Martin Krause

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Martin Krause

Martin Krause



Dr Martin Krause is an asset management and financial markets regulatory lawyer based in Frankfurt. He has specialised in fund formation of open- and closed-end funds, in particular real estate and other alternative asset classes, as well as regulatory advice pertaining to buy-side and sell-side market participants.

Martin's clients include international investment banks, asset and fund managers, marketing and distribution channels and other financial services providers as well as insurers (Solvency II) and other institutional investors.

Martin joined the Frankfurt practice as a partner in 2008. He is qualified as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) and tax advisor (Steuerberater) and holds a German MBA (Dipl.-Kfm.).

Professional experience

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  • Rechtsanwalt, Steuerberater
  • Fund due diligence for institutional investors
  • Fund formation including structuring and documentation
  • Regulatory advice for downstream business including, in particular, real estate acquisitions and disposals by funds
  • Distribution and marketing of fund units
  • Outsourcing and asset management agreements
  • Individual asset management including, in particular, financial portfolio management
  • Advising a financial enterprises group on the establishment of a holding exempted from the AIFMD
  • Advising an investment bank on the use of asset backed securities exempted from the AIFMD
  • Advising a tourism enterprise on the collective marketing of properties outside the AIFMD
  • Beckmann/Scholtz, Investment: Contributor for various provisions of the German Capital Investment Act
  • Kraft, AStG: Contributor for fund-related provision
  • AbsolutReport Jan 2019: Die Immobilien-Gesellschaft im Aufsichtsrecht
  • AbsolutReport Sep 2017: Vermögensanlagen von Versicherern in Spezial-Immobilienfonds
  • RdF Feb 2015: Herausforderungen beim Vertrieb drittausländischer Alternativer Investment Fonds in Deutschland
  • German
  • English