Dr. Rolf Kobabe is specialized in asset management and funds. Within this area Dr. Kobabe advises in all relevant supervisory issues, such as questions on the German Capital Investment Act (Kapitalanlaegesetzbuch – KAGB) and AIFMD. In addition, he supports his clients in negotiating and drafting the documentation for the set up of public funds (Publikumsfonds) and special funds (Spezialfonds) of all asset classes. He represents clients in defending against or enforcing claims with regard to failed investments. Furthermore, Dr. Kobabe is focused on banking contracts and agreements, banking supervisory law and financial market supervisory law in every respect. Within this range he lately represents banks and pension funds with regard to the revocation of loan agreements and the settlement thereof.
Dr. Kobabe advises international and national credit institutions (banks), financialservice providers, asset managers, fund administrators, depositaries, issuing houses and insurance companies, as well as capital seeking and capital market oriented SMEs including FinTechs and StartUps.
As an educated banker, Dr. Rolf Kobabe initially worked as Assistant to the Board of Directors for a Hannover-based private bank then operating under the name of Hallbaum, Maier & Co. AG. After receiving his doctorate for a thesis on the laws governing European central banks, he worked from 1998 onwards as a business lawyer with an emphasis on financing transactions for medium-sized companies. Legal 500 mentions Dr. Kobabe in the field of Banking & Finance as "highly rated."
Dr. Kobabe has published numerous books, booklets and papers on matters such as current capital market developments, and is a co-author of the legal commentary on the German Banking Act and CRR ("Kommentar zum Kreditwesengesetz und zur CRR"), 3rd ed. published by Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag in 2015, and the practitioners' guide "Purchase, Sale and Transfer of Companies" ("Kauf, Verkauf und Übertragung von Unternehmen"), published by Lang/Ossola-Haring (2nd Edition 2015).