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About us

RÖHRBORN LLP is a boutique law firm advising entrepreneurs, start-ups, growth companies and investors in venture capital, private equity, finance and corporate transactions. We only do what we know from the inside and what we do best. Therefore we are specialized in and narrowly focusing on these practice areas.

We believe that it is the unique individual that sets RÖHRBORN LLP above the others. At RÖHRBORN LLP our lawyers have a broad background of experiences, extensive knowledge in their fields and an entrepreneurial and business forward thinking approach. They all share a unique history by having experienced the world from the entrepreneurs’ and investors’ side. That makes them the best partners to exceed our clients’ expectations.

Prior to joining RÖHRBORN LLP, each of our lawyers received the best education and have worked for top ranked and internationally recognized law firms or corporates. After having reached the top in their field, our lawyers had the luxury of choosing between either the comfort of a traditional law firm career or a more exciting route as entrepreneurs and investors.

We know both sides of the table and offer our clients a legal team with a deep understanding of the nuances of entrepreneurial businesses and venture capital, private equity and corporate deals. We assist our clients with straight acquisitions, strategic investments, equity financing rounds, bridge financing, venture debt, asset deals, build-ups and exits e.g. through trade sales or initial public offerings (IPO). Through our extensive knowledge, strategic business and focused legal approach, creative and out-of-the-box solution orientated thinking and broad network, we position ourselves more than just an outsourced legal department. We add that extra advantage and unique value to our clients by taking most of the workload and letting our clients focus on what they do best: their daily business.

According to our clients’ preferences, in areas on which we do not offer services ourselves we organize and source in the relevant expertise by cooperating with qualified specialists.

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Practice Areas

Venture Capital

CORPORATE FINANCING AND PARTICIPATION

Corporate Law

Transactions

MERGERS & ACQUISTIONS

US Law

CROSS-BORDER TRANSACTIONS,
US EXPANSION
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Venture Capital

CORPORATE FINANCING AND PARTICIPATION

RÖHRBORN LLP advises individual entrepreneurs, start-up businesses and their management, investors and shareholders on all aspects of ventures capital investments. With our expertise we provide comprehensive advice from seed financing rounds, through subsequent financings all the way up to successful exit transactions.

We prepare and set up the investment structure, develop the capital structure, organize and handle the legal due diligence proceedings, negotiate and draft the investment and financing documentation and carry out the project management.

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Corporate Law

RÖHRBORN LLP comprehensively advises companies, entrepreneurs and investors in regard of all questions related to corporate law. We support our clients with our expertise from establishing businesses, through finance issues and structuring measures to company acquisitions or their liquidation.

We assist our clients not only with their individual “one time” transactions, complex capital-, structuring or financing issues but also provide advice on day-to-day corporate law matters.

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Transactions

MERGERS & ACQUISTIONS

RÖHRBORN LLP advises on all aspects of buying or selling companies and businesses. We provide the full range of services for M&A transactions on both buyer’s and seller’s side.

We support individual entrepreneurs, corporates, business owner, shareholders, financial investors, strategic buyers and the target’s management by structuring and implementing such transactions and drafting and negotiating the contractual documentation.

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US Law

CROSS-BORDER TRANSACTIONS,
US EXPANSION

Many of our assignments deal with international, cross-border aspects, mainly with regard to the USA. RÖHRBORN LLP advises on US legal matters through our US law capabilities. This includes general US coroporate law advise, US corporate formations, US expansion, relocation of companies tot he USA („flip ups“) and US related M&A transactions.

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Lawyers

Jens Röhrborn

Philipp Belter

Dr. Michael Rimbeck

Elizabeth Hudson

Dr. Christian Sirch

Dr. Yorck Graf von Pfeil

Dr. Christian Foldenauer

Thalkirchner Straße 1
80337 München
 T: +49 89 809 902 900
F: +49 89 809 902 999
 jens@roehrborn.com
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Jens Röhrborn

RECHTSANWALT (LAWYER), PARTNER

Jens is the founder and managing partner of RÖHRBORN LLP. He is a widely respected legal expert in all matters related to venture capital and corporate transactions.

Jens began his career as an associate in a US-law firm in Washington, DC. (USA), later in New York (USA). Together with two partners, he started his own law firm in 1995, focusing on the representation of the interests of investors and entrepre-neurs of emerging companies. In 2010 he joined a large US-law firm and be-came managing partner of their Munich office.

Over the past years Jens led many VC, Private Equity and M&A transactions. He accompanied many of his clients’ initial public offerings (IPO).

Jens acts as member of a number of advisory and supervisory boards, such as Wirecard Bank AG, Ascheim (2006-2011), yd.yourdelivery GmbH, Berlin (2012-2014), itembase Inc., Berlin, Sunnyvale, California (USA) since 2013.

Jens studied in Augsburg.

Jens is admitted to bar since 1995. He is member of the local chamber of lawyers in Munich.

Languages: German, English

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Thalkirchner Straße 1
80337 München
 T: +49 89 809 902 900
F: +49 89 809 902 999
 philipp.belter@roehrborn.com
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Philipp Belter  LL.M.

RECHTSANWALT (LAWYER), PARTNER

Philipp advises growth companies, investors and entrepreneurs. His main practice focuses on venture capital and business angel financings.

Philipp gained more than eight years work experience as lawyer in the finance industry sector.

Before joining RÖHRBORN LLP Philipp worked for a leading financial service and investment company. As a senior legal and corporate counsel he was responsible for developing and structuring complex finance solutions and investments concepts for institutional and private investors.

Philipp co-founded and was the founding CEO of a specialised IT and software company. Nowadays, this company is part of one of the global leading specialist and enabler of mobile technology and services.

As a lawyer and active angel investor Philipp supports start-up teams and is a mentor/advisor for various start-up accelerator programs. He regularly holds lectures on legal and economic aspects of funding and structuring of venture deals.

During his legal career he developed a reputation for being a hands-on and entrepreneurial lawyer.

Philipp studied in Berlin and Muenster. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in taxation.

Philipp is admitted to bar since 2001. He is member of the local chamber of lawyers in Munich.

Languages: German, English

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Thalkirchner Straße 1
80337 München
 T: +49 89 809 902 900
F: +49 89 809 902 999
 michael.rimbeck@roehrborn.com
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Dr. Michael Rimbeck  LL.M., M.B.A.

RECHTSANWALT (LAWYER), OF COUNSEL, PARTNER

As of counsel for RÖHRBORN LLP Michael advises on all aspects of corporate law, venture capital and private equity financings and M&A transactions.

Michael started his career as an associate in a large US-law firm in their Munich office. Most recently he was general counsel of a Swiss based family office.

Michael studied in Munich (Dr., M.B.A.) and at the University of Denver, Colo-rado (USA) (LL.M.).

Michael is admitted to bar since 2004. He is member of the local chamber of lawyers in Munich

Languages: German, English

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Thalkirchner Straße 1
80337 München
 T: +49 89 809 902 900
F: +49 89 809 902 999
 elizabeth.hudson@roehrborn.com
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Elizabeth Hudson  B.A., J.D., LL.M, Esq.

ATTORNEY AT LAW, SPECIAL COUNSEL

Elizabeth provides US law advice to RÖHRBORN LLP as special counsel.

Elizabeth advises under US law on all aspects of corporate law, and cross-border M&A transactions, corporate formation matters in the USA and relocation of companies to the USA (“flip ups”). Her clients are start-ups, venture capital investors and private equity funds.

Elizabeth worked for more than eight years for one of the top ranked and internationally recognized US law firms in New York (USA).

She received her B.A. with distinction in all subjects from Cornell University, New York (USA). She earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in international & comparative law at Duke University Law School, North Carolina (USA).

Elizabeth is admitted to the New York State Bar since 1998. She is as US Attorney at Law member of the local chamber of lawyers in Munich.

Languages: English

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Thalkirchner Straße 1
80337 München
 T: +49 89 809 902 900
F: +49 89 809 902 999
 CHRISTIAN.SIRCH@ROEHRBORN.COM
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Dr. Christian Sirch

RECHTSANWALT (LAWYER), PARTNER

In his practice, Christian concentrates on all aspects of venture capital and M&A transactions, as well as private equity investments. Further, he has gained significant experience in capital markets law as well as corporate litigation.

In the past, Christian acted as general counsel of a German venture fund and was partner in a corporate law boutique. He started his career as a an associate for a major international law firm.

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Thalkirchner Straße 1
80337 München
 T: +49 89 809 902 900
F: +49 89 809 902 999
 yorck.pfeil@roehrborn.com
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Dr. Yorck Graf von Pfeil

RECHTSANWALT (LAWYER), PARTNER

For more than 10 years, Yorck has been consulting as a lawyer on corporate and insolvency law issues.

His clients include domestic and foreign investors, start-ups and medium-sized companies.

The main focus of Yorck's consulting activities is in the areas of early-stage corporate finance, in particular venture capital. Yorck has also advised a variety of national and cross-border VC, PE and M&A transactions, restructuring and equity investments.

Most recently, Yorck was a Senior Legal Counsel with ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, one of Germany's largest private television broadcasters. Within the scope of this activity, Yorck has been the leading advocate in opportunistic and strategic venture capital investments, including numerous so-called media-for-equity transactions, in which advertising media volumes are invested instead of cash. In addition, Yorck trained more than 100 Managing Directors in compliance and liability issues.

Yorck began his practice as a lawyer in a globally operating English law firm in the area of ​​Restructuring and Special Situations (RSSG).

In addition to his practice as a lawyer, Yorck, together with four other partners, founded a company for the worldwide exploitation of patents in 2015. In 2006, Yorck earned his doctoral degree from Humboldt University in Berlin on the topic "Copyright and M&A - the Transfer of Copyrights in Asset Deals".

Yorck has been a lawyer since 2006 and a member of the Munich bar association.

Languages: German, English, French

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Thalkirchner Straße 1
80337 München
 T: +49 89 809 902 900
F: +49 89 809 902 999
 christian.foldenauer@roehrborn.com
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Dr. Christian Foldenauer

LAWYER, OF COUNSEL

Christian ist Fachanwalt für Arbeitsrecht und berät seit mehr als 10 Jahren in arbeitsrechtlichen Fragestellungen. Er begann seine berufliche Karriere in einer Kanzlei und hat im Arbeitsrecht promoviert.

Aktuell ist Christian bei einem renommierten Arbeitgeberverband im Bereich Arbeitsrecht tätig. Christian wird als externer Fachmann (Of Counsel) zu besonderen arbeitsrechtlichen Fragestellungen beratend hinzugezogen.

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Trackrecord

Capnamic

FINANCING ROUND

Simplesurance

EQUITY PARTICIPATION

ORS

LEAD ADVISOR

Idagio

FINANCING ROUND

Capnamic

FINANCING ROUND

B2B Media

ACQUISITION

Cobrainer

SEED FINANCING

Coramaze

SERIES A FINANCING

Goodminton

SERIES B FINANCING

Kreatize

SEED FINANCING

Medlanes

PRE-SERIES B INVESTMENT

Replex

SEED FINANCING

Solidmind

SERIES A INVESTMENT

Zenfulfillment

SEED INVESTMENT

ProductsUp

ACQUISITION

Simplesurance

INVESTMENT

Takeaway.com

IPO

Protonet

FINANCING ROUND

Contentful

FINANCING ROUND

Telit

ACQUISITION

Yardi Systems Inc.

ACQUISITION

Takeaway.com

ACQUISITION

Kulinado

SEED FINANCING

Axa

INVESTMENT

Kinoheld GmbH

TRADE SALE

Carzada

SEED FINANCING

Graylog Inc.

FINANCING & FLIP UP

Rapidape

TRADE SALE

Idagio

A-ROUND FINANCING

Hungr

SEED FINANCING

Nano Interactive

A-ROUND FINANCING

PPRO Financial

PRIVATE EQUITY FINANCING

Itembase

FLIP UP & A-ROUND FINANCING

Lieferando

TRADE SALE

Itembase

CONVERTIBLE NOTE

MeinProspekt.de

TRADE SALE

Webtrekk

GROWTH FINANCING

Lieferando

MEDIA FOR EQUITY DEAL

Limelight Networks

TRADE SALE

Lieferando

B-ROUND FINANCING

Smartclip

TRADE SALE

Striked Ad

FINANCING & FLIP UP

Wirecard AG

ACQUISITION

Limelight Networks

ACQUISITION
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Capnamic

FINANCING ROUND

CAPNAMIC VENTURES

FINANCING ROUND

COLOGNE/BERLIN

 

YEAR 2018

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Simplesurance

EQUITY PARTICIPATION

SIMPLESURANCE GMBH

EQUITY PARTICIPATION

BERLIN

 

YEAR 2017

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ORS

LEAD ADVISOR

ORS S.A.

LEAD ADVISOR

LUGANO/ALBA

 

YEAR 2017

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Idagio

FINANCING ROUND

IDAGIO GMBH

FINANCING ROUND

BERLIN

 

YEAR 2017

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Capnamic

FINANCING ROUND

CAPNAMIC VENTURES

FINANCING ROUND

COLOGNE/FRANKFURT

 

YEAR 2017

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B2B Media

ACQUISITION

B2B MEDIA GMBH

ACQUISITION

MUNICH

 

YEAR 2017

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Cobrainer

SEED FINANCING

COBRAINER GMBH

SEED FINANCING

MUNICH

 

YEAR 2017

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Coramaze

SERIES A FINANCING

CORAMAZE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

SERIES A FINANCING

MUNICH

 

YEAR 2017

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Goodminton

SERIES B FINANCING

GOODMINTON AG

SERIES B FINANCING

BERLIN

 

YEAR 2017

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Kreatize

SEED FINANCING

KREATIZE GMBH

SEED FINANZING

BERLIN

 

YEAR 2017

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Medlanes

PRE-SERIES B INVESTMENT

MEDLANES GMBH

PRE-SERIES B INVESTMENT

DUISBURG

 

YEAR 2017

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Replex

SEED FINANCING

REPLEX GMBH

SEED FINANCING

DUISBURG

 

YEAR 2017

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Solidmind

SERIES A INVESTMENT

SOLIDMIND GMBH

SERIES A INVESTMENT

MUNICH

 

YEAR 2017

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Zenfulfillment

SEED INVESTMENT

ZENFULFILLMENT GMBH

SEED INVESTMENT

BERLIN

 

YEAR 2017

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ProductsUp

ACQUISITION

PRODUCTSUP GMBH

ACQUISITION

BERLIN

 

YEAR 2016

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Simplesurance

INVESTMENT

SIMPLESURANCE GMBH

INVESTMENT

BERLIN

 

YEAR 2016

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Takeaway.com

IPO

TAKEAWAY.COM

IPO

ADVISOR TO LIEFERANDO AND FOUNDERS

BERLIN/AMSTERDAM

 

YEAR 2016

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Protonet

FINANCING ROUND

PROTONET GMBH

FINANCING ROUND

SAN FRANCISCO

 

YEAR 2016

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Contentful

FINANCING ROUND

CONTENTFUL GMBH

FINANCING ROUND

 

YEAR 2016

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Telit

ACQUISITION

TELIT

ACQUISITION

HAMBRUG/TEL AVIV

 

YEAR 2016

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Yardi Systems Inc.

ACQUISITION

YARDI SYSTEMS INC.

ACQUISITION

MAINZ/SANTA BARBARA

 

YEAR 2016

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Takeaway.com

ACQUISITION

TAKEAWAY.COM

ACQUISITION

BERLIN/AMSTERDAM

 

YEAR 2016

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Kulinado

SEED FINANCING

FOODAPPS GMBH

SEED FINANCING ROUND

MUNICH

 

YEAR 2015

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Axa

INVESTMENT

INVESTMENT IN MEDLANES GMBH

BERLIN/PARIS

 

YEAR 2015

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Kinoheld GmbH

TRADE SALE

TRADE SALE TO CTS EVENTIM

MUNICH

 

YEAR 2015

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Carzada

SEED FINANCING

SEED FINANCING ROUND

MUNICH

 

YEAR 2015

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Graylog Inc.

FINANCING & FLIP UP

FLIP UP TRANSACTION INTO GRAYLOG INC. AND FOLLOW ON FINANCING MERCURY AND HTGF

HAMBURG/HOUSTON

 

YEAR 2015

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Rapidape

TRADE SALE

TRADE SALE TO PROSIEBEN

BERLIN/MUNICH

 

YEAR 2015

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Idagio

A-ROUND FINANCING

FINANCING ROUND MACQUARIE CAPITAL AND B-TO-V

BERLIN

 

YEAR 2015

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Nano Interactive

A-ROUND FINANCING

A-ROUND FINANCING

MUNICH

 

YEAR 2015

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PPRO Financial

PRIVATE EQUITY FINANCING

A-ROUND FINANCING HPE HOLLAND PRIVATE EQUITY

MUNICH/LONDON

 

YEAR 2014

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Itembase

FLIP UP & A-ROUND FINANCING

CAPITAL INCREASE AND FLIP UP GERMANY TO USA

BERLIN/SAN FRANCISCO

 

YEAR 2014

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Lieferando

TRADE SALE

TO TAKEAWAY.COM B.V.

BERLIN/ESCHEDE

 

YEAR 2014

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Itembase

CONVERTIBLE NOTE

UPS UNITED PARCEL SERVICE

BERLIN/SAN FRANCISCO

 

YEAR 2014

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Lieferando

MEDIA FOR EQUITY DEAL

MEDIA FOR EQUITY DEAL

BERLIN

 

YEAR 2013

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Limelight Networks

TRADE SALE

SALE OF CHORS GMBH TO
WPP GROUP PLC

KARLSRUHE

 

YEAR 2012

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Lieferando

B-ROUND FINANCING

EUR 15 MIO INVESTMENT ROUND MACQUARIE CAPITAL

BERLIN

 

YEAR 2012

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Striked Ad

FINANCING & FLIP UP

SERIES A FINANCING

BERLIN/SAN FRANCISCO

LONDON/NEW YORK

 

YEAR 2012

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Wirecard AG

ACQUISITION

EUR 15 MIO ACQUISITION E-CREDIT PLUS PTE. LTD

SINGAPORE

 

YEAR 2011

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Limelight Networks

ACQUISITION

EUR 110 MIO ACQUISITION OF EYEWONDER, INC

TEMPE, USA

 

YEAR 2010

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