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.
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 & 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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Oppenhoff & Partner prepares German country report for European Commission study.
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 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.
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.
Oppenhoff & Partner has advised Chinese investor Denway Holdings International on the sale of all shares in SKS Steuerungstechnik GmbH to PTP Group.
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).
Dr Vanessa Pickenpack, specialist in conflict resolution and partner of the commercial law firm Oppenhoff & Partner, was elected to the presidium of the association at the extraordinary board meeting of the German Bar Association [Deutscher Anwaltsverein, DAV] on 21 March 2019.
The commercial law firm Oppenhoff & Partner has been honoured as the most innovative employer for young lawyers. The prestigious careers magazine azur has awarded the Innovation Award 2019 to Oppenhoff for the firm’s sustained commitment to the promotion of young legal talent.
Deutsche Post AG has concluded a binding agreement with the Munich based enterprise Brabbler Secure Message and Data Exchange Aktiengesellschaft on the acquisition of the messenger SIMSme by Brabbler. SIMSme is an internet-based, cross-platform instant-messaging service with secure end-to-end-encryption. In return, Deutsche Post AG receives shares from Brabbler, enabling it to continue its participation in the positive development of SIMSme.
Following a short break, we would now like to present you with our latest ITC Newsletter. The primary reason for this break was the many cases we have been dealing with on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We have all survived the introduction of the GDPR on 25 May 2018 and the world did not stop turning (does anyone remember the Y2K problem?). However, several things have indeed changed; data protection is being taken seriously at all levels. We therefore decided to use our first Newsletter in 2019 to inform you about the various developments connected with the GDPR. By the way, we will be back next week with a newsflash explaining the decision by the German Federal Competition Authority [Bundeskartellamt] against Facebook to “internally unbundle” various data sets.
Oppenhoff & Partner has advised the New Zealand company Manuka Health New Zealand Limited, the market-leading producer of manuka honey and honey-based health and beauty products, on the acquisition of all shares in the German honey specialist dealer Neuseelandhaus GmbH (Bergkamen).
Oppenhoff & Partner has advised SnowWorld, the listed Dutch operator of indoor skiing areas, on the acquisition of 25 percent of the shares in Alpenpark Neuss. Additionally, SnowWorld has been given the option of expanding this cooperation in the medium term to a majority holding.