Mathias Raabe focuses his practice on the complementing areas of law that include asset management, investment law, and banking regulatory law and advising on financing transactions. He has advised initiators and promoters of financial products on the appropriate structures for investments, including the creation of investment funds, and on regulatory aspects, such as license requirements, own fund requirements, and questions pertaining to the distribution of financial products. Mathias also has substantial experience in real estate financings relating not only to individual real estate assets but to comprehensive real estate portfolios such as the multibillion dollar acquisition of the IVG office portfolio.
Mathias is active on the lender and the borrower side and has represented credit institutions, fund management companies, asset managers, and professional real estate investors on individual and syndicated financing arrangements (senior and mezzanine). In addition to finance and regulatory matters, Mathias works extensively on insurance law matters relating to the eligibility of financial products for the technical reserves (Sicherungsvermögen) of insurance undertakings. He also advises on a wide range of issues that arise in connection with securitizations of various asset classes.
Mathias began his career in the legal department of a hedge fund and later practiced at an international law firm in Luxembourg.
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- Second State Examination (Hamburg 2003); University College Dublin (LL.M. 2000); University of Constance (First State Examination 1999); Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Erasmus student exchange program, 1997)
- Federal Republic of Germany
Handelsblatt (2020-2022): recognized for "Best Lawyers in Investment Funds"
- German, English, Spanish