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Annerton - A new tone in the world of law firms
Annerton is an independent law firm founded in 2020, specialising in regulatory law in the financial sector. They see themselves as part of the ecosystem and advise established international groups as well as innovative start-ups from the banking, financial services and digital economy sectors with conviction and expertise in Munich, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin and Luxembourg.
Annerton is a new law firm but brings many years of experience to the table. The team consists of fintech lawyers who decided to leave a large German law firm together to found Annerton in order to be able to better focus on the needs of their clients: "We are not a large law firm – but we are probably one of the largest teams in the German market working in banking, financial services and the digital economy. "
Another tone, another approach, another way
Experience, skill, knowledge. Sense of responsibility, process reliability, passion: It is precisely these qualities that distinguish Annerton from all other law firms. These values are a result of the different personalities, lateral thinkers and leaders who move things forward at Annerton for their clients.
Annerton wants to inspire their clients and, together, find solutions that exceed expectations. To achieve this, they keep their heads fresh and closely follow current trends and developments. Their lead is their joint know-how. Thus, they continuously educate themselves, increase and share their knowledge within the team and raise their personal potential.
About the Team
With a team of 25 lawyers, two tax advisors and further team members they are large enough to tackle big projects. At the same time, they are agile enough to approach things efficiently and differently and perfectly placed to serve the ever-changing needs of their clients.
Main Areas of Practice
The team has extensive industry and technology expertise across fifteen different areas of competence to support their clients and present them with the best possible solution, provide advice on complex legal issues, represent them in court and take on drafting their contracts.
The firm specialises in advising clients in the areas of:
- Anti-money laundering law
- Banking law
- Corporate law
- Crypto & digitisation
- Data protection law
- Financial services law
- Insolvency Law
- Investment law
- IT law
- Payment services law
- Regulatory banking law
- Regulatory investment law
- Regulatory payment services law
- Tax law
From small sub-projects to extensive long-term partnerships, Annerton provides their clients with full support. Their clients include young start-ups, as well as already established companies, e. g., (foreign) banks, financial services institutions, family offices, FinTechs such as lending platforms and robo-advisor, financial holding companies, financial investment brokers and technical service providers.
The Luxembourg office provides Annerton with important access to one of the EU’s three leading financial centres. Avocat à la Cour Charles Krier, who is the head of the Luxembourg office, has many years of experience with, among other things, licence application processes as well as in-depth knowledge of the market.
FinTech Lawyers Network
The firm has a network of lawyers in almost all key European jurisdictions that allows them to provide advice across borders. Annerton partner Frank Müller, LL.M. is a founding member of the pan-European FinTech Lawyers Network (http://www.fintechlawyers.com/).
Blog & Podcast
The blog PayTechLaw (https://paytechlaw-paytechtalk.podigee.io/) and podcast PayTechTalk (https://paytechlaw.com/en/category/podcasten/) serve Annerton a window into the industry. PayTechLaw is a medium reporting on legal matters, issues and challenges concerning all fintech, payment, banking, regulatory, technology, tax, investment and crypto topics: "We are tech-nerds and early adopters of new technologies. We believe in the enormous potential that is inherent in technologies such as AI, distributed ledger technology and identity technology. However, the transition to a digital age requires a certain amount of trust and reliable handling of new technologies. Legislators tackle these challenges by setting regulatory requirements. Ideally, these result in a level playing field for all market participants."
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