Venture Capital

POELLATH offers market-leading venture capital advice in Germany and on cross-border transactions. Our legal and tax advice on venture capital transactions is comprehensive: from the seed phase to a successful exit.

Our expertise includes, in particular, the execution of financing rounds, exit transactions, as well as tax planning and strategy for founders and investors. We carry out legal and tax due diligence and advise on setting up corporate structures, developing the capital structure, implementing (also virtual) share option plans or incentive programs and negotiating management agreements.

Our focus: Adding value for the client by using the full range of legal expertise and market insight.

Our clients are leading venture capital firms and funds, institutional investors, business angels, young growth companies and strategic investors.

Venture capital investors and start-ups benefit from our service because we offer practical, legal advice based on our broad market and business experience. We have recently advised on numerous transactions in a wide range of industries, particularly in the fields of e-commerce, Internet, biotech, nanotechnology and telecommunications.

We are familiar with all legal requirements in the venture capital environment and advise you, in particular, in the following areas:


  • VC Finance

  • Exits


  • Corporate VC

  • VC Tax

  • VC Investors Advice

  • VC Founders Advice


  • Public Funding

  • Venture Debt

  • Business Angels

  • Convertible Loans

  • Crypto / Digital Assets

  • VC Funds

  • FemTech