Johannes Wirtz is a partner in the Finance & Financial Regulation Group in Frankfurt. He provides advice to national and international clients on banking regulatory issues and finance law. While at Bird & Bird, Wirtz acquired in-depth knowledge of the increasingly regulated financial market and its evolving trends. His expertise centers on regulatory issues for credit institutions, financial services institutions, payment service providers, e-money institutions, and investment fund managers. He specializes in the nexus between regulation and digitalization, especially in a technological landscape that disrupts the financial industry. This includes advising fintech, insurtech, and regtech companies, along with their investors, on matters from regulation to investment structures and ownership control.
Wirtz was among the pioneering lawyers assisting with EU crowdfunding regulation license applications. His experience spans licensing, registrations, and structures that operate outside regulatory boundaries, as well as anti-money laundering laws and their tie-in with anonymous products.