• Director Legal & Compliance Alternative Investments
  • Allianz Global Investors GmbH

Oliver is responsible for the legal coverage of the Infrastructure Equity and other illiquid Alternative Investment strategies at Allianz Global Investors. Key areas of work include a broad range of matters relating to the entire lifecycle of infrastructure investments both on the debt an equity side (e.g. fund structuring, financial regulation, role of institutional investors). Allianz Global Investor’s infrastructure business includes infrastructure equity as well as infrastructure debt investing in a wide range of infrastructure, PPP, renewable energy and energy infrastructure assets.

Prior to Allianz Global Investors, he was responsible for the legal coverage of the entire lending activities (project finance, real estate, sovereign debt) and the covered bonds bank of asset manager DekaBank, which included the successful launch of a EUR 2 bn. infrastructure debt platform for institutional clients. Oliver started his career with Allen & Overy LLP, where he advised on a wide range of banking, corporate and capital markets transactions with a specific focus on infrastructure & energy investments.

He is a Council Member of the International Project Finance Association and lectures Energy Project Finance at the Institute for Law and Finance, Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Oliver is a German law qualified lawyer and has studied law in Germany, The Netherlands and Australia (Master of Comparative Laws). He holds a PhD in public international law (The human right to water) from the University of Mannheim, Germany.