Awet Yohannes | Annerton

Awet Yohannes



Awet Yohannes is a lawyer at Annerton’s Munich office. He mainly advises German and international companies in the areas of financial services law, securities law, e-money and payment services law as well as “FinTechs” and non-regulated companies on all financial regulatory issues. He also advises on compliance issues and in particular on anti-money laundering law.

Awet Yohannes is also interested in the digitisation of the financial sector, in particular DLT & Blockchain, Crypto-Assets, Stablecoins, Digital Euro and Decentralised Finance (DeFi).

Awet Yohannes publishes regularly in academic journals as well as on the Blog „PAYMENT.TECHNOLOGY.LAW.“ (PayTechLaw).


  • Since 2022: Annerton, Munich (first trainee lawyer, then fully qualified lawyer)
  • 2022: 2nd state exam in law, Munich
  • 2021: Legal clerkship in Munich (including Munich Regional Court II – Chamber for Banking and Financial Issues; BayLDA – Department for Credit and Finance)
  • 2020-2022: Research assistant at the insolvency administrator law firm MHBK (Munich office)
  • 2020: Qualification as business mediator (MuCDR)
  • 2020: 1st state exam in law, Munich
  • 2019: Studied law in Bayreuth (UBT) and Munich (LMU)


  • Anti-money laundering law
  • Banking law
  • Banking supervisory law
  • Compliance
  • Crypto & digitisation
  • Financial services law
  • Payment services law
  • Payment services supervisory law
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