Financial Services

Our financial services practice provides comprehensive support for all legal, tax and regulatory aspects relating to financial institutions, including asset lending, corporate lending, real estate financing and acquisition financing, with experience representing both banks and corporations. In addition, the team has recognized expertise in providing regulatory advice and structuring collective investment schemes, complex hedging transactions, Islamic finance transactions, resolving disputes and conducting investigations as well as providing legal assistance in day-to-day operations. We have a keen sense for adapting to our clients’ changing situations to innovate to their advantage. Our clients include international banking organizations, financial institutions, lenders, borrowers, issuers, investors, investment banks, investment advisers, investment funds, private equity and hedge funds, real estate investment funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, outsourcing and other third party service providers, fintech ventures and other key players in the financial industry sector.

The main activities include:

  • Structured Finance and Lending, in particular syndicated lending, leveraged and investment grade acquisition finance, trade commodities and export finance, project, real estate and infrastructure finance, mezzanine-lending structures, work-outs, restructurings and recapitalizations, Islamic finance, aviation & ship finance and risk transfer transactions.
  • FinTech, in particular alternative lending platforms, crowdfunding, crypto currencies / initial coin offerings / SAFT agreements / crypto brokerage services, blockchain technology (customer identities, trade finance, etc.), payment services and systems, online asset management and robo-advisory.
  • Debt & Equity Capital Markets, in particular standalone issuances, programs, equity-linked, hybrid and subordinated debt as well as derivatives and structured finance
  • Regulatory and Compliance Support, in particular authorization and/or registration of providers, carriers and products, (cross-border) financial services and product distribution, AML, KYC, international legal assistance, internal regulations for regulatory compliance, setting up of compliance procedures, forms and manuals, pre-screenings for external or special audits, internal reports, surveys and/or investigations.

“It is difficult to provide enough praise for the professionalism of the MLL Legal team. They are always fully aware of the critical and pivotal points in each case, they think strategically on how to apply them, they communicate professionally, they are available when we need them and they are one or two steps ahead of the counterparty. They make the client’s role easy”

Legal 500 EMEA, Banking and Finance, 2022

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