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White & Case LLP

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Germany: Banking and finance

Financial services: regulatory

Within: Financial services: regulatory

The ‘very quick, pragmatic and reliable’ team at White & Case LLP is considered a good contact for various regulatory matters pertaining to the Banking Union, the ECB, Brexit and other EU-wide issues, leading to regular instructions from national and international banks and banking associations. Berlin-based Henning Berger is the main contact for Brexit and ECB-related work and also represents clients before German and European courts. Recently, he acted for Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) and VR-Bank Rhein-Sieg in two pilot procedures each; all cases were presented before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and concerned the new European bank levy imposed by the European Single Resolution Board (SRB) in 2016 and 2017. In other work, the team also advises on deposit guarantee schemes and issues concerning the technological transformation of the banking sector, while also assisting financial institutions and its shareholders with regulatory issues arising from M&A transactions and internal restructurings. In the technology space, the practice advises several German and European banks on regulatory matters concerning the procurement of IT cloud solutions; recently, it advised various German credit institutions on IT examinations by the ECB and BaFin. Another German credit institution received assistance with the implementation of the Benchmark Regulation. Berlin-based Martin Weber was made local partner in December 2017. Andreas Wieland moved to KPMG Law Germany in October 2018.

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Germany: Public sector


Within: PPP

White & Case LLP has a broad PPP offering and is regularly involved in major national and international projects. It is particularly visible in the transport sector, where it regularly advises on the financing aspects of PPP projects. Highlights included representing PPF Group in the public bidding process for the acquisition of shares in Toll Collect and assisting the client with the operation of the truck tolling system. The group also advised the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure on the award of PPP projects. The team is led by Berlin-based Henning Berger and the highly respected Norbert Wimmer; Florian Degenhardt is the central contact in Hamburg. Veit Sahlfeld joined Norton Rose Fulbright in April 2018.

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Planning and environment

Within: Planning and environment

Product-related environmental law and assistance with large infrastructure and road construction projects continue to be the focal areas of White & Case LLP’s eight-strong environment and planning practice. Norbert Wimmer leads the team, which is also increasingly active in the automotive industry – an area in which it provides comprehensive advice on regulatory issues relating to the consumption and emission performance of vehicles. In another highlight, it represented the Federal Chancellery and the Federal Ministry of Economics against information requests made by RWE concerning the nuclear phase-out. Henning Berger, whose expertise includes not only environment and planning law but also financial sector regulation, is another key contact; Martin Weber made local partner in January 2018.

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