GSK Stockmann reinforces its banking and capital markets team with a renowned expert. Okko Hendrik Behrends (54) will be joining the GSK Stockmann Frankfurt office as equity partner on 1 November 2019.
Okko Hendrik Behrends advises banks, companies and institutional investors on banking and capital market law for transactions and regulatory issues, litigation and internal investigations.
Since the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism were established, Mr Behrends has focused in particular on representing banks and their shareholders before the European Central Bank and the Single Resolution Board. This also included representation in numerous proceedings before the General Court (EGC) and the European Court of Justice.
In addition, Okko Hendrik Behrends is very active in advising companies and banks on capital market-related financing transactions and has long-standing expertise in the field of structured financing. On 1 November 2019, Mr Behrends will be coming to GSK Stockmann from DLA Piper.
“We are delighted to have Okko Hendrik Behrends, a proven capital market and financing expert, joining our firm,” said Stefan Koser, Partner for financing law at GSK Stockmann in Frankfurt. “Mr Behrends will be a significant reinforcement of our capital market law team at the central location of Frankfurt am Main. With his special expertise in European banking supervisory law, Mr Behrends is also an excellent addition to our already broad range of regulatory advisory services,” added Robert Kramer, Partner and Head of the banking law group at GSK Stockmann.
Regarding the future cooperation, Okko Hendrik Behrends said, “I have known and respected the colleagues at GSK Stockmann for many years and I am looking forward to working with them. GSK Stockmann is a leading name when it comes to superior advice in the field of banking and capital market law. Not least because of its office in Luxembourg, GSK Stockmann is also an ideal platform for my practice in the field of European supervisory law and liquidation regulation.”
As Okko Hendrik Behrends joins GSK Stockmann, the firm’s banking and capital markets team now comprises 48 lawyers.
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