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Duffy Lorenz

Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Duffy Lorenz advises clients on a wide range of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and other cross-border corporate governance and business law issues. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Ms. Lorenz was a corporate associate in the Hong Kong office of a major international law firm.

Practice Focus

Ms. Lorenz focuses on international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and pre and post-transaction corporate reorganizations. She also works closely with our cross-border tax team on acquisition financing, restructuring and global cash utilization and repatriation projects.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Becton, Dickinson and Company on a wide range of transactions, including the post-acquisition integration of CareFusion Corporation and the acquisition of Cato Software Solutions GmbH and Kiestra Lab Automation BV.
  • Advised Thoma Bravo as international counsel in multiple complex international carve-out acquisitions.
  • Advised Baxter International Inc. on the international aspects of the spinoff of its bioscience business into a new NYSE-listed company, Baxalta Incorporated.
  • 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 for USD 3.2 billion.
  • Advised Illinois Tool Works Inc. as international counsel on the divestment of a majority interest in its decorative surfaces segment to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC for USD 1.05 billion.
  • Advised Kellogg Company as international counsel on its purchase of Pringles from The Procter & Gamble Company for USD 2.7 billion.

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