Dr. Dominik Schöneberger, an associate in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins’ Frankfurt office and member of the German Financial Institutions Group, advises domestic and international clients on both transactional and financial regulatory matters.

Mr. Schöneberger advises on regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters relating to banking law, bank regulation, and capital markets regulation, most recently including ICOs. He primarily handles the following topics:

  • Prudential supervision of banks and investment firms (including CRR/CRD IV)
  • M&A in the financial industry
  • Bank recovery and resolution
  • Securities related compliance (including MAR and MiFID II)
  • Fintech innovations and ICOs
  • Regulatory enforcement and investigations

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Schöneberger worked as a legal trainee at the European Central Bank, an international credit institution, and the firm´s Frankfurt office.

He wrote his doctorate thesis on the bank restructuring law in Germany and the United States during his work as a research assistant at a chair of corporate law.

Further, he is co-author of a commentary on the German Supervisory Act on Payment Services (ZAG – Kommentar zum Zahlungsdiensteaufsichtsgesetz).

Mr. Schöneberger’s experience includes advising:

  • Toscafund on its investment in Elinvar Investments GmbH
  • Hyundai on the acquisition of all shares held by Sixt SE in Sixt Leasing SE and on a public takeover offer
  • German bank in connection with investigation proceedings by the European Central Bank under the European Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM)
  • Global investment banking boutique on Brexit-related issues and applying for a license to provide financial services in Germany
  • German Startup in applying for a license as financial services provider
  • Hg on its MediFox-group acquisition (including a German regulated factoring business)
  • Central Bank of Egypt on the reformulation and improvement of its banking supervision system
  • Toscafund on its investment in LIQID Asset Management
  • La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) on the acquisition of FNZ
  • International investment firm  in a Brexit-planning project on differences between the German and UK regulatory regimes
  • PE investors on various contemplated acquisitions of German and European financial institutions

Bar Qualification

  • New York
  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)


  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court Frankfurt, 2018
  • Dr. iur., Goethe University, Frankfurt, 2016
  • LL.M., Columbia University School of Law, 2015
  • First German State Exam, Goethe University, Frankfurt, 2012
  • M.Sc. in Management, Goethe University, Frankfurt, 2011
  • M.Sc. in Finance, London School of Economics, 2010
  • B.Sc. in Economics, Goethe University, Frankfurt, 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English