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Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | March 2018
Germany

With a team led by Dr. Pär Johansson from its Cologne office, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised investment company Odewald KMU on taking out a majority stake in heizkurier GmbH. The managing shareholders of heizkurier will keep significant stakes in the company. The partnership will enable heizkurier to continue to expand in Germany and to open up markets in other European countries ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | March 2018
Germany

Effective April 1, 2018, the commercial law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek will appoint Dr. Alexander Bork and Dr. Tobias Woltering as Salaried Partners. Having previously worked at the law firm as a Research Associate, Alexander Bork joined Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in Düsseldorf after graduating as a lawyer on February 1, 2012. He has been a Senior Associate since 2015 ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | March 2018
Germany

The 2nd CAM CCBC Hanseatic Pre-Moot, held in Hamburg on March 21, 2018, will give skilled law students from all over the world the opportunity to test their arguments in an international context ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | March 2018
Germany

A team led by Munich-based partner Boris Dürr advised AL-KO KOBER SE technology group on the acquisition of hinge technology specialist WITTE Stromberg GmbH, a subsidiary of WITTE Automotive, the automotive supplier for vehicle access systems. AL-KO KOBER takes over WITTE Stromberg together with a consortium of buyers including Endurance Capital AG and a private investor ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | March 2018
Germany

In its March 15, 2018 judgment (Case: 9 Sa 1399/16), Hesse Regional Labor Court ruled that no employment relationship exists between Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V. and Dr. Dittrich, so that Dr. Dittrich may not invoke Section 14 German Part-Time and Fixed-Term Contracts Act and may not demand continued employment as an employee ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | March 2018
Germany

A team led by Dr. Peter Christian Schmidt, Partner at the Hamburg office, advised RPC Group Plc on the acquisition of NORDFOLIEN GmbH. The purchase price is based on an enterprise value of EUR 75 million. The transaction is subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities in Germany and Poland. The NORDFOLIEN management team will continue to manage the business from its current sites ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | March 2018
Germany

In January, a consortium consisting of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, PwC Legal Germany and the Czech Republic, as well as Prague-based law firm KSB was awarded the contract for various legal advisory services in a call for tenders by GSA. The European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) in Prague is an agency founded by the European Union whose mission is to implement the satellite programs GALILEO and EGNOS ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | March 2018
Germany

A team led by Hamburg-based partner Dr. Lothar Ende of the law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised the two shareholders of CruiseVision GmbH, Christian Paulick and Mirko Berloge, on the sale of a minority stake to BWK GmbH Unternehmensbeteiligungsgesellschaft. With BWK as a partner, the provider of photo and video products on ocean cruise ships intends to implement its growth strategy more quickly and expand its business model to new markets ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | March 2018
Germany

Twelve lawyers from Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek were recognized by Chambers Europe 2018 in various legal fields. Dr. Ute Jasper's Public Sector & Public Procurement department is once again leading the pack: Since 2015, it has been ranked No. 1 in Public Procurement/PPP. Respondents emphasize "creativity" and "good cooperation within the team," but also team "speed" and "practice-oriented advice." Chambers Europe 2018 recommended the following lawyers: Dr ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | March 2018
Germany

French company Echosens is continuing its series of victories in the field of liver diagnostic devices. With its March 1, 2018 ruling, Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court confirmed that Chinese company Hisky Medical Technologies Co. Ltd. is not allowed to offer or market its “Fibrotouch FT-1000" product in Germany, thus upholding Düsseldorf Regional Court's April 20, 2017 judgment. Echosens was represented in the trial by Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, in collaboration with a large international team ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | March 2018
Germany

A team led by M&A Partner Boris Dürr advised the private equity funds advised by AUCTUS Capital Partners AG on the takeover of GS Star group. As part of the transaction, the GS Star GmbH's two former general managers, Andreas Erben and Heiko Grote, also acquired a stake in the newly established Gorgeous Smiling Hotels Holding GmbH and will continue to manage the group ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | March 2018
Germany

A team led by Dr. Thorsten Kuthe and Dr. Markus Rabe, Partners at the Cologne and Munich offices of the law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised credX on establishing a digital marketplace for debt capital. At its start, Deutsche Telekom issued a borrower's note loan with a volume of EUR 50 million and a ten-year term to insurance companies of AXA Group ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | March 2018
Germany

100 countries, 24,200 attendees, 3,100 exhibitors – as the leading international trade show for the real estate sector, MIPIM in Cannes is the meeting place for international decision-makers in the industry. From March 13 to 16, 2018, our real estate law experts will be available to discuss with you current legal issues relating to real estate at the joint booth of the State Capital of Düsseldorf in Riviera Hall 7, Booth R7.G12 ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | February 2018
Germany

On February 27, 2018, the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig issued its eagerly awaited ruling on the admissibility of targeted diesel traffic bans. The German states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg had challenged judgments of the Düsseldorf and Stuttgart administrative courts in two "leapfrog appeals ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | February 2018
Germany

The business law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek significantly increased its revenue in fiscal 2017. Annual revenue stood at EUR 149.5 million for 2017, EUR 16.1 million above the prior-year figure of EUR 133.4 million, accounting for an increase of 12.1 percent. The firm had already achieved a similarly large increase in 2014, when revenue rose by 12 percent year-over-year. "While our expectations for 2017 were high, they have even been exceeded ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | February 2018
Germany

The business law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek significantly increased its revenue in fiscal 2017. Annual revenue stood at EUR 149.5 million for 2017, EUR 16.1 million above the prior-year figure of EUR 133.4 million, accounting for an increase of 12.1 percent. The firm had already achieved a similarly large increase in 2014, when revenue rose by 12 percent year-over-year. "While our expectations for 2017 were high, they have even been exceeded ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | February 2018
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised funds advised by Triton on the acquisition of BFC Group, a leading global specialist and technology leader in metal clamping profiles for the automotive industry. A team led by Cologne-based partner Dr. Pär Johansson comprehensively supported Triton in this transaction. BFC Group, based in Bietigheim-Bissingen, is an automotive supplier of metal clamping profiles for vehicle door, trunk, and other body seals ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | February 2018
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek comprehensively advised DATAGROUP SE on the acquisition of all shares in Reutlingen-based almato GmbH and accompanied the transaction. Almato GmbH, founded in 2002, specializes in optimizing standard business processes and is one of the pioneers in the field of full and partial automation. DATAGROUP SE, headquartered in Pliezhausen, is a leading German IT service company with more than 1,900 employees ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | February 2018
Germany

Supported by a team led by real estate expert Dr. Peter Vocke, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Munich-based Domicil Real Estate Group sold a real estate portfolio in the Rhine-Neckar region (including Mannheim, Karlsruhe, and Schwetzingen) via its newly established Block Sales department ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | February 2018
Germany

As of February 2018, the business law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek has added another element to digitizing its processes: a solution developed by LAWLIFT is now available to lawyers and assistants. Lawlift supports lawyers in drafting documents such as briefs or contracts with the aid of intelligent functions. The software's application areas are manifold, allowing not only contracts, but also letters and pleadings to be processed optimally and created more efficiently ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | February 2018
Germany

BLB, the North-Rhine Westphalia Building and Property Management Department, will build a modern correctional facility in Münster-Wolbeck. The new correctional facility that will be able to house 640 prisoners will replace Germany's oldest correctional facility in Münster's city center and is expected to be completed by 2024. BLB selected an 18-hectare site on the outskirts of Münster's Wolbeck district. The properties are within a radius of 10 ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | February 2018
Germany

A team led by capital market law expert Dr. Mirko Sickinger, LL. M., Partner at the Cologne office of the law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised De Raj Group AG on its Vienna Stock Exchange listing. The Vienna Stock Exchange admitted the shares of De Raj Group AG to official trading on February 2, 2018 with the first trading day set for February 8, 2018 ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | January 2018
Germany

With a team led by Dr. Thorsten Kuthe, Partner at the firm's Cologne office, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Accentro Real Estate AG on issuing a EUR 100 million corporate bond. Accentro intends to use the net proceeds from the issue primarily to finance the acquisition of new real estate assets in Germany. ODDO BHF SCA issued the bond with a term of three years as part of a private placement. It is Accentro's largest debt financing measure on the capital market to date ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | January 2018
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised German investment firm Odewald KMU, which specializes in medium-sized businesses, on the sale of its stake in 7days group, a provider of workwear for the healthcare sector, to private equity firm Silverfleet Capital. A team led by Cologne-based partner Dr. Pär Johansson worked extensively on this transaction on behalf of Odewald KMU. Marc Staperfeld and Ulrich Dölken, founders of 7days group, will remain with the company by way of share buyback ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | January 2018
Germany

With a team led by Dr. Pär Johansson, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH (Haniel) on the acquisition of Optimar, a leading provider of automated fish processing systems. Norwegian financial investors Credo Partners and the company's management are the sellers. The current management team led by CEO Håvard Sætre will continue to run Optimar as part of Haniel group. With this acquisition, Haniel is further expanding its portfolio in an innovative business area ...

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