Gudrun Juffer

Gudrun Juffer

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Gudrun Juffer is a partner in the Corporate & Securities Practice Group in Chicago, where she represents public and private companies in a broad range of transactional matters, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and other cross-border corporate governance and business law issues. Gudrun is co-chair of the Chicago Office Pro Bono Committee.

Prior to transferring to Chicago, Gudrun was an intellectual property corporate associate in the New York office of Baker McKenzie. Gudrun is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.

Practice Focus

Gudrun focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, global corporate reorganizations and other strategic transactions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised a global biotechnology company on a post-acquisition integration matter involving over 40 jurisdictions.

  • Advised Thoma Bravo as international counsel on the purchase of Lexmark’s enterprise software business and subsequent sale of the Perceptive business to Hyland.

  • Advised ICU Medical, Inc. as international counsel on the acquisition and integration of Hospira Inc.'s infusion systems business.

  • Advised Johnson Controls, Inc. on the global separation of its automotive experience business.

  • Represented Scholastic on asset sale of its educational technology business to Houghton Mifflin, including intellectual property licenses and additional aspects.

  • Represented leading private investment house on USD 500 million purchase of over 100 limited partnership interests, mainly in US buyout funds.

  • Represented major media, publishing, luxury goods and technology companies in the implementation of comprehensive IP protection, licensing, enforcement and anti-piracy programs.

Corporate Responsibility

  • Founded monthly free legal clinic in partnership with Legal Aid Chicago.


  • Illinois~United States (2016)
  • New York~United States (2014)


  • Columbia Law School (JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) (2013)
  • Amherst College (BA, cum laude) (2008)


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Previous Offices

  • New York