SMP

Jens advises management teams, sponsors and investors. He supports them in all matters related to the structuring, set-up and maintenance of various types of collective investment schemes that invest in venture capital, private equity, real estate and other asset classes. Furthermore, he advises investors on investments in open-ended and closed-end funds. He is a specialist in tax structuring, regulatory advice, preparation of the fund documentation and negotiations between investors and initiators. What is more, Jens is a recognizedexpert in the field of investment taxation.

Education and Career

Jens first studied tax administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Königs Wusterhausen and then law at Halle-Wittenberg. Before co-founding SMP, he was an Associate at SJ Berwin and, most recently, an Associated Partner at Flick Gocke Schaumburg. 

Jens is a regular speaker on tax and regulatory issues and publishes articles on tax and regulatory matters concerning fund investments. He is a coauthor of a commentary on the German Capital Investment Code.

Experience

Jens’s recent work highlights include advising:

  • e.ventures as well as Project A Ventures on the formation of their new co-investment vehicle for growth investments financed by the European Investment Fund
  • e.ventures, Project A Ventures, Cherry Ventures and Blue Yard / BY Capital on the formation of their latest venture capital funds
  • Large German corporate on the formation of its first venture capital fund generation
  • Atlantic Labs on the formation of its first growth venture capital fund
  • Leading German family office on the investment in various funds (alternative assets)
  • Analysis of newly introduced limitations of the creditability of dividend withholding tax in German income tax law
    FR 2017, 223-235 (together with Sebastian Schwarz) - (in German)
  • Annotation to Sec. 214-2017 German Investment Code
    Eds. Moritz / Klebeck / Jesch, Frankfurter Commentary on Capital Investment Law, Vol. 1: KAGB (Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch), 2016 - (in German)
  • Annual Tax Act 2010 – Amendment of the Investment Tax Act (InvStG)
    FR 2011, 62 - (in German)
  • Annual Tax Act 2009 – Changes in the investment taxation
    FR 2009, 416 - (in German)
  • Value added and income tax implications of the ECJ judgment "Kennemer Golf & Country Club"
    DStR 2008, 1985 (together with Alexander Becker) - (in German)
  • Value added tax on guest lectures with respect to the current ECJ case law
    UR 2007, 873 (together with Alexander Becker) - (in German)
  • Value added tax on chargeable advance ruling by the tax offices
    UR 2007, 482 (together with Alexander Becker) - (in German)
  • The concealed profit distribution at unprofitable public enterprises
    DStR 2007, 1421 (together with Alexander Becker) - (in German)