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Galina Matjuschkin

Dr Galina Matjuschkin


Galina Matjuschkin is a German qualified lawyer. Based in our Frankfurt office, she advises on finance, banking and financial regulatory matters.



Galina advises investment management companies and international and German banks on various issues in connection with capital markets law and banking regulation. In particular, her practice focuses on prudential supervision, regulatory risks and reporting obligations. In addition, Galina advises domestic and international corporate clients on real estate financing, including add-on finance matters. 

Galina's experience includes advising:

  • US investment managers on proxy voting, short selling and complying with notification requirements under the German Securities Trading Act and Banking Act 
  • International and German banks on investigation process, AML-requirements and MiFID II-related matters
  • a private company on change of control of a HoldCo in a number of European PPPs, including highway projects
  • a private company on insolvency related matters in the light of Covid-19 crisis, in particular self-restructuring under sec. 270b InsO



Galina graduated from the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, she worked as a trainee lawyer, inter alia, at the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and one of the German leading banks in the field of debt and equity capital markets and securities supervision. Galina also holds Ph.D. (Dr. jur.) in debt restructuring law. She wrote her dissertation on “Bondholder Governance under the German Bond Act and Out-of-Court Debt Restructuring”. In addition to her native Russian, she speaks German and English. 

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