My name is Dr. Verena Ritter-Döring
I have 12 years of expertise in financial regulatory law. Having worked as a lawyer in London and Frankfurt, I have extensive experience in regulatory and investment law. In addition to traditional licensing procedures and all issues relating to organisational compliance, my practice also includes product and fund structuring, outsourcing and the implementation of new regulatory requirements (MiFID II, PSD II, BMR, Basel IV, EMIR, MAR, Benchmark Regulation, etc.). Furthermore, I am very familiar with the national and European supervisory authorities (BaFin, Deutsche Bundesbank, ECB) and have already been involved in various legislative processes. Currently, an important focus for me is the new ESG regulation on the way to a sustainable financial market. Since spring 2021, I have headed up the Regulatory, Asset Management & Funds practice at Taylor Wessing’s Frankfurt office. In addition to German and internationally active banks and financial services companies, I also advise payment and e-money institutions as well as established companies, start-ups and IT service providers looking to gain a foothold in the regulated financial market.
About the co-authors
Charlotte Dreisigacker, Associate (Frankfurt)
I joined Taylor Wessing’s Banking & Finance practice group in Frankfurt in April 2021. My main areas of practice are financial regulatory and investment law.
In the area of financial regulatory law, I advise banks, financial service providers, payment and e-money institutions on licensing requirements, compliance and distribution issues, organisational requirements as well as on the implementation of new regulatory requirements such as ESG regulation, MiFID II, MIFIR, PSD II, BMR, EMIR, etc. In addition, I advise non-regulated companies and service providers as well as FinTechs on financial regulatory issues. My investment law advice covers the regulatory side of the launch and distribution of investment funds. In addition, I specialise in advising capital management companies. I also advise on money laundering issues arising from a banking supervisory and investment law perspective.
Miroslav Djuric, PSL/Advocate (Frankfurt)
I joined Taylor Wessing’s Banking & Finance practice group in Frankfurt in May 2021. I focus on legal and regulatory matters in connection with securities, banking and investment regulatory law.
In the area of securities and banking regulatory law, I advise clients (investment firms, banks and FinTech companies) on complex regulatory issues related to the provision of investment services and distribution of financial instruments in the EU in accordance with regulatory requirements such as MiFID II, MiFIR, MAR, PRIIPs, etc. My focus is on regulatory issues related to the application of new technologies in the financial sector, such as blockchain, crypto-assets, robo-advisory and cloud technology. In the area of investment regulatory law, I advise asset management companies on various regulatory issues relating to the launch and distribution of investment funds under the frameworks for UCITS and AIFMs (national and international) as well as on compliance issues arising from the new EU framework on sustainable finance (SFDR, Taxonomy Regulation, etc.).
About the Blog
We have turned our passion for law and the financial market into a career and would like to share our expertise with you. On the blog, we offer you succinct and informative articles on current topics from banking supervisory law and investment law. We focus not just on German rules, but also look beyond to the European legislation in Brussels. Colleagues from other areas that overlap with banking supervisory law will also report on interesting developments in order to make trends visible at an early stage.
All texts are dated and attributed to the author. The blog is mainly written by Charlotte Dreisigacker, Miroslav Djuric, and myself and is primarily aimed at clients and readers from the German market. We also publish articles aimed at a wider audience in English.
Our blog will make it possible for you to stay on the ball in terms of supervisory law. We would like you to join us in monitoring the current regulatory framework in Germany and Europe. Identify opportunities for the further development of your business models at an early stage and stay ahead of the game!
Are you interested in banking supervisory law and would you like to keep up to date with current regulatory developments in Europe? Feel free to share your expertise and experience with us. I would be delighted if this blog could develop into a forum for the exchange of know-how and ideas.
Please feel free to contact me with your feedback and I will answer questions and suggestions as soon as possible.
Your sincerely Verena Ritter-Döring