European Counsel

Munich +

Korel Kaplan advises financial sponsors, industrial corporate clients, and emerging technology companies on complex and challenging transactions, investment deals, and strategic board and corporate matters. Korel has in-depth insight into commercial issues and provides legal and transactional guidance for clients by developing and executing customized, sustainable, and business-focused legal solutions.

Korel regularly structures, drives, negotiates, and closes critical transactions involving carve-outs, reorganizations, joint ventures, and competitive auctions. He has advised clients on cross-border deals and critical governance matters across the tech, automotive, energy, and health care industries.

Korel has particular experience with technology-driven business models, strategies, and partnerships and has advised a number of large corporations and emerging companies on legal structures for the implementation of innovative/disruptive business models with a particular focus on the digital economy and on (corporate) venture capital initiatives, investments, and financing rounds.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Korel practiced at an international firm where he advised financial sponsors such as Apax, BC Partners, Catella Group, Intek Group, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, SINO-CEEF, and Triton as well as corporate clients including Audi, BayWa, Continental, innogy, KME SE, lastminute.com group, Schneider Electric, and Ströer.


  • 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.
  • ebase GmbH to acquire securities business of Augsburger AktienbankJones Day is advising European Bank of Financial Services GmbH (ebase) in the acquisition of the securities business of Augsburger Aktienbank AG.
  • Edge Case Research acquires TerraLoupe TechnologyJones Day advised Edge Case Research, Inc. in its acquisition of assets of TerraLoupe GmbH.
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