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Aderhold Munich appoints two equity partners from within the firm

Munich, 18 January 2018: As of 1 January 2018, Aderhold Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH’s Munich office has appointed Frank Müller, LL.M. and Dr. Matthäus Schindele as new equity partners. Both had already been working with our firm previously. These appointments extend the number of partners among our payment and FinTech specialists and add two established and well-connected lawyers in the industry.

Frank Müller, LL.M. has been advising German and international companies active in the payment and FinTech industry in respect to all issues surrounding banking, banking supervisory, payment transaction and anti-money laundering laws in general since 2008 and for Aderhold’s Munich office since 2014. “Frank Müller is a great adviser and a gifted networker. Thanks to these qualities, he has been able to acquire numerous new contacts as well as new business, particularly abroad. With this, he adds value to the firm in reaching its strategic goal of increased internationalisation,” says Peter Frey, who founded Aderhold’s Munich office together with Dr. Steffen Rapp, Stefan Strobl and Christian Walz in 2007.

As a board member of the European Fintech Alliance (EFA), which represents the strategic interests of the FinTech industry in Europe, Müller has close connections to Brussels and is therefore able to obtain information about regulatory plans at EU-level at an early stage. Additionally, he is the initiator and co-founder of the FinTech Lawyers Network, a group of law firms highly specialised in the payment and FinTech area. “Founding the FinTech Lawyers Network is a logical step to increasing the international reach of our legal advice,” says Frank Müller. Together with Christian Walz, Müller also founded the blog PAYMENT.TECHNOLOGY.LAW. in 2016. This is a forum for lawyers at Aderhold Munich as well as guest authors to consider current topics and trends from a legal perspective through blog entries and podcasts. “PayTechLaw increasingly helps us deepen our profile as a leading payment and FinTech law firm in Germany and to get the attention of potential clients abroad,” says Christian Walz.

Dr. Matthäus Schindele has been advising clients active in the financial services and payment industry for Aderhold Munich since 2009 with regard to issues surrounding banking, banking supervisory, payment transaction and anti-money laundering laws. Together with Dr. Susanne Grohé, who is currently expanding Aderhold’s Berlin office, Dr. Schindele is responsible for human resources and employer branding for Aderhold’s Munich and Berlin office. Additionally, he heads the litigation team at the Munich office and is responsible for the continued development of the personnel in our practice group Payment and FinTech. “Apart from his legal advisory business, Matthäus Schindele has been very motivated and successful in organising the development of our practice group and as such provides a key contribution to the positive development of our Munich office,” says Peter Frey.

Dr. Schindele regularly publishes blog entries on PAYMENT.TECHNOLOGY.LAW. and is the co-author of Ellenberger/Findeisen/Nobbe’s legal commentary on payment transaction law as well as Preuße’s legal commentary on debt securities.

"With their expertise, both Dr. Matthäus Schindele and Frank Müller have been adding value to our office for quite a while,” says Christian Walz. “We are very happy to add two such specialised and well-established experts in the industry to our group of partners and are certain that both will continue to shape the range of advice we can offer to our clients.”

Appointing these equity partners supports Aderhold Munich’s aim to further its role as a leading law firm for the payment and FinTech industry and to actively shape the market environment. For further information see and


The PAYMENT.TECHNOLOGY.LAW. blog is maintained by Aderhold’s Munich office and is used by a team of highly specialised lawyers of Aderhold Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH in Munich to look at current news, trends and industry-relevant topics regarding payment, banking and IT – not only – from a legal perspective. For further information, please visit


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