Consultancy projects (selection)

  • Coordination of the establishment of a German branch for a Middle Eastern bank
  • Expert on behalf of the EU Commission (DG FISMA): Study on Covered Bonds in the European Union - Harmonisation of Legal Frameworks and Market Behaviour (Project manager and general contractor: ICF International) – final report Feb 2017
  • Consultancy for a major German building society („Bausparkasse“)
  • Expert on behalf of GIZ (Peijing): Sino-German Dialogue on Financial Policy
  • Advisor on the approximation of the Banking Act of Slovakia to the related EU Directives (twinning project EU/KfW – recipients: Ministry of Finance and Central Bank of the Slovak Republic), finalised with EU approval
  • Advisor to the government of the Slovak Republic on mortgage banking and covered bonds legislation (EU TRANSFORM-Program)
  • Involvement in drafting the German Covered Bond Act (Pfandbrief Act 2005), related amendments and auxiliary regulations
  • Head Project Manager (coaching supervisors and banks) re. introduction of covered bonds finance in the Slovak Republic (PHARE project Mortgage Lending Course, mandated by the Central Bank of the Slovak Republic)
  • Expert in advisory projects, seminars and workshops provided for EEC countries including the Russian Federation (focus on civil law, real estate, banking, covered bonds and financial services regulation) in co-operation with: Association of German Mortgage Banks, German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation- Moscow office-, Polish Mortgage Lending Foundation, OECD Centre for Co-operation with the Economies in Transition, UN/ECE Real Estate Advisory Group, US Urban Institute

Transactions (selection)

  • Structuring first German Shari’ah-compliant office building financing, funded by German covered bonds (Pfandbriefe) on behalf of a German Pfandbrief Bank
  • Structuring first German covered bond (Pfandbrief) under dual German and Australian jurisdiction on behalf of Hypo Real Estate Bank International
  • Structuring first German financing of a nuclear power plant funded by German covered bonds (Pfandbriefe) on behalf of Bayerische Hypotheken- und Wechsel- Bank
  • Structuring first German leasing financing, funded by German covered bonds (Pfandbriefe) on behalf of Bayerische Hypotheken- und Wechsel- Bank
  • Cover Pool Monitor (Trustee) of Bank Austria Slovakia (1998-2001)