Dr. Mark Odenbach

Dr. Mark Odenbach


Practice areas:

  • Banking & capital markets (securities) law, in particular in connection with traditional and structured debt financings (loans, bonds, factoring, asset securitisation, real estate finance) and with the related derivatives pursuant to ISDA or Deutscher Rahmenvertrag; blockchain based and other forms of electronic finance; financial regulation (Banking Act (Kreditwesengesetz), Payment Services Supervision Act (Zahlungsdiensteaufsichtsgesetz), Capital Investment Code (Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch)
  • Real estate law (also real estate M&A)
  • Commercial and corporate law, in particular in connection with market entry and distribution endeavours – nationally and internationally – and joint ventures (equity and contractual)
  • Cross-border structures and matters: Conflict of laws, English law (usually in cooperation with English law firms), Spanish real estate and tax law (usually in cooperation with Spanish law firms); international taxation aspects of international transactions and matters. 
  • Legal and tax management: Outsourced German/European legal and/or tax department services. Orchestrating the work (to be) done by German and European lawyers and tax advisors. 


  • Associate and partner in globally leading law firms: Shearman & Sterling, New York; Sidley Austin, London; Baker & McKenzie, Frankfurt/Main
  • Partner with Frankfurt boutique law firm Nordhues & Cie., which was at the time specialising in (i) the structuring  and documentation of commercial mortgage loans – securitisable through Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS) and (ii) real estate transactions
  • Banker (Structured Debt Finance) in der City of London
  • Study of English law (Queen Mary University of London, BPP Law School) – Solicitors Qualifying Examination and admission as an English solicitor
  • Employee in a globally active auditing and tax consulting firm and many years of co-operation with medium-sized auditing and tax consulting firm
  • Working in German-Spanish law firms
  • Master of International Taxation (Universität Hamburg)
  • Doctor juris (University of Hamburg)
  • Harvard Law School – Program on Negotiation
  • Scholarship from German Academic Exchange Service: Studies at Universidad Complutense de Madrid; subsequently successfully completing admission to the Spanish bar
  • Law studies, Christian-Albrecht-Universität zu Kiel

Memberships (excerpt):

  • Berlin Bar Association
  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • Shearman & Sterling Alumni Network
  • Sidley & Austin Alumni Network
  • British-German Lawyers’ Association
  • Madrid Bar Association (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid)
  • Renewable Energies Hamburg
  • Global Law Experts Network
  • German-Spanish Lawyers’ Association

Working languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German (mother tongue)

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