Carina Klaes-Staudt
Partner | Munich
Carina Klaes-Staudt

Carina Klaes-Staudt advises national and international clients on transaction- and restructuring-related corporate, employment and tax matters. Ms. Klaes-Staudt has significant experience in advising institutional investors, private equity companies, family offices and management teams with a special focus on mergers and acquisitions, related tax and labor issues with a particular emphasis on all kinds of management incentive programs, as well as corporate restructuring and reorganizations. Her practice also covers buy-side and sell-side real estate transactions.

Carina Klaes-Staudt is highlighted as “Next Generation Lawyer” by The Legal 500 in its Germany ranking results for M&A: mid-sized deals in 2021 – a list that only encompasses six lawyers across the entirety of the German market. She is also recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in Germany 2024 by German nationwide daily Handelsblatt for labor and employment. 

  • Crown Holdings, Inc., one of the world's leading suppliers of rigid packaging products to consumer marketing companies, as well as transit and protective packaging products, on the acquisition of Helvetia Packaging AG, a beverage can and end manufacturing facility in Germany.
  • Chiesi Farmaceutici in connection with its proposed US$1.48 billion acquisition of Amryt Pharma PLC by way of Scheme of Arrangement.
  • Friedemann Findeis and Klaus Rader as the sole shareholders of FR L'Osteria SE, a leading German and Austrian restaurant brand, on the sale of a majority stake to McWin. The transaction values L’Osteria at approximately USD 430 million.
  • Resolve BioSciences on its US$71 Million Series B Financing Round.
  • Artus group, a portfolio company of Castik Capital, on the acquisition of Hestia.
  • OneFootball GmbH on its €300 million Series D funding round led by Liberty City Ventures and included participation from Animoca Brands, Dapper Labs, DAH Beteiligungs GmbH, Quiet Capital, RIT Capital Partners, Senator Investment Group and Alsara Investment Group.
  • &ever GmbH on its €130 million sale to Kalera AS, forming a global leader in vertical farming.
  • A consortium led by H&J and Cathay Capital Private Equity on the acquisition of medifa healthcare group.
  • OneFootball GmbH, the world's largest football/soccer media platform, on the addition of German Football Association (DFB), Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur as new shareholders, as well as previously on the acquisition of Dugout, a digital media company co-owned by 10 of the world’s biggest football clubs.
  • Resolve Biosciences GmbH, a German molecular cartography firm, in its US$24 million Series A financing round.
  • VIA optronics AG, a leading supplier of enhanced display solutions, in its US$93.75 million cross-border initial public offering and listing on the NYSE.
  • Shurgard Self Storage SA, the largest developer, owner and operator of self‐storage centers in Europe, on its acquisition of four ZeitLager facilities in Germany.
  • Vestiaire Collective, a leading global platform for desirable pre-owned fashion, in connection with its €59 million round of financing and on its previous €40 million round of financing.
  • American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) on the acquisition of DER Business Travel, part of REWE Group owned DER Touristik Central Europe.
  • Mid Europa Partners on the acquisition of Mlinar, a leading bakery retail and wholesale business in Croatia.
  • Lazada Group, the largest eCommerce platform in Southeast Asia, on the US$1 billion investment from Alibaba Group Golding Limited to increase its Lazada ownership stake from 51% to 83% and Alibaba’s total investment in Lazada to over US$2 billion.
  • Lazada Group on the US$1 billion sale of a controlling stake to Alibaba Group (M&A Deal of the Year: Southeast Asia by Asia Legal Awards, finalist for TMT Deal of the Year, China Law & Practice Awards, 2017).
  • Lazada Group on its acquisition of RedMart, Singapore’s pioneer e-grocer.
  • Lazada Group on all aspects of the auctioned fundraising of US$250 million Akka Technologies, European leader in the mobility segment, on its acquisition of German Gigatronik Group.
  • Akka Technologies on its acquisition of German automotive consultancy erlkoenig GmbH.
  • GetSpeed GmbH & Co. KG on the acquisition and financing of F1 circuit Nürburgring, including advice regarding shareholder’s agreement with capricorn Holdings as well as the search for potential investors as co-shareholders in capricorn NÜRBURGRING Besitzgesellschaft mbH.
  • PhotoBox Holdco Ltd., Europe’s leading digital consumer service for personalized products and gifts, in its acquisition of Munich-based posterXXL Aktiengesellschaft, a leading service in Germany’s online photo print market.
  • L Capital Asia, the Asian private equity fund of luxury brands group LVMH, and M1 Fashion, a subsidiary of Lebanese investment firm M1 Group, on the acquisition of a majority stake in Pepe Jeans Group, identified by Mergermarket’s Deal Drivers 2015 report as one of the top 15 announced MENA deals.
  • Nordic Yards, a German supplier of maritime systems, on the acquisition of all assets of third largest German shipbuilder Wadan Yards, on the acquisition of German-based shipyard P+S Werften GmbH and on the sale to Genting Hong Kong.
  • Gimv NV on its investment in Mackevision Medien Design GmbH, one of the global market leaders in computer generated imagery (CGI) and winner of the 2014 Emmy Awards.
  • AGC Equity Partners Limited on the partial acquisition of Vodafone Campus as well as on the related financing in Düsseldorf, Germany. The transaction is one of the most significant real estate deals signed 2013 in Germany.
  • voxeljet AG, a leading German provider of high-speed, large-format 3D printers and on-demand parts services, in its US$97.2 million cross-border initial public offering and listing on the NYSE.
  • Onefootball GmbH, a leading sports applications provider for smartphones, tablets and SmartTV, on a US$7 million Series B Equity Financing from venture capital investor Union Square Ventures, as well as the preceding acquisition of all shares in the developer of THE Football App/ iLiga by way of management buy out and on the €10 million Series A Equity Financing from a syndicate led by Earlybird Venture Capital – recognized as one of the most significant VC deals in Germany in 2013 by JUVE 2013/14.
  • A major global private equity firm on the €850 million recapitalization of one of its portfolio companies active in the specialty chemical sector.
  • US-based Global Citizen, a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030 (Pro Bono).
  • Lie Detectors, a nonprofit organization that sends journalists into schools in order to improve news literacy, increase awareness of misinformation, and empower teens to base their choices on reliable information, on corporate governance issues, employment law as well as other specific German law questions.
    • Universität Trier, -, 2002
    • Germany
    • German
    • English
    • Spanish