banking & financial services regulatory

Schoenherr's banking & finance lawyers advise on all regulatory aspects in the banking & financial services industry.

"excellent know-how of all aspects of banking and finance law including regulatory matters"
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The banking and financial services industry is subject to increasingly complex regulation. Schoenherr advises on the full spectrum of regulatory aspects, including compliance, risk management, enforcement and transactions in the financial services industry.

Our dedicated cross-disciplinary and cross-office teams combine expertise in non-contentious as well as contentious regulatory matters, advising domestic and international credit institutions, investment firms, asset managers, payment firms, FinTechs, insurance companies as well as market infrastructure providers and trading platforms on all aspects of their business.

our services

  • financial services regulation
  • regulatory change initiatives
  • authorisation applications
  • FinTech and evaluation of innovative business models
  • outsourcing of services and onboarding of external service providers
  • payment services and e-money
  • banking resolution and recovery planning
  • corporate governance and remuneration
  • financial services industry M&A and restructurings, including consolidation and ownership control proceedings
  • contentious financial services regulatory
    • prevention and risk management
  • regulatory investigations and compliance
  • strategic advice and response planning in the course of regulatory enforcement actions
  • representation in contentious regulatory proceedings / enforcement actions, both before competent supervisory bodies and administrative courts
  • litigation in the context of financial services/products, including derivative litigation
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press release

01 October 2020


M.Pressler M.Lagler

Another promotion at Schoenherr: Matthias Pressler becomes Counsel

Matthias Pressler, member of Schoenherr's banking, finance and capital markets practice in Vienna, was promoted to counsel as of 1 October 2020. Pressler joined Schoenherr in 2015, and is an expert in financial services regulation, covering both transactional work as well as contentious and non-contentious regulatory advisory matters and administrative (criminal) proceedings. 


cee overview - banking, finance & capital markets

Balancing opportunities and challenges together

The CEE/SEE banking & finance market was quite busy in 2019 and we expect continued strength in 2020, with several areas standing out.


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"For banking M&A transactions, they have a high degree of regulatory sophistication."



our team

Our banking & financial services regulatory team works on complex matters across CEE.

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