Banking supervisory law

We have many years of experience in advising on all matters relating to banking supervisory law. Our clients include domestic banks (including CRR credit institutions), foreign banks and financial services institutions such as asset managers.

We particularly specialise in advising on the following areas in banking supervisory law:

  • Preparation and support of licensing procedures
  • Development and structuring of business models to avoid the need for a licence under the respective banking regulations
  • Comprehensive expertise in advising foreign banks and the special regulatory requirements under two supervisory regimes
  • Support in the implementation of passporting procedures
  • Preparation and monitoring of ownership control procedures
  • Clarification of technical matters with the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), the Luxembourg Supervisory Authority of the Financial Sector (CSSF) and other supervisory authorities
  • Advice on the implementation of the regulatory requirements applying to banks (e.g. in relation to their compliance and risk function, their IT-setup, their investment activity or capital markets activity)
  • Support in the preparation of process descriptions, work instructions and manuals (e.g. anti-money laundering guidelines, risk manuals and risk analyses)