Arne is the founder of Zeidler Legal Services. He is the managing director and bears the overall responsibility for the firm. Arne studied law while working full-time as a police detective in Frankfurt and has subsequently worked for Clifford Chance and Baker McKenzie also in Frankfurt.
He is a fully qualified lawyer admitted to practice in Germany, Ireland and Switzerland. He holds a Doctor of Law from Germany's leading law school, Bucerius, and is the co-author of a popular legal commentary on the German investment law (Weitnauer / Boxberger / Anders, KAGB, 2. Auflage, 2017). Arne is based in London.
Chief Delivery Officer (CDO)
Max is a fully qualified lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) in Germany. He joined Zeidler Legal Services in 2011 and now heads the fund registration department and acts as managing director of the Frankfurt office.
Max has graduated from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University in Frankfurt and trained at the High Court of Frankfurt am Main. He was admitted to the Frankfurt bar in early 2015. Max speaks both, German and English.
Co-Head of Dublin Office
Robert is admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, and also in England and Wales. He joined Zeidler Legal Services in Frankfurt in 2012 and returned to Dublin in 2014, where he is now based. He holds a degree in Business and Legal Studies from University College Dublin, as well as a Diploma in Finance Law,
a Diploma in International Investment Funds and a Certificate in Commercial Contracts, all awarded by the Law Society of Ireland. As a senior associate with the firm, Robert manages some of the firm’s more complex legal work. Robert speaks English and German. Together with Silvia Nani, Robert heads the firm's Dublin office.
Co-Head of Dublin Office
Silvia has been with the firm’s Dublin office since 2015, where she works as legal advisor. Together with Robert Boyle, she acts as the Co-Head of the Dublin office. In 2016, she was seconded to a Luxembourg management company, where she could gather more practical experience on the day-to-day management and functioning of a fund.
Prior to joining Zeidler, she worked in an Italian law firm assisting companies in the civil / commercial litigation and contracts negotiation. Silvia holds a single-cycle Master’s Degree in law from the University of Bergamo, Italy, and a Diploma in International Investment Funds from the Law Society of Ireland. Silvia speaks Italian and English and has good knowledge of French.
Head of Software Engineering
Prashant joined the team in 2018 as a Software Development Manager. He oversees our software development team and various projects related to our Swift Platform.
Prashant has more than 16 year of experience in the field of software development, specially web application development. Prashant has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from University of Mumbai, a post graduate diploma in software development, and a MBA from University Louisiana at Monroe, USA.
Head of Luxembourg Office
Bernhard C. Witolla
Bernhard is based in Luxembourg and is heading the Luxembourg office of Zeidler Group, Bernhard has been admitted as a lawyer to the bar in Frankfurt am Main, Germany since 2000 and has more than 15 years of experience as legal advisor in the area of investment banking and asset management with focus on alternative investment products and OTC derivatives.
Prior to joining the Zeidler Group in Spring 2019, Bernhard served as head of the legal structuring department at a large German asset management company in Luxembourg.
Before coming to Luxembourg in 2010, he worked as senior legal advisor to the investment banking division of a leading international commercial bank in Frankfurt, London and New York.
Head of Product - Data Solutions
Martin joined the firm in 2019 as Head of Product – Data Solutions.
He is responsible for the KIID Generator product with further complimentary products to follow.
He began his financial services career 30 years ago at M&G and has held senior operational roles at Gartmore, Aviva Investors and more recently as Head of Operations at FE Kii Hub.
Martin is based in London.
Head of Fund Registration
Aoife is our Head of Fund Registration. Aoife joined Zeidler Legal Services in May 2017 having previously worked for the Commercial Department of RTÉ, the Irish national broadcaster.
She has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Communication Studies from Dublin City University, a postgraduate diploma in Law from Dublin Institute of Technology and an LLM from NUI Galway. Aoife is based in the Dublin office.
Head of Global Knowledge Hub
Paula is admitted as a solicitor in Ireland. She joined Zeidler Group in May 2019 and is based in Dublin. She holds a degree in Law (BCL) from University College Dublin. She also holds a Masters in Creative Writing from University College Dublin, awarded in November 2018. Paula qualified with Beauchamps law firm in Dublin and then spent over six years in the corporate and commercial practice of William Fry, another Dublin law firm.
She went in-house to the financial services sector in 1995, where she occupied legal counsel, compliance officer and risk related roles for a number of prominent banks and insurance companies. Paula is responsible for all aspects of the oversight and management of Zeidler Group’s Global Knowledge Hub.
Deputy Head of Fund Registration
Aisling is the Co-Head of our fund registration team. Prior to joining Zeidler in April 2017, Aisling studied abroad in the United States having earned a soccer scholarship with Newman University, Kansas, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
Aisling also holds a diploma in Criminology and Criminal Psychology from City Colleges in Dublin.
Barbara is admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, and as an Attorney-at-Law in New York. She holds a Bachelors of Arts (International) (Hons), and a Bachelor of Laws, both from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Barbara trained as a solicitor at a mid-sized Dublin law firm.
She has a background in legal research, having worked as a judicial researcher at the Supreme Court of Ireland for several years, and also at the Law Reform Commission of Ireland. She speaks both English and German. Barbara is based in Dublin.
Katrina joined Zeidler Legal Services in September 2017 as a Legal Executive. She holds a Bachelor of Law with German (International) from NUI Galway and an LL.M (International and Comparative Law) from Trinity College, Dublin. She has also studied law in Germany at the universities of Göttingen and Münster.
Prior to joining Zeidler Legal Services, Katrina was an intern in the Asset Management & Investment Funds department at a large Irish firm. She is based in the Dublin office and speaks English, German and Latvian.
Lisa Marie Bauder
Marie Bauder is qualified as a lawyer in Germany (1st and 2nd state examination). She holds a certificate in Anglo-American law from the University of Augsburg. Marie studied one semester at the University of Genoa, Italy, attended a summer school program in Qingdao, China, and spent part of her traineeship at a Dublin law firm.
Before joining Zeidler Legal Services in 2017, she worked for Dublin's Trust & Safety Team on site of Google. She speaks English, German and Italian. Marie is based in the Dublin office.
Claire completed her training with a Belfast city centre law firm, graduating from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in June 2017. Prior to this role, Claire worked in Financial Regulation and as a Paralegal in the Litigation and Real Estate departments of commercial law firms.
Claire studied Law with French at Queen’s University, Belfast and spent an academic year studying in Lyon, France. After graduating in 2011, Claire obtained an LLM in Law and International Commerce. Claire has been admitted as a Solicitor in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland.
Business Development Director
Kunal joined the firm in 2018 as Business Development Manager. He is responsible for the marketing and business development function of the business and is also involved in special projects.
He has a degree in business from the University of Delhi, as well as an MBA from Cass Business School in London. Prior to joining the firm, he worked in professional services and retail all over the world. Kunal speaks English, German and Hindi.
Technical Lead - Software Engineering
Dipen joined the team in 2017 as a Technical Leader (Software). He leads the software development team on various projects related to our Swift platform.
He has more than 12 years of experience in the field of software development and has successfully delivered over 50 projects. He has a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Gujarat University and a Diploma in IT Engineering. He is fluent in English, Hindi and other Indian regional languages. He is currently based in our Mumbai office.
Sarah joined Zeidler as a Legal Advisor in July 2018. She holds a joint Master’s degree (Law and Business Management) from the University of Liège, Belgium as well as a LL.M (Public Law and Administration) from NUI Galway.
She is based in the Dublin office and speaks French, English and Spanish.
Senior Software Engineer
Avinash joined Zeidler Legal Services in May 2018 as a Senior Software Developer. He holds a Bachelor of Technology (Degree) in Applied Electronics & Instrumentation from Biju Patnaik University of Technology, India.
Prior to Zeidler Legal Services, Avinash worked at a tech firm in Mumbai, India. He speaks English, Hindi and other regional languages. Avinash is based out of our Mumbai office.
Pooja Guwalani joined the firm in 2018 as a Software Developer. She is responsible for the backend of the Zeidler Swift platform. She holds a Masters degree in Computer Applications from the University of Mumbai and is a qualified developer in India.
Prior to joining the firm, she worked on e-learning and e-commerce domains. She is fluent in English, Hindi and other Indian regional languages. She is based in the Mumbai Office.
Head of Mumbai Office - Legal & Compliance
Shruti holds a commerce degree and is a qualified Company Secretary. She also holds a law degree from Delhi University. She completed her internship with an Indian company and the Registrar of Companies in Delhi, India. Shruti joined Zeidler Legal Services in 2017 as an International Lawyer and now heads the Mumbai office.
Prior to joining Zeidler, she worked for a global company and an Indian company, handling all matters related to contract management including drafting, negotiation and vetting of contracts and also assisted in handling legal issues related to the contracts and its execution.
Katyayani Singh is a registered lawyer in India and has been working with Zeidler Legal Services since 2017 as an International Lawyer. She holds a B.A. LL.B. (Hons) degree from Chankaya National Law University.
Before joining Zeidler she interned with leading law firms and asset management organisations in India. She has worked on publications and seminars and was actively involved in various boards and committees in University. She is based in the Mumbai office.
Anjan joined the firm in 2018 as a Software Developer. He has over 3 years of experience in building scalable and high performance IT solutions and has previously worked at an AI powered educational platform.
He has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Mumbai. He is based in the Mumbai office.
Shelina is an Administrative Assistant. She holds a Diploma in Business and Administration from City Gateway. Prior to joining Zeidler Legal Services in September 2016, Shelina has worked at Old Mutual Business Service Limited, an international FTSE 100 in London for three years.
She speaks both English and Bengali. Shelina is based in London.