SMP

Julian specializes in fund formation and fund restructuring and advises Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds on all matters related to tax and regulatory law. He is also an expert on legal issues relating to blockchain technology and crypto tokens and regularly gives lectures on this subject. Julian is a member of SMP #TeamCrypto.

Education and Career

Before joining SMP upon its formation, Julian was an Associate at Flick Gocke Schaumburg and, during his doctoral thesis, a research assistant at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg. He studied law at Bucerius Law School and at the University of Cambridge (UK).

Experience

Julian’s recent work highlights include advising:

  • Blockwall Capital on structuring its first Crypto Fund including subsequent advice
  • Cherry Ventures on the formation of their second and third generation of venture capital funds including subsequent advice
  • Blue Yard on the formation of their first and second venture capital fund including subsequent advice on investments including Crypto Tokens
  • e.ventures on the formation of several venture capital funds, a cross-border secondary transaction, the optimization of the existing German and US structure as well as on ownership control proceedings
  • Fly Ventures on the formation of their first venture capital fund
  • Project A Ventures on the formation of several venture capital funds and subsequent advice
  • Atlantic Labs on the formation of several venture capital funds including subsequent advice
  • 42CAP on the formation of their first venture capital fund
  • Distinction, for purposes of German income tax, between business establishment and asset management in the context of investments in crypto tokens,
    FR 2019, pp. 393–407 (together with David John) [in German]
  • Report on the 1st Berlin Corporate Tax Panel, April 27th 2016
    FR 2016, 749-756 (together with Thea Lebsa) - (in German)
  • The announced extension of Sec. 8b (4) of the German Corporation Income Tax Act to capital gains – unconstitutional retroactive effect despite a 'grace period"
    DStR 2015, 2212-2218 (together with Jan Haselmann) - (in German)
  • One-partner partnerships and trusts
    Peter Lang, 2015 - (in German)
  • Exam for advanced students in tax law
    Jura 2013, 1253-1261 (together with Christian Süß/Peter Stark) - (in German)
  • Exam in tax law and accounting
    JuS 2011, 713-717 (together with Tim Maciejewski) - (in German)