Frankfurt — Without the Libor scandal, Stefan Simon’s career switch from law to banking is unlikely to have happened. 

Until three years ago, the 49-year-old was a successful German corporate lawyer working in the sleepy Rhineland town of Bonn and teaching law at the university of Cologne. Since then, he has risen rapidly to become one of the most influential figures at Deutsche Bank, Germany’s largest lender and one of the world’s most troubled leading banks.

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