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Dr Andreas Lohner

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Dr. Andreas Lohner is a compliance and corporate partner in the Firm’s Munich office. He is a seasoned lawyer with more than 15 years of experience advising on various areas of law such as corporate law, compliance issues and compliance investigations. Dr. Lohner is co-head of the German Corporate Group and serves as member of the European and Global Compliance Steering Committees. 


  • English
  • German


  • University of Regensburg (Dr. jur.) (2001)
  • Oxford University (Magister Iuris) (1996)
  • University of Regensburg (Referendar Exam) (1994)



Within: Compliance

The ‘very good’ team at Baker McKenzieis one of the best contacts for compliance in Munich’. It acts for national and international clients in internal investigations and provides assistance with the implementation of compliance structures and advice on money laundering prevention, anti-corruption measures and sanctions alongside antitrust and data protection compliance issues. The ‘very experienced, well-connected and pragmatic’ Thomas Grützner provides ‘hands-on advice’ and acted for a manufacturer in internal investigations covering sanction violations, and a DAX30 company in internal investigations into anti-corruption matters concerning a defence project. Andreas Lohner, who ‘never loses sight of the essentials’, advised a German defence company on country-specific compliance standards for the deployment of intermediaries in defence procurement. Other highlights included Franz Clemens Leisch’s advice to a German real estate and capital management company on money laundering matters following various property purchases, and his assistance of a German consumer goods industry player with internal investigations concerning customs offences, tax evasion and fraud.

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Germany: Compliance

Internal investigations

Within: Internal investigations

Baker McKenzie’s ‘very good goal-oriented’ team receives a steady flow of instructions from German and international clients concerning internal investigations into sanction and customs violations alongside anti-corruption, bribery and fraud matters. Recent work, with ‘very experienced and practical pragmatist’ Thomas Grützner in the lead, includes assisting a manufacturer with internal investigations, and acting for a listed company in internal investigations on anti-corruption matters pertaining to a defence project. Andreas Lohner assisted a German company with internal investigations following several compliance violations, including bribery and accounting mismatches. In other significant work, Franz Clemens Leisch acted for a German manufacturer from the consumer goods industry in internal investigations pertaining to customs violations, tax evasion and fraud.

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Germany: Corporate and M&A


Within: Corporate

Baker McKenzie has a ‘very high level of expertise’ in corporate compliance, an area in which the firm recently handled corporate law matters for a German client. In general, the firm’s cross-border capabilities are an excellent selling point for clients. An example is cooperating with colleagues in Chicago, London, Vienna and Luxembourg when advising McDonald’s on the restructuring of German and several foreign groups. As such, the client portfolio includes both renowned German groups and various multinationals such as Amazon, the DFL German Football League, HOCHTIEF and Johnson Controls. The group is led by Andreas Lohner and Nikolaus Reinhuber and also includes Christoph Wolf.

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M&A: mid-sized domestic deals (€100m-€500m)

Within: M&A: mid-sized domestic deals (€100m-€500m)

Baker McKenzie’s ‘very competent’ M&A group led by Nikolaus Reinhuber and Andreas Lohner is spread over four offices and therefore has a strong national network. ‘Down to earth’ and ‘time-flexible team playerIngo Strauss, who made partner in July 2016, and Heiko Gotsche advised claims management provider GFKL Lowell on the acquisition of Tesch Inkasso. Christian Atzler, who made partner at the same time, led assistance to automotive supplier Presswerk Krefeld with the acquisition of the insolvent IBEX Automotive and Gebrüder Kunze. In 2016, a group led by Thomas Dörmer and Tim Heitling joined from Taylor Wessing, while Sönke Becker left for Herbert Smith Freehills Germany LLP.

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M&A: mid-sized international deals (€100m-€500m)

Within: M&A: mid-sized international deals (€100m-€500m)

Baker McKenzie’s ‘outstanding international network’ ensures a steady flow of instructions in the mid-cap sector. A complex mixed share and asset deal with carve-out in various countries was handled by the pumps, seals and valve manufacturer Flowserve on the €186m sale of the Gestra Group to Spirax Sarco. Other highlight instructions included advising Grünenthal on the acquisition of Adhesys Medical, Allegion on the acquisition of all of its shares in Trelock, and Dassault Systèmes on the €220m acquisition of all CST - Computer Simulation Technology shares. Alba Group and HOCHTIEF also retained the group, which is led by Nikolaus Reinhuber and Andreas Lohner and also includes the recommended Heiko Gotsche. In 2016, the group saw the addition of Thomas Dörmer and Tim Heitling from Taylor Wessing and the departure of Sönke Becker for Herbert Smith Freehills Germany LLP. In addition, Christian Atzler and the ‘down-to-earthIngo Strauss, who is ‘flexible in terms of times and a teamplayer’, made partner in July 2016.

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