Adrian provides advice on all matters of corporate law related to funds, corporations and growth-oriented companies. He specializes in M&A and venture capital transactions.
German qualified attorney (Rechtsanwalt)
Ph.D. in law (Dr. iur.) (Humboldt University of Berlin)
LL.B. (Bucerius Law School, Hamburg)
Education and Career
Adrian studied law at Bucerius Law School (Hamburg), Humboldt University (Berlin) and Stellenbosch University (South Africa). His legal training included stints at a large international law firm and at the First Circuit Court of O’ahu (Honolulu, Hawai’i).
After that, he was a research fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (Berlin) as well as a visiting research fellow at the University of Parma (Italy) and at Harvard Law School. Before joining SMP, Adrian was an Associate at Flick Gocke Schaumburg.
Adrian’s recent work highlights include advising:
Battery Ventures on the Series D financing round of GetYourGuide
Clue on its Series B financing round
Horizn Studios on its Series A financing round
Raisin (formerly Saving Global) on its Series C financing round
Computer crime under European criminal law – Division of competences, harmonization and cooperation perspectives Mohr Siebeck, 2017 (forthcoming) - (in German)
Ubiquitous computing and increasing engagement of private companies in governmental surveillance Oxford Journal of International Data Privacy Law, 2017, 126-126 (together with Emma Peters)
Redemption of GmbH-shares upon the termination of a service agreement EWiR 2017, 265 - (in German)
Criminal law vs. security law – Computer criminal law beyond the scope of protection of legal interests and ultima ratio? in: Gusy/Kugelmann/Würtenberger (Eds.), Legal Handbook of Civil Security, 2016, 517-526 - (in German)
Harmonizing substantive cybercrime law through European Union directive 2013/40/EU – From European legislation to international model law? IEEE Xplore, ICACC 2015, 1-6
Congress Report: Cyber crime as an international challenge ZIS, 2015, 422-425 (in German)