Mr Joachim Kayser > Dechert LLP > Frankfurt, Germany > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
TOWER 185, FRIEDRICH-EBERT-ANLAGE 35-37
60327 FRANKFURT
Germany
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Work Department

Financial Services and Investment Management

Position

Partner

Career

Dr. Joachim Kayser advises investment funds as well as their asset managers, intermediaries, and institutional investors (insurance companies, pension plans/funds, family offices) on regulatory and tax matters. Dr. Kayser has significant experience in advising on the structuring and distribution (including operational aspects like ongoing compliance, reporting etc.) of alternative investment funds and financial products, with particular emphasis on hedge funds, infrastructure funds, private debt and equity funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and European undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS). He regularly advises German authorities and ministries on legislative and regulatory matters.

Dr. Kayser is a frequent contributor to investment fund regulation and taxation publications and is a regular speaker at industry events and several universities in Germany.

Memberships

  • European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), Pensions Standing Committee, since 03.2018
  • Bundesverband Alternative Investments (BAI), treasurer and deputy chairman, 2012 – 2018
  • German Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management, board member, 2016 – 2018

Education

  • Freie Universität Berlin, Erstes Staatsexam (First State Exam), 1995
  • Kammergericht Berlin, Second German Law Degree/Zweites Staatsexamen, 1997
  • Universität Heidelberg, Ph.D., International Business Law, 2000

Lawyer Rankings

Germany > Banking and finance > Investment funds

The team at Dechert LLP stands out for its ‘availability and profound industry knowledge‘ and, since spring 2019, is co-led by Joachim Kayser, Angelo Lercara and Hans Stamm, after former practice head Achim Pütz moved to Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH in April 2019 together with Martin Hüwel and Frank Wilbert. Simultaneously, the team also lost investment tax law expert Klaus Hahne to WTS. With a client portfolio consisting of financial institutions, fund providers and institutional investors, the team specialises in matters concerning regulated investment funds within the meaning of the German Capital Investment Code (KAGB) and foreign legal systems as well as in alternative investments. This offering includes advice on regulatory, fund structuring and transactional matters.

Deutschland > Bank- und Finanzrecht > Investmentfonds

Das Team von Dechert LLP zeichnet sich durch ‘gute Erreichbarkeit und profunde Branchenkenntnisse‘ aus und wird seit Frühjahr 2019 von Joachim Kayser, Angelo Lercara und Hans Stamm geleitet, nachdem der frühere Praxisgruppenleiter Achim Pütz gemeinsam mit Martin Hüwel und Frank Wilbert im April 2019 zu Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH wechselte. Zeitgleich verlor man den auf das Investmentsteuerrecht spezialisierten Klaus Hahne an WTS. Mit einem Mandantenportfolio bestehend aus Finanzinstituten, Fondsanbietern und institutionellen Investoren spezialisiert man sich auf die Beratung zu regulierten Investmentfonds im Sinne des KAGB beziehungsweise ausländischer Rechtsordnungen sowie zu alternativen Investments. Dabei zählen aufsichtsrechtliche Fragestellungen genauso zum Beratungsangebot wie Fondsstrukturierungsthemen und transaktionsbezogene Angelegenheiten.