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Prof. Dr. Andreas Walter, LL.M. is a partner and head of the Banking & Finance Practice Group in the firm. 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.

Andreas Walter was involved in numerous legal FinTech structuring projects in Germany. Well over half of the German loan platforms passed his desk.

In the Global Law Firm Network Multilaw, Andreas Walter is Global Chairman of the Banking & Finance Practice Group.


Andreas Walter, born in Frankfurt am Main, studied law and economics at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Philipps University, Marburg, Johannes Guttenberg University, Mainz, Harvard University, Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Massachusetts after completing a commercial apprenticeship.

Before joining Schalast, Andreas Walter worked in a large international law firm and prior to that more than 10 years in-house.



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Bitcoin, Libra and other crypto currencies from a civil law perspective, NJW 2019, p. 3609

loan sale and purchase, Handbook German and European Law for banking and capital-markets