Duffy Lorenz

Duffy Lorenz

Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Duffy Lorenz is the chair of the Chicago Transactional Practice Group. She advises clients on complex cross-border transactions and international business matters. Her clients include US multinationals and private equity funds across a range of industries.

Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Duffy worked in the Hong Kong office of a major international law firm.

Practice Focus

Duffy focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, carve-outs, spinoffs and joint ventures. She also works closely with our cross-border tax team on corporate and supply chain restructurings, post-acquisition integrations, overseas expansion projects and global cash utilization and redeployment projects.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised a US-listed semiconductor materials company on a post acquisition integration in 12+ jurisdictions, including the integration of manufacturing operations across APAC.

  • Advised Accel-KKR and its portfolio companies as international counsel on a series of carve-outs, investments and cross-border transactions, including its acquisition of Navis from Cargotec, its investment in ToolsGroup B.V. and its add-on acquisitions of Evo, AppSpace and Mi9's Retail Demand management business.

  • Advised a US-listed global healthcare company on a post-acquisition integration in 30+ jurisdictions.

  • Advised Thoma Bravo and its portfolio companies as international counsel on a series of carve-outs, investments and cross-border transactions, including its acquisition of Veracode from Broadcom, its acquisition of Lexmark's enterprise software business and subsequent sale of the Perceptive business, Kofax's acquisition of Nuance Communication's imaging business, Digicert's acquisition of Symantec's website security and PKI business and Aucerna's acquisition of TietoEvry's oil and gas software business.

  • Advised a US-listed global medical device company on multiple post acquisition integrations ranging from 20-50+ jurisdictions.

  • Advised Brunswick Corporation as international counsel on its purchase of Navico and its sale of the LifeFitness business.

  • Advised Baxter International Inc. on the spinoff of its bioscience business to Baxalta.

  • Advised Illinois Tool Works Inc. on the global separation of its industrial packaging business and the international aspects of its subsequent divestiture to The Carlyle Group.

  • Advised Kellogg Company as international counsel on its purchase of Pringles from The Procter & Gamble Company.

Professional Honors

  • Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A, Mergers & Acquisitions, Honorable Mention, 2023
  • Crain's Notable Women in Law 2022
  • Emerging Leaders Award, The M&A Advisor, 2016

Admissions

  • Illinois~United States (2012)
  • Minnesota~United States (2006)

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles (J.D.) (2006)
  • University of Chicago (B.A., Honors) (2003)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish