The banking industry and the regulations in place for financial services are some of the more strictly regulated legal areas under German law. Therefore, having a legal partner in this industry is vital to the success of your plans. At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our banking law attorneys can represent your interests and work in combination with your own in-house lawyers.
Regardless of how you use our services, you can be assured of lawyers who will pay attention to the detail in transactions, who will analyse your previous contracts and who will be quick to respond to any changes in regulations in the market. Our team will advise you on matters of compliance, contracts and on new banking and financial instruments.
Our goal is to create long-term partnerships with clients in this industry. With this in mind, our firm offers comprehensive service to those who work with us. Should you decide to work with us we will be with you every step of the way when it comes to your banking law needs. Contact us today to get in touch with us directly.
Full-Service Law Firm: Comprehensive Legal Service from One Source
At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our lawyers blend their legal background and experience with banking industry-specific knowledge. We advise banks, financial institutions, payment service providers, FinTechs and investment companies on their legal requirements. Our lawyers will provide suitable legal solutions to your issues based on the nature of your institution and your company’s characteristics. The banking industry requires expert lawyers due to the sheer level of regulation within the industry. It is also an industry in which technological advances and other developments play a major role and staying ahead of the competition is key to success. Our lawyers will advise you on new developments with the aim of supporting your business in the achieving of its goals.
Business Criminal Law Advice and Defence Services
Financial institutions and banks can often be the target of criminal groups. Our lawyers can advise on the legal solutions available to resolve the issue where such illegal actions occur. Allow our team to oversee your case and ensure your institution is prepared for its case on fraud, money-laundering or cyber-crime issues. We represent our clients in court and look to resolve matters outside of court when it is in the interests of our clients. Our team supports a range of financial institutions in their criminal law cases.
Taking preventative steps is the best way of reducing the likelihood of cyber-crime and other forms of criminal actions. As a full-service law firm, our lawyers also advise on measures that can be taken to protect your institution.
Where members of your company have been accused of criminal actions, our lawyers provide defence services and confidential advice about the legal options available to the business.
Corporate Law Concerns: Banking Industry
It is vital to stay ahead of your competition as a financial institution by having suitable structures in place. At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, we advise our clients in the banking and financial industries on matters such as corporate restructuring and how your company can maximise its potential. Our lawyers advise CEOS, managing directors and other professionals on their rights and legal responsibilities in their role.
In such a regulated industry, it is crucial to remain compliant and to have measures in place which can prevent costly legal action. Our lawyers will oversee the means by which this is achieved within your company. When it comes to growing your business our team provides clients with all the legal counsel needed in the field of M&A as well as other means of expansion. Ensuring that your mechanism of growth is completed in a manner compliant with competition and antitrust law is vital to avoid delay. Allow our full-service team of corporate lawyers to provide your financial institution with the comprehensive support it needs.
Drafting and Reviewing Contracts & Commercial Activities
Our lawyers advise on all matters relating to contracts and commercial law in Germany and advise our clients in the banking and financial services industries on these matters. Allow our team to draft and review your contracts to ensure that they are completely legally compliant and that they achieve your goals. Where contracts are not satisfactory, our lawyers are experts at negotiating contracts on behalf of our clients. As experienced negotiators, we can ensure that your company’s concerns are kept central to the discussion.
As a full-service law firm, our lawyers offer ongoing support to our clients and as the banking industry is one of the most heavily regulated in Germany staying on top of legal developments is vital. Our lawyers will ensure your company is compliant with the German Securities Trading Act as well as on the further necessities under international law. From asset acquisition to corporate restructuring, our lawyers can ensure that your business is financially compliant throughout. Start a productive partnership with our firm by using the contact details at the bottom of this page.
Employment Law: Banking Industry
At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our employment law legal team consists of certified legal experts in the field and they advise our corporate clients across the board in their labour law disputes. Whether your case reaches the labour courts or if it can be resolved outside of it, our legal team will be by your side. Our employment experts advise private individuals on their legal rights and companies on implementing best-practice measures. The importance of having such measures in place cannot be overestimated as costly and time-consuming legal cases can be prevented by having strong best-practice measures alongside strong deterrents for breaches.
As certified specialists in the field of employment law, Dr. Thomas Bichat and Mr. Jens Schmidt provide our banking industry clients with comprehensive assistance and support in employment cases. Contact us today to avail of legal counsel on all employment law matters.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
>Disputes in the financial services and banking industry can arise regarding the duties of banks, legal cases over structured finance products including CDOs, credit-linked notes, accusations of breaches of confidentiality, matters of fraud and many more reasons. Regardless of the reason for the dispute, our lawyers can provide the in-court representation or other dispute resolution support your company needs.
Our corporate lawyers have years of experience representing our clients in the banking industry, whether in court or through arbitration. Furthermore, our team is ready to provide their considered legal opinions in disputes or when answers are required for difficult legal questions.
Whistleblowing in the Banking Industry
The importance of legal compliance and having suitable mechanisms for internal grievances are growing. Without secure, confidential, effective and appropriate systems, those employees or other parties may be forced to go public concerning poor standards or illegal activity within the company.
Whistleblowing carries the risk of causing reputational damage to companies, leading to loss of customers and reduced profits. However, whistleblowing can also be necessary to uncover corruption within a company. Consulting with our legal professionals ensures that your company will have leading internal grievance mechanisms and significantly reduce the risk of damaging exposure to the public.
Our lawyers also advise and support whistleblowers concerning their rights and responsibilities under German law. Acting before receiving legal advice may leave you open to legal challenges and other difficulties. If you have an issue concerning compliance or whistleblowing, please do not hesitate to contact our team in advance.