Carina Klaes-Staudt

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Carina Klaes-Staudt

National Partner

Munich | Skygarden, Erika-Mann-Straße 5, Munich, Germany 80636
+49 89 21 21 63 10 | +49 89 21 21 63 33

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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.

In addition to her corporate law expertise, Carina Klaes-Staudt’s practice covers buy-side and sell-side real estate transactions.

In The Legal 500 Deutschland 2018 edition, she was recommended for the area of M&A. 

Experience
  • 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 millionAkka 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.
  • European private equity investor 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.
Education
  • Universität Trier, 2002
Admissions
  • Germany
Languages
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish