Mayer Brown is pleased to announce that Alexander Behrens has joined the Banking & Finance practice as a partner. Mr. Behrens, who will base his practice in Frankfurt, comes to Mayer Brown from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was a financial services specialist.
Mr. Behrens advises clients, which include German and international banks and financial services providers, on a wide range of issues in the financial services area, as well as banking regulatory matters. He has experience in own-funds issues, European Central Bank-related questions, recovery and resolution planning projects, risk management and compliance matters, remuneration issues and Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II. Furthermore, he advises on financial institutions groups IG M&A mandates and NPL deals, and he has experience in conducting internal investigations in the finance sector.
“Adding Alexander to our Frankfurt office is a critical component of the growth strategy we are pursuing for Mayer Brown in Germany,” said Guido Zeppenfeld, the managing partner in Germany. “Alexander strengthens our integrated banking and financial market capabilities, which is one of Mayer Brown’s core competencies globally and in Germany.”
Jochen Seitz, leader of the Banking & Finance practice in Germany, added, “Alexander significantly enhances our banking regulatory capabilities.”
“Due to its strong relationships with major German and international banks, Mayer Brown offers an ideal platform to further expand my practice,” said Mr. Behrens. “The firm’s regulatory experience not only in Europe, but also in Asia and especially in the US, makes Mayer Brown one of the few law firms to provide first-hand integrated regulatory advice on a global scale.”