Germany boasts a thriving private equity and venture capital scene, home to both budding startups and proficient investors. At the epicenter of this explosive growth are accomplished lawyers who offer clients top-tier insights coupled with impeccable service in finance rounds, company founding, M&A deals, and investment funding. Herein, we highlight prominent lawyers in the field whose experience and expertise set them apart.
These professionals have been instrumental in advising startups, venture capital funds, and even corporate venture investors on comprehensive financing rounds. While they have a cross-industry approach, they have shown notable competence in industries such as automotive, software, logistics, fintech, and technology sectors. In addition to legal counsel, some offer decisive guidance on cross-border issues, overseas acquisitions, fund formation, and corporate minority investments.
Armed with a unique blend of law and business acumen, these lawyers are undoubtedly a valuable asset in Germany’s vibrant private equity and venture capital scene. Let’s take a closer look at these notable individuals.
Jörg Jaecks at Raue is particularly recognized by startups for his acumen in financing rounds and company foundation. He also assists investors and shareholders with funding rounds and exits and has been engaged with both domestic and transatlantic deals.
Nikolas Zirngibl of Hogan Lovells International LLP, located in Munich, consistently assists startups and investors with financing rounds, particularly in the automotive software industries. Nikolas also advises on M&A deals with venture elements and corporate minority advancements.
Christian Tönies from POELLATH, advises prestigious private equity houses, startups, and founders on cross-border financing rounds, sales & investments, and fund formation issues.
Frank Vogel of Vogel Heerma Waitz has a strong market foothold. He is admired for his all-rounded expertise and an abundance of experience in financing rounds and startup investments.
Daniel Gubitz of GLNS consistently earns high market feedback and strong client satisfaction levels. Advising on both startup and investor side portfolios, Daniel routinely supports financing rounds of various scales.
Nicolas Gabrysch of Osborne Clarke Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater Partnerschaft mbB is lauded for his skills in venture capital engagements. Nicolas often advises startups in the banking sphere as well as prominent investment funds on high-volume financing rounds.
Jens Wolf from Taylor Wessing brings notable expertise in venture capital transactions. Primarily assisting startups in the logistics and technology sectors on financing rounds, convertible loans, and capital increases.
Wolfgang Weitnauer of WEITNAUER Rechtsanwälte, Wirtschaftsprüfer, Steuerberater Partnerschaft, advises German companies, particularly technology startups, on overseas acquisitions. He is also known for his publishing efforts in the venture realm.
Benjamin Ullrich in YPOG rides on excellent client feedback and has strengthened his market reputation. He frequently advises startups on mid-sized early and later-stage financing rounds, especially in the fintech sector. Ben also aids venture capital funds and corporate venture investors.
Taylor Wessing’s Norman Röchert is gaining notable market acknowledgment and superb client satisfaction. He advises renowned German startups as well as international investors on substantial financing rounds and takeovers.
These outstanding lawyers continue to contribute significantly to private equity and venture capital transactions in Germany, leveraging their legal expertise and industry insights to create value for businesses and investors alike.
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