Johannes Baumann

Dr. Johannes M. Baumann, LL.M. (Melbourne)

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Dr. Johannes Baumann is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Corporate/M&A Practice Group in Frankfurt. He has numerous years of experience in all areas of M&A transactions for both corporate and private equity clients. Prior to joining the Firm, Johannes worked for one of the leading German law firms.

Practice Focus

Johannes 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, including the preparation of capital, transformation and other structural measures as well as corporate governance issues and shareholder matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Schneider Electric on the sale of VinZero.*
  • Advised industrial gases specialist Messer on the full takeover of joint venture Messer Industries and the agreement of a long-term strategic partnership with GIC.*
  • Advised Ørsted on its acquisition of German and French onshore wind and photovoltaic platform Ostwind.*
  • Advised EPH on its attempted acquisition of the STEAG energy group.*
  • Advised Schneider Electric on the acquisition of ProLeiT AG.*
  • Advised Drillisch Netz/1&1 Versatel on a long-term partnership with Rakuten on the set-up of a 5G network.*
  • Advised Ericsson on the acquisition of Kathrein SE’s global antenna and filter business.*
  • Advised the Hymer family on the sale of the Erwin Hymer Gruppe.*
  • Advised KKR on the acquisition of Contabo.*
  • Advised EOS/Otto on the sale of dental factoring business in Germany and Switzerland.*
  • Advised Bain on the sale of a minority stake in the Wittur Group to PSP Investments.*
  • Advised CVC on the acquisition of Etraveli (online travel platform).*
  • Advised SGL Carbon on the sale of its graphite electrodes business.*
  • Advised Oaktree on the acquisition of Vitanas/Pflegen & Wohnen.*
  • Advised Summit Partners on the acquisition of a minority stake in Signavio GmbH.*
  • Advised Magna on its acquisition of Getrag Group.*

*With prior firm

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • DeutscherAnwaltVerein (DAV)
  • Working group Anwaltsnotariat of DAV


  • Germany (2012)


  • Examination Office for the Professional Examination for Notaries, Berlin (Notarial Examination) (2022)
  • University of Melbourne (Master of Laws) (2012)
  • Regional Court Mainz (Second State Examination) (2011)
  • University of Mainz (First Legal Examination) (2009)
  • University of Cologne (Doctorate Degree, summa cum laude) (2009)
  • University College London (Erasmus-Exchange) (2004)


  • German
  • English

Author, "The jurisprudence of the ECJ with respect to the supremacy of European Union law over national administrative acts and court rulings," Kölner Schriften zu Staat und Recht, Cologne, 2010

Co-author (with Andreas Hoger), "Implications of W&I Insurance for the M&A Agreement,” NZG 2017, 811

Co-author (with Andreas Hoger), Chapter "Transaction insurance in the M&A agreement," Beck’sches Handbuch Transaktionsversicherungen