Areas of law

areas of law:

Banking and Capital Markets Criminal Law

Along with the criminal offences of fraud, capital investment fraud, credit fraud and embezzlement (which also play a role in capital market law), banking and capital markets criminal law also includes all criminal and administrative offences in breach of the Securities Trading Act (WpHG), Stock Exchange Act (BörsG), the Lending Act (KWG), Anti-Money Laundering Act (GwG), the Stock Corporation Act (AktG) and the Code of Commercial Law (HG).

Investigations into banking and capital markets criminal law are characterised by an intensive collaboration between the law enforcement authorities and the Federal Institute for the Supervision of Financial Services (BaFin). Advice and defence in banking and capital markets criminal law thus requires particular expertise to generate the required counterbalance to government organisations.