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Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke

Forum Finance NRW is holding a workshop adressing the financing options for companies in the growth phase on September 26, 2013. The workshop is taking place at MCEI's partner Osborne Clarke and will also feature a speach by one of Osborne Clarke's financial advocats.

Companies which have reached the first growth-phase will inevitably face major challenges: On the one hand they have to keep their daily business up and running, on the other hand they have to secure financing for the reflationary growth-phase. Administrative and operational tasks often hinder an effective and structures approach to raise capital. Additionaly, companies often lack networking opportunities to international investors. Therefore, this Forum Finance NRW workshop focuses on the  topics of venture capital and later-stage-investment modes, which will enable start-ups to stay successful during their growth-phase.


Thomas Schröter: CEO of eventurecat GmbH and Corporate Finance Advisors specialist for raising venture capital

Thomas Nagel: Advocate at Osborne Clark, Area of expertise within bank and capital market law and financing

Udo Wendet: Deutsche Bank AG, Member of the regional management team for private and corporate customers in Köln/Bonn/Aachen

The workshop is aimed at entrepreneurs, financial supervisors and product managers of internet and gaming companies. It will take place on September 26, 2013 from 4 - 7 pm and will include speaches by the three speakers, opportunities for questions and discussions and networking opportunities. The event is free of charge, however, it is necessary to register by using the following link

On Thursday , May 23 (13:45-15:15 in M003), Nicolas Gabrysch of Osborne Clarke will come to Mannheim and talk about Venture Capital (“Myth Venture Capital”).  This event is definitely a highlight for all those being interested in Entrepreneurship and part of our MAN 632 Advanced Entrepreneurship Lecture Series. The event is open for everybody being interested in Entrepreneurship and mandatory for MAN632 students.


Nicolas is an advocate and partner at Osborne Clarke (Cologne office) and a true expert in venture capital, PE and cross-border M&A transactions from a legal perspective. He advises Startups, helps establishing German subsidiaries for international clients and is experienced in public takeovers and stock option schemes. For instance, in 2011, he supported the Heilemann brothers with exiting their company DailyDeal and selling it to Google. What is more, Nicolas and his team have advised numerous venture capital and business angel financing for both venture capital funds and companies seeking capital. He regularly publishes articles in the ”Venture Capital Magazine” and other influential journals of the VC scene. He is co-author of ‘Steuerberater Rechtshandbuch’ and the Compendium Corporate Law with Beck Verlag. Nicolas regularly holds lectures at venture capital conferences and is a lecturer for entrepreneurship at the University of Applied Science in Cologne. Furthermore, he is on the board of directors of RefLine AG.


We thank Nicolas for coming to Mannheim, are looking forward to this great event and hope M003 (PwC lecture hall in the castle) will be crowded. There will be an opportunity for startups in the digital business (app, e-commerce, web,..) to establish contact and discuss ideas subsequent to the lecture. 


Osborne Clarke has, among other influential startups such as DailyDeal and, also worked with the Mannheim Startups simfy and Stocard. Osborne Clarke is an international law firm that employs over 550 lawyers that are working in 13 offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and North America. To obtain further information, please refer to:



Recent Press releases (Source Osborne Clarke):



  • University of Mannheim
  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung
  • Gründerverbund
  • ESF
  • Europäische Union
  • Baden-Württemberg - Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft
  • Absolventum