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Banking & Finance Lawyers

A strong team for Banking & Finance

The Banking & Finance team at CMS comprises more than 50 lawyers serving clients throughout Germany, operating mainly out of our Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne and Stuttgart offices. We advise on the full range of banking law and finance:

Our clients include banks, financial services providers, private equity investors and arrangers – from SMEs to international corporations. Due to our structure and versatility, we are the perfect choice for legal advice on projects of any size and complexity.

Focusing on client needs – nationally and internationally

As part of the global CMS organisation, CMS Germany can draw on an international network of lawyers and tax advisors. These resources include 250 experts for banking & finance law. Depending on the particular requirements, we assemble international teams led by an experienced lawyer, usually a partner in the firm.

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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...
Dr. Jürgen Frodermann
Dr. Jürgen Frodermann
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Duesseldorf
Jürgen Frodermann advises companies on national and international M&A transactions and joint ventures. With more than 20 years of experience, he works on cross-border transactions and also advises ...
Michael C Frege
Dr. Michael C Frege
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Insolvenzrecht (Certified lawyer for insolvency law)
Germany, Duesseldorf
Germany, Leipzig
Michael Frege is an insolvency and corporate restructuring specialist. He has long-standing experience in advising on insolvencies and as an insolvency administrator, including insolvency...
Kerstin Block
Dr. Kerstin Block, LL.B.
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Hamburg
Financing, including asset, project, real estate and acquisition financing, corporate finance, leasingAbitur (A-Levels) in 1999. From 1999 to 2001 Training as bank clerk (Bankkauffrau). Thereafter,...
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...
Henrik Drinkuth
Dr. Henrik Drinkuth
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
Henrik Drinkuth is a Corporate/M&A partner with more than 20 years‘ experience advising German and international companies on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, public takeovers, corporate r...
Martin Bell
Dr. Martin Bell
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Frankfurt
Martin Bell is an extremely experienced transaction lawyer, having advised on a multitude of M&A and private equity transactions as well as on corporate restructurings. German and international...
Hilke Herchen
Dr. Hilke Herchen
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Hamburg
Corporate partner Hilke Herchen is a transaction specialist who advises large and medium-sized companies in Germany and abroad, international groups as well as strategic investors on mergers and...
Karsten Heider
Dr. Karsten Heider
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Stuttgart
Karsten Heider focuses on German stock corporation and capital market law. He provides ongoing advice to listed companies, for example on AGMs, D&O liability and insider trading law matters and also...