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Dr. Julian Albrecht

Julian specializes in fund formation and fund restructuring and advises initiators of Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds on all matters related to tax and regulatory law as well as contract drafting and negotiation of fund terms. A main area of his expertise is advising funds investing in crypto assets.

Education and Career

Prior to his work at YPOG, Julian joined SMP at the same time as the firm was founded [2017]. Before that Julian was an Associate at Flick Gocke Schaumburg and, during his doctoral thesis, a research assistant at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg. He studied law at Bucerius Law School and at the University of Cambridge (UK).


Julian’s recent work highlights include advising:

  • Foundamental on structuring several venture capital funds
  • Signals Venture Capital on structuring several venture capital funds
  • Zintinus on structuring a venture capital fund
  • Cherry Ventures on structuring and advising numerous venture capital fund generations
  • Cherry Ventures on structuring and advising a crypto fund
  • Vorwerk Ventures on structuring and advising two venture capital funds
  • Planet A on structuring a venture capital/impact fund
  • Greenfield Capital on structuring and advising several crypto funds
  • 10x Founders on structuring a venture capital fund
  • Apollo Health Venture on structuring an operational venture capital fund


  • German qualified attorney (Rechtsanwalt)
  • Ph.D. in law (Dr. iur.) (Bucerius Law School, Hamburg)


  • German
  • English
  • Tax implications of cross-border investments in private equity and venture capital funds for investors
    in: Gosch/Grotherr/Bergmann (eds.), Tax planning and compliance, NWB Verlag (2021) (together with Sebastian Schwarz) [in German]
  • Investment of institutional Investors into Crypto Funds – An Overview across several Fields of Law
    WM 2020, 1236 (together with Jens Kretzschmann) [in German]
  • Distinction, for purposes of German income tax, between business establishment and asset management in the context of investments in crypto tokens
    FR 2019, pp. 393–407 (together with David John) [in German]
  • The announced extension of Sec. 8b (4) of the German Corporation Income Tax Act to capital gains – unconstitutional retroactive effect despite a ‘grace period’
    DStR 2015, 2212-2218 (together with Jan Haselmann) - (in German)
  • The single-partner partnerships under the ‘trust model’
    Peter Lang, 2015 - (in German)
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