Tobias Wohlfarth is Associate at Hengeler Mueller‘s Frankfurt office and part of the banking & finance group. He joined the firm in 2017 and advises and represents banks, investment firms, asset managers, insurance companies and benchmark providers. His practice focuses on financial regulation, capital markets and corporate law with a particular focus on alternative investments and FinTech business models.

Tobias studied at the Universities of Freiburg, Grenoble (France), Bonn. He received a PhD from the University of Tübingen for a law and economics thesis on regulatory requirements for hedge fund and private equity compensation structures under the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. He has worked as a research and teaching assistant at the University of Bonn, with the German Consulate General in Ho-Chi-Minh-City (Vietnam) and with the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) in Paris. While at ESMA, his work in the legal team focused on regulatory matters under EU securities laws and on EU administrative and judicial procedure, including analyses for the Authority’s Brexit taskforce.