Nick Wittek has a unique skill set of combining structured finance, derivatives, and asset management experience with technological innovation. With close to 20 years of experience, he is a go-to adviser for financial institutions, asset managers, institutional clients, and fintechs to advise on the structuring, regulation, and documentation of structured finance transactions and the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain in this field and beyond.
He has advised on (utility and security) token issuances, stable coins and central bank digital currencies (CBDC), tokenization, crypto brokerage, crypto custody, digital assets, and digital identities and implications resulting from the draft Markets in Capital Infrastructure Regulation (MiCAR). He has advised on a number of market first and award-winning transactions.
Nick is part of Jones Day's Fintech Initiative. He is recommended by JUVE for structured finance transactions and by Chambers for fintech work.
Chambers FinTech (2020 and 2021): extremely strong understanding of blockchain technology; clients say he is "very accessible and responsive, with great client focus"; "he goes the extra mile to understand the tech advances and the opportunities and limitations they bring — this is rare".
JUVE Handbook 2020/2021: "advice at the highest legal level and detailed knowledge of operational procedures"