Expertise

Banks and capital markets

The representation in criminal law of credit institutions requires more than just a good knowledge of criminal law. Proper preparation of the cases and their pursuit right up to the provision of a successful defence is not possible without an in-depth knowledge of banking and capital markets law. Especially in times when credit institutions are exposed to numerous attacks in public and especially in the media, forward-looking  and sensitive advice is just as critical as having an effective defence strategy in the event of an emergency.

We offer banks, savings banks and financial institutions preventive advice with a view to possible crisis situations in the capital markets. We can identify potentials conflicts under criminal law and assist you in setting up internal control mechanisms. In the context of criminal investigations and main proceedings we can assume responsibility for legal representation as well as coordinating internal and external crisis management, including communication.

In the capital markets, we frequently represent employees of banks, financial institutions or other market participants in criminal matters, for example where charges of market manipulation or insider trading have been filed.