Antitrust Law and Merger Control06.04.2020 Newsletter
Measures Taken by Competition Authorities in Response to the COVID 19 Crisis
We have compiled an overview of the current measures taken by competition authorities in various jurisdictions (including a link to the respective official’s statement). Many countries provide for facilitated possibilities to cooperate, as long as the competitors contribute to overcoming the crisis. However, the competition authorities will continue to take action against cartel violations (especially price and market agreements) and (price level) abuse.
Tax Law27.03.2020 Newsletter
Securing liquidity through deferrals of taxes and social security contributions and an adjustment of advance tax payments
In order to counteract the threatening economic consequences of coronavirus, the Federal Ministry of Finance [Bundesministerium der Finanzen, BMF] and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy [Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, BMWi] already announced in a joint statement issued on Friday a package of measures to mitigate the impact, which already included tax deferrals, an adjustment of advance tax payments and a waiver of enforcement measures.
Antitrust Law and Merger Control24.03.2020 Newsletter
Joint statement by the European Competition Network (ECN) on application of competition law during the Corona crisis
The European competition authorities and the EU Commission are taking account of the special circumstances of the Corona crisis. Here are the key points.
Real Estate Law04.03.2020 Newsletter
Newsletter: German Federal Cartel Office permits operation of a digital agricultural trade platform
The German Federal Cartel Office [Bundeskartellamt] has given the go-ahead for the launch of the digital trading platform "Unamera". The platform is intended to facilitate trade in agricultural products (especially for grains and oilseeds) between agricultural traders and farmers as well as processors. However, certain structural conditions must be met.
Employment Law02.03.2020 Newsletter
Newsflash: Corona-Virus Quick Check
In Germany, cases of the novel coronavirus have now been detected in 10 of the 16 federal states. Numerous companies are restricting or even suspending international business travel. Several events have been cancelled or postponed. At a machine manufacturer in southern Germany, because one of its employees is infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, all of the subsidiaries have now also been closed until Wednesday. In our Newsflash we have compiled the most important questions and answers for companies dealing with the spread of the virus.
Antitrust Law and Merger Control14.02.2020 Newsletter
Newsletter: District court rejects class action in truck cartel
On 7 February 2020, the District Court of Munich I has rejected the up to now most extensive civil damage claim concerning the truck cartel (reference 37 O 18934/17). The judgment has put a severe damper on the business model of the legal service provider Financialright.
Energy and InfrastructureBanking and Capital Markets Law, Financing06.01.2020Cologne News
Oppenhoff advises Family Trust Investor on the acquisition of the Dietsch Polstermöbel Group
Oppenhoff & Partner has provided comprehensive legal advice to the Munich-based private equity fund Family Trust Beteiligungsholding (FTI) on the acquisition of the Dietsch Polstermöbel Group based in Schmalkalden.
Oppenhoff & Partner restructures management
Oppenhoff & Partner has restructured its management as of 1 January 2020: a new Executive Board (EB) unites the previous Board of Partners and Management Committee.
IT Law and Data Protection31.12.2019 Newsletter
Newsflash: New dietary restrictions in Germany – “Cookies” only with (genuine) prior consent?
In light of the ECJ’s ruling of today, we would like to draw your attention to current developments on the use of tracking cookies for analytics or marketing purposes on websites. We expect a considerable need for changes in practice, with significant consequences for online marketing.
Oppenhoff & Partner appoints new equity partners
With effect from 1 January 2020, Oppenhoff & Partner has included Marc Krischer, LL.M. (tax law), Dr. Christoph Niemeyer, Dr. Markus Rasner (corporate law/M&A), Dr. Axel Wenzel, LL.M. (corporate law/succession, wealth & foundations) and Dr. Alexander Willemsen (employment law) in its circle of shareholders. Dr. Hanna Schmidt (IT&C) was made junior partner. The career steps follow the lawyers' contributions to sustainable client success in important growth areas.
Oppenhoff strengthens its real estate and private clients practice groups with Dr. Gregor Seikel
Oppenhoff & Partner has gained Dr. Gregor Seikel to further expand the corporate real estate and private clients practice groups. The corporate lawyer will be joining as a partner of Oppenhoff’s Frankfurt office on 1 January 2020.
Oppenhoff & Partner advises K1-Immobilien on the sale of the Lifestyle Centre “K1 Karree” in Mannheim
Oppenhoff & Partner has advised K1 Immobilien GmbH on the sale of the Lifestyle Centre “K1 Karree” in Mannheim to H.I.G. Capital. With its construction volume of 11,500 m², the mixed-use commercial property is one of the largest inner-city construction projects of recent years in Mannheim.
Oppenhoff amongst the top 10 law firms in Germany for the seventh time in a row
The leading commercial law firm Oppenhoff continues to be highly recommended by in-house counsel in Germany. These are the findings of the study "Kanzleimonitor 2019/2020", which was conducted in over 800 legal departments. The participants made more than 8,000 recommendations, spread over 32 different fields of law.
Oppenhoff & Partner advises Finatem on its acquisition of Food & Service-Group
Oppenhoff & Partner has advised Frankfurt-based private equity fund Finatem on its acquisition of the Food & Service Group, Mülheim a.d. Ruhr. Oppenhoff’s services comprised, inter alia, the legal and tax due diligence as well as the legal and tax structuring of the transaction.
Oppenhoff & Partner is Law Firm of the Year in the West
Oppenhoff & Partner has been named Law Firm of the Year 2019 in the West at the JUVE Awards. With the annual awards, the editorial staff of the renowned industry publishing house honours commercial law firms that have attracted special attention as being particularly dynamic due to their client work and market position.
Energy and InfrastructureCorporate Law / Mergers & Acquisitions23.10.2019 News
Oppenhoff & Partner advises CCE Group on the establishment and operation of the La Huella solar park, Chile
Oppenhoff & Partner has advised the CCE Group on the realisation of the 87 MWp solar park "La Huella" in northern Chile. Oppenhoff advised on the contracts for the construction, operation and maintenance of the solar park (EPC and O&M contracts) and supported the negotiations with the contractor via its Latin America Desk.
Mergers & Acquisitions / Private Equity22.10.2019 Newsletter
We are pleased to send you the first issue of Deal Points, Oppenhoff & Partner's newsletter on M&A and private equity matters. In this first issue, we report on news on the Transparency Register, developments in W&I insurance and the legal concept of group entry control. We take a detailed look into developments in Foreign Direct Investment control. You will also find information on recent court decisions and get to know our new Frankfurt partner and notary, Anne Vins-Niethammer.
A sure footing in uncharted territory: Oppenhoff & Partner trains companies in its “Digital Academy”
Industry 4.0, online contracts for insurance policyholders, recall risks for wearables or the management of rights via the blockchain. The Digital Academy offers legal and specialist departments training in concrete projects in the field of digitisation in personal meetings or interactive online sessions.
EU study: Increasingly consistent application of state aid law by national courts
Oppenhoff & Partner prepares German country report for European Commission study.
Employment law, compliance, M&A: Oppenhoff & Partner nominated as Law Firm of the Year in three categories
Oppenhoff & Partner has been nominated as Law Firm of the Year for Employment Law, Law Firm of the Year for Compliance and Law Firm of the Year for M&A by the renowned JUVE publishing house for the legal sector. No law firm has received more nominations for the "JUVE Awards" to be announced at the end of October in Frankfurt. With the Awards, the editorial staff honours law firms and legal departments for their outstanding work and their positive, dynamic development. The basis for all nominations is the extensive work carried out by the editorial team, which evaluates information gleaned from many discussions with and written questionnaires completed by clients, partners, junior lawyers and judges.
Oppenhoff & Partner advises Zurich on the takeover of Insurtech dentolo
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 advises Beta Systems Software on the acquisition of the HABEL / Akzentum Group
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
Employment Law Newsletter II/2019
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 advises TRUMPF on the acquisition of Aixtooling GmbH
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 advises investor consortium on the sale of Sevenval to Oaktree Capital
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.
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