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Claudius Paul, LL.M.

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Claudius Paul is a partner in the firm's Frankfurt office and part of the Corporate and Transactional practice group. He focuses on private equity/M&A and corporate law. He has extensive experience in cross-border transactions, complex joint ventures and corporate reorganizations. He advises financial investors and international companies on public and private sales and acquisitions in Germany. Mr. Paul also frequently advises charities and other non-profit organizations on a pro bono basis.

Professional Background

Mr. Paul joined K&L Gates in July 2011. Prior to joining, he worked for well-known national and international law firms in Frankfurt/Main. In 2006 and 2007 respectively, he was seconded to The Linde Group, during which time he assisted on the sale of its forklift business, and to KION GROUP, when he assisted the acquirer on KION’s corporate reorganization.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Advising the German charitable association for drug advice (Lebenswende e.V. Drogenhilfe)
  • Advising Sulzer Ltd on the acquisition of aixfotec GmbH
  • Advising The Carlyle Group on the management participation in vwd Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste Aktiengesellschaft (vwd group)
  • Advising The Carlyle Group on the sale of P&I Personal & Informatik AG to HgCapital
  • Advising Deutsche Wohnen AG on the acquisition of a 1,900 unit residential portfolio
  • Advising the shareholders regarding their investment in DSD - Der Grüne Punkt
  • Advising The Carlyle Group on the takeover of vwd Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste Aktiengesellschaft (vwd group)
  • Advising Laboratories Corporation of America Holdings on the sale of Clearstone Central Laboratories GmbH
  • Advising VTB Capital on the second round financing of SmS tenzotherm GmbH
  • Advising Boxberg Capital on the establishment of a joint venture with HIH Hamburgische Immobilien Handlung
  • Advising Hitachi Consulting on the acquisition of Lodestone group
  • Advising 3R Investments on the PIPE investment in Francotyp Postalia Holding AG
  • Advising LGR Emballages on the establishment of a joint venture with a Scandinavian private equity investor
  • Advising The Carlyle Group in connection with the takeover offer for P&I Personal & Informatik AG
  • Advising Silver Investment Partners in connection with the acquisition of a German bakery chain
  • Advising the German subsidiary of a Japanese electronic company on the relocation of production lines and facilities to South-East Europe 
  • Advising a strategic investor on the attempted acquisition of a German real estate bank