Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice and Financial Services Regulatory practice with the addition of Woldemar Haering as a partner in Frankfurt.
"There are significant challenges for financial services firms across EMEA, and globally, in the form of evolving regulatory agendas and increasing expectations on the sector to help drive solutions to global challenges. This is leading to continued demand for regulatory advice from our clients," said White & Case partner Jonathan Rogers, who leads the Financial Services Regulatory practice. "We have a strong Financial Services Regulatory practice in Germany, with three partners operating out of Berlin and Frankfurt, and the addition of Woldemar is an important step to further strengthen our regulatory capabilities there and in EMEA in line with our strategic growth plans for the practice."
Woldemar advises financial institutions and fintechs on a wide range of financial services regulatory issues including cross-border regulatory projects and transactional matters. He regularly helps clients to navigate through fast-developing regulatory frameworks, with a particular focus on business conduct and governance requirements under the German Securities Trading Act and MiFID II Implementing Acts, as well as on the transparency and reporting obligations under MiFIR. Woldemar also has experience advising on prudential requirements, such as the Capital Requirements Regulation, the German Banking Act (Kreditwesengesetz, KWG), Minimum Requirements for Risk Management, the European Market Infrastructure Regulation requirements and on the prudential consolidation. He joins White & Case from Allen & Overy, where he was counsel.
"With over ten years of regulatory law experience, including a senior role with BaFin, the financial regulatory authority for Germany, Woldemar has an in-depth understanding of the regulatory landscape in Germany as well as experience working with European regulators and international clients," said Karsten Woeckener, White & Case Office Executive Partner in Frankfurt. "His arrival in Frankfurt adds further bench strength to our regulatory and financial services M&A practices as well as further capabilities to advise fast growth companies here, across Germany and globally."
Partner Oliver Brettle, a member of White & Case's global Executive Committee, said: "Frankfurt is an important financial centre in Europe. It is where the European Central Bank is located, amongst other important European and German financial agencies and regulators, and is the location for the European business lines and regulatory functions of many global banks. Our EMEA Financial Services Regulatory practice works closely with our US practice and broadening and strengthening our EMEA practice through the addition of Woldemar will further strengthen our transatlantic regulatory offering as well as support our Global Financial Institutions Industry Group."
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