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Rune Jelte Weltz LLM

Senior Associate

Rune Jelte Weltz focuses on advising German and foreign companies on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions including venture capital transactions.

In addition, Rune has broad experience in structuring limited liability companies and partnerships and corporate restructurings.

He also has a background in real estate law, in particular with regard to asset deals.

Professional QualificationsRechtsanwalt admitted with Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg


  • Advising a market leading US based autonomous driving company in connection with its first time ever acquisition of a German technology target.
  • Advising one of the world's leading providers of blood management solutions on a cross-border transaction.
  • Advising a private equity investor on the acquisition of several real estate portfolios with a focus on food retailers.
  • Advising a German stock corporation on the acquisition of several commercial real estate properties.
  • Advising a German investment, project development and asset management company on the acquisition of several commercial real estate properties.
  • German
  • English
  • University of Cape Town, Commercial Law, LLM, 2017
  • Higher Regional Court of Schleswig, Second State Examination, 2016
  • University of Hamburg, First State Examination, 2013

    Georg-August-University Göttingen, intermediate examination, 2009


  • Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2024/2025: Recognised as “one to watch” for corporate and M&A.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining DLA Piper Rune worked for almost two years in a major international law firm in the Real Estate & Public department in Düsseldorf.

During his legal clerkship he worked for two international law firms in Hamburg in the corporate and real estate department.