Pinkernell, Heinz-Gerd

  Hamburg, Germany
 ++49 40 36 96 33 0
 ++49 40 36 96 33 33
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Heinz-Gerd (HG) Pinkernell, born in 1970, is a German attorney. He advises on capital investment law, on the conceptual structuring of investment funds, on company and partnership law, on the law of securities and investment supervision, on banking law, and in the area of anti-money laundering.

Typical matters handled by Mr. Pinkernell include:

  • conception and issuing of prospectuses of capital investments in the form of closedend
  • funds, including advising in relation to approval procedures of the Federal
  • Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and in relation to the publication of and
  • amendments to prospectuses;
  • advising and contractual structuring for secondary market trading with shares in closed-end funds, including trading platforms;
  • structuring the distribution of capital investments;
  • providing advice on banking law and capital market law;
  • advising on company and partnership law;
  • advising on the law of securities and investment supervision (distribution of financial instruments, liability ceilings, etc.);
  • drafting and implementing rules of conduct and models for combating money laundering, including acting as an anti-money-laundering officer;
  • preparing and conducting shareholders’ meetings and annual general meetings;
  • advising on the restructuring and reorganizing of capital investments;
  • advising in conjunction with corporate financing (procurement of debt and equity capital, mezzanine financing, etc.).

HG Pinkernell studied law at the University of Trier (Germany). He completed graduate studies in business law at the University of Hamburg in cooperation with the Hamburg Bar Association and the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Pinkernell began his legal career in a large bank, which was followed by a position as legal advisor in a large, listed issuing house. After another station working as a legal advisor to an operator of a closed-end restricted fund (secondary market and private equity in the shipping branch), Mr. Pinkernell joined GGV in October 2010.

Practice Area


  • structuring investment funds
  • banking and capital market law
  • company and partnership law
  • private equity
  • anti-money laundering.