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Investment Funds and Structures

Our Investment Funds Group in Germany advises on the establishment and on-going operation of a wide range of investment funds.

What sets us apart from our competitors is our experience across all areas of the asset management sector, in particular the combination of acting for asset managers and their investors. This allows our lawyers to provide cost-effective and high quality advice on structuring, implementation and closing of funds.

Our focus

Our team's specific focus is on issues relating to the German Securities Trading Act and MiFID, traditional (UCITS) and alternative (in particular with a view to the AIFM Directive) investments and outsourcing.

We also advise international clients on M&A transactions in the financial services industry and on the development of structured fund products.

We advise financial institutions and investment companies in connection with fund structures (in particular in relation to VAG investors), the distribution of funds, licensing requirements under the German Banking Act and the German Payment Services Supervisory Law, the internal organisation of credit institutions, financial service providers and investment companies, outsourcing, regulatory issues in connection with the acquisition/divestment of participations in credit institutions and financial service providers, equity capital and liquidity, the code of conduct as well as on issues in relation to anti-money laundering regulations.

News & insights

Benteler automotive

News: 29 JANUARY 2021

Allen & Overy advises family shareholders on successful refinancing of BENTELER Group

Allen & Overy has advised the family shareholders of BENTELER Group (BENTELER) in connection with the refinancing of existing financial indebtedness in the context of the Group's restructuring…

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Covid-19 COVInsAG

Publications: 30 DECEMBER 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Amendment to COVInsAG

Suspension of obligation to file for insolvency extended until 31 January 2021 – **Update December 2020**

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Covid-19

Publications: 31 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Access to new debt and equity during the corona crisis

Fundamental changes for restructuring and shareholder loans

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German partners

Publications: 29 MAY 2019

Future Licence Requirement for Crypto Wallet Providers in Germany

On 20 May 2019, the German Federal Ministry of Finance published a draft bill (Referentenentwurf – “Draft Bill”) for the implementation of the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (“AMD 5”).

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