Dr Robert Oppenheim is one of the leading lawyers in capital markets law for digital business models. He advises FinTechs, startups and "traditional" financial service providers or credit institutions on regulatory issues for often innovative financial products or digital distribution channels.

Robert advises our clients from the financial services sector on all capital markets law issues. This includes approval procedures with BaFin for the provision of financial services (KWG, WpIG, KAGB) as well as prospectus approval procedures or permission procedures e.g. securities information sheets also for blockchain-based investment products. He provided legal support, inter alia, for the first securities prospectus for a security token approved by BaFin in Germany. Robert also provided legal support for the first crypto security under the eWpG.

His other areas of focus include crowdfunding, crowddonating, robo advisors and distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain technology.

Robert is author, among others, of the legal handbook Robo Advice, published by Linardatos at C.H.BECK. 

Osborne Clarke is once again one of the “Most Renowned Law Firms for Banking and Finance Law” in 2023 according to WirtschaftsWoche. In addition, the business magazine awarded Robert as TOP lawyer 2023 for banking and finance law.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

Digitisation is both an opportunity and a challenge for the financial industry. Worldwide, there are more people than ever before who use the internet and a cell phone. Customer contact no longer takes place (exclusively) in the bank branch, but online. This also means that investing in investment products or applying for a loan should be possible digitally (usually even via app), and often in just a few steps. My advice therefore not only relates to the legal requirements of such digital sales channels, but also to the so-called customer journey.

In this context, blockchain technology enables new innovative investment products. The legislator has also recognized this innovative power and created the Electronic Securities Act (eWpG) and for the first time also legally anchored the issuance of crypto securities and crypto fund units. I support clients in keeping track of these rapid legal and technological changes.

Expert article in the "Zeitschrift für Bankrecht und Bankwirtschaft"

(German only) "Die elektronische Aktie nach dem Zukunftsfinanzierungsgesetz – Eine neue Form der Begebung von Aktien" – Susanne Kühlthau / Dr. Robert Oppenheim / Philip Förster / Sascha Nicolai Grimm, ZBB 2024, 108-122. Read the article here in German (subject to charge).

Deutsche Anlagen-Leasing (DAL)

Osborne Clarke is advising Deutsche Anlagen-Leasing (DAL) on the project financing for the construction of two solar parks in Spain by its client Blue Elephant Energy (BEE). Read more here.


EU crowdfunding permission: Zinsbaustein obtains licence as EU crowdfunding service provider with Osborne Clarke. Read more here.

Klima Energy Transition Fund

Osborne Clarke advises Klima Energy Transition Fund on Series B financing round of digital energy trading platform Enmacc, read more


Dr Robert Oppenheim and Eric Romba of Osborne Clarke advise Upvest on securities trading bank licences, read more


Osborne Clarke advises HANSAINVEST on implementation of special AIF for crypto assets investments

Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe

Osborne Clarke advises Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe on licensing of crypto capital management company, read more

Upvest GmbH

Application for a permit for crypto custody 

Bankhaus von der Heydt GmbH & Co. KG

Legal support of various business models for platforms for the acquisition of crypto assets in the context of the financial commission as well as the implementation of a stablecoin project 

Nuri GmbH

Advising on the development of a decentralized finance model (DeFi) based on Bitcoin in cooperation with the crypto lender Celsius