Philipp Glock

Philipp Glock

Philipp Glock

Frankfurt a.M.

T +49 69 27229 24619


Areas of practice

Philipp Glock structures and negotiates venture capital and private equity investments, in whatever form, for national and international financial investors (venture capital and private equity funds, family offices and business angels). In addition, he advises start-up companies and founders from foundation to exit, in particular, on how to set up the business, on how to optimise the business model, on investment and financing rounds, and on the participation of employees.

Philipp Glock’s services further include providing advice to national and international companies, real estate funds and entrepreneurial families in connection with classic (M&A) transactions, intra-group restructurings, corporate governance issues, legal disputes and all current corporate law matters.


Philipp Glock studied law at the Universities of Mannheim and Tübingen (Germany) with a focus on business law and also completed supplementary business studies at the University of Mannheim. He held a scholarship from the Friedrich-Naumann Foundation. Philipp Glock carried out the practical part of his legal studies in the “Board Issues” department of a leading German car manufacturer.

Before joining Luther, Philipp Glock worked for the European Parliament and for the chairman of the supervisory board of a medium-sized stock corporation, amongst others. He is a regular speaker at nationwide venture capital events, acts as an expert/member of the jury in business start-up competitions and is actively involved in various initiatives and networks of the venture capital scene.

He is a lecturer of the “StartMiUp” network established by the Gießen Justus Liebig University (JLU), the Marburg Philipps University (UMR) and the university of applied sciences Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (THM) (all Germany) under the umbrella of the research institution Forschungscampus Mittelhessen (FCMH).

Honors and distinctions
  • JUVE Guide 2023/2024: Mentioned under "Frequently Recommended" in "Private Equity and Venture Capital" ("pragmatic cooperation with good quality", client)
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2023: Recommended in "Venture Capital" 

  • Advising a globally operating energy service company on a large number of serial M&A transactions
  • Advising on the acquisition of a European group of companies by the NASDAQ Helsinki-listed Glaston Corporation
  • Advising on the acquisition of seven companies by a British group of companies
  • Structuring, negotiating and implementing a large number of investment and financing rounds and employee participation plans organised by start-ups (StudySmarter, WechselGott, Mapify Travel, Easy-Tutor, Staffbase, ParkDepot, Aivy, Implify, Solarnative, Askui, ModuGen and PLAZA, among others)
  • Structuring, negotiating and implementing exit transactions of start-ups (for example, Mapify Travel to HomeToGo)
  • Advising and representing various international financial investors and groups of companies in connection with venture capital and private equity investments (inter alia, advising the VC investment company of a German federal state and a DAX-listed company)
  • Advising E.ON on the acquisition of a majority holding in the smart-grid start-up gridX
  • Advising and representing GoingPublic Media AG on the sale of its VentureCapital Magazine division
  • Advising a listed stock corporation on the introduction of an employee participation plan
  • Advising and representing various international real estate funds
  • Providing reorganisation and succession planning advice to diverse family businesses
  • Providing on-going corporate governance advice to a global market leader with over 14,000 employees in Germany