Dr Christoph Schmitt
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CompetencesBanking, Finance & Insurance Law Compliance & Internal Investigations Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions EU Law Restructuring, Recapitalisation & Insolvency Foundations Assets, Succession, Foundations Corporate Social Responsibility Dispute Resolution
Dr Christoph Schmitt
Dr Christoph Schmitt is Partner at ADVANT Beiten's Frankfurt office and member of the practice group Banking, Finance and Capital Markets. Dr Christoph Schmitt is responsible for banking, financing and insurance law, including the respective supervisory law. He also advises on commercial and corporate law. His clients include institutions and companies, non-profit corporations, family offices and high net worth individuals. His advice includes litigation (Financial Markets Litigation). In addition, Dr Christoph Schmitt, together with Heinrich Meyer, is responsible for financial restructurings and advises in particular on distressed finance.
Dr Christoph Schmitt studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg and Frankfurt am Main and was admitted to the bar in 1997. In 1999, he received his doctorate in banking supervisory law. Before joining ADVANT Beiten in 2012, Dr Christoph Schmitt worked for Commerzbank AG, Credit Suisse Group and the international law firm Clifford Chance LLP. Dr Christoph Schmitt was an honorary member of the City Council and Chairman of the "Financial Committee" of the City of Frankfurt am Main for 10 years.
Publications / Lectures
General structuring of financingin: Getting the Deal Through - Acquisition Finance 2013, pp. 56 et seq. (co-author Christina Brugugnone);
Crowdfunding: New Financing Options for the Early Stages of Innovative Business Modelsin: Betriebs-Berater 24.2013, pp. 1451 et seq. (co-author Matthias Doetsch);
Regulation of Rating Agenciesin: Publicus 2012.11, pp. 23 et seq. (co-author Matthias Doetsch);
Promissory Note Loan (Schuldscheindarlehen) as an Alternative to Bank Loans - Prerequisites and Practical Instructionsin: Betriebs-Berater 2012, pp. 2039 et seq.;
Basel III - Implications and Options for Action of CompaniesUnternehmermagazin 1/2 2012, pp. 20 et seq.;
The Issuance of Bonds of Medium-Sized Companies as an Alternative to Bank Loans - Prerequisites and Practical InstructionsBetriebs-Berater 2012, p. 1079;
Current Court Rulings Concerning Investment Advice on OTC Derivativesin: Betriebs-Berater 2011, p. 2824;
Transposition of Basel III into European Law - Implications for Medium-Sized Financings (Update on Betriebs-Berater 2011,p. 105)in: Betriebs-Berater 2011, p. 2347;
The Role of a Depositary Pursuant to the AIFM Directivein: Zeitschrift für das gesamte Kreditwesen 2011, p. 246;
Funding Strategies of Medium-Sized Companies in the Context of Basel IIIin: Betriebs-Berater 2011, p. 105;
The Credit Default Swap in Light of the Interest Barrier in Haarmann Partnerschaftsgesellschaft (Ed.)in: Jahrbuch Steuern 2010, Frankfurt, pp. 345 et seq.;
Commentary on the Decision of the Federal Court of Justice, dated 7 December 2009 - II ZR 15/08in: Betriebs-Berater 2010, pp. 288 et seq.;
Group Cash-Pooling - Practical Solutions to Avoid LiabilityRisks Presentation at Legal Breakfast Law & Taxes, Alte Oper Frankfurt, 25 August 2010;
No Indication of Acting in Concert - New Structure of the Postbank TransactionBörsenzeitung No. 13, 20 January 2009, p. 2;
Taking Action in Times of Crisis - Distressed SituationsPresentation at Legal Breakfast Law & Taxes, Alte Oper Frankfurt, 11 December 2008;
EU is Losing its Patience with WestLBFrankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung dated 29 August 2008, p. 18;
Incorrect RatingsWirtschaftsWoche Nr. 34, 20 August 2007, p. 91;
Commentary on the Decision of the Federal Court of Justice, dated 21 November 2006 - XI ZR 347/05in: Betriebs-Berater 2007, p. 288 et seq.;
Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) - Current Situation and OverviewPresentation at Legal Breakfast Law & Taxes, Alte Oper Frankfurt, 27 June 2006;
Is the Regulation of Private Equity Funds on its Way?in: Juve Handbuch 2006/2007, Cologne 2006;
Draft Law on Broadening of Cross-Border Licence Requirementsin: World Securities Law Report, 05/2004, pp. 4 et seq.;
Minimum Requirements for the Credit Business of German Credit Institutionsin: Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, November 2003, pp. 397 et seq.
Lecture on "Green Finance" at the 19th German Corporate M&A Congress on 16 November 2021
Online seminar "Compliance in Securities Trading 2021" on 26 October 2021 on the topic of "Mystery Shopping".
BEITEN BURKHARDT Advises ING DiBa on Acquisition of Lendico