Dr. Joachim Kayser


Dr. Joachim Kayser


Frankfurt | Tower 185, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37, Frankfurt 60327
+49 69 7706194216 | +49 69 77 06 19 19

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Dr. Kayser advises investment funds as well as their asset managers, intermediaries, and institutional investors (insurance companies, pension plans/funds, family offices) on regulatory and tax matters. Dr. Kayser has significant experience advising on the structuring and distribution (including operational aspects like ongoing compliance, reporting etc.) of alternative investment funds and financial products, with particular emphasis on hedge funds, infrastructure funds, private debt and equity funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and European undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS). He regularly advises German authorities and ministries on legislative and regulatory matters.

Since 2009, Dr. Kayser has been recognized as a leading lawyer for his private funds formation and investment management work by Who’s Who Legal. Based on his skills in the area of investment funds, The Legal 500 Deutschland recommended Mr. Kayser in its 2018 edition.

Dr. Kayser is a frequent contributor to investment fund regulation and taxation publications and is a regular speaker at industry events and several universities in Germany.

Prior to joining Dechert, Dr. Kayser served as partner and head of the alternative investment group and asset management regulatory consulting team at PwC. His previous work experience also includes working as lawyer at a leading alternative investment boutique law firm in Germany as well as investment director at a corporate venture capital firm in the media industry.

  • Universität Heidelberg, 1995
  • Freie Universität Berlin, 1997
  • Universität Heidelberg, 2000
  • Regional and Higher Regional Court Frankfurt am Main
  • Germany
  • European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), Pensions Standing Committee, since 03.2018
  • 03.2018Board Member (Treasurer), German Alternative Investment Association (BAI e.V.), 2012 - 2018
  • Board Member, German Financial Analyst Association (DVFA e.V.), 2016 - 2018