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Senior Project Lawyer

Laura Franke

Laura specialises in venture capital and M&A transactions. She assists investors and start-ups in financing rounds, employee participation programmes, exit transactions and provides support in all matters of day-to-day corporate law.

Education and Career

Laura completed her Master‘s degree programme in „German and European Economic Law“ at the University of Siegen with a focus on „Corporate Law“. During this time, she worked as a research assistant for the Chair of Civil Law, Family Law and the Chair of Civil Law, Commercial and Corporate Law and completed an internship in a major international law firm in Dubai, UAE.
Before joining YPOG, Laura worked at Oppenhoff focusing on corporate law as well as M&A.



Laura's recent work highlights include:

Corporate Venture Capital units, inter alia:

  • REWE on various investments in portfolio companies, inter alia the $58 million financing round in Infinite Roots
  • Lufthansa Innovation Hub on various investments in portfolio companies
  • Katjesgreenfood on the investment in mymuesli
  • OBI SQUARED on the financing round of clean tech 42Watt

Start-Ups, inter alia:

  • MILES Mobility on acquisition of WeShare from Volkswagen
  • Flixcheck, JUCR, Mondu and Clue on financing rounds

VC-Funds, inter alia:

  • Ventech, Green Generation Fund, SET Ventures, IRIS Ventures and EIC Fund on their investments in portfolio companies


  • LL.M. (University of Siegen)
  • LL.B. (University of Siegen)


  • German
  • English
  • Permissibility of the term „partners“ in the company name of a GmbH (German limited liability company),
    in: Der Betrieb (DB) 2021, p. 1732 f. (together with Dr. Harald Gesell) [in German]
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