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Experience the future of law, today. In an ever more global, interconnected and complex world, companies need smart lawyers who bring more to the table than legal advice and memoranda. They need their legal advisors to work better, faster and with lower total cost. Someone who knows their business and industry, yet thinks and works in new ways. A steady hand at the centre of the transformation all around. An expert in law, commerce and technology, who is able to serve its clients globally. An accomplished confidante who is both pragmatic and pioneering.

With more than 2,000 legal professionals in over 80 countries around the globe and more than 130 lawyers in Germany, Deloitte Legal invites businesses to experience the future of law, today.

In working with Deloitte Legal, companies can benefit from a commercial mindset that integrates legal, business and industry expertise. Deloitte Legal knows that legal matters don’t happen in a vacuum but emerge from real-world demands and permeate every aspect of business. The firm thinks not only like lawyers but like business people – seeking to understand your specific operating model. The firm addresses legal questions not just in the abstract but with a holistic understanding of what your organisation is trying to achieve. More than simply responding to challenges as they emerge, Deloitte Legal is proactive about helping you craft solutions to new legal and business issues.

Details matter. Count on Deloitte Legal. Work smarter and experience the future of law, today.

Areas of practice

Corporate and mergers and acquisitions services: Deloitte Legal* provides a full range of corporate law services from complex advisory services related to major business life events through to general secretarial services. Deloitte Legal advises both domestic and non-domestic companies as well as national and international groups of companies. Its specialists provide tailored solutions for demanding corporate reorganisations and complex domestic and international projects. Deloitte Legal’s M&A team offers the full range of services relevant for any type of merger, acquisition or divestment project.

Commercial law solutions: companies are facing an increasing number of business challenges globally, including more rigorous regulations and enforcement by local authorities in the countries where they operate. The digital revolution brings along unprecedented change – but also unprecedented opportunities. As experienced advisers with a practical focus Deloitte Legal* can help clients develop commercial solutions which meet regulatory challenges and empower companies to make use of new opportunities. Deloitte Legal invests time to understand the needs and operational nuances of its clients. It offers a broad variety of commercial business law services in multiple jurisdictions. Its experience and global reach, combined with its access to the global Deloitte network with its endless expertise allow the firm to provide clients with tailor-made services for any business law issue, anywhere.

Employment and pension solutions: the disruptive potential inherent to the digital revolution requires companies to be agile and flexible in their staffing to remain competitive. Complex policies, frequent legislative changes and global operations make managing employee relations and compliance with employment law challenging for businesses. Deloitte Legal* provides businesses with the advice they need to make informed decisions, comply with a multitude of regulatory and procedural requirements and minimise their exposure (including litigation if appropriate).

Business integrity: liability risks for both individuals and corporations and persecution are at a peak. The Deloitte Legal business integrity team advises German and international companies on all facets of mitigation and prevention of (liability) risks, supports the implementation of a deeply entrenched integrity culture and thereby assists in ensuring long-term corporate success. As part of its business integrity programme for corporate executives, the firm helps clients to systematically identify liability risks (business integrity assessment) and advise them on appropriate countermeasures (compliance capacity building).

Legal management consulting (LMC): this is a new approach and a new discipline, developed for lawyers by lawyers in co-operation with other relevant experts. With this collection of models, frameworks, and systems, Deloitte Legal* helps in-house lawyers run their departments more efficiently and meet the needs of their business more comprehensively.

Regulated industries: the business environment for regulated industries is increasingly being affected by international and national laws and regulations that demand specialised knowledge. To help clients deal with the associated challenges, both in Germany and globally, Deloitte Legal industry experts work alongside Deloitte colleagues with deep-rooted industry expertise and experience in tax, consulting, accounting, and financial advisory to deliver practical advice from multiple viewpoints.

*”Deloitte Legal” means the legal practices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firm affiliates that provide legal services. For legal and regulatory reasons, not all member firms provide legal services.

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Legal Developments in Germany

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  • OLG Stuttgart affirms protection of collective trademarks featuring designations of origin

    While it is not possible to completely shut out other market participants from indications of origin, a trademark’s reputation must not be unduly exploited according to the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Stuttgart, the Higher Regional Court of Stuttgart.
  • Hengeler Mueller advises Commerzbank on the proposed merger with comdirect

    Commerzbank AG has decided to make a public tender offer for the remaining shares of comdirect bank Aktiengesellschaft ("comdirect"). Commerzbank holds approx. 82 per cent of the shares in comdirect, approx. 18 per cent are in free float. The tender offer is subject to a minimum acceptance threshold of 90 per cent. It is intended to merge comdirect into Commerzbank, preferably via a merger related squeeze-out.
  • Hengeler Mueller advises Fortum on acquisition of majority in Uniper

    Fortum Oyj ("Fortum"), a leading clean-energy company headquartered in Espoo, Finland, has entered into agreements to acquire all Uniper shares held by funds managed by Elliott and Knight Vinke, a total in excess of 20.5%, increasing Fortum's share in Uniper to more than 70.5%. The purchase price amounts to approx. EUR 2.3 bn. Closing of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory clearances in Russia and the United States. The transaction will be financed with existing cash resources and committed credit facilities.
  • Hengeler Mueller advises Waterland on partnership with IT system provider netgo

    Waterland Private Equity ("Waterland") and IT system provider netgo entered into a partnership aiming at a further acceleration of the company’s growth. The service portfolio of netgo is to be expanded via targeted acquisitions. netgo founders Patrick Kruse and Benedikt Kisner will retain a significant stake in the company and will continue to serve as managing directors. Founded in 2007, netgo group now has a staff of about 350 across 17 different locations.
  • Hengeler Mueller advises managing board of PNE AG on investment agreement and takeover offer by Morg

    The managing board of PNE AG ("PNE") with the approval of the supervisory board signed an investment agreement with Photon Management GmbH ("Photon"). According to the provisions of the investor agreement Photon announced its intention to make a public takeover offer at a price of EUR 4.00 per PNE share in cash.
  • Hengeler Mueller advises SCHĂ–NES LEBEN group on acquisition of MEDIKO

    SCHĂ–NES LEBEN group, a portfolio company of the independent European private equity firm Waterland, continues to grow. In the course of an add-on transaction the group acquires a majority stake in MEDIKO Pflege- und Gesundheitszentren GmbH.
  • Hengeler Mueller advises BNP Paribas on financing of planned acquisition of parts of Danaher's life

    Sartorius, a leading partner to the biopharmaceutical industry and laboratories, has signed an agreement to acquire parts of Danaher’s Life Science Portfolio. BNP Paribas is financing the transaction, acting as sole lead arranger, bookrunner and underwriter.
  • Hengeler Mueller advises Corsair Capital on IDnow financing round

    Corsair Capital LLC ("Corsair") has made a USD 40 million equity investment in IDnow. IDnow is a leading provider of Identity Verification-as-a-Service solutions. Corsair is a private equity firm focused on investments in the financial and business services industries.
  • Hengeler Mueller advises State Street on cross-border merger of State Street Bank Luxembourg with an

    In the context of the further streamlining of its structure in Europe, State Street Group has completed a cross-border merger of State Street Bank Luxembourg S.C.A., Luxembourg, with and into State Street Bank International GmbH, Munich. The project is part of State Street's European Legal Entity Management initiative. The overall objective is to reduce the number of legal entities which will enable a more efficient use and generation of capital, allow for greater flexibility to provide services across the European Union and drive infrastructure and governance efficiencies.
  • Hengeler Mueller advises KKR and LEONINE on acquisition of Wiedemann & Berg TV

    The KKR backed independent media company LEONINE is acquiring Wiedemann & Berg TV (W&B TV) from the producers Max Wiedemann and Quirin Berg as well as Endemol Shine Germany. Part of the W&B TV business (the Berlin based business) will be carved out and remain with Endemol Shine Germany. W&B TV covers a broad production repertoire for major German TV channels as well as series for the pay-TV and video-on-demand market. Among the numerous projects are high profile productions such as "4 Blocks", "Dark" and "Der Pass". The acquisition is subject to clearance by the competent authorities. LEONINE group was created by a combination of Tele-MĂĽnchen Gruppe with Universum Film, i&u TV and Wiedemann & Berg Film in 2019.