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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.
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 People and Client Experience
Frances has a first-class degree in International Relations from the University of Leicester and became a Development Manager for the University after her graduation. Before this, Frances was one of the youngest executives in the Civil Service, handling complex cases for the Department of Work and Pensions and training new staff.
Frances was a professional researcher for the University of Loughborough and in recent years she has worked as a recruiter and coach at high-profile London start-ups and designed her own talent tech products. Frances joined the team in 2020 to manage our people strategy and client journey.
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 Luxembourg (List IV) since 2019. Bernhard 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.
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.
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.
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.
Head of Due Diligence Services
Jim joined the London office in August 2019 as the Head of Due Diligence Services.
He has an Economics degree from Brunel University and has over 10 years of experience in AML/KYC, Financial Crime, Compliance, Operations, and Due Diligence in the Investment Banking industry.
Before joining Zeidler, he managed due diligence teams in BNP Paribas, Santander CIB, and Silicon Valley Bank.
Paola joined in September 2018. She is a fully qualified lawyer (Rechtsanwältin) in Germany. Paola graduated from Heidelberg University and was trained in the High Court of Karlsruhe.
She is specialised in Public International Law and has worked for an international law firm in Frankfurt as well as for the Max Planck Foundation in Heidelberg. Paola is based in Frankfurt and speaks German, English and Albanian.
Fund Registration Officer
Lisa joined Zeidler in September 2019 as a Fund Registration Officer. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Limerick, where she was also awarded her LL.M Master of Laws in January 2019.
During her time at university she was heavily involved in boards and committees. She held the position of a treasurer and the LL.M Class Representative. Prior to joining Zeidler she gained experience in a leading insurance company as an intern underwriter. She is based in the Dublin office.
Senior UI Engineer
Nilesh joined the Mumbai office in August 2019 as Senior UI Engineer.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Mumbai University
and has over 5 years of experience in Web Development.
Before joining Zeidler, he worked with IGate , Capgemini, Learning Mate and Morgan Stanley.
Some of his skill sets include Java, Java script, HTML, Node JS, Angular, React JS.
Nilesh speaks English, Hindi and Marathi.
Jasminka started her career by volunteering at a Legal Clinic while obtaining a Master’s degree in law from University of Zagreb. Before coming to Dublin in 2017, Jasminka specialized in intellectual property in a law firm in Zagreb.
In Dublin she worked as a quality analyst in online legal operations supporting three of her spoken languages: English, German and Croatian. Jasminka joined Zeidler as an associate in July 2019.
Head of Fund Structuring
Sebastien is a Luxembourg qualified lawyer with 10 years PQE who is specialised in investment funds. He joined Zeidler Group in June 2020 as Head of Fund Structuring. In this function, he oversees the firm’s fund structuring business across Luxembourg, Ireland, and the UK.
Prior to joining Zeidler Group, Sebastien worked in the Luxembourg offices of Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen and Clifford Chance. In 2015 Sebastien moved to the UK, where he acted as in-house counsel for Natixis Investment Managers.
In his roles, he has advised asset managers and fund promoters in structuring their investment vehicles (UCITS and AIFs). Furthermore, Sebastien assisted UCITS ManCos and AIFMs in relation to corporate, commercial and regulatory matters.
He holds a Master’s degree in Law from the Université of Liège (Belgium) and has an LLM in International Business Law from the University of Tilburg (the Netherlands).
Sebastien is based in Zeidler Group’s London office. He speaks English and French.
Peter is a legal associate and joined Zeidler in 2020. Peter has an LL.M in commercial law from the University of Edinburgh, and MA in International Relations from University College Dublin.
Prior to working at Zeidler, Peter was with HUB International in Vancouver as a risk advisor and claims manager.
Senior Software Engineer
Deven joined our software team in 2020. He achieved a Master of Computer Applications from SVICS College- Kadi and won a state-level competition for his knowledge of web portal development. Deven has a decade of experience in transforming business requirements into code.
Prior to joining Zeidler, Deven has contributed code to the retail giant known as Future Group and worked on financial projects in the US as well as educational projects for the NUS (National Union of Students) in the UK.
Deven is multilingual on and off the computer, using Scrum, Agile along with various technologies like Ruby on Rails, Salesforce using Apex and Java along with Advance Java.
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Khalid joined us as a Compliance Manager in 2020. He works at our London Office as part of Zeidler’s Due Diligence Team. Khalid has a Bachelor and Master of Laws from VU University in Amsterdam. As part of that LL.M he has also attended McGill University – Faculty of Law in Canada.
Khalid has broad experience in the FinTech industry, holding positions in legal and compliance departments of security exchanges and ETF market makers. Khalid speaks Dutch and English and has considerable experience working in cross-border commercial environments with jurisdictions such as the US, Singapore and Qatar.
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