Martin Hüwel

Martin Hüwel

Martin Hüwel

Frankfurt a.M.
T +49 69 27229 12953



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. 


During school Martin Hüwel spent a year in the USA as part of the parliamentary sponsorship program of the Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundestag) and the US Congress. He studied law at the University of Bonn (Germany) and the University of Geneva (Switzerland).

Following his first state exam he took part in the post graduate course legal issues relating to the European financial market (“Rechtsfragen des europäischen Finanzraums”) at the University of Bonn (Germany) and worked for the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). He completed part of his legal training at an investment company. After being admitted to the German Bar in 2004, he worked for the law firm SJ Berwin LLP in the practice group Financial Services and from 2010 to April 2019 he worked for the law firm Dechert LLP also in the practice group Financial Services.

In addition speaking German, he also speaks English and French. Martin Hüwel regularly holds lectures and publishes articles on supervisory law matters. Amongst other things, he also provided the commentaries in Baur/Tappen (Commentaries to the German Capital Investment Code (KAGB)) regulations regarding investment limited partnerships. 

Honors and distinctions
  • Legal 500

  • 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.