Renate Prinz - McDermott Will & Emery


Renate Prinz advises national and international banks and financial service providers, investors as well as industrial companies in all areas of corporate law, M&A and banking supervisory law. She has many years of experience in advising strategic corporate law issues and group structuring, also on the interface with financial regulatory implications in all areas of national and EU financial supervisory law. One of her main areas of expertise is M&A transactions in the regulated sector as well as licensing requirements, in particular for new business models in the financial sector. In addition to traditional banking supervision, she also advises on payment services and crypto securities regulation. She has extensive experience in advising clients in the public sector as well as in the retail sector on corporate and regulatory issues.

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Renate advised:

  • MEC (a Metro ECE Joint Venture) on financial regulatory issues
  • A DAX40 company on financial regulatory matters (Payment Services)
  • Atruvia AG on the acquisition and merger of Verimi and YES (ident & ID wallet service provider)
  • Giropay on financial regulatory matters in connection with the sale of giropay to paydirekt
  • GALERIA Karstadt Kaufhof on the implementation of the protective shield proceedings and on ongoing corporate law issues
  • GALERIA Kaufhof and Karstadt Warenhaus when they merged to become today’s GALERIA Karstadt Kaufhof
  • VC investor in the public sector when investing in VC funds


  • German Association of Female Lawyers
  • Frauen in die Aufsichtsräte (FidAR) e.V.
  • Working Moms Düsseldorf e.V. (Chairwoman)


Higher Regional Court Cologne, Second State Exam, 2012
University of Münster, First State Exam, 2009
University of Münster, FFA, French Law, 2006