Baker McKenzie is further expanding its Corporate M&A/PE practice with Johannes Baumann as Partner. He joins from Hengeler Mueller to the Frankfurt office of Baker McKenzie.

"With Johannes Baumann, we are gaining another established and highly qualified colleague for the German corporate practice. Our ambition to become even more visible in advising on cross-border mid and large cap deals continues to gain momentum. Johannes brings the professional versatility, clout and team spirit to further establish a broad, large-volume transactional business in Germany and to play a leading role in the market", says Berthold Hummel, Co-Head of the German Corporate practice.

Johannes Baumann advises on complex M&A transactions, including carve-outs and restructurings, as well as on corporate law, representing companies and private equity funds. One focus of his advice is on complex structural measures, corporate governance issues and shareholder matters.

Most recently, Johannes Baumann advised Schneider Electric on the sale of VinZero, industrial gases specialist Messer on the complete takeover of the Messer Industries joint venture and on the agreement of a long-term strategic partnership with GIC and EPH on the attempted acquisition of the STEAG energy group.

"I already know the team at Baker McKenzie well and am looking forward to working with my new colleagues in the team. I can continue to expand my business perfectly on Baker McKenzie's internationally oriented platform while relying on Baker McKenzie's broad expertise - it will be an exciting time," comments Johannes Baumann on his move.

In Frankfurt, the law firm was recently able to attract corporate expert Dr. Katharina Stüber in March 2022. In Munich, Baker McKenzie is continuously expanding its private equity practice with a team led by Berthold Hummel, who joined Baker McKenzie in 2018. Most currently, Baker McKenzie strengthened its private equity practice in Munich in October 2021 with Dr. Jakub Lorys.

In January 2021, Joachim Ponseck joined Baker McKenzie's restructuring and insolvency practice in Frankfurt as partner and Prof. Dr. Artur Swierczok as counsel.

All laterals decided to join Baker McKenzie from other renowned transaction law firms in the market.
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