FlorianLechner

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Florian Lechner verfügt über mehr als 20 Jahre Erfahrung in der Beratung von internationalen Unternehmen und Finanzinvestoren in Steuerfragen in den Bereichen strukturierte Finanzierungen, Finanzprodukte, alternative Investments, M&A und Private Equity-Transaktionen.

Vor Beginn seiner Tätigkeit bei Jones Day im Jahr 2019 war Herr Lechner zwei Jahrzehnte lang in einer führenden internationalen Anwaltskanzlei tätig, wo er unter anderem ein Bankenkonsortium bei der Restrukturierung eines globalen Automobilzulieferers vertrat, maßgeblich am Aufbau eines großen Immobilienportfolios beteiligt war und bei der Übernahme einer großen deutschen Versicherungsgruppe beriet.

In den letzten Jahren hat sich Herr Lechner verstärkt mit internen Untersuchungen im Finanzsektor, insbesondere mit Cum-Ex-Transaktionen (Dividendenstripping), beschäftigt. Weiterhin vertrat er auch nationale und internationale Banken in zivilrechtlichen Streitigkeiten mit Cum-Ex-Gegenparteien.

Erfahrung

  • Riverside and Investcorp sell Arrowhead Engineered Products to GenstarJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the sale of Arrowhead Engineered Products to Genstar.
  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day is advising PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • EMERAM Capital Partners sells portfolio company MEONA to Trill ImpactJones Day represented EMERAM Capital Partners GmbH, one of the leading investment companies for medium-sized companies in the German-speaking region, in the sale of its portfolio company MEONA, an innovation leader for clinical software, to the private equity firm, Trill Impact.
  • Parkwind obtains financing for 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farmJones Day advised Parkwind NV, an independent green energy company that develops, finances, and operates offshore wind farms, on the financing of the 257 MW Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind farm.
  • SUEZ sells its SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations to PreZeroJones Day advised the French listed company SUEZ SA in its largest sale of SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations - excluding plastic recycling and hazardous waste treatment activities - in four continental Europe countries: the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, and Poland to PreZero, the environmental division of Schwarz Group.
  • Bessemer Venture Partners participates in $135 million Series D financing round of Mambu GmbHJones Day represented Bessemer Venture Partners on its participation in a Series D further financing round in Mambu GmbH, one of the market leaders in the field of SaaS Banking Platforms, totaling $135 million.
  • Astellas transfers DIFICLIR in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and selected CIS to Swiss Tillotts Pharma AG for €109 millionJones Day advised Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. on the sale of distribution rights to the product "DIFICLIR" in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and selected Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries to Swiss Tillotts Pharma AG for €109 million.
  • Amadeus FiRe AG acquires GFN AGJones Day advised Amadeus FiRe AG in connection with its acquisition of 100% of the shares in GFN AG, a German IT training provider that cooperates with well-known industry partners to offer specific training and certified qualifications.
  • EDF enters into inaugural and groundbreaking investment in Germany's hydrogen sectorJones Day represented EDF through its affiliates, Hynamics SA and EDF Deutschland, in its inaugural and groundbreaking investment in Germany’s hydrogen sector.
  • Materion acquires Optics Balzers, AG for $160 millionJones Day advised Materion Corporation, a global supplier of highly engineered advanced enabling materials, in its $160 million acquisition of Optics Balzers, AG, an industry leader in thin film optical coatings.
  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • Amadeus FiRe AG acquires COMCAVE Holding GmbH, Dortmund for €200 millionJones Day advised Amadeus FiRe AG, Frankfurt, on the €200 million acquisition of 100% of the shares in the retraining specialist COMCAVE Holding GmbH, Dortmund.
  • Celonis raises $290 million in Series C funding roundJones Day represented Celonis SE, a Munich-based unicorn for process mining software, in connection with the US$290 million Series C financing round led by Arena Holdings and other U.S. investors based on a company valuation of US$2.5 billion.
  • Timken acquires BEKA Lubrication for $165 millionJones Day advised The Timken Company in its $165 million acquisition of BEKA Lubrication (BEKA), a leading global supplier of automatic lubrication systems.
  • Koch-Glitsch acquired Julius Montz from Pfaudler GroupJones Day advised Koch-Glitsch, a subsidiary of Koch Engineered Solutions (KES) and its parent company Koch Industries, Inc., in the acquisition of chemical and pharmaceutical process equipment and technology supplier Julius Montz GmbH (Montz) from the Pfaudler Group, a portfolio company of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG).