Private Equity & Venture Capital

The firm’s Private Equity and Venture Capital practice combines top-tier local and international expertise.  Thanks to many years of industry experience and a network of law firms throughout Europe an increasing number of leading local and international companies have come to rely on our PE/VC team.

Private Equity

Our lawyers cover the entire range of private equity matters including:

  • fund formation and capital raising through private placements

  • investment activities and management

  • exits (including trade sale, mergers and going public transactions)

 

We help investment funds and companies reach their business goals. Our full service legal capabilities also provide coordinated assistance (co-assistance) on other legal issues related to private equity matters, including:

  • capital markets and securities regulations

  • employment and compensation and benefits

  • intellectual property and (technology) contracts

  • litigation and dispute resolution

Venture Capital

Our lawyers (attorneys) actively represent venture capital and corporate strategic investors in start-up, early-stage and growth stage companies particularly in the ICT and biotech sectors. We are also frequently asked to assist entrepreneurs in their business and fundraising activities.

Our lawyers regularly work closely with entrepreneurs during all stages of the private company lifecycle including start-up, seed funding, venture capital and debt financing, acquisitions and dispositions, as well as employment, contracting and intellectual property needs.

Our experience serving both companies and investors provides us with the ideal perspective for dealing with all the important issues that arise in today’s investment environment . We develop tailor-made solutions adapted to our clients’ needs based on our excellent understanding of their business, while respecting their specific entrepreneurial and cultural backgrounds.  Our approach is proactive and practical and our work is efficient, focused and cost-effective.

Private Equity & Venture Capital Team

Our PE/VC team has outstanding experience and skill in handling all aspects of transactions such as drafting investment term sheets, coordinating data rooms, due diligence, structuring transactions, negotiations, drafting contracts, project management, up to exits through trade sales and public offerings. Our PE/VC lawyers are able to draw on expertise in a broad range of areas including regulatory, commercial, real estate, employment, bankruptcy, intellectual property, litigation, insurance and environmental matters.

Several members of our private equity/venture capital practice are ranked or recommended by prestigious independent third-party legal rankings (Legal 500, Chambers & Partners)

Private Equity & Venture Capital Sectors

Our PE/VC capability is focused on several sectors, including technology and hotels and restaurants.