Ilona focuses on advising on venture capital transactions, as well as founders in all phases of development.
When working with clients, she pays special attention to providing them with efficient and pragmatic advice that offers them appropriate support at all stages of growth.
Ilona has special experience in spin-offs from the university environment, restructurings and employee-ownership programs (ESOPs, VSOPs).
Another focus is supporting venture capital transactions. She advises both on the company side, as well as international venture capital investors on their investments in German tech start-ups and scale-ups.
Before joining Orrick, Ilona worked as a research assistant and trainee lawyer for two other international law firms in the areas of mergers & acquisitions and corporate litigation.