André Geest

PhD Candidate, LMU Munich

André Geest is a PhD candidate at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Veil researching at the interface of financial market regulation and Distributed Ledger Technology/Blockchain. His research interests focus on cryptoregulation on national and international level, on regulated trading infrastructures and crypto economics, in particular with regards to funding methods through token sales. He is also a research assistant at the Institute for Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck working on empirical studies about market abuse in token sales and risk factors in DLT infrastructures.
André studied law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and Fordham University School of Law in New York as scholarship holder of the German National Merit Foundation. During his studies he has worked, amongst others, as research associate for Hengeler Mueller, Slaughter and May and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer specializing on capital markets law and corporate law. He also serves as an editor-in-chief of the Bucerius Law Journal.