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Bird & Bird LLP

Carl-Theo­dor-Straße 6, 40213 Düssel­dorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 2005 6000 | Cont­act: ·


Bird & Bird is a leading inter­na­tio­nal full service law firm with over 1,400 lawy­ers in 32 offices in 22 count­ries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia Paci­fic and North America. In Germany, we are repre­sen­ted by more than 250 lawy­ers. Our team of corpo­rate and M&A experts has many years of expe­ri­ence in advi­sing on dome­stic and cross-border private equity and venture capi­tal tran­sac­tions, parti­cu­larly those rela­ted to high tech­no­logy. Our clients include inno­va­tive start-ups, later stage growth compa­nies as well as expe­ri­en­ced busi­ness angels, private equity and venture capi­tal funds, corpo­rate venture capi­tal inves­tors, incu­ba­tors, acce­le­ra­tors and finan­cing platforms.


Our advice covers the entire spec­trum of a typi­cal invest­ment and ranges from the start-up phase to venture capi­tal finan­cing rounds, venture loans, acqui­si­ti­ons or joint ventures, all the way to the exit — be it in the context of an M&A tran­sac­tion, a secon­dary buyout or IPO. With cross-divi­sio­nal teams, we also cover the indus­try-speci­fic requi­re­ments of a tran­sac­tion from a single source, inclu­ding in the areas of data protec­tion, IP, soft­ware, regu­la­tion, tax and employ­ment law. For inves­tors and target compa­nies, we offer advan­ced advice on private equity issues such as manage­ment buy-outs and lever­a­ged buy-outs, senior and mezza­nine finan­cing as well as manage­ment parti­ci­pa­tion programs. We assist our clients in all aspects of the tran­sac­tion, from the invest­ment to the restruc­tu­ring and reor­ga­niza­tion of the company to the exit through trade sale, refi­nan­cing or IPO.


Dr Peter Veranneman (Head of Country) · Dr Markus Körner & Dr Catharina Klumpp, LL.M. (Co-heads of Country)
UK 1846 · Germany 2002
Team size
30 Professionals (in the practice areas of corporate law and M&A)

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