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Public Services, Politics & Social

Dr. Julia von Buttlar

Deputy Head of Division, Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)



Julia von Buttlar is managing complex administrative offense proceedings at BaFin’s Directorate for Securities Supervision. Her practice includes all aspects of financial markets related to delinquency and achieving better compliance. She provides legal advice and regulatory policy guidance as an enforcement specialist not only in national but also in European and international fora. 

Admitted to the German and New York Bar as attorney-at-law in 2001 she spent her early career as an attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton’s Frankfurt office. She holds a doctorate from the Technical University of Darmstadt. She is a demanded public speaker on the subject of enforcement and compliance. In addition, she is a lecturer at the EBS Law School (Wiesbaden).Over the years, she added numerous profound publications in the field of Financial Markets Regulation, lately mostly with relevance to Legal Tech and FinTech.

Contribution to Legal Tech

Julia was working on formulating best practice requirements when dealing with market changes triggered by digitalization. Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are increasingly being used in a variety of fields, none more so than the financial industry. AI offers great opportunities; it can enable companies to automate manual processes and meet their regulatory requirements at a higher speed with a lower error rate and less effort. Based on fundamental right and ethical principals, she developed key requirements that AI systems should meet in order to be trustworthy and to avoid sanction risks. She is editor of the new NJW Zeitschrift Recht Digital (RdI), among others responsible for FinTech/InsurTech.

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