Syndication and Pooling

The GESSI standard documents “Syndication and Pooling” consists of the following documents:

  • Standard document “Voting agreement and pooling agreement including power of attorney”.
  • Standard document “Kapitalpool GmbH including shareholders’ agreement”.
  • Standard document “Capital Pool GbR
  • as well as detailed instructions for use incl. “Carry” guide for these documents

The standard document “Syndication and Pooling” including the usage guide does not claim to be complete and does not constitute legal or tax advice or can replace such advice.

Neither the German Standards Setting Institute nor its associates or the members of the preparatory working group or the law firms or companies to which the members of the working group belong or which they represent shall be liable for the accuracy and/or completeness of the documents provided.

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The legal leadership of the working group is assumed by the law firm TIGGES Rechtsanwälte in Düsseldorf in the person of Marius Rosenberg. The members of the working group as of November 2020 in alphabetical order are:

Dr. Elias Börgmann-Dehina, lawyer and CEO Growth Advisory Germany GmbH
Roger Dorsch, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor
Dr. Roland Kirchhof, Business Angels Deutschland (BAND)
Marius Rosenberg, specified lawyer for international business law, TIGGES Rechtsanwälte
Christian Schon, lawyer, focus on commercial and corporate law as well as M&A, TIGGES Rechtsanwälte
Robert Stammen, Business Angel, APEX Ventures
Christoph Stresing, CEO, Bundesverband Deutscher Startups
Thomas Weidner, Angel Investor
Dr. Wolfgang Weitnauer, M.C.L., lawyer, partner, Weitnauer Partnerschaft mbB Attorneys / Tax Advisors
Dr. Egbert P. Willam, private investor and member of the board of KEN Investments AG