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Managing Partner: Dr. Matthias Birkholz, Dr. Lars Röh
Number of employees: 75
Languages: English, French, German

Firm Overview:
lindenpartners is one of the German capital’s preeminent independent law firms operating and recognized 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 digitalization.

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:

■ Capital Markets
■ Financial Regulation in Banking and Asset Management
■ Digital Businesses, Digitization
■ Corporate/M&A
■ Real Estate
■ Litigation
■ Public law (disputes with supervisory authorities)

lindenpartners’ lawyers are used to working 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 Capital Markets and Financial Regulation team provides financial institutions and fintech's 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, its 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
■ Cryptocurrencies / digital assets/ token issues
■ 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

Key Clients:
German Saving Banks Association, BoerseStuttgart GmbH, Blocknox GmbH, Solarisbank AG, Bankhaus von der Heydt, Verifort Capital GmbH, Bitwala GmbH, Kapilendo AG, UI Digital GmbH, Fidor Bank AG, , Dr. Peters GmbH & Co. KG, KGAL GmbH & Co. KG, Deutsche Kreditbank AG, Zinsbaustein GmbH, Spot9 GmbH, ICONIC Holding GmbH.

Contact Name:

Banking & Financial Regulation:

Contact: Dr Lars Röh
Tel: +49 30 755424-28
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets, Asset Management & Financial Services: Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain & FinTech:
Eric Romba
Tel: +49 173 2096638
Email: [email protected]

Recent Highlights:
■ Lindenpartners advised on four crypto asset custodian licences according to German banking law
■ Lindenpartners advised Bloxxter GmbH on the setup, issuing and digital distribution of a Security Token offering in Germany for a real estate portfolio in Leipzig, Germany
■ Rendering advice to ICONIC Holding GmbH on the setup and issue of an Exchange Traded Note (ETN) with Bitcoin as underlying