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P+P Pöllath + Partners

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Managing Partners: Frank Thiäner, Stefan Lebek, Michael Inhester
Number of partners: 37
Number of lawyers: more than 130

Firm Overview:
P+P Pöllath + Partners is an internationally operating German law firm, whose more than 130 lawyers and tax advisors in Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich provide high-end legal and tax advice. The firm regularly advises on corporate/M&A, private equity and real estate transactions of all sizes. P+P has achieved a leading market position in the structuring of private equity and real estate funds and tax advice and enjoys an excellent reputation in corporate advisory matters, as well as in asset and succession planning for family businesses and high net worth individuals. P+P partners serve as members of supervisory and advisory boards of well-known companies. They are regularly listed in domestic and international rankings as the leading experts in their respective areas of expertise.

Main Areas of Practice:
M&A / Private Equity:
Over the last 30 years P+P professionals have advised on a great number of major domestic and international transactions. A team of specialists provides comprehensive advice in all areas related to M&A, private equity/venture capital and real estate. Domestic and international surveys confirm P+P’s market-leading transactional practice in Germany, including advice on management investments, restructuring, financing and competition law. Key Clients: EQT Partners, Equistone Partners Europe, Castic Capital, Deutsche Sparkassen Leasing AG, EMERAM Capital.
Contact: Jens Hörmann
Tel: +49 89 24240 278
Email: [email protected]

Venture Capital:
P+P is a market leader in venture capital advice in Germany and advises on all areas related to venture capital financing and transactions, from the seed phase up through a successful exit. P+P represents venture capital firms and funds, institutional investors, business angels, emerging growth companies and strategic corporate investors. In particular, the firm’s experience includes financing rounds, exit transactions, tax planning and strategy.
Key Clients: JP Morgan, Hasso Plattner Ventures, Berlin Technologie Holding, Heidelberg Capital, Tengelmann Ventures, DN Capital.
Contact: Michael Inhester
Tel: +49 89 24 240 373
Email: [email protected]

P+P advises on corporate law, and group company law, capital market rules, corporate litigation, reorganisations and compliance. P+P advises publicly listed and private companies on preparing and conducting their general and shareholder meetings on all matters, e.g. mergers, spin-offs and hive-downs, conversions of legal form, e.g. into a European stock corporation (SE); and on all corporate advisory matters related to management and supervising bodies (corporate governance). A further core area is advice on public takeovers with subsequent corporate integration (taking private).
Key Clients: Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Telekom AG, Munich Re, Polygon Capital, Wacker Neuson SE, Giesecke & Devrient, Data Modul AG, Liverpool SC, shareholders of Douglas Holding AG, and of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Nemetschek SE, CEWE COLOR.
Contact: Wolfgang Grobecker
Tel: +49 89 24240 280
Email: [email protected]

Private Funds:
P+P has a market leading private funds practice in Germany. As part of one of the largest and most sophisticated fund formation practices in continental Europe, P+P professionals represent and counsel sponsors and investors of private funds worldwide. P+P advises on primary and secondary funds pursuing all major alternative investment strategies in a variety of markets, mainly private equity (buy-out, venture capital), debt, real estate and infrastructure. P+P provides full service on all complex legal, tax, contract, corporate and regulatory issues. P+P advises the general partners, sponsors and managers as well as investors.
Key Clients: Talanx AG, DB Private Equity GmbH, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, Palladio, Permira, Goldman Sachs, ECE Real Estate Partners, SWANCap, DPE Deutsche Private Equity, capiton AG, AUCTUS Capital Partners, Bluebay, LGT, EIB.
Contact: Andreas Rodin
Tel: +49 69 247047 17
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
Real estate transactions are a key sector of P+P Pöllath + Partners. The firm mainly advises institutional investors on major investments. P+P’s services comprise all phases of the sale, acquisition and financing of real estate, including portfolio transactions for commercial and/or residential real estate and project developments. The firm’s in-depth experience from high-profile transactions guarantees state-of-the-art and interdisciplinary advice on corporate and finance as well as all relevant tax matters.
Key Clients: Hines, ZBI, LBBW, Credit Suisse, Corpus Sireo, CA Immo, Deutsche Wohnen.
Contact: Stefan Lebek
Tel: +49 30 25353 440
Email: [email protected]

In all commercial activities, the development of beneficial tax strategies and solutions is one of the key factors that determine the success of an investment. P+P professionals specialise in the tax implications in the firm’s primary areas of expertise, transactions and asset management and private equity, or are experts conversant with all tax aspects of their own specialties.
Key Clients: Apax Partners, Schwan-STABILO, Merz Pharma, EMERAM Capital, Union Investment, EQT Partners, Bain Capital, Deutsche Private Equity.
Contact: Michael Best
Tel: +49 89 24240 470
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution / Litigation / Arbitration:
P+P offers state-of-the-art expertise in all fields of dispute resolution. P+P advises on all kinds of corporate litigation, such as shareholder actions and invalidity lawsuits against resolutions of general meetings, appraisal proceedings, as well as claims for damages against members of corporate bodies. P+P further focus on complex, high-end disputes in all areas of M&A. P+P also represents clients in international and German arbitration proceedings.
Contact: Wolfgang Grobecker
Tel: +49 89 24240 280
Email: [email protected]

Private Clients:
Since its inception P+P has gathered vast experience in advising high net worth families. The family office practice at P+P concentrates on providing the legal services required by high net worth individuals, families and substantial private companies owned or controlled by those individuals or families. The objective of protecting property interests produces some highly complex tax and legal questions. Taking into account the individual situation of the asset holder, one must consider corporate and tax law, as well as succession or family law, in a national and international context. A team of specialists from all relevant legal areas provides comprehensive advice on the structuring and management of assets.
Christoph Philipp
Tel: +49 89 24240 222
Email: [email protected]


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Investment Funds 2019 Law and Practice in Germany

Dr Andreas Rodin, Amos Veith, Dr Jens Steinmüller, Dr Sebastian Käpplinger

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Remedies during and after public takeover offers in Germany – new case law regarding top-up payments

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