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Dentons continues to expand Banking and Capital Markets practices with new partner

Michael Huertas

Michael Huertas joins the Frankfurt office, where he will strengthen the Firm’s service offering in financial market supervision and regulation.

Global law firm Dentons is delighted to announce that banking regulatory and structured finance lawyer Michael Huertas will be joining as a partner in the Frankfurt office, effective April 10, 2018. He will strengthen the Banking, Finance and Capital Markets practice areas led by partners Arne Klüwer and Robert Michels.

Michael Huertas advises global banks, financial institutions and alternative investment funds on structured finance, securities lending, complex derivatives, banking regulatory and FinTech matters. In the field of financial market supervision, he specifically focuses on issues relating to the EU’s Banking Union, the Capital Markets Union and other workstreams of the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Supervisory Authority.  He also advises on BREXIT preparatory projects, as well as financial market infrastructure, custody and collateral matters. Mr. Huertas has extensive in-house experience at a major international bank in London and at the ECB. Before joining Dentons, he practiced at two renowned international law firms.

Andreas Ziegenhagen, Germany Managing Partner, said, “With the addition of Michael Huertas to the team, we are pursuing our growth strategy in banking and capital markets as well as with regard to the Frankfurt office.”

Robert Michels, Frankfurt Managing Partner and Co-Head of the Europe Capital Markets practice, added, “I am very pleased that we are expanding our banking supervision capabilities with such a highly-caliber addition to our team which creates clear added value for our clients and our network.”

Arne Klüwer, Head of Banking and Finance in Germany, said, “Michael has a proven track record in advising market participants on compliance and regulatory requirements – mainly in the Eurozone. In the current political background, this is an area we want to strengthen further.”

Michael Huertas commented on his move, “I am delighted to apply to help clients in navigating the opportunities across the Eurozone’s regulatory and monetary policy pressures, to provide pan-EU regulatory and structured finance support on transactional and advisory matters as well as to drive the further development of Dentons’ Banking and Finance and Capital Markets practices in Europe and at a global level. With a strong presence across the EU and beyond, Dentons offers the ideal platform for advising banks, financial institutions, alternative investment funds and FinTech companies on the breadth of forthcoming regulatory challenges.”

Over the past year, Dentons has made significant investments into expanding its banking and capital markets capabilities in Germany. In 2017, Arne Klüwer, Matthias Eggert and Mortimer Berlet joined as partners, and Markus Schrader joined as counsel. The Banking and Finance and Capital Markets teams now include 16 professionals across the Firm’s three offices in Germany.

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