Dr. Sven Greulich, partner at Orrick's Düsseldorf office, guides technology companies of all stages and their financial sponsors through transformational corporate transactions. These deals include technology acquisitions, buy-out M&A of technology companies and strategic cross-border investments/JV as well as later stage venture capital investments.
Sven advises technology companies on complex cross-border mergers
and acquisitions, and private equity and venture capital investments, and provides
general corporate counseling.
His clients include technology companies of all stages and their
investors at all points in the company life cycle. Supported by a global and cross-practice
team, he also counsels major corporations on expansion/market entry projects and
has a special focus on in- and outbound German/US investments and joint ventures.
The Legal500 Ranking EMEA for 2018 recommends Sven for “mid-sized
international Corporate M&A deals (€100m-€500m)” and the leading German market
publication Juve ranks him as "frequently recommended for PE, M&A and corporate
advice. In its latest yearbook 2019/2020, JUVE named Sven as one of Germany's top attorneys for venture capital (the highest recognition for this category awarded by JUVE).
Sven is passionate about building a bridge for his clients from
Germany to the US and other international technology hubs and to help them succeed
in the international market. With a dual background in business and law, an entrepreneurial
spirit, and experience in over 100 M&A transactions and financing rounds across
many industries (including energy, automotive, information technology, commerce
and life science), Sven has a unique perspective, which inspires him to find the
best strategic and commercially viable solution for his clients.
In the 2017 edition of its Innovative Lawyers Report Europe,
the Financial Times named Sven’s work to connect start-ups with Germany’s Mittelstand
(mid-sized companies) a standout “for making bridges between Silicon Valley and
Germany”. In 2017 and 2018, he also received the “Acritas Star Lawyer” award from
the leading international legal research company Acritas based on clients' praise
for Sven's responsiveness and business-oriented advice for technology companies.
Sven volunteers with entrepreneur groups (such as Prepare! The
Entrepreneurs Academy or the WHU Entrepreneurship Roundtable) and lectures at the
WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management.