In addition, he focuses on advising domestic and foreign banks, start-ups and other companies on debt financing. A particular focus is on venture debt.
Education and Career
Benedikt studied law at the Humboldt University in Berlin and completed an LL.M. degree at the University of California, Berkeley with a focus on business law. During his legal clerkship, he worked for a law firm in Tel Aviv, among others.
Prior to joining YPOG, Benedikt worked for a major international law firm in Frankfurt am Main in the area of banking and finance. Most recently, he worked for several years as a senior associate at GSK Stockmann in Berlin, focusing on venture capital and corporate, M&A.
Benedikt’s recent work highlights include advising:
- Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) regarding several venture debt financings
- German qualified attorney (Rechtsanwalt)
- LL.M. (University of California, Berkeley)