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Lawyers for venture capital

With their flair for innovative solutions, our venture capital lawyers have carved out a place among the leading venture capital practices in Germany. Investors and technology-oriented start-ups have benefited over many years from our expertise in dynamic sectors such as biotech, medtech, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, IT, software and e-commerce.

Our specialist lawyers for venture capital can advise you throughout the acquisition and ownership phases – from initial investment through further rounds of financing and restructuring of the venture capital-financed companies up to exit. In addition to their transaction experience, our venture capital lawyers have in-depth knowledge of all other legal areas that are relevant to your transaction or to ongoing portfolio management.

Do you have any questions or need assistance? Our venture capital lawyers will be happy to help. Their contact details are listed below. 

To find out more about our advice on venture capital matters, please click here. 

 
Christopher Lilien-Waldau
Christopher Freiherr von Lilien-Waldau
Partner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Duesseldorf
Christopher von Lilien-Waldau advises companies, shareholders and investors on domestic and cross-border private equity and M&A transactions, including distressed M&A. He also advises financial investors...
Jessica Mohaupt-Schneider
Dr. Jessica Mohaupt-Schneider
Partner
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Munich
Jessica Mohaupt-Schneider advises financial investors, large corporations and fast-growing companies on international M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions as well as on complex restructurings...
Stefan-Ulrich Müller
Stefan-Ulrich Müller, M. Jur. (Oxford)
Partner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Munich
Stefan-Ulrich Müller specialises in domestic and cross-border venture capital, growth capital and M&A transactions. He advises financial investors, strategic investors as well as tech companies and management...
Laura Christin Stein
Partner
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Cologne
Laura Christin Stein joined CMS and the Corporate / M&A team in 2016. Prior to that, she worked for other German and international law firms. She was named partner in 2024. She advises clients on both...
Frederike Volkmann
Dr. Frederike Volkmann, LL.B.
Partner
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Hamburg
Frederike Volkmann advises German and international clients on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions, restructurings and corporate actions as well as general corporate law matters including...
Jörg Zätzsch
Dr. Jörg Zätzsch, LL.M. (Tulane University)
Partner
Rechtsanwalt, Notary Public
Germany, Berlin
Jörg Zätzsch advises as an attorney 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...
Arne Burmester
Dr. Arne Burmester, EMBA (M&A)
Principal Counsel
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Berlin
Arne Burmester has longstanding experience advising on national and cross-border M&A transactions and joint venture formations. He assists companies from the term sheet through due diligence and contract...
Helge Rieckhoff
Dr. Helge Rieckhoff
Counsel
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Leipzig
Helge Rieckhoff advises on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity/venture capital transactions and joint ventures. He also regularly advises on complex restructurings and general...
Friedrich Spee
Dr. Friedrich von Spee
Counsel
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Berlin
Corporate lawyer Friedrich von Spee advises on M&A as well as on private equity and venture capital transactions. He has particular expertise advising start-ups, including through the CMS equIP programme...
Viktoria Barthel
Viktoria Barthel
Senior Associate
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Munich
Viktoria Barthel acts on German and international venture capital, growth capital and M&A transactions, advising financial and strategic investors as well as growth-oriented companies and management teams...