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Karen Guch

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Baker McKenzie LLP

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Private equity and funds.


Karen Guch is a partner in Firm's Corporate Group in London with over 10 years experience in advising clients on Private Equity and M&A transactions. She joined the firm's Kuala Lumpur office in 1998 before transferring to the London office in 2000. She became a partner in 2007. Karen is primarily focused on leveraged buyouts, investments, acquisitions and disposals for UK and international clients. A large proportion of Karen's work is in relation to cross border or multi-country transactions. She also has significant experience in the Automotive sector.


Joined Baker McKenzie's correspondent office in Malaysia in 1998 and transferred to the London office in 2000; made partner in 2007.


English; Malay


Law Society of England & Wales


King's College London, UK (LL.B.) (1995); B.P.P. Law School (L.S.F.) (1996); University of Cambridge (LL.M.) (1997); College of Law (Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test) (2000)

London: Corporate and commercial

Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

Baker McKenzie's 'supremely knowledgeable' global practice head David Allen provides 'a wealth of insightful and well-balanced commercial counsel'. Also praised by clients is 'knowledgeable and responsive' associate James Adams. The firm had a strong 2017 on the deals front, generating work across a wide range of industries, including life sciences, TMT, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, and consumer and retail. It was particularly active in handling deals for Bain Capital; one of the highlights involved Allen (and practitioners from other European offices) advising the client on the sale of the Polish business of one of the client's portfolio companies, Autodis group, to LKQ Corporation. In another matter, Alex Lewis was part of the team which advised Bain Capital on the proposed acquisition, though portfolio company Diversey, of Zenith Hygiene Group Plc. Elsewhere, Tim Sheddick and others assisted Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund III with the €1.3bn sale of its interest in Kastrup Airports Parent ApS to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Other active clients include CVC, Nordic Capital, Apax and Bluegem Capital. Karen Guch has more than 20 years of experience of private equity transactions. Charles Whitefoord is another seasoned practitioner.

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