Capital Markets

In the area of capital markets law, we advise issuers, credit institutions and corporations with a team of specialized and experienced attorneys on the execution of capital market transactions and on all issues pertaining to ongoing capital market compliance.

We also advise and represent banks, savings banks, financial service providers and institutional investors nationwide in court proceedings involving capital market law.  We are particularly well known for defending banks against claims for damages brought by customers concerning the acquisition of securities and other capital investments. We have many years of extensive experience and special “know-how” in dealing with special and collective actions.

Our range of services includes:

  • Litigation involving banks and financial service providers (especially defending against claims for damages by investors due to alleged breaches of the duty to inform and advise as well as claims arising from prospectus liability; advice on dispute resolution through private dispute resolution entities (Ombudsmann and Gütestelle); representing banks in proceedings under the Capital Markets Model Case Act (KapMuG) and other instruments of collective legal protection).
  • Follow-up obligations under capital market law (specifically, ad hoc publicity, notifications of voting rights, insider trading, including official investigation procedures).
  • Prospectus law; preparation of securities prospectuses and sales prospectuses.
  • Syndicated loans, acquisition financing, real estate financing.
  • Advice on the organizational measures and precautions required to comply with capital market compliance requirements (including the provision of compliance training).
  • Advice on the acquisition of credit institutions and loan portfolios (including due diligence).
  • Advice on the preparation and defense of takeover bids.