Dr. Johanna Grzywotz, LL.M. | Frankfurt | Hogan Lovells

Dr. Johanna Grzywotz, LL.M.

Associate Global Regulatory


English, German


Dr. Johanna Grzywotz, LL.M.
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Johanna Grzywotz advises national and international undertakings in the financial sector on topics related to German and European banking regulatory law.

Her activities include setting up and implementing new financial products (e.g. payment solutions, crypto, loans). Furthermore, she supports FinTechs vis-à-vis the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) in authorisation procedures. In the context of the acquisition of licensed banks/institutions, Johanna supports our clients in ownership control procedures. In addition, she focuses on compliance projects, especially in connection with money laundering issues (e.g. money laundering prevention and risk management) and questions at the interface with criminal law.

Johanna acts as the Legal Tech Representative for the legal area “Regulatory” in Germany. In this role she acts as the interface between her Practice Area and the Legal Tech programming team of Hogan Lovells. Johanna coordinates and supervises the development of Legal Tech products from idea to market launch.

Johanna studied law in Marburg and completed her Master of Laws degree in Ireland at the National University of Ireland/Galway (NUIG). In the context of her doctoral degree at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, she focussed on money laundering and virtual cryptocurrencies. 


  • Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt, 2021
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), National University of Ireland, Galway, 2018
  • Dr. iur., Doctorate in Law, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, 2018
  • First State Exam in Law, Philipps University of Marburg, 2014
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