Global law firm Dentons has appointed Holger Schelling as a new partner in its Frankfurt office as it seeks to strengthen its banking and finance practice by growing its financial institutions regulatory team.

Prior to joining the firm, Schelling spent just under three years as counsel at Mayer Brown. His previous experience includes an in-house role at DZ Bank and eight years as a senior associate at Clifford Chance.

Commenting on his appointment, Schelling says: “Dentons’ global platform and the firm’s special focus on new technologies will provide an ideal basis for advising my clients.”

At Dentons, Schelling will draw upon his experience in advising banks and financial service providers on banking and securities regulation as well as on legal aspects of derivatives. He will also advise fintech companies on payment services and blockchain and distributed ledger technology.

Andreas Ziegenhagen, Germany managing partner at Dentons, says: “The recruitment of Holger Schelling helps us pursue two strategic goals: firstly to address the increasing client demand for professional advice in a highly-challenging, regulated market; and secondly, to boost our banking and finance and capital markets teams in Frankfurt, in line with our growth strategy.”