Tobias Koch works in the private investment funds sector where he advises on both, the fund structuring from a fund team’s perspective on the one hand and the investor’s perspective with regards to investments into funds on the other. He primarily advises fund companies and management teams / fund sponsors on the formation, structuring and implementation of all kinds of private funds and related fund vehicles, with a focus on Private Equity and Venture Capital funds. Further, he advises clients in relation to all kinds of investments in private funds.
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Mr. Koch’s experience includes the following areas of work:

  • Formation, structuring and implementation of all kinds of private funds and related fund vehicles with a focus on the Private Equity-sector.
  • Negotiating and drafting of fund documents, including fund prospectuses, limited partnership agreements, subscription agreements, shareholders’ agreements and side letters.
  • Advice on and conducting of fund closings
  • Ongoing advice in relation to fund investments and conducting due diligence analyses 
  • Advising on secondary transactions
  • Advice relating to registrations with German commercial registers and the German Federal Supervisory Authority (BaFin)
  • Ongoing (general) advice from a German corporate law perspective
Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Koch worked for two years in the Clifford Chance Munich office, also in the private funds area. 

Prior to Clifford Chance, Mr. Koch worked for one year and eight months for Flick Gocke Schaumburg PartG mbB, Munich, in the private funds team. 

In 2015 and 2016, he worked as an academic assistant in two institutes of Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Lower Saxony, being the Institute for Labor Law and the Institute for Business Law.

During his legal traineeship (Referendariat), Mr. Koch worked as a Knowledge Management Assistant for the Corporate Law department at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and he also assisted in connection with the revision of a commentary to the German Constitution (Grundgesetz)






Second State Exam, 2014
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main
First State Exam, 2012
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen



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