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.

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
  • ZenJob on its Series A financing round
  • Bonify on its Series A 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)