From family office investments through to private equity and classic M&A to venture capital. This is what we have been doing for over 15 years. We will support you not only with our deep corporate law knowledge and experience but also with our broad network if need be.
Investors are always on the lookout for investment opportunities in start-ups that seek to disrupt existing or create new business models. Likewise, founders require strong and supportive investors on their path to build solid and successful companies. We assist our clients in all phases of the investment process, from early stage angel investments up to large-volume exits. With our deep expertise and experience in Venture Capital investments we support our clients in finding a reliable and individual legal framework for their investment interests.
Technology transforms. No business will remain the same in the years to come. Digitalization changes even the most traditional of businesses. We are prepared to meet that challenge with you. Our technology practice covers all areas of expertise required in this context, ranging from IP to IT, including data protection laws and covering all aspects of commercial law.
Most investors require real estate to be part of their portfolio. So do we. Our experience ranges from the acquisition and sale of commercial estate portfolios to the acquisition and divestiture of large single commercial objects, including hotels, shopping centers etc. We cover all aspects of commercial real estate, with particular focus on developments and investment work. We support you not only with our deep real estate law knowledge and experience but also with our extensive market understanding and network if need be.
We can’t do any of this alone. It is a team effort. That’s why we watch out for one another, including you.
We are entrepreneurs. We understand the needs you feel because we feel them, too.
We don’t give up. We work hard to help you execute and safeguard your ideas.
We are genuine to our mission and values. And we are independent enough to speak up when others won’t tell you the truth.
Life will be a long journey. We will be the trusted partner you can rely on. In good and bad times.
We are grateful. For what we have. For being able to do what we chose to do. And we don’t take it for granted.
Matthias is a M&A partner at Lupp + Partner. He focuses on transactional advice in a national and international context, ranging from classic M&A transactions through 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 (München) +49 89 614 24 24 – 20
T (Hamburg) +49 40 40 11 334 – 20
M +49 171 788 37 99
Ksenia is a 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 66 3 66 88
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
Carsten is a M&A partner at Lupp + Partner. He focuses on M&A, real estate transactions, corporate reorganisations 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 30 300 149 3062
F +49 40 401 13 34 11
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 huge 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 and, before that, a senior/principal associate in the corporate/M&A practice of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he spent more than seven years.
Nis’ Contact Details
T +49 40 40 11 334 80
M +49 160 702 13 15
Raphael is a real estate partner at Lupp + Partner. He is an experienced transaction lawyer, be it in a national or an 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 advises project developments on a regular basis. With more than 17 years experience in this field, he gets involved in all relevant aspects of the project development including the advice on lease contracts, contracts with architects/engineers and building contractors as well as advising 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 40 40 11 334 60
M +49 174 33 55 829
Nikolaus is 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. Prior to 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 for 14 years was a Corporate/M&A partner at Freshfields. He works from the firm’s offices in both Munich and Hamburg.
Nikolaus’ Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 18 / +49 40 40 11 334 17
M +49 172 454 34 21
Christian is an M&A partner at Lupp + Partner. Christian has broad expertise and experience 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
Dr. Thomas Krawitz is a private equity partner at Lupp + Partner. Thomas recently 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
Felix is a counsel 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. Furthermore, Felix advises start-ups and their founders regarding the legal setup for their enterprise.
Before joining Lupp + Partner, Felix was an associate at Baker Tilly where he had worked for the previous 4 years.
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.
Felix’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 25
M +49 151 201 098 01
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 29 37 825
Tim is Senior Associate 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 69 08 046
Julia is Senior Associate at Lupp + Partner. She focuses on commercial matters as well as unfair competition, IT-, data protection and intellectual property law matters, including corresponding litigation proceedings. Julia advises both German and international clients with a focus on e-commerce, software and technology, consumer and commercial products.
Julia is a member of the IT-law working group of the German Bar Association (Arbeitsgemeinschaft IT-Recht im Deutschen Anwaltsverein e.V).
Before joining Lupp + Partner, Julia was a lawyer at WKGT Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, where she started her professional career.
Julia’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 41
M +49 160 944 740 53
Laura is an 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 +49 151 240 66 371
Jitka is a an Associate at Lupp + Partner. She focuses on commercial matters as well as unfair competition, IT-, data protection and intellectual property law matters, including corresponding litigation proceedings. Jitka advises both German and international clients with a focus on e-commerce, software and technology, consumer and commercial products.
Before joining Lupp + Partner, Jitka was a trainee at the European Commission, DG Economy in Brussels.
Jitka speaks German, English and Czech.
Jitka’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 – 42
M +49 151 15 61 64 94
Angelika is an associate at Lupp + Partner. She focuses on M&A and Venture Capital transactions. She advises German and international clients on the acquisition and disposal of shareholdings. Furthermore, Angelika has special expertise in the field of acquisition finance. Before joining Lupp + Partner in 2019 Angelika was a lawyer in the banking and finance department of Allen & Overy for three years, where she started her professional career.
Angelika speaks German, English and Polish.
Angelika’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 – 32
M +49 160 220 53 82
Moritz is an associate at Lupp + Partner.
Before joining Lupp + Partner, Moritz was an associate at Jones Day, where he started his professional career.
Moritz’ Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 67
M +49 151 678 027 49
Clemens is an associate in the M&A team at Lupp + Partner.
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
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 +49 160 979 794 75
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
Checchi is CDO of Lupp + Partner and leads our food and hospitality practice. On top of that, she is the leading expert on matters dealing with canine-human relations and is responsible for Lupp + Partner’s security on its premises. Behave nicely and you will find the cutest dog in the history of law firms. Indecent behavior and non-payment of bills, however, will not be tolerated. Clients Beware!