Marco Zingler specialises in banking regulatory and investment law. He has many years of experience in advising national and international credit institutions, financial services institutions, and investment firms as well as payment institutions, electronic money institutions, and insurance companies on civil law and regulatory issues. In addition, he comprehensively advises capital management companies, investment fund managers, asset managers, and custodians on supervisory law, and also on the eligibility of assets. 

Furthermore, he provides advice on the establishment and structuring of investment funds and to investors (such as insurance companies, pension funds, and pension schemes). In addition, he advises on outsourcing matters, general compliance and distribution issues (including duty of care and organisational requirements), and capital requirements. His practice extends to restructuring and regulatory issues in regulated company transactions (such as infrastructure, real estate, debt, private equity, and venture capital). He also advises on the establishment of regulated entities and license extensions, particularly in the areas of new products, FinTech, and digital/crypto assets. His practice additionally covers ESG issues with a focus on the above areas (SFDR/Taxonomy). 

Marco Zingler not only has many years of experience in banking supervisory and investment law, but also has relevant in-house experience due to secondments and holds a diploma with the fiscal authorities in Germany (Dipl.-Finanzwirt (FH)). He is a regular speaker at seminars and events as well as a lecturer on banking and capital markets law at the University of Krems (Austria). In addition, Marco Zingler regularly publishes articles on various topics in his field of expertise; among other things, he is an author in several leading investment law commentaries. 

  • Advised an international investment group on the acquisition and integration of an international asset management division of a bank 
  • Advised a German bank on the acquisition of a brokerage house 
  • Advised an international real estate fund with regulated German investors in the context of a forward deal 
  • Advised a German KVG on the acquisition of a large real estate rental portfolio 
  • Advised a German KVG on the acquisition of a very large real estate portfolio in the context of a so-called unit deal 
  • Advised two banks on the sale of their respective depositary function 

Marco Zingler studied at the University of Bielefeld, the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, and completed his legal traineeship (Referendariat) in Düsseldorf, working for an international commercial law firm during this time. Prior to this, he did his military service in Schleswig-Holstein, completed his training with the fiscal authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia and graduated with a diploma (Dipl.-Finanzwirt (FH)). Marco Zingler was admitted to the German Bar (als Rechtsanwalt zugelassen) in 2005. 

Marco Zingler began his professional career at an international commercial law firm in the field of taxation, located in Frankfurt am Main, and later worked in regulatory law at other international commercial law firms. In addition, he completed various in-house secondments at capital management companies and a depositary, as well as a foreign secondment in the United Kingdom during this time. Marco Zingler joined Addleshaw Goddard in April 2023 and is dedicated to the successful development and expansion of Addleshaw Goddard's regulatory practice in Germany. 

  • English
  • German
  • Commentary: Emde / Dornseifer / Dreibus, KAGB; Infrastructure Funds 
  • Commentary: Baur / Tappen / Mehrkhah / Behme (eds.), Investment Laws; funds of hedge funds, hedge funds, open-ended domestic special AIF with fixed investment conditions 
  • Article (co-author): Regulatory and real estate transfer tax aspects of unit deals in real estate investment funds 
Professional Memberships
  • Frankfurt Bar Association (Rechtsanwaltskammer), Germany 
  • Law Society of Scotland 
  • The Law Society of England and Wales 
Training Delivered
  • Lecture, University of Krems (Austria): Lecture Banking and Capital Markets Law 
  • Lecture, Academy Heidelberg: Sustainable Finance and ESG-Compliance 
Year Qualified
  • 2005