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Banking and Capital Investment Law

One focus of our work is banking and capital investment law. We advise banks and financial services institutions, payment service providers and investment trusts in bank contract law, in compliance issues, in the implementation of new banking products and financial instruments as well as matters pertaining to the Securities Trading Act (WpHG). Our clients further benefit from our many years of experience in the area of conflict resolution and litigation. We use our knowledge of the products and industry to recognise and resolve conflicts early on. We represent our clients in legal proceedings, arbitration proceedings and in particular in model proceedings for investors. Another focus of our work is providing consultancy services relating to licensing and supervisory law issues, in particular in connection with securing licenses in compliance with the German Banking Act (KWG) and the German Capital Investment Code (KAGB), owner control investigations and outsourcing. We act like an outsourced legal department for our clients or support the lawyers working in their legal departments.

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Main Areas of Expertise
  • In-court and out-of-court conflict resolution with customers or other banks
  • Model proceedings for investors
  • Bank contract law, incl. distribution channel law
  • Requirements of the Securities Trading Act (WpHG)
  • Licensing issues
  • Outsourcing
  • Development and legal evaluation of new banking products and financial instruments