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Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | January 2018
Germany

The metropolitan region of Hamburg has started planning for an express cycling network. A total of nine “corridors” will be used to create four-meter-wide cycle paths from Hamburg to Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, linking the Hanseatic cities of Hamburg, Lüneburg, Lübeck, Wismar, and many other surrounding municipalities and districts. The Hamburg metropolitan region hired procurement law experts Dr. Martin Schellenberg and Dr ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | January 2018
Germany

A team led by Dr. Anne de Boer assisted Cloud No 7 group, a member of Schwäbische Wohnungs AG, in the sale of Cloud No 7’s hotel in Stuttgart to KanAM’s Fokus Süddeutschland fund, replacing the existing financing. Cloud No 7 is a high-rise with luxury residences, business apartments, and a hotel in Stuttgart’s Europaviertel area. The hotel will be the first Jaz Hotel that will be part of Steigenberger group. Dr. Anne de Boer and Dr ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | January 2018
Germany

A team comprised of members from various offices, led by Stuttgart-based partner Dr. Peter Ladwig, advised TimePartner Group, one of Germany's leading personnel service providers, on the acquisition of the HR services division from Weiderer Holding GmbH and accompanied the transaction. The transaction comprised all shares held by Weiderer Holding GmbH in aartos Personalservice, Weiderer Personaldienste, and opTEAMum Personaldienstleistungen ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | January 2018
Germany

A team comprised of members from various offices, led by Stuttgart-based partner Dr. Peter Ladwig, comprehensively advised HR service provider TP Group Service GmbH on the acquisition of Mach Professionals GmbH and accompanied the transaction. The temporary employment group House of HR, which acquired TimePartner Group last year, thus continues its expansion path in Germany ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | January 2018
Germany

A team led by Dr. Pär Johansson from Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Cologne office advised German investment firm Odewald KMU II, which specializes in medium-sized businesses, on the acquisition of Langer & Laumann Ingenieurbüro GmbH from Nordwalde. Langer & Laumann Ingenieurbüro GmbH specializes in installing and modernizing door drives for elevators and safety doors on or in machinery ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | January 2018
Germany

Michael Schmittmann, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Düsseldorf office and renowned media lawyer, successfully represented the Saxon State Institute for Private Broadcasting and New Media (SLM) against the Free State of Saxony. In its December 19, 2017 judgement, the Saxon Higher Administrative Court in Bautzen ruled that, contrary to the first-instance judgement of Leipzig Administrative Court, the action by SLM against a supervisory complaint of the State Chancellery would be upheld ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | January 2018
Germany

Victory for 1. FSV Mainz 05 e. V. (Mainz 05), the Bundesliga soccer league, and all teams in professional team sports: On January 16, 2018, the Federal Labor Court ruled for the first time that time limits are effective for players in team sports, specifically in Bundesliga soccer (Case: 7 AZR 312/16). Employment lawyer Dr. Johan-Michel Menke, partner at the Hamburg office of the law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, successfully advised Mainz 05 on the appeal and the legal review by the court ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | January 2018
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Aschheim-based Munich Brand Hub AG on converting receivables from a bond issued by Laurèl GmbH into shares in Munich Brand Hub AG (“debt-to-equity swap”). The company was also advised on listing the shares on the Munich Stock Exchange. Laurèl GmbH is an international fashion company whose assets were subject to insolvency proceedings under its own administration. In 2012, the company had issued a bond with a total volume of EUR 20 million ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | January 2018
Germany

With a team led by Dr. Thorsten Kuthe, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised The Grounds Real Estate Development AG on a reverse IPO by contributing The Grounds Real Estate AG to a shell company. Subsequently, a private placement in Germany was successfully completed with the subscription of 2.2 million shares. The next step will be a dual listing of The Grounds Real Estate Development AG shares in the AltX segment of Johannesburg Stock Exchange ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | January 2018
Germany

With a team led by Dr. Michael Dröge, Partner at the Hamburg office, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised the shareholders of thinXXS Microtechnology AG, including majority shareholder PRICAP Venture Partners AG, on the sale of their shares to a subsidiary of IDEX Corporation. thinXXS Microtechnology AG is a technology leader in the field of microfluidic systems, in particular in the diagnostics market ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | December 2017
Germany

The Senate Administration of the state of Berlin successfully concluded a new contract for the operation of public lighting systems. The contract valued in the multi-million euro range was awarded after a call for competition and negotiations with several companies in December 2017. The contract provides the basis for more environmentally friendly and efficient lighting for Europe's largest connected lighting network ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | December 2017
Germany

Advised by Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Munich-based DOMICIL Real Estate Group acquired the LivING residential real estate portfolio in Ingolstadt. The portfolio consists of 21 buildings comprising 508 residential units and 236 parking spaces. It was sold by the open-ended public AIF Wertgrund WohnSelect D as part of a structured bidding process in which DOMICIL prevailed. A real estate team from various offices and across several legal fields led by Düsseldorf-based real estate partner Dr ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | December 2017
Germany

A team of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek led by Dr. Peter Ladwig advised sensor and automation specialist Balluff GmbH on the acquisition of software company iss innovative software services GmbH and of machine vision pioneer Matrix Vision GmbH Bildverarbeitung. AS part of the transactions, which were negotiated in parallel, Balluff acquired 100% of iss innovative software services, while the previous shareholders of Matrix Vision retain a 25% stake in the company ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | November 2017
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's Stuttgart office continues to expand. Coming from Menold Bezler, Dr. Andreas Schabenberger will work as equity partner at the Stuttgart office effective January 1, 2018. He will be joined by Senior Associate Monika Küppers and Associate Felix Drefs. Schabenberger (54) has been working in intellectual property law for more than 23 years ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | November 2017
Germany

A team led by Munich-based M&A partner Boris Dürr advised Celenus SE, a subsidiary of publicly listed Orpea S.A., on the acquisition of a majority stake in Inoges group. The company's founder Wolfgang K. Hoever will stay on after Orpea's entry as a new majority shareholder and continue to advance the company’s expansion. Inoges group is a leader in outpatient rehabilitation in Germany and also operates two inpatient rehabilitation facilities ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | November 2017
Germany

With a team led by Dr. Vinzenz Bödeker and Christian Staps, both based in Frankfurt, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Finnish Pyroll Group on the acquisition of Stora Enso Baienfurt GmbH, a cutting center for the paper industry. With the acquisition of Stora Enso Baienfurt, Pyroll intends to further expand its activities on the German market. Pyroll Group is a leading Nordic family-owned paper, board, and plastics processing company ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | November 2017
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Capnamic Ventures on its investment in start-up company ZAGENO, an online marketplace for life science research products. ZAGENO connects scientists, research institutes, and biotech manufacturers, enabling scientists to select the most important products for their labs from a high-quality portfolio. ZAGENO is headquartered in Boston/USA, but also operates in Germany via a subsidiary for ZAGENO Group from Berlin ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | November 2017
Germany

State Secretary Bomba of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure and State Secretary Samson of the Hessian Ministry of Transport presented ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH General Managers Zemlin and Gäfgen with the coveted prize for sustainable urban mobility in metropolitan areas on November 21, 2017 at the Hypermotion trade show. Wiesbaden's vision convinced the jury ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | November 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Thorsten Kuthe, a lawyer specializing in Capital Markets and Partner at the Cologne office, advised publicly listed 7C Solarparken AG on a capital increase from EUR 44,821,419 to EUR 46,791,825. The proceeds of the issue are to be used to accelerate the company's growth and to implement strategic measures ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | November 2017
Germany

A team with members from several offices led by Stuttgart partner Dr. Hermann Ali Hinderer advised CGS IV (Jersey) L.P., an investment fund managed by Switzerland-based CGS Management AG, on the acquisition of a majority stake in Stürtz Maschinenbau GmbH. Together with management, which will continue to hold a stake in Stürtz Maschinenbau GmbH, CGS is pursuing the objective of positioning Stürtz Maschinenbau even better on international markets ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | October 2017
Germany

Madeleine Zipperle and Dr. Thorsten Kuthe advised mwb fairtrade Wertpapierhandelsbank AG on the successful issue of the Euroboden GmbH bond. Due to the high demand, the public offer ended already on the first subscription day – the period was originally set to end on November 7, 2017. The EUR 25 million issue volume was fully placed. Part of the new issue is to be used for redeeming the previous bond, while the remainder is to be used for operational business ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | October 2017
Germany

Medical technology specialist CLEARUM GmbH and Cheplapharm Arzneimittel GmbH founded a joint venture by the name of Med-Tec Holding GmbH. CLEARUM and its founders, Dr. Torsten Klein and Jens Sieder, were supported by a team led by Dr. Stefan Duhnkrack from Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek. Cheplapharm initially acquired a 24.9% stake in CLEARUM by way of a capital increase and will acquire 24.9% of the joint medical technology company Med-Tec Holding GmbH ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | October 2017
Germany

A team led by Cologne-based partner Dr. Thorsten Kuthe advised Pantaflix AG on a cash capital increase again. It was placed with institutional investors within a very brief time and was oversubscribed. The company will use the proceeds of EUR 18.5 million to finance growth. As a result of the capital increase, free float will increase to some 40%. Pantaflix AG is a Munich-based media company. It develops, produces, and manages rights to movies ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | October 2017
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised PlusServer Group, a member of BC Partners, on the acquisition of Nexinto group. The transaction is subject to the approval of the antitrust authorities. With more than 200 employees at its Hamburg site, Nexinto offers managed services for business-critical IT systems. Nexinto's innovative operating models and tailor-made system architectures provide companies with comprehensive support in digital transformation ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | October 2017
Germany

With a team led by Frankfurt-based partner Dr. Günther M. Bredow and comprising members from several offices, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Janoschka group on entering into an investment agreement with a financial investor and management. The group's parent company, Janoschka Assets GmbH & Co. KG, that has previously been family-owned will initially be converted into a stock corporation ...

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