Salaried Partner

Mark Rossbroich, LL.M. (King's College London)

Consulting focuses
  • Corporate / M&A
  • Venture Capital
  • Private Equity
  • Start-ups
  • Corporate Law
  • Joint Ventures
  • Capital Markets
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Stock Corporation Law
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Employee participation
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  • Admitted to the Bar since 2017
  • Education and former activities
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Düsseldorf 2021-2023
  • Linklaters LLP, Düsseldorf 2017-2021
  • Solicitor (England & Wales) 2019
  • King's College London, LL.M. – Master of Laws 2018
  • Legal clerkship at Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf 2015-2017
  • Law studies, University of Düsseldorf 2009-2014

Qualifications/Current topics

Mark Rossbroich is a Salaried Partner in HEUKING's Cologne office.

He specializes in national and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, including structured corporate acquisitions, public takeovers and joint venture constellations. A further focus of his work is the comprehensive advice of start-ups, scale-ups and their investors in the area of venture capital through all growth phases (financing rounds, convertible loans, employee participation, exits, etc.). He also regularly advises on corporate law issues and corporate litigation.

He makes use of his dual admission as a German Rechtsanwalt and solicitor (England & Wales) as well as his experience from numerous complex transactions over many years to provide his clients with comprehensive, innovative and efficient advice.

Mark Rossbroich is recommended by Legal 500 (Germany/EMEA 2024) for corporate law.


  • International Bar Association (IBA)

Mark Rossbroich's Distinctions

Legal 500 EMEA 2024

Legal 500 Germany 2024

Selected references

  • Stock Polska, a portfolio company of CVC Capital Partners, on the acquisition of BORCO-Marken-Import Matthiesen GmbH & Co. KG
  • AGS Invest GmbH on the sale of a minority stake in augenschein media GmbH to Erfttal Film und Fernsehproduktion GmbH & Co. KG
  • NetCologne GmbH in connection with an investment cooperation relating to the expansion of the fiber optic network in Düsseldorf
  • The founding partners of metrofibre in the partnership project in the fiber optic sector with the leading global infrastructure investor DIF Capital Partners
  • QIAGEN N.V. (Dual-Listing: Deutsche Börse/NYSE) on the USD 12.4 billion public takeover offer by Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Volkswagen AG on the sale (bidding process) of its listed 76 % stake in RENK AG to Triton
  • Volkswagen AG on the acquisition of Navistar Inc. by its group company TRATON SE
  • Lilium (German air mobility start-up) on its USD 3.3 billion SPAC merger with Qell (NASDAQ listing)
  • Coatue as (lead) investor in several large cap VC transactions, including the USD 900m Series B financing of challenger bank N26 with subsequent conversion into a public company, the USD 1bn Series C of Gorillas and the USD 100m Series B of Choco Communications
  • RSI Capital (RAG-Stiftung), ALSTIN and Upper90 on the sale of The Stryze Group to Razor Group
  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA on the investment in a Swiss MedTech company
  • W.W. Grainger, Inc. (US Fortune500) on the liquidation of its subsidiary Zoro Tools Europe GmbH
  • Headline Ventures on the merger of the German FinTechs Deposit Solutions and Raisin and in the context of several VC investments
  • HANIEL on the EUR 25m Series A of Sdui
  • Luxempart S.A. and other shareholders on the sale of the Talbot Group, tracking-rail GmbH and the Austrian eduPro Group, each to investor consortia, including the respective management
  • CAMUNDA on its USD 100m Series B financing round and various other tech start-ups on financing matters and ongoing issues
  • auxmoney on financing and ongoing issues
  • Anavo Therapeutics on the EUR 20m seed financing
  • Blossom Capital (Europe's largest Series A investor) on the investments in finmid, Kadmos (EUR 29m Series A) and Superchat (SuperX; USD 15.6m Series A)
  • US investor Alafi Capital on its investment in Resolve BioSciences (one of the 50 fastest growing venture capital backed tech companies in Europe – Tech Tour Growth 50 List 2024)
  • idverde Europe's leading provider of gardening and landscaping services (PE-backed) as part of several add-on transactions
  • Various DAX companies and other stock corporations on ongoing aspects of stock corporation, group and capital markets law
  • Various early-stage start-ups (in particular also from the RWTH Aachen University environment) from foundation (financing rounds, convertible loans, VSOPs etc.) – e. g. ACCURE BatteryIntelligence, automaited (aiConomix) and RIIICO

* partly working for previous law firms.



Keine Berufung des Verkäufers auf Haftungsausschluss bei arglistig verschwiegenem Mangel (auch Rechtsmangel) trotz fehlender Ursächlichkeit der Arglist für den Kauf, Anm. zu BGH v. 14.09.2018 – V ZR 165/17
EWiR 2019, 527, together with S. Klingen
Keine Erstreckung der Versicherung des GmbH-Geschäftsführers über Nichtvorliegen von Bestellungshindernissen auf die §§ 265c und 265d StGB, Anm. zu OLG Hamm v. 27.09.2018 – 27 W 93/18
EWiR 2019, 169, together with S. Klingen


Kein Ergänzungsbedürfnis einer durch Allein-Geschäftsführer erteilten Handelsregistervollmacht bei nachträglicher Bestellung weiterer Geschäftsführer mit gemeinsamer Vertretungsbefugnis, Anm. zu OLG Düsseldorf v. 08.12.2017 – I-3 Wx 275/16
EWiR 2018, 491, together with S. Klingen

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