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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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Laura Bungart, LL. M. (University of Exeter)
Germany, Frankfurt
Laura Bungart advises German and international banks and financial services providers on German and European regulatory matters. She also advises on administrative approval proceedings as well as...
Christopher Heckel
Christopher Heckel
Germany, Frankfurt
Christopher Heckel focuses on acquisition and corporate finance as well as real estate and asset finance, advising German and international clients on finance structures, drafting and negotiating...
Christian J Schneiders
Dr. Christian J Schneiders
Germany, Hamburg
Christian Schneiders advises banks, leasing companies and investors on national and international finance transactions, with a focus on corporate and project finance as well as leasing transactions...
Anne Neumann
Anne Neumann, LL.M.
Business Lawyer
Germany, Berlin
With a focus on business law, Anne Neumann supports our team on acquisition and real estate finance transactions as well as syndicated loans. Before joining CMS in 2015, Anne worked for an accounting...
Christoph Schücking
Dr. Christoph Schücking
Rechtsanwalt, Notary Public
Germany, Frankfurt
With a focus on family-owned businesses, Christoph Schücking advises investors and companies on corporate law matters. He furthermore has long-standing experience advising and representing German...