Dr Christoph Schmitt
Dr Christoph Schmitt is Partner at BEITEN BURKHARDT's Frankfurt office and member of the practice group Banking, Finance and Capital Markets. He provides advice to institutions and funds on banking and investment law as well as enterprises, foundations, and high net-worth individuals on financing and investment, covering issues of commercial, corporate and foundation law. Dr. Christoph Schmitt is also responsible for financial restructuring together with Heinrich Meyer at the Frankfurt office. His services include financial markets litigation.
Dr Christoph Schmitt studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg and Frankfurt. In 1999 he obtained his doctoral degree in the field of banking law. Prior to joining BEITEN BURKHARDT in July 2012, he was employed with Commerzbank and Credit Suisse in Zurich and Frankfurt, as well as with other German and international law offices.
Dr Christoph Schmitt serves in the city council and is chair of the principal and financial committee of the city of Frankfurt.
Publications / Lectures
General structuring of financingin: Getting the Deal Through - Acquisition Finance 2013, pp. 56 et seq. (co-author Christina Brugugnone);
Crowdfunding: New Financing Options for the Early Stages of Innovative Business Modelsin: Betriebs-Berater 24.2013, pp. 1451 et seq. (co-author Matthias Doetsch);
Regulation of Rating Agenciesin: Publicus 2012.11, pp. 23 et seq. (co-author Matthias Doetsch);
Promissory Note Loan (Schuldscheindarlehen) as an Alternative to Bank Loans - Prerequisites and Practical Instructionsin: Betriebs-Berater 2012, pp. 2039 et seq.;
Basel III - Implications and Options for Action of CompaniesUnternehmermagazin 1/2 2012, pp. 20 et seq.;
The Issuance of Bonds of Medium-Sized Companies as an Alternative to Bank Loans - Prerequisites and Practical InstructionsBetriebs-Berater 2012, p. 1079;
Current Court Rulings Concerning Investment Advice on OTC Derivativesin: Betriebs-Berater 2011, p. 2824;
Transposition of Basel III into European Law - Implications for Medium-Sized Financings (Update on Betriebs-Berater 2011,p. 105)in: Betriebs-Berater 2011, p. 2347;
The Role of a Depositary Pursuant to the AIFM Directivein: Zeitschrift für das gesamte Kreditwesen 2011, p. 246;
Funding Strategies of Medium-Sized Companies in the Context of Basel IIIin: Betriebs-Berater 2011, p. 105;
The Credit Default Swap in Light of the Interest Barrier in Haarmann Partnerschaftsgesellschaft (Ed.)in: Jahrbuch Steuern 2010, Frankfurt, pp. 345 et seq.;
Commentary on the Decision of the Federal Court of Justice, dated 7 December 2009 - II ZR 15/08in: Betriebs-Berater 2010, pp. 288 et seq.;
Group Cash-Pooling - Practical Solutions to Avoid LiabilityRisks Presentation at Legal Breakfast Law & Taxes, Alte Oper Frankfurt, 25 August 2010;
No Indication of Acting in Concert - New Structure of the Postbank TransactionBörsenzeitung No. 13, 20 January 2009, p. 2;
Taking Action in Times of Crisis - Distressed SituationsPresentation at Legal Breakfast Law & Taxes, Alte Oper Frankfurt, 11 December 2008;
EU is Losing its Patience with WestLBFrankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung dated 29 August 2008, p. 18;
Incorrect RatingsWirtschaftsWoche Nr. 34, 20 August 2007, p. 91;
Commentary on the Decision of the Federal Court of Justice, dated 21 November 2006 - XI ZR 347/05in: Betriebs-Berater 2007, p. 288 et seq.;
Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) - Current Situation and OverviewPresentation at Legal Breakfast Law & Taxes, Alte Oper Frankfurt, 27 June 2006;
Is the Regulation of Private Equity Funds on its Way?in: Juve Handbuch 2006/2007, Cologne 2006;
Draft Law on Broadening of Cross-Border Licence Requirementsin: World Securities Law Report, 05/2004, pp. 4 et seq.;
Minimum Requirements for the Credit Business of German Credit Institutionsin: Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, November 2003, pp. 397 et seq.
BEITEN BURKHARDT Advises ING DiBa on Acquisition of Lendico