Dr. Alexis Darányi, Partner

Alexis has thirteen years of professional experience at a major international law firm and a successful FinTech unicorn. Thanks to this exceptional professional background, he has first-hand knowledge of the entrepreneurial and legal challenges of fast-growing business models and successfully develops individual legal solutions. The focus of his advice is on banking and financial regulatory law, digital business models as well as corporate governance and compliance. Alexis primarily advises banks, financial service providers, tech companies and start-ups (especially FinTechs) in the various phases of corporate development.

As Chief Legal Officer of Scalable Capital, a well-known FinTech unicorn, Alexis was responsible for the development of key corporate structures and processes for over eight years. In close cooperation with the founders and the management, he helped shape the corporate strategy. Since the founding phase, his responsibilities as member of the management team have extended far beyond the legal area. Alexis built up various departments (including the legal department, compliance, regulatory). He played a leading role in various authorization procedures with the relevant supervisory authorities, the introduction of new financial services and numerous financing rounds with a volume of over EUR 260 million.

Before joining Scalable Capital, Alexis spent almost four years at the major international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he gained significant experience. His focus was on advising on the preparation, implementation and financing of mostly international and complex transactions. Alexis regularly dealt with corporate law, financing law and tax issues.

Alexis studied at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and NYU School of Law in New York and received his doctorate from Bucerius Law School. He completed his legal clerkship in the capital markets law department of the major international law firm White & Case in Hamburg.

Selected Mandates:

  • Ongoing advice to Scalable Capital on supervisory and regulatory issues and in complex contract negotiations in the context of the further development of the securities business
  • Langfuse GmbH in connection with the customer contract (B2B) for SaaS services in the area of monitoring, analysis and development tools for companies in the field of large language models (LLMs) and other forms of generative AI
  • Prime Office REIT-AG on the merger with OCM German Real Estate Holding AG*
  • Oerlikon on the acquisition of part of its textile machinery division by the Chinese company Jiangsu Jinsheng Industry*
  • Curzon Capital Partners II, a fund advised by AEW Europe, on the sale of a logistics real estate portfolio to Canadian Granite Real Estate Investment Trust*
*worked on in previous units



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