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­Deloitte Legal further expands banking supervision and economic criminal law in Frankfurt

New Partner Alexander Heist

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On May 1, 2016, Alexander Heist has joined Deloitte Legal’s Frankfurt office as partner, thereby strengthening the firm’s financial services industry group headed by Dr. Mathias Hanten. With this recent addition to its team, Deloitte Legal’s Frankfurt office - which since October 1, 2015, is managed by Corporate/M&A Partner Andreas Jentgens -continues its expansion strategy. Besides his activities in Mathias Hanten’s team, Alexander Heist will also support the national "Business Integrity & Regulatory Affairs" team led by Munich-based Compliance and White Collar Crime expert Alexander Schemmel, where he will assume responsibility for advising financial services industry companies in all compliance-related issues.

Prior to joining Deloitte Legal, Alexander had for many years worked at the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and the European Central Bank. At BaFin, he started his career by dealing with enforcement procedures, then devoted himself to the development and expansion of compliance within that institution, and finally took over the lead of BaFin’s "internal reporting" department. Upon the ECB’s request, he then moved on to ECB and helped building ECB’s "Compliance and Governance Office".

"As member of our financial services industry group, Alexander Heist will be in a position to contribute his expertise extremely well, in particular in combination with our forensic services and enterprise risk consulting units", says Thomas Northoff, managing partner at Deloitte Legal. "We are delighted to have strengthened our team with such an experienced colleague and are convinced that the experience he has gained from working at BaFin and ECB will further increase the striking power of our Frankfurt office."

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