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Prof. Dr. Andreas Walter, LL.M.

Attorney | Partner

Prof. Dr. Andreas Walter, LL.M. is a partner and head of the Banking & Finance Practice Group. He advises companies in the financial industry (in particular banks, insurance companies and FinTech companies) on the development of innovative structures and products. He also regularly conducts large trials before civil, administrative and constitutional courts.

Biography

Prof. Dr. Andreas Walter is known as a leading lawyer on shaping the future of the financial industry. He uses his experience on both legal sides: Andreas Walter not only knows the perspective as an internationally experienced lawyer, but also that of the corporate side. As Director Business Affairs & New Media at the media company 3p, he spent ten years getting to know the corporate perspective with all the possibilities and limitations of the decision-makers. He worked at the international law firm Allen & Overy LLP in Frankfurt am Main and at Holland & Knight LLP in Miami. The Frankfurt native contributed his cross-industry experience as a permanent member of the Business Committee of the German Music Industry Association (Bundesverband Musikindustrie e.V.) and in the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

Especially due to his time in the volatile media industry, his certifications as FinTech Expert at Harvard University and Blockchain Expert at MIT, the future constructor knows how disruption can be used in a target-oriented way. With this knowledge, he drives groundbreaking processes in the financial sector.
 
Andreas Walter is characterized by the fact that he takes processes, whether judicial or organizational, to their logical conclusion. He is convinced that conflict can be an indispensable tool in making change processes possible and bringing them to a conclusion. Against this background, he regularly conducts litigation before civil, administrative and constitutional courts as well as before arbitration tribunals. As a business mediator, he regularly resolves conflicts - for and with parties in dispute.

His actions, he always looks beyond the legal horizon. In addition to law, Andreas Walter also studied economics at Goethe University, Philipps University and Johannes Guttenberg University. In addition, he completed numerous professional training courses, such as certification as a Scrum Master. Using this toolbox, he takes different perspectives to find solutions to complex problems.

His strength and passion for finding solutions to complex challenges while focusing on the essentials at all times is not only demonstrated as head of the Banking & Finance practice group at Schalast. Walter is globally networked. Not least because of his commitment as Global Chairman of the Banking & Finance Practice Group at Multilaw. With the help of his international networks, he provides his clients with valuable personal access to all continents.

SThe attorney, who is recommended by Legal 500, passes on his interdisciplinary way of thinking and his extensive experience as a professor and lecturer at the IUBH International University and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. There he is also Academic Vice-Director for the Master of Financial Law program. As a sought-after speaker, he also gives lectures on his core topics of change processes, disruption and conflict management.
His conviction: true change is successful when it is championed by someone with experience, a broader view and unwavering determination.

Publications

  • Ad-hoc-Veröffentlichungspflichten bei verbandsinternen Untersuchungen, ZIP – Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht, Ausgabe 28/2020, S. 1331 (zusammen mit Prof. Dr. habil. Julia Redenius-Hövermann)
  • Risikoveränderung und Risikovermeidung im Unternehmerkreditgeschäft der Banken im Zusammenhang mit der Restrukturierungsrichtlinie, BKR - Zeitschrift für Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht, Ausgabe 03/2020, S. 125 (zusammen mit Roman Brandhoff)

  • Ex und hopp - Ausschluss von Vergabeverfahren wegen Beteiligung an Cum-Ex-Geschäften, BetriebsBerater 2020, S. 642 (zusammen mit Ramón Glaßl, LL.M. und Hanna Löschan, LL.M.)
  • Bitcoin, Libra und sonstige Kryptowährungen aus zivilrechtlicher Sicht, in: Neue Juristische Wochenschrift (NJW), 2019, S. 3609

  • Dieselgate aus Sicht der Bank, BKR – Zeitschrift für Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht, 2018, S. 18
  • EZB-Leitfaden für notleidende Kredite, die bank, Ausg. September 2017
  • EZB-Leitfaden für notleidende Kredite, Risiko Manager, Ausg. August 2017, S. 4 S. 45
  • Von sich selbst berauscht: Anmerkungen zu Fintechs, Börsen-Zeitung, 25.03.2017
  • Der Verkauf von Kreditforderungen (loan sale and purchase): Derleder/Knops/Bamberger, Deutsches und europäisches Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht (Handbook German and European Law for banking and capital-markets)
  • Negative Zinsen und kommunale Kredite – Unsichere Rechtslage für Kämmerer, Zeitschrift für Bank- und Kapitalmarktrecht 2016, 450 (zusammen mit Enno Zipse)
  • Derleder/Knops/Bamberger, Handbuch zum deutschen und Europäischen Bankrecht - Kapitel „Der Verkauf von Kreditforderungen“ (zur Veröffentlichung angenommen)
  • Grieser/Heemann, Bankaufsichtsrecht – Kapitel „Europäische Aufsichtsbehörden“ (57-167) und „Offenlegung durch die Institute“ (915-937), 1. Auflage 2016, Frankfurt School Verlag (zusammen mit A. Gebhard / C. Schalast)
  • Erfolgsfaktoren beim Kauf- und Verkauf von Problemkrediten, Brühl/Göpfert, Unternehmensrestrukturierung, 2. Aufl., pg. 447 (zusammen mit Prof. Dr. Christoph Schalast)
  • Der Kampf ums (Bank-)Recht, JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2013/2014 (zusammen mit Matthias Schmidt M.B.L.-HSG)
  • Eingriff in das Tonträgerherstellerrecht durch „Sampling“ – Metall auf Metall, NJW 2013, pg. 1888
  • Music Sampling, IPBR 2013, pg. 122
  • Der Ablauf einer NPL-Transaktion insbesondere im Hinblick auf (nachgelagerte) Auseinandersetzung wegen (etwaiger) Garantieverletzunge, Köchling/Schalast, 2013, pg. 131
  • Verkauf und Übertragung von Forderungen aus notleidenden Schiffsfinanzierungen, Winter/Henning/Gerhard, 4. Aufl., 2013, pg. 1073
  • Non Performing Loans in the Ship-Finance-Sector, Schalast/ Keibel, 2012, S. 85
  • Compliancepflichten von Ärzten, Corporate Compliance Zeitschrift (CCZ) 2012, S. 199
  • Abstraktionsprinzip im Urheberrecht und Fortbestand von Unterlizenzen bei Wegfall der Hauptlizenz, IPRB 2012, S. 200
  • Zivilrechtliche Störerhaftung, Juristische Arbeitsblätter (JA) 2012, S. 658
  • Verkauf von Forderungen aus notleidenden Schiffsfinanzierungsdarlehen, Betriebs Berater (BB) 2012, S. 1301 (zusammen mit Prof. Dr. Christoph Schalast)
  • Haftung für missbräuchlichen Einsatz von Zahlungskarten, BKR 2012, S. 132
  • Störerhaftung von Suchmaschinenbetreiber, IPBR 2011, S. 277

  • Störerhaftung bei Handeln Dritter, Peter Lang Verlag
  • Compliance - Anforderungen an die Unternehmensorganisationspflicht, Berater (BB) 2011, S. 968

Projects

Record Company vs. (Very) popular artist and other (major) Record Companies (in-house)

Advice and counseling in numerous court pro-ceedings (summary and principal proceedings) in the context of the effectiveness and the pro-visions of an exclusive artist agreement (inter alia before the courts of Frankfurt am Main, Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Hamburg und Köln, the German Federal Supreme Court (Bun-desgerichtshof) and the German Federal Con-stitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht).

Record Company and a bunch of artists vs. Kraftwerk

Advice, counseling and legal representation in a fundamental court proceeding regarding some previously unresolved questions in the context of Music-Sampling (inter alia BGH NJW 2009, S. 770-773 „Metall auf Metall“).

Filling a constitutional complaint (Verfassungsbeschwerde, File No. 1 BvR 1585/13) against the judgment by the German Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) and representing the 12 complainants in the oral hearing before the Federal Constitutional Court (Bun-desverfassungsgericht).

Large German Life Insurance Company

Advice, counseling and legal representation in numerous out-of-court and court proceedings in the context of restructuring non- and subperforming loan portfolios.

International supplier of automotive parts vs. International supplier of automotive parts

Advice, counseling and legal representation in a arbitrational proceeding regarding claims of damages caused by breach of guarantees under the rules of the German Institution of Arbitration (Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e.V., DIS).

International supplier of automotive parts

Advice and legal representation in an international compliance issue (corruption).

International Investment Fund vs.International Investment Fund

Advice, counseling and legal representation in

a arbitration process regarding claims of damages caused by breach of guarantees under the rules of the German Institution of Arbitration (Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e.V., DIS).

Medium sized German Bank

Advice, counseling and legal representation referring to an acquisition of a residential mortgage backed security (RMBS) portfolio amounting to € 150 millions.

Large German life insurance company

Advice, counseling and legal representation in court proceedings regarding a asset deal transaction around a huge number of government subsidized pension-saving product contracts.

International Investment Fund

Advice, counseling and legal representation in a numerous of non performing loan (NPL) transactions amounting to more than € 200 millions.

Medium sized German Bank

Advice, counseling and legal representation in court proceedings regarding a post-NPL-Transaction-dispute.

Large German life insurance company

Advice, counseling and legal representation in court proceedings regarding a bunch of post-loan-restructuring-disputes.

Important German consumer Magazin vs. major German super market chain

Advice, counseling and legal representation in court proceedings regarding rights to freedom of speech and freedom of the press in the context of product testing.

Various Radio Stations vs. Biggest nationwide marketing agent for television and radio advertising time

Advice, counseling and legal representation in a fundamental court proceeding regarding complex antitrust and constitutional issues.

Large German bank (DAX-company) vs. investors

Advice, counseling and legal representation in a multitude of related court proceedings regarding investor complaints

Medium sized German Bank vs. German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)

Advice, counseling and legal representation in court proceedings (including summary proceedings) against the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority regarding burdening administrative acts.

Medium sized German Bank vs. German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)

Advice, counseling and legal representation in court proceedings (including summary proceedings) against the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority regarding burdening administrative acts.

The World Bank

Systematic assessment of the venture capital ecosystem in different countrys and legal examination of potentials for improvement of the climate for venture capital investments from a legal point of view.

International Power Plant Dismanteling Company vs. Building Company and International Insur-ance Company

Advice, counseling and legal representation in court proceedings regarding various liability issues regarding an accident caused due to dismantling a power plant.

International Major-Music Publisher ./. National Music Publisher

Advice, counseling and legal representation in court proceedings regarding rights of publish-ing.

Medium sized German Bank vs. German Banking Authority (Bundesanstalt für Fi-nanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, BaFin)

Advice, counseling and legal representation in court proceedings (injunction and as well prin-cipal proceedings) regarding specific measures in the field of banking supervision by the German Banking Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, BaFin)