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Hengeler Mueller

BOCKENHEIMER LANDSTRASSE 24, 60323 FRANKFURT, GERMANY
Tel:
Work +49 69 17095 0
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Fax +49 69 17 09 50 99
Email:
Web:
www.hengeler.com
Berlin, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Munich

Dr Christian Schmies

Tel:
Work +49 69 17095 975
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Hengeler Mueller

Work Department

Banking Supervision and Financial Markets Regulation; Asset Management, Investment Funds.

Position

Christian advises companies comprehensively on matters relating to investment and banking regulatory law, payment services and securities regulation. His investment law mandates include licensing proceedings, outsourcing transactions in the asset management sector, the structuring and marketing of investment products as well as regulatory advice on M&A and other transactions in the asset management industry.

Career

Christian joined Hengeler Mueller in 2007, and has been partner since 2013.

Member

Frankfurt Bar Association.

Education

University of Bonn (Dr iur); School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Bologna/Washington D.C. (MA).


Germany: Banking and finance

Financial services: regulatory

Within: Next generation lawyers

Christian Schmies - Hengeler Mueller

Within: Financial services: regulatory

Assisting with transactional matters constitutes a key element of Hengeler Mueller’s practice along with advising banks and other financial services providers on various regulatory matters including the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR), the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD IV) and MiFID II as well as on pan-European payment systems and automated clearing houses. The team has also been increasingly active in providing Brexit-related advice including restructuring measures and the establishment of fully licensed Germany-based subsidiaries and branches. As highlights, Dirk Bliesener advised Commerzbank and Hypothekenbank Frankfurt on the transfer of various bank portfolios by way of a spin-off, and Christian Schmies assisted Deutsche Asset Management Investment with the global co-ordination of an asset and asset share transfer into a new fund structure set up by the client. He also advised a German bank on the implementation of the EU Benchmark Regulation (EU BMR), and acted for a large German retail chain on the implementation of PSD 2 with regards to gift cards and vouchers. Advent International and Bawag Group are also clients. Thomas Paul is recommended for investment regulatory law matters. Senior associate Michael Born joined Norton Rose Fulbright as of counsel in August 2018.

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Christian Schmies - Hengeler Mueller

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