Frederik advises corporates, financial investors and start-ups on M&A and venture capital transactions as well as all matters of corporate law. His practice focuses on transaction and corporate law advice to, or in connection with investments in, growth-oriented companies in the areas of FinTech, InsurTech, PropTech, Digital Health, mobility, software and other regulated industries.

Frederik has been recognized by Chambers and Partners' FinTech Legal Guide 2020 as a notable practitioner.

In this year's The Best Lawyers® in Germany edition the US publishing house in cooperation with business daily Handelsblatt® commend Frederik as one of Germany's best lawyers for mergers and acquisitions law.

Education and Career

Frederik studied law in Berlin and Kiel as well as law and management at the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law of the University of St. Gallen. Frederik began his legal career with Hengeler Mueller in Frankfurt and Düsseldorf. Before joining SMP, he was Counsel at the FinTech Raisin ( and founded the LegalTech start-up LexFox (


Frederik's recent work highlights include advising (during his time with SMP and in his previous position with an international law firm):

  • Project A Ventures on its investments in Gabi, Anyline, Carl Finance, Casavo, Homeday, Laserhub and Trade Republic Bank
  • Digital+ Partners on the Series B financing round of Seven Senders
  • 42CAP on various financing rounds
  • Business Angels on the sale of Cash Payment Solutions ( to Japanese Glory Group
  • Founders and investors of Data Artisans on the sale to Alibaba
  • Founders and investors of Testroom on the merger with Content Fleet (Ströer Group)
  • Homeday on the Series B financing round with Axel Springer
  • CrossLend on its Series A and Series B financing round under participation of Santander
  • Neiman Marcus on the acquisition of
  • Recruit Holdings on the acquisition of Quandoo
  • Bayer on the sale of its diabetes care business
  • HAWESKO Supervisory Board on takeover offer
  • KKR on the foundation of a German real estate platform
  • J.P. Morgan and Commerzbank on capital increase of Symrise AG

* not a partner within the meaning of the German Partnership Company Act (Partnerschaftsgesellschaftsgesetz – PartGG)


  • The involuntary loss of the shareholder position of departed managers and employees - A practical test for the dismissal jurispudence („Hinauskündigungsrechtsprechung")
    Nomos, 2015