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YPOG advises State of Hesse on the realization of crypto assets with a market value of approx. €100 million

Daniel <br>Resas Daniel
Dr. Niklas<br>Ulrich Dr. Niklas
Dr. Jörn<br>Wöbke Dr. Jörn

Berlin – A YPOG team led by Daniel Resas and Niklas Ulrich advised the Federal State of Hesse on the liquidation of crypto assets with a market value of exceeding € 100 million. YPOG primarily assisted the responsible Attorney General's Office in Frankfurt am Main in negotiating and concluding a corresponding umbrella agreement with Bankhaus Scheich Wertpapierspezialist AG. Bankhaus Scheich Wertpapierspezialist AG acts as market maker in the context of such liquidation by way of a market sale. The umbrella agreement is intended to establishe a long-term partnership and thus also serves as a basis for future realizations of confiscated crypto assets by the State of Hesse.

“In any case, this is the first time that such a high-volume liquidation of confiscated crypto assets has occurred in Germany. This has posed major challenges for all participants, and not just in terms of selling them off. Above all, we had to break practically new ground in dealing with the requirements of money laundering law for the trading participants involved. I am certain that we have created a new market standard for the liquidation of government-seized crypto assets," says YPOG partner Daniel Resas.

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