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 and a frequent speaker on the legal implications of blockchain technology and crypto tokens.

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:

  • Cherry Ventures on the formation of their second venture capital fund and subsequent advice
  • Blue Yard on the formation of their first venture capital fund and subsequent advice regarding investments in Crypto Tokens and other matters
  • e.ventures on the formation of several venture capital funds, on optimizing their German and US structure and on regulatory ownership-control procedures
  • Fly Ventures on the formation of their first venture capital fund
  • Project A Ventures on the formation of their second venture-capital/company-building fund and subsequent advice
  • Atlantic Labs on the formation of a venture capital and a growth stage fund
  • 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)