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Allen & Overy strengthens its Tech M&A and Venture Capital practice – Dr Stefan Witte to join from YPOG

Allen & Overy is set to grow its Corporate/M&A practice in Germany having attracted the experienced tech M&A and venture capital expert Dr Stefan Witte, who will join the firm as counsel, together with a senior associate, from YPOG as of 1 April 2024.

"We are delighted to announce that we have succeeded in winning Stefan Witte, one of the leading new generation lawyers in the field of tech M&A and venture capital, to join Allen & Overy," confirmed Dr Wolf Bussian, Managing Partner at Allen & Overy Germany. "One of the strategic priorities of our growth plan at Allen & Overy is to continue to expand our range of services in the field of tech M&A and venture capital in Germany. Our clients with global operations, particularly those based in the US, have a high demand for advice in this dynamic growth area. Stefan is very familiar with the market. Thanks to his expertise and his network, we are in a position to sustainably grow our global portfolio of advisory services."

Dr Stefan Witte (37) advises corporate clients, private equity funds and investors on all kinds of complex tech and growth M&A and venture capital transactions. He launched his legal career with Allen & Overy back in 2015, before moving to YPOG, a leading law firm in the field of venture capital in particular, where he was an associated partner. He will be working from Allen & Overy's Hamburg office, together with Johannes Schmidt who will be joining him as a senior associate. Prior to joining YPOG, Johannes worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and at Deposit Solutions (Raisin), a fintech company.