Dr. Jens H. Kunz, LL.M. (UT Austin)

Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt)
Partner
Co-Head Financial Services Regulation
Practice Group: Banking & Finance

Jens H. Kunz is a partner in Noerr’s Frankfurt office and co-head of our Financial Services Regulation practice group. He advises national and international banks, financial services providers, payment institutions, funds initiators, asset management companies and other companies affected by financial regulatory law on all matters relating to financial supervision, including investment and money-laundering law. Apart from providing ongoing advice on current regulatory challenges, Jens’ practice also focuses on assisting clients with the financial regulatory aspects of transactions in the fields of funds and M&A and capital markets.

Expertise

  • Financial regulation (banking, investment services and payment services supervisory law)
  • Investment law
  • Money laundering law
  • Banking and capital markets law

Career

  • Legal studies at the Universities of Gießen, Lausanne (Switzerland) and the University of Texas at Austin (USA)
  • Research assistant at the Chair of Professor Hammen at the University of Gießen
  • Lawyer at a major international law firm focusing on financial regulatory law and capital markets law
  • Secondment in the Investment Banking Division of Citigroup Global Markets Deutschland AG
  • At Noerr since 2014
  • Admitted to the Frankfurt Chamber of Lawyers

Distinctions

  • Recommended expert in regulatory matters, WWL Germany (2019)
  • Frequently recommended lawyer for banking and regulatory, recently again JUVE (2018/2019)
  • Recommended expert in financial services regulation, Legal 500 (2018)

Selected Publications

  • Legal framework for fintechs in Germany, in: The Financial Technology Law Review – Second Edition, 2019
  • Die Auslegungs- und Anwendungshinweise der BaFin zum GwG - Ein Schritt zu größerer Rechtsklarheit bei der Geldwäschebekämpfung?, Compliance-Berater 4/2019, from p. 99
  • Banking Regulation 2019, 6th Edition, Chapter on Germany (together with Klaudyna Lichnowska), Global Legal Insights
  • Urteilsanmerkung zu KG Berlin, Urteil vom 25.9.2018: Bitcoins – doch kein Finanzinstrument?, Recht der Finanzinstrumente 1.2019
  • Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen für Mobile Payment - Ein Blick auf die Anforderungen zur starken Kundenauthentifizierung, Compliance Berater 11/2018
  • Legal framework for fintechs in Germany, The Financial Technology Law Review – Edition 1, 2018
  • Das neue Geldwäschegesetz: Auslegungs- und Anwendungshinweise der BaFin im Konsultationsentwurf veröffentlicht, comply., p. 39 et seq., 2018
  • Regulierung: Grundlegende Neufassung des Geldwäschegesetzes steht kurz bevor, die Bank 06/2017, p. 42 et. seq.
  • Umsetzung der 4. EU-Geldwäscherichtlinie in Deutschland, "Geldwäscheprävention - Recht, Produkte, Branchen", 2018
  • Finanzdienstleistungen im Internet, Bräutigam/Rücker (ed.), E-Commerce Rechtshandbuch, 2017
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