Daniel is a founding partner of LARK. He has a broad practice as a corporate lawyer, and advises primarily in the areas of general corporate law, M&A, venture capital and private equity.

Before joining LARK, he was a founding partner and head of the London office of GLNS, and spent several years in the Munich and Frankfurt offices of a US law firm. He completed his legal training in Germany, the US, France and Spain.

Daniel has a particular focus on transactions in the technology and life sciences sectors.

A significant part of his practice is dedicated to emerging companies advice. He supports investors and start-ups as well as scale-ups throughout the entire lifecycle from their foundation through financings and exit transactions. He also advises on private equity transactions, management and employee participation models and in difficult shareholder situations. He is active in various companies as a supervisory and advisory board member.

A large portion of Daniel’s professional activities has an international angle. He advises his clients on cross-border M&A and financing transactions as well as German and foreign investors on their global investments in a wide range of jurisdictions.

Corporate law


Venture capital

Private equity

National and international venture and growth capital investors

  • 468 Capital
  • Battery
  • Bessemer
  • BlueYard
  • DE Shaw
  • Future Positive
  • Green Generation Fund
  • IVP
  • Lightspeed
  • Matrix
  • Morpheus
  • Northzone
  • SignalFire
  • Thrive Capital
  • Tola Capital

Start-ups and scale-ups on venture and growth capital financings, ongoing corporate matters and exit transactions

  • Ada Health
  • Bind-X
  • Endel Sound
  • Enmacc
  • Eterno Health
  • Flowers For Society
  • GetYourGuide
  • Lovoo
  • momox
  • Preomics
  • Razor Group
  • Sharpist
  • Timify

Ongoing advice to private and public companies on transactions and corporate law

  • AUDI
  • Bioworks
  • Burda
  • Delivery Hero
  • GFT
  • HAWE
  • Marley Spoon

Foreign companies on M&A transactions in Germany

  • 858
  • CIE Forging
  • Heliogen
  • ITP Aero
  • Luna Innovations
  • Recordedbooks
  • Teknia Group
  • Zoom

Advising companies and management teams on private equity transactions

  • Crusta Nova
  • GotPhoto
  • Implaneo
  • Management von Deutsche Glasfaser
  • MarxRe
  • TeleColumbus

Recommended for venture capital


Recommended for M&A and venture capital


Recommended for M&A, private equity and venture capital


Listed as one of the best German lawyers in the field of venture capital

JUVE since 2019, and Chambers in 2022

Listed as one of the Top 10 influential German venture capital lawyers

Business Today in 2023

"One of the strongest M&A lawyers”; “strong in negotiations”; pragmatic and solution-oriented”

JUVE Handbook 2023/2024

“Extremely focused and competent, takes legal as well as commercial aspects into account”

JUVE Handbook 2022/2023

“Daniel Gubitz is commercial, responsive and efficient. He goes the extra mile for clients and is also reasonable when it comes to costs and time”

Chambers 2023

“Extremely versed, focused, brilliant communicator, with extremely strong entrepreneurial mindset and strong in negotiations”

JUVE Handbook 2020/2021

“Daniel Gubitz is an excellent lawyer - fast response - very good for difficult negotiation processes”

IFLR1000 2021/2022

“Highly knowledgeable, up to date with market standards, professional, calm”

IFLR1000 2021/2022

“Ingenious structurer and outstanding negotiator”

JUVE Handbook 2015/2016

Many years of experience as a consultant for corporate law and venture capital at CH Beck-Verlag and for M&A and venture capital at DAI

Many years of experience as a lecturer in business law at the Danube University, Memmingen

Numerous publications in the areas of corporate law, M&A, venture capital and company succession


Daniel chose the legal profession due to an absence of talent for other potential endeavors. Therefore, in his free time, he passionately plays various sports (without ever winning a competition), loves to eat (however is only able to cook water), is profoundly interested in contemporary literature (but only reads, never writes), and tries to bring up his kids (they never obey).