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Dr. Uta Sophie Richter, LL.M. (University of Sydney)

Principal Counsel
Rechtsanwältin | Fachanwältin für Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht (Certified lawyer for banking and capital markets law)

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

Uta Richter specialises in consumer financing and digitisation projects. She advises on leasing, loan and sales financing (wholesale/retail) and represents her clients before German state courts. Uta’s practice includes assisting banks with the implementation of EU consumer protection directives, drafting consumer and business lease/loan contracts and other standard bank documents including general terms and conditions in all forms. She also advises banks on developing new banking products and the securitisation of receivables from the leasing/lending business via asset-backed securities. Moreover, she assists with civil and business law matters, distance selling, prospectus liability, marketing campaigns in print media as well as online and represents the interests of banks vis-à-vis dealer associations and institutions.

Uta joined CMS as a qualified lawyer in 1998. She is a lecturer at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and HERA Fortbildungs GmbH der Hessischen Rechtsanwaltschaft (Frankfurter Bank- und Kapitalmarktrechtstage).

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Lectures list

  • Referentin der HERA Fortbildungs GmbH der Hessischen Rechtsanwaltschaft
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  • Doctorate in Law on a subject of public finance at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
  • LL.M. at the University of Sydney
  • Law studies at the University of Frankfurt and Regensburg
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The European Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS)
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The regulation of financial institutions in Europe – the supervisory and...
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Recent problems applying financial services law under the EEA Agreement
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EU financial services - the legislative and rule-making process
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The regulation of financial institutions in Europe - the supervisory and...
The RegZone reportsWe have broken this large topic into a series of discrete reports illustrated with a series of charts and diagrams (including 15 charts demonstrating how the institutional structure...
The supervision of financial institutions in the EU
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The supervision of banks within the Eurozone - the Single Supervisory Mechanism
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Germany adopts new deposit insurance law to implement the DGS Directive
The DGS Implementation Act splits up the existing Deposit Guarantee and Investor Compensation Act (Ein­la­gensicher­ungs- und An­leger­entschädi­gungs­ge­setz – "EAEG”) into two separate acts, the Deposit...
The New Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive
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