Comment: This firm is recommended in banking and bank regulatory law and is persistently expanding its practice. Much new, complex work for German and international financial institutes bears witness to this success. The Luxembourg office, opened in 2016, is already contributing to this, e.g. in advice to financial institutes on relocating business divisions after Brexit. In addition to traditional regulatory work for banks and other financial institutes, activity included advice to fintech companies on new business models, e.g. securitization and the associated regulatory requirements. The practice maintained its focus on payment services and innovative e-commerce technologies.
Strengths: Broad regulatory know-how; German Payment Services Regulation Act.
Recommended: Dr. Markus Escher, Peter Scherer.
Practice: Broad regulatory advice, incl. on bank startups, transactions ( ?M&A), regulatory issues regarding investment companies, securities settlement banks and real estate funds ( ?real estate) and electronic banking (payment systems, fintech). ?Investment funds practice with office in Luxembourg, cooperation with international Broadlaw network. (5 equity partners, 1 salary partner, 8 associates)
Clients: ?? Credit card interest group on European legislative project PSD II; German real estate leasing subsidiary of large Austrian bank in insolvency proceedings; startup on securities-based business models; regulatory advice to Internet service provider regarding purchase of compensation rights against airlines for delays and cancellations; financial infrastructure provider on organizational matters following Brexit.
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