Investor protection

Investor Protection Law Firm Germany

Investor Protection Lawyer – The topic of investor protection in Europe is becoming increasingly important in our modern times. More and more often investors have to realize that their investments do not develop as promised or are lost completely.

Not rarely investors fall even cheats to the victim and turn to an lawyer in the investor protection right. But how is it around the investor protection in Europe really ordered? And who represents their interests apart from a lawyer in the case of dispute?

Investor Protection Lawyer – Laws Should Protect Investors

Investor Protection Lawyer – Well, the legal protection of investors begins before the completion of your investment. No matter whether you want to invest in a real estate fund, a ship fund or in shares: If this investment is recommended to you by a mediator or banks, this must advise you comprehensively and clear up over all risks.

The investor must be able to understand all aspects of such an investment. The mediator must consider in its consultation in particular also the personal situation of the investor.

“Anyone who has relied on investment tips from his banker or broker and later incurs losses needs competent advice on investor protection.”

Lawyer Wolfgang Herfurtner

If you are looking for a conservative investment for retirement provision, the broker is naturally not allowed to recommend highly speculative share trading. If the broker himself benefits from his recommendation, e.g. by receiving a commission on conclusion of the recommended investment, he must also disclose this.

Only so the investor can recognize the self-interest of the mediator and consider this circumstance with his decision making.

The legislator and the iurisdiction created a multiplicity at protection mechanisms in the investor protection, in order to prevent that investors receive products obtained, which do not correspond at all to their personal needs.

Investors should also be made clearly aware of the potential risk of an investment. However, it is not only your advisor who has to fulfil these investor protection obligations.

Investors must also have the opportunity to obtain written information. For many forms of investment it is therefore even obligatory to inform potential investors in advance about risks and many other details by means of comprehensive prospectuses.

Investor Protection in Germany – Authorities Monitor Financial Service Providers

In the area of investor protection in Germany, the legislator has also ensured that not everyone can simply become active in the financial services sector. In many cases this requires a licence.

With this, the financial services provider submits to further laws which are intended to protect the consumer. In Germany, compliance with these investor protection laws is monitored by special authorities such as the BaFin (Federal Financial Supervisory Authority).

Anyone who violates the applicable laws risks losing their license. The BaFin is emphatically close to its citizens. Complaints from private individuals can be forwarded directly to the authorities. If the authority then has a well-founded suspicion that a financial service provider has not complied with the rules, BaFin will initiate appropriate investigations.

Incidentally, the same applies if financial services are offered without a licence. The delinquents are then threatened with fines in the millions for the protection of investors.

Consumer Centres Can Help

Of course, it happens regularly that providers of financial services do not play by the rules. Often it is only minor misdemeanours that put individual investors at a slight disadvantage.

There is then little incentive for investors to enforce their rights on principle. And it is precisely large companies that benefit from this – investor protection suffers.

Because even a minor offence that only gives the company a manageable financial advantage pays off at the latest when it is repeated ten thousand times with impunity. If such behaviour becomes public, it is often the consumer centres that take even the smallest offences to the highest courts in order to prevent systematic discrimination against consumers and thus also against many investors.

In Case of Doubt: Contact an Investor Protection Lawyer!

Despite the many protective mechanisms designed to create the greatest possible transparency for investors in the run-up to their investment, it still happens time and again that investors lose their savings.

It is not uncommon for it to turn out that legal requirements have been violated in the course of investor protection advice or in the further course of the investment.

The list of possible breaches of duty has long since become far too extensive for the aggrieved investors themselves to be able to make a reliable assessment.

Investor Protection Banks

If there is any suspicion that your intermediary, bank or investment company may have acted unlawfully, you should always seek legal advice.

Only a lawyer with the relevant experience in banking and capital market law can provide you with a reliable assessment in investor protection with regard to your possible claims.

But even before you have suffered financial damage, it may be worthwhile to seek legal advice on investor protection. In particular investors who have acquired shares in companies (limited partners) should not fulfil every claim of the company without verification – because these claims are often unjustified. Effective investor protection should not be left also in the later process of your investment from the eyes.

Conclusion and Indications

It can therefore be stated at first that the legal situation of investor protection in Europe is quite investor-friendly. There are many ways to ensure that investors have all the relevant information at their disposal before they make their investment and that they are informed in detail about existing risks.

Special authorities monitor the behaviour of financial service providers and intervene if necessary if there are breaches of the law in the area of investor protection.

However, all these protective mechanisms are only beneficial for the individual aggrieved investor if he can effectively enforce his claims. To this end, investors should place their case in the hands of an experienced lawyer.

The lawyers of the law firm Herfurtner examine your documents in advance and prepare an individual offer for the enforcement of your rights as an investor.

Investor Protection Issues

Investor protection – A
Alpha Patent Fund
Stock corporation law and banking law
Equity funds
Equity fund Union Investment
Stock Bond
Accessio AG
ACI Alternative Capital Invest Dubai Fund
Share Power AG
Aktona shipping investment
ALAG Auto Mobil GmbH & Co. KG
Alpha Patentfonds 3 GmbH & Co. KG
Aquis Fund
Atlas Fund
Actions for rescission
Investment fraud
Investor advocate
Investor rights – Investor protection
Argentine government bonds
Foreign securities
Alpari UK
Allianz Flexi Immo
Albis Capital / Albis Finance
Pension provision
Investment advice
Investor and object-oriented advice
Bond creditor with bicycle manufacturer Mifa
Albis Capital AG & Co. KG
Albis Finance AG
ApolloProScreen GmbH & Co. Film production KG i. L.
Apollo Media
Asian Bamboo
Atlantic Fund
AXA Immoselect
AGP Advisor Global Partners Fund

Investor protection – B
Badenia Building Society
Banking law
BAG Bank Stock Corporation
Processing fees
Bonnfinanz AG
Beluga Shipping
BHW Bank
Stock exchange futures
BAC Berlin Atlantic Capital
Boll Media Fund
Stock Exchange Law
Association of German Trustee Foundations
British lives
Brokers IG Markets
BWF Foundation

Investor protection – C
Captura GmbH
China Shares
Charisma property management
Container funds
CMC Markets
Capital Sachwert Alliance AG & Co KG
CSA Beteiligungsfonds 4 AG & Co KG
CFD and Forex Provider
CFD Funds 165
Clerical Medical Investment Group Ltd.
corporate governance
Concept 1
Cinerenta Film Fund
CS Euroreal
Clerical Medical Investment Group Limited – CMI
cross currency swap
Cumulus Funds
Caviar Creator

Investor protection – D
DG Funds
DCM yield fund
Debi Select Fund
Deka-UmweltInvest CF
DM Beteiligungen AG
DKB – German Credit Bank
German PET AG
Direct banks
DOBA funds
DEGI EUROPA – Fund Custody Bank GmbH
DB ImmoFlex property fund (DWS Fund)
Dr. Peter’s ship fund
Dr Gerlich Fund
Deltoton AG
DJE Real Estate
Tri-country fund
DSK Leasing
DS Return Fund

Investor protection – E
EECH European Energy Consult Holding AG
Issuing house Wölbern Invest
Embdena Partnership Ltd.
First Euro value
renewable energy funds
Euro Suisse Plus AG

Investor protection – F
Falk Funds
False advice
Incorrect investment advice
Aircraft fund
Fund closures
Financial futures
Film Fund
Festical Film Capital Treuhand GmbH & Co. KG
Frankonia Group
Fundus Fund
Funds Debi Select flex
Futura Funds
Forward Loan
Fundus Fund
future business
Foreign currency loan / foreign currency loan

Investor protection – G
Garbe Logimac AG
Profit participation rights / profit participation certificates
Shareholder liability
Shareholders’ meeting
Company Law
Participation right
Profit participation certificates
Grey capital market
Garbe Logimac Funds
Green Planet Inc.
Grüezi Real Estate AG
Land charge
Real estate housing fund
closed property funds
closed-end funds

Investor protection – H
HCI Capital Shipping Select
hedge funds
Hypo Real Estate Holding AG
Holland Fund
Hannover Leasing Fund

Investor protection – I
Real estate group S&K
Real estate financing
Real estate fund
Real Estate Law
IMRO Residential and commercial property development company mbH
Investment funds
Investment Club
Bearer bonds
Infinus AG
IVG Immobilien AG
IFK Material assets

Investor protection – K
Kanam Grundinvest Fonds
Investment law
Capital Market Law
Investment fraud
Endowment insurance
Small Investor Protection Act
King & Cie.
KS Index real estate funds
German Banking Act (KWG)
Conzepta Grundstücksgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Limited partnership participation

Investor protection – L
LBB Invest Stratego Reason
Life Performance Ltd
life trust fund
Lehman Brothers
object to life insurance
Life insurance funds
Lloyd Funds Ltd.
Lease First GmbH & Co. KG
life forestry
Lease Trend AG
Logis Fund

Investor protection – M
MACRON Film and Media Fund
Marketing Terminal GmbH
Dunning notice
Media Fund
Mittelstandsfonds / Mittelstandsbonds
Montranus Media Fund
Morgan Stanley P2 Value
MS Germany
MIG Funds
Multi Advisor Fund
Medico / Building Fund
MPC Capital
MCM Capital
MCM Magdeburg
More Capital Limited

Investor protection – N
“Margin call on Swiss franc loans
Subordinated loans
N1 Film Fund
Neitzel & Cie
new capital investment

Investor protection – O
Open-ended real estate funds: anam US-Grundinvest, DEGI Europa, P2 Value (US bank Morgan Stanley), SEB ImmoInvest, CS Euroreal, Axa Immoselect, DEGI International
Oil Fund

Investor protection – P
Patent Fund
PartnerFonds AG
Patriarchal loans
PanAsiaTradingPartners / Pan Asia Trading Partners
ParkParticleResearch / Particle Research
Premium Management Real Estate
Prospectus liability
Prokon participation certificate holders
Prosavus AG
P&P Investment Company
Proven Oil Canada
PROKON Regenerative Energies GmbH
private equity funds
Prime Select AG

Investor protection – Q
Quantum Life AG
Oil Fund

Bond funds
Pension models
Risky pension provision
Recovery of dividends
Commodity funds
Reef Capital Advisors

Tangible asset fund
class action lawsuit
Sali iInvest
Scala contracts
Saxo Bank
Santander SEB Capital Protected
Screenland Movieworld Investitions GmbH & Co.KG
Swiss Franc Loan – CHF Loan
Ship funds
Shipping investment
Schäfer Köller – S&K
Snow GroupSelect Investment Bonds
SEB Immoinvest
SEB ImmoPortfolio Target Return Fund
Security compact pension (SKR)
Signum Group of Companies
Scrap real estate
Government Bonds
SIP Grundbesitz und Anlagen AG
self-made capital investment fund
Voting cards (issue/fees)
dormant holding
Solar Millennium
SHB Innovative Fondskonzepte GmbH
SHB Fund
Securenta Inc.
SHB Fund
SWAP business
Tax savings scheme

Telecom procedures
Telephone fraud
Total loss
Engine Fund
TMW Immobilien World Fund

UBS 3 Real Estate Sector
Conversion right
Environmental Fund
US class action lawsuits
US life insurance – Massachussets Mutal Life Insurance Co.
UniImmo Global
Company participation

Via Nova Real Estate GmbH
Consumer advice centre Hamburg
Asset management
Asset management contracts
Loss participation
Early repayment fee
Early repayment fee
pre-market stocks
VIP Media Fund
V+ Fund
VW scandal

Convertible Bond
Securities lending transactions
Soft costs
Wealth Cap /wealthcap
Revocation of credit agreement / loan agreement
Life insurance contradiction
Wind farm
Wind power funds
Economic crime
Business Law
Economic Service DWS
WBG Leipzig
World Media Fund
Arching Invest

Certificate / Certificates
Interest rate swap
Secondary market ship funds

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