David Schmid

German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt), Allen & Overy LLP
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Dr David Schmid has been practising as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) in Allen & Overy's Frankfurt office since 2013. His work focuses primarily on the field of internal investigations. In particular, he regularly advises on large-scale, cross-border internal investigations being conducted at corporates and financial institutions, both with respect to ongoing proceedings instigated by regulators or other authorities and in preventative internal investigations. His expertise in particular covers investigations relating to breaches of compliance regulations, tax-specific issues (eg, cum-ex and similar transaction structures) or matters related to antitrust law, including associated aspects of white-collar crime, such as money laundering, breach of trust, fraud, bribery and corruption in business transactions – a subject he addressed in his dissertation. David was able to broaden his experience in the context of internal investigations through a secondment to the regulatory enforcement team of a major international financial institution.

Further, David advises on national and cross-border disputes before public courts. In this context, the focus of his work lies on disputes following internal investigations as well as on financial services litigation. He regularly acts on behalf of major financial institutions and electronic payment service providers in such disputes and litigation matters and also has extensive experience in disputes concerning equity substitution law, including in constellations involving restructuring.

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