Dr. Jochen Seitz | Frankfurt | Hogan Lovells

Dr. Jochen Seitz

Partner Corporate & Finance


English, German

Seitz Jochen

Dr. Jochen Seitz
Seitz Jochen
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“Especially in the area of prospectus law and the analysis and implementation of regulatory developments, the colleagues have a deep understanding of both legal requirements and market practices.”

Legal 500 EMEA (Germany), 2021

Jochen is recognized as a leading financial services and capital markets lawyer in Germany and is a member of the firm´s global capital markets leadership team.

Clients value Jochen’s transactional skills and his solution-oriented approach. Having been a partner for more than 15 years, Jochen advises leading investment banks, financial services providers, issuers and underwriters in relation to debt capital markets transactions and related regulatory questions. 

Jochen has a track record for investment grade bonds, covered bonds (German Pfandbriefe), bank regulatory capital (including AT1 and Tier 2 instruments), debt issuance programmes and all kinds of derivatives and structured products. He frequently advises on public offers of debt instruments under the EU Prospectus Regulation.

Jochen has specialized experience in EU banking and financial services matters, particularly as regards the single supervisory mechanism (SSM) and the single resolution mechanism (SRM), the markets in financial instruments directive and regulation (MiFID/MiFIR), benchmark regulation (BMR) and the new EU sustainable finance framework (particularly SFDR and EU Taxonomy).  

He frequently deals with EU regulators such as the German Federal Financial Services Authority (BaFin), the European Central Bank, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the Commission de Surveillance Du Secteur Financier (CSSF).

Jochen writes and presents regularly on financial services and capital markets matters. He is lecturer at the University of Munich on regulatory law and author in one of the leading legal commentaries on the German Securities Prospectus Act.


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"one of the most high-profile competitors" and "extremely good, thorough advisor" (competitor)

JUVE handbook, 2017

Representative experience

Advising various issuers and arrangers on the establishment & annual updates of EMTN programs including Volkswagen Financial Services and Volkswagen Bank, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, NordLB & BayernLB

Advising leading issuers of certificates and warrants on the annual update of their programs as well as ongoing issuances.

Advising NRW.BANK, NORD/LB and Deutsche Hypothekenbank in connection with annual contributions to the Single Resolution Fund and related claims pending at European courts.

Advising various banks in relation to new regulatory requirements under MiFID II/MiFIR, including MiFID Quick Fix and inducement requirements.

Advising various issuers of debt instruments in connection with cryptocurrencies as underlying of structured notes.

Advising an infrastructure provider on the establishment of a cryptocurrency trading platform.

Advising issuers of debt instruments in connection with liability management transactions.

Advising various issuers of covered bonds in connection with the EU Covered Bond Directive and changes to the German Pfandbrief Act.


Advising a leading investment bank in connection with cooperation agreements with a Fintech company.


Advising an issuer of structured products in connection with the establishment of a new online platform for the offer of structured products.


Advising a leading power company in connection with commodities trading activities and the new EU framework for investment firms (IFD/IFR).


Advising a leading investment bank on cross-border offers of structured products, including France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Belgium.


Advising a leading asset manager in connection with the new EU framework for SFDR and Taxonomy.


Advising the issuer and arranger of certificates of indebtedness (Schuldscheine), including for French, Dutch and Italian borrowers.


Representation of issuers of structured products in connection with contentious proceedings.


Representation of financial market participants in connection with BaFin investigations. 



  • Dr. iur., JMU Würzburg (Julius-Maximilians-Universität), 1999
  • Second State Exam in Law, Bavaria, 1999
  • First State Exam in Law, JMU Würzburg (Julius-Maximilians-Universität), 1996
  • Independent Expert in the Legal and Regulatory Committee of the German Derivatives Association (Deutscher Derivate Verband)


Leading name in banking and regulatory

JUVE handbook

Frequently recommended lawyer for debt capital markets and structured finance

JUVE handbook

Capital markets: debt capital markets

Legal 500 EMEA (Germany)

Banking and finance: financial services: regulatory

Legal 500 EMEA (Germany)

Frequently mentioned lawyer for capital markets


Capital markets: derivatives (Germany)

Chambers Global and Chambers Europe

Capital markets: debt (Germany)

Chambers Global and Chambers Europe

Highly regarded for capital markets: debt and derivatives as well as structured finance and securitisation

IFLR 1000