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Dr Hendrik Müller-Lankow

Hendrik Müller-Lankow is the founder of Kronsteyn and focuses on advising banks, securities institutions, market operators and fund initiators on all matters relating to financial supervision, investment and money laundering law. He assists institutions in the implementation and adaptation of business models, including the assessment of German legal issues, the drafting of general terms and conditions and other documents for consumers, the interaction with the supervisory authority including licensing procedures, the drafting and negotiation of contracts relevant under German supervisory law and the drafting of sales documents for AIFs and asset investments. As a compliance advisor, he also offers the drafting and review of compliance documents such as manuals, remuneration guidelines, onboarding documents, etc. and reviews the legally compliant implementation of regulatory obligations, e.g. transaction notifications.

Fields of Competence

  • Financial supervisory law

  • Banking and payment services law

  • Custody law

  • Investment fund and investment distribution law

  • Anti money laundering law


  • Founded Kronsteyn in 2018

  • Admitted to the bar by the Frankfurt Bar Association since 2015 and working for a leading US top-tier law firm with a focus on tax, capital markets and regulatory law.

  • Law studies: Eberhard Karls University Tübingen (Ref. jur.), University College London (LL. M.), Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Dr. jur.) and studies of economics at the FernUniversität in Hagen (B. Sc.)

Selected publications

  • Commentary on §§ 26b and 26c German Stock Exchange Act (together with Prof Dr Christoph Kumpan), in: Eberhard Schwark / Daniel Zimmer (eds.), Kapitalmarktrechts-Kommentar, 5th ed., München (C.H. Beck) 2020

  • The Multilateral Single-dealer System – An Oxymoron under MiFID II? (together with Prof Dr Christoph Kumpan), in: Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation 34 (2019), issue 9, pp. 301-310

  • Market-Making: Eine aufsichtsrechtliche Analyse des Market-Makings im Rahmen multilateraler und bilateraler Systeme, Baden-Baden (Nomos) 2018

  • Abgrenzung des Eigenhandels durch Market-Maker vom Eigengeschäft durch sonstige Liquiditätsgeber in: Wertpapier-Mitteilungen (WM) 2017, pp. 2335-2345

  • Ein-Market-Maker-Systeme in der neuen Kapitalmarktregulierung – Abgrenzung zwischen multilateralen und bilateralen Systemen (together with Prof Dr Christoph Kumpan), in: Wertpapier-Mitteilungen (WM) 2017, pp. 1777-1786

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