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chiara niestro lark

Chiara Niestroj Associate

04 christin stender

Christin Stender Head of Communications & Marketing

06 daniel epe

Dr. Daniel Epe Partner

05 daniel gubitz

Dr. Daniel Gubitz Partner

07 daniela friedl

Daniela Friedl Management Assistant

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Eva-Maria Bayer Senior Associate

09 franziska lang

Franziska Lang Associate

10 jennifer blumlein

Jennifer Blümlein Senior Associate

11 johannes koglin

Johannes Koglin Chief Operating Officer

12 ludger schult

Dr. Ludger Schult Partner

13 malte krohn

Malte D. Krohn Partner

max schuldt

Max Schuldt Of Counsel

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patrick droese

Dr. Patrick Droese Partner

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taoran sun

Taoran Sun Associate

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Dr. Tobias Nikoleyczik Partner

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LARK advises Afinum on exit of FAST LTA

Munich-based private equity firm Afinum has sold its portfolio company FAST LTA GmbH. The buyers are funds advised by Summa Equity Advisory GmbH. The management team of FAST LTA will remain on board and reinvest together with Summa.<br /> <br /> FAST LTA is a leading provider of highly secure archiving, storage and recovery of business-critical and sensitive personal data. The company's solutions are used in particular in the healthcare, medical technology and public sectors. Under Afinum's leadership, FAST LTA has more than tripled its EBITDA and consolidated its market-leading position.<br /> <br /> Business law powerhouse LARK advised Afinum on this transaction. The team included Dr. Ludger Schult and Eva-Maria Bayer (both Private Equity/M&A) as well as Dr. Anselm Lenhard and Philipp Büchler (both Finance). LARK was supported in antitrust matters by Dr. Andreas Boos from the law firm Buntscheck. <br /> <br /> The LARK team had already advised Afinum on the acquisition of FAST LTA in 2019 and regularly assists Afinum.

May 7, 2024

LARK advises Egeria on the acquisition of Meyer Menü

Private equity investor Egeria has acquired the Meyer Menü Group. The sellers are Thomas Meyer, majority shareholder and member of the founding family, and the two co-CEOs Marcel Hoffmann and Christian Seidel, who are re-investing. Completion of the transaction is still subject to the usual approval by the relevant antitrust authorities.<br /> <br /> Meyer Menü was founded in 1963 and is now one of the leading providers of meals on wheels in Germany. With the help of over 1,200 employees at 26 locations, the company delivers meals to day-care centres, retirement homes, schools and companies.<br /> <br /> Egeria is a leading investment company focussing on companies with growth and development potential in the Netherlands, Germany and the USA. The companies in the Egeria portfolio currently generate combined annual sales of more than 3 billion euros and employ more than 12,500 people. <br /> <br /> The business law powerhouse LARK advised the buyer Egeria on all legal aspects of the transaction. The team included Dr Ludger Schult, Dr Patrick Droese, Jennifer Blümlein, Franziska Lang (all Private Equity/M&A), Dr Anselm Lenhard and Philipp Büchler (both Finance). <br /> <br /> The team led by Dr Ludger Schult has often been at Egeria’s side. For example, it also advised the investor on the acquisition of the German sauna manufacturer Klafs in 2020. <br /> <br /> LARK was supported by LEO SCHMIDT-HOLLBURG WITTE & FRANK on all real property, employment and IP/IT/data protection law matters with partners Lutz Hülsdunk, Tom Frank and Stefan Hennigs and their teams. Buntscheck Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH with Dr. Andreas Boos covered merger control matters while KROHN Rechtsanwälte with Dr. Tobias Teufer advised on food law.

March 26, 2024

LARK builds up tax law practice with Dr. Tobias Stuppi

The Business Law Powerhouse LARK is strengthening its team with tax lawyer Dr. Tobias Stuppi as a partner. With this addition, the law firm, which was only founded at the beginning of 2024, is expanding its range of advisory services and establishing a new tax law practice.<br /> <br /> Dr. Tobias Stuppi specialises in advising on international corporate and transaction tax law. In particular, he advises on the tax aspects of international and national transactions in the areas of M&A, private equity and venture capital. For example, he advised General Catalyst on the merger with La Famiglia and Brookfield Asset Management on the public takeover offer for alstria office REIT-AG.<br /> <br /> In addition, Dr Tobias Stuppi advises on the tax aspects of complex reorganisations and international fund structures and investments, such as Clearlake Capital Partners -investments, such as Clearlake Capital Partners on the formation of the Clearlake Capital Partners VII Flagship Fund with a volume of over USD 14.1 billion.<br /> <br /> At LARK, Dr Tobias Stuppi will continue to focus on these areas of advice. He will also work closely with the firm's other practice groups and expand the range of advice in the core areas of corporate, M&A, private equity, venture capital, public companies and finance to include tax law. LARK plans to expand the new tax law practice with associates in the near future.<br /> <br /> Dr Tobias Stuppi can look back on extensive experience in international commercial law firms: Before joining the tax team at Kirkland & Ellis in Munich in 2021, he worked for several years at Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton in Frankfurt. <br />

March 19, 2024

Dr. Daniel Gubitz once again recognized as leading expert for Venture Capital

We are delighted to announce that our partner Dr. Daniel Gubitz has again been ranked as Top Lawyer for Venture Capital in the Europe Guide by Chambers and Partners.<br /> <br /> In addition, Chambers and Partners also ranks our partners Dr. Ludger Schult in Corporate/M&A and Dr. Anselm Lenhard in Banking & Finance as leading experts in their Europe Guide.<br /> <br /> Congratulations to the three of you!<br />

March 15, 2024

LARK welcomes Chiara Niestroj!

We are delighted that Chiara is joining our M&A and Private Equity team. Welcome to the LARK world! We are very much looking forward to working with you, Chiara!

March 6, 2024

WirtschaftsWoche ranks LARK as top law firms for capital markets law

Business Law Powerhouse LARK has been ranked by WirtschaftsWoche as one of the top law firms for capital markets law in Germany. Further, our capital markets partner Dr. Tobias Nikoleyczik is recognized as one of the most renowned lawyers in Germany in this area.<br /> <br /> Congratulations Tobias and team!

March 4, 2024

LARK has advised MorphoSys in connection with the public takeover offer by Novartis

Novartis and Munich-based biopharmaceutical company MorphoSys entered into a business combination agreement regarding the launch of a voluntary public takeover offer by Novartis for all shares of MorphoSys. <br /> <br /> Business Law Powerhouse LARK has advised MorphoSys in connection with the public takeover offer with Tobias Nikoleyczik, Malte D. Krohn, LL.M. and Nadja Crombach (all Public M&A / Capital Markets). Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates comprehensively advised on the conclusion of the business combination agreement as well as on US capital markets law issues. On the MorphoSys legal side, the process has been managed by Chief Legal & Human Resources Officer Charlotte Lohmann.<br />

February 6, 2024

Pro Bono: LARK advises on the foundation of access to justice gUG

Business Law Powerhouse LARK has advised on the foundation of the non-profit entrepreneurial company access to justice gUG.<br /> <br /> Access to justice is an initiative founded by German students with the aim to help people persecuted for political, racial or religious reasons. The founders of access to justice have now incorporated the new a2j access to justice gUG.<br /> <br /> LARK advised on corporate and tax law issues in connection with the foundation with Malte D. Krohn and Nadja Crombach. The formation was further accompanied by the Munch-based student law clinic Start Right e.V. - Studentische Rechtsberatung.<br /> <br /> Thank you to our pro bono team for its engagement!

February 2, 2024

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