Sarah Grigo advises both domestic and international clients on distribution law, in particular commercial agency law. She is experienced in advising foreign clients on setting up or maintaining distribution systems under EU and German law. Additionally, she helps clients navigate and deal with mandatory EU and German legal provisions for distribution systems on German territory (which may apply regardless of choice of law clauses of the specific contract).
She is in particular specialized in advising insurance companies when dealing with the termination of agency agreements of insurance agents. Additionally, Sarah advises international clients in structuring distribution systems and drafting, reviewing or updating distribution agreements. She focuses on creating tailor made solutions for the distribution of the client’s products or services in Europe.
Sarah assists the client in choosing adequate jurisdiction or arbitration clauses and, in particular, advises on the risk of facing an indemnity claim upon the termination of commercial agency or distribution agreements. She is experienced in out-of-court negotiations as well as litigation and international arbitration.
Before joining Osborne Clarke’s Hamburg office in February 2016, Sarah worked for the renowned German law firm Graf von Westphalen for several years and was seconded to Gorrissen Federspiel (a leading Danish law firm) for a couple of months in 2013. She studied law at the universities of Heidelberg (Germany) and Lund (Sweden). During her legal traineeship she worked for a leading international law firm in Düsseldorf. She has been admitted to the German bar in 2011. Being a German native speaker, Sarah is also fluent in English and, additionally, speaks Chinese (Mandarin) and Swedish.
Osborne Clarke was awarded JUVE law firm of the year for use of Sales, Commerce and Logistics in 2017.
naturalX Health Ventures
Osborne Clarke has advised naturalX Health Ventures, the venture capital arm of Schwabe Group, on its investment in a Series A funding round in nutritional supplement start-up mybacs, read more.
Osborne Clarke has advised European tech investor Tenzing on the acquisition of INCREASE YOUR SKILLS GmbH (IYS), a fast-growing cybersecurity training company, by its portfolio company MetaCompliance, read more.
Osborne Clarke advises Tobii Dynavox on its agreement to acquire Rehadapt Engineering. Read more here.
Osborne Clarke has advised venture capital fund Segenia Capital on the latest financing round of InsurTech start-up Thinksurance. Read more here.
G2 Venture Partners
Osborne Clarke has advised investor G2 Venture Partners on its investment in energy start-up 1KOMMA5°. Read more here.
Osborne Clarke advises akquinet on the acquisition of Enghofer Koch Consulting, read more.
A & O Fischer
Osborne Clarke advises A & O Fischer on the acquisition of letterei.de Postdienste, read more
Osborne Clarke advises Taxfix on acquisition of start-up Steuerbot, read more
VAMED Rehazentren Deutschland GmbH
Osborne Clarke advises VAMED Rehazentren Deutschland GmbH on acquisition of rehabilitation centre in Karlsruhe
Osborne Clarke advises VR Ventures on investment in Empion, read more
Sylphar NV and KaroPharma AB
Osborne Clarke advises Sylphar NV and Karo Pharma AB on purchase of Satin Naturel, read more
Osborne Clarke advises OSF Digital on the acquisition of netnomics, read more
Keen Venture Partners
Osborne Clarke advises Keen Venture Partners on EUR 25 million investment in Lendis, read more
Osborne Clarke advises VAMED Gesundheit on acquisition of Chiemgau Health Centre
Osborne Clarke advises Highland Europe on investment in SoSafe, read more
Osborne Clarke has advised DoorDash on USD 750 million Series B financing round of rapid delivery firm Flink SE, read more
Osborne Clarke advises Appian on the acquisition of Lana Labs, read more
Providence Strategic Growth
Osborne Clarke advises Providence Strategic Growth on investment in Hornetsecurity, read more