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Dr. Andreas Dehio

Financial Regulation Partner, Frankfurt

“I focus on financial regulation, advising banks, financial institutions and corporates on the impact on their businesses of complex and changing regulations in a wide range of jurisdictions. I have in-depth knowledge of the banking sector and aim to provide clients with legally robust, pragmatic and commercially realistic advice that avoids legal jargon. I also have special expertise in regulatory enforcement matters and regulatory investigations.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Andreas has specialist experience in banking supervisory, investment funds and  securities trading law. He advises financial services firms on their major M&A transactions and assists them with investigations and enforcement by regulators, as well as on bank resolution and other crisis management situations.

He is a recommended regulatory lawyer by JUVE German Commercial Law Firms Directory and has been listed by Legal 500 Germany 2019 as one of the “Next Generation Partners”.

In 2018, he was included in JUVE’s list of “40 under 40” of German legal practitioners.

Work highlights

Andreas has advised on a wide range of business-critical matters. These include advising:

  • Several international investment banks on their strategic considerations in light of Brexit in particular on licensing/European Passport issues, corporate governance and risk management as well as compliance and AML matters
  • Apple Inc. on regulatory questions
  • IG Markets on setting up a trading platform and on the restructuring of IG’s European business activities
  • Deutsche Börse on the proposed all-share merger of equals with London Stock Exchange Group, on the acquisition of all shares of Eurex from Swiss Six Group as well as on the proposed business combination with NYSE Euronext
  • the German Federal States of Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein on the stabilization, restructuring and sale of HSH Nordbank
  • RHJ International (RHJI)/Kleinwort Benson Group on the purchase of BHF-Bank from Deutsche Bank as well as subsequently on the integration of BHF-Bank into the RHJI Group and the reorganisation of the RHJI Group
  • Bank Julius Bär Europe on the takeover of the retail client business from Bank of America Merrill Lynch and its subsequent integration
  • UniCredit and Pioneer Investment on the sale of the asset management business of Pioneer

Professional experience

Andreas advised the German Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilisation (FMSA) on all aspects of the Bank Restructuring Act (Restrukturierungsgesetz). Andreas lectures on German public law at the EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Wiesbaden.

Education and qualifications

Andreas studied law at the University of Saarland and Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, and holds a doctorate from the same university, including as a visiting research fellow at the Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts.