Lorenz Duffy

Duffy Lorenz

Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Duffy Lorenz advises clients on a wide range of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions and pre- and post-transaction corporate reorganizations. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Ms. Lorenz worked in the Hong Kong office of a major international law firm.

Practice Focus

Ms. Lorenz focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, carve-outs, spinoffs and joint ventures. She also works closely with our cross-border tax team on acquisition financing, corporate restructuring and global cash utilization and redeployment projects.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Kofax as international counsel on the purchase of Nuance Communication’s imaging business. 
  • Advised Thoma Bravo as international counsel on the purchase of Veracode from Broadcom. 
  • Advised Digicert as international counsel on the purchase of Symantec Corporation’s website security and PKI business. 
  • 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 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Advised Kellogg Company as international counsel on its purchase of Pringles from The Procter & Gamble Company.

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