Dr. RalfRecknagel

Of Counsel

Düsseldorf + 49.211.5406.5500

Dr. Ralf Recknagel has more than 20 years of in-depth experience in complex cross-border and domestic M&A, private equity, and distressed transactions. He also frequently advises on joint ventures, group restructuring matters, shareholders' agreements, and corporate governance and compliance issues.

Ralf represents international and domestic corporates and also has a strong focus and extensive experience in advising family-owned businesses. In addition, he represents clients in the pipe and tube, leisure, pharmaceutical, automotive, energy, entertainment, and advertising sectors.

Ralf worked for leading international law firms in Frankfurt am Main and London prior to joining Jones Day. During his law studies he worked as journalist for leading German news agencies and a news magazine. Ralf teaches corporate law at the University of Düsseldorf. He has spoken on various occasions on corporate and transactional legal topics and, most recently, on the implications of Brexit.


  • Ansys acquires automotive simulation channel partner DYNAmoreJones Day is representing Ansys, Inc. in the acquisition of the DYNAmore business (“DYNAmore”), a Stuttgart, Germany-headquartered company who has historically distributed Ansys’ LS-DYNA crash test simulation software to virtually all major European car manufacturers.
  • Meridian Adhesives Group acquires adhesives division of John P. KummerJones Day represented Meridian Adhesives Group, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, in the acquisition of the adhesives division of John P. Kummer GmbH, AG and Ltd (JPK).
  • Flowchem acquired by KMG for $495 millionJones Day advised Flowchem LLC, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, in its $495 million acquisition by KMG Chemicals, a leading global provider of specialty chemicals.
  • Teradyne acquires Universal Robots for $285 millionJones Day advised Teradyne, Inc. in its $285 million acquisition of Universal Robots, a leading supplier of collaborative robots: low-cost, easy-to-deploy, and simple-to-program robots that work side by side with production workers to improve quality and increase manufacturing efficiency.
    • Frequently 2011
      EU Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers - New Legal Framework for the Management of Alternative Investment Funds
    • Frequently 2011
      Lectures for corporate law, Universität Düsseldorf
    • Frequently 2011
      Doing Business in Germany