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Dr. Jakub Lorys

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Dr. Jakub Lorys is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Corporate/M&A Practice Group in Munich. He has numerous years of experience in all areas of M&A transactions for both corporate and private equity clients. Prior to joining the Firm, Jakub worked for one of the leading German law firms. In 2017, he worked one year for Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City.

Practice Focus

Jakub focuses on German and international M&A and Private Equity transactions, advising corporate clients, institutional investors, financial sponsors, family offices and companies backed by institutional investors and financial sponsors. He handles a broad range of transaction types (both buy- and sell-side), including national and cross-border acquisitions and divestments (including auction processes), joint ventures, co-investments as well as related corporate matters.

Representative Legal Matters

Since joining the Firm, he:

  • Advised AURELIUS on the acquisition of the LSG Sky Chefs Group from Deutsche Lufthansa and the acquisition of the Offset Solutions Business from Agfa-Gevaert.

  • Advised Coats on the acquisition of Rhenoflex from Findos.

  • Advised Knorr-Bremse on the sale of Kiepe Electric to Heramba.

  • Advised Puig on the acquisition of a majority stake in Dr. Barbara Sturm from its founder and certain minority investors.

  • Advised Siemens on the sale of its commercial vehicles business to Meritor, the sale of its process gas chromatography business to Valmet and the acquisition of Optrail from its founders.

Before joining the Firm, he:

  • Advised Advent International on the sale of Thalia to a consortium led by Herder Verlag and the sale of Douglas to CVC Capital Partners.

  • Advised Bain Capital on the sale of a minority stake in Wittur to PSP Investments.

  • Advised BASF on the sale of the pigment business to DIC / Sun Chemical.

  • Advised Siemens on the sale of Flender to Carlyle, the sale of Huba Control to Wise Road and the sale of the audiology business to a consortium consisting of EQT and the Strüngmann family.

  • Advised ESG, a portfolio company of Armira, on the sale of the mobility business to Cognizant.

  • Advised Hapag-Lloyd on the acquisition of NileDutch from its founders and NPM Capital.

  • Advised the Hymer family on the sale of the Erwin Hymer group to Thor Industries.

  • Advised Otto on the sale of SportScheck to Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof.

  • Advised TA Associates on the sale of thinkproject to EQT.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Bar Association - Member
  • Munich Bar Association - Member


  • Germany (2012)


  • University of Regensburg (Dr. jur.) (2015)
  • Higher Regional Court of Munich (Assessor Exam) (2011)
  • University of Munich (Referendar Exam) (2009)


  • English
  • German
  • Author, "Die Insolvenzverursachungshaftung gemäß § 64 S. 3 GmbHG als Ausschüttungssperre nach dem Vorbild des Wrongful Trading," 2016