Private Funds

POELLATH is market leader in the structuring of private equity funds and other alternative investment funds in Germany. We support you with one of the largest and most experienced fund structuring teams in Continental Europe. Our team of around 45 experts has many years of experience and in-depth market knowledge in international fund structuring.

We advise initiators and investors of private equity funds and global fund investments in the field of alternative investments. From structuring to the complete termination of the fund, our focus is on innovative, practical solutions for all legal, tax, contractual and regulatory aspects related to funds. We have decades of experience in all relevant fund structures in the field of alternative investments: Private equity (buy-out, venture capital, growth capital), mezzanine/private debt, distressed debt/non-performing loans, real estate, infrastructure, commodities/energy, education, hybrid funds, hedge funds, investment funds, crypto token funds and digital asset funds, industry and regional funds, captive funds, master-feeder structures, managed accounts, separate accounts, top-up and annex funds, special funds, and primary and secondary fund of funds. Our client base also includes the public sector and many public investment companies.

Your advantage is our many years of experience in fund structuring for many of the best-known German and international asset managers, fund initiators and institutional investors. We have special expertise from advising hundreds of Luxembourg fund structures. Clients appreciate that our advice is not limited to the technical legal and tax aspects. We advise on current fund terms and conditions and are familiar with the latest developments and market practices. Together with our clients, we shape the best practice in the market. Through our market presence, publications and law firm events, we are in constant exchange with academia, financial and regulatory authorities and government representatives. In this way, we become aware of current legislative projects and the further development of administrative practice at an early stage and actively support them. We are also active in the leading industry associations and support them with our expertise.

Our consulting services cover the entire range of services for funds. We have proven expertise through national and international rankings, especially in the following areas:


  • Fund Structuring

  • Fund Regulatory Law

  • Investor Advice

  • Fund Tax Law

  • Asset Management

  • Secondary Transactions

  • Fund Economics

  • Fund Compliance

  • Fund Litigation


  • Investor Regulatory Law

  • Fund Finance

  • Investment Tax Law

  • Fund Terms

  • ESG

  • GP-Led Transactions

  • Marketing Rules

  • AIFMD authorization

  • DAC 6 and Funds

  • Carried Interest

  • Management Fee

  • Managed Accounts

  • Special Funds