Sven Brandt is a partner in Hogan Lovells' Frankfurt office and is head of the firm's German debt capital markets practice. Before joining the firm he was a partner at Luther, a law firm associated with Ernst & Young. He also worked for five years in the legal department of Deutsche Bank and three years for Commerzbank. Sven has extensive experience in asset finance, capital markets (both interest and dividend-paying stock), structured finance (including derivatives), debt repackaging and securitisation. He specialises in asset and structured finance transactions, capital markets products and regulatory implications of securities trading and settlement. Sven was a member of both the German regulators' (BaFin) and the German bank's association's (BdB) securitisation expert working groups and lectures on related topics at the International Real Estate Business School of the University of Regensburg.