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Financial Services

FPS has decades of experience advising financial service providers, initiators and intermediaries. Notably, the model of the closed real estate fund was originally developed by the Berlin office of FPS.

Our attorneys help clients design investment advice that is in conformity with requirements of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG), so as to minimize liability exposure. We also assist clients with drafting legal terms and conditions for investment products and with developing necessary offering prospectuses, and our attorneys represent clients in approval proceedings before the Federal Financial Services Regulatory Authority (BaFin).

Furthermore, we counsel clients on the restructuring of investment funds in distress (debt restructuring, legal requirements for and implementation of capitalization measures, enforcement of claims brought by investment funds against investors).

In addition, FPS represents financial services providers, initiators and intermediaries, both in and out of court. Our attorneys have extensive experience managing class actions involving malpractice liability of investment advisers and liability for offering prospectuses.