DLA Piper is strengthening its Corporate practice group with the appointment of Lars Jessen as a new partner in its Frankfurt and Hamburg offices, effective 19 September 2022. He joins from Paul Hastings where he was a partner in the private equity and M&A practice.
Lars has extensive experience advising investors and companies on complex cross-border transactions, restructurings, joint ventures and management participation models. He focuses on mid-market private equity, private M&A, joint ventures and real estate private equity in the technology and life sciences sectors. He also advises opportunistic investors in distressed debt and restructuring loan transactions as well as distressed M&A.
Dr. Benjamin Parameswaran, Managing Partner of DLA Piper in Germany, commented: “Private equity is core to the Corporate group’s offering in Germany and throughout the world. With the addition of Lars Jessen, we are continuing our development in this area and are gaining a highly regarded expert in the field of private equity, who will complement our teams at the Frankfurt and Hamburg offices perfectly with his international experience and focus on real estate private equity. We warmly welcome him to the team.”
Lars Jessen added: “I am very much looking forward to working with DLA Piper’s various national and international teams, including across practices and contributing to the further growth and visibility of the private equity practice.”