Tobias Hoppe

Senior Associate | Berlin | 49 30 72622-1386
49 30 72622-1386

Deutsch | English

As a German lawyer and the Head of Legal Tech Solutions at Morrison & Foerster’s Berlin office, Tobias uniquely combines comprehensive legal and technological capabilities.

Tobias focuses on business and corporate law in complex national and cross-border M&A transactions and is particularly experienced in the technology sector as well as in advising private equity investors. He advises corporations and private equity investors primarily on multijurisdictional M&A transactions, joint ventures, corporate carve-outs, management equity participation, and corporate restructurings.

For more than 20 years, starting well before law school, Tobias has been continuously working also on the technical side of IT projects, fostering the development and implementation of innovative project management, collaboration, and automation solutions, and he provides strategic advice to clients on legal tech.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Tobias was a senior associate at a Magic Circle firm as well as an associate and a law clerk at two major international law firms in Munich and Hong Kong. Also, he previously worked for a leading German technology company in product management roles in Munich and Taipei, after initially gaining his first professional experience in software development and IT consulting at a leading German technology company and one of the world’s largest media conglomerates. He is admitted as a lawyer in Germany and speaks English, German, Chinese (Mandarin), and Spanish.

Tobias is a senior associate at Morrison & Foerster’s German office in Berlin.

Representative Experience

  • Charterhouse Capital Partners in the acquisition of the telecommunications and software company Telio
  • Hg in the sale of the legal technology company STP
  • One Peak Partners in an investment in the privacy and compliance software company DataGuard
  • PAI Partners in the acquisition of the insulation manufacturer Armacell
  • Cathay Capital Private Equity in an investment in medifa healthcare group, a medical technology company, and in the acquisition of WST Präzisionstechnik, a manufacturer of high-precision turned parts
  • The Riverside Company in the acquisition of the insurance technology company ACTINEO
  • Schaeffler in the acquisition of drive-by-wire technology and the formation of a German joint venture
  • Summit Partners in the initial public offering of the portfolio company Westwing as well as Summit Partners’ portfolio company Acturis in the acquisition of the software company ASSFINET
  • EQT’s portfolio company Kuoni GTA in the acquisition of the international travel group MTS Globe and its reversal
  • Duke Street in connection with the acquisition of the medical technology company Medi-Globe
  • Sun European Partners in the acquisition of the FLABEG group specializing in fine glass products
  • CR-Invest in the sale of the aviation business of the E.I.S. group to EQT Partners
  • Beyond Capital Partners in an investment in the lighting technology company LDBS Lichtdienst

* Experience prior to joining Morrison & Foerster

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