SMP

Niklas advises fund managers and investors in the field of alternative investments (private equity, venture capital, debt, real estate) on all matters of investment regulatory law. In addition, he provides advice and support to financial-services companies in the context of license proceedings and, on an ongoing basis, in relation to all matters under the German Banking Act (KWG) and the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG). He has been familiar with regulatory matters concerning private equity and venture capital from a scientific perspective since 2013.

Education and Career

Niklas studied law in Göttingen and completed his practical legal training in the district of the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main. Before joining SMP, he served as a research assistant to Prof. Dr. Spindler and worked at Willkie Farr & Gallagher as well as at Pöllath + Partners.

  • Shareholder loans
    in: Jesch/Striegel/Boxberger, Legal Handbook Private Equity, 2nd edition 2019 (forthcoming) [in German]
  • Fund reporting, fund compliance und fund governance
    in: Jesch/Striegel/Boxberger, Legal Handbook Private Equity, 2nd edition 2019 (together with Lennart Lorenz) (forthcoming) [in German]
  • Domestic [German] fund structures
    in: Jesch/Striegel/Boxberger, Legal Handbook Private Equity, 2nd edition 2019 (together with Lennart Lorenz) (forthcoming) [in German]
  • Administrative and advisory structures across borders
    in: Pöllath/Rodin/Wewel, Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds, handbook, 2018 (together with Sebastian Käpplinger) [in German]
  • Private equity (LBO) [leveraged buyout] before and after entry into force of the German Capital Investment Code (KAGB)
    dissertation, 2018 [in German]
  • 2017 Regulation on the Supervisory Requirements for the Institutions' Remuneration Systems and management companies forming part of a group: capping of the amount of variable remunerations through the back door?
    ZBB 2017, pp. 335–345 [in German]