January 11, 2021 News

SMP appoints two Associated Partners

As of the new year 2021, the group of partners at SMP welcomes two new Associated Partners: Joel El-Qalqili and Sebastian Schwarz. The entire SMP team congratulates both colleagues and wishes them continued success!

Joel El-Qalqili will continue to shape the expansion of SMP's fund practice as Associated Partner. In addition to structuring venture capital, growth and buy-out funds as well as providing support on fundraising and compliance requirements, Joel's focus is particularly on impact VC projects and advising on ESG issues.

"Impact investing and the comprehensive integration of ESG aspects into investment decisions and processes are becoming increasingly important. I am therefore looking forward to assisting our clients in tackling the great challenges of our time and to shaping the SMP funds practice as associated partner together with our team", says Joel.

Sebastian Schwarz will contribute to the expansion of SMP's fund and tax practice with his focus on comprehensive advice to fund investors as well as special tax advice to the management teams of PE and VC funds.

"I am honored to have been appointed Associated Partner. I look forward to working with a great team on developing SMP's LP practice which supports investors in private funds on all stages of their investments as well as advising management teams of German and international funds on all fund-related tax matters", says Sebastian.