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About Dr. Maximilian Lasson

Max focuses on cross-border private M&A transactions for both corporate clients and financial sponsors.

Max has a strong track record in the Industrials sector, with a particular focus on chemicals and aerospace. His key areas of expertise include complex, multinational carve-out transactions and joint ventures. Max is also experienced in post-M&A litigation. 

He speaks German, English and French.

Recent work

  • Airbus Defence and Space GmbH on the purchase of Infodas;
  • Röhm Holding GmbH on the purchase of SABIC's worldwide polycarbonate business; 
  • LANXESS on the carve-out acquisition of the Microbial Control Business of International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF);
  • LANXESS Deutschland GmbH on the carve-out and divestiture of its worldwide organic leather chemicals business to TFL Ledertechnik GmbH; 
  • Providence Equity Partners VI International LP on the fund-to-fund transfer of HSE24 group to Providence Equity Partners (Judith) LP; 
  • Advent International Corporation on the carve-out acquisition of the (poly-)methacrylate business of Evonik Industries AG;
  • LANXESS Deutschland GmbH on the divestiture of its 50 percent stake in ARLANXEO Holding B.V. to Aramco;
  • Evonik Industries AG on various disputes with the general contractor in connection with the construction of the coal-fired power plant Walsum 10;
  • Mianello Limited on the acquisition of LLC Media-Saturn-Russland from Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH and the parallel disposal of a stake in to Media-Saturn-Holding GmbH;
  • HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft on the creation of a joint venture with ACS and Atlantia in connection with the public takeover of Abertis;
  • RELX Deutschland GmbH on the acquisition of PatentSight Group from its founders;
  • Knauf International GmbH on the acquisition of the suspended ceilings business in EMEA and APAC from Armstrong World Industries;
  • DEUTZ Aktiengesellschaft on the acquisition of Torqeedo Group from Stephan Schambach and others;
  • LANXESS Deutschland GmbH on the carve-out of its worldwide rubber business and the creation of the ARLANXEO joint venture with Aramco;
  • Airbus Defence and Space GmbH and Airbus DS SAS on the carve-out of their defence electronics business and the divestiture of that business together with the Optronics business to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co;
  • Cinven Capital Management (V) GP Ltd and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on the acquisition of Hotelbeds Group from TUI AG;
  • Airbus SAS on its joint venture Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH with Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd; and
  • Ergon Capital Partners II SA on the divestiture of PharmaZell Group.






  • Munich University, Germany (Dr iur)

Professional qualifications

  • Rechtsanwalt, Germany