Stephan advises asset managers, institutional investors and investment funds on all matters relating to collective investment schemes, including fund formation and ongoing operational matters, co-investments, carried interest arrangements and internal reorganizations. In addition, Stephan advises sponsors and investors on secondary transactions, including recapitalizations and restructurings.
As a second focus, Stephan's practice includes venture capital and M&A transactions as well as general corporate law. In particular, Stephan advises and represents domestic and foreign institutional and strategic investors and corporations on all matters related to financing rounds, corporate acquisitions, joint ventures, investments in portfolio companies and exit transactions.
The JUVE Handbook of German Commercial Law Firms lists Stephan as a "frequently recommended lawyer" for venture capital and Germany's leading economic magazine WirtschaftsWoche ranks Stephan as a top lawyer for M&A.
The Legal 500 Germany 2020 mentions Stephan as a key lawyer for investment funds and for venture capital, and Best Lawyers® recognizes Stephan as one of the top lawyers in Germany for private funds and for venture capital law.