Dr. Johannes Josef Rüberg

Senior Associate


Johannes is an associate in the Düsseldorf office, and a member of the Corporate Group.

Johannes is passionate about advising and accompanying entrepreneurs and start-ups on their growth trajectory. This includes venture and growth financings in all stages and general corporate counseling.

His practice further focuses on the advice of (corporate) venture capital investors in growth investments as well as strategic and financial investors on mergers and acquisitions.

Johannes is currently enrolled in the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA program.

  • Projects and transactions in which Johannes has recently provided advice:

    • Representation of U.S. VC investor Coatue as lead investor in a 30m USD financing round of Choco Communications; as lead investor in the Series A and B Financing Round of Gorillas Technologies;
    • Representation of Haniel on its Series A investments in Happybrush and Sdui;
    • Representation of GRID eSports in its Series A Financing;
    • Representation of e.ventures on participating in the €122 million Series D financing of Staffbase;
    • Representation of Energy Impact Partners on their investment in the Series B Financing Round of zolar;
    • Representation of Battery analytics company ACCURE Battery Intelligence on its foundation and Pre-Seed Financing;
    • Representation of Healthcare service provider Kenbi on its foundation and Series Seed Financing Round;
    • Representation of 3D printing start-up DyeMansion on various investments made by, among others, VCs BtoV and UnternehmerTUM; including its 2020 Series B financing round let by NAPP2P;
    • Representation of lending platform Auxmoney on its 150m EUR growth financing round led by Centerbridge Partners; 
    • Representation of SaaS scaleup Contentful on its 80m USD Series E with lead investor Sapphire and the preceding Series D and Series C financing rounds; 
    • Representation of US VC investor Goodwater Capital on its participation as co-lead in a 60m USD financing round of German e-scooter company TIER Mobility; 
    • Representation of Kärcher on several corporate venture capital investments;
    • Representation of augmented reality specialist RE'FLEKT on a corporate venture capital investment by, among others, Bosch Group; 
    • Representation of Aesculap on its corporate venture capital investment in Neuroloop, one of the largest university spin-outs in the medtech sector in Germany ever; 
    • Representation of investors and founders of leading network systems company LANCOM on its divestment to Rohde & Schwarz;
    • Representation of leading Chinese furniture producer KUKA Home on the acquisition of luxury furniture producer Rolf Benz; 
    • Representation of the Austrian Aaron Hotels & Hostels Holding AG in the sale of the budget hotel and hostel group "A&O Hotels and Hostels" to the American private equity investor TPG.