Dr. Kai Terstiege advises clients on all aspects of commercial and corporate law transactions, and has deep expertise in mergers and acquisitions, and corporate investments. Dr. Terstiege extends his expertise to private equity deals, venture capital financings, leveraged buyouts and management buyouts, multi-jurisdictional transactions, cross-border M&A, private acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures as well as corporate restructurings. His practice covers transactions across different sectors with a focus on tech companies.


  • Advised a US semiconductor company on the sale of a German technology company.
  • Counseled US venture capital investors in financing rounds of German tech and software companies.
  • Represented a German life sciences company on private acquisitions and a series of financing rounds.
  • Advised an international industrial technology conglomerate on general corporate matters.
  • Provided a European tech company M&A advice on the acquisition of a German company.
  • Advised a US tech company on the sale of one of its business units to a global private equity group.
  • Advised a Canadian financial services group on general corporate matters.
  • Represented an industrial tech company on its joint venture with a German company.
  • Advised a US company on the German aspects of its international corporate restructuring.


  • Dr. Kai Terstiege is consistently recommended by Handelsblatt Best Lawyers® for corporate law since 2020.

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  • Education

    • Admitted to the bar, 2009

    • Second State Exam, Hamburg, 2009

    • Dr jur, University of Hamburg, 2006

    • First State Exam, Berlin, 2004

    • Humboldt University, Berlin

  • Admissions

    • Berlin

  • Languages

    • German

    • English