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Dr. Matthias Lupp

Partner

Matthias is an M&A partner at Lupp + Partner. He focuses on transactional advice in a national and international context, ranging from classic M&A transactions to private equity deals. With a passion for entrepreneurs, Matthias’ focus, in particular, includes venture capital work. His clients comprise strategic and institutional investors as well as family offices, start-up companies and founders.

Having worked in both UK and US driven international law firms, Matthias, amongst other international clients, geographically focuses on US and UK clients.

Before co-founding Lupp + Partner, Matthias was a partner at DLA Piper UK LLP where he headed the German private equity and venture capital practice for six years. Before joining DLA Piper Matthias was a counsel at Clifford Chance.

JUVE, the German equivalent to Legal 500, lists Matthias as a recommended lawyer for both M&A and venture capital work.

Wirtschaftswoche (the leading business magazine in Germany) has listed Matthias as one of Germany’s Top Lawyers for M&A.

Matthias’ Contact Details
T (Munich) +49 89 614 24 24 20
T (Hamburg) +49 40 40 11 334 20
M +49 171 788 37 99
matthias.lupp@lupp-partner.com

Ksenia Ilina

Partner

Ksenia is an M&A partner at Lupp + Partner. She focuses on M&A and real estate transactions, both in a domestic and international context.

Ksenia advises international and German clients on acquisitions and disposals, including in particular real estate investments. Ksenia is both a German law and Russian law qualified lawyer. As such she is very active in the German – Russian business community, regularly advising Russian investors in Germany. Ksenia’s experience includes general corporate law advice as well as the implementation of complex corporate compliance structures.

Ksenia is a Member of the Board of the German-Russian Lawyers’ Association.

Before co-founding Lupp + Partner, Ksenia was a counsel at DLA Piper UK LLP, where she worked for the last six years. Before joining DLA Piper Ksenia worked at Clifford Chance and EY Law.

Ksenia’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 30
M +49 179 663 66 88
ksenia.ilina@lupp-partner.com

Patrick Schwarzbart

Partner

Patrick is a commercial and technology partner at Lupp + Partner. He specialises on advising clients on their operational side of the business with a focus on commercial as well as unfair competition, IT-, data protection and intellectual property law matters, including corresponding litigation proceedings. With his deep knowledge in the sector, he also frequently advises clients in the context of technology related investments and transactions.

Patrick’s clients primarily consist of established international companies as well as start-ups with a focus on e-commerce, software and technology, consumer and commercial products, gaming and financial services.

Before co-founding Lupp + Partner in 2015, Patrick was a counsel at DLA Piper UK LLP, where he worked for the last eight years. He is a member of the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) and a frequent speaker at investor and entrepreneur forums on legal topics in the technology and digital field.

Patrick’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 40
M +49 151 24 50 26 62
patrick.schwarzbart@lupp-partner.com

Carsten Hohmann, LL.M. (NYU)

Partner

Carsten is an M&A partner at Lupp + Partner. He focuses on M&A, real estate transactions, corporate reorganisations, financing and other areas of corporate and commercial law, both in a domestic and international context. His experience includes transactional and general corporate law advice as well as distressed M&A transactions.

Carsten is admitted to the bar both in Germany and in New York, USA. Having worked in China, the UK and the US, Carsten, amongst other international clients, advises in particular US and Asian investors on doing business in Germany.

Carsten works for Lupp + Partner in Berlin and is a member of the Berlin Bar Association.

Before joining Lupp + Partner, Carsten was a senior associate at Hengeler Mueller, where he worked in their London, Berlin, Shanghai and Dusseldorf offices.

Carsten’s Contact Details
T +49 30 314 929 53
M +49 170 520 70 92
carsten.hohmann@lupp-partner.com

Dr. Nis Carstens

Partner

Nis is an M&A partner at Lupp + Partner. Primarily focused on domestic and cross-border M&A work, Nis advises corporate clients, financial sponsors, financial institutions and individuals across a wide range of industries, including TMT, travel/hospitality/leisure and eCommerce.

Nis brings a pragmatic approach and gets involved in all aspects of his deals, combining technical skills with commercial awareness. His wide portfolio of clients and expertise provide him with a flexible outlook and a vast range of experience, including in private equity and venture capital, corporate and financial restructurings and general corporate work.

Before joining Lupp + Partner, Nis was a partner at BDO Legal and co-head of its Hamburg office for several years. Prior to this, he was a senior/principal associate in the corporate/M&A practice of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Nis’ Contact Details
T +49 40 40 11 334 80
M +49 160 702 13 15
nis.carstens@lupp-partner.com

Raphael Söhlke

Partner

Raphael is a real estate partner at Lupp + Partner. He is an experienced transaction lawyer, both in a national and international context. He focuses on transactions involving commercial and residential real estate, in addition, he has a huge range of experience in advising transactions relating to nursing homes and related facilities. Among his clients are German and international real estate investors, developers as well as family offices.

Raphael also specialises in project development. With more than 17 years experience in this field, he advises on all aspects of project development including advice on lease contracts, contracts with architects/engineers and building contractors as well as advising on joint venture agreements.

Before joining Lupp + Partner, Raphael was an associated partner at P+P Pöllath + Partners, where he worked for more than 15 years.

Raphael’s Contact Details
T +49 30 314 929 59
M +49 174 335 58 29
raphael.soehlke@lupp-partner.com

Dr. Nikolaus Schrader

Partner

Nikolaus is a partner and head of M&A at Lupp + Partner. Nikolaus has extensive expertise in corporate M&A and Private Equity. He is responsible for the firm’s strategic M&A business.

Before joining Lupp + Partner, Nikolaus was a partner at PwC Legal where he was a member of PwC’s legal leadership team and also co-headed the Corporate/M&A practice group. Prior to PwC Legal, Nikolaus was a Corporate/M&A partner at Freshfields.

Nikolaus works from the firm’s offices in both Munich and Hamburg.

Nikolaus’ Contact Details
M +49 172 454  34 21
nikolaus.schrader@lupp-partner.com

Dr. Christian Rodorff, LL.M. (UWE BRISTOL), EMBA

Partner

Christian is an M&A partner at Lupp + Partner. He has a broad range of experience and expertise in all types of national and international M&A deals, private equity transactions and venture capital investments (eg. share and asset deals, LBOs, management buy-outs, majority and minority investments, auction processes, seed investments, financing rounds and exits).

Christian also regularly advises domestic and international clients on joint ventures, cooperations, reorganisations, management participation schemes, general corporate matters and with regard to commercial and contract law issues. His previous projects covered a wide range of sectors (IT/Software, Tech, Automotive, Healthcare, Medicine, Food, Logistics, Energy etc.) and jurisdictions.

Prior to joining Lupp + Partner, Christian was a partner at Luther for more than two years. He started his career as an associate in the corporate/M&A practice of P+P Pöllath + Partners where he worked for more than six years. Afterwards he practised at a Big4 accounting firm and an international law firm.

Christian’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 44
M +49 151 65 91 67 31
christian.rodorff@lupp-partner.com

Dr. Thomas Krawitz, LL.M. (COLUMBIA)

Partner

Dr. Thomas Krawitz is a private equity partner at Lupp + Partner. Thomas joined the firm in October 2020, strengthening the firm’s presence in the private equity market with his extensive private equity specific expertise and his diverse contacts in the industry.

Thomas has vast experience both in the domestic and international market as prior to his move to Lupp + Partner he was a partner at the US law firm Kirkland & Ellis having moved there from the German top tier firm HengelerMueller where he worked in their Munich and London offices.

Thomas’ Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 16
M +49 160 90 48 89 51
thomas.krawitz@lupp-partner.com

Christopher Kellett

Partner

Christopher is a private equity and M&A partner at Lupp + Partner based in Frankfurt. Previously of magic circle firms such as Clifford Chance, where he spent over 20 years as a partner and head of the German private equity practice, and more recently as a partner at Linklaters, Christopher is one of Germany’s leading private equity lawyers. He has extensive experience in advising major private equity investors on a wide variety of transactions and investments throughout Europe (particularly the DACH region), CEE and the Nordic regions, in sectors including, business services, chemicals, consumer and retail, financial services, healthcare, industrials and TMT.

Christopher has been recognized for many years as a leading private equity and M&A lawyer in Germany in rankings such as JUVE and Chambers Europe. Most recently, Euromoney’s IFLR recognized him as a market leader for private equity in 2022 while Handelsblatt (Germany’s leading business newspaper) named him Lawyer of the Year for Private Equity 2019 as well as ranking him among the best corporate and M&A lawyers in 2022.

Christopher is registered with the Frankfurt bar association (Rechtsanwaltskammer) and is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and in Ireland.

Christopher’s Contact Details
T +49 756 622 27
M +49 172 968 30 96
christopher.kellett@lupp-partner.com

Felix Stützer

Partner

Felix is a partner at Lupp + Partner. He focuses on Venture Capital transactions and related areas of corporate law. Felix advises both German and international investors on the acquisition and disposal of shareholdings in start-ups. He also has vast experience in advising start-ups and their founders on the legal setup of their enterprises. Felix is a Specialist Lawyer (Fachanwalt) for commercial and corporate law and frequent speaker at investor and entrepreneur forums on legal topics in the technology and digital field.

Before joining Lupp + Partner, Felix was an associate at Baker Tilly.

Felix’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 25
M +49 151 20 10 98 01
felix.stuetzer@lupp-partner.com

Dr. Lutz Drallé

Partner

Lutz is the first point of contact for complex commercial contracts, as partner for commercial law, intellectual property and information technology at Lupp + Partner in Hamburg. With extensive experience in technology, life science and IT law, he advises companies and investors both in the context of M&A transactions and in stand-alone operational legal matters.

Lutz joined Lupp + Partner in 2021. He was previously part of the corporate IP/IT expert team at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Hamburg.

Lutz’s Contact Details
T +49 40 40 11 334 23
M +49 171 692 33 84
lutz.dralle@lupp-partner.com

Kristina Baurschmidt

Partner

Kristina Baurschmidt is a partner at Lupp + Partner. She advises clients on the drafting and negotiation of contracts relating to real estate transactions and project developments, including commercial landlord and tenant law, construction and architectural law. Kristina uses her many years of experience in litigation not only to advise her clients on drafting contracts, but also to resolve disputes out of court. Kristina has special industry knowledge in the areas of office, residential and industrial real estate (“light industrial”, logistics).

Her clients are national and international real estate companies and funds, family offices as well as industrial companies.

Kristina Baurschmidt has been a specialist lawyer for construction and architectural law since 2007. Prior to joining Lupp + Partner, Kristina had already been a partner in two major international law firms.

Kristina’s Contact Details
M +49 170 187 87 78
kristina.baurschmidt@lupp-partner.com

Dr. Stefan Jörgens

Partner

Stefan is a partner at Lupp + Partner where he specialises in investment transactions for national and international private equity and venture capital investors. His practice area covers a broad range of technology and software investments and he is a leading advisor in relation to health care investments, in particular in ambulatory health care and the health care service market.

Before joining Lupp + Partner in March 2021, Stefan was a partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher for many years, where he was instrumental in building up the German private equity practice.

Stefan’s Contact Details
M +49 151 16 14 73 03
stefan.joergens@lupp-partner.com

Dr. Kerstin Kopp

Partner

Kerstin is a private equity and M&A partner based in our Frankfurt office. Previously of the magic circle firm Clifford Chance, where she spent over 25 years as a partner, Kerstin has extensive experience in advising mid-cap private equity investors on a wide variety of transactions and investments throughout Europe.

Kerstin has been recognized for many years as a leading private equity and M&A lawyer in Germany, in rankings such as JUVE and Handelsblatt. Most recently, Euromoney’s IFLR1000 recognized her as highly recommended for private equity in 2022.

Kerstin’s Contact Details
M +49 160 90 17 83 63
kerstin.kopp@lupp-partner.com

Dr. Dirk R. Reidenbach, LL.M. (CAMBRIDGE)

Partner

Dirk is a partner at Lupp + Partner based in Frankfurt . He specialises in national and international transactions (M&A and restructurings) as well as on general corporate law, also with reference to capital markets, finance and regulatory law.

Before joining Lupp + Partner in 2021, Dirk was a partner at Flick Gocke Schaumburg in Frankfurt am Main for more than eight years. Prior to that, he was a lawyer in the Frankfurt offices of SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz and Hengeler Mueller for more than six years.

Dirk’s Contact Details
T +49 69 75 66 22 20
M +49 170 944 64 28
dirk.reidenbach@lupp-partner.com

Sebastian Kost

Partner

Sebastian Kost is a tax partner at Lupp + Partner based in Munich. He is a lawyer and tax advisor with extensive experience in transactional and structural advice in a national and international context, in particular with M&A transactions, private equity and real estate investments, corporate restructurings and management investments.

After earlier positions at the U.S. law firms Weil Gotshal & Manges, Hogan Lovells and Morrison & Foerster, he was most recently at DLA Piper.

Sebastian’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 60
M +49 171 212 52 01
sebastian.kost@lupp-partner.com

Sarah Richter

Counsel

Sarah is a counsel at Lupp + Partner. She has specialised experience in advising domestic and international companies, investors, developers and banks regarding real estate transactions and the real estate end of financing as well as commercial tenancy law and asset management.

She is well versed in advising on large-scale leases, (cross- border) portfolio and large single asset transactions in all asset classes including office, logistics and retail.

Before joining Lupp + Partner, Sarah was a Managing Associate at Linklaters LLP.

Sarah’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 85
M +49 170 293 78 25
sarah.richter@lupp-partner.com

David Hössl

Counsel

David is a counsel at Lupp + Partner. He specialises in domestic and cross border M&A transactions and corporate reorganisations. David also regularly advises on general questions of corporate law, corporate housekeeping matters and joint ventures. His clients comprise company owners, all corporation sizes, investors and start-ups from various jurisdictions and sectors.

Before joining Lupp + Partner, David worked as a senior manager at PwC Legal for the past five years.  Prior to joining PwC Legal, David was a senior associate at Allen & Overy where he worked for five years.

David works from the firm’s Hamburg office.

David’s Contact Details
T +49 40 40 11 334 47
M +49 151 74 45 79 74
david.hoessl@lupp-partner.com

Marc Hildebrand

Counsel

Marc is a counsel at Lupp + Partner. Marc advises national and international corporates as well as private equity funds and family offices on all kinds of M&A transactions, both domestic and cross border. He has extensive experience in conducting legal due diligence, advising on M&A deals and negotiating transaction agreements.

Prior to joining Lupp + Partner, Marc was a counsel in the M&A/corporate department of PwC Legal in Munich. Prior to this, Marc was a lawyer at two Munich based transaction boutiques.

Marc’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 21
M +49 175 529 01 34
marc.hildebrand@lupp-partner.com

Dr. Dominik Moser, MJur (Oxford)

Counsel

Dominik is a counsel at Lupp + Partner based in Berlin. He specializes in international and national corporate transactions, in particular in the areas of M&A, private equity, joint ventures and venture capital with a focus on the IT, tech, biotech and pharmaceutical industries. He also regularly advises on general corporate law (in particular limited liability company and stock corporation law), corporate governance, compliance as well as international and national transformation processes. In addition to his legal training in Germany (Regensburg, Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg), Spain (Madrid), England (Oxford) and Singapore, Dominik completed a degree in business administration.

Before joining Lupp + Partner in September 2021, Dominik spent more than six years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (as Principal Associate) and more than four years at Morrison & Foerster.

Dominik’s Contact Details
T +49 30 314 929 56
M +49 160 891 53 99
dominik.moser@lupp-partner.com

Dr. Erik Göretzlehner, LL.B. (LONDON)

Counsel

Erik is a counsel at Lupp + Partner based in Berlin. He specializes in private equity/venture capital transactions and cross-border and national mergers and acquisitions. Erik focuses on transactions of regulated targets such as FinTechs, banks, insurance, ambulatory health centers, and hospitals. In addition, he advises on corporate insolvency law and investments in distressed situations. Erik is recognized in 2022 as „Best Lawyer – One to watch / Anwalt der Zukunft“ by Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers for mergers and acquisitions.

Before joining Lupp + Partner in 2021, Erik was an associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, LLP in Frankfurt am Main and New York. In addition to his legal training in Germany (Passau and Hamburg), Erik earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from University of London.

Erik’s Contact Details
T +49 30 314 929 52
M +49 170 957 12 07
erik.goeretzlehner@lupp-partner.com

Dr. Johannes Kater, LL.M.

Counsel

Johannes is a counsel at Lupp + Partner. He specializes in M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions as well as carve-outs and corporate reorganizations.

Before joining Lupp + Partner in 2021, Johannes was a principal associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where he worked for eight years.

Johannes’ Contact Details
T +49 30 314 929 54
M +49 170 944 80 40
johannes.kater@lupp-partner.com

Tim Weber, LL.M.

Counsel

Tim is a Counsel at Lupp + Partner. He focuses on M&A, real estate transactions, corporate reorganisations and other areas of corporate and real estate law. Tim advises both German and international clients on the acquisition of shareholdings and related areas of corporate law as well as in relation to the acquisition of real estate in an asset or share deal context.

Before joining Lupp + Partner, Tim was an in-house counsel at HAVI Global Logistics GmbH. Tim holds a master degree (LL.M.) in commercial and tax law.

Tim’s Contact Details
T +49 40 40 11 334 26
M +49 171 690 80 46
tim.weber@lupp-partner.com

Anna-Lena Haggeney, LL.M. (KING´S COLLEGE LONDON)

Counsel

Anna-Lena is a private equity and M&A counsel at Lupp + Partner. Based in Frankfurt, she advises national and international private equity funds and related portfolio companies on the whole PE transaction lifecycle as well as on general corporate law and corporate governance matters.

Before joining Lupp + Partner, Anna-Lena practiced law at the international law firm Mayer Brown. She holds a Master of Law degree in International Business Law of King’s College London.

Anna-Lena’s Contact Details
T +49 69 756 62 22 76
M +49 151 67 77 54 23
anna-lena.haggeney@lupp-partner.com

Christopher Grawe, LL.M. (UCT)

Senior Associate

Christopher is a senior associate at Lupp + Partner. He specialises in real estate law and advises both domestic and international companies, developers and investors in commercial tenancy law, construction law as well as in the context of real estate transactions. Christopher is also specialised in corporate law.

Before joining Lupp + Partner, Christopher was an associate in real estate law at Peters, Schoenberger & Partner (PSP) in Munich. Prior to joining PSP, Christopher was associate at Watson Farley & Williams LLP and Wagensonner in Munich.

Christopher is a Member of the Board of the German-South African Lawyers’ Association.

Christopher’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 15
M +49 151 65 52 32 75
christopher.grawe@lupp-partner.com

Dr. Natalia Kreuzer

Senior Associate

Natalia is a senior associate at Lupp + Partner and is based in the firm’s Berlin office.

Natalia specialises in real estate law with a focus on real estate transactions, commercial and residential leases, and legal asset management. Natalia also advises on construction and architect law and related litigation. Her clients include national and international companies, real estate funds, family offices, and private clients. Natalia is recognized in 2022 as „Best Lawyer – One to watch / Anwalt der Zukunft“ by Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers for real estate.

Before joining Lupp + Partner, Natalia worked at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, SammlerUsinger Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB and K&L Gates LLP for several years.

Natalia is a member of the German Israeli Lawyers’ Association. She speaks German, Russian, English, and some Hebrew.

Natalia’s Contact Details
T +49 30 314 929 55
M +49 175 166 05 51
natalia.kreuzer@lupp-partner.com

Laura Haßel

Senior Associate

Laura is a senior associate at Lupp + Partner. She focuses on commercial and real estate transactions in a domestic and international context. Laura also advises on project developments, in particular on lease contracts, contracts with architects/engineers and building contractors.

Before joining Lupp + Partner, Laura worked as a legal intern at Luther in Yangon and Frankfurt.

Laura’s Contact Details
T +49 40 40 11 334 82
M +49 151 24 06 63 71
laura.hassel@lupp-partner.com

Elisabeth Kreitmair

Senior Associate

Elisabeth Kreitmair is a senior associate at Lupp + Partner. She specializes in M&A and private equity transactions in a national and international context. She also advises on all aspects of corporate law and has broad experience in advising family businesses, in particular on the structuring of succession planning.

Before joining Lupp + Partner, Elisabeth Kreitmair worked for several years as a lawyer at GSK Stockmann.

Elisabeth Kreitmair speaks German, English and French.

Elisabeth’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 74
M +49 170 944 64 59
elisabeth.kreitmair@lupp-partner.com

Moritz Schade

Senior Associate

Moritz is a senior associate at Lupp + Partner. He advises entrepreneurs, financial investors and medium-sized family businesses on the entire field of transaction and corporate law, in particular on buy-and-build, private equity transactions as well as venture capital financing.

Moritz Schade has several years of professional experience at leading M&A/corporate law firms.

Moritz’ Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 51
M +49 160 92 11 71 44
moritz.schade@lupp-partner.com

Angelika Pikulska

Senior Associate

Angelika is a senior associate at Lupp + Partner. She focuses on M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions. She advises German and international clients on the acquisition and disposal of shareholdings. Angelika also has vast experience in the field of acquisition finance.

Before joining Lupp + Partner Angelika was a lawyer in the banking and finance department of Allen & Overy for three years, where she began her professional career.

Angelika speaks German, Polish, English and French.

Angelika’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 32
M +49 160 220 53 82
angelika.pikulska@lupp-partner.com

Jane Hentz, LL.M. (DUBLIN)

Senior Associate

Jane is a senior associate at Lupp + Partner in Frankfurt am Main. She works in the firm’s corporate department and specializes in venture capital investments, private equity financings and M&A transactions. Jane holds a Master’s degree in European and International Business Law, which she obtained in Dublin, Ireland.

Prior to joining Lupp + Partner, Jane worked as an associate in the corporate and financial services department at the international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, LLP.

Jane’s Contact Details
T +49 69 756 622 25
M +49 160 628 21 84
jane.hentz@lupp-partner.com

David Wiegand

Senior Associate

David Wiegand is a senior associate at Lupp + Partner. He advises, in particular, on national and cross-border transactions which include classic M&A deals, corporate restructurings as well as public takeover proceedings and capital market transactions. David also regularly advises on general corporate law, corporate governance and corporate housekeeping as well as capital markets law issues.

Before joining Lupp + Partner, David Wiegand worked for several years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Hamburg.

David’s Contact Details
T +49 40 40 11 334 10
M +49 160 452 48 87
david.wiegand@lupp-partner.com

Raffaella Samantha Rusin

Senior Associate

Raffaella is a senior associate at Lupp + Partner.

Raffaella’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 1
M +49 151 59 02 83 76
raffaella.rusin@lupp-partner.com

Clemens Canel, LL.M. (TEXAS)

Associate

Clemens is an associate at Lupp + Partner. He advises both German and international clients in private equity, venture capital and M&A transactions.

Before joining Lupp + Partner, Clemens clerked and lead a small team of Legal Assistants for a vendor in the United States legal department of Google Inc. in Austin, Texas. As a trainee lawyer, he subsequently gained experience clerking for Simmons & Simmons in Frankfurt and in the legal department of ExxonMobil in Hamburg.

Clemens studied law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and earned his Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas. As an attorney, he is both qualified as a German Rechtsanwalt and as an Attorney at Law in New York.

Clemens’ Contact Details
T +49 40 40 11 334 45
M +49 175 329 88 79
clemens.canel@lupp-partner.com

Pia Plonner

Associate

Pia began her career as an associate at Lupp + Partner. She works in the firm´s corporate department and specializes, in particular, in private equity and M&A transactions in a national and international context.

Pia also regularly advises on all aspects of general corporate law and corporate housekeeping.

Pia’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 69
M +49 151 25 40 30 61
pia.plonner@lupp-partner.com

Philipp Keller

Associate

Philipp is an associate in the IPT team of Lupp + Partner. He specialises in data protection, IT, and intellectual property law as well as commercial law including corresponding litigation proceedings.

Before joining Lupp + Partner Philipp worked at CMS Legal.

Philipp’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 34
M +49 160 97 97 94 75
philipp.keller@lupp-partner.com

Marei Denkel

Associate

Marei is an associate at Lupp + Partner. She specialises in real estate and advises German and international clients on project developments, real estate transactions, and asset management as well as commercial leases.

Marei’s Contact Details
T +49 40 40 11 334 56
M +49 175 110 18 23
marei.denkel@lupp-partner.com

Umut Yildirim

Associate

Umut is an associate at Lupp + Partner. He advises both German and international clients in commercial, IT and intellectual property law matters as well as corresponding litigation proceedings.

Before joining Lupp + Partner, Umut was a legal assistant at GÖRG in Berlin. Prior to this, Umut worked at the national Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany (Deutscher Bundestag).

Umut’s Contact Details
M +49 151 57 30 85 65
umut.yildirim@lupp-partner.com

Viktoria Partin

Associate

Viktoria is an associate at Lupp + Partner. She works in our Frankfurt office specializing in M&A and private equity transactions.

Viktoria also holds a master’s degree in economics (M.A.).

Viktoria’s Contact Details
T +49 69 756 62 22 10
M +49 151 21 49 47 10
viktoria.partin@lupp-partner.com

Michael Kreisel

Associate

Michael is an associate at Lupp + Partner. He specialises in corporate and M&A Transactions.

Before joining Lupp + Partner, Michael was an associate at Reed Smith LLP in Munich.

Michael’s Contact Details
T +49 69 756 622 29
M +49 151 22 11 12 50
michael.kreisel@lupp-partner.com

Ricarda Popert

Associate

Ricarda is an associate at Lupp + Partner. She specialises in corporate and M&A Transactions, advising national and international private equity and venture capital funds.

Before joining Lupp + Partner, Ricarda was an associate at Bird & Bird LLP in Frankfurt.

Ricarda’s Contact Details
T +49 40 40 11 334 38
M +49 151 15 95 51 06
ricarda.popert@lupp-partner.com

Isabelle Simons, LL.M.

Associate

Isabelle is an associate at Lupp + Partner. She specializes in intellectual property law and commercial law matters.

She holds a Master of Law Degree in International Business Law with focus on IP, compliance and tax law.

Isabelle’s Contact Details
T +49 40 40 11 334 39
M +49 151 15 20 64 78
isabelle.simons@lupp-partner.com

Bao-Ngoc Nguyen

Associate

Bao-Ngoc is an associate in our Munich office. She works in the firm´s corporate department and advises national and international clients on all aspects of corporate law with a focus on domestic and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions as well as ongoing corporate legal advice.

Prior to joining Lupp + Partner, Bao-Ngoc worked as an associate at the international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Bao-Ngoc’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 54
M +49 151 18 19 45 43
bao-ngoc.nguyen@lupp-partner.com

Milad Ghafarian

Associate

Milad is an associate at Lupp + Partner. He focuses on Venture Capital, M&A and related areas of corporate law.

Before joining Lupp + Partner in 2021, Milad was a lawyer in the corporate, commercial and IT department of MediaMarktSaturn and two boutique law firms for four years in total.

Milad’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 57
M +49 160 891 49 02
milad.ghafarian@lupp-partner.com

Leonie Töppich

Associate

Leonie is an associate at Lupp + Partner. She advises both German and international clients on private equity and M&A transactions as well as post-deal litigation.

Leonie studied law at the University of Hamburg.

Leonie’s Contact Details
T +49 40 40 11 334 31
M +49 170 944 68 21
leonie.toeppich@lupp-partner.com

Yeji Park

Associate

Yeji is an associate at Lupp + Partner. She works in the firm’s corporate department and specializes in national and cross-border corporate transactions, particularly in the areas of M&A, private equity, joint ventures and venture capital.

Prior to joining Lupp + Partner, Yeji gained practical experience in corporate law by working as a legal intern at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. As a trainee lawyer, she worked for the German American Chamber of Commerce in New York and for the German Bundestag in Berlin.

Yeji also holds a master’s degree (M.A.) in business.
She speaks German, English and Korean.

Yeji’s Contact Details
T +49 40 40 11 334 75
M +49 170 944 83 26
yeji.park@lupp-partner.com

Caroline Walz

Associate

Caroline is an associate in Lupp + Partner’s IPT team. She specialises in data protection, IT, intellectual property law and also advises on transactions in this area.

Before joining Lupp + Partner, Caroline was an associate in data protection law at Reed Smith in Munich.

Caroline’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 50
M +49 151 43 13 73 64
caroline.walz@lupp-partner.com

Vera Oldenburger

Associate

Vera is an associate at Lupp + Partner. She focuses on advising on venture capital and M&A transactions.

Before joining Lupp + Partner in January 2022, Vera Oldenburger was an associate at Becker Büttner Held Rechtsanwälte, Wirtschaftsprüfer und Steuerberater PartGmbB in Berlin for almost two years.

Prior to that, Vera worked for one year as an associate at Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, also in Berlin.

Vera’s Contact Details
T +49 30 314 929 57
M +49 151 42 14 70 31
vera.oldenburger@lupp-partner.com

Dr. Richard Schwander

Associate

Richard Schwander is an associate at Lupp + Partner. He specializes in intellectual property law, commercial law and data protection law matters.

Richard’s Contact Details
T +49 40 40 11 334 28
richard.schwander@lupp-partner.com

Dr. Mirko Grunert

Associate

Dr. Mirko Grunert is an associate at Lupp + Partner. He advises both national and international clients on private equity, venture capital and M&A transactions. In addition, he also advises on general corporate law with reference to capital markets, finance and regulatory law.

Dr. Mirko Grunert holds a Bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance and is a qualified banker.

Mirko’s Contact Details
T +49 40 40 11 334 90
mirko.grunert@lupp-partner.com

Kseniia Metlenko, LL.M. (Passau)

Transaction Lawyer

Kseniia is a transaction lawyer at Lupp + Partner. She specialises in M&A and Real Estate Transactions, both in a domestic and international context. Kseniia holds a master degree (LL.M.) in legal studies from the University Passau. Prior to this, Kseniia obtained a bachelor degree from MGIMO in Moscow and she was also a legal intern at Rödl & Partner in their Moscow offices.

Ksenia speaks German, English and Russian.

Kseniia’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 46
M+49 151 18 90 46 63
kseniia.metlenko@lupp-partner.com

Anna Gelir

Transaction Lawyer

Anna is a transaction lawyer at Lupp + Partner.

Anna’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 79
anna.gelir@lupp-partner.com

Raphael List, LL.M.

Transaction Lawyer

Raphael List is a transaction lawyer at Lupp + Partner. In addition to his focus on succession planning, he specializes in advising entrepreneurs, financial investors and medium-sized family businesses in the field of transaction and corporate law, in particular buy-and-build and private equity transactions as well as financings (LL.M.).

Raphael List has several years of professional experience in a leading commercial law firm and M&A/corporate boutique.

Raphael’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 64
M +49 151 67 77 54 11
raphael.list@lupp-partner.com

Yvonne le Quément

Head of Business Development

Yvonne’s Contact Details
M +49 151 25 21 06 93
yvonne.lequement@lupp-partner.com

Daniel Fein

IT Manager

Daniel’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 24
M +49 151  15 99 87 39
daniel.fein@lupp-partner.com

Michelle Hannemann

Office Manager

Michelle’s Contact Details
T +49 40 40 11 334 52
michelle.hannemann@lupp-partner.com

Denise Thürke

HR Manager

Denise’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 53
denise.thuerke@lupp-partner.com

Elena Stefanova

Head of Accounting

Elena’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 59
M +49 151 17 27 84 89
elena.stefanova@lupp-partner.com

Melissa Erb

Project and Event Manager

Melissa’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 87
melissa.erb@lupp-partner.com

Susann Stöck

Legal Assistant

Susann’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 14
susann.stoeck@lupp-partner.com

Esther Gyan-Debrah

Legal Assistant

Esther’s Contact Details
M +49 160 337 50 79
esther.gyandebrah@lupp-partner.com

Maxine Holtz

Business Development Manager

Maxine’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 22
maxine.holtz@lupp-partner.com

Romina Smith

Legal Assistant

Romina’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 73
romina.smith@lupp-partner.com

Jessica Bender

Legal Assistant

Jessica’s Contact Details
T +49 69 756 622 21
jessica.bender@lupp-partner.com

Patricia Marreiros-Hoffmann

Office Manager

Patricia’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 36
patricia.marreiroshoffmann@lupp-partner.com

Selma Perez Gamez

Office Manager

Selma’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 58
selma.gamez@lupp-partner.com

Natalie Gabor

Office Manager

Natalie’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 61
natalie.gabor@lupp-partner.com

Elizaveta Starodubtceva

Office Manager

Elizaveta’s Contact Details
T +49 69 75 66 22 20
elizaveta.starodubtceva@lupp-partner.com

Yuanchun Lin

Accounting Assistant

Yuanchun’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 4
yuanchun.lin@lupp-partner.com

Madeleine Ludwig-Rausch

Legal Assistant

Madeleine’s Contact Details
T +49 40 40 11 334 64
madeleine.ludwigrausch@lupp-partner.com

Sofiia Zolotarova

Junior Office Manager

Sofiia’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 17
sofiia.zolotarova@lupp-partner.com

Valeska Karadag

Notary Clerk

Valeska’s Contact Details
T +49 30 314 92 95 11
M +49 151 172 863 30
valeska.karadag@lupp-partner.com

Fabienne Daum

Manager of Recruiting & Employer Branding

Fabienne’s Contact Details
T +49 69 756 62 22 15
fabienne.daum@lupp-partner.com

Matthias Thomsen

Head of Finance

Matthias’ Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 23
M +49 151 11 82 82 71
matthias.thomsen@lupp-partner.com

Marina Blüthmann

Legal Assistant

Marina’s Contact Details
T +49 40 40 11 334 66
M +49 151 23 95 63 40
marina.bluethmann@lupp-partner.com

Stefanie Bunke

Notary Clerk

Stefanie’s Contact Details
T +49 30 314 929 543
M +49 151 25 80 36 97
stefanie.bunke@lupp-partner.com

Daria Dublei

Junior Office Manager

Daria’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 37
daria.dublei@lupp-partner.com

Vincent Barthel

Business Support Manager

Vincent’s Contact Details
T +49 69 756 62 22 80
M+49 151 67 77 54 17
vincent.barthel@lupp-partner.com

Agata Zajdel-Metcher

IT Support Manager

Agata’s Contact Details
T +49 30 314 929 514
M +49 175 713 39 06
agata.zajdel-metcher@lupp-partner.com

Olena Lisova

Office Manager

Olena’s Contact Details
T +49 30 314 929 50
olena.lisova@lupp-partner.com

Simone Hirt

Office Manager

Simone’s Contact Details
T +49 69 756 62 22 19
simone.hirt@lupp-partner.com

Susanne Schröder

Legal Assistant

Susanne’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 33
susanne.schroeder@lupp-partner.com

Linh Le

HR Manager

Linh’s Contact Details
T +49 69 756 62 22 20
linh.lethithuy@lupp-partner.com

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Contact

LUPP + PARTNER

Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

Munich

Kardinal-Faulhaber-Str. 10
80333 Munich
T +49 89 614 24 24 0
lp@lupp-partner.com

Hamburg

Großer Burstah 32
20457 Hamburg
T +49 40 40 11 334 0
lp@lupp-partner.com

Frankfurt am Main

Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49
Messeturm, 50th floor
60308 Frankfurt
T +49 69 75 66 222 0
lp@lupp-partner.com

Berlin

Kurfürstendamm 13-14
10719 Berlin
T +49 30 314 92 95 0
lp@lupp-partner.com