Johannes Wirtz

Johannes Wirtz LL.M.

Associate Germany


Johannes is an expert in banking regulatory issues and finance law, has a hands-on approach and knows the disruptive technologies business.

Johannes is a member of our Banking & Finance Practice Group and is based in Frankfurt. He works in the field of financial regulation as well as transaction financing.

His daily work is focused on regulatory issues regarding credit institutions, financial services institutions, payment service providers, e-money institutions and investment funds (managers) as well as the interdependence of regulation and digitalisation. This involves giving advice on various matters to Fintech, Insurtech and Regtech companies as well as their investors. Johannes works on questions resulting from licensing, registrations and alternative structures, and offers advice on anti-money laundering, including the connection with anonymous products.

Additionally, Johannes works on cross border financing matters, in particular regarding project financing in relation to renewable energy and infrastructure projects as well as LBOs. This regularly involves debt funds and their regulatory environment or related to questions on CRR. He also gained experience in the acquisition of distressed loan portfolios.

Johannes is actively engaged in leading-edge, sector-focused and academic writing on cryptocurrencies and crypto-financing measures. He contributes to the discussion through regularly publishing scientific articles as well as blog pieces for our website and in industry news updates. 

After studying law at the University of Bonn, Johannes passed his second state examination in Cologne. During his legal clerkship, Johannes gained experience working in different areas – major law firms, legal departments, courts and the finance authority – as well as international experience with a law firm in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, where he worked on cross border matters. 

In a postgraduate laws programme at the University of London under the academic direction of Queen Mary University of London and University College London, Johannes obtained a Master of Laws degree in Banking and Finance Law.

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