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Lars Schmidt
Partner

Lars Schmidt specialises in offering advice on banking and capital market law as well as investment law. This includes general banking issues and matters relating to credit law and banking supervisory law. An important part of Lars Schmidt’s work is the representation of credit institutions and institutional investors in litigation relating to banking and capital markets law. He also offers medium-sized and internationally active companies comprehensive advice on corporate law, mainly in the context of restructuring projects as well as capital measures and company start-ups.

Practice areas
  • • Capital market law in particular capital investment law and investment law including litigation

  • • Financing and bank law

  • • Corporate law, especially stock corporation law

  • • Restructuring

  • • Insolvency law

  • • Litigation

Vita
  • • To 1997: Banking apprenticeship at BHF-BANK AG, Frankfurt am Main

  • • To 1998: Employed by the Frankfurt Trust Investmentgesellschaft mbH, Frankfurt am Main

  • • To 2003: Law studies at Frankfurt am Main

  • • To 2006: Research assistant at Frankfurt am Main University (Chair of Private law and Legal Sociology)

  • • since 2006: Admitted to the German bar

  • • To 2007: Lawyer at Nieding + Barth Rechtsanwaltsaktiengesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main

  • • since 2007: Lawyer at RITTERSHAUS law firm

  • • since 2015: Partner of RITTERSHAUS law firm

Other activities and memberships
  • • Chairman of the Freunde des Palmengartens e. V. – Palmengarten-Gesellschaft (Friends of the Botanical Garden)

  • • Member of the International Association of Young Lawyers / Association internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA)

  • • Member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht des DAV (Working Group for Bank and Capital Market Law of the German Bar Association)

Publications
  • • "Key Investor Information Document für Investmentfonds", in: Teuber (Hrsg.): Wertpapierrecht 2011, Rdnr. 95 (Finanz Colloquium Heidelberg ISBN 978-3-940976-56-7)

  • • „The Desire for Public Safety and How „Judge Merciless“ Became a State Senator“, in 3 German Law Journal No. 1, 2002, (www.germanlawjournal.com)

  • • „Surfer's Paradise: What the Law Says About Personal Internet Use During Working Hours“, in 2 German Law Journal No. 17, 2001 (www.germanlawjournal.com)

In my free time

I have been a great fan of my favourite football club Eintracht Frankfurt even before I started to play football myself as a child. Watching a game can be almost as exhausting as playing football yourself…

My motto

“Restless thinking, calm execution.” Daniel Goeudevert