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Barbara Bayer

Senior Associate

CMS Hasche Sigle
Neue Mainzer Straße 2–4
60311 Frankfurt
Languages German, English, French

Specialising in German and European financial regulation, Barbara Bayer advises banks as well as financial and payment service providers on all regulatory issues, with a focus on risk management for banks and financial service providers. She also has expert know-how in the prevention of money laundering and several years’ experience working in-house for banks on risk management and compliance matters.

Barbara joined CMS in 2018 from an internationally operating, major German bank where she worked as in-house lawyer in the compliance department.

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  • 2014: Admitted as a lawyer
  • 2014: Second state examination in law
  • 2012: First state examination in law
  • Law studies at the University of Frankfurt
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  • Frankfurter Juristische Gesellschaft (Frankfurt Jurists Forum)
  • Alumni of the University of Frankfurt
  • German-American Lawyers Association (DAJV)
  • DIS 40 (German Arbitration Institute initiative of young arbitrators)
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  • Börsenzeitung, 18. Mai 2019 "Europäischer Gerichtshof stellt EZB Freifahrtschein aus" (mit Andrea München)
  • Beck-OK zum Geldwäschegesetz § 1 Abs. 16, § 1 Abs. 25 § 2 Abs. 1-2, 6-9, § 9 GwG
  • Handelsblatt Leitartikel zur PSD II insbesondere SCA mit Zitaten von Barbara Bayer und Dennis Heinson
  • Interview mit Finance zur Zusammenarbeit von Banken mit Fintechs zur Fintech-Studie mit Andrea München
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Lectures list

  • Structured Finance, Stuttgart, Panel Member, Thema "Regulatorische Herausforderungen bei der Zusammenarbeit von Fintechs mit Banken"
  • BAFPAG: Videokonferenz zum Thema Konzernbereichsausnahme im ZAG, Januar 2019
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