Anika is a senior associate in the banking & financial services unit of YPOG. Anika advises banks, financial-services institutions and investment firms, investment-fund managers and depositaries, institutional investors, FinTech companies as well as stock exchanges and multilateral trading venues, in particular onregulatory topics as well as matters of compliance and money laundering. Anika specializes in distributed-ledger-technology-(DLT-)based business models and regulatory issues surrounding the issuance, trading, staking, lending and custody of crypto assets, including security token offerings (STOs), stablecoins and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), as well as in centralized and decentralized exchanges for crypto assets and DeFi protocols. Prior to joining YPOG, Anika was a senior associate at Eversheds Sutherland in the banking team led by Dr. Carola Rathke. Before that she worked as in-house legal counsel for Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange GmbH. Börse Stuttgart Digital Exchange is a Germany-based MTF for digital assets. Anika started her career at a Berlin-based law firm with a focus on banking and financial services law (including a secondment to Solarisbank and its subsidiary, Solaris Digital Assets).