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 1337

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Andreas heads our financial regulatory practice in Frankfurt. He specializes in EU and German financial regulation and supervision.

He regularly assists banks and other financial institutions on a wide range of financial regulatory matters, including topics around the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), license and ownership control filings, regulatory compliance matters, audits and investigations, the communication with the European Central Bank and other regulatory authorities, and the implementation of new regulatory requirements.

Andreas has specific experience in M&A, outsourcing and capital markets transactions involving financial institutions and the regulatory aspects in connection herewith as well as in recovery and resolution matters (BRRD, SRM).

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

Bars and Courts

  • Rechtsanwalt


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


  • German
  • English
  • French


Advised various international banks in connection with major internal and external investigation and audits (incl. anti-money laundering, fraud, benchmark fixing and IT systems).

Advised various international banks on the outsourcing of IT and business processes to cloud and other service providers.

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

Advised various international investors in connection with the resolution of Banco Espírito Santo (BES) and the subsequent forced transfer of bonds from BES to Novo Banco.

Advised a Greek bank during the Greek banking crisis and its recapitalization.

Advised Commerzbank AG on the sale of its subsidiary Commerz Japan Real Estate Finance Corporation to PAG.

Advised various banks on the issuance of CRR-compliant AT1 instruments.

Advised Nordic Capital on the EUR 2.1 billion acquisition of Lindorff Group.

Advised ABN AMRO and Bethmann Bank on the acquisition of LGT Germany.*

Advised Allianz SE in the sale of Dresdner Bank AG to Commerzbank AG.*

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

Advised SGSS Kapitalanlagegesellschaft, a wholly owned subsidiary of Société Générale, in the acquisition of CS Asset Management Kapitalanlagegesellschaft from Credit Suisse (Deutschland) AG.*

* Matters prior to working for White & Case.

Speaking Engagements

"Current legal challenges regarding electronic payment transactions", 11/2017: Seminar on "Electronic payments – Mobile payments, instant payments, legal challenges, blockchain", Börsen-Zeitung in corporation with White & Case, Frankfurt am Main

"ECB Guidance on Leveraged Transactions", 05/2017:

"SSM, stress tests and EBA roadmap", 05/2017: IFLR Bank Capital Forum 2017,

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

"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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


  • Co-author: Financial industry in upheaval – rules on outsourcing in upheaval?, Rules & Regulations, May 2018 (with Kirsten Donner)
  • Co-author: Banking regulation: What are we to expect in 2018? A year of innovations, challenges and uncertainties, Börsen-Zeitung, Issue 234, 2017 (with Kirsten Donner)
  • Co-author: Cloud solutions for the financial sector in the regulatory conflict area – Interview with White & Case Partners Jost Kotthoff and Andreas Wieland, Börsen-Zeitung, Issue 164, 2017 (with Jost Kotthoff)
  • 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)

Awards & Recognition

Highly recommended lawyer: Banking and Regulatory, JUVE 2017/2018

Highly recommended lawyer: Banking Supervisiory Law, The Legal 500 2018

Highly recommended lawyer: Investment Law, The Legal 500 2018