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Banking & Finance Law

The experienced team of SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz provides comprehensive advice to national and international clients in all areas of banking and finance law as well as payment services su-pervisory law.

The range of advice includes general corporate finance, sales finance, supply chain finance, financing of acquisitions and projects, finance restructuring, export finance as well as alternative finance models, including advice on sustainability aspects in the context of finance trans-actions (green and sustainable finance). This also includes advising clients on investments and finance transactions covered by federal investment and export guarantees issued by the Federal Republic of Germany or by other ECAs as well as risk mitigation and proceedings related to events of loss in host countries as well as advice on sanctions issues.

Another focus of our practice is advising credit, payment and e-money institutions in particular, but also non regulated companies, on questions regarding the permissibility of the business model under the German Payment Services Supervision Act (Zahlungsdiensteaufsichtsgesetz, ZAG) and the German Banking Act (Kreditwesengesetz, KWG). In this context, we also regularly represent clients in proceedings before the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).

Range of services

Finance Law

  • Syndicated loans
  • Acquisition finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Project finance and PPPs
  • Export finance
  • Sales and supply chain finance
  • Forfaiting
  • Factoring
  • Leasing
  • Schuldschein debt loans
  • Work-outs / restructuring
  • ECA guarantees and investment guarantees as well as advice in relation to events of loss
  • (Tax-optimised) structuring of finance and finance instruments, incl. corresponding capital market products

Supervisory Law

  • Development and structuring of licence-free business models in accordance with the Payment Services Supervision Act (ZAG) and the German Banking Act (KWG)
  • Support in licensing and registration procedures as a credit, payment or e-money institution
  • Advising issuers benefiting from exemptions on the scope of exemptions
  • Conducting owner control procedures
  • Accompanying managers or supervisory bodies in regulatory investigation measures and enforcement proceedings
  • Conducting compliance investigations

Very client-oriented and technically highly competent advice.

Legal 500

Client mandates (selection)

  • Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG in the financing of the company group, including refinancing and project-related financing
  • Südzucker in connection with a syndicated financing and a financing via commercial papers
  • DZ BANK AG in numerous export financings in various markets
  • ICICI Bank on the financing of the acquisition of Linde + Wiemann by Neel Metal
  • Cteam Consulting & Anlagenbau on the conclusion of a syndicated
  • Nolte Group on closing of a syndicated financing
  • VauDe on the conclusion and amendment of a syndicated loan agreement

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