Lasse Winzer is an associate in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins’ Frankfurt office and advises national and international clients on both transactional and financial regulatory matters.

Mr. Winzer advises on regulatory, compliance, and transactional issues in connection with banking law, banking regulation, and capital markets regulation. As a member of the Financial Institutions Group, he advises national and international clients on:

  • Prudential supervision of banks and investment firms (including CRR/CRD V)
  • Securities related compliance (including MAR, MiFID/MiFID II)
  • M&A in the financial sector
  • Corporate governance and remuneration systems
  • Fintech innovations and ICOs
  • Regulatory enforcement and investigations
  • AML requirements

Prior to joining Latham as an associate, Mr. Winzer worked as a law clerk in Latham’s Corporate Department in Frankfurt and Madrid.

Mr. Winzer’s experience includes advising:

  • A global crypto trading platform on the establishment of German business operations
  • A global social trading platform operator on the establishment of German business operations
  • A global investment banking boutique on license application to provide financial services in Germany
  • A strategic investor on the acquisition of a German payment service provider (including representation vis-a-vis the BaFin in regulatory change of control approval process)
  • A strategic investor on the proposed acquisition of a German debt collection service provider 
  • A shareholder of a German leasing company on regulatory matters
  • A shareholder of a German bank on regulatory matters
  • A leading global investment bank on regulatory license requirements in connection with Private Capital Markets business activities
  • A German licensed Fintech on regulatory remuneration rules

Bar Qualification

  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)

Education

  • Second German State Exam, Higher Regional Court Frankfurt, 2021
  • First German State Exam, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, 2019

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English