As of 1 April 2021 the lawyer Dr. Christopher Danwerth, LL.M. will be taking up the newly-created position as Head of Legal at LINUS Digital Finance. The future work of the experienced attorney will focus on providing the board of management and other management teams with advice on legal and regulatory matters, and in particular on the company’s further expansion into new markets.
Dr. Christopher Danwerth, LL.M. is a trained banker and completed his studies in law at the University of Münster and the Niigata University, Japan. In Münster he then received his doctorate in law with the topic “Money Remittance as Payment Service”. Parallel to this, he concluded his Master of Laws studies (LL.M.) in Real Estate Law. Dr. Danwerth completed his legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, including a stage in Tokyo, Japan. He has worked as a lecturer and at numerous renowned international law firms, amongst which were Noerr and McDermott Will & Emery. In 2018, he joined Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Hamburg as an attorney, where he worked in the team led by renowned partner Prof. Dr. Christoph H. Seibt, LL.M. (Yale) until most recently.
“In Christopher Danwerth we are gaining a proven expert for corporate and capital markets law, who with his international track record and his affinity for fintech topics ideally suits our ambitious plans and will fit in excellently with our team,” says David Neuhoff, the founder and CEO of LINUS Digital Finance AG.
LINUS Digital Finance is currently concentrating above all on the further development of its digital platform www.linus-finance.com. In the coming years the company intends to invest a sum in the double-digit million euro range in the upgrading of the platform. LINUS plans to raise a total of more than one billion euros from co-investors on the digital platform in the medium term. The number of employees is to be increased considerably by the end of 2021 so as to ensure it also has the personnel to accomplish its growth targets.
About LINUS Digital Finance:
LINUS Digital Finance finances real estate projects with debt and mezzanine capital through a debt fund which it manages, making it possible for semi-professional and institutional investors to participate in these investments through a digital platform. The term of the loans usually amounts to between 12 and 36 months. A subsidiary of LINUS Digital Finance AG is monitored by BaFin as a financial investment management company (Kapital-verwaltungsgesellschaft – KVG). The debt fund managed by the KVG has – together with co-investors – invested a total of approx. 600 million euros of capital in real estate projects since its foundation and thus financed a project volume of more than 1.5 billion euros.