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Dr. Max Danzmann

Dr. Max Danzmann

Max Danzmann is partner at Vesthaus and a specialised lawyer for banks, financial investors and (tech) entrepreneurs.

He advises primarily on financial transactions and fintech topics. Thereby, his clients can benefit from his entrepreneurial experience with founding start-ups and conceptualizing digital business models.

His expertise in venture capital, asset management, fintech regulation and corporate finance enables his clients not only to find an optimal financing structure, but also to achieve the best possible results in complex negotiation situations.

Prior to co-founding Vesthaus, he was a principal associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Frankfurt. He also gained professional experience at a private equity fund (TPG Sixth Street Partners, London) and a company builder (FinLeap GmbH, Berlin).

For several years, he has regularly published academic papers and lectured at universities.

  • Series A + B and venture debt financing rounds for Berlin-based FinTech.

  • Comprehensive preparation of a BaFin license application for an investment services company.

  • Advising a financial sponsor on an acquisition financing (leveraged buy-out).

  • Structuring of a securitization product for the refinancing of a real estate company.

  • Setting up fund of funds and feeder fund structures as access for private investors to institutional investment content.

  • Advising a pension fund on portfolio investments (e.g., in connection with real estate financings).

  • PhD in economics

  • Legal training 

  • Studies in law and economics as a scholar of the German National Academic Foundation in Erlangen-Nuremberg and Munich

  • The Ins and Outs of Venture Debt Financings. The Journal for International Banking & Regulation, pages 365–374, 2018.

  • Asset Transfers through Blockchain Applications. Journal of International Banking & Financial Law, pages 238–242, 2018.

  • How to Justify Exceeding the ECB’s Leverage Ratio Limit. The Journal for International Banking & Regulation, pages 406–413, 2018.

  • The ECB Guidance on Leveraged Transactions. The Journal for International Banking & Regulation, pages 406–416, 2017.

  • The Impact of the Internet of Things on Loan Financing. Journal of International Banking & Financial Law, pages 403–407, 2017.

  • Unitranche – Debt Funds and Banks as New Finance Partners. Financier Worldwide Magazine, February 2017.

  • Stabilizing the Euro through Sovereign Money? Central Bank Journal of Law and Finance, pages 69–86, January 2016.

  • Final Deposition of Losses through the ECB’s Balance Sheet. European Public Economics, 23(2):365–394, 2017.

  • Why State Currencies Will Not Be Replaced by Cryptocurrencies. Journal of International Banking & Financial Law, pages 272-278, 2019.