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Dr Philipp Clemens


Dr Philipp Clemens advises German and foreign clients on complex M&A transactions, Private Equity / Venture Capital investments as well as restructuring measures and distressed M&A deals.

Professional QualificationsRechtsanwalt admitted with Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg


  • Advising on large-scale renewable energy M&A projects, especially in the offshore-wind sector.
  • Advising on complex domestic and cross-border M&A transactions on buyers’ and sellers’ side, in bidding processes and management buy-outs as well as in distressed situations.
  • Advising Private Equity and (Corporate) Venture Capital Investors as well as Growth-Companies through the whole investment lifecycle.
  • Advising on group-wide restructuring.
  • German
  • English
  • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, First State Examination and Ph.D.
  • Higher Regional Court of Celle, Second State Examination


  • Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2023/2024: Recommended for corporate


  • Bergmann/Clemens: 'Accounting treatment of subordinated liabilities', DER BETRIEB, 2015, 1867 ff.
  • Liability of Managing Directors / Comment on BGH-Decision dated 8.12.2015 

Prior Experience

Before Philipp joined DLA Piper in 2015, he worked as a lawyer for an international corporate law firm in Hamburg.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • German Bar Association (DAV)
  • Corporate Law Association (VGR)
  • North German Insolvency Forum