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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Patrick Narr

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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Corporate/M&A, Real Estate




Germany: Corporate and M&A


Within: Corporate

Norton Rose Fulbright provides ‘reliable advice’ on corporate governance and compliance matters as well as mergers, reorganisations and charter amendments. The group also recently handled some changes of the legal form from a public limited company (AG) to an SE; for example, Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze was advised on the change of legal form to an SE, which also included handling a dispute concerning the legal status. From Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg respectively, Klaus Bader, Frank Regelin and Klaus von Gierke lead the practice, which also includes Eva-Maria Barbosa and Andreas Börner, who are recommended for their insurance expertise. A ten-strong team led by Alexander von Bergwelt, Michael Malterer and Igsaan Varachia left the firm in July 2016 to join Dentons, after the firm already saw Sascha Grimm’s departure to an in-house post in May 2016. In February 2017, Patrick Narr and team joined from White & Case LLP. Partner promotions include Katrin Stieß and Peter Holst in May 2016 and Heiko Bertelmann in May 2017.

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M&A: mid-sized international deals (€100m-€500m)

Within: M&A: mid-sized international deals (€100m-€500m)

Norton Rose Fulbright provides ‘client and service-oriented’ advice with a focus on energy and infrastructure, insurance, agribusiness and capital market transactions, and more recently in the technology sector and financial institutions. Sandvik retained the group for the sale of its mining systems operations business in a bidding procedure which involved more than 15 jurisdictions. An example for a merger is acting on behalf of machine tool manufacturer Rofin-Sinar Technologies concerning the merger with laser manufacturer Coherent. Klaus Bader, Frank Regelin and Klaus von Gierke co-lead the group. Sascha Grimm left to work in-house at Veritas in May 2016, while Alexander von Bergwelt, Michael Malterer and Igsaan Varachia left for Dentons two months later. However, the group also saw the arrival of Patrick Narr from White & Case LLP and three internal partner promotions: Katrin Stieß and Peter Holst in May 2016 and Heiko Bertelmann in May 2017.

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Germany: Real estate and construction

Real estate

Within: Real estate

In the first half of 2017, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Hamburg office increased its bench strength significantly by adding the ‘deal and solution-oriented, experienced and easy-to-deal-withStefan Feuerriegel and Patrick Narr alongside three of counsels and two associates from White & Case LLP. The team has been advising Patrizia on the acquisition, which is partly structured as a forward deal, of a retail portfolio from Newport. In other work, the practice assisted ECE and Strabag with matters pertaining to the development of the MesseCity Köln including hotel leases and the completion of real estate transactions. Other highlights included Thomas Hopf’s advice to Frasers Centrepoint and its subsidiaries on the acquisition of a majority stake in Geneba Properties from Catalyst RE Coöperatief, and Maren Stölting’s assistance of a Swiss pension fund with the acquisition of a mixed portfolio consisting of office, logistics and retail properties.

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