With the global challenges becoming ever more imminent, consciousness in society is undergoing noticeable transformation and along with that the request for sustainable investments is on the rise.
Our Sustainable Investment and Finance team has extensive expertise in the field of impact investments. RITTERSHAUS has long recognized that, although impact investing at its core follows the same legal principles as other venture capital or private equity investments, nevertheless has unique legal issues. The same applies for sustainable finance with respect to classical Finance and Banking Law. One of the main concerns is the perfect integration of social and ecological goals into corporate documents, investment contracts, guidelines and investment strategies as well as the implementation of effective protective provisions. Among our clients are impact investors, philanthropists, institutional investors, foundations, family offices and funds with a strong mission focus as well as corporations in general that seek to transform their Corporate Governance in order to be compliant with the UN SDGs.
Our interdisciplinary team of lawyers is deeply rooted in the impact investing space and has close relationships with international key figures and leading authorities in this field. At national level, we are in exchange with representatives of the German Council for Sustainable Development.
Our Sustainable Investment and Finance team under the leadership of Jens Magers and Dr. Christina Eschenfelder is composed of experts in Corporate Law/M&A, Banking and Finance Law, Public Law & Regulation as well as Competition Law, Trademark Law and Media Law.