Dr. Mark Odenbach

Dr. Mark Odenbach

Practice areas:

  • Banking & capital markets (securities) law, in particular traditional and structured debt financing (loans, bonds, factoring, asset securitisation) as well as the related derivatives pursuant to ISDA Deutsche Rahmenvertrag
  • Financial market regulations (Banking Act (Kreditwesengesetz), Payment Services Supervision Act (Zahlungsdiensteaufsichtsgesetz), Capital Investment Code (Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch))
  • Real estate law (also real estate M&A)
  • Commercial § corporate law, in particular legal arrangements for market entry and distribution – nationally and internationally – as well as joint ventures (joint ventures and contractual joint ventures)
  • Cross-border structures and matters: International taxation, 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)


  • Associate and partner in globally leading law firms: Shearman & Sterling, New York; Sidley Austin, London; Baker & McKenzie, Frankfurt/Main
  • 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 cooperation with medium-sized auditing and tax consulting firm
  • Working in German-Spanish law firms
  • Master of International Taxation (Universität Hamburg)
  • Doctorate as Dr. jur. (University of Hamburg)
  • Harvard Law School – Program on Negotiation
  • Scholarship from the 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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