As a fund attorney, Joel advises managers of venture capital and private equity funds on the structuring of their domestic (German) and foreign fund structures. A particular focus of his work increasingly lies on impact funds and ESG aspects (developing ESG policies, SFDR, Taxonomy). On those topics, Joel maintains close ties with and often collaborates on an interdisciplinary basis with non-legal advisors. In addition, Joel assists our clients with their worldwide fundraising as well as with tackling supervisory and compliance requirements.
Joel's advice covers conceptualizing the fund structure, drafting the fund documentation, assisting with obtaining regulatory permissions, as well as fundraising and investor onboarding including aspects relating to compliance with anti-money-laundering provisions and other norms, both leading up to closing and during the term of the fund.