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Martin Scharnke


Frankfurt am Main

Scharnke Martin
Martin Scharnke


Frankfurt am Main

Martin is a German Rechtsanwalt with broad expertise advising on German and international capital markets transactions. Martin specialises in advising on the issuance of bonds (including Namensschuldverschreibungen) and structured products, including related regulatory matters.

Another focus of his practice is the advice on structured finance and securitisation transactions (encompassing true sale and synthetic structures in a wide variety of asset classes).

News & insights

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News: 05 MARCH 2021

Allen & Overy advises Aviva on the disposal of its insurance businesses in Italy

Allen & Overy has advised Aviva on the disposal of its insurance businesses in Italy. The deal, announced on 4 March 2021, is one of the most significant M&A deals in the insurance sector in recent…

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Publications: 05 MARCH 2021

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 19-25 February 2021

Our weekly update on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector. If you would like to receive this update by email and be added to our marketing mailing list please contact…

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Publications: 07 MAY 2020

German Federal Constitutional Court ./. ECB and ECJ

German court rulings rarely find their way into international newspapers – but this one is different: In times of "corona bond"-discussions and further increased bond acquisition programmes of the…

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Capital markets

Publications: 17 SEPTEMBER 2019

German regulator BaFin publishes guidance note on scrutiny of prospectuses for comprehensibility under PDIII

Overview and context BaFin has published a guidance note on 10 September 2019 setting out criteria it intends to apply when scrutinising prospectuses for compliance with the requirements of…

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Frankfurt am Main

Allen & Overy LLP
Bockenheimer Landstraße 2
60306 Frankfurt am Main

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Exempt European lawyer, England and Wales, 2014

Admitted as assessor, Germany, 2004

Admitted as Rechtsanwalt, Germany, 2004

Admitted as referendar, Germany, 2001


Second German Law Degree, 2004

First German Law Degree, 2001

Published work

  • Martin Scharnke (2012) "The EU Prospectus Reform 2012 and Consequences for Structured Products Prospectuses", Cap Law - Swiss Capital Markets Law, p. 3 et sqq.