[Cologne, ] With Dr. Matthias Terlau, GÖRG has gained a recognised expert in the field of financial supervision law. He will move from Osborne Clarke, where he currently heads the Banking and Capital Markets Practice Group, to the Cologne office of GÖRG on September 1, 2018. The experienced associates Patrick Smith and Laura Meliß as well as Mark Gebauer are moving with him.
As an internationally recognised expert in the field of banking and payment regulation, Dr. Matthias Terlau has decisively advanced developments in this area. He advises German and international market players such as banks, payment service providers, FinTech companies and other technical service providers on applications for permits, the design of new products, outsourcing and transactions in which companies subject to supervision are involved. In the area of capital market regulation, Matthias Terlau advises on complex capital market transactions and compliance issues. Terlau about his move to GÖRG: "I am very pleased about the new position and am convinced that we can excellently complement and further expand GÖRG's already considerable Banking & Finance practice with our expertise in the area of banking and financial supervision law, in particular also in the area of FinTech".
The lawyers who join GÖRG with Matthias Terlau are also experienced bank and capital market lawyers. The Associates Patrick Smith, Laura Meliß and Mark Gebauer have extensive experience in advising on banking supervision and capital market law issues. They have been advising financial institutions and other companies for several years, including in connection with banking supervisory regulations and payment transaction law.
The new acquisitions will expand GÖRG's Banking & Finance practice across all locations. Dr. Michael Dolfen from the GÖRG law firm management: "The future cooperation with Dr. Matthias Terlau and his team is another milestone in the expansion and strengthening of GÖRG's Banking & Finance practice. With these new acquisitions we are expanding our expertise and capacities in this area and in particular in the digitalisation of the financial services industry. "
Dr. Yorick Ruland, Head of the Corporate, Banking and Capital Markets Law Service Line, adds: "Banking and finance law has been becoming increasingly important at all GÖRG locations for years. The team now grows to over 25 professionals working for banks and financial service providers. The very specific and highly qualified expertise of Matthias Terlau and his team in the field of banking and payment regulation and in particular in the area of FinTech will represent another important addition which we want to offer our clients across locations".
In August 2018, Dr. Dania Neumann, a renowned expert in banking supervision and investment law, joined the Banking & Finance team at the Frankfurt office.