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Dr. Florian Wilbrink

Florian advises management teams and investors on the structuring of funds in venture capital and private equity as well as other asset classes. His work is focused on corporate and contractual matters, in particular the preparation and negotiation of fund documentation. He also advises on ongoing matters such as carried interest structures, co-investments, secondary transactions and restructurings.

Another focus of Florian's practice is on venture capital transactions and general corporate law.

Education and Career

Florian studied law in Maastricht (Netherlands) and Cologne as well as Public Policy and Administration at the London School of Economics. While working on his doctoral dissertation, he was a research assistant with Prof. Dr. Hennrichs (Cologne University) and a visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. 

His German practical legal training included stints at major international law firms in Düsseldorf and Berlin.


Florian’s recent work highlights include advising:

  • Cherry Ventures on the formation of their fourth venture capital fund generation and various special opportunities vehicles.
  • Leaps by Bayer on their investment in Ada Health
  • Greenfield One on the formation of their second and third crypto fund generation
  • 468 Capital on the formation of their venture capital funds
  • Speedinvest on the formation of their third horizontal venture capital fund generation and the structuring of various focus and successor funds
  • Headline on the formation of their venture capital funds
  • Revent Capital on the formation of a venture capital fund with an impact focus
  • KKA Partners on the formation of their second generation private equity fund


  • German qualified attorney (Rechtsanwalt)
  • Ph.D. in law (Dr. iur.) (Cologne University)
  • M.Sc. Public Policy and Administration (London School of Economics)


  • German
  • English


  • EU regulation of the audit market – the legality of Regulation (EU) 537/2014 with particular focus on the mandatory rotation of audit firms and the prohibition of the provision of non-audit services
    Duncker & Humblot publishing house, 2019 - [in German]
  • Loss-sharing of participation certificates and damages – case note on Germany's Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof – BGH), judgment of 29 April 2014 (case no. II ZR 395/12)
    NZG 2014, pp. 1168 et seqq. (together with Joachim Hennrichs) - [in German]
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