Dr. Nikolaus Uhl, LL.M.

Attorney | Partner
Specialized Lawyer for Trade and Corporate Law

Location: Berlin

T: +49 30 5093235-0

Main Focus Areas
  • Advising national and international investors, start ups and mid-sized companies in the areas of venture capital, mergers & acquisitions and corporate restructuring.
  • Corporate and commercial law advice
    • from formation to exit
    • in financing and restructuring
    • in the preparation and execution of general meetings and shareholders’ meetings
    • in contract and cooperation negotiations
  • Advice to foundations and non-profit organizations
  • German
  • English
Education and career

2007 – 2022

Weitnauer Attorneys at Law, Berlin, Partner

2002 – 2007

Knigge & Uhl Attorneys at Law, Berlin, Partner

2000 – 2001

Coudert Schürmann, Munich, Attorney at Law

1999 – 2000

Intertainment Licensing GmbH, Munich, in-house lawyer


Second State Examination, Berlin Court of Appeals


Doctorate under Prof. Dr. Helmut Steinberger, former Justice at the Federal Constitutional Court, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg


University of Administrative Sciences, Speyer

1994 – 1995

Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia, USA

1990 – 1994

Studies of Law, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany

1989 – 1990

Studies of Business Administration, University of Passau, Germany

Selected publications
  • “Der Unternehmenskaufvertrag: Verhandlung und Gestal-tung” in Unternehmenskauf und -Verkauf, edited by Fink/Uhl, 1st edition 2016
  • “The Participation Agreement in a nutshell” in Corporate Finance for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, edited by Fink/Uhl, 2nd edition 2016.
  • The Term Sheet in: Life Sciences 2013
  • The Term Sheet as a Basis for the Participation Agreement, in: Leitfaden für Business Angels, edited by Ute Günther and Roland Kirchhof, 2012.
  • Right to strike only for big players? In: ArbRAktuell 2012, 310
Transactions (selection)
  • Advising several VC funds on financing rounds in a renewable energy company.
  • Advising shareholders on a management buy-out and then on the sale of the company to a listed company in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Advising founders of a PropTech company on exit.
  • Advising on the upstream merger of a German company with subsidiaries in Mauritius and Madagascar.
  • Advising a German company in the energy equipment sector on the financing and subsequent takeover by a listed company.
  • Advising a German investor in the issuance and conversion of convertible loans in a company in the field of medical technology.
  • Advising founders in financing round with French investors.
Memberships of Supervisory and Advisory Boards
  • Rolls Royce Power Solutions GmbH, Member of the Advisory Board
  • Board member of several family foundations