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Associated Partner*

Dr. Michael Filipowicz

Michael advises investors and management teams on the contractual and corporate structuring of venture capital and private equity funds as well as on all corporate law matters. Further, he advises strategic investors and funds on M&A and venture capital transactions.

Education and Career

Michael studied law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and the University of Hong Kong. After completing his law degree, he worked as legal counsel at ubitricity, an e-mobility start-up. He earned a doctorate degree at the Humboldt University of Berlin and completed his legal traineeship in Berlin.

Prior to joining YPOG, Michael worked as an Associate at Linklaters in Berlin for several years. He advised project developers, funds and banks on joint ventures, project agreements and M&A transactions in the field of renewable energy. As part of the Linklaters Digital Economy Group, he also advised on the design of novel business models and projects in the energy sector.


Michael’s recent work highlights include advising:

  • HV Capital on the structuring on its ninth main fund with a total volume of more than € 700 million and a focus on technology disruptors across all growth phases (2023)
  • PropTech1 Ventures on the structuring of its newest flagship fund PT1 Early-Stage Fund II with a targeted total volume of € 100 million and a focus on early-stage investments in the property sector (2023)
  • Speedinvest on the structuring of its newest flagship fund Speedinvest 4 with a total volume of € 500 million and a focus on pre-seed and seed tech-start-ups (2022)
  • Cherry Ventures on the structuring of its fourth main fund Cherry IV with a total volume of € 300 million and a focus on pre-seed and seed investments in the technology sector (2022)
  • BlueYard Capital on the structuring of its third main fund BlueYard 3 with a total volume of € 185 million and a focus on investments in web services, web applications, information technology, software and mobile communications (2022)
  • Digital Transformation Capital Partners on the implementation of a co-investment fund structure for a joint investment with Art-Invest Real Estate in the data center operator maincubes one with an projected total volume of more than € 1 billion (2022)

* not a partner within the meaning of the German Partnership Company Act (Partnerschaftsgesellschaftsgesetz – PartGG)


  • German qualified attorney (Rechtsanwalt)
  • Ph.D. in law (Dr. iur.) (Humboldt University of Berlin)
  • LL.B. (Bucerius Law School, Hamburg)


  • German 
  • English
  • French
  • Polish
  • The legal concept of the electricity grid with a particular focus on electricity storage systems
    Nomos, 2022 (in German)
  • Germany is planning a nationwide network of EV fast-charging points – What’s in it for investors?
    Linklaters Tech Insights, 2021 (together with Jens Hollinderbäumer)
  • Regulator introduces virtual power grid for electric vehicle charging - a game changer?
    Linklaters Tech Insights, 2021 (together with Jens Hollinderbäumer)
  • What is the future of supporting renewable energies? What course must be set from a legal perspective?
    in: Decade of Transformation in Energy Law – Proceedings of the Tenth Bayreuth Energy Law Conference 2019, Mohr Siebeck 2020, 101 - 116 (together with Thomas Schulz; in German).
  • The new power balance between the EU Commission, ACER and the EU member states pursuant to the Clean Energy Package
    in: European Energy Law between Climate Protection and the Single Market –Proceedings of the 9th Bayreuth Energy Law Conference 2018, Mohr Siebeck 2020, 25 - 44 (together with Thomas Schulz; in German)
  • Impact of the Metering Point Operation Act on metering point management by the distribution system operator
    EWeRK 2016, 59 – 63 (in German)
  • Electricity storage in energy law – California as a practical example
    EWeRK 2014, 273 - 277 (together with Johannes Riewe; in German)
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