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Matthias Töke

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Matthias Töke is member of Baker McKenzie’s Global Leveraged Finance Steering Committee and advises private equity sponsors, corporates, debt funds, banks and other financial institutions on all aspects of complex domestic and cross-border leveraged buy-out financings, financial restructurings and general corporate financings.

Prior to joining Baker McKenzie in April 2022, Matthias was a counsel in the Frankfurt office of a top-tier Wall Street law firm, Head of Rule Enforcement at Deutsche Börse AG and senior associate in the Frankfurt, New York, London and Warsaw offices of a Magic Circle law firm.

Practice Focus

Matthias advises on financing deals across all sectors with particular experience in technology, industry, consumer and healthcare deals.

Matthias is well experienced in all finance instruments involved in a leveraged buy-out including senior structures, senior / super senior (incl. first out/second out) structures, first lien / second lien structures, vendor loans, PIK / HoldCo loans and mezzanine instruments.

Representative Legal Matters

Prior to joining the Firm, Matthias:

  • Advised 3i on various financings of its acquisitions of Hilite International, Geka, Amor, Weener, Lampenwelt (now Luqom Group), Formel D and MAIT.
  • Advised SGT Capital on the financing of its acquisition of Utimaco.
  • Advised EQT on the financing of its acquisition of GETEC.
  • Advised senior lenders on the financing of the acquisition of BackWerk by EQT.
  • Advised Platinum Equity on various financings of its acquisitions of Exterion Media and Ingram Micro.
  • Advised Pemberton on the financing of Aenova Group, a portfolio of BC Partners.

Professional Honors

  • IFLR1000 - "Notable Practicioner"; Handelsblatt - "Best Lawyer" (2022)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rechtsanwaltskammer Frankfurt


  • Germany (2012)


  • Regional District Court (Landgericht) of Frankfurt (Second State Exam) (2012)
  • University of Marburg (First State Exam) (2008)


  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Polish