Thorge Drefke advises national and international companies in capital market law and banking regulatory law issues.
His advice focusses on payment transactions and other regulatory law and in the structuring of capital investments/alternative investments, in particular (closed-end) investment funds, profit participation rights, and crowdfunding as well as ICOs/STOs.
In the field of fund law, Thorge Drefke advises issuing houses, initiators and fund managers on regulatory issues, in particular with regard to the KAGB. In financial regulatory law, he advises numerous companies on BaFin proceedings (negative opinions, licensing procedures).
After completing his studies in Bonn, Thorge Drefke completed his legal traineeship in Cologne, Wellington and Düsseldorf, including positions at the German Embassy and in the legal department of a DAX-30 company.
Since the beginning of 2015 Thorge Drefke works as a lawyer for Osborne Clarke in Cologne. In addition to his work as a lawyer, he acts as a coach and consultant at start-up events.
He is co-author of the legal handbook Digital Financial Services published by Beck Verlag, regularly publishes in various professional journals and has led and coordinated various international studies on crowdfunding and ICO/STO regulation with other Osborne Clarke offices and other international best-friend law firms. He regularly lectures in the field of financial regulatory and capital market law.
He runs the Osborne Clarke FinTech Blog.