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Associated Partner*

Dr. Emma Peters

Emma specializes in venture capital and M&A transactions. She advises financial investors and corporate clients in day-to-day corporate law, financing rounds, acquisitions, joint ventures and exits. She was recognized as “Best Lawyers – Ones to watch” for 2023 for Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law by business daily Handelsblatt in cooperation with US publishing house Best Lawyers® in Germany.

Education and Career

Emma studied law in Freiburg, Oviedo (Spain) and New York City (NYU). During her legal traineeship, Emma worked inter alia for a large international law firm, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Berlin) and the European Union's Directorate-General for Competition (Brussels).

After that, Emma was a research fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (Berlin). Before joining YPOG, Emma worked as a Senior Associate at SMP and at the international law firm Hengeler Mueller focusing on corporate law, venture capital and M&A.


Emma’s recent work highlights include advising (also in her previous position with an international law firm):

  • Atomico, Insight Partners, Molten Ventures, Green Generation Fund, Next47, Accel, 83North and various other international venture capital funds on their investments in portfolio companies in Germany, inter alia 
  • Everphone, Deutsche Giganetz, Wandelbots, Clue and numerous other technology companies on their financing rounds as well as on corporate law matters
  • Atomico, LaFamiglia and Visionaries of software & robotics company arculus to Jungheinrich
  • Luminovo as well as Eventinc in connection with the acquisition of Electronic Fellows GmbH and smart and more GmbH, respectively, as well as on corporate law matters (in each case)
  • Numerous listed companies or their executive bodies, respectively, on various (corporate) law issues and restructuring measures

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


  • German qualified attorney (Rechtsanwältin)
  • LL.M. (New York University)


  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Ubiquitous computing and increasing engagement of private companies in governmental surveillance
    Oxford Journal for International Data Privacy Law, 2017, pp. 126-136 (together with Dr. Adrian Haase)
  • Law enforcement through public private partnership – cooperation between law enforcement agencies and private third parties in the collection of data in light of the fundamental rights of the data subject
    in: Gusy / Kugelmann / Würtenberger (eds.), Legal Handbook Civil Security, 2017, pp. 527-538 [in German]
  • Criminal law and data protection in the Internet
    in: Kugelmann (eds.), Migration, data transfer and cyber security, 2016, pp. 167-172 [in German]
  • Treaty of Pruem - never heard of it?
    Freiburg Law Students Journal, 02/2008 [in German]
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