Vice President, Legal and Regulatory, Deputy General Counsel, Paysafe Group
Dr Hartwig Gerhartinger is Vice President Legal & Regulatory and Deputy General Counsel of Paysafe Group, a leading global provider of payment services. In that role, Hartwig is responsible for all legal and regulatory matters of the Group, in particular financial regulation, payment services regulation and anti-money laundering regulation within Europe and globally. He also chairs the Paysafe Group’s Regulatory Committee. In addition to that, Hartwig is responsible for governmental affairs of Paysafe Group, representing the Group with law-makers and regulatory authorities around the world.
Hartwig is a dedicated industry professional and an expert in payment services law and e-money regulation as well as anti-money laundering legislation. He is a Director of the Prepaid International Forum (PIF) and Chairman of the PIF AML Working Group, focusing on European AML/CTF legislation. He is also member of the Board at the European Payments Institutions Federation (EPIF) and appointed expert to the European Commission’s Payment Systems Market Expert Group.
Hartwig holds a doctoral degree in law (Dr. jus). In his doctoral thesis, he analysed regulatory and civil law aspects of electronic money, in particular in the light of PSD and 2EMD. He is author and co-author of numerous publications in the fields of e-money and payment services law and is also a requested speaker on AML legislation. Before joining Paysafe Group, Hartwig worked as Assistant Professor at universities in Austria and Germany. He is also a guest lecturer for payment services and e-money regulation in the LL.M. programme for Bank and Capital Markets Law at Danube University Krems, Austria.