Thomas Lappe is a partner in the firm's Berlin office focusing on mergers & acquisitions. He has over 20 years’ experience in advising corporate clients and private equity firms on international M&A transactions including carve-out and buyout transactions. Dr. Lappe also frequently handles international joint ventures, corporate reorganizations, and venture capital transactions.
Dr. Lappe is recognized as a leading practitioner in legal directories such as JUVE,TheLegal 500 and Chambers Europe. JUVE 2015/16 refers to him as “one of the most successful M&A lawyers in Germany’s capital Berlin”.
Thomas Lappe also serves on the firm’s Management Committee.
Dr. Lappe joined K&L Gates in January 2007. From 2005 through 2006 he was partner with an international law firm in their Berlin office. From 2001 through 2005 he worked for an international law firm in their Hamburg office and from 1996 through 2001 as a transactional in-house counsel for a DAX 30 company.