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Germany: Banking and finance

Financial services: regulatory

Within: Financial services: regulatory

Besides giving stand-alone and ongoing advice to financial services providers and associations in the finance industry White & Case LLP’s ‘valued colleagues’ also handle regulatory matters in connection with transactions and disputes. Pillars of the practice lie especially in the area of European central banking supervision, where the team makes use of the firm’s international network, in the area of bank liquidation and the digital transformation of banks. In the M&A area a highlight was providing regulatory advice to DZ BANK regarding its merger with WGZ BANK. Henning Berger in Berlin also drew up a comprehensive legal opinion for The German Banking Industry Committee (Die Deutsche Kreditwirtschaft) regarding the application of the European and domestic banking supervisory regulations within the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM). In Frankfurt Andreas Wieland is particularly active and Dennis Heuer is also recommended. Kai-Michael Hingst departed for Noerr’s newly opened Hamburg office in April 2017.

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Germany: Public sector

Planning and environment

Within: Planning and environment

Environmental law clients are ‘managed excellently’ by the ‘highly professional and pleasantly calm’ practice at White & Case LLP. The group stands out for its ‘prudent and diplomatic management of sensitive matters and contractual partners, which leads to satisfactory results’. Practice head Norbert Wimmer has a ‘wealth of experience, acts in a ‘very precise manner in his specialisms’, and is able to ‘focus negotiating partners with different spheres of interest on the essential points’. Norbert Wimmer advised several car manufacturers and suppliers on assessments and internal inspections in connection with car emissions and is assisting Infraserv with contaminated waste and waste issues pertaining to potential "infinite liability" issues. Also recommended is Henning Berger, who is advising on the financing of Stuttgart 21 for the state of Baden-Württemberg; including handling a compensation dispute for additional costs with Deutsche Bahn. The senate department for urban development and the environment of the Federal Republic of Germany is another long-term client. The former Berlin-based local partner Benjamin Schirmer left for CMS in summer 2016.

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