Banking and Capital Markets

Banking and capital market law is characterized by the issues of lending and investing. Frequent legislative amendments, numerous European legal requirements and comprehensive case law regarding consumer credit, door-to-door sales restrictions, and consultant liability require constant observation of current developments.

We are specialized in representing credit institutions, home loan banks, financial services providers, asset managers, and investment consultants before the court, as well as their third-party insurers. Our clients include regional as well as nationally active financial institutions. We appear before numerous regional courts and higher regional courts in order to defend them against charges of faulty lending or investment consultation, or to defend against demands for financing reversal due to rescission of a contract.

Additionally, we assist savings banks and other banks, as well as companies and private individuals, with financing and investment plans of all kinds, focusing primarily on issues specifically concerning banking contract law and payment transactions, as well as credit agreements and credit securities. We also regularly provide counsel on the supervision of financial services according to the German Banking Act (KWG) or for prospectus/brochure requirements.

Range of Services

Process management

  • Defense against investor lawsuits
  • Subrogation processes, third party notices
  • Use of securities (particularly land charges, guarantees)

Bank contract law

  • Bank contract law and home loan savings law
  • Transactions (transfers, debits, credit cards, electronic money)
  • Credit transaction and credit security

Financing, consortium agreements

Investing and security transactions

Asset management

Factoring, leasing

Prospectus law and investment business, law governing supervision of financial services