafting and reviewing business contracts both on a standalone basis or in the context of extensive legal due diligence investigations on behalf of local and international clients. He has particular expertise in assisting overseas entities moving into the New Zealand market through acquisitions or establishing a new business in the country. Erich also has a special interest in advertising and marketing law. He has advised a variety of international clients through the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance where the firm is the New Zealand member.
Erich is on the Board of the German-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce and its immediate past President. He is also the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Auckland. He was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in September 2018 (Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande).
Erich is fluent in German and Spanish. He has been individually recognised as a Leading Lawyer in the Corporate/M&A category in the Legal500 Asia Pacific 2020 publication.