Dr. Diethelm Baumann

Attorney | Partner
Certified Banking and Capital Markets Law Counsel

Location: München

T: +49 89 2778253-0

Dr. Diethelm Baumann
Main focus
  • General commercial law advice with an industry focus on the finance, aerospace and defence industries
  • Advice to FinTechs and finance or payment service providers
  • Virtual Legal Department
  • German
  • English
  • French

2001 – 2022

Weitnauer Rechtsanwälte, Munich, Partner


Certified Banking and Capital Markets Law Counsel

2000 – 2001

Deutsche Bank AG, Corporate Finance Division


Doctorate in Banking and European Law with Prof. Badura

1997 – 2000

Poellath+, Associate

1995 – 1997

Legal clerkship Munich Higher Regional Court

1990 – 1995

Studies LMU Munich + Saarbrücken University

1988 – 1990

Training as a banker, Deutsche Bank AG

Publications (selection)
  • German Investment Code brief commentary, 3rd edition 2021
  • The implementation of the Payment Services Directive 2 – opportunity or risk for financial service providers? GWR 2017
  • The amendment to public procurement law 2016, GWR 2016
  • On the necessity of a Bafin licence for online marketplaces (with Timo Ehmann), deutsche-startups.de, 2015
  • Mobile Payment – New wine in old bottles? GWR 2014, 493
  • Ongoing advice to a consortium of leading aerospace and defence companies in the context of a PPP/PFI project of the German Armed Forces, e.g. in negotiations with the procurement office, with financing banks as well as with international clients
  • Long-standing support of a leading aircraft manufacturer in all aspects of commercial law (also in-house), project financing, corporate housekeeping and litigation.
  • General legal advice to a leading provider of flight simulators and training devices.
  • Advising various companies on the provision of financial services, in particular payment services.
  • Banking and Capital Markets Law Working Group
  • German Bar Association