Ranked Among in Official Guide to Germany’s Top Lawyers for 2017
This year, US publisher “Best Lawyers” has once again joined forces with German business publication “Handelsblatt” to identify Germany’s most renowned lawyers from a variety of law fields.
As a result, HEUSSEN, a full-service commercial law firm with branch offices in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart, has been able to further fortify its presence on the list, with its team of legal experts being ranked in the fields of real estate law, IT law, engineering law, public law, public procurement law and arbitration.
Legal Advice for BlueRock on Real Estate Acquisition
Gibraltar-based real estate fund BlueRock Fund has acquired three objects from the real estate portfolio of German management company Haus Ruhrort II Verwaltungsgesellschaft.
During its acquisition of the three objects, BlueRock received comprehensive legal advice from a team of the international corporate law firm HEUSSEN. Heading the team was Dr. Jan Dittmann (Partner, real estate law). Team members included Carsten Richter, LL.M., Dr. Simone Lutz (both Associates, tenancy law) and Bernhard Schex (Partner, public law).
Legal Advice for Schwermer on Sales Transaction
Heidi Chocolat Group AG, based in Zug/Switzerland has acquired tradition-steeped chocolate company Schwermer, based in Bad Wӧrishofen/Germany. Specializing in high-quality chocolate, the Heidi company belongs to the company Kex AG, which in turn is part of the Julius Meinl Group, which is based in Austria.
Throughout the transaction, the managing partners of Schwermer relied on the comprehensive legal advice of HEUSSEN attorneys Dr. Georg Anders and Cornelia Weber (both Partners, corporate law, Munich office).
Consulting for Real I.S. AG on Retail and Office Property Sale in Central Berlin
An investment company affiliated with Munich-based real estate investment company Real I.S. AG has sold roughly 8,500 sq. meters (almost 91,500 sq. ft.) of retail and office property to Truvia, a capital management company based in Frankfurt. The anchor tenant of the property is Swedish retail clothing company H&M. Designed by engineering company Kollhoff Architekten, the property was built in 1996 as part of the ensemble "Hofgarten am Gendarmenmarkt" (Courtyard at the Gendarmes’ Market).
Legal Advice for Fidor Group on Being Taken Over by Major French Bank BPCE
Fidor Group takeover: Both the Fidor Bank, founded in 2009, and Fidor AG, an innovative fintech pioneer and winner of multiple awards in its field, are facing takeover by BPCE, France’s second largest banking group. The corporate takeover is currently pending approval by anti-trust authorities and other relevant regulatory authorities.
BREXIT – what´s next?
To foresee the (possible) consequences of a (possible) BREXIT today is difficult, if not downright impossible. Indeed, to many of us here on the Continent, the whole issue may seem remote right now. Undeterred by this, many consultants are already filling their clients’ heads with ideas like "Fit for the BREXIT" and other advice. Sorry, our idea of effective legal counselling generally doesn’t include fitness training for budget warriors or any leaps of faith. However, we do agree that now is a good time to start thinking about what legal form a limited company based in Germany may take on in the future or what the legal protection of your own brand might look like in the UK in the future.
Legal Consulting for Hamburg-based reconcept Involving Bond Issue
Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, investment company reconcept has issued a bond for its latest wind energy project (“reconcept 07 Anleihe der Zukunftsenergie Wind Deutschland GmbH & Co KG”). At a volume of 7.75 million Euros, the bond comes with a 5-year maturity and a fixed interest rate at 5% p.a.