Oppenhoff & Partner has advised the Zurich Group Germany on the assumption of 100 percent of the shares in the Berlin startup dentolo Deutschland GmbH for its direct insurer DA Direkt.
Oppenhoff & Partner advised Beta Systems Software AG on the acquisition of the HABEL / Akzentum Group via its subsidiary PROXESS Holding GmbH. The purchase price amounts to more than 10 million Euro.
Employment Law28.06.2019 Newsletter
In the second quarter of 2019, the ECJ’s decision of 14 May 2019 (docket No. C-55/18) obligating member states to have employers implement an effective and accessible working time recording system with which the working time actually worked by employees could be measured daily, objectively and reliably, caused considerable uproar in the media.
Oppenhoff & Partner advised the high-technology company TRUMPF GmbH + Co KG on the acquisition of Aixtooling GmbH, Aachen, via its group company INGENERIC GmbH. The tool manufacturer for precision optics is being taken over with effect from 1 July 2019. TRUMPF is thus expanding its manufacturing technologies in the production of micro-optics for laser technology and the consumer goods industry.
Oppenhoff & Partner has advised an investor consortium led by Berlin Technologie Holding on the sale of Sevenval Technologies GmbH (Cologne) to the Oaktree Capital Group.
Oppenhoff & Partner has successfully recruited the lawyers and notaries Rainer Jacob and Anne Vins-Niethammer for the further expansion of its office in Frankfurt am Main. The two corporate lawyers will join as partners of Oppenhoff’s Frankfurt office on 1 September 2019 at the latest.
Tax Law10.05.2019 Newsletter
On May 08, 2019, the German Federal Ministry of Finance (Bundesfinanzministerium) presented the draft of the "Act on the Further Tax Stimulation of Electric Mobility and the Amendment of Further Tax Regulations". This draft now regulates, among other things, the tightening of legislation in connection with real estate transfer tax (RETT) for so-called Share Deals, i.e. share transfers involving companies owning real estate, which was already discussed at state level in June 2018.
Oppenhoff & Partner has advised Chinese investor Denway Holdings International on the sale of all shares in SKS Steuerungstechnik GmbH to PTP Group.
Almost unnoticed by traders and consumers, the new Geoblocking Regulation came into force in December, which largely prohibits a differentiation according to nationality and place of residence for online purchases. In future, traders will no longer be allowed to simply block or redirect customers from other EU countries.
A fourteen-year-old lawsuit concerning marketing authorisation restrictions for the drug Linoladiol N of the company Dr. August Wolff GmbH & Co. KG Arzneimittel came to a close at the end of March 2019 before the European Court of Justice (ECJ).