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Alexander Heist

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Alexander Heist has joined Deloitte Legal in May 2016 as a partner. He is a lawyer within the Banking & Finance service line headed by Mathias Hanten. Additionally, Alexander covers the section „White Collar Crime Prevention and Investigations“ in the service line. Alexander covers consulting of financial services institutions in all regulatory issues, the establishment and optimization of compliance systems, the execution/ implementation of special investigations for institutions based in Germany, the EEA and in third countries. His main focus is e.g. Banking M&A, German Banking Act (KWG), German Securities Trading Act (WpHG), Code of Administrative Offences (OWiG), European financial regulatory law, execution/implementation of special investigations, establishment and optimization of compliance systems.

Germany: Banking and finance

Financial services: regulatory

Within: Financial services: regulatory

The team at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP routinely utilises its regulatory expertise to act for banks and financial services providers on transactions. It assists with equity capital products, including the development of various transaction structures, and the issuance of bonds. Gabriele Apfelbacher advised Amundi on regulatory issues pertaining to the acquisition of fund company Pioneer Investment from UniCredit, while, in other work, clients also receive regular assistance with regulatory compliance issues pertaining to the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) and the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) as well as with the foundation and restructuring of financial institutions and the establishment of branches. This includes instructions on regulatory matters concerning the provision of banking and financial services in Germany, MiFID II and Brexit. In February 2018, the team received a boost with the arrival of senior counsel Christof von Dryander, who previously served as global co-general counsel at Deutsche Bank. Thomas Kopp and Ward Greenberg are other key members of the practice. During the 2017/ 2018 research period, Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH handled several instructions from major domestic and international banks, private banks, asset mangers, fintech start-ups and companies to advise on Brexit and fintech issues alongside the implementation of MiFID II and PSD 2. In Brexit-related work, Mathias Hanten’s team assisted various finance sector players with the development of company relocation strategies. In other work, foreign clients, most notably from China, India and the Middle East, routinely instruct the practice to assist with German market entry matters including the establishment of institutions and the acquisition of targets, while, in fintech, the team focuses on blockchain and cryptocurrency work, which is frequently dealt with in co-operation with its IT team. Recently, the practice advised an asset manager on contract adjustment matters following MiFID II, and assisted a financial services provider with licensing procedures for the establishment of a branch in a non-member country. Frankfurt-based Alexander Heist and Düsseldorf-based Albrecht Kindler are other key members of the team.

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