About Lennart Crain

Lennart Crain is a Corporate/M&A and Private Equity partner at AKD who specialises in private and public M&A transactions, including auction sales, public bids, complex disentanglements and leveraged buyouts. He has a great deal of experience with transactions for financial institutions and private equity, and in the TMT, industrial and real estate sectors. He regularly works with leading international law firms on multi-jurisdictional deals. Lawyers and insurers consult him regularly in the field of W&I insurance.

Lennart's financial knowledge, which he acquired during his MBA at Columbia Business School, enables him to translate financial aspects into a deal strategy, negotiations and transaction documents. Clients appreciate the combination of his helicopter view and attention to detail.

His work is recognized by the international rankings Legal500 and IFLR in the fields of M&A and Private Equity, where his financial expertise is credited over the years. Sources describe him as “skilled”, “very responsive, knows what he is talking about” and “has deep knowledge of both legal and financial matters”.

By way of pro bono work Lennart served in Kosovo, after the declaration of independence from Serbia, as visiting attorney for the Legal Unit at the International Civilian Office and EU Special Representative.

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  • MBA in Finance at Columbia Business School in New York, where he has participated in its Private Equity Program.
  • Harvard Business School - Leading Professional Service Firms
  • Colombia Law School - Cross-registration from CBS. Corporate and Securities Law
  • Universita degli Studi di Firenze - Law
  • University of Westminster - Law
  • Maastricht University - Law
Admitted to bar
  • The Netherlands
  • International Bar Association - member of the Corporate and M&A Law Committee
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
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Bridging the gap: W&I insurance in the transactional practice

29 Aug 2019 | Publication

Lennart Crain gives a practical introduction and describes current market practice.

Delaware Supreme Court affirms landmark MAC ruling

18 Feb 2019 | News

The Delaware court's thinking is influential around the world.

IFLR1000 rankings 2018

19 Oct 2017 | News

Four new entries in the IFLR: Carlos Pita Cao, Remco Bosveld, Lennart Crain and Zabdaj Pollen.