Andreas Fillmann is a partner based in our Frankfurt office. Andreas’ core areas are corporate finance, compliance (e.g. ESG, AML, AI and data privacy), corporate and financial regulatory (e.g. Prospectus Regulation, MiFID and CRR), banking and capital markets. He has experience in advising private and public listed companies in relation to ESG reporting requirements, as well as various private and capital markets transactions. Andreas’ fintech expertise includes blockchain, crypto-assets, tokenization of assets and rights, as well as digital identity. The quality of his work has been consistently mentioned in Best Lawyers, Juve and Chambers.

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

Andreas advises, in particular, on regulatory issues and represents German and international banks and funds. Furthermore, he advises banks, funds, and national and international companies on financing (equity and debt capital) and aspects relating to capital market law. His experience with derivatives includes, in particular, advising banks, investment banks and hedge funds on swaps and security/hedging transactions on the basis of various national and international framework agreements. Andreas also accompanied a large number of capital market transactions, as well as in connection with both equity and debt capital, including primary and secondary placement of shares, the issue of standalone and structured bonds and issuing programmes for medium-term bonds (MTNs), acting both for issuers and syndicate banks.

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  • Advising several fintech and blockchain companies regarding corporate law, and European and national regulatory matters.
  • Advising banks and financial institutions seated in Germany regarding EU and national regulatory matters (e.g. Basel III, CRR, CRD IV, EMIR, MiFiDPSD and FATCA) including risk management, data protection, compliance and payment services.
  • Advising various national and international investment companies regarding regulatory requirements with respect to management and distribution.
  • Advising a Vietnam-based bank on its German branch license application.
  • Advising a Slovak Republic-based company on the issue of an €85 million assignable loan agreement (Schuldscheindarlehen).
  • Advising several German and UK-based companies regarding listings on the Frankfurt stock exchange, as well as other national and international stock exchanges.
  • Advising an Iceland-based bank in a distressed situation on various banking and capital market matters.
  • Advising an EU central bank on various derivative transactions.
  • Advising Investitionsbank Berlin on various bank and capital market aspects.
  • Advising national and international entrepreneurs regarding financing matters.
  • Advising companies and banks with regard to EU-sanctions.
  • Advising HomeServe plc on capital markets transactions and acquisitions.


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


  • Germany, 1988

Memberships & Affiliations

  • European Finance Association
  • International Banking Forum
  • Center for International Legal Studies
  • Deutsches Aktieninstitut
  • German Blockchain Association
  • German and Frankfurt Bar Association


  • English
  • German
  • Recommended as one of the best lawyers for corporate law in Germany by Handelsblatt (Deutschlands beste Anwälte 2022) and Best Lawyers.

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  • Author, “Decision of the German Court Causes Waves For Investors but is Welcomed by Creditors of Insolvent Companies”, National Law Review, 20 October 2023.
  • Author, “Germany Leads The Way With Proposed Legislation Regulating Crypto-Assets Safekeeping That Will Provide Insolvency Protection”, National Law Review, 21 September 2023.
  • Author, “EU AI Act Proposal and Regulation of Financial Services”, National Law Review, 17 July 2023.
  • Author, “The German Supply Chain Act On Corporate Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains Is In Effect”, National Law Review, 10 February 2023.
  • Author, “Comparative Guide, Banking Regulation, Germany”, mondaq, June 2022.
  • Author, “Securities Finance 2021”, Germany chapter, Lexology – Getting the Deal Through – Securities Finance, March 2021.
  • Author, “Implications of the EU-UK Trade Agreement on UK Financial Services”, National Law Review, 21 January 2021
  • Author, “New Trade Deal Between the EU and the UK”, National Law Review, 29 December 2020.
  • Author, “EU AI Act Proposal and Regulation of Financial Services”, National Law Review, December 2020.
  • Author, “Reflections on COVID-19 – Views From Germany”, National Law Review, 10 September 2020.
  • Author, “A French-German Initiative for the European Recovery from the Coronavirus Crisis”, National Law Review, 26 May 2020.
  • Author, “COVID-19 Pandemic and the German Federal Government company aid measures”, National Law Review, 11 May 2020.
  • Author, “German Law Aspects of Crypto Assets”, National Law Review, 2 April 2023.
  • Author, “Coronavirus/COVID-19: Update Legal Issues in Germany”, National Law Review, 1 April 2020.
  • Author, “New insolvency regulation in Germany aimed at supporting businesses in distress”, National Law Review, 25 March 2020.
  • Author, “Germany Suspends The Obligation For Companies To File For Insolvency”, 20 March 2020.
  • Co-Author, “Key Legal Issues for Business in Germany”, LinkedIn, March 2020.
  • Author, “Securities Finance 2020”, Germany chapter, Lexology –Getting the Deal Through – Securities Finance, March 2020.
  • Author, “Securities Finance 2019”, Germany chapter, Lexology –Getting the Deal Through – Securities Finance, May 2019.
  • Author, “Securities Finance 2018”, Germany chapter, Lexology –Getting the Deal Through – Securities Finance, May 2018.
  • Author, “Validity Of Bridge Loans In Pre-Insolvency Scenarios In Germany”, 28 September 2017.
  • Author, “European Central Bank Launches Public Consultation on Guidance to Banks on Non-Performing Loans”, 22 September 2016.
  • Author, “The Act on Fighting Corruption in the Healthcare Sector”, 15 July 2016.
  • Author, “German Administrator of Maple Bank GmbH seeks Chapter 15 Recognition in US”, 24 February 2016.
  • Author, “Hypo Group Alpe Adria AG’s Bondholders Resist Cramdown in Austria”, 26 January 2016.

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