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Jörg Zätzsch

Dr. Jörg Zätzsch, LL.M. (Tulane University)

Partner
Rechtsanwalt

CMS Hasche Sigle
Lennéstraße 7
10785 Berlin
Germany
Languages German, English

Jörg Zätzsch advises in particular start-ups and emerging growth companies – from start-up to exit. He also represents venture capital as well as private equity funds and strategic investors that finance such businesses. His focus is on M&A transactions, financing rounds, corporate law and Employee Participation Schemes ‑ often in an international context. Jörg has special technology, digital and life sciences expertise. In particular his advise on exits comes highly recommended.

He joined CMS in 1999 and became a partner in 2004. Jointly with Stefan-Ulrich Müller, he heads the CMS "Venture Capital Excellence Cluster".

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Relevant experience

  • Advising Signavio GmbH on investment of Summit Partners

  • Advising Glispa GmbH and its founder on investment of Markettech Holdings

  • Advising the founders of Sociomantic on the sale to dunnhumby (a Tesco subsidiary), one of the biggest German start-up exits

  • Advising the shareholders of job portal Absolventa on the sale to Funke Medien Gruppe

  • Advising Divimove on the acquisition of a majority stake by Fremantle/RTL

  • Advising the shareholders of kfzteile24 on the acquisition of shares by private equity firm EQT, one of the biggest exits in the German e-commerce sector

  • Advising Seerene (software diagnostics) on financing round with Earlybird and others

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Education

  • PhD at TU (Technical University) Dresden

  • Law studies in Freiburg and New Orleans, USA

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Publications

  • Podcast "Legal & Tax" zu rechtlichen Fragen rund um Start-ups und Venture Capital, digital kompakt, 2016 / 2017, https://soundcloud.com/dkompakt/sets/legal-tax

  • Beurkundung von Unternehmenstransaktionen, Praxishandbuch mit Gestaltungshinweisen, C.H. Beck 2015; Mitautoren: Dr. Jochen N. Schlotter, Dr. Gerd Leutner

  • Typische Verträge im Bereich Life Sciences, Der Business Plan in der Medizinwirtschaft, Startbahn MedCon Ruhr GmbH 2007

  • Wandelbare Darlehen – Vom Fremd- zu Eigenkapital, Letter of Invest, Ausgabe Frühjahr, Business Angel Venture 2007, p. 2 f

  • Kombination von Merger und VC-Investment, transkript 2004

  • Bridge Financing-Darlehen mit Wandelungsmöglichkeit als Finanzierungsform in der Venture Capital-Praxis, Der Syndikus 2003, p. 21 ff

  • Investitionsstrukturen und Garantien im Investment- und Beteiligungsvertrag, Der Syndikus 2002

  • Ad-hoc-Mitteilungen kollidieren mit dem Persönlichkeitsrecht, Handelsblatt 2001

  • Cash Management im Konzern, Der Syndikus 2001

  • Hauptversammlung im Internet?, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 2000

  • Richterliche Unabhängigkeit und Richterauswahl in den USA and Deutschland, Nomos-Verlag 2000

  • Neue Medien im Deutschen Aktienrecht: Zum RefE des NaStraG, Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht 2000

  • Kausalitätsprobleme bei deliktischen Massenschäden - Probleme der alternativen Kausalität in den USA, Zeitschrift für vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft 1994

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