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Frederik Gärtner is appointed Equity Partner

Berlin – With the launch under its new name YPOG, the law firm adds Frederik Gärtner to its group of Equity Partners. Gärtner joined the transaction team at the Berlin office of SMP in September 2018 as an Associated Partner. He has diverse experience on both the law firm and corporate side, as well as being a co-founder of the legal tech company CONNY (a.o. Prior to that, he was in-house counsel at Berlin-based FinTech Raisin. He started his legal career at Hengeler Mueller. During his time as Associated Partner at SMP since 2018, he was involved in significant advisory mandates such as the sale of Data Artisans to Alibaba, the exit of Allcyte to Exscientia, as well as advising FinTech unicorn Trade Republic, among others. "As former in-house counsel as well as founder, Frederik has an excellent understanding of our clients' needs," said YPOG partner Benjamin Ullrich. "With his expertise in venture capital, M&A, FinTech and corporate law, he has already been a great asset to us over the past three years. Frederik's combination of entrepreneurial experience, specific industry knowledge and legal skills is likely to be unique," adds YPOG partner Tim Schlösser.


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YPOG is a law firm specialized in tax and business law, active in the core fields of Funds, Tax, Banking + Finance, and Transactions. The team at YPOG represents a broad client base, which ranges from emerging technology companies and family-run SMEs to large corporations, as well as private equity, and venture capital funds. YPOG is one of the leading advisors for venture capital, private equity, and fund structuring in Germany. The firm and its partners have been recognized nationally and internationally by JUVE, Best Lawyers, Legal 500, Focus, Chambers and Partners as well as Leaders League. Today, YPOG has more than 120 experienced lawyers and tax specialists and a notary, in three offices, located in Berlin, Hamburg, and Cologne.