European Counsel

Frankfurt + 49.69.9726.3939

Martin Schulte has built a strong practice in capital requirements and financial markets regulation over the last 12 years. Starting out in private practice, with a focus on the sale of real estate portfolios and securitizations, he later represented financial institutions in legislative procedures at German and European government institutions (European Parliament, German Bundestag, and Ministry of Finance) and vis-à-vis supervisory authorities.

Martin has advised on major financial reforms that were initiated on the basis of the G20 summit in 2009, notably the AIFM Directive and the EMIR, the redrafts of the Capital Requirements, UCITS and AML Directives, as well as rules on compliance for securities and derivatives trading (German short selling and HFT regulations) and the U.S. FATCA.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Martin served for four years as in-house counsel at the European Central Bank (ECB) where he participated in the establishment of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) and advised the ECB's supervisory teams and decision making bodies in legislative processes and on the Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP), focusing on internal models, liquidity and own funds under the CRR, as well as on governance issues, notably remuneration systems, and on authorizations of credit institutions under the CRD. Martin also advised on ECB projects on market infrastructures (T2S), eligibility of debt instruments as collateral for Eurosystem monetary policy operations, and blockchain/DLT initiatives.

Martin is an active presenter at seminars/conferences and has published on capital markets, banking, and investment fund regulation as well as on tax compliance.


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