Dr. Gabriele Fontane

Mergers & AcquisitionsPrivate EquityVenture Capital

Dr. Gabriele Fontane


Gabriele Fontane has been advising on M&A and private equity transactions since 1994.

She has proven expertise in management participation schemes and provides advice in this area to both managers offered a participation by financial investors as well as private equity houses. She additionally provides legal support to enterprises and family-run companies considering the sale of their enterprise. In this area, she also specialises in re-investments by sellers (so-called owner’s buy out) and family members.

She regularly advises family offices, private investors and business angels on investments in start-ups and venture capital funded enterprises.

Gabriele Fontane has been a lecturer on private equity on the M&A course at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management since 2006. Since 2021, she has been a member of the supervisory board of the listed company hGears AG.

Gabriele Fontane is regularly named in the legal directories JUVE Handbuch, Legal 500 Deutschland and Best Lawyers as a frequently recommended lawyer in the areas M&A, private equity and venture capital.


Gabriele Fontane joined Oppenhoff in 2018. Prior to this, she was a founding partner of Otto Mittag Fontane, a law firm specialised in advising on M&A and private equity transactions, which was set up in 2009 by a spin-off of Thümmel, Schütze & Partner’s Frankfurt office. Gabriele Fontane practiced at Thümmel, Schütze & Partner for 14 years, including 11 years as a partner of the firm. She studied law at the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main and started her career in 1993 as a foreign associate at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle in New York.

Dr. Gabriele Fontane


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