Dr Dietmar Helms is a partner in the Hogan Lovells‘ Frankfurt office and a member of its International Debt Capital Markets group. Dietmar advises banks and corporations on all aspects of legal questions relating to the banking, corporation and capital markets business. He focuses on structured finance and asset backed securitisations, general banking and finance law as well as derivatives and financial products. In addition, Dietmar specialises in ABS and ABCP transactions in the automotive sector.
Dietmar regularly publishes legal articles and speaks at seminars in the fields of corporate and financial law. He studied law at the universities of Frankfurt am Main, Heidelberg and Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and was awarded a doctorate (Doktor jur.) in 1998. He qualified as a lawyer in 1999.
Dalibor Jarnevic joined DZ BANK’s Asset-Backed-Securities & CLO Trading Desk in 2012 as a Senior Trader, responsible for managing DZ Bank’s European ABS & CLO trading book.From 2006-2011 he was a Portfolio Manager for Asset-Backed-Securities with DWS Investment GmbH (Deutsche Bank Group). He managed several portfolios for institutional clients as well as Retail funds.Before that he held a position as Structurer at Commerzbank AG – Corporates & Markets from 2003 – 2006 for Term ABS transactions for institutional clients and for the Bank’s balance sheet. Until 2003 he was a Portfolio Manager in the Multimanagement Department of Cominvest Asset Management GmbH where he started in 2001 with a TraineeshipDalibor holds a Master degree in Business Administration and Electrical Engineering from TU Darmstadt and is since 2004 a CFA Charterholder.
Dr Oliver Kronat is partner in the Frankfurt office of Clifford Chance an specializes in advising on German and international structured finance transactions. His experience includes the securitisation of trade, consumer, leasing and loan receivables and the establishment of ABCP Conduit Programmes. He also advises on the restructuringof securitization and other structured finance transactions as well as on securitisationsby insolvent companies. He is a member of the TSI Securitisation Forum (Verbriefungsforum) and was involved in the commenting by TSI on significant draftbills (including the Risk Limitation Act (Risikobegrenzungsgesetz), the Debenture Act(Schuldverschreibungsgesetz) and the implementation of CRD II and III) into Germanlaw. Oliver Kronat is also admitted as tax advisor.
Dr Volker Läger is a Director with Standard & Poor's in the European Structured Finance Group, based in Frankfurt (Germany), and Analytical Manager SF Germany. Since joining Standard & Poor's in January 2006, he is focusing on securitisations of German assets and has been involved in various synthetic and cash flow transactions like Auto and Consumer ABS, RMBS, SME CLO, CDO and ABCP transactions. Prior to joining Standard & Poor's, Volker had worked four years as sales person in the fixed income department of Merrill Lynch, Frankfurt. Volker holds a PhD in Finance and a degree in Business Administration from the University of Bamberg.
Sebastian Weber works in the Directorate General Market Operations at the European Central Bank, focusing on policy matters regarding the collateral accepted for Eurosystem credit operations. His tasks include the further development of the Eurosystem's eligibility criteria for structured finance assets and the analysis of related market developments. Before joining the European Central Bank, Mr Weber held a similar position at Deutsche Bundesbank. Mr Weber has studied business administration and economics at University of Hohenheim (Germany) and at Fairfield University (USA).
Stefan Ziese is responsible for the Securitisation business of Commerzbank with clients, including the Multiseller-Conduit Silver Tower. Since December 2004 he had been responsible for the securitisation team of Dresdner Kleinwort in Frankfurt and from April 2002 – March 2005 in New York. Stefan Ziese has been working for Dresdner Bank since 1992, started as credit analyst, continued as auditor, later head of mission in the audit division, responsible for various national and international projects. Stefan Ziese studied and taught at the Free University of Berlin, the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) as well as the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, DC) and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA).