Tanja is a partner in the Cologne banking and capital markets team of Osborne Clarke. A main focus of her work is on banking regulation. Regarding capital markets she specialised in structuring of alternative investment funds (AIF) and other investment products–in particular closed-end investment funds, participation rights and Crowdfunding. Regarding banking and payment regulation she supports start – up companies as well as international groups regarding proceedings at the German supervisory authority (BaFin). Tanja has a great knowledge and experience in advising Crowdfunding platforms. – especially regarding regulatory matters. Tanja is engaged in a three year research project financed by the European Commission regarding the potential of Crowdfunding for the financing of renewable energy projects. In 2013 she has – together with the ECN – initiated an international study regarding the regulation of Crowdfunding in 29 countries across Europe and abroad.