Banking, Finance, Regulatory & FinTech

Advising and representing national and international banks, insurers, asset managers, investment firms, fund managers, payment service providers, trust companies and other financial service providers are a core strength and traditional focus of our firm. We assist financial service providers at every possible stage of the company life-cycle. We advise and assist during the establishment and licensing process, in relation to mergers, acquisitions or reorganization and day-to-day business activities, marketing, governance and compliance. We provide legal opinions for industrial associations (for example ISDA) and for individual products and business models. We represent and advise in a wide variety of national and international transactions and placements, the development of commercial and retail products and distribution, and the drafting of contracts and general business terms.

Main fields
  • Licensing and reorganization

  • Acquisitions and transactions relating to regulated service providers

  • Internal governance, establishment of branches, representative offices, outsourcing, structuring of employee share ownership

  • Establishment, relocation and restructuring of investment funds

  • Insurance-related matters (contract law, supervisory law, insolvency)

  • M&A transactions and finance, including project finance, restructuring

  • Advice on debt and equity capital market transactions, including regulatory capital, issuances and securitization

  • Consultancy on compliance-related matters, automatic exchange of information and the prevention of money laundering

  • Advice on marketing and distribution, cross-border business activities and third-country relations

  • Legal opinions relating to transactions, business models and products

  • Banking, financial services and derivatives litigation and dispute resolution, representation vis-à-vis regulators and supervisory bodies

  • Conception and launch of innovative products, venture capital and crowd-funding projects, TGEs, crypto funds