Olaf's experience includes supervisory law, focusing on the laws in the areas German Banking Act, Securities Trading Act, Money Laundering Act and the Payment Services Supervision Act. He advises clients in supervisory law on specific projects with regard to the implementation of supervisory requirements as well as on the development and implementation of structural and operational arrangements in compliance with the respective supervisory legislation. After completing his degree in business law, he worked for the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) where he was in charge of supervising financial institutions.
He was the Head of Legal and Compliance at a securities trading bank and the Head of Compliance Germany at an international brokerage firm. Furthermore, during this time he was appointed and accepted as a compliance officer and anti-money laundering officer vis-à-vis the BaFin.
Areas of Focus
Advice to payment institutions on the development of a banking supervisory reporting structure.
Advice to an international gambling provider with regard to the implementation of the requirements of the German Money Laundering Act.
Project specific development of an organization manual for a major German payment institution.
Advice to a company re the drafting and application for a licence as a financial services institute.
Advice to an EU branch of a major French bank with regard to drafting and implementation of the requirements of the German Securities Trading Act and the Money Laundering Act.
Advice with regard to the development and implementation of the due diligence and organisation duties of the Money Laundering Act for numerous traders of consumer goods, in particular jewellery stores.