HSF creates dedicated financial services regulatory team in Germany

Tomo Beuhler returns to the firm as a partner

HSF creates dedicated financial services regulatory team in Germany

Herbert Smith Freehills has strengthened its global financial services regulatory practice by combining existing expertise with the hire of Timo Buehler as a partner, to create a dedicated FSR team in Germany.  

The new team will be led by Germany managing partner Kai Liebrich, who, over the past few years, has developed an advisory and contentious FSR practice in Germany. The new dedicated team, which will form part of HSF's German and global disputes practice, has been created in response to the increasing demand from clients in the financial sector for specialist advice on financial regulation.

Further expansion is already planned with the hire of a counsel, joining in 2024.

Buehler returns to the firm, having been a senior associate at HSF from 2016 to 2018. He regularly advises domestic and international banks, securities institutions and payment service providers on strategic questions and represents them in internal and external investigations as well as contentious proceedings. He has also advised various clients from the financial sector on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations, establishment of joint ventures, financial restructurings and capital market transactions.

"I am delighted that we are fulfilling our ambition to grow our financial services regulatory team in Germany, building on the successful practice led by Kai Liebrich,” said Jenny Stainsby, global head of the financial services regulatory practice.

“Germany, and in particular Frankfurt, is an important hub for many of our clients and, with the deep experience of the expanded team, we are pleased to be able provide additional legal and regulatory support in response to regulatory change and challenge."

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