Lukas Nein

Lukas Nein

European Counsel, Private Equity; Mergers and Acquisitions
Lukas Nein advises companies and private equity firms on domestic and cross-border trans­actions, including inbound and outbound investments and other corporate transactions.


He represents clients in acquisitions, dispositions, cross-border mergers and joint ventures. Mr. Nein has been repeatedly named to Best Lawyers’ Ones To Watch list (including 2024).

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Nein worked at other top international law firms in Frankfurt and London.

His significant representations since joining Skadden include advising:

  • SDCL Edge Acquisition Corporation, an NYSE-listed SPAC, in its business combination with cunova GmbH, a leading global manufacturer of high-end specialty copper alloy products
  • Energy Infrastructure Partners in its minority investment of up to €700 million in Eni Plenitude, an Italian diversified energy transition company, at an enterprise value of over €10 billion and a post-money equity value of approximately €8 billion
  • Hermann Rosen, founder of ROSEN Group, a global leader in inspection and integrity management services for energy transmission pipelines, in the carve-out of the company’s New Ventures division, the sale of ROSEN Group to Partners Group AG and a significant reinvestment by Mr. Rosen in the new ownership structure
  • I Squared Capital Advisors LLC in its €1.4 billion acquisition of Arriva Plc (including all of its operating businesses across 10 European markets) from Deutsche Bahn AG. This was one of the first transactions under the new EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation regime
  • a consortium led by Energy Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of approximately 20% of Fluxys Group, an operator of gas pipelines and LNG terminals across Europe, from Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and its partnership with Publigas SA, which owns approximately 77% of Fluxys Group
  • the shareholders of SEEPEX GmbH in the US$514 million sale of SEEPEX to Ingersoll Rand Inc.
  • the shareholders of Canyon Bicycles, Roman Arnold and TSG Consumer Partners in the sale of a majority stake in Canyon Bicycles to Groupe Bruxelles Lambert
  • funds advised by Energy Infrastructure Partners AG in a €530 million investment for a 49% stake in BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH
  • Communications & Power Industries LLC in its acquisition of SATCOM Technologies from General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.
  • Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners in its acquisition of a minority stake in the €2 billion Arkona offshore wind farm
  • The SCP Group in its €1.2 billion acquisition of the Real Group from METRO AG
  • Gulf Energy Development Group in its:
    • acquisition of a 24.99% indirect equity stake in Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind Project, an early-stage development of a 1,500 MW offshore wind farm located off the Lincolnshire coast in eastern England that is expected to commence commercial operation in late 2029
    • acquisition of a 50% stake in offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2 from Global Infrastructure Partners and its joint venture with Ørsted
    • the subsequent disposal of 50.01% of its stake in the €3 billion wind farm, representing a 25% interest in the project, to a joint venture of Singapore-based Keppel Infrastructure Trust and Keppel Corporation Limited, and the related joint venture agreement between Gulf and Keppel



  • LL.M., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2018
  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Berlin, 2016
  • First State Exam, Humboldt University of Berlin, 2013


  • Frankfurt am Main

Lukas Nein

European Counsel, Private Equity; Mergers and Acquisitions