Karsten Wöckener represents banks and non-banks, including ﬁnancial technology (fintech) companies and legal technology companies in connection with issuing and trading platforms of structured products and derivatives (blockchain solutions). He also advises a German fintech company which provides financial institutions and financial service providers with technology which enables such market participants to fulfill financial regulatory requirements.
Furthermore, Karsten Wöckener is an active adviser in the establishment of the Frankfurt Main Finance Dialogue Forum Fintech Frankfurt Rhein-Main and through this role is very close to new developments in the fintech industry.
Moreover, Karsten advises issuers and investment banks on capital markets matters.
He focuses on the issue, underwriting and placement of all types of investment grade and high-yield bonds, promissory notes (Schuldscheine), covered or secured, convertible (equity linked) and hybrid instruments (including AT1 and Tier 2 instruments), and structured, as well as securitisation products.
Drawing on his knowledge of the sector, Karsten has helped numerous clients with structuring, placing and/or listing of these products. This work includes supporting them with their post-admission obligations, and ensuring they are compliant with all of the relevant regulations.
Karsten also advises issuers and banks on establishing or updating their Debt Issuance Programmes/EMTN Programmes, CP Programmes, Structured Note Programmes and secured asset platforms.
He delivers perceptive and valuable advice on liability management (tender offers), issuer's substitutions and the restructuring of outstanding bonds on the basis of the German Bond Act (SchVG).