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Susann Altkemper

Susann Altkemper

Of Counsel

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages German, English, French

Susann is Of Counsel in the Financial Services team.  She has over 8 years private practice experience, advising financial institutions and corporates on a range of regulatory and commercial matters, including with regard to their MiFID II projects, on cross-border issues, client asset rules, product design/governance, outsourcing matters, insider dealing/market abuse, and AML compliance.

Susann also spent 7 years working in-house as consultant for Euroclear, a Central Securities Depository, where she gained an in-depth knowledge of and advised on supervisory, regulatory and strategic matters affecting financial market infrastructure and other players in the market. 

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  • 2003 – Admitted to the Role of Solicitors of England & Wales
  • 2001 – Second State Examination in Law, University of Hamburg, and admission to the Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer, Hamburg
  • 1998 – LLM in Banking and Finance Law, Queen Mary & Westfield College, London
  • 1997 – First State Examination in Law, University of Hamburg, Hamburg
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