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Lutz Englisch is a partner in the Munich office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Capital Markets Groups.
Lutz specializes in M&A (private and public) and corporate law. In his 25 years he gained a distinctive and broad expertise in advising on all aspects of Corporate/M&A matters. He advises many blue chips, (listed) German and foreign companies and PE Funds on domestic and cross-border public and private take-overs including multi-billion-dollar (carve-out) deals, as well as on corporate law and corporate governance matters. His stock corporation law practice focuses on executive and supervisory board matters, stockholders meetings and compliance-related matters.
Lutz is frequently awarded and recognized by The Best Lawyers™ in Germany as a leading lawyer for the categories Corporate, M&A, Private Equity and Corporate Governance and Compliance. The JUVE Handbook continuously recognize and award Lutz for the categories Corporate, M&A and Private Equity (“häufig empfohlen”); clients and peers emphasize his “substantial expertise” and his “profound transactional know how,” competitors describe him as “well-founded, goal-oriented,” “diligent, highly experienced and super-responsive,” “very experienced, knows the in-house perspective very well.” The Legal 500 Deutschland 2023 and The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 recommend him for Corporate, M&A and Private Equity. A client described him as an “outstanding M&A lawyer with extensive industry experience. Excellent economic understanding. Ability to understand even the most complex contract mechanisms. Extremely pleasant to work with.” (The Legal 500 EMEA 2022) The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 characterized him as “engaged, pragmatic and assertive,” and cited a reference: “Due to his many years of experience with highly complex M&A transactions in the industrial sector, he is certainly one of the most prominent M&A lawyers in this field in D.” Best Lawyers International lists him continuously as the leading lawyer in Germany for Corporate and M&A since 2011. The weekly German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche listed him as one of the top 25 lawyers in Germany for Corporate Law and recognized him as one of the Top Lawyers 2020 in M&A, selected out of a list with more than 4,000 German lawyers. Kanzleimonitor 2022/2023, a study of the German Institute for Legal Departments and Corporate Lawyers (diruj), recommends him for Stock Corporation and Corporate Governance law and M&A.
Lutz regularly publishes and speaks on corporate law and M&A related matters. Among others, he is co-author of “Hölters/Weber, Kommentar zum Aktiengesetz”, C.H. Beck, Munich (4th edition 2022) and of “Beck’sches Formularbuch GmbH-Recht”, C.H. Beck, Munich (2010).
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Lutz was the head of corporate (Germany) at a renowned UK law firm in Munich, and prior thereto, he was head of legal corporate/m&a at a German DAX® 40-listed company.
Lutz studied law at the universities of Münster and Regensburg, from where he also earned his doctor’s degree in 1993. He has been admitted as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) since 1990. He speaks German and English.
Lutz is a member of the Munich Bar, the German Bar Association and the German In-house Lawyers Association.
University of Regensburg - 1993 Dr. jur.
University of Regensburg - 1987 Law Degree
Germany - Rechtsanwalt