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Peter Maier

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Peter Maier focuses on retail structured products (certificates, leveraged products and notes) linked to many different asset classes where he has extensive transaction experience. Peter also advises clients on regulatory issues in connection with the distribution of structured products (e.g. PRIIPs KIDs), debt issuance programs and other types of derivatives.

Germany: Banking and finance

Financial services: regulatory

Within: Financial services: regulatory

The ‘hands-on team’ at Hogan Lovells International LLP has particular expertise in matters at the intersection of banking supervisory and capital markets law, which leads to regular instructions on regulatory issues concerning financial instruments. Advising on MiFID II and MiFIR, the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products Regulation (PRIIPs) and the EU Benchmark Regulation (EU BMR) are other key areas of expertise, while, in co-operation with its London team, the practice has also been handling an increasing number of Brexit-related mandates; instructions pertaining to fintech and US sanctions are routinely handled in conjunction with various offices across its global network. This broad set-up allows the practice to provide credit and deposit institutions, financial services providers as well as e-money and payment institutions with full-service advice. Highlights included Richard Reimer’s advice to the Federal Association of Payment Institution (Bundesverband der Zahlungsinstitute, BVZI) on the development of an industry standard for IT security documentation for payment services providers following the introduction of PSD 2, and Jochen Seitz’s assistance to the German Derivatives Association (Deutscher Derivate Verband, DDV) with MiFID II and MiFIR matters. Seitz and Peter Maier joined the team in late 2017 and counsel Markus Brusch followed suit in early 2018; the trio joined from Mayer Brown LLP. Tim Brandi is also recommended. Verena Ritter-Döring moved to Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP at the end of 2017.

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Germany: Capital markets

Structured finance and securitisation

Within: Structured finance and securitisation

As an integral part of the firm’s DCM practice, Hogan Lovells International LLP’s ‘very client-focused and efficient’ securitisation team is ‘very experienced in securitisation transactions’, most notably in the automotive sector, and has expertise in securitised derivatives. The latter area received a boost when Jochen Seitz, Peter Maier and counsel Markus Brusch joined the firm at the end of 2017 from Mayer Brown LLP. Clients, including several German and international banks, also benefit from the team’s ‘excellent service level’ and its ‘balanced price-performance ratio’ as well as its ‘very good international network and internal co-operation, leading to seamless support in cross-border matters’. Sven Brandt advised Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank on the drafting and drawing of an €8bn structured bond and certificates programme, while Seitz and Maier assisted an international investment bank with the creation of an issuing platform to facilitate the issuance of various structured products such as debt securities, certificates and leverage products. The ‘solution-orientedDietmar Helms, who also stands out for his ‘good understanding of clients’ needs and openness to innovative structures’, and, according to clients, is ‘among the leading lawyers in the German-speaking region for ABS transactions’, advised Société Générale on the securitisation of German auto loans. Julian Fischer is also recommended.

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