Expert resume of Marcus van Bevern
Partner, Kantenwein (Munich); Specialist Lawyer for Banking Law and Capital Markets Law; P.R.I.M.E. Finance Expert
Marcus is a member of Kantenwein’s renowned litigation and arbitration practice. He frequently represents domestic and international clients in banking- and capital market-related litigation and arbitration and is regularly appointed as arbitrator.
Marcus started his career as a banker. After his bar-admission in 1998 he worked in the litigation and arbitration department of Linklaters in Munich and Berlin, where he particularly focused on banking and finance litigation and represented numerous financial institutions in complex litigation and arbitration matters.
Prior to joining Kantenwein in 2009, Marcus worked as in-house counsel in an internationally active German finance group and as Head of Transaction Management at Deutsche Pfandbriefbank. During this time, he was also involved in the development of the standard commercial loan agreement for the German market (comparable to the LMA standard) in collaboration with the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (Verband Deutscher Pfandbriefbanken – vdp).
Marcus’ working experience covers the entire range of the banking and capital markets. Regularly, he has been concerned with fundamental decisions and legal questions under German law, e.g. the admissibility of execution-only banking, the permissibility of the sale and transfer of non-performing loans, class actions in the aftermath of the global financial crises and securities and derivatives disputes under the German Framework Agreement (comparable to the ISDA master agreement).
Marcus is a member of several professional associations, including the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) and the academic society for banking law.
Marcus has been frequently recognized for his expertise. Since 2016, he was included in Best Lawyers in Arbitration and Mediation, Bet-the-Company Litigation and Litigation. In 2021, he was named the Best Lawyers® Litigation „Lawyer of the Year“ in Bavaria, Germany. Marcus has also been recommended by Handelsblatt (Germany), Legal 500 and by JUVE.
Marcus received his law degree from Münster University (1995). He speaks German and English.