Jan Lucas Gutsche

Dr. Jan Lucas Gutsche

Associate
Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern

Biography

Dr. Jan Lucas Gutsche is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Dusseldorf office and a member of the Corporate/M&A Practice Group. Prior to rejoining as an associate, he spent one and a half years working for the team as a law clerk while finishing his doctoral studies. He continued his work throughout the first year of his legal clerkship and returned to the firm for its final stage. During this time, he gained extensive insights in all aspects of corporate law. Jan also spent a stage of his legal clerkship at another international law firm.

Practice Focus

Jan focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, corporate law matters and reorganizations.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Portobello Capital on the acquisition of 27% of the shares in Arenit Industrie GmbH.

  • Advised New Mountain Capital on the acquisition of PerkinElmer, Inc.'s applied, food and enterprise services businesses.

  • Advised an internationally operating group headquartered in Germany on the divestment of its Russian operations.

  • Advised Johnson Electric on the acquisition of a major stake in Pendix GmbH.

  • Advised H.C. Starck GmbH on the acquisition of all shares in Chemitas GmbH.

  • Advised Kerry Group plc on the acquisition of about 93% of the shares in c-LEcta GmbH.

  • Advised Syngroh Capital on the acquisition of a majority share in TermaCook GmbH.

  • Advised Ufenau Capital Partners on various transactions.

Professional Associations and Memberships

Dusseldorf Bar Association – Member

Admissions

  • Germany (2022)

Education

  • Higher Regional Court of Dusseldorf (Second State Exam) (2022)
  • University of Freiburg (Dr. jur.) (2021)
  • University of Freiburg (First State Exam) (2018)

Languages

  • English
  • German

Co-Author (with Dr. Richard Raoul Stefanink), "Kein Beschwerderecht des Gläubigers gegen Verweigerung einer Löschung der Gesellschaft" (Anm. zu BGH, Beschl. v. 20.06.2023 - II ZB 18/22), EWiR 2023, 647

Author, "Die Kulanz in der Schadensversicherung - Rechtliche Untersuchung und Rechtsvergleich zum Vereinigten Königreich," Nomos 2021

Co-Author (with Dr. Richard Raoul Stefanink), "Die Bedeutung der Beschlussfeststellung für die Wirksamkeit von GmbH-Gesellschaftsbeschlüssen," ZIP 2021, 70

Co-Author (with Dr. Richard Raoul Stefanink), "Vinkulierungsklauseln in GmbH-Gesellschaftsverträgen im Kontext der Legitimationswirkung des § 16 Abs. 1 Satz 1 GmbHG - Auswirkungen und Risiken für die M&A Praxis," ZIP 2020, 1546