Barbara Mittelstaedt

Counsel, Düsseldorf



Barbara Mittelstaedt advises national and international banks and financial service providers on banking and banking regulatory law matters as well as on company and insolvency law matters.

She assists corporates and financial institutions in national and cross-border finance transactions and the restructuring of complex financings.

She also advises national and international banks on all financial regulatory issues in connection with international finance transactions and restructurings and advises on complex corporate governance and compliance matters.

Prior to joining the White & Case Düsseldorf office in 2001, Barbara Mittelstaedt worked for more than eight years as an in-house counsel for a major bank in Düsseldorf.

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Bars and Courts
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
London School of Economics and Political Science
First State Exam
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
Droit comparé
Université de Strasbourg


Selected References – Financial Regulatory Law

  • On-going advice to energy and energy-trading companies in connection with trading activities which are subject to regulatory authorization; 
  • On-going advice to a telecommunications provider in connection with business activities subject to financial regulatory law, including German Banking Act and Payment Services Supervision Act
  • Advice to clients from the industry sector (Automotive, Trade) and the financial sector (Banking, Leasing) with regard to the structuring, documentation and implementation of cross-border cash-pooling agreements
  • Advice to an international leasing group on the restructuring of its international business activities
  • Advice to a German credit institution on the cross-border merger of a French subsidiary with a German subsidiary
  • On-going advice to domestic and foreign credit and financial services institutions on the performance of cross-border services and the setting up of representative offices, branches and subsidiaries in Germany and abroad.
Awards and Recognition

Best Lawyer Germany in Restructuring and Insolvency Law, Handelsblatt 2021-2023