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Lennart Lorenz

Lennart possesses years of experience in advising German and international clients in the field of alternative investments (private equity, venture capital, debt) on all regulatory law matters as well as on the structuring of regulated and non-regulated investment vehicles. In addition to drafting the required documentation for the fund vehicle, this also includes the necessary distribution documentation and licensing procedures as well as any ESG-related issues. He also focusses on rendering regulatory advice to financial market players in (banking) regulatory licensing and registration procedures as well as on an ongoing basis. Lennart also publishes regularly on these topics.

The Legal 500 Germany names Lennart as a core lawyer for ‘investment funds’ and recommends him for ‘FinTech’.

Education and Career

Lennart studied law at Georg August University in Göttingen, Univerza v Mariboru (Slovenia) and Stockholm University (Sweden). Before co-founding YPOG in 2021, Lennart worked for several years at SMP, Pöllath, Heuking and Debevoise & Plimpton in Frankfurt and Hamburg.


Most recently, Lennart advised, among others, on the following topics:

  • Various market participants with regard to permission, licensing and registration procedures under the German Capital Code (KAGB), German Investment Firms Act (WpIG), German Banking Act (KWG) and EuVECA Regulation.
  • Ongoing advice to, among others, Armira, Creandum, Sequioa Capital, Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, Oakley Capital, Project A Ventures, Speedinvest, Visionaries Club, Moonfare, Discovery Ventures, Cherry Ventures, 468 and Headline in regulatory matters
  • Advising third party managers on the cross-border distribution of regulated as well as non-regulated investment vehicles
  • Ongoing regulatory advice to fund-of-funds manager on investment regulatory and insurance regulatory aspects regarding investments in target funds
  • Providing regulatory advice to impact funds on the requirements of SFDR and the Taxonomy Regulation
  • Several German fund managers on the coordination of their international distribution activities, in particular regarding the USA


  • German qualified attorney (Rechtsanwalt)
  • LL.M. (Stockholm University)


  • German
  • English
  • "Commentary on §§ 274 - 277 KAGB"
    in: Weitnauer/Boxberger/Anders, KAGB, 3rd edition 2021
  • Convertible Loans (Wandeldarlehen) with Qualified Subordination - Loans under Section 285 (2) KAGB?
    in: RdF 2020, 170-177 (together with Adrian Heuzeroth)
  • "Investor onboarding in private equity and venture capital funds - legal background and current developments in particular with regard to EuVECA and special AIFs -"
    in: WM 2020, 1009-1015 (together with Joel El-Qalqili and David John)
  • Fund Reporting, Fund Compliance and Fund Governance
    in: Jesch/Striegel/Boxberger, Legal Handbook Private Equity, 2nd edition 2020 (together with Niklas Ulrich)
  • Domestic Fund Structures
    in: Jesch/Striegel/Boxberger, Legal Handbook Private Equity, 2nd edition 2020 (together with Niklas Ulrich)
  • (Non-)applicability of the German Capital Investment Code (KAGB) in constellations of practical relevance involving holding companies and employee-shareholding schemes,
    in: BKR 2019, pp. 386–392 [a magazine on banking and capital markets law] (together with David John) [in German]
  • Domestic [German] fund structures / Fund reporting, fund compliance and fund governance,
    in: Jesch/Striegel/Boxberger, Legal Handbook Private Equity, 2019 (together with Niklas Ulrich) (forthcoming) [in German]
  • Rules governing remuneration,
    in: Pöllath/Rodin/Wewel, Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds, handbook, 2018 (together with Sebastian Käpplinger) [in German]
  • Country Chapter – Germany,
    in: Fund Finance 2018, Global Legal Insights, 2nd edition, 2018 (together with Patricia Volhard and Klaudius Heda)
  • Private Equity – Overview Germany,
    in: Private Equity, The European Lawyer, Jurisdictional Comparisons, 2nd edition, 2014 (together with Patricia Volhard, Jens Hörmann and Solveig Polsfuß) [in German]
  • "Reverse payments" and "pay-for-delay" in the light of the Lundbeck decision of the European Commission and the judgment by the U.S. Supreme Court in re FTC vs. Actavis et al.,
    in: Mitteilungen der Deutschen Patentanwälte ['Communication of German Patent Attorneys'] 2013, pp. 390–398 (together with Ulrich Worm) [in German]
  • Patent thickets and other patent-related strategies in the light of the Astra Zeneca decision of the European General Court (Case T-321/05),
    in: Mitteilungen der Deutschen Patentanwälte 2012, pp. 301–306 (together with Ulrich Worm) [in German]
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