Dr. Harald Glander is a lawyer and partner at Simmons & Simmons based in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). He is involved in transactional, advisory and regulatory work for financial institutions, asset managers and other businesses operating in the financial services sector.
Harald is a capital markets, financial services and investment funds specialist advising on the establishment and distribution of open-ended and closed-ended funds, Master-KVG structures, hedge fund regulation and ETFs. He also advises on all other aspects of capital markets, financial services regulation, for example on derivatives and structured financial instruments, cross-border licences, the registration of EU branches, compliance issues, brokerage and securities trading.
Harald has extensive experience in advising on the regulatory aspects of international M&A and outsourcing transactions. He regularly publishes articles and holds presentations on financial services regulation in particular with a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and sustainable finance. He is an author in two commentaries on the German investment law (KAGB). Harald is recommended as a Lawyer in JUVE and Legal 500 for his work in relation to financial services regulation and asset management. Chambers (2020) ranks him as a top lawyer for Investment Funds.
Harald studied law at Freie Universität in Berlin and holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Cape Town and a PhD from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. Before joining Simmons & Simmons as a partner in 2011, he worked in the financial services and investment funds department of another international law firm in Frankfurt and London.