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Dr. Nikolas Zirngibl


Dr. Nikolas Zirngibl

Nikolas thinks outside the box, therefore his clients benefit from his creative and customized solutions. He helps clients solve the most complex M&A transactions successfully. His clients appreciate Nikolas' pragmatic and solution-oriented approach and Nikolas' ability to simplify the most complex legal problems. Nikolas is also one of Germany's leading go- to lawyers for advise on venture capital and growth financing transactions. Nikolas and his team have advised on more than 50 venture capital transactions in the past years, helping both investors as well as founders in getting their deals done.

Nikolas has more than 10 years of experience as M&A lawyer. Besides his experience in the technology and internet industry, he has advised clients on various complex real estate portfolio transactions, on life sciences transactions as well as on distressed M&A scenarios. Although based in Munich, Nikolas' reach is worldwide: he has also worked at our London and Dubai offices and is well connected within the firm worldwide. Clients say Nikolas is a 'creative mind' (Legal 500 2014/15) and competitors recommend Nikolas as 'Top 3 for Venture Capital in Munich' (Juve 2014/15). Juve lists Nikolas as leading name in 'Venture Capital' (Juve 2014/15). Nikolas is listed in Best Lawyers International for M&A and in LMG Life Sciences 2015 as 'Life Science Star' for M&A transactions in the Life Sciences Sector.

"One of the TOP 3 Venture Capital lawyers in Munich" 

(Competitor) Juve handbook, 2014/2015

Representative Experience

Advising FlixBus on the merger with MeinFernbus.

Advising Pramerica on the acquisition of two retail portfolios.

Advising Ducatt on the acquisition of the special glass business of Centrosolar.

Advising Porsche on its investment in Capricorn.

Advising VR Leasing on the sale of its Russian subsidiary FB Leasing.

Advising mopay on the merger with Boku.

Advising the German Ministry of Defense on the termination of a joint venture.

Advising Acton Capital, CommerzVentures, Conduit Ventures, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, Forbion, Global Founders Fund, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Target Partners, Tengelmann Ventures, T-Venture, and Zouk Capital.

Education and admissions


  • Dr. iur., LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), 2003
  • Second State Exam in Law, LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), 2003
  • First State Exam in Law, University of Passau, 2000


Recommended lawyer for M&A

JUVE handbook


Recommended lawyer for Private Equity/Venture Capital

JUVE handbook

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