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Weitnauer advises Berlin-based camper sharing platform PaulCamper GmbH on further financing round

The Berlin-based sharing platform for campervans and caravans received further growth capital from international investors in a financing round. The round is led by existing investor Russmedia Equity Partners, a Liechtenstein-based investor in and operator of online marketplaces, aggregators and SaaS solutions with a portfolio of 19 digital platform businesses across six countries in Europe. Further investors included J Ventures, an early stage technology fund founded by Joshua Jacobson and John Nordin, based in New York City, as well as Adevinta Ventures, a Norway-based investor in marketplace startups and marketplace specialist operating in 16 countries worldwide.


Weitnauer advises PaulCamper in financing matters since 2017 and most recently advised PaulCamper in the Series A financing round in mid-2019, when the startup raised an aggregate amount of EUR 7 million. In the financing round closed in late August 2020, the law firm, which specializes primarily in venture capital, further strengthened its relationship with PaulCamper.


About PaulCamper GmbH

PaulCamper, founded in 2013 by managing director Dirk Fehse, according to its own publications, has so far arranged a total of more than 500,000 rental nights via the platform, and more than 6,900 campervans and caravans are currently listed. This makes PaulCamper the largest platform for camper sharing in Germany. The company is currently also active in Austria and the Netherlands. The new funding will be invested in the further growth of the business.


Legal Advice

Weitnauer (Berlin):

Prof. Dr. Hans-Eric Rasmussen-Bonne, LL.M. (Venture Capital)

Andreas Michael, LL.M. (Venture Capital)


Weitnauer again advises Maxsolar GmbH on the conclusion of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

Munich The project developer and EPC service provider MaxSolar concludes third PPA within one year. This power purchase agreement is considered a new marketing instrument and regulates the sale of electricity between the generator and the consumer. The new solar park in Burhafe with 8.1 MW, whose electricity will be sold with the power purchase agreement, will be commissioned at the end of September 2020.

Weitnauer partner Dirk Voges comprehensively advised Maxsolar during the negotiations on the contractual design of the PPA with EWE Trading, the financing bank and the investor. The contract is an electricity supply agreement between EWE Trading GmbH, a local energy supplier in the north-west of Lower Saxony, and SPV PV Burhafe GmbH, the plant operator founded by MaxSolar for this purpose.

MaxSolar GmbH

The engineering service provider MaxSolar from Traunstein in Upper Bavaria is one of the few pioneers in the market testing of power purchase agreements in Germany. MaxSolar has already implemented the third PV system with a power purchase agreement. PPAs are a way to sell electricity from new or existing PV systems and are becoming increasingly important for project developers in Germany who want to operate in the market independently of the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). The power purchase agreements with a term of at least 5 years are the instrument for selling the generated electricity and serve primarily as security for financing the PV system. An awareness of ecological and social responsibility as well as long-term planning horizons also characterize the PPA contracting parties.

Advisor MaxSolar GmbH:

Weitnauer (München):

Dirk Voges, LL.M. (Renewable Energy Law and Energy Industry Law), Partner


Weitnauer represents Advanced BioInformatics GmbH on contracts with the University of Utah

Weitnauer attorneys Hans-Eric Rasmussen-Bonne and Tim Kowalsky served as counsel to Advanced BioInformatics GmbH (ABI) on the conclusion and implementation of a share purchase agreement and an exclusive licensing agreement with the University of Utah intending to develop novel cardiac rhythm management solutions based on proprietary low-energy pacing technology.


ABI is an international medical technology company working to develop next-generation cardiac management solutions for patients with significantly fewer complications and side effects than current standards of care.


“We look forward to efficiently advancing our pre-clinical work and initiating formal clinical studies as expeditiously as possible while in parallel exploring partnering opportunities with leading implantable cardiac defibrillator manufacturers around the world,” said J. Todd Derbin, Managing Director and Co-Founder of ABI.


“We believe an unmet medical need exists with these patients who desire a better therapeutic option, and we plan to work diligently toward that goal,” added ABI Managing Director and Co-Founder Volker Brand.


Weitnauer has already advised the company on the foundation, on an employee participation program and on IP issues.


Weitnauer advises Maxsolar GmbH on the preparation of and negotiation on a Power Purchase Agreement

Munich - The energy supplier EWS Elektrizitätswerke Schönau eG (EWS) and the Energy Cooperative InnSalzach eG (EGIS) have agreed to the direct supply of solar power via a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The contract was signed on March 3, 2020 during the Federal Congress of the Cooperative Energy System in Berlin. This Power Purchase Agreement between EWS eG and EGIS eG is considered a new marketing instrument and regulates the sale of electricity directly between producer and buyer.


This is the first time that two cooperatives have signed a solar PPA. Besides EWS and EGIS, MaxSolar GmbH was also involved in the negotiations. MaxSolar built the solar park, whose solar power will be sold with the PPA, negotiated the PPA until it was ready to be signed and handed over the project as a package to EGIS. Weitnauer Partner Dirk Voges advised Maxsolar during the negotiations with the energy supplier EWS on all contractual aspects.

November 2018

Weitnauer advises Bressner on company sale to OSS

The law firm Weitnauer advised the shareholders of Bressner Technology GmbH on the sale of their shares to the US-American One Stop Systemy Inc.


Bressner Technology GmbH provides standard and customized servers, panel PCs, and PCIe expansion systems. Founded in 1994, the company has a manufacturing, test and sales office in Germany.


One Stop Systems, Inc. (OSS) designs and manufactures specialized high-performance compute accelerators, flash storage arrays and customized servers for deep learning, AI, defence, finance and entertainment applications. OSS utilizes the power of PCI Express, the latest GPU accelerators and NVMe flash cards to build award-winning systems, including many industry firsts, for OEMs and government customers.


A Weitnauer team led by partner Diethelm Baumann advised Bressner on this transaction. The team included Oliver Zander and René Spitz (both corporate law).


OSS was also advised by their US counsel Procopio Cory Hargreaves and Savitch LLP as well as Osborne Clarke led by corporate partner Björn Hürten.



Weitnauer advises Berlin-based Ada Health GmbH in EUR 40 million financing round

Weitnauer advised Berlin-based Ada Health GmbH in a financing round with a total volume of approx. EUR 40 million. Ada Health GmbH is one of the leading providers of medical smartphone apps. Lead investor is Access Industries, the global investment fund of US-based entrepreneur Len Blavatnik. It is the company’s first institutional round of investment.


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Weitnauer advises Digital+ Partners on its Series B investment in riskmethods

The law firm Weitnauer has advised the Digital Growth Fund of Digital+ Partners on its Series B investment to riskmethods GmbH, Munich, one of the leading providers of SAAS-solutions to identify global supply chain risk using artificial intelligence, machine learning algorithms and Big Data.



Weitnauer advises gestigon on its sale to Valeo

Weitnauer has advised the shareholders of gestigon GmbH, Lübeck, a German IT start-up in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Human Machine Interface, on the sale of its shares to Valeo, one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.



Techlaw Germany Blog launches

Weitnauer launches its blog Techlaw Germany – focusing on legal issues related to Technology, Finance and Transactions:

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