Tarek Mardini , LL.M.

+49 (30) 25353-120 call


Tarek is a partner in the Private Funds practice group. He specializes in comprehensive advice on contract, corporate, regulatory and tax law and market practice in the area of alternative investment funds and asset management. He advises German and international fund managers on fund structuring, as well as institutional investors and family offices on investments in private equity, venture capital, private debt, infrastructure, real estate funds and other alternative investment funds. He has supervised several hundred international fund investments for investors. He also advises on fund secondaries, including complex portfolio sales and fund restructuring.

Tarek is co-editor of a leading handbook on private equity funds and author of more than 50 articles on funds. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. Clients appreciate his negotiating skills, his calmness and assertiveness in complex, time-critical transactions and his ability to quickly develop new solutions. The latter is explained not least by his passion for travel, exploring other cultures and (Far Eastern) art.

  • Venture Capital
    • Crypto / Digital Assets
    • VC Funds
  • Private Funds
    • Fund Structuring
    • Fund Regulatory Law
    • Investor Advice
    • Fund Tax Law
    • Secondary Transactions
    • Fund Economics
    • Crypto / Digital Assets
    • VC Funds
    • Investment Tax Law
    • Fund Terms
    • GP-Led Transactions
    • Carried Interest
    • Management Fee
    • Special Funds
  • Tax
    • Crypto / Digital Assets
    • Investment Tax Law


  • Joined POELLATH in 2005
  • Board Member of the German-American Lawyers-Association (DAJV), member of the “Investor Regulation Working Group” of Invest Europe (former EVCA European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association)
  • Admitted to bar in 2005
  • Internship at international investment bank in Frankfurt aM
  • Foreign associate in corporate department of an international law firm in Hartford, CT, and New York City (USA, 2000-2001)
  • Research assistant at University of Connecticut with Prof. Angel Oquendo (1999-2000)
  • Student research assistant at Free University of Berlin with Prof. Philip Kunig (1995-1999)
  • Fulbright Scholarship, Friedrich-Naumann Scholarship, Erasmus Scholarship
  • Studied law in Berlin, Glasgow (UK) and Hartford (USA, University of Connecticut; LL.M. 2000)
German, English
“outstanding investment management lawyer”
Who’s Who Legal Germany
“extremely good industry knowledge and insight”
Who’s Who Legal Global Private Funds – Formation
“He makes complex legal processes more digestible”
Who’s Who Legal Private Funds Formation / Regulatory Guide
“is a regulatory and tax law specialist”
Who’s Who Legal Guide Germany


Tarek Mardini , LL.M. (UConn)
Attorney-at-Law (Germany)
tarek.mardini@pplaw.com +49 (30) 25353-120 +49 (30) 25353-999
Alix Schwarz, Sara Maria Moos