Dr. Andreas Wieland | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Andreas Wieland
 Andreas Wieland

Dr. Andreas Wieland

Partner, Frankfurt

T +49 69 29994 1164

E andreas.wieland@whitecase.com

Overview

Andreas Wieland's practice areas are the German and international regulation and supervision of banks, investment firms, asset managers, exchanges, payment service providers and other financial institutions, mergers & acquisition, capital markets and corporate law.

Andreas Wieland regularly assists these institutions on a wide range of financial regulatory matters, including ownership control procedures, the analysis of license requirements, license and exemption applications, outsourcing projects, distribution, remuneration issues, regulatory compliance matters, audits and investigations, the communication with regulatory authorities and the analysis of the impact and the implementation of new regulatory requirements (CRD IV/CRR, MiFID II/MiFIR, EMIR, AIFMD/KAGB, Banking Union, etc.) as well as in recovery and resolution matters (BRRD, SRM). Andreas Wieland has specific experience in M&A and capital markets transactions involving financial institutions and the regulatory aspects in connection herewith.

Before joining White & Case in May 2013, Andreas Wieland worked for more than ten years in the New York, London, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt office of another leading international law firm.

Bars and Courts

  • Rechtsanwalt

Education

  • Dr jur, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Cologne
  • First State Exam, University of Cologne

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French

Experience

ABN AMRO and Bethmann Bank

Advising on the acquisition of LGT Germany.*

Allianz Renewable Energy Fund

Advising on the structuring and acquisition of several investments in the renewable energy sector.

Allianz SE

Advising in the sale of Dresdner Bank AG to Commerzbank AG.*

Arval

Advising Arval, a fully owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas on the acquisition of GE Capital's European fleet services business.

Commerzbank AG

Advising on the sale of its subsidiary Commerz Japan Real Estate Finance Corporation to PAG.

Degussa Bank AG

Advising on the issuance of a CRR-compliant write-down instrument (AT1).

Deutsche Bank

Advising on the attempted sale of its global institutional and alternative asset management activities (project aborted).*

Greensill Bank AG

Advising on the issuance of a CRR-compliant contingent convertible bond (AT1).

Nordic Capital

Advising on the EUR 2.1 billion acquisition of Lindorff Group.

Qatar Holding LLC

Advising on its investment in Volkswagen AG and Porsche Automobil Holding SE.*

SGSS Kapitalanlagegesellschaft, a wholly owned subsidiary of Société Générale

Advised in the acquisition of CS Asset Management Kapitalanlagegesellschaft from Credit Suisse (Deutschland) AG.*

* Matters prior to working for White & Case.

Speaking Engagements

"The new bank resolution regime and how it affects corporates", 03/2016: White & Case Law to go Seminar series,
Frankfurt

"The new BaFin circulars on the suitability of managing directors and supervisory board members of banks", 11/2015: Conference "Banking Supervision 2016" of German Association of Foreign Banks,
Frankfurt

"CoCo-bonds and write-down instruments: New regulatory instruments for banks", 06/2015: University of Mainz,
Mainz

"The Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) – The first months", 04/2015: White & Case Spring Series,
Frankfurt

"Corporate Governance in banks", 03/2015; 11/2014: Frankfurt School of Finance and Management,
Frankfurt

"Third country access regime", 11/2014: ERA – Academy of European Law conference "MIFID II in Practice",
Trier

"Regulatory framework for investment services: MiFID II, MiFIR & EMIR", 06/2014: European Law Academy,
Trier

"Financial Regulatory Aspects of the Cross-Border Establishment and Operation of Family Offices", 06/2014: Family Office Forum Liechtenstein,
Liechtenstein

"Introduction to the banking regulation and supervision in the European Union The European System of Financial Supervision in practice" / "The Banking Union and its consequences", 06/2014: ERA Conference "EU Banking Regulation and Supervision",
Brussels

"Regulatory hurdles to distribution", 06/2014: 25th Annual Conference on the Globalisation of Investment Funds,
Paris

"EU rules on capital requirements for credit institutions and investment firms", 06/2013: European Law Academy,
Trier

"Living Wills – Implications in the EU, UK and US legislation", 12/2012: European Law Academy,
Brussels

Publications

  • Too big to fail – no more: The new European resolution framework for banks: the corporate perspective, Business Law Magazine, Issue 2, Pages 18-21, 2016 (co-author with Stuart Willey and Dennis Heuer)
  • Wieland, Andreas: The new rules on bank recovery and resolution and their impact on the rating of banks (Die neuen Regeln zur Bankensanierung und –abwicklung und deren Einfluss auf das Rating von Banken), in: Everling/Goedeckemeyer, Bankenrating, 2nd edition, Pages 425-444, 2015
  • 'Marketing Rules for Funds', 'Long Disclosure Rules' and 'Short Disclosure Rules' in Germany, HFM Compliance Database, 2014, (co-author with Marietta Lienhard et al.)
  • EMIR ─ The regulation of the European OTC derivatives market (EMIR – Die Regulierung des europäischen OTC-Derivatemarkts), CFL, Issue 02, Pages 73-91, 2013 ( co-author with Simon Weiß)
  • Wieland, Andreas: German draft legislation on the separation of speculative trading activities from deposit taking – Many open implementation issues (Gesetzentwurf zur Abtrennung spekulativer Handelsaktivitäten der Banken vom Einlagengeschäft – Viele offene Umsetzungsfragen), Handelsblatt Rechtsboard, 2013
  • EMIR-Compliance, Platow Online, 2013 (co-author with Simon Weiß)
  • Wieland, Andreas: German Government adopts draft legislation to regulate high frequency traders and algorithmic trading strategies on German trading venues, European Securities, Issue 58, 2012
  • Wieland, Andreas: Ownership control procedures – the control of owners in connection with the acquisition of a qualifying interest in financial sector companies (Inhaberkontrollverfahren – Die Anteilseignerkontrolle beim Erwerb bedeutender Beteiligungen an Unternehmen des Finanzsektors). Frankfurt am Main, 2012
  • Real economy in the focus of financial markets regulation (Realwirtschaft im Fokus der Finanzmarktregulierung), PLATOW Brief, Issue 78, Pages 7-8, 2012
  • Companies of the 'real economy' as addressees of banking and financial regulation (Unternehmen der ‚Realwirtschaft' als Adressaten des Bank- und Finanzaufsichtsrechts), Part 1: Licensing issues (Hintergründe und Fragen der Erlaubnispflicht), BB, Issue 15, Pages 917-925, 2012; Part 2: Ownership control and Corporate Governance (Inhaberkontrolle und Corporate Governance), BB, Issue 18, Pages 1108-1115, 2012
  • The future of German Private Equity legislation against the background of the upcoming transposition of the AIFM-Directive (Die Zukunft des Unternehmensbeteiligungsgesellschaftsgesetzes (UBGG) vor dem Hintergrund der anstehenden Umsetzung der AIFM-Richtlinie), CFL, Issue 02, Pages 78-90, 2012 (co-author with Marco Sustmann and Martin Neuhaus)