Dr. Oliver M. Kittner


Dr. Oliver M. Kittner


Frankfurt | Tower 185, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37, Frankfurt 60327
+49 69 7706194262 | +49 69 77 06 19 19

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Dr. Oliver Kittner advises national and international clients on all banking and finance law issues, in particular with regard to regulatory law and asset management. He is focused on fund management companies, credit institutions, financial services providers, and distributors.

Prior to joining Dechert, Dr. Kittner worked for three international law firms where he gained valuable experience in the asset management business and the regulatory framework. Dr. Kittner was involved in restructuring processes for national and international asset managers, represented national and cross border clients with the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority and the German Central Bank with respect to fund mergers, changes to funds, legal advice on outsourcing and distribution matters for both credit institutions and fund management companies.

Dr. Kittner also has longstanding experience as in-house counsel. He worked in the asset management department for the largest Swiss bank where he was solely responsible for the implementation of and compliance with all regulatory requirements. Furthermore, he advised on all legal and compliance relevant matters of day-to-day business as well as group relevant matters.

Dr. Kittner is co-author in a German commentary to the German Capital Investment Code (Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch).


Significant Representations

  • UBS Asset Management Germany in connection with fund and regulatory matters.
  • A German credit institution in its restructuring and CRR-related matters.
  • A German management company on remuneration requirements.
  • Due diligence on the purchase of a German Robo-Advisor.
  • German insurance companies and German special funds on eligibility of assets under Solvency II, newly updated German VAG/AnlV and KAGB.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Erstes Staatsexam (First State Exam), 11/2006
  • , Second State Examination, 04/2009
  • Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Ph.D., European Law, 2016
  • Germany
  • German
  • English