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Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | October 2017
Germany

With a team led by Dr. Jörg aus der Fünten, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Iris Capital on its investment in Open-Xchange, a German provider of open source e-mail, productivity, and software solutions. Iris Capital invested 21 million euros jointly with eCAPITAL and other investors. The capital will be used by Open-Xchange to expand in North and Latin America and Asia ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | October 2017
Germany

A team of business law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek led by Dr. Thorsten Kuthe advised SANHA GmbH & Co. KG on extending the term of its 2013/2018 bond. Since the necessary quorum had not reached in an initial vote of bondholders without a meeting, the bond creditors approved the proposed amendment with a majority of 99.8 percent at a meeting on September 15 ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | September 2017
Germany

With a Frankfurt-based team led by partner Thomas K. Schrell, the business law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised R+S group, headquartered in Fulda, on refinancing its existing EUR 100 million syndicated loan. Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek supported the group comprehensively on structuring, negotiating, and implementing the entire financing documentation ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | September 2017
Germany

With a Frankfurt-based team led by partner Thomas K. Schrell, the business law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek comprehensively advised Katjes International on acquisition financing in connection with the acquisition of Cloetta Italia’s brand business. The acquired brands include "Sperlari" and others. Financing was provided by Bayerische Landesbank ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | September 2017
Germany

A team led by Kristina Schneider and Dr. Christoph Schork advised FERNAO Networks Group on the acquisition of Berlin-based globits GmbH and Netzwerk Kommunikationssysteme GmbH, headquartered in Barleben, as well as the expansion of existing financing. globits GmbH is a nationwide operating IT system vendor specializing in IP networking, security technology, and the realization of holistic solutions (data centers, VDI) ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | September 2017
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Frankfurt-based VR Equitypartner GmbH on acquiring the majority of refrigeration and air conditioning specialist Kälte-Eckert GmbH and supported the transaction. Kälte-Eckert has an excellent market position in special equipment construction for commercial refrigeration systems with a focus on large kitchens, industrial cooling, and air conditioning ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | August 2017
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Belgian Antonio Invest N.V. on the acquisition of 70 percent of the shares in myra GmbH & Co. KG and its subsidiaries spp direkt / ibex personal. The Federal Cartel Office already approved the acquisition and the transaction is closed. The purchase price remains confidential. Myra group is a personnel service provider. The company has more than 900 employees at seven offices in Germany ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | August 2017
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek is now also officially expanding its international offering with a French Desk. All Desk members have either attended university or worked in France and are able to advise our clients in French on all their legal issues. Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek thus has an expertise that allows it to offer tailor-made solutions for cross-border enterprises between Germany and France ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | August 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Helge-Torsten Wöhlert advised Resource Group on the management buyout of the Aviation and Aerospace Resourcing (including Contractair Ltd) and Aviation Technical Training businesses. They will be taken over by newly incorporated Resource International Group Investments AG based in Zug, Switzerland. Resource Group, headquartered in Worcester, England, employs over 250 people across the UK, Switzerland, France, and Asia ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | August 2017
Germany

The shareholders of Synaix Gesellschaft für angewandte Informations-Technologien mbH and of Synaix Service GmbH, jointly Synaix Group, each sold 100% of their shares in Synaix Group to Cancom SE. A team led by Dr. Jörg aus der Fünten, Partner at the Cologne office, advised the shareholders of Synaix Group. The total acquisition price is in the mid-double-digit million-euro range ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | August 2017
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's patent experts successfully enforced IP rights of Dutch company Sisgrass B.V. On June 27, 2017, Düsseldorf Regional Court ruled that a South German manufacturer of sports field machines infringed the German part of European patent EP 3 029 199 and German utility model DE 20 2016 104 072.5. These IP rights relate to machines implanting individual artificial lawn threads into a natural lawn, much like a large sewing machine ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | July 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Anne de Boer advised FAS AG and its main shareholders on their partnership with WTS Group, which is to become a future FAS AG shareholder. FAS AG is an established company in the financial, valuation, and transaction environment in the Germany/Austria/Switzerland region. Generating sales in excess of EUR 100 million, WTS is one of the top 7 tax consulting companies in Germany. The partnership will give FAS AG and its clients access to comprehensive tax expertise ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | July 2017
Germany

Volksbank Rhein-Ruhr eG, Duisburg, has acquired the Werhahn mill in Duisburg's inner harbor from alltours Flugreisen GmbH, Düsseldorf. The Werhahn mill, comprising about 27,000 square meters of space with some 50 tenants, will be used as an office and restaurant complex. The brick building, which is partly protected as a historic monument, on the promenade of the inner harbor houses two renowned restaurants, "Diebels" inn and "Bolero ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | July 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Mathias Schröder, Partner at the Munich office of law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, comprehensively advised US WireMasters Inc. on the acquisition of Gelnhausen-based Dannewitz GmbH & Co. KG. The purchase price was not disclosed. The transaction was executed as a share deal, where all the shares in the general partner and all limited partner shares were acquired. WireMasters Inc ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | July 2017
Germany

Again this year, two outstanding procurement law experts in Germany from Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek were recognized. Who's Who Legal 2017 selected Düsseldorf-based partner Dr. Ute Jasper and Hamburg-based partner Dr. Martin Schellenberg as top legal experts in Europe in the field of government contracts. They are thus among the top European lawyers in public economic law ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | July 2017
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek remains a "top international law firm for India-related work" in 2017. The India Business Law Journal, which annually recognizes law firms for their Indian business, selected the firm for the fifth time in a row. The award is based on an analysis of more than 600 law firms worldwide, which were assessed for their India-related work by the Indian trade magazine. Featuring growth of 7 ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | July 2017
Germany

With a team led by Frankfurt-based partner Thomas K. Schrell, the business law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised a bank consortium led by Kreissparkasse Biberach as arranger on a consortium loan for Peach Property Group of up to EUR 60 million. The group is an investor specializing in portfolio management in Germany, focusing on residential properties. The growth financing serves to supplement the usual mortgage loans in the acquisition of real estate portfolios ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | July 2017
Germany

Norwegian Flokk AS, advised by a team led by Hamburg-based partner Dr. Stefan Duhnkrack, acquired all shares in Swiss Giroflex-Holding AG with all its holdings, including the German subsidiary (Giroflex GmbH). Flokk AS, formerly Scandinavian Business Seating AS, is a portfolio company of Triton Fund IV. The leading European manufacturer of workplace furniture is headquartered in Oslo. Flokk sells its products through a network of independent distribution partners in 15 countries ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | July 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Pär Johansson of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised GoDaddy Inc. on the sale of the PlusServer-group which is based in Cologne. The PlusServer-group offers webhosting and provides individual managed-hosting-solutions and hybride Cloud solutions for business customers. GoDaddy Inc. had acquired PlusServer-group in 2017 in connection with the acquisition of the Host Europe-group. GoDaddy is a listed American group with headquarters in Scottsdale, USA ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | July 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Rainer Herschlein of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's Stuttgart office advised the supervisory board and some 2,400 direct and indirect shareholders of OMIRA Oberland-Milchverwertung GmbH, including six cooperatives, on the acquisition by Lactalis. With the takeover, OMIRA enhances its prospects for the future and obtained a 10-year milk price guarantee for all milk producers ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | July 2017
Germany

Effective July 20, 2017, Dr. Thomas Jansen (52) will join Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's Munich office as an Equity Partner. The technology lawyer joins Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek from DLA Piper. Thomas Jansen has been a Partner at DLA Piper since 2004. He opened the firm's Munich office in 2007 and served as Office Managing Partner until September 2016. Previously, Thomas Jansen worked at Linklaters after beginning his career at Oppenhoff & Rädler in 1996 ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | July 2017
Germany

Led by Boris Dürr, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised AL-KO AG on the acquisition of 75.04% in STEMMER IMAGING GmbH. Effective June 30, 2017, AL-KO took over the shares from Wilhelm Stemmer, the company's founder. STEMMER Group management will stay on and will take out 24.96% in STEMMER IMAGING GmbH as part of the transaction. STEMMER Group is Europe's leading provider of image processing technologies for use in industry and science (machine vision) ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | July 2017
Germany

A team led by Dr. Rainer Velte, partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's Düsseldorf office, advises VTG AG in matters of antitrust law related to the acquisition of all shares in CIT Rail Holdings (Europe) and the affiliated NACCO Group. The Düsseldorf-based antitrust law team represents the company at the Federal Cartel Office. As part of the transaction, the team advises CIT Group (USA) also on coordinating its registration in Austria. The transaction is expected to be completed in Q4/2017 ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | July 2017
Germany

Wolfgang Stürzer (50) joined the law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in Munich as of July 1, 2017. Stürzer comes from HFK (formerly Heiermann Franke Knipp), where he had been partner since 2009 and shareholder since 2015. Previously, Stürzer was a partner at Munich-based boutique law firm Mosler + Partner ...

Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek | June 2017
Germany

A team led by Michael Neises, partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's Frankfurt office, advised the shareholders of FEUER powertrain GmbH & Co. KG on the sale of shares to Chinese Haowu Group. As part of the transaction, Haowu Group will initially take a 50% holding in FEUER powertrain. As a next step an increased cooperation on the Chinese market is planned by the parties by forming a local joint venture. Further details of the transaction were not disclosed ...

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