Tarek Mardini is a partner in the private funds practice group of P+P Pöllath + Partners where he focuses on private investment funds and asset management. Tarek regularly advises both German and international sponsors in structuring, marketing and managing buyout, venture capital, turnaround, mezzanine and private debt funds, fund-of-funds and other investment funds. On the investor side, he reviewed and negotiated several hundred international fund investments for German institutional investors and family offices regarding legal, regulatory and tax aspects. His special expertise includes advising on fund governance issues (including ILPA principles and dispute situations) as well as tailored review of terms and conditions of private equity funds. He often advises on secondary fund transactions representing both sellers and buyers in complex portfolio sales of fund interests and fund restructurings. Tarek regularly publishes on tax, corporate and regulatory aspects of private funds. He is co-author of a leading commentary on German tax aspects of private equity funds, co-editor of a private equity handbook, and has written several articles on fund terms, governance and secondary issues. He is a regular speaker at German and international conferences (including the International Bar Association). He studied law in Berlin (Germany), Glasgow (UK) and the University of Connecticut School of Law (USA) where he graduated with a master of laws degree. He received a Fulbright Scholarship and Friedrich-Naumann-Scholarship. Tarek is a board member of the German-American Lawyers Association. Before joining P+P, he worked for an international law firm in the US and a leading investment bank.