Andreas Fillmann

Andreas Fillmann

Partner

Dr. Andreas Fillmann’s practice focuses on corporate finance, financial regulatory, compliance including data protection, banking and capital markets. The quality of his work is consistently mentioned in the JUVE Handbook of German Corporate and Commercial Law Firms and in the Nomos Handbook. Chambers Global has listed Andreas as a leading individual for banking and finance matters in Germany since 2012. 

He is a member of the European Finance Association, International Banking Federation, SAFE, International Bankers Forum, Center for International Legal Studies, Deutsches Aktieninstitut and the German and Frankfurt Bar Association.

His lengthy industry experience in the corporate finance, banking and capital markets industries includes various corporate finance structures, finance regulation, debt and equity funding, compliance including data protection, structured finance, syndicated loans and derivatives. He also represents various types of investments funds in issues relating to their investments and the related investment law. Andreas has advised FinTechs, financial institutions and international banks in relation to license applications with the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).

Andreas has considerable experience advising on the EU regulatory framework (e.g. GDPR, PSD, EMIR, CRR/CRV, MiFiD/MiFiR) for the financial service industry and also has broad experience in derivatives, including advising a central bank, investment banks and funds on their related derivative activities. In addition, he has advised on a large number of capital markets transactions in relation to both equity and debt finance, including primary and secondary stock placements and the issue of stand-alone and structured bonds, Schuldscheine, and medium-term notes (MTNs). He has advised on a wide range of financial services policy and compliance matters relating to risk management, payment and clearing and data protection.

Prior to joining us, he was a partner at a major US-based law firm, where he advised on a broad range of capital markets, bank insolvency and bank regulatory matters. Before that, Andreas led the legal department at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi subsidiary and branch in Frankfurt, where he advised the bank in a broad range of corporate, bank regulatory, finance and capital market matters.

Andreas is the author of several articles on bank finance and capital markets-related issues and a speaker at numerous legal and industry conferences in Germany and abroad.

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  • Advising the second largest manufacturer of children's footwear in China, on the German capital market issues (prospectus and supplement approval, notification requirements, listing) in relation to its parallel IPO on the Frankfurt and Warsaw stock exchange.
  • Advising a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive parts for the Chinese market, on the German capital market issues (prospectus and supplement approval, notification requirements, listing) in relation to its parallel IPO on the Frankfurt and Warsaw stock exchanges.
  • Advising an EU central bank on various derivative transactions.
  • Advising banks, financial institutions and insurance companies on various financial regulatory aspects including data protection compliance.
  • Advising international corporations on trade sanctions, data protection compliance and other regulatory issues.
  • Advising an international ATM company on various regulatory and compliance aspects.
  • Advising investment funds, banks, financial institutions and insurance companies of Brexit related aspects.
  • Advising a leading US solar panel producer regarding the liquidation of all its European subsidiaries.
  • Advising various types of third country, European and domestic investment funds in Germany regarding regulatory matters, investment management agreements and fund distribution.
  • Advising a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive parts for the Chinese market, on the German capital market issues (prospectus and supplement approval, notification requirements, listing) in relation to its parallel IPO on the Frankfurt and Warsaw stock exchanges.
  • Advising banks and financial institutions seated in Germany regarding EU and national regulatory matters (e.g., EMIR, MiFiDII/MiFIR, PSD II) including risk management, data protection, payment and clearing services, reporting and money laundering.
  • Advising various types of investment funds in Germany regarding regulatory matters, investment management agreements and fund distribution.
  • Advising various banks, private equity and hedge funds, and companies in Germany on a range of regulatory and compliance issues including data protection and money laundering.
  • Advising a Vietnam-based bank on license application and other regulatory matters.
  • Advising a Slovak Republic-based company on the issue of a €85 million assignable loan agreement (Schuldscheindarlehen).
  • Advising several UK-based private limited companies regarding their listings of shares in the Open Market segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
  • Advising an Iceland-based bank in a distressed situation on various banking and capital market matters.
  • Advising an Ireland-based hedge fund on the listing of its prospectus with Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).
  • Advising US-based investment and hedge funds on innovative swap structures based on distressed loan portfolios.
  • Advising an EU central bank on various derivative transactions.
  • Advising a France-based bank on an asset-backed securitization.
  • Advising US-based hedge funds and US investment banks on transactions and purchases of performing and nonperforming loan portfolios.
  • Advising a Germany-based corporation on its IPO on the Frankfurt stock exchange.
  • Advising a US-based bank on an acquisition finance transaction.
  • Advising national and international banks on syndicated loans and bond issues.
  • Advising a US-based corporation regarding its project finance transaction in Germany.
  • Advising lenders and banks regarding financing through loans and bonds.

Education

  • University of Mainz, Ph.D., 1991
  • Higher Regional Court of Koblenz, Second State Examination, 1987
  • University of Mainz, First State Examination, 1984

Admissions

  • Germany, 1988

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Recognized in Chambers Global 2015 and 2016 as a leading international expert on Banking & Finance, USA (Expert based abroad).

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Speeches

  • Speaker at two seminars with the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches e.V. - Technisch-wissenschaftlicher Verein) regarding IT-Security and European privacy law developments on 24 November in Frankfurt and 25 March in Bonn.

Publications