SNP Schlawien
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Banking and finance law

The current economic environment of the financial industry is characterized by growing risks and opportunities. For you to keep an eye on both, you can always rely on our qualified advice and support in all issues relating to banking and financing law.

With our professional expertise, personal commitment and individual advice, we offer you the basis for structured solutions and joint negotiation success. Our banking and finance lawyers have been maintaining contacts in the banking industry for many years, some having gained insight into banking practice personally. They work hand in hand with their colleagues from the legal, compliance and risk management departments, as well as from other relevant (legal) fields. In doing so, we solve your legal issues in a comprehensible, precise, swift and practical manner.

We are the right choice for you as a private bank, public-sector bank or cooperative bank. Moreover, you can also rely on our vast experience if you are a financial services provider, an investment company or a leasing company. Our lawyers would be more than happy to support you on your day-to-day business or special projects. We design or review new products for you, negotiate your contracts, render our expert opinion on your complex legal issues, and defend your interests in court and before governmental authorities. In addition, you benefit from our wide network of closely cooperating law firms in the major global financial centers. It allows us the trouble-free handling of international transactions for you too.


Our areas of expertise

Banking law

  • Banking contract law (general contract law for banks and mutual savings banks as well as law for cooperative banks)
  • Loan contract and collateral security law
  • Real estate financing
  • Reorganization, restructuring and processing of loans
  • Payment transactions law
  • Compulsory auction proceedings in respect of immovable property
  • Advice of banks in case of customer bankruptcy
  • Defense against investor claims, conduct of cases
  • Open-end and closed-end funds/investment assets
  • Distribution law in the funds sector
  • Support and consulting in respect of bank mergers
  • German and European banking supervision law, regulation

Leasing and financing

  • Product leasing
  • Hire purchase, contracting
  • Drafting of leasing contracts, general terms and conditions as well as service descriptions
  • Regulatory issues
  • Property leasing
  • Refinancing contracts
  • Forfaiting, factoring
  • Processing of leasing contracts
  • Leasing collection (web file)
  • Representation in insolvency proceedings
  • Due diligence reviews

Securities law

  • Drafting and assessment of securities prospectuses and offer documents
  • Initial public offerings
  • Company funding via the capital market (e.g. promissory notes, registered bonds, corporate bonds)
  • Capital market compliance
  • Derivatives