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expertise | 07.09.2021
Greenfort is again nominated as best boutique firm for trainee lawyers by iurratio.
We are happy that our continuous commitment to the education of young lawyers is recognized.
greenfort | 10.08.2021
Greenfort advised Mediengruppe RTL on the acquisition of Gruner + Jahr’s publishing assets and brands
Congratulation to our long standing client Mediengruppe RTL for creating a German cross-media champion with Gruner + Jahr.
The Greenfort team consisted of Andreas von Oppen (Corporate/M&A), Martin Asmuß (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Florian Bader (Corporate/M&A/Commercial), Viktoria Hermann (Corporate/M&A/Commercial), Magdalena Paul (Commercial/Real Estate), Hannibal Özdemir (IP/IT/Data Protection), Prof. Dr. Claus Pegatzky (Public Law) and Alexandra Lobnik (Corporate).
greenfort | 06.07.2021
Greenfort advises Elanders AB (publ) on acquisition of Schätzl Druck & Medien GmbH & Co. KG
greenfort | 02.07.2021
Greenfort advised 3D Systems in acquisition of Additive Works
3D Systems Inc., a NYSE-listed worldwide developer und producer of 3D printers, 3D printing supplies and 3D scanners, has acquired all shares in startup Additive Works GmbH. Additive Works specializes in simulation-based 3D printing workflow and print preparation optimization software.
The Greenfort team consisted of Martin Asmuß (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Jens-Wilhelm Oberwinter (Employment), Jan-Hendrik Korting (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Pascal M. Ludwig, André Fischels, Dorothee Wahlen (all Employment) and Hannibal Özdemir (IP/IT/data protection).
greenfort | 19.04.2021
Greenfort advises Romaco Group on its acquisition of STE Tecpharm, S. L., a Spanish manufacturer of processing equipment.
Through the acquisition of Tecpharm, Romaco is further expanding its processing division. The company will operate under the name Romaco Tecpharm, S. L. By effective purchase agreement, Romaco will acquire 75 percent of the shares in owner-managed STE Tecpharm, S. L. in a first step. The remaining 25 percent will be transferred at a later point.
Tecpharm was founded in 2013 by David Mateo, Bárbara Jané and Pedro Cuadrado as a spin-off of the STE Group. The core competence of the supplier of equipment for the pharmaceutical industry is the development, assembly and marketing of coating systems for pills. In addition, the manufacturer supplies various technologies for wet granulation on a laboratory and production scale. Post-closing of the transaction, Tecpharm will continue to operate as an independent business unit of the Romaco Group based in Spain.
With the new addition, Romaco operates a total of five production sites in Germany, Italy and Spain. With its technologies, the European pharmaceutical machine manufacturer covers the entire process chain in the manufacture, processing and packaging of pharmaceutical solid products. In the future, the processing division will be represented by the product brands Romaco Innojet, Romaco Kilian and Romaco Tecpharm and their technologies wet granulation, pellet coating, tabletting and tablet coating.
Further information: www.romaco.com
greenfort | 06.07.2021
Greenfort advises Panasonic in connection with sale of one of its European business divisions
Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH, a German subsidiary of Japan-based Panasonic group, has sold its European Security and Industrial Medical Vision (IMV) business to a European subsidiary of Japanese i-PRO Sensing Solutions group. i-PRO used to be part of the Panasonic group until a few years ago. Closing of the asset deal is subject to certain conditions precedent and is expected to occur on October 1, 2021.
The Greenfort team consisted of Martin Asmuß (Corporate/M&A), Prof. Dr. Mark Lembke, Dr. Pascal M. Ludwig (Labor & Employment), Alexandra Lobnik (Corporate/M&A)
greenfort | 03.05.2021
DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH acquires majority shareholding in Engelmann Sensor GmbH
Greenfort advised DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH on the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Engelmann Sensor GmbH from NORD Holding Unternehmensbeteiligungsgesellschaft mbH and capiton AG.
Engelmann is the leading European manufacturer of smart heat meters for the sub-metering industry. In recent years, Engelmann has continuously strengthened its market positioning by evolving its comprehensive product portfolio towards becoming the preferred system provider in the market. The transaction remains subject to approval from the relevant competition authorities.
For further details: www.dpe.de/en/
greenfort | 15.03.2021
Greenfort coaches the teams of the Universities of Bielefeld, Frankfurt a.M., Münster and Onsnabrück for the 28th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot 2021.
On 4 March 2021, Greenfort held a virtual mock pleading with the four teams and their coaches in which two teams competed against each other at a time with their arguments before Greenfort as the arbitral tribunal. After the pleadings, Greenfort provided extensive feedback both regarding the content of the pleading and the demeanor of the team members.
greenfort | 04.03.2021
Greenfort advises Mediengruppe RTL on acquisition of outstanding 50% shareholding in SUPER RTL from Disney
Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland acquires the 50 % stake in SUPER RTL held by BVI Television Investments, Inc. a Walt Disney Company. This increases Mediengruppe RTL’s stake to 100 per cent and makes it the sole shareholder of SUPER RTL. The transaction is subject to approval by the German Federal Cartel Office and the Austrian Federal Competition Authority and will be notified to the competent media authority.
Greenfort provided legal advice to Mediengruppe RTL in the area of Corporate/M&A.
Legal: Dr. Caroline Vedder (Vice General Counsel / RTL / Corporate/M&A); Dr. Ralph Sammeck (General Counsel / RTL / Antitrust); Dr. Olaf Christiansen (Antitrust / Bertelsmann)
Tax: Michael Beisheim / Bertelsmann, Andre Schley / Bertelsmann
Andreas v. Oppen (Corporate / M&A); Martin Asmuß (Corporate / M&A); Carina Junkert (Corporate / M&A)
greenfort | 24.02.2021
sdWomen #Talk – Employment law basics for women
Hardly any other area of law is as closely interwoven with one’s own life as employment law, since it deals with the legal relationship that usually forms the economic basis of one’s existence. The numerous participants in yesterday’s sdWomen #Talk, in which Johanna Keil and Anna Franziska Hauer spoke on the topic of “Employment law basics for women”, confirmed that there are topics that do not exclusively, but nevertheless predominantly, affect women.
greenfort | 12.02.2021
Greenfort advised WPO on its acquisition of Kaiserwetter’s German, Danish and Spanish asset management operations.
WPO, the leading independent provider of asset management and specialized services for renewables has announced the expansion of its European platform with the acquisition of Kaiserwetter Energy Asset Management GmbH’s German and Danish asset management and advisory operations together with 100% of the share capital of its Spanish subsidiary, Kaiserwetter Energy Asset Management S.L.U.
greenfort | 24.02.2021
Greenfort advises EDP European Dental Partners on acquisition of a majority stake in Kentzler-Kaschner Dental
EDP European Dental Partners GmbH, a subsidiary of Swedish Lifco AB, has acquired a majority stake in dental company Kentzler-Kaschner Dental GmbH, based in Ellwangen, Germany.
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.