P+P Pöllath + Partners has a leading venture capital practice in Germany. A team of specialists advises in all areas related to venture capital financing and provides comprehensive advice from the seed phase up through a successful exit.

We represent venture capital firms and funds, institutional investors, angel investors, emerging growth companies and strategic corporate investors in connection with the full range of venture capital transactions.

Venture investors and entrepreneurs use our services because we provide practical and hands-on legal advice based on broad market and business experience. We have participated in transactions in a broad range of industries, with many recent transactions in e-commerce, Internet, life sciences, nanotechnology and telecommunications.

Our experience includes the execution of financing rounds, exit transactions, tax planning and strategy. Our clients benefit from the full range of legal expertise and advice needed to address multiple legal challenges in the venture capital environment, including:

  • legal due diligence;
  • setting up corporate structures, developing the capital structure, implementing (virtual) share option plans and negotiating management agreements;
  • negotiation and drafting of investment documentation and financing documents (including convertible and bridge loans); and
  • exit transactions such as strategic sales (share and asset sale), auctions, initial public offerings, recapitalizations and liquidations.