Lean Startup Event

Sponsored Event | October.24.2019 | 6:30pm - 11:00pm (Central European Summer Time)

Mindspace
Orrick and M.M.Warburg & CO invite you to an event on Lean Startups on 24. October. Speaker Prof. Dr. Sebastian Becker from HEC Paris gives an overview of various Lean Startup practices and how they change the interaction of different actors (founders, customers, investors, etc.) and how these ideas can also be applied in established industrial companies.

CLE Credits Available: N

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Practice:

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

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

Munich

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.

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Practice:

  • Banking & Finance
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Restructuring

Christine Kaniak, LL.M. (Waikato) Partner Banking & Finance, M&A and Private Equity

Munich

Christine is dedicated to providing her clients with comprehensive, excellent legal advice combined with a deep understanding of the economics of the deal and actual business needs. Her long-standing transaction experience and deep market insights are huge assets, in particular in high-end cross-border transactions.


Christine’s work is focused on Banking and Finance. She advises on complex national and international financings in private equity transactions and in particular on acquisition financings and refinancings. Christine has also advised on a considerable number of financial restructurings.


Her clients mainly include large private equity firms as well as their portfolio companies from various industries.

IFLR1000 recognizes Christine as a “notable practitioner” in their 2019 edition for her banking & finance work.

Christine studied law in Heidelberg, Passau and Mannheim and obtained her Master‘s Degree (LL.M.) at the University of Waikato/New Zealand.

Before joining Orrick in 2018, she had been a partner at another international law firm.


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Practice:

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

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

Munich

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.
 

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Practice:

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

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

Munich

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.

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Practice:

  • Corporate
  • Technology Companies Group

Andrea Schlote Managing Associate Corporate, Technology Companies Group

Munich

Andrea Schlote, a Managing Associate in Orrick's Munich office, is a member of the Technology Companies Group. She focuses her practice on advising emerging growth technology companies and venture capital firms on a variety of issues, including formation, venture capital financings, mergers & acquisitions, and other corporate and securities law matters.

Andrea represents high growth technology companies and venture capital firms in many areas, including corporate law, venture capital financings, and mergers and acquisitions.   

Prior to joining Orrick, Andrea worked at the Frankfurt/Main and Munich offices of leading international law firms renowned for its  venture capital practice.