Vanessa Sekker

  • Die Welle
  • Reuterweg 20
  • 60323 Frankfurt am Main
  • Germany

Dr. Vanessa Sekker is an associate in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins’ Frankfurt office. She advises domestic and international clients on both transactional and financial regulatory matters.

Ms. Sekker advises on regulatory, compliance, and transactional issues in connection with banking law, banking regulation, and capital markets regulation. As a member of the Financial Institutions Industry Group, she counsels national and international clients on: 

  • Prudential supervision of banks and investment firms (including CRR/CRD V)
  • Securities related compliance (including MAR, MiFID/MiFID II)
  • M&A in the financial sector
  • Corporate governance and remuneration systems
  • Fintech innovations and ICOs 
  • Regulatory enforcement and investigations
  • AML requirements

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Sekker worked as a trainee lawyer at the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and the European Central Bank.

She wrote her dissertation on “Banking Supervision and Corporate Law - Requirements for Board Members of Corporations operating in the Financial Sector and their Liability.”

Ms. Sekker’s experience includes advising:

  • Toscafund on regulatory aspects of the investment in Elinvar
  • Hyundai on the acquisition of all shares held by Sixt SE in Sixt Leasing SE and on a public takeover offer
  • An international industry association in connection with supervisory licensing requirements and possible enforcement proceedings
  • A European car leasing company on regulatory issues
  • A European private equity firm in connection with an ownership control procedure
  • Two internationally active finance companies on banking and payment services licensing requirements in Germany
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