Dr. Christian Büche is a partner in the firm's Frankfurt office and a member of the banking and finance, as well as investment management, practice groups.
He advises on banking and investment regulatory law and general banking and finance matters.
Christian is experienced in advising domestic and foreign banks, investment firms and other regulated businesses in the financial services industry, as well as investors on licensing requirements applicable to their operations in Germany; their ongoing regulatory compliance obligations, such as anti-money laundering and consumer protection obligations; derivatives and compliance with derivatives regulation; voting rights disclosures; the structuring and marketing of investment funds and other financial products; and compliance with the regulations for alternative investment managers. He represents his clients in investigations, enforcement actions and proceedings with the Financial Supervisory Authority and other regulators.
In addition, he has international experience in a wide range of banking and financing transactions, including acquisition financing, public takeover offers, refinancing and real estate financing, as well as rail and project financing (acting for both lenders and borrowers). Christian also advises investors in connection with the acquisition of loan portfolios and portfolios of nonperforming loans.
Christian joined the firm in July 2010. From 2004 to 2010, he worked with international and national law firms in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt.
Christian regularly lectures banking and finance law at the EBS University of Business and Law and speaks on conferences, for instance:
- Webinar on Accessing Investment in China: A Global Perspective on the RQFII Program, December 11, 2014
- Webinar on EU-US financial services: “Regulatory Disharmony And the Way Forward,” Washington, D.C., October 21, 2014, on the banking union in Europe and the effects of the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism
- K&L Gates Ninth Investment Management Conference, London, July 2014, on the regulation of algorithmic and high-frequency trading in Germany under the High-Frequency Trading Act and under MiFID II
- Webcast on Raising Fund Assets in the Global Markets—Focus on Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East, Boston, May 29, 2014
- EBS University of Business and Law, Wiesbaden, January–March 2014, lecturing on credit financing and consumer protection
- Institute for Law and Finance of Goethe University Frankfurt, February 2014, on the regulation of over-the-counter derivatives transactions under the European Markets and Infrastructure Regulation (“EMIR”)
- K&L Gates Eighth Investment Management Conference 2013, London, July 2, 2013, on the implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (“AIFMD”) in Germany and private placements of and other types of marketing of funds into Germany following the implementation of AIFMD
- “Regulation and Taxation of Alternative Investment Funds in Germany—Changes and Developments,” Global Government Solutions 2014, Annual Outlook, February 2014 (with Rainer Schmitt)
- Newsletter on the financial crisis: “Enhanced Financial Markets Stabilization Act and Bad Banks,” May 18, 2009
- Newsletter on the Financial Crisis: “Financial Markets Stabilization Act,” October 14, 2008
- Newsletter on the effect of the Risk Limitation Act (“Risikobegrenzungsgesetz”) on Non-Performing Loan Transactions, August 2008
- Newsletter on Recent Developments in Non-Performing Loan Transactions (value-added taxes, data protection, Risikobegrenzungsgesetz), December 2007
- “Ad-hoc publicity as a vital component to an integrated market,” a German-language article, 2005, Baden-Baden