European Counsel

Frankfurt + 49.69.9726.3939

Martin Schulte has built a strong practice in the regulation of banks, financial markets, investment funds, and payment services over the past 16 years. He focuses on the regulation of crypto assets and advises fintech, banks, and broker-dealers on the regulatory implications of crypto ventures. He also has experience in securities and derivatives regulation, including infrastructures such as central securities depositories (CSDs) and central counterparties (CCPs).

Martin started his career in the private sector where he focused on securitizations and later represented financial institutions in legislative proceedings at the European and German Parliaments, the Ministry of Finance (BMF), and before regulators. Martin advised on major post-crisis reforms, notably Basel III, the AIFM Directive and EMIR, as well as compliance rules for securities and derivatives trading and the United States Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

Prior to joining Jones Day, Martin spent four years as in-house counsel at the European Central Bank (ECB), where he helped establish the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) and advised the ECB's supervisory teams and decision-making bodies on legislative procedures and the supervisory review and evaluation process (SREP), focusing on internal models, liquidity, and own funds under the capital requirements regulation (CRR), as well as governance issues, particularly remuneration schemes, and authorizations of credit institutions under the credit requirements directive (CRD). Martin also advised on ECB projects on market infrastructures (T2S), the eligibility of debt instruments as collateral for Eurosystem monetary policy operations, and blockchain/distributed ledger technology (DLT) initiatives.

Martin is an active speaker at seminars/conferences and has published on risk management, trading compliance, capital markets, banking and investment fund regulation, and tax compliance.


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