Ariane Neubauer

German, English
Consulting focuses
  • Venture Capital
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Private Equity
  • Corporate Law


  • Co-Head of the Private Equity / Venture Capital Practice Group
  • Admitted to the Bar since 2011
  • Education and former activities
  • Noerr Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB (at least as Associated Partner) 2011 - 2021
  • Legal Traineeship (Referendariat) at Regional Court Erfurt
    2009 – 2011

  • Law Studies, Technische Universität Dresden
    2003 – 2009

Qualifications/current topics

Ariane Neubauer is a Partner in the Berlin office of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek. The focus of her corporate law consulting practice covers the entire spectrum of venture capital, advising start-ups, founders and investors on financing rounds, convertible loans, employee participation programs, acquisitions of equity interests and exit transactions.

Ariane Neubauer also advises on an ongoing basis on M&A and PE transactions as well as on corporate law issues.

She is listed by Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers as one of the best lawyers for venture capital (since 2021/2022) and M&A (since 2023/2024) and in the JUVE Handbook 2023/2024 as a frequently recommended lawyer for venture capital.


  • International Bar Association (IBA)

Ariane Neubauer's Distinctions

Best Lawyers 2025

Best Lawyers 2024

Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2023

Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2022

Best Lawyers 2023

Handelsblatt: Deutschlands Beste Anwälte 2021

Best Lawyers 2022

JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2023/2024



Mitarbeiterbeteiligungsmodelle bei Start-ups
Deutscher AnwaltSpiegel, April 10, 2024,
together with Dr. Henrik Lay


Verbesserung der Rahmenbedingungen für Mitarbeiterbeteiligungen im Referentenentwurf des Zukunftsfinanzierungsgesetzes
Die Aktiengesellschaft, 11/2023, Article,
together with Dr. Henrik Lay, Miriam Schäfer


Venture Capital-Finanzierungsrunden – Liquidation Preference und Down Round Protection
Article Venture Capital Financing Rounds,
together with Shimon Merkel, LL.M. (Tel Aviv University)


Wandelanleihen gewinnen für Start-ups an Bedeutung, Folge der Coronakrise - Bewertungsfrage wird zeitlich nach hinten verlagert
Börsen-Zeitung, August 22, 2020  



Lecturer for corporate law at the Wildau University of Applied Sciences
09/2018 – 01/2019 

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