Managing Partner: Dr Matthias Birkholz, Dr Lars Röh
Number of employees: 75
Languages: English, French, German
lindenpartners is one of the German capital’s preeminent independent law firms operating and recognised nationwide. It was founded in 2006. All founding partners had started their professional careers in major law firms (e.g. Hengeler Mueller and Clifford Chance). Apart from its high-profile litigation work, lindenpartners is also highly acclaimed in practice areas such as banking and capital markets law. Most recently, lindenpartners has become renowned for its expertise in giving legal advice at the interface of financial regulation and digitalisation.
Main Areas of Practice
While being a law firm of manageable size and low leverage, lindenpartners has a broad range of expertise, offering comprehensive ‘one stop’ legal advice to clients along their business models — in particular when it comes to manoeuvring through a complex regulatory environment in financial markets.
lindenpartners core practice areas are:
■ Financial regulation in banking and asset management
■Public law (disputes with supervisory authorities) lindenpartners’ lawyers are used to work in a collaborative and iterative style using new technology tools as used by their clients.
Based on lindenpartners long-standing experience in the regulation of banks and financial markets and its strong foothold in Berlin’s startup ecosystem its fintech team provides advice on all legal and regulatory matters (including cross-border aspects) to businesses operating at the interface between financial services, data privacy law and information technology. In particular, lindenpartners advice is focused on the issuance, marketing, storage and platform trading of financial instruments based on the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), such as cryptocurrencies, utility and security token.
■Digital payment services
■Crowdfunding, crowdlending and similar platforms
■Regulatory reviews, no action requests with authorities
■ Shareholder control procedures with BaFin
■MiFID II compliance support
■Data privacy and information security
German Saving Banks Association, BoerseStuttgart GmbH, solarisbank AG, Verifort Capital GmbH, Bitwala GmbH, Bitbond GmbH, Kapilendo AG, Fidor Bank AG, Bitcoin SE, Futurum Bank AG, Dr. Peters GmbH & Co. KG, KGAL GmbH & Co. KG, Deutsche Kreditbank AG, iEstate GmbH, Zinsbaustein GmbH, Spot9 GmbH
Banking & Financial Regulation:
Contact: Dr Lars Röh
Tel: +49 30 755424-28
Email: [email protected]
Capital Markets, Asset Management & Financial Services: Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain & FinTech:
Contact: Eric Romba
Tel: +49 173 2096638
Email: [email protected]
■ Lindenpartners supported Bitbond Finance GmbH to issue the first tokenised blockchain based security for retail investors with a BaFin approved securities prospectus
■ Lindenpartners advised Kapilendo AG on the setup, issuing and digital distribution of the first Security Token offering in Germany for L´Osteria SE with a security Short information Sheet (Wertpapierinformationsblatt) according to EU prospectus law
■Rendering advice to Bitwala GmbH on a fully compliant decentralised cryptocurrency lending system for its banking clients