Dentons strengthens Frankfurt office with Corporate, M&A and Venture Capital partner


Dentons strengthens Frankfurt office with Corporate, M&A and Venture Capital partner

Global law firm Dentons has strengthened its Corporate and M&A practice with the recruitment of partner Dr. Gesine von der Groeben who joined the Frankfurt office effective today. She will advise on venture capital matters, expanding Dentons’ advisory services for investors, start-ups and founders.

Gesine von der Groeben has extensive experience in advising on M&A and venture capital transactions as well as on corporate, group and transformation law. Her clients include national and international companies, groups, start-ups, founders, venture capitalists and investors, including FinTech companies. In addition to transactional work, she regularly advises on transformation measures in general corporate law as well as on contract drafting.

Her recent transactions include advising the European venture capital investor Breed Reply on an investment in the German blockchain tech company Ubirch, and representing Mérieux NutriSciences on the acquisition of Institut Kirchhoff Berlin. She joins Dentons from Beiten Burkhardt, where she had been a partner and head of the Spanish desk since 2012.

“Gesine’s advisory capabilities and client portfolio create numerous synergies with our FinTech and Venture Capital groups in Germany and globally. We are looking forward to this excellent match,” said Robert Michels, Frankfurt Managing Partner and Head of Europe Blockchain Capital Markets at Dentons.

Andreas Ziegenhagen, Germany Managing Partner, said: “We are happy to be reinforcing our partnership with such an experienced lawyer as Gesine von der Groeben. With her venture capital background, she will bring added depth and breadth to our core Corporate/M&A practice.”

Gesine von der Groeben commented on her move: “I am very much looking forward to using Dentons’ dynamic global platform to provide excellent advice to my clients, and to collaborating with my new colleagues.”

Dentons’ Corporate practice in Germany, led by co-heads Dr. Alexander von Bergwelt, Dr. Christof Kautzsch, and Dr. Robert Weber, now has over 75 lawyers in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich. In total, more than 250 lawyers and professionals work for Dentons in Germany.

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, connecting talent to the world’s challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons’ legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons’ polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic.

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