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Fieldfisher hires regulatory law expert Dr Thorsten Voß for its Frankfurt office

09/07/2018

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Germany

International law firm Fieldfisher has expanded its banking division and hired leading regulatory law expert, Dr Thorsten Voß, as partner in its Frankfurt office.

The office is led by founding partners Dr Rüdiger Litten (banking and financial law), Thilo Danz (banking supervision law) and Kai Krüger (Corporate / M&A).

Voß will join on 1st July and will drive the firm’s expansion in investment and financial supervision law, capital markets compliance and white collar crime.

47-year old Voß is legal counsel in all aspects of financial supervision law advising banks and other financial service providers, fintechs and financial investment management companies, asset managers of investment assets, and industrial issuers. In addition to his specialism in German and European banking law, he also advises on capital markets regulation law.

Voß is involved in regulatory change projects on a regular basis, including the implementation of the MiFID II/MiFIR and MAR.  Another focus is on investment law concept designs of alternative investment funds, including, but not limited to, the asset classes real estate, renewable energy, private equity and infrastructure. In this realm, he will cooperate closely with Fieldfisher's Luxembourg and London offices.

Recently, Voß has also been concentrating on giving advice on the issue of regulations and liability for crypto currency capital investment products for institutional investors, and initial coin offerings (ICOs).  Last but not least, he has vast experience in internal investigations in the financial sector and defence against capital market infringements alleged by regulatory authorities (white collar crime).

Thorsten Voß has had a 10-year career as a partner in leading international and national law firms.  His career also featured a sojourn with the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), where he helped establish the prospectus group and litigated a number of proceedings to prosecute infringements of the Securities Trading Act and other regulatory laws. In addition to role as an attorney, he is also co-editor and co-author of renowned commentaries (including on the Securities Trading Act and the Securities Prospectus Act). Furthermore, he lectures on renewable energy finance and international banking supervision law at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and in expert committees of the Blockchain federal association.

“We are happy that we were able to win over Dr Voß, another prominent partner for the expansion of our Frankfurt office. This is to emphasise Fieldfisher’s ambitions to become one of the leading law firms for asset management, regulation and digital business models in Frankfurt.” says Dr Philipp Plog, Managing Partner of Fieldfisher Germany.

“With Dr Voß, we hone our firm’s profile in asset management and banking supervision law, and take a material step forward in our strategic plan to expand the divisions of investment law, fintech regulation and capital markets criminal law in the near future. In particular with regard to the looming stricter penalisation practice of the regulatory authorities for infringements of capital market law, even including product bans, strong competencies and capacities are of the essence for our law firm in order to be able to cover the increasing need for consultation from clients in this particular field. We still have a significant growth potential for the future in this area." says Dr Rüdiger Litten, Founding Partner of the Frankfurt office of Fieldfisher.

“Fieldfisher’s excelling banking and capital market supervision law division is the ideal environment to further develop the business on a highly dynamic and international platform. Customisation to high-end clients regarding particularly complex regulatory law issues is as perfect a match for the concerns of my clients as the interconnectedness between technology and financial law expertise,” Dr Thorsten Voß adds.

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