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Banking Law and Regulation Lawyers

Your back-up for banking law and regulation

CMS Germany is your specialist for all banking-specific legal issues. We provide support to clients optionally as an outsourced legal department or to complement their own in-house lawyers. Our banking expertise covers banking contract law, advice on dispute resolution, compliance issues, new banking products and financial instruments, and the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG).

We advise banks and financial services institutions, payment service providers and investment companies on licensing procedures and regulatory issues. The key areas of focus are issues related to internal structure and process organisation, outsourcing, and requirements in terms of liquidity and capital. Other regulatory matters include the prevention of money laundering, compliance requirements and international law aspects.

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  • Licensing
  • Capital and liquidity requirements
  • Outsourcing
  • Banking contract law
  • In-court and out-of-court dispute resolution with customers or other banks
  • Compliance requirements and assessment of specific cases
  • Development and legal assessment of new banking products and financial instruments
  • Requirements under the German Securities Trading Act
  • Cross-border banking transactions, inbound and outbound
  • Prevention of money laundering
  • Litigation 
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Joachim Kaetzler
Dr. Joachim Kaetzler
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Global Co-Head of Banking & Finance Group, CMS
Germany, Frankfurt
Joachim Kaetzler specialises in banking supervisory law and compliance. His work includes general banking law as well as securities supervisory law. Moreover, he has special expertise in matters of...
Axel Dippmann
Axel Dippmann
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Berlin
Axel Dippmann has long-standing experience as a finance lawyer, working both on the lender and borrower side. He specialises in high-volume syndicated loans for corporates, acquisition financing as...
Oliver Dreher
Oliver Dreher, LL.M. (King's College London)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Frankfurt
Debt capital markets (DCM) expert Oliver Dreher advises major German and international banks and companies with a focus on structured products and products for institutional investors as well as on...
Thomas Sonnenberg
Dr. Thomas Sonnenberg
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Cologne
As a highly regarded expert on international corporate structures, Thomas Sonnenberg specialises in the field of strategic compliance and corporate governance. His practice also covers corporate and...
Marc Seibold
Dr. Marc Seibold
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Head of Banking & Finance Group, CMS Germany
Germany, Stuttgart
Marc Seibold is a CMS banking and finance partner who advises investors, banks and alternative lenders (e. g., insurance companies) on corporate, acquisition and real estate financing transactions....
Philipp Melzer
Philipp Melzer
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Frankfurt
As a very experienced banking and finance lawyer, Philipp Melzer advises issuers, underwriters and existing shareholders on IPOs, capital increases and secondary offerings. His expertise is also...
Andrea München
Andrea München, LL. M. (Université du Luxembourg)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Frankfurt
Andrea München specialises in German, Luxembourgish and European financial supervision matters. She is admitted as a qualified German lawyer as well as an Avocat à la Cour in Luxembourg. Andrea p...
Daniel Voigt
Dr. Daniel Voigt, MBA
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Frankfurt
Daniel Voigt specialises in structuring and advising open-end and closed-end funds, with a focus on the increasingly important regulatory aspects affecting funds, their managers, depositaries as...
Herbert Wiehe
Dr. Herbert Wiehe
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht (Certified lawyer for banking and capital markets law) | Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht (Certified lawyer for tax law)
Germany, Cologne
Herbert Wiehe is an expert banking and finance lawyer. Alongside his long-standing corporate finance work, his practice has – from the start – also focused on general banking law. Herbert in par...
André Frischemeier
Dr. André Frischemeier
Coun­sel
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Cologne
André Frischemeier advises companies as well as banks on all aspects of banking law, with special financing expertise (asset, project, real estate and acquisition finance). He also advises on ...