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Managing Partners: Dr. Helder Schnittker, Dr. Jörn Wöbke

CEO: Dr. Hariolf Wenzler

Number of partners: 16

Number of timekeepers: +70

Languages: English, German 

Firm Overview:  

YPOG is a highly specialised German law firm advising its clients in the core areas funds, tax, corporate, transactions, litigation, IT/IP law and notarial services. More than 70 lawyers and tax professionals advise and represent a large variety of clients, including private equity and venture capital funds, tech companies, growth companies, large and medium-sized family businesses, as well as international corporations. The lawyers and tax specialists at YPOG pursue a multi-disciplinary approach: advice is provided to clients from a corporate as well as a tax and regulatory angle to help clients reach their objectives. However, YPOG advisors do not only provide first-class legal and tax advice, but also understand their clients’ business needs and strategic goals. The firm’s fund practice has a leading position in structuring private equity and venture capital funds. YPOG’s tax specialists advise companies in all stages of their development, including tax structuring, reorganisations and transactions. The firm’s corporate practice group offers high-calibre advice in the areas of venture capital, private equity and M&A transactions, corporate reorganisations (including stock corporation and European stock corporation law) as well as corporate litigation.

Main Areas of Practice: 

Transactions (Dr. Benjamin Ullrich and Ansgar Frank for Venture Capital and Dr. Jörn Wöbke for Private Equity)

■ Funds (Lennart Lorenz for Regulatory, and Dr. Stephan Bank and Dr. Fabian Euhus for Corporate, Jens Kretzschmann and Dr. Helder Schnittker for Structuring and Tax)

■ Tax (Dr. Thomas Töben, Dr. Malte Bergmann and Andreas Kortendick)

■ Corporate (Dr. Tim Schlösser and Dr. Martin Schaper)

■ Litigation (Dr. Matthias Schatz and Dr. Sebastian Schödel)

■ FinTech and Digital Assets (Daniel Resas, Stefan Richter and Dr. Frederik Gärtner)

Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovation: 

The firm combines profound legal advice with an entrepreneurial and economic approach; its advisors have broad experience and a deep understanding of various fields, including new sectors such as HealthTech, FinTech and other regulated industries. Furthermore, YPOG is a pioneering firm in advising projects and transactions which relate to digital assets, crypto token or blockchain-based business models. Its unique method of applying only the highest standards in terms of technical excellence and yet managing to take a commercial and economic approach enables the firm to focus on creating true value.

Global Recognition and Network: 

The YPOG team is regularly commended in leading national and international rankings. In addition, the firm benefits from an excellent network in the venture capital and private equity ecosystem, both nationally and internationally, and has strong ties to other top-tier law firms across the world. YPOG is committed to the highest quality level and provides the global background that is expected from leading, internationally successful firms.

Number of timekeepers: 

Berlin, Germany (Headquarter): 35

Hamburg, Germany: 17

Cologne, Germany: 23


• Transactions

• Funds

• Tax

• Corporate

• Litigation


• Notarial Services


Berlin Office: Hardenbergstraße 27

10623 Berlin

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+49 30 76759750

Hamburg Office: Neuer Wall 80

20354 Hamburg

[email protected]

+49 40 60772810

Cologne Office: Agrippinawerft 30

50678 Cologne

[email protected]

+49 221 6695690