Dr Martin Schulte, LL.M has worked as a lawyer since 2004 and in the field of European banking supervisory and capital markets law since 2009. He provides regulatory advice to financial companies related to capital structuring and risk management, licensing, liquidity instruments, bonus systems and resolution planning. He advises investment firms, custodians, and asset managers on trading compliance, product structuring and distribution, and on the drafting of broker-dealer and custody agreements.
Since 2018, Martin focuses on blockchain technology in financial services and has advised banks and financial service providers on the implementation of blockchain technology in the context of product structuring (ISDA Master adaptation to crypto swaps), asset management (structuring of a crypto fund), and custody of crypto assets. He is part of several working groups and publishes regularly on regulatory aspects of crypto assets.
Martin worked for several years as senior legal counsel for the European Central Bank (ECB), where he advised banking supervisors and participated in the development of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM). Prior to joining the ECB, Martin was head of capital markets for the Association of Foreign Banks, where he oversaw securities trading, investment funds, derivatives, prospectuses, and securities custody. Since 2018, Martin is a guest lecturer at the European Business School (EBS), where he teaches monetary policy, central banking, bank regulatory, and capital markets law.