Daniel is an expert on all matters related to blockchain-based business models, in particular regarding governance and funding (including Token sales). He is also a frequent speaker on these topics. In addition, Daniel is co-founder of an international working group on the regulation of Token offerings hosted by The Wharton School (Philadelphia, PA) and is strongly involved in the German Blockchain Association (Blockchain Bundesverband). Daniel is a member of SMP #TeamCrypto.

Education and Career

After his legal studies at Münster University and his practical legal training in Hamburg, London and New York, Daniel started his career as an Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Before joining SMP, Daniel was an independent advisor on economic and legal aspects of crypto assets.


Daniel‘s recent work highlights include advising:

  • several clients on economic and legal aspects relating to Token offerings
  • initiators of a blockchain-based decentralized trading platform on governance matters
  • operators of a Token-sale platform on a variety of regulatory matters

* not a partner within the meaning of the German Partnership Company Act (Partnerschaftsgesellschaftsgesetz – PartGG)

  • Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) – market, economics and regulation Journal of Banking Law and Banking 2018 (ZBB), 89-106 (together with Lars Klöhn and Nicolas Parhofer) - [in German]
  • Statement on Token regulation with a focus on Token sales by the Working Group on Finance of the German Blockchain Association (together with Nina-Luisa Siedler, Heribert Anzinger et al.)