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Oliver Dreher

Oliver Dreher, LL.M. (King's College London)


CMS Hasche Sigle
Neue Mainzer Straße 2–4
60311 Frankfurt
Languages German, English

Debt capital markets (DCM) expert Oliver Dreher advises major German and international banks and companies with a focus on structured products and products for institutional investors as well as on MTN, commercial paper and structured issuance programmes. He also advises on bond transactions (corporate, bank and government bonds), bonded loans, registered bonds and derivatives and has profound expertise in clearing matters.

Oliver joined CMS in 2013 as a partner. He started his legal career in 1999, working with JP Morgan’s legal department, and subsequently spent 13 years with Linklaters in London and Frankfurt, where he was made partner in 2007.

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  • 2000: LL.M. Banking and Finance at King’s College, London

  • 1997 - 1999: Trainee lawyer at Frankfurt District Court

  • 1991 - 1996: Law studies at the University of Frankfurt

  • 1989 - 1991: Trained as a banker with Dresdner Bank (now: Commerzbank)

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Lectures list

  • Frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on securities, derivatives, clearing and other capital markets related aspects (inter alia: German Corporate Bonds, Deutsches Aktieninstitut (DAI), March 2013; WM on Clearing of OTC Derivates; FOW (Futures and Options Week) at OTC Derivatives Clearing Roundtable 2011)

  • Lecturer at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management (FoFM) on bond issues (Lehrbeauftragter des Landes Hessen)

  • Associated Member (as "external expert") of the Deutscher Derivate Verband (DDV) working groups on prospectus laws and regulatory affairs

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