Maximilian Krause has long-standing experience in dealing with national and international M&A transactions (acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures) as well as with domestic and cross-border business reorganizations.
Recently Maximilian advised Safran SA, a global equipment supplier in aeronautics and space, defense, and security, on German law matters in connection with the creation of a space launchers joint venture with Airbus Group (in particular, dealing with the development and manufacturing of the Ariane 6 launcher). Furthermore he was part of worldwide teams assisting The Procter & Gamble Company in the sale of its beauty brands to Coty Inc. and Reynolds American Inc. in the sale of Natural American Spirit to JT Group.
Maximilian regularly advises GfK SE, MAHLE GmbH, Tenneco GmbH, Boeing, Nordson Corporation, and Findos Investor GmbH as well as other industrial and private equity clients on corporate, transactional, restructuring, and insolvency matters.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Maximilian worked for more than six years in the Munich, Frankfurt, and Düsseldorf offices of another leading international law firm. During this time he represented numerous notable companies, including Siemens AG and Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH in the carve-out, corporate restructuring, and subsequent disposal of various business lines worldwide. At that time Maximilian also advised on matters for Babcock & Brown, Barclays Private Equity (now Equistone), CBRE, Colony Capital, EWE, FTI Consulting, IK Investment Partners, IVG Immobilien, KKR, Linde, Mecom Group, Nokia Siemens Networks, Pioneer Investments, 3i Germany, UniCredit, Veronis Suhler Stevenson, and Volkswagen.
- Higher Regional Court of Munich (Second State Examination 2005); Universities of Munich (First State Examination 2003), Geneva, Lausanne, Freiburg/Br., and Mainz; Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEI), Geneva (1999-2000); Legal internship with an international U.S. law firm in New York City (1998)
- Federal Republic of Germany
Legal 500 Germany (2018): recommended for transactions and restructuring
Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers in Germany (2019): listed for M&A
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