Banking Law

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Investor protection, customer protection, banking crisis… banking law has become increasingly complex.

Banking law has developed into an area of significant legal importance in both civil and commercial law in Germany. It is the object of decisions of specialized chambers and senates of the Landgerichte (regional courts) and the Oberlandesgerichte (state courts), as well as of the XIth Civil Senate of the Bundesgerichtshof (Germany’s Supreme Court), which senate has competence in banking law matters. We follow all of these decisions closely.

Banking law in general concerns issues of financing as well as of securities (e.g. mortgages and guarantees) and the enforcement or defence of claims arising from a multitude of financial relationships, such as those concerning current account transactions, credit agreements, sureties, investment management, financial commissions, emissions trading etc.

We provide advice to our clients on all questions of banking law, and in particular in relation to:

  • Loan contracts and credit contracts
  • Securitization of loans and credit facilities
  • Legal evaluation of business plans
  • Sales financing and factoring
  • Financing of construction and property projects
  • Criminal conduct