I have been involved in banking and financial regulatory work for over 20 years for a wide variety of clients offering their products and services in France. I'm particularly involved in asset management, financial services, insurance products and payment services.
My clients include asset management companies, credit institutions, insurance companies, financial intermediaries and fintech services providers, whom I assist with their establishment in France, their organisation, their relations with the regulatory authorities and the structuring and distribution of their services and products.
I also advise numerous players in areas related to disintermediated finance for innovative players offering banking, insurance or payment services in a digital or decentralised manner, and I've developed a recognised expertise in blockchain and digital assets for financial players or technical services providers.
I regularly participate in the work with the legislator, the supervisory authorities and various professional associations, in the context of the development of French banking and financial regulations.
My practice is ranked in Band 2 in the Chambers "FinTech" Legal guides, in Band 2 "Bank Regulatory" and in Band 4 "Banking and Finance" in Legal 500 EMEA.
I am a member of the AFG (Association Française de la Gestion Financière). I am also a correspondent of ANACOFI (Association Nationale des Conseillers Financiers) and a member of the Legal Committee of ADAN (Association de Défense des Actifs Numériques).
What others say…
Arnaud Grünthaler possesses great knowledge of banking regulations, has good contacts with the regulators, and has excellent knowledge of the technology and fintech sectors. I cannot think of any weaknesses. Arnaud’s advice is always sound and practical, and he takes into account many different factors and variables. He is also extremely reactive and reliable
He has the capacity to think in terms of finance, not just on the technical side
Arnaud Grünthaler performs his mission with the highest standard of seriousness. He is one of the few experts in this field, this is precious.
Very professional and rigorous work. Very precise.