Dr. Joachim Kayser

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Dr. Joachim Kayser

Partner

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 in 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.

Education
  • Universität Heidelberg, 1995
  • Freie Universität Berlin, 1997
  • Universität Heidelberg, 2000
  • Regional and Higher Regional Court Frankfurt am Main
Admissions
  • Germany
Memberships
  • 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
Speaking Engagements
  • „Nac hder Zeitenwende“  Die Investmentsteuerreform2018, Frankfurt, DVFA Conference Center (August 14, 2018)
  • Investmentsteuerreform 2018: Intransparenz, Semi-Transparenz oder Voll-Transparenz? Aktuelle Trends zur künftigen steuerlichen Ausgestaltung von Investmentstrukturen — Ein Seminar der Dechert Financial Services und Tax Praxisgruppen, SOFITEL Munich Bayerpost (November 15, 2017)
  • Investmentsteuerreform 2018: Intransparenz, Semi-Transparenz oder Voll-Transparenz? Aktuelle Trends zur künftigen steuerlichen Ausgestaltung von Investmentstrukturen — Ein Seminar der Dechert Financial Services und Tax Praxisgruppen, Frankfurt, Dechert LLP (November 8, 2017)
  • German Investment Tax Reform 2018: Impact on Non-German Investment Funds and Their German Investors — A seminar presented by Dechert's Financial Services and Tax Teams, Luxembourg (October 26, 2017)
  • Family Offices 2017 — Eine gemeinsame Veranstaltung von Deka Institutionell, Dechert LLP, Mercer und P+P Pöllath und Partners, Köln, Hamburg, München (October 6, 2017)
  • Dechert's Annual Investment Funds Conference in Luxembourg — Presented by Dechert's Financial Services Group, Philharmonie1, Place de L'Europe (September 28, 2017)
  • Euroforum Konferenz -Aktuelle Kapitalanlagestrategien unter Solvency II & AnIV — Erfahrungsaustausch mit Aufsicht, Investoren und Rechtsberatung, Jumeirah Frankfurt (September 26, 2017)
  • Establishing and Distributing ETFs in Europe — A Webinar Presented by Dechert's Financial Services Group, Webinar (September 11, 2017)
  • Investmentsteuerreform 2018: Aktuelle Gestaltungsüberlegungen zur steuerlichen Systemumstellung — Ein Seminar der Dechert Financial Services und Tax Praxisgruppen, Sofitel Munich Bayerpost, München (July 11, 2017)
  • Structuring Funds for German Investors — PDI Germany Forum 2017, Munich (June 20, 2017)
  • Investmentsteuerreform 2018: Aktuelle Gestaltungsüberlegungen zur steuerlichen Systemumstellung — Ein Seminar der Dechert Financial Services und Tax Praxisgruppen, Frankfurt (June 12, 2017)