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Helder’s practice is focused on the formation and operation of private equity firms. His track record of several dozen fund formation projects ranges from small early-stage venture capital firms to large buyout funds. Helder also regularly provides advice to selected institutional and private investors with regard to their limited-partner investments in private-equity and venture capital funds. Helder frequently publishes on matters of international taxation and on fund-related issues. He is also a guest lecturer at Germany’s Federal Academy of Finance. He is a co-founder of the well-established Berlin Tax Talks (Berliner Steuergespräche), the Hamburg Fund Talks (Hamburger Fondsgespräche) and the Hamburg Tax Dialogue (Hamburger Steuerdialog). In this year's The Best Lawyers® in Germany edition the US publishing house in cooperation with business daily Handelsblatt® commend Helder as one of Germany's best lawyers for private funds, tax,- and venture capital law.

Helder studied law in Münster, Cologne and Manchester (UK). Before co-founding YPOG (in 2021) and SMP (in 2017), he was a Partner at Flick Gocke Schaumburg.


  • Hardenbergstr. 27
    Berlin 10623


  • English
  • German

Headquarters: Berlin, Germany

19 The Best Lawyers in Germany awards

23 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Germany awards

Law Firm of the Year Badge Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Private Funds

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Private Funds, Berlin, Germany (2022)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Germany 2023 for work in:

  • Private Funds
  • Tax Law
  • Venture Capital Law

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