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Senior Associate

Emma Peters

Emma advises financial investors and corporate clients on M&A and venture capital transactions as well as all matters of corporate law.

Education and Career

Emma studied law in Freiburg and Oviedo (Spain). During her legal traineeship, Emma worked for a large international law firm, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the European Union's Directorate-General for Competition in Brussels. Subsequently, Emma completed a Master of Laws at New York University School of Law.

Emma then worked as a research assistant at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin. Before joining YPOG's predecessor firm SMP, Emma was a Senior Associate at the international law firm Hengeler Mueller focusing on corporate law, venture capital and M&A.


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

  • Accel und 83 North and other international venture capital funds on their investments in Celonis SE or in other portfolio companies in Germany, respectively
  • Companies or finance investors on the acquisition or disposal of shareholdings in companies, including Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited on the acquisition of a strategic stake in Goodminton AG, a venture capital-backed holding company, whose subsidiaries distribute sports and dietetic nutrition, inter alia under the brands "foodspring" and "amapur"
  • Various (technology) companies on financing rounds and /or corporate law issues
  • Numerous listed companies or their executive bodies, respectively, on various (corporate) law issues and restructuring measures



  • 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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