Marcel Kirchhartz

Partner

Certified Lawyer for Banking Law and Capital Markets Law

Marcel Kirchhartz

Partner

Certified Lawyer for Banking Law and Capital Markets Law

Marcel Kirchhartz

Marcel Kirchhartz advises financial institutions, financial services providers and companies ongoing in matters of banking supervisory law (CRR, KWG, WpHG, ZAG, MaRisk) as well as in all matters of banking law in general. Due to working experience as a bank clerk and an internship with the legal advisory Office of the Board of Managing Directors of a German bank he can look back at significant experience with regard to the inner workings of a bank. Main focuses of his consulting activity in banking supervisory law are regulatory requirements on organisation of financial institutions and services providers, the authorization issues as well as national or cross-border activities, the legal support and assessment on the development of innovative financial products as well as on compliance with distribution requirements for such products under the German Securities Trading Act. Furthermore Marcel Kirchhartz has extensive consulting experience for several years on crowdfunding/crowdlending matters (peer-to-peer-lending). Main focuses of his consulting activity in banking law in general are the assessment on contractual matters, especially in the field of financing documentation, credit transactions and credit collateral (including due diligence) as well as with regard to liability issues with regard to sales of financial products. Marcel Kirchhartz has extensive litigation experience for several years appearing in court for financial institutions and financial services providers (conflicts between financial institutions, defence against liability issues, extrajudicial dispute resolution). He publishes regularly and also acts as an expert speaker.

  • Banking Law
  • Banking Supervisory Law
  • Crowdfunding/Crowdlending
  • Litigation
  • auxmoney: ongoing, long-standing advice to the leading German credit marketplace (crowdlending) in banking supervisory law and financial distribution law.
  • Since 2008 at Hoffmann Liebs
  • 2010/2011  Secondment legal advisory Office of the Board of Managing Directors of a German bank
  • 2005 – 2007 Lawyer at a regional law firm in Berlin
  • 2004 – 2005  Internships at a Spanish and at a Chilean law firm
  • 2002 – 2004  Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court Dusseldorf
  • Studied law at the Univerisity of Bonn
  • Apprenticeship as a banker officer

Contributions to Books

  • Claussen, Bank- und Börsenrecht, aktuelle 5. Auflage 2014, Author of two chapters regarding Banking Supervisory Law and consulting liability

Essays

  • Europäisches Bankaufsichtsrecht 1.0: Das CRD IV-Paket und seine Auswirkungen auf das Kreditwesengesetz, in: GWR Heft 19/2013
  • Grüne Geldanlagen im Trend, UmweltMagazin 12/2012

Annotations

  • Keine Haftung der Depotbank für Beratungsfehler des kundennäheren Wertpapierdienstleistungsunternehmens, annotation to judgement of Federal Court of Justice of 12.11.2013, Az. XI ZR 312/12, in: GWR 2/2014
  • Wirksamkeit formularvertraglicher „Behaltensklauseln“ von Kreditinstituten für Vertriebsprovisionen im Wertpapiergeschäft, annotation to judgement of Federal Court of Justice of 14.1.2014, Az. XI ZR 355/12, in: GWR 5/2014
  • Beratungs-, Warn- und Aufklärungspflichten von Depotbanken bei Beratungsfehlern Dritter, annotation to decision of Higher Regional Court Munich of 05.09.2012, Az. 19 U 1960/12, in: GWR Heft 11/2013
  • Prospektfehler kann auch ohne Prospektübergabe Haftung des Anlageberaters/-vermittlers begründen, annotation to judgement of Federal Court of Justice of 13.12.2012, Az. III ZR 70/12, in: GWR Heft 6/2013
  • Abgrenzung aufklärungspflichtiger Rückvergütungen und Innenprovisionen bei Anwendung der „Kick-Back“-Rechtsprechung des BGH, annotation to judgement of Higher Regional Court Stuttgart of 12.05.2010, Az. 3 U 200/09, in: GWR Vol. 12/2010,
  • Darlegungs- und Beweislast bei fehlerhafter Anlageberatung auf Prospektbasis, in: Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsrecht, annotation to decision of Federal Court of Justice of 17.09.2009, Az. XI ZR 264/08, in: GWR Vol. 17/2009,
  • Berufung auf Nichtigkeit von Zwischenfinanzierungsverträgen wegern unwirksamer Treuhändervollmacht kann nach Treu- und Glauben verwehrt sein, annotation to decisions of Federal Court of Justice of 28.04.2009, Az. XI ZR 227/08 and XI ZR 228/08, in: GWR Vol. 8/2009.
  • Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB scores with many years of FinTech expertise[…]
    Legal 500 Deutschland 2019
  • “Often recommended law firm in Dusseldorf […]”
    “HLFP offers full service for the German medium-sized companies as well as the subsidiaries of the international corporations.”
    JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firm 2017/2018
  • Banking Law
  • Banking Supervisory Law
  • Crowdfunding/Crowdlending
  • Litigation
  • auxmoney: ongoing, long-standing advice to the leading German credit marketplace (crowdlending) in banking supervisory law and financial distribution law.
  • Since 2008 at Hoffmann Liebs
  • 2010/2011  Secondment legal advisory Office of the Board of Managing Directors of a German bank
  • 2005 – 2007 Lawyer at a regional law firm in Berlin
  • 2004 – 2005  Internships at a Spanish and at a Chilean law firm
  • 2002 – 2004  Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court Dusseldorf
  • Studied law at the Univerisity of Bonn
  • Apprenticeship as a banker officer

Contributions to Books

  • Claussen, Bank- und Börsenrecht, aktuelle 5. Auflage 2014, Author of two chapters regarding Banking Supervisory Law and consulting liability

Essays

  • Europäisches Bankaufsichtsrecht 1.0: Das CRD IV-Paket und seine Auswirkungen auf das Kreditwesengesetz, in: GWR Heft 19/2013
  • Grüne Geldanlagen im Trend, UmweltMagazin 12/2012

Annotations

  • Keine Haftung der Depotbank für Beratungsfehler des kundennäheren Wertpapierdienstleistungsunternehmens, annotation to judgement of Federal Court of Justice of 12.11.2013, Az. XI ZR 312/12, in: GWR 2/2014
  • Wirksamkeit formularvertraglicher „Behaltensklauseln“ von Kreditinstituten für Vertriebsprovisionen im Wertpapiergeschäft, annotation to judgement of Federal Court of Justice of 14.1.2014, Az. XI ZR 355/12, in: GWR 5/2014
  • Beratungs-, Warn- und Aufklärungspflichten von Depotbanken bei Beratungsfehlern Dritter, annotation to decision of Higher Regional Court Munich of 05.09.2012, Az. 19 U 1960/12, in: GWR Heft 11/2013
  • Prospektfehler kann auch ohne Prospektübergabe Haftung des Anlageberaters/-vermittlers begründen, annotation to judgement of Federal Court of Justice of 13.12.2012, Az. III ZR 70/12, in: GWR Heft 6/2013
  • Abgrenzung aufklärungspflichtiger Rückvergütungen und Innenprovisionen bei Anwendung der „Kick-Back“-Rechtsprechung des BGH, annotation to judgement of Higher Regional Court Stuttgart of 12.05.2010, Az. 3 U 200/09, in: GWR Vol. 12/2010,
  • Darlegungs- und Beweislast bei fehlerhafter Anlageberatung auf Prospektbasis, in: Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsrecht, annotation to decision of Federal Court of Justice of 17.09.2009, Az. XI ZR 264/08, in: GWR Vol. 17/2009,
  • Berufung auf Nichtigkeit von Zwischenfinanzierungsverträgen wegern unwirksamer Treuhändervollmacht kann nach Treu- und Glauben verwehrt sein, annotation to decisions of Federal Court of Justice of 28.04.2009, Az. XI ZR 227/08 and XI ZR 228/08, in: GWR Vol. 8/2009.
  • Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB scores with many years of FinTech expertise[…]
    Legal 500 Deutschland 2019
  • “Often recommended law firm in Dusseldorf […]”
    “HLFP offers full service for the German medium-sized companies as well as the subsidiaries of the international corporations.”
    JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firm 2017/2018