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Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | October 2021
Germany

From October 11 to 13, 2021, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek will be exhibiting at Expo Real in Munich, the international trade show for real estate and investments. Visit our booth 312 in hall B1 and talk to some of our 30 experienced legal experts from the Real Estate & Construction practice group, who will gladly provide you with information on topics including transaction business, project development, tenancy law, public procurement law, and other aspects related to real estate and infrastructure ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | October 2021
Germany

JP│Politikens Hus Group acquires a majority stake in Frommes Versicherungsmonitor With a team led by Dr. Martin Imhof and Dr. Katja Plückelmann, both partners at the firm’s Dusseldorf office, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek jointly with Accura advised the Danish publisher Watch Medier on the acquisition of 70 percent majority share in the Cologne-based digital trade medium Herbert Frommes Versicherungsmonitor ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | September 2021
Germany

Dr. Thorsten Kuthe of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek and his team advised The Naga Group AG on a capital increase. Naga Group will be issuing some 4.2 million new shares at a placement price of EUR 5.40 per share, generating issue proceeds of EUR 22.7 million. The company intends to use the net proceeds from the capital increase to accelerate its marketing and growth activities and expand international growth ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | September 2021
Germany

A Heuking team led by Dr. Martin Imhof, Corporate/M&A Partner at the firm’s Düsseldorf office legally advised BHG Group AB on the acquisition of a 80% majority share in AH-Trading GmbH from the founders and a financial investor. Having its registered office in Xanten, Germany, AH-Trading is one of Germany’s leading e-commerce companies in garden furniture in the mid and premium segments ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | September 2021
Germany

A team led by Dr. Rainer Herschlein, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised Lanco Assembly Systems, Inc., Maine, USA, on the divestment of its ownership of Lanco Integrated GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of automation technology, to Private Assets AG. In the future, Lanco Integrated GmbH & Co. KG will again operate under the name “OKU Automation ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | September 2021
Germany

On September 1, 2021, Rostock Higher Regional Court dismissed the motion of an Austrian competitor of Luca, so that the challenge also failed in the second and final instance. Dr. Martin Schellenberg and Marc Philip Greitens, both lawyers at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in Hamburg, represented the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern also before the Higher Regional Court ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | September 2021
Germany

A team led by Dr. Peter Christian Schmidt, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Hamburg office, legally advised the shareholder of Mola Administration, a fund administration service provider, on its sale to Apex Group. The merger allows Mola to offer its clients an even more comprehensive range of products and services in administration, benefiting existing and future clients throughout the entire fund life cycle ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | September 2021
Germany

Business law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek is celebrating its 50th anniversary these days. Lawyers Dr. Hans Günter Heuking and Dr. Wolfgang Kühn laid the foundation for today’s law firm in Düsseldorf in 1971. Now, five decades later, Heuking offers legal services with a team of more than 1,100 across eight offices in Germany and one office in Switzerland. “We are better positioned than ever, have steadily expanded, and we are profitable together with our clients,” said Dr ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | September 2021
Germany

Effective September 1, 2021, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek has filled the newly created “Head of Compliance” position with Shiye Luo-Forst (39). For the past five years, the legal professional worked as Compliance Officer and Head of Financial Crime Compliance/Sanctions at HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG in Düsseldorf. Prior to that, she had been a consultant at PwC for five years. Managing Partner Dr. Johan Schneider (Hamburg) and Dr. André-M ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | August 2021
Germany

With a team led by Dr. Thorsten Kuthe, Partner at its Cologne office, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised 7C Solarparken AG on a capital increase from EUR 69,420,430 by up to EUR 6,942,043. Partially utilizing existing authorized capital and excluding shareholders’ subscription rights, 6,942,043 new no-par value bearer shares were issued against cash contributions ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | August 2021
Germany

Ritchie Bros., a leading global asset management, disposition and services company and Europe's leading plant and machinery auction house, Euro Auctions have entered into a purchase agreement under which Ritchie Bros. will acquire Euro Auctions Group for an enterprise value of £ 775 million (approximately USD 1.08 billion). With a team led by M&A specialist Dr ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | August 2021
Germany

A team comprised of lawyers from several offices led by Private Equity specialist Dr. Andreas Lenz, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Cologne office, advised Munich-based private equity investor Lenbach Equity Opportunities II. GmbH & Co. KG (“LEO II fund”) on entering into an agreement to acquire Schaeffler’s global chain drive business ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | August 2021
Germany

A team led by Partners Dr. Thorsten Kuthe, Michael Neises and Boris Dürr advises publicly listed Aves One AG on an investment agreement to secure growth financing and a voluntary public takeover offer by Swiss Life Asset Management and Vauban Infrastructure Partners. Aves One AG’s acquisition by Vauban and Swiss Life Asset Managers aims to guide Aves One AG into the next stage of its development, supported by access to equity and debt capital for further growth ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | August 2021
Germany

A team led by Benedikt Raisch legally advised investment firm FairCap GmbH on the acquisition of German manufacturer S & P Federnwerk GmbH & Co. KG (S & P) from Lesjöfors, a subsidiary of Beijer Alma AB. Alongside FairCap, Tristan Becker, S & P’s current CEO, is acquiring a 20% stake in the company. S & P is a manufacturer of technical springs with its main customers operating in the agricultural and automotive sectors ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | August 2021
Germany

A team led by Boris Dürr, M&A Partner at the Munich office, legally advised CANCOM SE, admitted to the M-Dax of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, on the sale of CANCOM Ltd. including all its subsidiaries to a subsidiary of Spanish Telefónica S.A. With this transaction, CANCOM is selling its entire business activities in the UK and Ireland. The transaction was sad to be completed in the third quarter of this year ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | August 2021
Germany

The plaintiffs had asserted prospectus liability claims in connection with a bond issued by Scholz AG in 2012 and 2013 with a total issue volume of EUR 182.5 million. Scholz AG was a well-established family-owned company that was operating worldwide in recycling and scrap metal trading; it is now a member of a Chinese group. The lawsuits were directed against Scholz AG’s former management board members, shareholders, and its legal successor, Scholz Holding GmbH ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | August 2021
Germany

A team led by Dr. Hermann Ali Hinderer, Partner at the Stuttgart office, legally advised CGS Management AG on the sale of Stürtz Group to German investor capiton. Closing of the transaction is subject to approval by the competition authorities. The sale is the first exit from the CGS IV Fund. Since the entry of CGS in 2017, on which CGS was also advised by Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Stürtz has seen successful development and strongly expanded its international presence ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | July 2021
Germany

Heuking Partner Ariane Neubauer and Associate Shimon Merkel from Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Berlin office comprehensively advised Next Big Thing AG (NBT) on its Series B financing round. As a leading venture studio, NBT offers a full range of services for establishing deep-tech startups. With its portfolio of startups in IoT, AI, Machine Economy, and DLT, NBT provides long-term support for B2B companies ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | July 2021
Germany

Effective July 26, 2021, the Stuttgart office of business law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek is moving into new premises on Königstraße. After the office in Augustenstraße had become too small for the staff of 60 people, the new office area of 2,846 square meters on Königstraße offers more space and new possibilities. “Our site has seen a steady increase of team members in recent years. The move provides more room for us and our clients ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | July 2021
Germany

DigitalService4Germany GmbH (“DigitalService4Germany”), a state-owned software development company, has been commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Finance to develop the web-based “Steuerlotse” [“Tax Guide”] application that allows retirees to easily file their tax returns. A team led by Dr ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | July 2021
Germany

With a team led by Dr. Hermann Ali Hinderer, Partner at its Stuttgart office, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek legally advised PROSE group comprehensively on the sale of its Testing division, based in Germany and Switzerland, to TÜV SÜD. The carve-out will allow PROSE group to focus on and further expand its core engineering and consulting business. With TÜV SÜD as buyer, customers will also be enjoying synergies to obtain comprehensive testing of rail vehicles from a single source ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | July 2021
Germany

A team led by Dr. Rainer Herschlein, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised private investors from the family shareholders of Rübezahl-Riegelein group on the acquisition of a majority stake in confectionery manufacturer Eichetti. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. Eichetti is a confectionery manufacturer based in the Franconian town of Werneck (Schweinfurt district) that is primarily known for its ice cream confectionery specialties and fizzy drinks ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | July 2021
Germany

With a team led by Hamburg-based Partner Dr. Stefan Duhnkrack, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek provided legal advice to funds advised by PREMIUM Equity Partners GmbH on the acquisition of heinekingmedia GmbH. As part of a succession solution for the previous founders and MADSACK Mediengruppe, PREMIUM acquires heinekingmedia jointly with KEMPEN Private Markets Fund, Amsterdam. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | July 2021
Germany

A team led by Dr. Oliver von Rosenberg, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in Cologne, advised GEW Köln AG, majority shareholder of RheinEnergie AG, on the expansion of the strategic partnership between RheinEnergie AG and e.on-company Westenergie AG, formerly innogy SE. The basic principles of the cooperation had already been agreed in November of last year ...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek | July 2021
Germany

With a team led by Düsseldorf-based partner Dr. Guido Hoffmann, Heuking advised ENERVIE – Südwestfalen Energie und Wasser AG on a EUR 170 million refinancing transaction. The refinancing transaction consists of a syndicated loan led by Nord/LB, Schuldscheinen, bilateral bank loans, and government backed infrastructure loans ...

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