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Lars Jessen

Partner, Corporate Department
TaunusTurm - Taunustor 1
Frankfurt am Main, HE

Fax: 49 69 907485-316


Lars Jessen is a partner in the Private Equity and M&A practices at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Frankfurt office. Mr. Jessen has in-depth experience advising investors and corporations on complex cross-border transactions, reorganizations, joint ventures, and management participation schemes. He also advises opportunistic investors in distressed debt and restructurings on loan transactions as well as distressed M&A.

Accolades and Recognitions

  • Listed in Best Lawyers, 2014-2020

  • Recognized in JUVE Handbook

  • Recognized as a restructuring expert, Legal 500 Europe

  • Named among Germany's Best Lawyers for Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Real Estate Law, Handelsblatt, 2018


  • University of Freiburg im Breisgau, 1999

Recent Representations

  • Capital D on the sale of Invincible Brands to Henkel

  • Castlelake on the sale of a logistic real estate portfolio to Blackstone

  • Ampersand on the acquisition of Genewerk GmbH

  • Ampersand on the acquisition of Vibalogics GmbH

  • Castlelake on the setting up of a joint venture with Melcombe

  • Boathouse Capital (Associated Luxory Hotels) on the restructuring and sale of World Hotels AG to Best Western

  • Stirling Square Capital Partners on the acquisition of MED Medical Products GmbH

  • Castlelake on the acquisition of the „Gravity" real estate  Portfolio from Marcol and Marathon Asset Management

  • Partners Group on the acquisition of a minority interest in a med tech company

  • Charlesbank on the acquisition of an international business unit in the field of chemicals

  • Capital D on the acquisition of a majority stake in Invincible Brands, a social media influencer-led marketing and product development company

  • Rossignol Group in their acquisition of Felt Bicycles, maker of cutting-edge world-class road bikes, mountain bikes, BMX bikes, cyclocross bikes, track bikes and recreation bikes

  • Castlelake on the acquisition of a distressed real estate portfolio ("Sunshine Portfolio") out of trusteeship by way of debt equity swap

  • Linxens Holdings in its acquisition of SMARTRAC's SIT division, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of RFID inlays and antennas


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