Dr. David John
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Dr. David John advises clients on all aspects of corporate law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. In addition to general corporate compliance, he has special competence in anti-money laundering law and fundamentals of financial regulatory law.
Areas of Specialization: Corporate law, M&A
Languages: German, English
Vita: Born 1990. Studies of law at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg and Brasenose College, University of Oxford. Legal traineeship (Referendariat) in Hamburg, including attorney training with Hogan Lovells in Hamburg. Doctorate in civil law dogmatics. Attorney with Buschmann Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater (2016-2017); Schnittker Möllmann Partners (2018- 2020) and Leo Schmidt-Hollburg Witte & Frank (since 2020).
Publications: Controlling Influence Pursuant to Sec. 290(2) No. 1 HGB (NZG 2021, 419); The Beneficial Owner – Conceptual Analysis in the Context of the Money Laundering Act (NZG 2021, 323); “Naming and Shaming“ in the Age of Digital Platform Economy (BKR 2020, 335); Investor Onboarding of Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds (together with Lennart Lorenz and Joel El-Qalqili, WM 2020, 1009); Qualification of Crypto Tokens under German Property Law (BKR 2020, 76); “Rechtswidrigkeitszusammenhang” and Purpose of Rules (doctoral thesis, Nomos, Studien zum Zivilrecht 28, 2020); (Non-)Applicability of the KAGB (together with Lennart Lorenz, BKR 2019, 386); Distinction between Trade and Private Asset Management in the Context of Crypto Investments (together with Dr. Julian Albrecht, FR 2019, 393); Compliance and Commercial Criminal Law from a Legal Theory Perspective (ZWH 2015, 380).