Frederik advises companies,  financial investors and founders on M&A transactions and all matters of corporate law. He specializes in transactional and corporate-law matters with respect to, and investments in, young growth-driven enterprises in the areas of fintech, proptech, software, e-commerce, internet and regulated industries.

Education and Career

Frederik studied law in Berlin and Kiel as well as law and management at the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law of the University of St. Gallen. Frederik started his career at Hengeler Mueller in Frankfurt and Düsseldorf. Before joining SMP, he acted as senior legal counsel at the fintech company Raisin ( among others) and founded the legal-tech start-up LexFox ( among others).


Frederik's recent work highlights include advising (during his time with SMP and in his previous position with an international law firm):

  • Founders and investors of Data Artisans on the sale to Alibaba
  • Founders and investors of Testroom on the merger with Contentfleet
  • Homeday in the Series B financing round with Axel Springer
  • Crosslend in the Series A financing round
  • Digital+ Partners on Series B financing round of Seven Senders
  • Project A Ventures on investments in Carl Finance, Casavo, Homeday, Laserhub and Trade Republic Bank
  • 42CAP on various financing rounds
  • Neiman Marcus on the acquisition of
  • Recruit Holdings on the purchase of Quandoo
  • Bayer on sale of Diabetes Care business
  • HAWESKO Supervisory Board on takeover offer
  • KKR on the foundation of a German real estate platform
  • J.P. Morgan and Commerzbank on capital increase of Symrise AG

* not a partner within the meaning of the German Partnership Company Act (Partnerschaftsgesellschaftsgesetz – PartGG)


  • The involuntary loss of the shareholder position of departed managers and employees - A practical test for the dismissal jurispudence („Hinauskündigungsrechtsprechung")
    Nomos, 2015