Ludger is a founding partner of LARK. He has been practicing law for over 20 years with a focus on M&A/private equity and corporate law. He has assisted national and international clients in more than 225 completed transactions in a variety of industries, most of them in cross-border situations.

After studying abroad in Boston and working for several years as a lawyer for a US law firm in New York, Ludger Schult worked for an international law firm in Munich. He then co-founded the law firm GLNS, where he significantly developed the private equity practice.

Ludger’s focus is on advising mid-cap financial investors, entrepreneurs and managers includes comprehensive support in acquisition and exit situations, buy-and-build strategies and management investment programs. He uses his extensive international network to provide his clients with legal support for investments abroad.

Private equity


Corporate law

Private Equity Fonds, including

  • FSN Capital on the acquisition of the Lobster Group, the Bäcker Görtz Group, ecovium and its acquisition of the international Mantis Group, among others
  • EMERAM Capital on the acquisition of Adler Smart Solutions, the acquisition and exit of Matrix42 Group and its acquisition of EgoSecure and FastViewer, the acquisition of Frostkrone Group and its acquisition of Innovate Foods, Rite Stuff Foods, Varenne Gastronomie and PizWich, among others
  • AFINUM on the acquisition of the Koenen Group, the acquisition of the synaforce Group and its buy-and-build concept; the acquisition of Fishing King, the exit of the Perfect Drive Sports Group and the previous acquisition of all4golf and its merger with Clubhouse Golf as well as the acquisition of FAST LTA, among others
  • PARAGON on the acquisition and exit of chicco di caffè, the acquisition and exit of Gooodlive and the acquisition of the WEKA Group, among others
  • TRILL IMPACT on the acquisition of karriere tutor GmbH, among others
  • EGERIA on the acquisition of Meyer Menü and the Klafs Group, among others
  • ARMIRA on the acquisition of the Scheu-Dental Group, among others

Founder and shareholders, including

  • Smile Eyes Augenärzte on the acquisition of Trilantic Europe
  • Motel a Miio on the investment by Maxburg Capital.

Ludger is regularly recommended for M&A/private equity

JUVE, Chambers and Legal500

"Excellent and assertive"

JUVE 2023/2024

„Extremely strong through his calm and balanced nature”; “in negotiations extremely good at bringing people together”

Chambers 2023

"Extremely high level of professional expertise and experience"; "unbelievably calm even after long rounds of negotiations"; "able to solve even difficult situations"

Legal500 2023

“Highly professional”; “finds pragmatic solutions”

Chambers 2022

"Very experienced, excellent advisor and assertive"

JUVE 2022/2023

"Excellent knowledge, the right instinct in negotiations and top service orientation"

JUVE 2012/2022

Numerous publications in the areas of corporate law and M&A, including Manager Liability in Germany (Verlag C.H. Beck, 2012, together with Gubitz and Nikoleyczik).


Ludger likes the exercise of running and skiing and loves a change of scenery. He spends his free time at weekends with his family at the Schliersee lake in the Bavarian Alps and on vacation away from home, preferably on some island in the Far East.