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Latham & Watkins LLP

Axel Schiemann

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Axel Schiemann is a partner in the Finance and Litigation Departments in the Frankfurt office. He focuses his practice on banking law, bank regulation and bank-related litigation. As a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions group, Mr. Schiemann advises both international and German clients on the regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions as well as on restructurings of financial industry participants. He also advises and represents clients in matters regarding the liability of directors and officers of credit institutions.

Mr. Schiemann is a trained banker. In addition to his legal studies, he graduated with a degree in business administration.

Germany: Banking and finance

Financial services: regulatory

Within: Financial services: regulatory

The team at Latham & Watkins LLP predominately acts at the interface of corporate, capital markets, M&A and fintech, which makes it a popular choice for finance sector players, which frequently instruct the practice to advise on Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and fintech-related matters alongside general financial market regulatory compliance issues. Based on this expertise, Axel Schiemann acted for DMarket on an ICO to finance the development of a decentralised marketplace to trade virtual assets on multiple gaming platforms, and, together with Markus Krüger, he advised Chinese internet company Tencent on the international launch of its product WeChat Payments. The latter instruction included various regulatory and compliance issues alongside agreements with local partners. Together with the corporate practice, he also provides regular advice to CrossLend on regulatory matters concerning the client’s market-based lending platform. In the transactional sphere, the team assisted Apollo Global Management with regulatory issues concerning an indirect acquisition of a stake in Oldenburgischen Landesbank by Bremer Kreditbank.

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