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greenfort | 09.02.2024

Greenfort advises neubourg GmbH & Co. KG on the sale of the neubourg group to Avia Pharma AB

Greenfort advised neubourg GmbH & Co. KG on the sale of the neubourg group to Avia Pharma AB. The neubourg group’s portfolio comprises 7 brands with more than 90 products in the fields of dermatological skin and foot care, beauty and wellness as well as medical nail correction. Avia Pharma AB specialises in dermatology, allergy, women’s health, urology and general OTC products and markets pharmaceuticals from its own portfolio as well as through licensing agreements.

The Greenfort team was composed of the lawyers Andreas von Oppen (Corporate/M&A), Pascal Ludwig (Labour Law) and Jan-Hendrik Korting (Corporate/M&A).

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expertise | 05.02.2024

#German Labor Court Association

 

On 19 February 2024, starting at 6pm CET in Cologne, Mark Lembke will be speaking about current developments on temporary employment and use of external personnel, an event organised by the German Labor Court Association (Deutscher Arbeitsgerichtsverband)
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greenfort | 29.01.2024

Greenfort advises Afinum 9 in connection with the acquisition of Objektkultur Software GmbH

Munich-based fund Afinum 9 has acquired all shares in Objektkultur Software GmbH (“Company) headquartered in Karlsruhe.

As a partner for the digitalization of companies, the Company offers comprehensive cloud applications, including CRM, ERP and customer-specific software developments. Together with the current management team and the former shareholders, Afinum will support the Company in its next growth phase. This acquisition is already the eighth platform investment of Afinum 9.

Afinum was advised by Greenfort lawyers Andreas von Oppen (Corporate/M&A), Viktoria Hermann (Corporate/M&A), Hannibal Özdemir (IP/IT/Data Protection), Marion Kerber (IP/IT/Data Protection), Miriam Launer and Dr. Pascal Ludwig (both Employment).

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greenfort | 04.01.2024

Greenfort advises EMBRACE on the acquisition of HR Tech Company Milch & Zucker

Bertelsmann Investments (BI) strengthens its portfolio company EMBRACE and acquires the renowned German HR solutions provider Milch & Zucker. The company includes the job advertisement and applicant management system BeeSite, which is supported by AI applications, as well as an HR marketing agency and the online job market JobStairs. BI recently strengthened EMBRACE in the summer of 2023 by acquiring Studyflix, the largest career platform for pupils and students in German-speaking countries. Greenfort also provided legal advice on this transaction.

The Greenfort team consisted of Andreas v. Oppen (Corporate & M&A), Florian Bader (Corporate & M&A), Viola Schulz (Corporate & M&A), Hannibal Özdemir (IP/IT/Data Protection), Marion Kerber (IP/IT/Data Protection/Commercial), Felix Ries (Commercial), Jens-Wilhelm Oberwinter (Labour Law) and André Fischels (Labour Law)

Denise Abel was responsible for the Bertelsmann legal department and André Schley for the Bertelsmann tax department.

greenfort | 07.12.2023

Greenfort advised SMA on the sale of its shareholding in elexon

Greenfort advised SMA Solar Technology AG (“SMA”) on the sale of its shareholding in elexon GmbH (“elexon”) to VARO Energy Marketing AG as buyer. The purchase agreement is subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities. Together with AixControl GmbH and aixACCT charging solutions GmbH, SMA founded elexon in 2019. elexon is a system integrator for charging infrastructure and has installed 24,000 charging points for e-charging parks for industrial vehicle fleets at more than 900 locations in Germany and Europe as a general contractor.

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greenfort | 24.11.2023

Greenfort advises the shareholders and management of YAVEON Group on the Sale of YAVEON Group to Volpi Capital

Greenfort advised the shareholders and management of the YAVEON Group on the sale of their shares to Volpi Capital.

The YAVEON Group specializes in the development and implementation of industry-specific business solutions. It offers software solutions and consulting services for companies from various industries, in particular for the life sciences, chemicals, food, cosmetics, medical technology and pharmaceuticals sectors. YAVEON’s main offerings include Microsoft Business Central ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Intelligence (BI) and integrated low-code platforms (e.g. PowerApps), document and quality management solutions. In addition, with its industry solution ProBatch and the data communication solution Pro-ESCM, YAVEON offers solutions that are tailored to the requirements and needs of customers and industry standards. YAVEON supports its customers with a high level of industry expertise in optimizing business processes, increasing efficiency, complying with regulatory requirements (validation) and digitizing their operational processes.

The Greenfort team consisted of the lawyers Andreas von Oppen (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Jens-Wilhelm Oberwinter (Labour and Employment), Dr. Anh-Duc Cordalis (Finance), Viktoria Hermann (Corporate/M&A), Jan-Hendrik Korting (Corporate/M&A), Dr. André Fischels (Labour and Employment) and Alexandra Lobnik (Corporate/M&A).

greenfort | 23.11.2023

Greenfort advises Management in Connection with the Sale of KGS Software GmbH

The investment company GENUI has acquired a majority stake in KGS Software GmbH (“KGS”), a leading specialist for the digital archiving of data and documents. The seller is the investment company Maxburg Capital Partners. Greenfort provided legal advice to the existing management team of KGS, which will continue to steer and drive the future development of the company.

Founded in 2000 and based in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main, KGS is an archiving specialist that enables its customers to migrate and archive data and documents from SAP as well as documents from other leading applications using high-performance, lean software.

The Greenfort team consisted of Andreas v. Oppen and Gunther Weiss (both Corporate) as well as Dr. Jens-Wilhelm Oberwinter and André Fischels (both Employment Law)

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greenfort | 09.11.2023

Greenfort advised the CRONIMET Group

Greenfort advised the CRONIMET Group, world market leader in stainless steel recycling, in connection with a deepened partnership with the leading European stainless steel producer Outokumpu.

Outokumpu is acquiring a 10% stake in a newly formed sub-group of CRONIMET, the CRONIMET North East Group. This deepened strategic partnership is intended to further decarbonize stainless steel production. For further details see press releases below.

Greenfort Team: Gunther A. Weiss and Viktoria Hermann (both lead) as well as Viola Schulz, Alexandra Lobnik and others including numerous longstanding partner law firms of Greenfort for Finland (Dittmar & Indrenjus), Sweden (Vinge), Czech Republic (Glatzova), Poland (Wolf Theiss), Estonia and Latvia (Ellex). On CRONIMET’s antitrust side: Johanna Kübler from COMMEO.

Greenfort has been closely involved in corporate/M&A activities with CRONIMET and its owner family Pilarsky for more than 15 years, namely since 2006. In the last four years, Greenfort has been extensively involved in the sale of the entire raw materials division/primaries division, the CRONIMET Mining Group (with former mines in Armenia and South Africa as well as raw materials activities worldwide).

Gunther Weiss has also been Chairman of the Advisory Board of CRONIMET Holding since 2009.


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greenfort | 19.10.2023

Greenfort advised Kinshofer on Takeover of HGT Hydraulikgreifer-Technologie

Greenfort advised Kinshofer GmbH on the acquisition of the majority of the shares in HGT Hydraulikgreifer-Technologie GmbH. HGT Hydraulikgreifer-Technologie GmbH, a family business founded in 1983, focuses on the development and marketing of attachments for material handling, especially for scrap processing and bulk material handling for excavators and loading machines.

The Greenfort team was composed of the lawyers Andreas von Oppen (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Florian Bader (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Felix Ries (IP/IT/Data Protection), Dr. André Fischels (Labour and Employment), and Marion Kerber (Commercial).

greenfort | 11.10.2023

Greenfort advised Lifco AB on the acquisition of the majority of the shares in Kefla-Glas GmbH & Co. KG

Greenfort advised Lifco AB on the acquisition of the majority of the shares in Kefla-Glas GmbH & Co. KG. Kefla-Glas GmbH & Co. KG develops and distributes specialized premium glass bottles sold to various industries such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

The Greenfort team was composed of the lawyers Andreas von Oppen (Corporate/M&A), Viktoria Hermann (Corporate/M&A), Jan-Hendrik Korting (Corporate/M&A), Miriam Launer (Labour and Employment), Felix Ries (IP/IT/Data Protection) and Marion Kerber (Commercial).

greenfort | 30.08.2023

Greenfort advises Gruner+Jahr on the sale of “11Freunde”

Gruner+Jahr sells majority stake in football magazine “11 Freunde” to SPIEGEL.

The SPIEGEL publishing house Rudolf Augstein GmbH & Co. KG takes over from Gruner + Jahr GmbH a shareholding of 51% in 11 Freunde Verlag GmbH & Co. KG with its registered office in Berlin. The takeover will be completed when approval has been granted by the competent merger control authorities. The remaining shares will continue to be held by editor-in-chief Philipp Köster and publisher Matthias Hörstmann.

As a high-profile brand for football culture, “11Freunde” will expand the portfolio of the SPIEGEL Group as a new pillar alongside SPIEGEL, SPIEGEL TV and the business offerings around manager magazin and Harvard Business manager.


Legal advice to Gruner+Jahr was provided by:

  • Dr. Caroline Vedder (Deputy Head of Division / Business & Legal Affairs / RTL Deutschland GmbH).
  • Greenfort team (Andreas v. Oppen and Dr. Florian Bader, both Corporate / M&A).

Greenfort also supported RTL Deutschland and Gruner+Jahr in the context of the sales of the magazine titles P.M. and Salon as well as in the context of the sale of the stake in Deutsche Medien-Manufaktur (DMM).

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greenfort | 11.08.2023

Greenfort advised the shareholders of netgrade GmbH on the sale of their shares to a company of AURELIUS Wachstumskapital

Greenfort advised on the sale of netgrade GmbH, based in Wuerzburg with offices in Nuremberg and Penzberg, to detailM GmbH. detailM GmbH is a portfolio company of AURELIUS Wachstumskapital. It is an independent and interdisciplinary digital agency that accompanies and supports its customers in their digital transformation and in increasing revenues in relevant channels.

With the acquisition of netgrade GmbH, a full-service online marketing agency with a focus on web development, SEA, SEO, social media marketing and e-commerce, AURELIUS is strengthening the position of the agency group.

In the course of the transaction, the three shareholders reinvested in the detailM Group and will continue to provide their services to the group.

The Greenfort team consisted of: Viktoria Hermann, Anh-Duc Cordalis (both Corporate/M&A) and Miriam Launer (Labor/Employment Law).

greenfort | 20.06.2023

Greenfort advises M5 BV UG (haftungsbeschränkt) & Co. KG on the sale of its shareholding in RR Team GmbH to the Pneuhage Group

Greenfort advised M5 BV UG (haftungsbeschränkt) & Co. KG on the sale of its shareholding in the complete wheel specialist RR Team GmbH to the Karlsruhe-based Pneuhage Group. RR Team GmbH is an experienced and competent system partner for complete wheels and tires in the automotive business with OEMs and car dealers.

The objective of the shareholders in the sale was to transfer their shares in RR TEAM GmbH to an industry partner who would continue the investment in an independent and future-oriented manner in the entrepreneurial sense.

The acquisition of RR Team GmbH with its approximately 130 employees is intended to create the conditions for growth and Europeanization at the Pneuhage Group in the coming years by expanding its core business.

The sale is still subject to approval by the antitrust authority.

The Greenfort team consisted of Dr. Carsten J. Angersbach and Jan-Hendrik Korting (both Corporate/M&A).

greenfort | 14.07.2023

Greenfort advised Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA on the Acquisition of all Shares in Studyflix GmbH

Studyflix the the leading e-learning and career platform for school students, university students and alumni in the DACH-region with an impressive user basis of over 6 million monthly active users.

The investment is being made by Bertelsmann’s venture capital arm, Bertelsmann Investments, which bundles the global venture capital activities of Bertelsmann and Bertelsmann Next, to strengthen the existing portfolio company EMBRACE. After completion of the transaction, it is planned to further develop Studyflix together with the existing offerings Ausbildung.de, MeinPraktikum.de and Trainee.de while retaining the Studyflix brand.

The Greenfort team was composed of: Andreas v. Oppen (Corporate & M&A), Dr. Florian Bader (Corporate & M&A), Hannibal Özdemir (IP/IT/Data Protection), Marion Kerber (IP/IT/ Data Protection), Dr. Jens-Wilhelm Oberwinter (Labor & Employment) and Dr. André Fischels (Labor & Employment)

Denise Abel was in charge of the Bertelsmann legal team and André Schley of the Bertelsmann tax team.

expertise | 07.06.2023

#GenerationsofTalent

 

Greenfort is proud to be a partner of #Generations of Talent in cooperation with Handelsblatt Media Group. At this year’s TalentCamp on June 16, 2023 in Düsseldorf, we will meet special talents as well as young professionals, executives and other interesting personalities of economy, science, culture & politics.

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greenfort | 17.04.2023

GREENFORT ADVISED EDP EUROPEAN DENTAL PARTNERS HOLDING GMBH IN CONNECTION WITH ITS ACQUISITION OF DATAMED IT-SYSTEME GMBH

Greenfort advised EDP European Dental Partners Holding GmbH on the acquisition of all shares in DATAMED IT-Systeme GmbH. DATAMED IT-Systeme GmbH having its seat in Eggenfelden is a developer of software and IT systems for the dental medical sector.

The Greenfort team was composed of Andreas von Oppen (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Florian Bader (Corporate/M&A), Hannibal Oezdemir (IP/IT/Data Protection) and Dr. Annika Nielsen (Employment).

greenfort | 17.04.2023

Greenfort advised the shareholders of DPG Deutsche Elektro Prüfgesellschaft mbH on the sale to Rantum Capital

Greenfort advised shareholders of DPG Deutsche Elektro Prüfgesellschaft mbH (DPG) on the sale of all shares in DPG to Rantum Capital. DPG is a leading service provider for electrical and non-electrical workplace safety inspections with seat in Mannheim/Germany.

The Greenfort team was composed of the lawyers Dr. Carsten J. Angersbach (Corporate/M&A) and Jan-Hendrik Korting (Corporate/M&A).

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greenfort | 10.03.2023

Greenfort advised Directa AB on the takeover of Kohdent Roland Kohler Medizintechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Greenfort advised Swedish Directa AB on the acquisition of all shares in Kohdent Roland Kohler Medizintechnik GmbH & Co. KG. Kohdent Roland Kohler Medizintechnik GmbH & Co. KG is a manufacturer of dental instruments with seat in Stockach/Germany.

The Greenfort team was composed of the lawyers Andreas von Oppen (Corporate/M&A), Jan-Hendrik Korting (Corporate/M&A), Annika Nielsen (Labour and Employment), Hannibal Özdemir (IP/IT/Data Protection) and Felix Ries (Commercial/Regulatory).

greenfort | 27.02.2023

Greenfort advised Afinum 9 on its majority investment in a world-leading technology provider for SAP-integrated medical device management in the healthcare industry

Greenfort advised the Afinum 9 fund in connection with the acquisition of the majority of shares in BIT Consulting GmbH (“mymediset”). mymediset provides SAP-integrated software and cloud-based Apps for more efficient, responsible, and reliable medical device management. The company currently operates international subsidiaries in Boston (US) and Singapore and is in the process of opening two new subsidiaries in Cape Town (South Africa) and São Paulo (Brazil). Over recent years, the company has grown strongly and expanded internationally to best serve its customer base in now over 40 countries. In this context, the previous sole shareholder, Michael Knauer, has searched for a growth partner with a proven track-record and experience in the software and MedTech space to support the next development phase of the company. The business is headquartered in Freiburg (Germany). Michael Knauer remains CEO and significantly invested in the company.

The Greenfort team consisted of the lawyers Andreas von Oppen (Corporate/M&A), Florian Bader (Corporate/M&A), Hannibal Özdemir (IP/IT/Data Protection), Felix Ries (Commercial), André Fischels (Labour Law) and Viola Schulz (Corporate and Commercial)

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expertise | 26.02.2023

Chambers Europe / Chambers Global 2023

 

Chambers Europe, the international Legal Journal, has ranked Andreas von Oppen for Corporate M&A Mid-market under Band 3 and Jens-Wilhelm Oberwinter and Mark Lembke for Employment Law under Band 4. In addition, also Chambers Global has ranked Andreas von Oppen for Corporate M&A Mid-market under Band 3.

expertise | 12.01.2023

Azur Awards: Greenfort nominated as Employer Region

 

In the azur Award Employer Region, the focus is on the regional anchoring and the significance for a specific applicant market. Whether training programs for legal clerkships, part-time models for employed lawyers or childcare – the range of offers can be extensive. For the award, the azur editorial team considers both top scores in the Azur surveys and special regional commitment to training and career entry.

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expertise | 24.11.2022

Defend European values

 

The EU is a democracy, whose pillar is the European society. Developing this European society further is a task which is everyone’s responsibility. Without European society, there is no European democracy. Not only democracy, but all European values (Art. 2 EUV) are threatened from within as well as from without. How can we make European democracy defensible and protect European values? Daniel Röder discussed these questions at the panel of Schader Foundation with Prof. Dr. Armin von Bogdandy and Prof. Claudia Wiesner moderated by Prof. Michèle Knodt in November 2022.

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greenfort | 08.11.2022

Greenfort advised EDP European Dental Partners GmbH in connection with its acquisition of Medtec Medizintechnik GmbH

Greenfort advised EDP European Dental Partners GmbH on the acquisition of all shares in Medtec Medizintechnik GmbH. Medtec Medizintechnik GmbH having its seat in Wetzlar is a manufacturer of equipment and consumables based on MR-technology for joint treatment.

The Greenfort team was composed of Andreas von Oppen (Corporate/M&A), Viktoria Hermann (Corporate/M&A), Hannibal Oezdemir (IP/IT/Data Protection), Johanna Keil (Employment) and Claus Pegatzky (Regulatory).

greenfort | 28.10.2022

Greenfort advised the swedish Lifco Group in connection with its investment in Heinz Schuller KG

Greenfort advised the swedish Lifco Group on the acquisition of Heinz Schuller KG which is a niche distributor of cable support system and products for lightning protection with seat in Bindlach.

The Lifco Group was advised by the Greenfort lawyers Andreas von Oppen (Corporate/M&A), Viktoria Hermann (Corporate/M&A), Viola Schulz (Corporate/M&A), Felix Ries (IP/IT/Data Protection) and André Fischels (Employment).

expertise | 21.10.2022

Best Employer for Lawyers 2022/23

 

Greenfort has been recognized as one of the Best Employers for Lawyers 2022/2023 in Germany.

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expertise | 31.10.2022

JUVE Awards 2022: Greenfort awarded as Law Firm of the Year for Frankfurt and Hesse

 

“Over the past two years, Greenfort has impressively demonstrated how a law firm not only holds its own under difficult market conditions, but also continues to further develop. The basis of this success is a consistent strategic orientation, combined with a high degree of internal willingness to cooperate and a great deal of pragmatism – the latter is also praised by clients.

These virtues have enabled the firm to get involved in numerous deals. The highlight was undoubtedly Andreas von Oppen’s advice to RTL on the acquisition of Gruner + Jahr – a deal that one would normally place with leading corporate practices. At the same time, the practice retains its clear strategic focus on small to mid-cap transactions, which is also supported by the strong notary’s office.

The team has also struck a nerve with the establishment of a corporate housekeeping practice for international groups of companies. This logical development of the established corporate law work demonstrates a business-oriented, pragmatic advisory approach. At the same time, the firm demonstrates its willingness to break new ground for such development projects and to adapt the structure of the firm by employing paralegals.

The fact that the labor law and dispute resolution practices are also convincing both with their own business and in cooperation with the corporate lawyers is a plus that gives the firm considerable stability, especially in the competitive Frankfurt market.” (statement of the JUVE editorial staff)

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greenfort | 11.10.2022

Greenfort advised Myonex Inc.

Greenfort advised Myonex Inc, a leading global provider of clinical trial supply solutions, on its acquisition of the clinical trial supply and drug wholesale business from Hubertus Apotheke am Salzufer (Hubertus) in Berlin. The new company will operate under the name Myonex GmbH.

Myonex was founded 35 years ago and today globally offers a wide range of sourcing and supply, packaging, and labeling solutions, as well as distribution options to support clinical trials.

Hubertus had over 30 years of experience in the manufacture and distribution of clinical trial supplies and provided support for phase I to IV clinical trials.

The Greenfort Team consisted of Anh-Duc Cordalis, Jan-Hendrik Korting, Tosca Hohm, Viola Schulz, Pascal Ludwig and Miriam Launer.

greenfort | 14.09.2022

Greenfort advised Kurtz Ersa

Greenfort advised Kurtz Ersa on the raising of an ESG-linked promissory note loan in the amount of EUR 93 million. The promissory note loan was issued by a syndicate of banks with UniCredit Bank AG, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg as arrangers.

Founded in 1779, Kurtz Ersa is a globally active mechanical engineering company and is family-owned in the seventh generation. As a technology and global market leader with approx. 1,500 employees in the areas of electronics production equipment, moulding machines and automation it is expected that Kurtz Ersa generate revenues of approx. EUR 360 million in 2022.

The Greenfort team included Anh-Duc Cordalis and Marius Garnatz. The team of partner Anh-Duc Cordalis advises Kurtz Ersa on financing transactions on a regular basis.

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greenfort | 15.08.2022

Greenfort has advised Cesra GmbH & Co. KG in Baden-Baden

Greenfort has advised Cesra GmbH & Co. KG in Baden-Baden on the acquisition of three pharmacy-only over-the-counter (OTC) drugs from the Ingelheim-based company Niehaus Pharma GmbH & Co. KG. The transaction is expected to be closed by the end of the year.

Cesra GmbH & Co. KG has been a recognized manufacturer of phytopharmaceutical drugs and medical cosmetics since 1929. The company’s goal is to further expand its portfolio with the acquisition of successful brands and thus to strengthen the company in its German home market.

The Greenfort team consisted of Gunther A. Weiss (M&A), Jan-Hendrik Korting (M&A), Miriam Laumer (Employment) and Felix Ries (Commercial/M&A).

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greenfort | 09.08.2022

Greenfort advised funds advised by Kapital 1852 Beratungs GmbH on the financing of the acquisition of H. May GmbH & Co. KG, a German supplier of hospitality furniture.

Founded in 1957, H. May GmbH & Co. KG has locations and Lehrte and Hamburg and is a leading supplier of hospitality furniture. The product range includes seating furniture and tables for indoor and outdoor use in restaurants and hotels, as well as for offices and companies in the healthcare sector. The company serves over 2,000 active customers annually with a commitment to high design expertise and quality.

Kapital 1852 Beratungs GmbH is the independent investment manager of Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe Privatbank AG with a private equity direct investment fund as well as venture capital and private debt funds. The direct investment strategy of Kapital 1852’s private equity division is focused on structuring and financing corporate successions, the acquisition of group companies and expansion financing for small and medium-sized enterprises.

The Greenfort team consisted of Anh-Duc Cordalis and Marius Garnatz.

The team led by partner Anh-Duc Cordalis advises Kapital 1852 Beratungs GmbH on financing transactions on a regular basis, including the acquisition of COSAWA Sanierung GmbH in August 2021.

greenfort | 02.08.2022

Greenfort advised Afinum Achte Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG

Greenfort advised Afinum Achte Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (Afinum 8) on the sale of Zeit für Brot Group to a purchaser consortium being composed of Afinum Neunte Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (Afinum 9) and Unigestion S.A. The founder of Zeit für Brot, Dirk Steiger, remains a shareholder of Zeit für Brot Group.


The Greenfort team consisted of Andreas v. Oppen (Corporate / M&A), Dr. Jens-Wilhelm Oberwinter (Labour & Employment) and of Dr. Florian Bader (Corporate / M&A).


Zeit für Brot is a premium food concept built around bread and related products using organic ingredients of highest quality. It has numerous shops in cities throughout Germany.

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greenfort | 03.06.2022

Greenfort advised HENN Connector Group on the acquisition of VMR

VMR GmbH & Co. KG is based in Mönchweiler and is a specialist in the 3D printing of complex prototypes made of plastic and metal as well as in the production of tools.

The Greenfort team consisted of Andreas von Oppen, Hannibal Özdemir, André Fischels, Felix Ries, Magdalena Paul, Claus Pegatzky and Pascal Ludwig.

expertise | 12.05.2022

Article about Greenfort in brand eins Magazine “Best law firms”

 

Recent article about Greenfort in the current edition of brand eins magazine (best law firms), including statements from Tosca Hohm, Andre Fischels and Gunther Weiss.

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greenfort | 04.04.2022

Greenfort advised NACON on the acquisition of Daedalic Entertainment

French Euronext-listed video gaming company NACON has acquired the Hamburg-based game development and publishing studio Daedalic Entertainment. NACON strengthens its market position with several key intellectual properties of Daedalic Entertainments and remarkable publishing and game development expertise. Daedalic Entertainment’s portfolio particularly includes a cooperation The Saul Zaentz Company (dba Middle-earth Enterprises) and certain rights license, development and publishing rights to The Lord of Rings works.

The Greenfort team consisted of Martin Asmuß (Corporate/M&A), Florian Bader (Corporate/M&A), Hannibal Özdemir (IP/IT/Data Protection), Felix Ries (IP/IT), Claus Pegatzky (Public Law/Regulatory), Pascal M. Ludwig (Employment), André Fischels (Employment), Tosca Hohm (Corporate/Commercial), Jan-Hendrik Korting (Corporate/M&A) and Alexandra Lobnik (Corporate).

expertise | 24.06.2022

Germany’s Best Lawyers

 

Annika Nielsen, Carsten Angersbach, Tobias Glienke, Anh-Duc Cordalis, Mark Lembke, Pascal Ludwig, Jens-Wilhelm Oberwinter, Daniel Röder, Andreas von Oppen and Gunther Weiss have been recognized by Best Lawyers and German Handelsblatt as Germany’s Best Lawyers. Tosca Hohm has been recognized as rising star and Mark Lembke has even won the Oscar for Germany’s Best Employment Law Lawyer.

greenfort | 04.04.2022

Greenfort advised smartclip/RTL Germany on the acquisition of Realytics

smartclip, RTL’s adtech specialist, has acquired Paris-based Realytics, a pioneer in the adtech market that is driving the merger of TV and digital advertising technology in Europe.

The Greenfort team consisted of Andreas von Oppen and Dr Florian Bader (both Corporate / M&A)

showsface | 04.05.2022

Gunther Weiss “shows face”

 

“I want to show my face because it would have helped me a lot during my own job interviews to know successful LGBTIQ+ lawyers as role models. Above all, there is nothing to “hide” here. Diversity is an enrichment for every legal profession, be it a law firm, court, authority or in-house counsel. So let’s all show our “proud” faces!”

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expertise | 22.03.2022

Chambers Europe 2022

 

Chambers Europe, the international Legal Journal, has ranked Andreas von Oppen for Corporate M&A Mid-market under Band 3 and Jens-Wilhelm Oberwinter and Mark Lembke for Employment Law under Band 4.

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greenfort | 14.03.2022

Leaders League

Leaders League, an international rating agency with a particular focus on professional services, has ranked the following Greenfort lawyers as “Highly recommended”: Mark Lembke and Jens Oberwinter (for Labor & Employment Germany – Best Law Firms for Labor Law – 2022 – Leaders League) as well as Andreas von Oppen and Anh-Duc Cordalis (for M&A mid-cap transactions Germany – Best Law Firms for M&A: Mid-Cap – 2022 – Leaders League).

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greenfort | 28.02.2022

GREENFORT advised the founders and shareholders of Westbridge Advisory GmbH on the merger with Argentus Holding GmbH.

The combination of Argentus and Westbridge Advisory creates a leading ESG service provider in the German real estate industry.

The GREENFORT team consisted of Andreas v. Oppen, Martin Asmuss, Dr Anh-Duc Cordalis, Alexandra Lobnik, Hannibal Özdemir, Dr Florian Bader, Ann-Sophie Reitz and Jan-Hendrik Korting.

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greenfort | 10.01.2022

Greenfort advised Planethome in connection with its investment in Hammers & Heinz Immobilien GmbH

Greenfort advised the Planethome Group with seat in Unterföhring, a leading real estate service provider in Germany and Austria, on the acquisition of a majority stake in Hammers & Heinz Immobilien GmbH. Following the closing of the transaction at the beginning of January this year, Planethome Group now holds the majority of the shares in Hammers & Heinz Immobilien GmbH through its subsidiary Planet Group GmbH.

The family-owned real estate advisor with a particular strong presence in central Germany has a large network of national and international proprietors and investors in the apartment house / interest house sector.

The Greenfort team consisted of: Viktoria Hermann (Corporate/M&A), Anh-Duc Cordalis (Corporate/M&A), Hannibal Özdemir (IP/IT/Data Protection) and Pascal M. Ludwig (Employment).

Greenfort - Agder Energi AS
Greenfort Chambers Europe 2022

greenfort | 17.03.2022

Greenfort advised in connection with the sale of the BVT Bellmann Group to Konzmann GmbH

Greenfort advised Dr. Harald Bellmann in connection with the disposal of a majority stake in the BVT Bellmann Group to Konzmann GmbH and the subsequent re-investment. Konzmann GmbH is a portfolio company of Adiuva Capital.

The Greenfort team consisted of: Anh-Duc Cordalis, Viktoria Hermann, Magdalena Paul and Pascal Ludwig.

Greenfort Leaders League

greenfort | 10.03.2022

Greenfort advised Yaveon in connection with the acquisition of OctoCon AG

Greenfort advised Yaveon GmbH with seat in Würzburg on the acquisition of all shares in OctoCon AG located in Winterlingen.

The IT service provider in the area of ERP solutions complements Yaveon GmbH with its international expertise, particularly in the area of medical technology.

Yaveon GmbH was advised by the Greenfort lawyers Andreas von Oppen (Corporate/M&A), Viktoria Hermann (Corporate/M&A), Hannibal Özdemir (IP/IT/Data Protection), Dr. Felix Ries (IP/IT/Datenschutz) and Dr. André Fischels (Employment).

Greenfort Westbridge Argentus

greenfort | 01.02.2022

Greenfort advised sellers in connection with the acquisition of ion2s GmbH by a holding company for IT services founded by Rigeto

Greenfort advised on the acquisition ion2s GmbH with its seat in Darmstadt by AndCompany GmbH. After closing of the transaction in January this year, AndCompany GmbH now holds all shares in ion2s GmbH.

AndCompany GmbH was founded by a group of investors led by Rigeto Unternehmerkapital GmbH to serve as a holding company for a network of independent companies in the field of software development and digital and IT services.

ion2s GmbH, a digital manufactory which develops highly complex digitalization solutions, web portals, eShops and SaaS applications, is Rigeto’s first acquisition in the implementation of its buy-and-build concept.

Greenfort’s team consisted of Viktoria Hermann (Corporate/M&A) and Anh-Duc Cordalis (Corporate/M&A).

Greenfort - Planethome

greenfort | 05.01.2022

Greenfort advised Agder Energi AS on its sale of Nordgröön Energie GmbH

Nordgröön provides services within energy optimization, synchronization and integration of renewable energy sources to the German market. Greenfort assisted Agder Energi together with the Norwegian law firm CLP.

Greenfort’s team consisted of Andreas v. Oppen, Viktoria Hermann, Hannibal Özdemir and Pascal Ludwig.

Greenfort Feintool

greenfort | 09.12.2021

Greenfort advised Sorb Industri on the acquisition of a majority stake in Truck-line

Greenfort has advised the Swedish Sorb Industri AB on the acquisition of a majority stake in Truck-line GmbH with registered offices in Ahrensburg.

The Greenfort team consisted of Andreas von Oppen and Florian Bader (both Corporate / M&A), Pascal Ludwig and Johanna Keil (both Labour & Employment) and Hannibal Özdemir (Data Protection and IP).

greenfort | 09.12.2021

Greenfort advised Feintool on the acquisition of Kienle + Spiess group

A subsidiary of Feintool International Holding AG, a globally acting technology and market leader in the business area of fineblanking as well as a worldwide provider of high-quality and cost-effective fineblanked, formed steel components and punched electro sheet metal products, has acquired all shares in Kienle + Spiess GmbH.

Kienle + Spiess group is a leading supplier of rotors and stators for highly efficient electric drives.

With the acquisition of Kienle + Spiess group, Feintool is significantly expanding its latest business pillar, electric sheet stamping, and positioning itself as one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of motor cores for battery electronic vehicles (BEV) and hybrids (HEV), industrial drives ans regenerative energies.

The transaction remains subject to approval from the relevant anti-trust authorities.

The Greenfort team consisted of: Daniel Röder, Anh-Duc Cordalis, Martin Asmuß, Florian Bader (all Corporate M&A), Mark Lembke, Pascal Ludwig, Johanna Keil (all Employment Law), Claus Pegatzky (Public Law), Magdalena Paul (Real Estate), Ann-Sophie Reitz (Finance)

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Greenfort Georg St. Schlaadt GmbH

greenfort | 22.11.2021

Greenfort advised PlanetHome

Greenfort advised PlanetHome on the acquisition of Analyse & Konzepte immo.analytics GmbH, a prop-tech start-up located in Hamburg, Germany

The Greenfort team consisted of Viktoria Hermann, Anh-Duc Cordalis, Hannibal Özdemir, Johanna Keil and Pascal Ludwig.

greenfort | 21.10.2021

Conversation with JurCase

 

Viktoria Hermann and Tobias Glienke gave an interview with JurCase GmbH on dispute resolution through conciliation bodies.

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Greenfort Dealmeldung

greenfort | 23.11.2021

Greenfort advised on the sale of Schlaadt Plastics

Greenfort advised Georg St. Schlaadt GmbH on the sale of all shares in Schlaadt Plastics GmbH to palero. 
 
Schlaadt Plastics is a leading solution provider for complex packaging and insulations with revenues of c. EUR 50m and approx. 350 employees.
 
The Greenfort team was composed of Andreas von Oppen and Martin Asmuß (both Corporate / M&A), Dr. Jens-Wilhelm Oberwinter (Labour & Employment) and Hannibal Özdemir (Commercial / Data Protection).
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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.

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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

A subsidiary of Elanders AB (publ), Sweden, has acquired all shares in Schätzl Druck & Medien GmbH & Co. KG, based in Donauwörth/Germany.

The Greenfort team consisted of Andreas v. Oppen, Martin Asmuß, Florian Bader, Pascal Ludwig and André Fischels.

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: Dr. Carsten J. Angersbach, Dr. Jan-Felix Kumkar, Alexandra Lobnik (all Corporate/M&A)

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 | 02.07.2021

Greenfort advised Sorb Industri AB on acquisition of BODE Components

Sorb Industri AB, Sweden has acquired all shares in BODE Components GmbH, based in Düsseldorf.

The Greenfort team consisted of Andreas v. Oppen, Martin Asmuß, Florian Bader, Pascal Ludwig and André Fischels.

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.

The Greenfort team consisted of: Daniel Röder, Anh-Duc Cordalis, Viktoria Hermann, Hannibal Özdemir, Pascal Ludwig, Jan-Hendrik Korting und Alexandra Lobnik

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 team consisted of Daniel Röder, Tobias Glienke and Felix Ries.

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.

RTL/Bertelsmann:
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

Greenfort:
Andreas v. Oppen (Corporate / M&A); Martin Asmuß (Corporate / M&A); Carina Junkert (Corporate / M&A)

Link

Greenfort berät Mediengruppe RTL

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.

people | 24.02.2021

Chambers Global Guide 2021

 

Chambers Global, the international Legal Journal, which covers over 185 jurisdictions, has ranked Andreas von Oppen in Chambers Global Guide 2021 for the practice areas Corporate M&A Mid-market under Band 3.

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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.

The Greenfort team consisted of Anh-Duc Cordalis, Viktoria Hermann, Pascal Ludwig, Jan-Hendrik Korting and Alexandra Lobnik.

WPO Kaiserwetter Press Release

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.

The Greenfort team consisted of Andreas v. Oppen, Martin Asmuß, Dr. Pascal Ludwig, Viktoria Hermann and Jan-Hendrik Korting.

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.

Martin Asmuß

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.

Link

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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).

Link

FES

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 | 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).

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.

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.

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.

Greenfort – Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

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).