New Partner in Frankfurt: Dr. André Hofmann joins Banking & Finance division at HEUKING

Dr. André Hofmann, LL.M. (Melbourne) (51) joined HEUKING’s Frankfurt office as an Equity Partner as of May 1, 2024. An experienced lawyer specializing in financial regulatory law, Dr. Hofmann brings a wealth of expertise to HEUKING’s Banking & Finance division.

Previously, Dr. Hofmann was part of Linklaters, having transitioned there from CMS in 2007. He served as counsel at Linklaters since 2014.

André Hofmann possesses deep expertise in German financial market regulatory law, with a particular focus on the supervision of banks, securities, financial services institutions, and specialized knowledge in payment and e-money institutions. He assists clients with licensing, owner control proceedings, and ongoing supervisory compliance. Hofmann’s advisory scope also extends to outsourcing arrangements and market supervision issues, including conduct rules under MiFID2 and anti-money laundering regulations. Additionally, his practice areas include advising FinTech companies, distributed ledger technology (DLT), and regulatory matters concerning crypto products.

In addition to serving clients in the financial sector, André Hofmann’s extensive client base spans the automotive, mobility services, electromobility, and e-commerce industries. He has successfully assisted online marketplace operators with numerous licensing procedures under the Payment Services Oversight Act and is currently advising a leading German debt collection agency on obtaining a license as a credit services institution under the new Secondary Credit Market Act.

“With Dr. André Hofmann joining us, we significantly strengthen our capabilities in financial regulatory law. His extensive expertise and long-standing specialization in payment services and e-money products enrich not only our Frankfurt office but also our expanding Banking & Finance practice group. This addition broadens our capacity to deliver high-quality advice across other facets of financial regulatory law,” said Michael Neises, Partner in Frankfurt and Co-Head of the Banking & Finance practice group. “On a personal level, he seamlessly integrates with our team, enhancing the existing financial regulatory law practice alongside Dr. Christoph Gringel and Dr. Dr. Johannes Blassl.”

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