SMP

Funds

We are one of the market leaders anywhere in Germany when it comes to structuring private equity and venture capital funds with a strong legal foundation. Our clients include investors such as banks, pension funds and corporations, as well as family offices and private individuals.

German and international investors and initiators alike rely on our expertise. As experts in international tax law, we understand the correlations with German fiscal regulations and also support clients with globally managed assets.

Track Record Funds

Members of our funds practice group have recently advised in key roles on the following matters:

  1. VC/PE
    • Project A Ventures
      • across all fund generations with respect to all ongoing fund-related matters
      • structuring and establishment of the second fund and of new co-investment vehicle for growth investments financed by the European Investment Fund
    • e.ventures
      • across all fund generations (Europe and US) with respect to all ongoing fund-related matters
      • structuring and establishment of the Europe V fund and of a new co-investment vehicle for growth investments financed by the European Investment Fund
    • DTCP with respect to all ongoing fund-related matters (incl. fund formation)
    • Cherry Ventures on the formation of their latest venture capital funds
    • Blue Yard / BY Capital on the formation of their latest venture capital fund
    • Atlantic Labs on the formation of their latest venture capital fund and on their first growth fund
    • Apollo Ventures on the formation of their investment structure
    • Fly Ventures on the formation of their latest venture capital fund
    • Paua Ventures on the formation of their latest venture capital fund
    • Motu Ventures on the formation of their first venture capital fund
    • Multiple German Corporates on the formation of their first corporate venture funds
    • BrightPoint on the formation of the Service-AIFM
    • Crosslantic on ongoing fund-related matters (incl. fund formation)
    • Large UK Private Equity Firm on the establishment of a German branch
    • Large European Private Equity Firm on various ongoing tax matters
    • Large US Private Equity Firm on various ongoing tax matters
    • Large European Bank on tax matters of secondary transactions
    • LandT on the structuring and establishment of Credit Guarantee Funds in developing countries
    • US Mobility Fund on the onboarding of German managers
    • Two German Mobility Funds with respect to all questions relating to the structuring and establishment of the Fund
    • Various German Crypto Funds with respect to all questions relating to the structuring and establishmentof the Fund
    • US/German Property Tech Fund with respect to all questions relating to the structuring and establishment of the Fund
  2. Real Estate
    • Structuring of a special Investment Fund for a single investment (EUR 700 million)
    • Structuring of a Luxembourg Investment Fund for investments in hospital real estate
    • Structuring of various close-ended real estate Investment Funds
    • Ongoing investment tax advice for a leading German fund manager
    • Restructuring of the foreign real estate investments of a German open-ended Investment Fund
    • Investment tax advice for various Luxembourg Investment Funds
    • Tax and regulatory advice for a German special investment fund in connection with its investments
  3. Investor Advice
    • Multi-billion euro family office on its investments in alternative assets funds (Hedge funds, PE and others)
    • SR2 on investments in Crypto Token Funds
  4. Fund Taxation
    • Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners on numerous transactions, structuring and ongoing tax matters
    • e.ventures on numerous transactions, structuring and ongoing tax matters
    • Cherry Ventures on several ongoing tax matters
    • SevenOne Capital on ongoing tax matters regarding foreign fund investments
    • Blockwall on ongoing tax matters
    • Foreign private equity and venture capital funds on ongoing tax matters and tax declaration (e.g. Redpoint Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, Remagine Media Ventures et al)