Orrick and GP Bullhound host Technology Predictions Report 2019 Roundtable

Sponsored Event | February.07.2019 | 5:30pm - 8:00pm (Central European Standard Time)

Mindspace Co-Working

Orrick and GP Bullhound present and discuss GP Bullhound’s Technology Predictions Report 2019 including the top 10 trends defining tech in 2019.

From Smart Retail and Last Mile Delivery to Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, GP Bullhound’s study analyzes the now, near and next of the global technology sector, mapping the trends and innovations destined to drive growth for months and years to come.

Your Tech sector experts at the event include Julian Riedlbauer, Dr. Nikolas Westphal, and Elena Bocharova from GP Bullhound as well as Dr. Fabian von Samson-Himmelstjerna, Dr. Thomas Schmid and Dr. Jörg Ritter from Orrick.

Registration is at 17:30, introduction and presentation will start at 17:45, to be followed by Q&A as well as networking, drinks & finger food.

Places are limited and registration is mandatory and can be found here.

CLE Credits Available: N



  • Corporate
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Fintech

Dr. Fabian von Samson-Himmelstjerna Partner Corporate, M&A and Private Equity


Dr. Fabian von Samson-Himmelstjerna, a partner in Orrick’s Munich office, is a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group. He focuses his practice on private and public M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions.

Fabian represents German and international financial institutions, corporate entities and financial investors, in particular on acquisitions and divestitures, public takeovers, joint ventures, carve-outs and portfolio transactions. He has specific industry expertise in the banking and financial services sector, in the engineering and automotive business as well as in the renewable energy sector.

Prior to joining Orrick, Fabian practiced with another leading international law firm. In 2012/13, Fabian was seconded to Deutsche Bank, where he worked on various cross-border M&A and integration projects.



  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate

Dr. Thomas Schmid Partner M&A and Private Equity, Technology Companies Group


Thomas Schmid, partner in the Munich Office and head of Orrick's German M&A and private equity team, advises on M&A, private equity and venture capital investments.

Thomas represents clients in national and cross-border transactions, in particular local and international corporates, private equity/venture funds and high growth companies.

He has advised transactions in all sectors but has developed particular expertise in the tech and lifescience/healthcare area.

His practice also covers also capital markets, restructuring and general corporate/commercial matters.

Thomas is consistently recognized as leading lawyer in his practice in Germany.

Prior to joining Orrick, he was, inter alia, a partner in the Munich office of an international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Inhouse Counsel at MAN AG.



  • Technology Companies Group
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Funds
  • International Tax

Dr. Jörg Ritter Partner Technology Companies Group, M&A and Private Equity


Jörg Ritter, a partner in the Munich office, is a member of the Corporate Group. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity investments, corporate litigation, German and international tax law and bankruptcy law.

Jörg represents clients in all types of corporate transactions and litigation, including international venture capital and private equity funds as well as a variety of family offices.

Prior to joining Orrick, Jörg was a partner in the Munich office of an international U.S.-headquartered law firm.