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No Breach of Public Procurement Law in 440,000 Euro Contract for Luca App: Heuking Successfully Represents the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in Review Proceedings
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, May 2021
Germany

The contract awarded to the operator of the Luca app for an electronic contact tracking system was lawful. This is the decision issued by the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Procurement Chamber last week (May 4, 2021.). Dr...

Heuking Wins Partial Victory for Ernsting’s Family Against Corona Restrictions
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, May 2021
Germany

A team led by Michael Below, lawyer at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, won a partial victory against corona-related restrictions before Greifswald Higher Administrative Court on behalf of textile chain Ernsting’s family. The court suspended a provision that restricted non-residents‘ access to retail stores, but also, for example, to zoos, museums, sports facilities, and libraries...

DATAGROUP Acquires a Stake in URANO Informationssysteme GmbH Assisted by Heuking
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, May 2021
Germany

A team led by Dr. Rainer Herschlein, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, legally advised DATAGROUP SE on its investment in URANO Informationssysteme GmbH, based in Bad Kreuznach. DATAGROUP uses the majority stake to massively expand its IT services business in Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse. The parties agreed not to disclose the acquisition price...

WuXi Biologics Completes Acquisition of Bayer Biologics and COVID-19 Vaccines Facility with Heuking
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, May 2021
Germany

Globally operating Chinese group WuXi Biologics completed the acquisition of a drug substance facility from Bayer AG in Wuppertal. Closing took place in Cologne on April 30, 2021. A team led by Dirk W. Kolvenbach, Partner at the Düsseldorf office, and Michael Pauli from the Cologne office of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek legally advised the Chinese group on the acquisition...

Heuking Advises KATEK SE on IPO
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, May 2021
Germany

With a team led by Boris Dürr, Partner at the Munich office, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises KATEK SE on its IPO in the Prime Standard of Frankfurt Stock Exchange. 3,948,042 shares at a price of EUR 23.00 per share were placed in the IPO, representing an issue volume in excess of EUR 90 million...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Advises Shareholders of Medtech Company Acti-Med AG on Sale to Gilde Healthcare
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, May 2021
Germany

A team led by private equity lawyer Dr. Andreas Lenz, Partner at the Cologne office, advised the shareholders of medtech company Acti-Med AG on the sale of all shares to an acquisition vehicle of private equity investor Gilde Healthcare. Acti-Med AG was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Freiensteinau...

DATAGROUP Acquires Banking Service Provider dna
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, May 2021
Germany

A team led by Dr. Rainer Herschlein, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised DATAGROUP SE on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in dna Gesellschaft für IT Services mbH. DATAGROUP intends to use the acquisition to complement its existing activities in the field of IT services for the financial services sector. The parties agreed not to disclose the acquisition price...

Northern Data AG Places EUR 60 Million Capital Increase with Heuking
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, May 2021
Germany

A team led by Dr. Thorsten Kuthe, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, successfully advised Northern Data AG on placing a capital increase with gross proceeds of EUR 60.7 million. The company intends to use the net proceeds to strengthen its balance sheet and to expand its shareholder structure...

Heuking Advises the Shareholders of Hausladen Fruchthandelsgesellschaft mbH on the Sale of a Majority Shareholding to Westfalia Fruit International Ltd.
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, April 2021
Germany

A team led by Dr. Mathias Schröder, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Munich office, comprehensively advised the shareholders of Hausladen Fruchthandelsgesellschaft mbH on the sale of a majority shareholding to Westfalia Fruit International Ltd. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price...

Heuking Clients LabCampus and Munich Airport Gain Leading Technology Company as Tenant
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, April 2021
Germany

LabCampus, a subsidiary of Flughafen München GmbH, has gained a global technology leader in autonomous driving as its first anchor tenant. Argo AI will use the facilities to develop its vehicle systems in the future...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Advises Compleo on its Merger with wallbe
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, April 2021
Germany

With a team led by Dr. Oliver Böttcher and Kristina Schneider from the Cologne office, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Compleo Charging Solutions AG on its merger with wallbe GmbH. Closing of the transaction and the merger of the operating businesses of Compleo and wallbe are expected by the end of April...

Heuking Advises Hanjo Runde on Switch from SieMatic to HanseYachts
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, April 2021
Germany

Hamburg-based lawyers Dr. Volker Voth and Christoph Prochnau of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Hanjo Runde in employment law and corporate law relating to the SieMatic’s General Manager upcoming move to HanseYachts AG as CEO. Runde, who joined SieMatic’s management team in December 2019, will fulfill his contract at SieMatic until the end of November...

Heuking Advises brutkasten on the Acquisition of VentureCapital Magazin from GoingPublic
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, April 2021
Germany

With a team led by Alexander Weber, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised brutkasten GmbH on the acquisition of the VentureCapital Magazin business unit from GoingPublic Media AG. Since 2000, the VentureCapital Magazin platform (magazine, www.vc-magazin...

Federal Court of Justice Issues Landmark Decision on Prospectus Liability in Closed-End Funds
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, April 2021
Germany

In a landmark decision, the Federal Court of Justice removed the basis for most lawsuits filed by investors in closed-end funds...

New Tax Partner for Hamburg: Dr. Henrik Lay joins Heuking
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, April 2021
Germany

Effective April 1, 2021, Dr. Henrik Lay (44) will join Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek as Equity Partner. The lawyer and tax advisor will reinforce the transactional, but in particular the tax law practice in Hamburg. Henrik Lay joins Heuking from AHB (Arends Hofert Bergemann) Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater...

Behrens AG Set to Conclude Successful Reorganization: All Jobs to be Retained
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, March 2021
Germany

With a team from several offices led by partners Dr. Johan Schneider and Dr. Thorsten Kuthe, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised internationally operating Joh. Friedrich Behrens AG on the sale of its business operations in an asset deal together with a share deal for numerous foreign subsidiaries...

Heuking Advises Russmedia Equity Partners on Acquisition of Stake in ICONY
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, March 2021
Germany

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek and a team led by Alexander Weber legally advised Russmedia Equity Partners on the acquisition of a stake in white label dating provider ICONY GmbH. ICONY GmbH operates the ICONY network, which gives companies the opportunity to offer dating or matchmaking services under their own brand and/or domain. Numerous media companies and domains are using this network...

Thalia Acquires Lehmanns Media GmbH Group with Heuking
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, March 2021
Germany

Thalia has acquired Lehmanns Media GmbH group from Lafayette Mittelstand Capital. Lehmanns Media, which is particularly operating in the B2B sector, is one of the largest and leading specialist information retailers with a broad range of specialized services for modern media procurement. Specialist information retailing and the B2B sector are gaining ever more strategic importance for Thalia...

Heuking Advises InfraRed Capital Partners on Majority Investment in Deutsche GigaNetz GmbH
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, March 2021
Germany

A Heuking team led by Markus Lennartz and Klaus Weinand-Härer advised InfraRed Capital Partners on legal and tax matters relating to a majority investment in Deutsche GigaNetz GmbH. InfraRed’s partnership with Deutsche GigaNetz GmbH creates the opportunity to build the next generation of high-quality fiber infrastructure in Germany...

Building a Global Digital Mobility Provider: EasyPark Group Intends to Acquire PARK NOW Group from BMW Group and Daimler Mobility
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, March 2021
Germany

A team led by Dr. Jörg Schewe, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised EasyPark Group on the proposed acquisition of PARK NOW Group, a joint venture of BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG, and managed the transaction globally on the buyer side...

Heuking Advises Shareholder Value Beteiligungen AG and Share Value Stiftung on the Mandatory Takeover Offer and the Delisting Offer for SMT Scharf AG
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, March 2021
Germany

A team led by Michael Neises, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Frankfurt office, advised Shareholder Value Beteiligungen AG and the foundation Share Value Stiftung on the mandatory takeover offer and the delisting offer to SMT Scharf AG’s shareholders...

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Advises the Shareholders of OMIKRON Data Quality (“FACT-Finder”) on the Sale to GENUI
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, March 2021
Germany

A team led by Stuttgart-based partner Dr. Peter Ladwig comprehensively advised the shareholders of OMIKRON Data Quality GmbH (in the market also known as “FACT-Finder”) on the sale of all of their shares to investment company GENUI and supported the client during the transaction...

Heuking with Only Slight Revenue Decline in Corona Year
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, March 2021
Germany

Business law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek recorded revenue of EUR 189.9 million in fiscal 2020, just EUR 4.8 million below last year’s high level. With 2019 revenue amounting to EUR 194.7 million, the decline is therefore 2.5 percent...

Heuking Advises 4basebio on Cross-Border Spin-Off of its Genomics and DNA Business and IPO in London
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, February 2021
Germany

A team led by Dr. Thorsten Kuthe, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised 4basebio AG (in the future 2invest AG) on the spin-off of its genomics and DNA manufacturing business to 4basebio SE and the subsequent relocation of its headquarters to Cambridge (England). The new 4basebio SE was subsequently listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) on the London Stock Exchange...

FCR Immobilien AG Moves to Regulated Market with Heuking and Issues Capital Increase
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, February 2021
Germany

A team led by Dr. Thorsten Kuthe, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Cologne office, legally advised FCR Immobilien AG on a segment change from Scale to Frankfurt Stock Exchange’s Regulated Market (General Standard). The Heuking team also assisted FCR Immobilien AG in a related cash capital increase with subscription rights for existing shareholders and a public offering...

The Grounds Real Estate Development AG Places Convertible Bond with Heuking
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, February 2021
Germany

A team led by capital markets expert Dr. Thorsten Kuthe legally advised The Grounds Real Estate Development AG on successfully placing its first convertible bond in the amount of EUR 12 million with significant oversubscription. The listed company’s shareholders were granted subscription rights. The transaction was accompanied by Quirin Privatbank AG...

Acquisition of Parts of German Oil Production by RDG from Wintershall Dea Deutschland Completed
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, February 2021
Germany

A team led by Dr. Katharina Prasuhn advised energy company RDG GmbH & Co. KG (RDG) on the acquisition of oil production operations from Wintershall Dea GmbH. After all relevant authorities had approved the acquisition, the transaction was closed on February 5, 2021...

Wagner Fernmeldebau Holding GmbH Acquires Majority Stake in Benzina Kommunikation GmbH
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, February 2021
Germany

With a team led by Partner Dr. Rainer Herschlein, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Wagner Fernmeldebau Holding GmbH on the acquisition of a majority stake in Benzina Kommunikation GmbH of Freiburg. The seller’s sole shareholder and general manager is M. Benzina who will remain with the company even after closing of the transaction. The company name will also remain unchanged...

Heuking Advises on the Sale of all ECOROLL Shares to PINOVA
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, February 2021
Germany

A team led by Dr. Peter Christian Schmidt, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Hamburg office, legally advised the majority shareholder of ECOROLL AG on the sale of all shares to PINOVA. The seller’s shareholders are a North German family office and the management of ECOROLL AG. ECOROLL AG is a leading supplier of tools and machines for mechanical surface finishing of metal components...

China Business Law Journal: Heuking Mandate Wins “China Deal of the Year 2020“
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, February 2021
Germany

The China Business Law Journal has recognized a transaction led by Heuking attorneys Dr. Bodo Dehne and Sen Gao as one the "China Deals of the Year 2020". Every year the international China Business Law Journal identifies the landmark China-related deals...

Heuking Advises Böhme & Weihs on Entry of proALPHA
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, February 2021
Germany

A team led by Dr. Michael Sörgel, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Düsseldorf office, legally advised Böhme & Weihs GmbH Industrieholding’s shareholders, Prof. Dr. Norbert Böhme, Rüdiger Weihs, Norbert Seeliger, and Joachim Wendel, on the sale of a majority stake to proALPHA. Prof. Dr...

Ariane Neubauer and Gesine Dechow Join the Berlin office
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, February 2021
Germany

Ariane Neubauer will reinforce the Venture Capital practice in Berlin as an Equity Partner – Gesine Dechow increases the number of notaries working at Berlin’s office to five Effective February 1, 2021, Ariane Neubauer will reinforce the Corporate and Venture Capital practice at Heuking’s Berlin office...

PANDION AG Places 2021/2026 Bond with Heuking
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, January 2021
Germany

A team led by Dr. Thorsten Kuthe, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised PANDION AG on placing its 2021/2026 corporate bond. Due to high demand, the issue volume was increased to EUR 45 million. The bond, this year’s first issue in this segment, met with high demand from institutional and private investors and was significantly oversubscribed...

TECNO-PLAST Becomes a Member of Indutrade Group with Heuking
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, January 2021
Germany

A team led by Dr. Ali Șahin, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised TECNO-PLAST Industrietechnik GmbH and the shareholder family on the sale to Indutrade group. Complementary businesses in the group will create additional potential for TECNO-PLAST’s expansion while a decentralized and entrepreneurial group approach will ensure the company’s independent development...

Heuking Advises CR Capital on Stock Dividend and Rights Issue
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, January 2021
Germany

A team led by Dr. Thorsten Kuthe, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised CR Capital AG on stock corporation law in connection with the distribution of a stock dividend and an associated rights issue. In addition, CR Capital AG was advised on the transaction by Munich-based law firm Velte Kalveram with a team led by Peter Kalveram, who regularly advises the company...

KATEK SE Acquires Business Operations of Leesys – Leipzig Electronic Systems GmbH out of Insolvency with Heuking
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, January 2021
Germany

A team led by Boris Dürr, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Munich office, legally advised KATEK SE on its acquisition of the business operations of insolvent Leesys – Leipzig Electronic Systems GmbH. The acquisition is subject to the approval of the antitrust authorities and agreements with the works council and IG Metall trade union...

Let’s Start Streaming: Heuking’s Employment Lawyers Looking Back at 2020
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, January 2021
Germany

2020 turned out to be a year with a lot of new questions – including in employment law. The two fictional characters, Mr. Fuchs, a lawyer at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, and Ms. Winter, Head of Human Resources at a client’s company, discuss the year’s most important employment law topics in a video conference...

Belano Medical AG Issues Corporate Bond with an Issue Volume of up to EUR 15 Million
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, January 2021
Germany

A team led by Dr. Thorsten Kuthe, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised bio healthcare company Belano Medical AG on issuing a convertible bond. Belano Medical intends to use the issue volume of up to EUR 15 million to accelerate its corporate growth. The interest rate is fixed at 8.25% p.a. with annual maturity, paid in arrears. The bond will mature in five years...

eterna Mode Creditors Vote for Extension of 2017/2022 Bond
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, January 2021
Germany

97.68% of the creditors attending eterna Mode Holding GmbH’s second creditors’ meeting approved an extension of the 2017/2022 bond with a volume of EUR 25 million until June 3, 2024. A team led by Dr. Thorsten Kuthe, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, legally advised eterna in connection with the bond extension...

Wuxi Biologics Acquires a Drug Substance Facility from Bayer with Heuking
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, December 2020
Germany

A team led by Dirk W. Kolvenbach, Partner at the Düsseldorf office, and Michael Pauli from the Cologne office of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek provided legal advice to WuXi Biologics, a global company with leading open-access biologics technology platforms, on the acquisition of a drug substance facility from Bayer AG. The signing took place on December 21, 2020...

ARRI sells post-production business to Seal group with Heuking
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, December 2020
Germany

With a team led by Marcel Greubel, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised ARRI on the sale of ARRI Media, which specializes in post-production and film distribution, to Seal group effective March 1, 2021. ARRI Media will not only retain its entire range of services but will further expand it with new technologies. Following the acquisition, all German sites and all ARRI Media jobs will be retained...

Heuking Starting Next Year with Two New Equity Partners from Its Own Ranks
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, December 2020
Germany

Effective January 1, 2021, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek will admit two Salaried Partners from its own ranks into equity partnership. Nine Senior Associates will become Salaried Partners...

AXA Investment Managers Acquires Logistik-Center Berlin-Süd with Heuking
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, December 2020
Germany

A team led by Dr. Peter Zimmermann, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in Düsseldorf, advised AXA Investment Managers on the acquisition of Logistik-Center Berlin-Süd in Königs Wusterhausen on behalf of a fund. The logistics center was developed and sold by ECE. The transaction is scheduled to close in early 2021. The logistics center was completed in fall 2020...

7C Solarparken AG Successfully Places Capital Increase with Heuking
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, December 2020
Germany

A team led by Dr. Thorsten Kuthe, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised 7C Solarparken AG on a capital increase of about EUR 12.9 million. In a private placement, 3,235,644 new shares were placed with institutional investors in Germany and other European countries at a price of EUR 4.00 per share. The new shares are entitled to dividends from January 1, 2020...

Insolvency Proceedings Terminated: Esprit Regains Control Over European Business
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, December 2020
Germany

On November 30, 2020, the Düsseldorf Insolvency Court issued resolutions terminating the insolvency proceedings of six German subsidiaries of the Esprit Group. As a result, Esprit Holdings Limited, listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, remains the sole shareholder of these subsidiaries that account for the key part of Esprit Group’s business operations. A team led by Dr...

Heuking Successfully Assists Award Procedure for the Digital File for the State of Berlin
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, November 2020
Germany

With a team led by Partner Dr. Wolfgang Renner, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek assisted IT Service Center Berlin in the “Digital File” award procedure...

Growth Fnancing: VR Equitypartner Portfolio Company Acquires SOS Kältetechnik
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, November 2020
Germany

With a team led by Partner Dr. Rainer Herschlein, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised VR Equitypartner‘s portfolio company Kälte Eckert GmbH on the acquisition of SOS Kältetechnik GmbH based in Königsdorf near Munich. The stake was sold by Alexander Stiegler Iurato, the sole shareholder who will continue to operate as SOS Kältetechnik’s general manager...

Artum Acquires EppsteinFOILS Supported by Heuking
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, November 2020
Germany

A team led by Dr. Hermann Ali Hinderer, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised Swiss industrial group Artum AG on the acquisition of an interest in EppsteinFOILS GmbH & Co. KG from investment firm CornerstoneCapital among others. Jointly with the long-standing general manager Dirk Mälzer, Artum intends to continue EppsteinFOILS GmbH & Co...

Management Change: Dr. Philip Kempermann is Taking Over IT Division
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, November 2020
Germany

Effective immediately, Dr. Philip Kempermann is taking over the IT division in the management of commercial law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek. Dr. Peter Ladwig, who has been responsible for IT and Digitalization in management since November 2018, is handing over the IT division to Kempermann. Dr...

Heuking Advises Private Equity Investor AUCTUS to its Investment in Nursing Home Operator Mirabelle Holding
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, November 2020
Germany

A team led by Boris Dürr, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised private equity investor AUCTUS on taking out a majority stake in Berlin-based Mirabelle Holding GmbH. AUCTUS had founded Mirabelle Holding GmbH jointly with two co-investors with sector experience to establish a supra-regional nursing home group...

 

 


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