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Global Leader

Private Funds - Formation 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Tarek Mardini is well versed in advising domestic and international investors on fund structures and secondary transactions.

Biography

Tarek Mardini, LL.M. is a partner in the private funds practice group at POELLATH where he focuses on private investment funds and alternative asset management. He is based in Berlin, Germany. Tarek regularly advises German and international fund managers in structuring, marketing and managing buyout, growth capital, venture capital, mezzanine and private debt funds as well as primary and secondary fund-of-funds and other investment funds (e.g. crypto funds).

On the investor side, he reviewed and negotiated several hundred international fund investments for German institutional investors as well as family offices regarding legal, regulatory and tax aspects. His special expertise includes advising on fund governance issues (including ILPA principles and dispute situations) as well as tailored review of terms and conditions of private equity funds.

Tarek regularly advises also on secondary fund transactions representing both sellers and buyers in complex portfolio sales of fund interests as well as fund managers in GP-led restructurings.

Tarek regularly publishes on tax, corporate and regulatory aspects of private equity funds. He is the co-author of a leading commentary on German tax aspects of private equity funds and co-editor of a leading private equity fund handbook. Tarek has written numerous articles on fund terms, fund governance and secondary transaction issues. He is a regular speaker at German and international conferences and seminars (including the International Bar Association, Invest Europe, European Business School).

He studied law in Berlin (Germany), Glasgow (UK) and the University of Connecticut School of Law (USA) where he graduated with a master of laws degree (LLM). During his studies, he received a Fulbright Scholarship and Friedrich-Naumann-Scholarship. Tarek is a board member of the German-American Lawyers Association and a member of Invest Europe’s investor regulation working group. Prior to joining POELLATH, he worked for an international law firm in the US and one of the largest international investment banks.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Tarek Mardini is a well-regarded lawyer in the German investment market. His practice focuses on private equity and venture capital fund formation, as well as governance and tax issues.

Biography

Tarek Mardini, LL.M. is a partner in the private funds practice group at POELLATH where he focuses on private investment funds and alternative asset management. He is based in Berlin, Germany. Tarek regularly advises German and international fund managers in structuring, marketing and managing buyout, growth capital, venture capital, mezzanine and private debt funds as well as primary and secondary fund-of-funds and other investment funds (e.g. crypto funds).

On the investor side, he reviewed and negotiated several hundred international fund investments for German institutional investors as well as family offices regarding legal, regulatory and tax aspects. His special expertise includes advising on fund governance issues (including ILPA principles and dispute situations) as well as tailored review of terms and conditions of private equity funds.

Tarek regularly advises also on secondary fund transactions representing both sellers and buyers in complex portfolio sales of fund interests as well as fund managers in GP-led restructurings.

Tarek regularly publishes on tax, corporate and regulatory aspects of private equity funds. He is the co-author of a leading commentary on German tax aspects of private equity funds and co-editor of a leading private equity fund handbook. Tarek has written numerous articles on fund terms, fund governance and secondary transaction issues. He is a regular speaker at German and international conferences and seminars (including the International Bar Association, Invest Europe, European Business School).

He studied law in Berlin (Germany), Glasgow (UK) and the University of Connecticut School of Law (USA) where he graduated with a master of laws degree (LLM). During his studies, he received a Fulbright Scholarship and Friedrich-Naumann-Scholarship. Tarek is a board member of the German-American Lawyers Association and a member of Invest Europe’s investor regulation working group. Prior to joining POELLATH, he worked for an international law firm in the US and one of the largest international investment banks.

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