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greenfort | 14.01.2021
Greenfort advised the shareholder of WM Beautysystems AG (WMBS)
Greenfort advised the shareholder of WM Beautysystems AG (WMBS) – the largest beauty and tanning studio chain operator in Germany and Europe, running its studios under the well-known brand Sunpoint – on the sale of a majority stake to Rieker Investment.
greenfort | 14.01.2021
Greenfort advised Austrian HENN Group
Greenfort advised Austrian HENN Group in its acquisition of the business of Eisele Pneumatics GmbH & Co. KG, Waiblingen, and its US-subsidiary Eisele Connectors Inc. from the insolvency estate of Eisele Pneumatics. Completion of the transaction is inter alia subject to the condition precedent that HENN Group is able to also acquire the business premises used by Eisele Pneumatics, which are not part of the insolvency estate, from its current owner.
expertise | 04.12.2020
Greenfort advised TSR Recycling GmbH in connection with a Joint Venture with Rhein Main Rohstoffe GmbH
greenfort | 26.11.2020
Greenfort advises Swedish Lifco on acquisition of Rissmann Dental
people | 27.11.2020
Interview with Mark Lembke by Think-it
greenfort | 27.10.2020
Greenfort advises EDP European Dental Partners on acquisition of a majority stake in Kaniedent
EDP European Dental Partners GmbH, a subsidiary of Swedish Lifco AB, has acquired a majority stake in dental company Kaniedenta Dentalmedizinische Erzeugnisse GmbH & Co. KG, based in Herford, Germany. The transaction is subject to merger control clearance.
Expertise | 21.09.2020
Greenfort advised REMONDIS, Germany‘s largest recycling company, in its successful bid for a 49% stake in FES
Greenfort advised REMONDIS, Germany‘s largest recycling company, in its successful bid for a 49% stake in FES, Frankfurt‘s public private partnership that is responsible for the city’s waste disposal. REMONDIS signed contracts worth roughly EUR 2.4 billion. The Greenfort team consisted of Gunther A. Weiss and Tobias Glienke (both M&A/Corporate) as well as Prof. Dr. Claus Pegatzky (Public law/Regulatory).
people | 15.10.2020
Gunther is one of the 40 faces of ALICE’s LGBT+ project
Gunther Weiss is one of the 40 faces of ALICE’s LGBT+ project.
greenfort | 21.08.2020
Greenfort advised the CRONIMET Mining Group on the sale of substantial business activities and shareholdings
Greenfort advised the CRONIMET Mining Group on the sale of substantial business activities and shareholdings, including the sale of the majority stake in the copper mine in Armenia (ZCMC), the sale of the chrome mine in South Africa, the sale of the majority stake in CRONIMET Mining Processing Group and the sale of the CRONIMET Mining Energy AG. The Greenfort-Team consisted of Gunther Weiss (Federführung), Dr. Anh-Duc Cordalis, Sarah Widmaier, Magdalena Paul and Dr. Felix Ries.
greenfort | 21.08.2020
Lifco Group acquires all shares of Consys GmbH
Greenfort advised the Swedish Lifco Group on the acquisition of all shares in Consys GmbH, Munich. Consys develops and distributes software in the dental sector. The Greenfort-Team consisted of Andreas v. Oppen (Corporate/M&A), Martin Asmuß (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Pascal Ludwig (Arbeitsrecht) and Hannibal Özdemir (IT/Datenschutz/Commercial).
people | 28.05.2020
Andreas von Oppen and Daniela Hangarter are co-initiators of #stayonboard, an initiative aimed at changing the Stock Corporations Act to allow board members to take a break for family reasons (e.g. pregnancy, parenting, caring for family members).
Greenfort | 18.06.2020
Let the pleadings begin!
Continuing the established tradition, Greenfort once again supported a team of students from the Goethe University Frankfurt in the preparations for this year’s Hugo Sinzheimer Moot Court, which will take place in June 2020. The case, which is embedded in “European Labour Law”, deals with current issues relating to the relocation of business operations to the private home office. Due to the current circumstances, the meeting with Anna Hauer and Johanna Keil did not take place in the offices as usually, but virtually. The students had the opportunity to present their pleadings in English. Afterwards, the content, style of presentation, legal aspects of the presented case as well as procedural tactics were discussed and debated in a joint session. The team had the opportunity to obtain suggestions, ideas and proposals for improvement from the practice.
The Hugo Sinzheimer Moot Court is an initiative of labour law lecturers at the University of Amsterdam. Its declared aim is to deepen and improve knowledge of labour law at European level. Since 2016, it has taken place on an annual basis – always in different European Member State. This year’s event was supposed to take place in Tbilisi, Georgia. However, due to the current situation, it will be held virtually. Germany will be represented for the third time by a team of tree students from the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Greenfort wishes “our” team the best of luck and much success!
People | 29.06.2020
Interview with Mark Lembke by Handelsblatt
People | 04.05.2020
TOP RANKING CORPORATE / M&A AND EMPLOYMENT IN CHAMBERS EUROPE GUIDE 2020
In Chambers Europe Guide 2020, Greenfort was again ranked as one of the top law firms in Germany. In “Corporate / M & A – Mid Market (Germany)” Greenfort was ranked in Band 2 and as to Employment Greenfort was ranked in Band 4. Andreas von Oppen was named as “Leading Individual” for Corporate / M&A and Mark Lembke and Jens-Wilhelm Oberwinter for Employment.
People | 24.02.2020
Chambers Global Guide 2020
Chambers Global, the international Legal Journal, which covers over 185 jurisdictions, has ranked Andreas von Oppen in Chambers Global Guide 2020 for the practice areas Corporate M&A Mid-market under Band 2. Andreas von Oppen demonstrates notable expertise in cross-border acquisitions including asset deals as well as joint ventures. “He is a good sparring partner,” notes one impressed client.
People | 28.05.2020
Awarded for Employment Law Specialist
German Wirtschaftswoche identified Greenfort and particularly Mark Lembke and Daniela Hangarter to belong to Germany’s most prestigious Employment Law Specialist.
greenfort | 09.10.2019
ITG enters into a logistics joint venture with Dimerco
ITG GmbH Internationale Spedition und Logistik, an indirect subsidiary of listed Swedish Elanders AB has entered into a joint venture with the Taiwan-based global transportation and logistics specialist Dimerco which has acquired a 25 % stake in ITG Air & Sea GmbH. Dimerco is a public company, listed on the Taipei Exchange (TPEx) in 2001. The joint venture will enable ITG to focus even more on its competencies in the air and sea freight sector. In addition, the joint venture with Dimerco, which is still subject to the approval of the competent anti-trust authorities, will increase growth opportunities and enable even better penetration of the Asian market.
Elanders/ITG was advised by Greenfort attorneys Andreas v. Oppen (Corporate/M&A) and Martin Asmuß (Corporate/M&A). Dr. Dominique Wagener and Christoph Weiner of Commeo LLP advised on the anti-trust aspects of the transaction.
greenfort | 04.11.2019
Austrian investor HIL-INVENT sells German pharma packaging business to Triton
Greenfort has advised Austrian investor HIL-INVENT in connection with the sale of German Remy & Geiser-Group to Italian-headquartered Bormioli Pharma S.p.A. Bormioli Pharma-Group is a portfolio company of a Luxemburg-centered Triton fund which develops and produces plastic and glass packaging mainly used in the pharmaceutical industry.
R&G-Group’s approx. 270 employees develop, produce and distribute glass and plastic primary packaging for pharmaceutical products at its two sites in Altenfeld and Schleusingen. The acquisition of R&G-Group helps Bormioli Pharma bolster its presence in the German and Northern European markets.
As part of the transaction, HIL-INVENT has reinvested a significant portion of the purchase price at the Luxemburg holding level of Bormioli Pharma, thereby continuing to provide its industry-specific management expertise into Bormioli Pharma-Group.
greenfort | 09.10.2019
Knight Vinke sells its shares in Uniper to Fortum
Greenfort advised Knight Vinke in connection with the sale of its shares in Uniper SE to Fortum. The transaction is still subject to the approval of the competent anti-trust authorities.
People | 24.02.2020
Greenfort lawyers listed in WHO’SWHOLEGAL 2020
Who’s Who Legal, an international Legal Journal, which has identified foremost legal practitioners since 1996 has again listed Jens-Wilhelm Oberwinter and Mark Lembke as being among the World’s leading Labour & Employment lawyers in Who’s Who Legal 2020. Who’s Who Legal states that: “Mark Lembke is a very good lawyer who focuses his top-notch practice on a range of labour law issues, including contentious proceedings” and “Jens-Wilhelm Oberwinter wins widespread recognition from market sources for his impressive work on labour and employment related dispute resolution”.
greenfort | 16.08.2019
GREENFORT has advised the Swedish Lifco Group on the acquisition of a majority stake in ErgoPack Deutschland GmbH. Closing of the transaction is subject to merger clearance.
Lifco Group acquires majority stake in Ergopack Deutschland GmbH. The Lifco Group acquires a majority stake in ErgoPack Deutschland GmbH. The founder and long-standing managing director Mr. Andreas Kimmerle will continue to shape the future of ErgoPack in a leading position on an operational-strategic level as well as a co-partner. ErgoPack, based in Lauingen, Bavaria, is the market leader in the field of mobile, ergonomic pallet strapping systems. Since its foundation, more than 10,000 systems have been sold in more than 50 countries worldwide. Over the past 10 years, double-digit growth rates have been achieved on average every year. The strapping systems have a broad, cross-sector application spectrum and are used wherever pallets have to be strapped ergonomically and time-efficiently.
“We are very impressed by the development of ErgoPack into the leading supplier of mobile pallet strapping and the continuing passion of Mr. Kimmerle to improve ErgoPack step by step, be it on the sales level in cooperation with the dealers or through product extensions. We look forward to working with him to develop ErgoPack in the long term,” said Per Waldemarson, CEO of the Lifco Group.
The transaction is expected to close in August after regulatory approval.
The Greenfort team consisted of Andreas v. Oppen (Corporate/M&A), Martin Asmuß (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Pascal Ludwig (Labour Law), Carina Schwarz (Corporate/M&A) and Hannibal Özdemir (IT/Data Protection/Commercial) and was supported by Dr Dominique Wagener from Commeo LLP (Merger Control).
greenfort | 16.08.2019
Nominated as Germany’s best boutique employer
expertise | 01.07.2019
Greenfort lawyers again listed by „Best Lawyers“
Like in previous years, numerous Greenfort lawyers are listed by „Best Lawyers“. Greenfort lawyers were ranked in the following categories: Capital Markets (Andreas von Oppen), Corporate (Daniel Roeder and Andreas von Oppen), Labor and Employment (Jens-Wilhelm Oberwinter, Mark Lembke and Daniela Hangarter), Pensions (Daniela Hangarter), as well as Mergers & Acquisitions (Carsten Angersbach, Gunther A. Weiss and Andreas von Oppen).
greenfort | 01.07.2019
Greenfort lawyers gave an exciting interview on the subject of “conciliation office”
expertise | 29.03.2019
Greenfort lawyers listed in WHO’SWHOLEGAL 2019
menschen | 19.06.2019
Mark Lembke honored as one of the best employment law lawyers in Germany
In cooperation with Handelsblatt Research Institute, Wirtschaftswoche honored Mark Lembke as one of the best employment law lawyers in Germany.
greenfort | 22.05.2019
Greenfort advises MFM Holding Ltd. on the acquisition of Vaamo Finanz AG
MFM Holding Ltd. (Moneyfarm), one of the leading European online asset managers based in London, has acquired Vaamo Finanz AG (vaamo). The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has approved the acquisition of vaamo by Moneyfarm.
Since its founding in 2011, Moneyfarm has developed into one of Europe’s leading online asset managers. After a successful growth in its core markets Italy and UK, the entry into the German market through the acquisition of vaamo is the next step to a Europe-wide expansion.
vaamo, together with its 100% subsidiary Sciuridae Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH, is one of the leading digital asset managers in Germany. Since its market launch in 2014, vaamo has developed into one of Germany’s best-known and award-winning financial services institutions in the field of online asset management.
greenfort | 19.06.2019
Mediation and Conciliation in Commercial Disputes
During the Frankfurt Mediation Day on 22 June 2019 Tobias Glienke will speak on mediation and conciliation in commercial disputes. The conference is aimed at everyone who is interested in alternative dispute.
expertise | 19.03.2019
TOP RANKING CORPORATE / M&A AND EMPLOYMENT IN CHAMBERS EUROPE GUIDE 2019
In Chambers Europe Guide 2019 Greenfort was again ranked as one of the top law firms in Germany. In “Corporate / M & A – Mid Market (Germany)” Greenfort was ranked in Band 2 and as to Emplyoment Greenfort was ranked in Band 4.
Clients praise Greenfort’s “solution-oriented thinking and in-depth knowledge” and describe Greenfort as being “very responsive, thorough and having a very quick turnaround time”.
expertise | 25.01.2019
LOCAL QUALIFICATION OF ELSA GERMANY MOOT COURT (EDMC) AT GREENFORT
How does it feel to appear before a civil court as claimant or defendant? How do you efficiently represent your client’s interests? When preparing the written submissions, which arguments do you present in which particular way to convince the judge? On 25 January 2019, law students from Goethe-University Frankfurt again had the opportunity to make this experience during a key qualification course, the ELSA Germany Moot Court (EDMC) hosted by Greenfort. The civil court consisted of the Greenfort lawyers Daniel Röder and Tobias Glienke as well as Greenfort legal trainee Franziska Bliewert. The four intensive hearing rounds of the eight teams that had already exchanged written briefs prior to the court hearing were observed by a large audience. During a full day work shop, Daniel Röder and Tobias Glienke had prepared the students for the Moot Court: the participants practiced the drafting of written briefs, how to appear before court and how to use certain negotiation and settlement skills. In the end, Thomas Lauterbach and Seung-Jin Yoo succeeded and qualified for the regional competition. Congratulations and good luck!
greenfort | 29.03.2019
Greenfort advises the Oase Group in connection with the acquisition of the Söll-Group
OASE is a leading supplier of specialized water treatment products, water analysis and filtering technology, and premium fish food for consumer and commercial applications. Headquartered in Hörstel, Germany, OASE is the global market leader in water gardening products, offering a suite of products that enable the creation of tranquil, inviting outdoor oases, from simple to elaborate. The Söll Group has a 25-year history of developing and producing environmentally friendly and innovative premium water treatment products for end consumers and professional contractors. Söll designs systems for ecological maintenance of natural and man-made bodies of water and for the treatment of drinking water and waste water. The company also offers water analysis instrumentation for the management of water resources. Söll will benefit from OASE’s global distribution capability, which will expand the market for Söll’s innovative products internationally. Söll provides OASE with a leading research and development capability and product portfolio that significantly enhances OASE’s existing water treatments offering.