Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Uwe H. Schneider

Of Counsel

Prof. Uwe H. Schneider is one of the leading experts in corporate and banking and capital markets law, corporate governance, compliance and director’s liability.

Prof. Schneider provides advice in shareholder conflicts and liability matters prior to potential court trials or litigation. He designs, implements and evaluates compliance systems and frequently acts as an expert or mediator in corporate and capital markets matters, including in compliance matters, mandatory disclosure pursuant to capital markets law and professional liability.

Prof. Schneider is co-editor and author of numerous highly regarded and widely circulated commentaries and handbooks, as well as approx. 350 academic articles.


  • 2014–present Commissioner for Corporate Governance at the KfW-Group
  • 2010–present Of Counsel, Schmitz & Partner Rechtsanwälte
  • 2009–present Commissioner for Corporate Governance at the German Federal Bank
  • 1976–present Head of the “Institut für deutsches und internationales Recht des Spar-, Giro- und Kreditwesens an der Universität Mainz“ (Department for German and International law on Banking and Finance at the University of Mainz)