Sven H. Schneider advises not only banks but also unregulated enterprises and their corporate bodies worldwide on all relevant legal risk areas involved in

  • the structuring, introduction or review of group-wide compliance governance programs, and
  • compliance due diligence projects.
  • He also provides comprehensive advice on internal investigations as well as investigations conducted by German and foreign, primarily Anglo-American, criminal prosecution and regulatory authorities into potential compliance violations.

He also advises banks on corporate and regulatory law issues at all stages of operation, from the very beginning and even at the end, in connection with their formation and licensing, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions as well as on issues arising in crisis situations (restructurings, insolvencies and liquidations). He has extensive experience and expertise in dealing with the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and the European Central Bank (ECB).

Sven H. Schneider is the author of numerous publications on corporate and capital markets law and is an executive editor of Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht (NZG).

Kurzbiografie

  • Admitted to the German bar in 2003
  • Attorney-at-Law (New York)
  • Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg and Johannes-Gutenberg-University of Mainz (Dr. iur.)
  • Clerked at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
  • Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley (LL.M.)

Publications

A complete list of publications can be downloaded here.

Recent Work

Advice on internal investigations and other compliance issues:

  • Bosch: advising on the internal investigation into, and proceedings before public authorities and courts in Germany and abroad relating to, the alleged manipulation of control units for diesel vehicles
  • Credit institution operating worldwide: internal investigation regarding cum/ex investigations conducted by public prosecutor's offices and BaFin against the German subsidiary credit institution of the banking group and its employees
  • Deutsche Bank: lead partner on the Hengeler Mueller team advising on the global internal and external investigations into alleged manipulations of reference interest rates (especially Libor and Euribor)
  • Deutsche Bank: lead partner on the Hengeler Mueller team advising on the internal and external investigations into potential violations of U.S. export control law (OFAC)
  • Credit institution operating worldwide: advising on how to deal with investigations into potential violations of German securities trading law conducted against the German subsidiary credit institution of the banking group and a management board member
  • Asset manager operating worldwide: advising on how to deal with investigations conducted by BaFin into potential violations of German securities trading law
  • German branch of a major foreign insurer: advising on allegations of corruption brought against a member of the management board

Banking regulatory law and corporate banking law:

  • Major European credit institution: advising on the transformation of a German branch into a subsidiary bank.
  • Another major European credit institution: advising on the transformation of a German branch into a subsidiary bank.
  • WestLB / Portigon: providing comprehensive advice on the transformation and establishment of Erste Abwicklungsanstalt EAA (the first German bad bank established under the German Financial Market Stability Act)
  • Hypo Real Estate: advising on the transformation and establishment of FMS-Wertmanagement FMS-WM (the second German bad bank established under the German Financial Market Stability Act)

A description of our Compliance & Internal Investigations practice group can be downloaded here