Martin Hüwel

Martin Hüwel

Martin Hüwel

Frankfurt a.M.
T +49 69 27229 12953

T +49 221 9937 0


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. 


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
  • Best Lawyers (2023): Award as "Lawyer of the Year" in "Investments Funds"
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2022): Named in the area of investment funds ('Martin Hüwel is characterised by a high level of expertise, commitment and flexibility in advising on, among other things, complex investment products (Luxembourg/Germany) as well as regulatory issues. Mr Hüwel always seeks practicable solutions in the client's interest and does not raise unnecessary problems'. 'Martin Hüwel has excellent specialist knowledge and consistently delivers very good work results.' 'We appreciate the cooperation with Mr. Martin Hüwel very much. In addition to a high level of professional competence, he is characterised in particular by a pragmatic, solution-oriented and efficient way of working. This regularly leads to a very good exchange and successful results.')
  • Best Lawyers (2022): Award as "Lawyer of the Year" in "Investments Funds"
  • Best Lawyers (2021): Award in "Investments Funds"

  • 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.