Dr. Oliver Völkel, LL.M. (CLS), is a founding partner of the Vienna law firm STADLER VÖLKEL. His main areas of expertise include banking and capital market law as well as digital asset law. Oliver Völkel regularly publishes articles in relevant legal journals and gives lectures on the legal aspects of the blockchain technology at several Austrian universities. He has particular experience in the application of the blockchain technology in connection with the capital markets. His clients include numerous renowned Austrian and international corporations and banks. Oliver Völkel studied law at the University of Vienna and at Columbia Law School in New York. In the past, he has worked in the field of criminal law at the University of Vienna and in international corporate law firms in Vienna.