HANNES BOECK began his career at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York, where he worked on the structuring of products and global activities of financial institutions and the tax and accounting treatment of derivatives. In ‘96 he joined Credit Suisse, London where he rose up the ranks to reach MD level and to lead the global Product Development unit which structured and marketed tax, regulatory and accounting motivated transactions covering all asset classes and clients. In 2004, he left Credit Suisse to co-set up and lead Kupperstein, Vienna, an advisory business on balance sheet restructurings of financials institutions and other sizeable entities. Hannes holds graduate degrees in Economics and Computer Science and also in Law from the University of Vienna. He also holds an LLM in Taxation from NYU School of Law, New York which he attended as a Fullbright scholar.