Private Equity & Venture Capital Lawyers

What others say about us

  • "A leading firm for private equity and venture capital, with one of the broadest practices in the market."
    (JUVE)
  • "The PE practice is one of the market leaders and boasts exceptional strength in breadth."
    (JUVE)
  • "The firm attracted a lot of interest when it was chosen to advise on the first German SPAC."
    (JUVE)
  • "An impressive year for a firm that has been raising its standards on all counts. Not only has the corporate practice, one of the largest in Germany, maintained its performance with another very good year, but there were some surprising developments that showed a firm in full flight and going places."
    (The Lawyer Awards )
  • "CMS Hasche Sigle is the leading law firm in Germany for mid-cap acquisitions."
    (Financial Times Deutschland)
Private Equity Expertise

Focus

Providing comprehensive advice on private equity transactions is one of our core strengths. The prestigious JUVE Handbook has long ranked our 70-headed team among Germany’s top five private equity practices. We advise our clients throughout the acquisition and ownership phases. Our successful track record of advising on large buy-out transactions is complemented by a long-established focus on the mid-cap segment.

Pioneering role

Our private equity team has carved out a pioneering role for itself in the market by developing new and innovative solutions.

Awareness of the wider context

Rather than being a private equity boutique focused purely on transactions, we have in-depth expertise in all legal areas relevant to private equity.

Market and industry expertise

The special strengths of our practice include detailed expertise across all sectors and markets.

Regional coverage

The full breadth and depth of this expertise is immediately available at all our German locations.

At home in Europe

As an integral part of CMS, the leading organisation of international law and tax firms, we offer direct access to offices in 59 locations and 33 jurisdictions. Strong partner involvement

Strong partner involvement

guarantees outstanding expertise, continuity, reliability and efficiency, plus smooth workflows throughout the CMS organisation.

Optimised advice

We are committed to tailor-made, pragmatic solutions as well as effective – and costeffective – advice.

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Heinrich Schirmer
Heinrich Schirmer
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Frankfurt
Heinrich Schirmer advises on national and international real estate transactions and assists clients in the commercial and residential real estate sector with their asset management, project developments...
Christian Lenthe
Dr. Christian von Lenthe
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
Christian von Lenthe is widely experienced advising his clients on corporate – often intra-group – reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions as well as capital measures. He has been the lead...
Jan Spee
Jan Graf von Spee
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
Jan Graf von Spee is a corporate partner with long-standing experience advising limited liability companies (German GmbH) and partnerships on joint ventures and international commercial, distribution...
Holger Kraft
Dr. Holger Kraft
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
Holger Kraft specialises in advising on national and international energy and infrastructure transactions and project finance. This includes structuring and managing the transactions as well as considering...
Thomas Meyding
Dr. Thomas Meyding
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Stuttgart
Thomas Meyding is a corporate/M&A partner with almost 30 years of experience. He mainly advises on national and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, public takeovers, squeeze-outs...
Martin Kuhn
Dr. Martin Kuhn
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Munich
Martin Kuhn specializes in stock corporation law and the group law and advises on cross-border transactions and reorganisations. He has advised on large IPOs in Germany and regularly works for companies...
Heiko Wiechers
Dr. Heiko Wiechers
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Stuttgart
Heiko Wiechers is a corporate lawyer focussing on domestic and cross-border transactions and reorganisations. He advises his clients on foreign investments and on joint ventures, in particular with...
Katja Pohl
Katja Pohl
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Frankfurt
Katja Pohl is a highly experienced transactional lawyer, advising companies and private equity funds on German and international acquisitions and sales. She acts for buyers as well as for sellers...
Peter Ruby
Dr. Peter Ruby
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Stuttgart
Peter Ruby specialises in advising banks, investors, industrial companies as well as insurance companies and pension funds on all aspects of corporate, acquisition and real estate finance. His practice...
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...