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Dr. Matthias Lupp

Partner

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
moc.rentrap-ppul@ppul.saihttam

Ksenia Ilina

Partner

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
moc.rentrap-ppul@anili.ainesk

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
moc.rentrap-ppul@trabzrawhcs.kcirtap

Carsten Hohmann, LL.M (NYU)

Partner

Carsten is a 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 30 300 149 3062
F +49 40 401 13 34 11
moc.rentrap-ppul@nnamhoh.netsrac

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
moc.rentrap-ppul@snetsrac.sin

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 40 40 11 334 60
M +49 174 33 55 829
moc.rentrap-ppul@eklheos.leahpar

Dr. Nikolaus Schrader

Partner

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.

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

T +49 89 614 24 24 18 / +49 40 40 11 334 17
M +49 172 454 34 21
moc.rentrap-ppul@redarhcs.sualokin

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
moc.rentrap-ppul@ffrodor.naitsirhc

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

Partner

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
moc.rentrap-ppul@ztiwark.samoht

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 multiple 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 2020 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.

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 69 50 50 60 426 – 0 / +49 69 50 50 60 426 – 1
M +49 172 968 30 96
moc.rentrap-ppul@ttellek.rehpotsirhc

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 +49 151 201 098 01
moc.rentrap-ppul@rezteuts.xilef

Dr. Lutz Drallé

Partner

Lutz is a commercial and IP/IT partner at Lupp + Partner based in Hamburg. Lutz has extensive experience in technology and non-contentious intellectual property law, both in the context of M&A transactions and on a stand-alone basis. He also regularly advises clients on complex commercial arrangements. Lutz advises domestic and international corporations in various industries, with a particular focus on the life sciences sector. Clients value his calm and pragmatic approach to negotiate and solve legal issues.

Before joining Lupp + Partner in 2021, Lutz was a senior/principal associate in the corporate IP/IT practice of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Hamburg.


Lutz’s Contact Details

T +49 40 401 133 423
M +49 171 692 3384
moc.rentrap-ppul@ellard.ztul

Kristina Baurschmidt

Partner

Kristina is a real estate partner at Lupp + Partner, based in the firm’s Berlin office.

Kristina specializes in real estate law, with a focus on construction and architect law, transactions and commercial lease law and related litigation. Her clients include major companies, medium-sized businesses and real estate funds as well as national and international family offices/private clients.

Kristina Baurschmidt is a Specialist Lawyer for Construction and Architect Law (Fachanwältin für Bau- und Architektenrecht).


Kristina’s Contact Details

M +49 170 187 8778
moc.rentrap-ppul@tdimhcsruab.anitsirk

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 +49 151 161 473 03
moc.rentrap-ppul@snegreoj.nafets

Dr. Kerstin Kopp

Partner

Kerstin is a partner at Lupp + Partner. She advises both national and international companies on company acquisitions and joint ventures. Kerstin’s practice area covers commercial and company law as well as private equity.

Before joining Lupp + Partner, Kerstin was a private equity partner in Clifford Chance where for many years she regularly advised mid-cap financial investors.

Kerstin works from the firm’s Frankfurt office.


Kerstin’s Contact Details

M +49 160 90 17 83 63
moc.rentrap-ppul@ppok.nitsrek

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 29 37 825
moc.rentrap-ppul@rethcir.haras

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 +49 151 744 57 974
moc.rentrap-ppul@lsseoh.divad

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 0134
moc.rentrap-ppul@dnarbedlih.cram

Tim Weber

Senior Associate

Tim is a 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
moc.rentrap-ppul@rebew.mit

Julia Kuhn

Senior Associate

Julia is a 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 began her professional career.


Julia’s Contact Details

T +49 89 614 24 24 41
M +49 160 944  740 53
moc.rentrap-ppul@nhuk.ailuj

Moritz Richter

Senior Associate

Moritz is a senior associate at Lupp + Partner. He specializes in Private Equity, Venture Capital and M&A transactions. He advises both German and international clients on the acquisition and disposal of shareholdings and businesses.

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

moc.rentrap-ppul@rethcir.ztirom

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.


Christophers’ Contact Details

T +49 89 614 24 24 15
M +49 151 65 52 32 75

moc.rentrap-ppul@ewarg.rehpotsirhc

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 lease 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.

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 89 614 24 24 13
M +49 175 16 60 551

moc.rentrap-ppul@rezuerk.ailatan

Laura Haßel

Associate

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
moc.rentrap-ppul@lessah.arual

Jitka Rutrlova

Associate

Jitka is 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
moc.rentrap-ppul@avolrtur.aktij

Angelika Pikulska

Associate

Angelika is an 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
moc.rentrap-ppul@akslukip.akilegna

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
moc.rentrap-ppul@lenac.snemelc

Pia Plonner

Associate

Pia began her career as an associate at Lupp + Partner. She specialises in private equity and M&A transactions.


Pia’s Contact Details

T +49 89 614 24 24 69
M +49 151 25 40 30 61
moc.rentrap-ppul@rennolp.aip

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 +49 160 979 794 75
moc.rentrap-ppul@rellek.ppilihp

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
moc.rentrap-ppul@lekned.ieram

Umut Yildirim

Associate

Umut is an associate at Lupp + Partner. He specialises in IT and intellectual property law.

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 +49 151 573 085 65
moc.rentrap-ppul@miridliy.tumu

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’s Contact Details
T +49 40 40 11 334 27
M +49 151 214 947 10
moc.rentrap-ppul@nitrap.airotkiv

Michael Kreisel

Associate

Michael is an associate at Lupp + Partner. He works in our Frankfurt office.

Michael’s Contact Details
T +49 89 614 24 24 48
M +49 151 221 112 50
moc.rentrap-ppul@lesierk.leahcim

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
moc.rentrap-ppul@okneltem.aiinesk

Yvonne le Quément

Head of Business Development / Transaction Management


Yvonne’s Contact Details

M +49 151 25 21 06 93
moc.rentrap-ppul@tnemeuqel.ennovy

Daniel Fein

IT – Technician


Daniel’s Contact Details

T +49 89 614 24 24 24
M +49 151  15 99 87 39
moc.rentrap-ppul@nief.leinad

Michelle Motten

Assistant

T +49 40 40 11 334 – 0
moc.rentrap-ppul@nettom.ellehcim

Denise Thürke

Assistant / HR Manager

T +49 89 614 24 24 53
moc.rentrap-ppul@ekreuht.esined

Elena Stefanova

Accounting

T +49 89 614 24 24 59
moc.rentrap-ppul@avonafets.anele

Melissa Erb

Assistant / Office Manager

T +49 89 614 24 24 87
moc.rentrap-ppul@bre.assilem

Susann Stöck

Assistant

T +49 89 614 24 24 14
moc.rentrap-ppul@kceots.nnasus

Nadja Nonn

Assistant

T +49 40 40 11 334 43
moc.rentrap-ppul@nnon.ajdan

Esther Gyan-Debrah

Assistant

moc.rentrap-ppul@harbednayg.rehtse

Checchi

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!

Contact

LUPP + PARTNER

Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

München

Bürkleinstr. 10
80538 München
T +49 89 614 24 24 – 0
moc.rentrap-ppul@nehcneum

Hamburg

Großer Burstah 32
20457 Hamburg
T +49 40 40 11 334 – 0
moc.rentrap-ppul@grubmah

Frankfurt am Main

Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49
60308 Frankfurt am Main
T +49 89 614 24 24 -0
moc.rentrap-ppul@trufknarf

Berlin

Pariser Platz 6A
10117 Berlin
T +49 89 614 24 24 – 0
moc.rentrap-ppul@pl