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01 alessandra saeger 1

Alessandra Säger Associate

03 anselm lenhard

Dr. Anselm Lenhard Partner

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

08 eva maria bayer

Eva-Maria Bayer Senior Associate

fabienne pflug

Fabienne Pflug 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

15 nadja crombach

Nadja Crombach Senior Associate

16 nicholas schildhauer

Nicholas Schildhauer Associate

patrick droese

Dr. Patrick Droese Partner

18 philipp buechler

Philipp Büchler Counsel

19 sabrina harnisch detail

Sabrina Harnisch Reception Assistant

20 serena mele detail

Serena Mele Team Assistant

21 tamara schellpfepffer

Tamara Schellpfeffer Team Assistant

taoran sun

Taoran Sun Associate

22 tobias nikoleyczik

Dr. Tobias Nikoleyczik Partner

tobias stuppi

Dr. Tobias Stuppi Partner

23 valentina groll

Valentina Groll Associate

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LARK welcomes Fabienne Pflug!

We are very pleased to announce that Fabienne Pflug is joining our M&A and Private Equity team. Great to have you on board, Fabienne! We are very much looking forward to working with you.

June 4, 2024

Interview with LTO: "For most, it was a two-second decision"

Some lawyers set up one law firm in their lifetime, some two. Our partners Ludger Schult and Anselm Lenhard revealed to Stefan Schmidbauer of Legal Tribune Online (LTO) the biggest challenges of founding LARK and the key take-aways from doing it. In their interview, they talk about the courage to change, organizational obstacles and why trust in the team is key.<br /> <br /> Learn more: <br /> <br /> https://www.lto.de/recht/kanzleien-unternehmen/k/interview-gruendung-gruender-kanzlei-anwaelte-ludger-schult-anselm-lenhard/

May 28, 2024

LARK advises on the foundation of the non-profit limited liability company EduSparks gGmbH

EduSparks is an initiative with the aim to help schools, government bodies and parents to impart digital skills to students.<br /> <br /> LARK advised on corporate and tax law issues in connection with the foundation with Nadja Crombach and Alessandra Säger as well as Daniel Epe. The formation was further accompanied by the Munich-based student law clinic Start Right e.V. - Studentische Rechtsberatung.<br /> <br /> Thank you to our pro bono team for its engagement!<br /> <br /> We wish the founders of EduSparks every success.

May 27, 2024

LARK advises EQS on its delisting

Following the successful public takeover offer by private equity investor Thoma Bravo, the listing of EQS Group on the Frankfurt and Munich stock exchanges has now ended.<br /> <br /> LARK has already provided comprehensive advice on the public takeover offer and now also supported EQS in the course of the delisting with Tobias Nikoleyczik, Malte D. Krohn, LL.M. (University of Miami), Nadja Crombach and Alessandra Säger (all stock corporation and capital markets law).

May 8, 2024

Interview with Talent Rocket: "I'm a fully-fledged team member since day one."

"In a very short time, I have already gained a lot of new knowledge", says Chiara Niestroj in her interview with the Talent Rocket applicant plattform.<br /> <br /> Here she gives insights into her career start in Corporate/M&A and Private Equity and explains why LARK was the perfect choice for her. She talks about how LARK helps young lawyers to develop and what makes Chiara's team at LARK so special: <br /> <br /> https://lnkd.in/esQ85nwW<br /> <br /> Join LARK & learn to fly! 📨Mail to careers@lark.de

April 24, 2024

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

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