Martin Hüwel

Martin Hüwel

Martin Hüwel

Frankfurt a.M.
T +49 69 27229 12953

Cologne

Lawyer
Partner

Areas of practice

Martin Hüwel has many years' experience advising German and international clients on asset management as well as investment and insurance supervisory law. He advises both providers on structuring, setting up and distributing regulated and non-regulated domestic and foreign funds and other investment products and also institutional investors (including investors regulated under insurance supervisory law or banking supervisory law) on the acquisition of such investment products and on setting up their own investment platforms. A further focus of his work is providing supervisory law advice with regard to banking and financial services that require approval. 

Practices
Vita

Martin Hüwel studied law at the Universities of Bonn (Germany) and Geneva (Switzerland). After being admitted to the German Bar in 2004, he worked for two international law firms in financial services before moving to Luther in 2019. In addition to speaking German, he also speaks English and French. Martin Hüwel is a regular lecturer and author on supervisory law issues. Amongst other things, he is the author of commentaries on provisions of law regarding limited investment partnerships in Baur/Tappen (“Kommentar zum KAGB”, a legal commentary on the German Investment Code).

Honors and distinctions
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2024: Recommendation in the category "Banking and Finance Law - Investment Funds" (first recommendation in 2023, first mention in 2019,  "Martin Hüwel is always my first point of contact when I need an effective and efficient answer to a tricky question regarding German law. His technical knowledge is unparalleled and supported by a wealth of economic insight. It’s rare to find a partner who is talented, commercial and personable – Martin combines all three and stands out from the crowd.")
  • Best Lawyers 2025: Recommendation in "Investment Funds" (first recommendation in 2021) 
  • Best Lawyers 2022: Award "Lawyer of the Year" in "Investment Funds"
Clients

  • Advising market participants with regard to approval procedures/extending approvals under the German Banking Act (KWG) and the German Capital Investment Code (KAGB) (banks, financial service providers and capital management companies).
  • Advising various US and UK managers on outsourcing mandates with German capital management companies (managing German special funds).
  • Advising European and third-country managers on the distribution of investment funds and other investment products in Germany and on a European level.
  • Providing legal advice to an investor regulated by insurance supervisory law on the establishment and ongoing development of a Luxembourg managed account platform for liquid alternative investments (hedge funds, commodities, currency).
  • Advising institutional investors regulated by insurance supervisory law on investments in target investments (legal due diligence, investment supervision law, insurance supervisory law including Solvency II, CRR).
  • Advising German and international asset managers on structuring and establishment, distribution law queries as well as investments of German insurance companies/pension funds and other regulated investors in alternative investment funds (in particular in the areas of renewable energy, debt, infrastructure debt/equity, private equity and real estate)
  • Structuring a loan fund suitable for German (regulated) institutional investors for a German state bank.
  • Advising a pension funds association on the establishment and restructuring of Luxembourg investment platforms and advising on their target investments in international fund structures.
  • Advising various Luxembourg management companies on supervisory law issues relating to the notification and establishment of branches in Germany. 

Publications
Lectures