GLEISS LUTZ

Comment: This recommended banking and bank regulatory law practice is gaining a footing in institute-specific major projects – a market segment where the regulatory lawyers’ renowned expertise and the strengths of GL’s overall setup are having a positive effect. GL not only widened connections to several notable foreign banks, it is also a firm often called on for groundbreaking expert opinions and litigation in the context of the ECB supervisory regime – sometimes where there is no strong connection to the German market, which shows the significance of GL’s international contacts with befriended firms. Much demanding activity came from winding up Maple Bank (for OTPP), which is tangled up in dividend-stripping cases, and the last offshoots of the Heta proceedings.
Strengths: Close ties to the strong ?M&A, ?corporate and ?insolvency and restructuring practices.
Recommended: Dr. Maximilian von Rom.
Practice: Transactions in the banking sector, institution-related regulatory incl. remuneration issues, compliance and money laundering issues, extensive restructuring work. In Frankfurt, collaborative regulatory group with Chiomenti (Italy), Cuatrecasas (Spain/Portugal) and Gide Loyrette (France). (5 partners, 2 counsel, 1 of counsel, plus associates)
Clients: ?? OTPP ongoing on winding up Maple Bank after dividend-stripping case; Crédit Mutuel on integration of GE Capital Bank and German leasing and factoring companies; Heta in dispute with bond holders.
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