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Niklas Germayer

Senior Associate

Niklas advises banks and other financial service providers, including FinTechs, as well as unregulated companies on all aspects of financial regulatory law.

He also advises on the digitalisation of banking regulatory law and Sustainable Finance. In particular, Niklas is involved in the development of IT based solutions for the financial industry (RegTech) and was instrumental in developing a regulatory compliance tool, helping clients to meet their regulatory requirements with an efficient solution.

Niklas is also a member of the Markets Innovation Group (MIG), a group of lawyers and developers who are focused on the creation of innovative solutions for clients to meet large scale legal and regulatory challenges.

He is an author in a commentary for the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation.

Published Work

  • Germayer/Becker, (2014) “Spannungsverhältnis zwischen einer Auskunftspflicht beim Verkauf markenrechtsverletzender Produkte im E-Commerce und dem Bankgeheimnis”, CR 2014, 278
  • Germayer/Behrens, (2022) “Europas ESG-Finanzarchitektur steht unter Druck”, Börsen-Zeitung
  • Germayer/Behrens, (2023) “Neue Regeln für Auslandsniederlassungen im Beifang von Basel III”, Interview, Börsen-Zeitung
  • Germayer/Behrens, (2023) “PushTAN-Verfahren auf dem Prüfstand“, Börsen-Zeitung



Germany, 2020, (admitted as Rechtsanwalt)


Second German Law Degree, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, 2020

First German Law Degree, University of Mainz, Germany, 2018

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.