Dirk is a Partner and advises international and domestic asset managers, institutional investors, banks and other financial institutions. His core competencies are financial market applications, alternative and traditional fund structuring, the formation of other investment products across various asset classes as well as fund distribution and cross-border sales activities. He also provides advice to institutional and private investors regarding their alternative investments particularly in private equity, infrastructure and private debt including primary, secondary and co-investments.
A further focus of his practice is regulation as well as the development and amendment of corporate governance frameworks incl. internal regulations, directives, policies, code of conducts and underlying monitoring principles. He also provides advice in connection with compliance services, distribution, cross border marketing activities, crisis management and anti-money laundering law, whereby he looks at compliance with regulations, corporate law and contracts. He also supports public companies to assess compliance risks and navigate the challenges that management and boards face in activist campaigns. Furthermore, he conducts internal complianceinvestigations.
Dirk is deeply involved in corporate governance matters and upcoming new financial services regulations, such as the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Swiss Financial Services Act (FIDLEG) and the Swiss Financial Institutions Act (FINIG).