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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

News: 24 SEPTEMBER 2020

ICBC issues offshore Additional Tier 1 preference shares

Allen & Overy has advised the joint bookrunners and joint lead managers on the issuance of USD2.9 billion 3.58% non-cumulative perpetual offshore preference shares by Industrial and Commercial Bank of…

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shopping bags

News: 22 SEPTEMBER 2020

Shopping centre specialist ECE relies on Allen & Overy for debut bond issue

Allen & Overy has advised ECE Real Estate Partners, the fund management company of Hamburg-based commercial property specialist ECE, on the issuance of an innovative real estate bond.

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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

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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.