Alireza Siadat, M.J.I.


Frankfurt a. M.

Alireza Siadat is a partner at Annerton Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. He advises banks, financial services providers, capital management companies, FinTechs and start-ups in matters relating to supervisory law. He specialises in advising on market entries, passporting within the EEA, compliance and the regulatory supervisory framework for crypto assets.

Alireza Siadat is a co-founder and board member of the Luxembourg-based thinkBlocktank a.s.b.l., which has helped create an EU-wide framework for crypto assets due to its membership in INATBA. Additionally, he is a member of the association Blockchain Bundesverband e.V., and in particular its Working Group Finance, which supported the German Federal Government with regard to the regulation of crypto assets as well as the civil law treatment of electronic securities. He is also a member of the Society for Arabic and Islamic Law (Gesellschaft für Arabisches und Islamisches Recht e.V.).


  • 2018–2020: Lawyer, Supervising Associate, Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • 2014–2018: Lawyer, Manager, authorised representative, PwC Legal
  • 2012–2014: Lawyer, Jones Day
  • 2010–2012: Training Contract, Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt a. M.
  • 2007–2011: Magister Juris Internationalis (M.J.I.), Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
  • 2006–2007: School of Law, University of Nottingham (UK)
  • 2002–2009: Law degree, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen


  • Banking supervisory law
  • Banking law
  • Compliance
  • Financial services law
  • Anti-money laundering law
  • Company law
  • Investment supervisory law
  • Crypto & digitisation
  • Outsourcing


  • The Regulation of Token in Europe, thinkBLOCKtank, 2019
  • Token Regulierung, Blockchain Bundesverband, 2018
  • Regulatory Requirements for Islamic Banking in Iran and Germany, Befunde der Wirtschaftsethik, 2016
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