Alexander advises banks and other financial service providers, including FinTech companies, as well as unregulated companies on all aspects of financial regulatory law. In addition to German and European banking regulatory law, he focuses on payment services law and capital markets regulation as well as issues related to the Banking Union. Furthermore, Alexander has broad experience in the areas of M&A of regulated entities, NPL transactions, civil banking law and in internal investigations in the finance sector.
Frank is a leading expert in financial services regulation, with a special focus on the regulation of investment and asset managers. Together with his team, he advises clients on a broad range of regulatory requirements under the Investment Code (Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch), the German Banking Act (Kreditwesengesetz), Insurance Supervision Law (Versicherungsaufsichtsgesetz) and the Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz). In addition to his ongoing advisory work, he has acted as lead partner for many outsourcing and M&A transactions in the financial services area. His relevant experience includes advising a large number of German investment managers on the establishment, management and restructuring of open-ended investment funds.
Stefan is a German Rechtsanwalt with broad expertise advising on German and international capital markets transactions. Stefan specialises in advising on securitisations and other structured finance transactions (covering true sale, secured loan and synthetic structures across a broad range of asset classes) and on restructurings in the capital markets sector (including bond restructurings and restructurings of securitisations and related assets). Another focus of his practice is the advice on bond transactions including Pfandbriefe, covered bonds, structured notes, hybrid and corporate bonds. Stefan has also broad experience in advising on all related regulatory and insolvency law matters. He is a lecturer for capital markets law at the Institute for Law and Finance of the Goethe University Frankfurt.
Janis Petrowsky has extensive experience in advising banks and other financial services providers as well as unregulated companies on all aspects of financial regulatory law, including on transactions and issues regarding the access to market infrastructures. Furthermore, Janis advised on several regulatory matters related to Brexit, including greenfield licensing procedures for banks and financial services providers as well as on branch establishments and the provision of cross-border services.
Before joining Allen & Overy, he was seconded to the Banking Supervision side of the European Central Bank (ECB) and worked at another leading international law firm in Frankfurt advising on financial regulatory law.