Nick Wittek

Partner at Jones Day

Dr. Nick Wittek is a partner at the global law firm Jones Day with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices. Nick has a unique skill set of combining regulatory, capital markets, securitisation, structured finance and supply chain finance, derivatives, and asset management experience with technological innovation focusing on blockchain. With more than 15 years of experience, he is a go-to adviser for financial institutions, asset managers, and institutional clients to advise on the structuring, regulation, and documentation of capital markets transactions.

Over the past 4 years Nick has extensively advised start-ups, asset managers, technology firms, and large financial institutions on the feasibiility and implementation of DLT based transactions including supply chain finance, cash on ledger and cash transfer concepts as well as the use of DLT in connection with the issuance of securities securities and the set up of market infrastructure (e.g. exchanges). He was one of the lead partners advising Landesbank Baden-Württemberg on the first DLT based Asset-Backed Securities transaction in March 2019 (https://www.jonesday.com/experiencepractices/ExperienceDetail.aspx?experienceid=36574).

 

Nick has an extensive background working on securitizations, loan funds, ABS (programs), Schuldschein loans, (ISDA)-based swaps and derivatives, (secured) repos, structured covered bonds, repackagings, secured note programs, factoring and supply chain financings. Nick has a wide range of experience in capital markets, clearing, securities settlement, and tax issues related to derivatives and financing transactions. He regularly advises on regulatory questions regarding financial products, including EMIR, CRD IV/CRR, Solvency II, AIFMD, and the German Capital Investment Act (Kapitalanlagegesetz), and regulatory investment restrictions under the Investment Ordinance (Anlageverordnung).

 

Nick is a admitted as a lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) in Germany and as a solicitor in England. He holds a juris doctor from the University of Augsburg and law degrees from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, University of London and King’s College London.

 

Nick is recommended by JUVE for structured finance transactions as an “excellent lawyer and consultant”.

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