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people | 13.01.2021

Daniel Roeder speaking in the podcast LIFE Leadership Talks together with Dr. Michael Schwalbach

 

As part of the LIFE Leadership Talks Podcast Michael Schwalbach interviewed Daniel Roeder about “Catching the Right Moment”.

Here is the link to the podcast: Link

Daniel Röder im LIFE Leadership Talks Podcast mit Dr. Michael Schwalbach

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.

The Greenfort team was composed of Andreas v. Oppen, Martin Asmuß and Carina Junkert.

people | 11.01.2021

Interview with Mark Lembke in Talent Rocket

 

Mark Lembke gave an interview on Talent Rocket speaking about Spin-Offs.

Click here to read the full interview: Link

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.

The Greenfort team consisted of Andreas von Oppen, Dr. Jens-Wilhelm Oberwinter, Martin Asmuß, Dr. Pascal M. Ludwig, Magdalena Paul and Jan-Hendrik Korting.

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expertise | 04.12.2020

Greenfort advised TSR Recycling GmbH in connection with a Joint Venture with Rhein Main Rohstoffe GmbH

Subject to merger-clearance, closing is scheduled to occur in the first quarter of 2021. The Greenfort team consisted of Gunther A. Weiss, Magdalena Paul and Sarah Widmaier.

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greenfort | 26.11.2020

Greenfort advises Swedish Lifco on acquisition of Rissmann Dental

A German subsidiary of the Swedish Lifco AB has entered into a purchase agreement regarding the acquisition of Rissmann Dental. The closing of the transaction is planned for January 2021. The Greenfort team consisted of Andreas v. Oppen, Viktoria Hermann and Pascal Ludwig.

people | 27.11.2020

Interview with Mark Lembke by Think-it

Think-it, a German Start Up based in Frankfurt, interviewed Mark Lembke about Employer Obligations in relation to Corona

Click here to read the interview: Link

greenfort | 26.11.2020

Greenfort advised TSR Group in connection with a cable recycling Joint Venture with Aurubis

The Greenfort team consisted of Gunther Weiss and Martin Asmuß sowie Pascal Ludwig.

greenfort | 26.11.2020

Greenfort advised Panasonic Automotive in connection with complex restructuring

The Greenfort team consisted of Mark Lembke, Pascal Ludwig, Anna Hauer and Johanna Keil.

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.

The Greenfort team consisted of Andreas v. Oppen, Martin Asmuß, Dr. Pascal Ludwig, Hannibal Özdemir and Carina Junkert.

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).

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expertise | 26.08.2020

NOMINATED AS GERMANY’S BEST EMPLOYER AGAIN

Greenfort was nominated by iurratio job awards 2021 as Germany’s best boutique employer once again!

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 | 15.10.2020

Greenfort advised Pyral on the sale of a majority stake to the Schwarz Group.

Greenfort advised Pyral on the sale of a majority stake to the Schwarz Group. The Greenfort team consisted of Gunther A. Weiss, Felix Ries and Sarah Widmaier.

People | 21.08.2020

Greenfort lawyers listed in WHO’S WHO LEGAL 2021

Mark Lembke and Jens-Wilhelm Oberwinter have been selected by Who’s Who Legal independent research for inclusion in the 2021 edition of Who’s Who Legal Germany 2021.

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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.

expertise | 21.08.2020

Greenfort nominated as best German Law Firm

GREENFORT has been nominated by JUVE as Law Firm of the Year for Dispute Resolution. Many thanks to all Greenfort supporters!

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 | 29.06.2020

Best Lawyers Ranking

Greenfort lawyers receive in aggregate 14 nominations at Best Lawyers and even one nomination of lawyer of the year.

Link to the ranking.

people | 28.05.2020

#stayonboard

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!

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People | 29.06.2020

Interview with Mark Lembke by Handelsblatt

Mark gave an interview in German Handelsblatt about the challenges of the current environment from an Employment law perspective.

Link to the interview.

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.

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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.

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Daniel Röder

People | 09.05.2020

Interview with Daniel Roeder by Consulting for Legals

Daniel Röder gave an interview about legal coaches by Consulting for Legals.

Link to the interview.

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.

Here you can read the article (German).

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.

HIL-INVENT was advised by Greenfort attorneys Dr. Carsten J. Angersbach, Martin Asmuß, Dr. Jan-Felix Kumkar and Alexandra Lobnik (all Corporate/M&A).

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.

The Greenfort team consisted of Gunther A. Weiss (Corporate/M&A), Andreas v. Oppen (Corporate/M&A), Magdalena Paul (Corporate) and Martin Asmuß (Corporate/M&A).

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”.

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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

Greenfort was nominated by iurratio job awards 2020 as Germany’s best boutique employer. The great commitment the training of young lawyers pays off. Keep your fingers crossed!

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).

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greenfort | 01.07.2019

Greenfort lawyers gave an exciting interview on the subject of “conciliation office”

Greenfort lawyers Daniel Roeder and Tobias Glienke gave an exciting interview on the subject of “conciliation office”.

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expertise | 29.03.2019

Greenfort lawyers listed in WHO’SWHOLEGAL 2019

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 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.

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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.

The Greenfort team consisted of Dr. Daniel Röder, Dr. Anh-Duc Cordalis, Viktoria Hermann, Alexandra Lobnik (all Corporate/M&A), Daniela Hangarter (Employment) and Hannibal Özdemir (IP/IT).

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.

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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.

The Greenfort-Team consisted of Anh-Duc Cordalis, Viktoria Hermann, Jan-Felix Kumkar, Martin Asmuß (all Corporate/M&A), Hannibal Özdemir (IP/IT), Pascal Ludwig (Employment)

greenfort | 19.03.2019

At Greenfort Younger Lawyers are very happy

In 2019, Greenfort again belongs to the top employers in Germany. In the category of “staff happiness” Greenfort even achieved 94 (!) out of 100 points.