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Raue > The Legal 500 RankingsRaue focuses on litigation in the energy sector, including gas and electricity concession award procedures before the Federal Court of Justice and the repayment of the EEG levy to grid operators. This offer is complemented by regulatory expertise, where the team assists energy suppliers with the development of new business models and infrastructure projects, including the hydrogen sector, as well as experience in advising on transactions and joint ventures; Corporate VC matters are handled in close cooperation with the venture capital practice. Recent growth areas include smart metering, e-mobility and the advice to investors on green investment products. The team is led by Christian von Hammerstein, who covers all contentious and non-contentious energy law matters, he is supported by counsel Peter Roegele (energy law and financial regulatory law) and energy, antitrust and procurement law specialist Hans Heller; the latter made partner in January 2022.
Christian von Hammerstein
‘The team responds immediately when contacted. Very good source of information on the topic at hand. Small but very efficient and effective energy team.’
‘Christian von Hammerstein has excellent industry knowledge and is also well informed about the latest topics. He familiarizes himself well with the topics, both contract drafting and negotiations are excellent. Litigation, if necessary, is also dealt with effectively. Anna von Bremen provides very good support. Pronounced detailed knowledge of the respective process.’
‘The standard way in which they deal with clients is at the highest level because the contact person also has the technical expertise. For us, this point of view is particularly important. Every euro is very well invested in Raue’s advice.’
‘Anna von Bremen provides reliable advice at the highest level. She is able to place her advice in a service-oriented, very understandable and helpful manner. i.e. every advice from Ms. von Bremen brings the desired step forward. The advice can be described as precise.’
‘Bernd Beckmann has been a sparring partner for strategic decisions for years because he understands the renewable energy market and the technical issues very well and is always up-to-date – professionally beyond any doubt.’
‘Raue advises comprehensively. For all our subject areas, we always have a competent contact at our side at a high professional level and with excellent specialist depth.’
‘Thanks to Mr. Roegele’s excellent industry expertise in energy and distribution law, we were able to achieve sensational success by interlinking the two legal areas.’
‘Anna von Bremen: Super lawyer, very precise and correct.’
EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG/Netze BW GmbH
ENGIE Deutschland GmbH
GP JOULE Gruppe
CMB Management GmbH
Donaukraftwerk Jochenstein AG
Dr. Ryll Lab GmbH
Enovos Ener-gie Deutsch-land GmbH
Enovos Renewables GmbH
envia Mitteldeutsche Energie AG
EWS Elektrizitätswerke Schönau eG
FPE Flowerpower Energy GmbH
Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH
MITGAS Mitteldeutsche Gasversorgung GmbH
Priogen Energy B.V./GmbH
Quadra Energy GmbH
Stadt Bad Belzig
Tibber Deutschland GmbH
Trianel Kohlekraftwerk Lünen GmbH & Co. KG
- Advising EnBW on a number of mandates under concession law.
- Advising ENGIE on the drafting and negotiation of a power purchase agreement with BASF.
- Advising GP JOULE on the drafting and negotiation of the power purchase agreement with AIRBUS Helicopters.
‘Dr. Katharina Wodarz: Precise, strong nerves, very familiar with market developments and the regulatory environment.’
‘Great law firm with a very human team and concentrated competence in all areas of health law. The team is characterized by a very practical approach with a great deal of sensitivity for the essentials.’
‘Dr. Maren Bedau: An extremely experienced and knowledgeable partner, guides safely through difficult negotiations and develops innovative solutions for new issues.’
‘Dr. Jörg Adam: Excellent expertise in all medical issues, has well-founded specialist knowledge and is always pleasant to deal with personally.’
‘Dr. Stephanie Wiesner: Extremely competent lawyer, has very well-founded industry-specific knowledge.’
‘Very experienced, technically excellent team.’
‘Wolfgang Kuhla: High professional expertise combined with absolutely good communication.’
‘Very well-rehearsed team that brings up-to-date expertise to the table for every sub-area, even in complex, new situations.’
Deus Health GmbH
Kliniken Nordoberpfalz AG
Sanofi Deutschland GmbH
Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (DHZB)
DRK Kliniken Berlin
Ceotra Vertriebs- & Handels GmbH
Omnicare, Dr. Römer Kliniken GmbH
Zur Rose Pharma GmbH, DocMorris Services NV
DIZG Deutsches Institut für Zell- und Gewebeersatz gGmbH
- Comprehensive advice to DocMorris on setting up the DocMorrisExpress health platform for products sold in pharmacies (including prescription drugs).
- Advising Deus Health on the implementation of an innovative business model in the outpatient healthcare sector.
- Advising Kliniken Nordoberpfalz AG and its subsidiaries on medical and labor law issues.
Media > Press and publishing Tier 1Led by Robert Heine and Jan Hegemann, Raue‘s team advises and represents large press organisations such as Bloomberg and Axel Springer, including affiliated companies, in matters pertaining to free speech and personal rights as well as related contentious proceedings. This is complemented by expertise in interfacing art law and copyright issues. Felix Laurin Stang and Anna-Sophie Hollenders also cover this intersection and are supported by senior associate Lisa Schopp.
Jan Hegemann; Robert Heine
‘Outstanding expertise, independent advice, excellent reputation.’
‘Very high level of expertise and very good service level.’
‘Very good, client-oriented communication, also towards non-lawyers.’
‘Good nerves of steel and a relaxed approach to critical situations, including those that attract public attention.’
‘Mr Hegemann is not only very smart and well-read and an excellent lawyer, he also always remains cool and level-headed. His forecasts are of almost clairvoyant quality and always came true. He is simply the best.’
Zeitsprung Pictures GmbH
Axel Springer SE
B.Z. Ullstein GmbH
- Ongoing advice and legal representation of Axel Springer SE and affiliated companies (BILD GmbH, BZ Ullstein GmbH, WeltN24 GmbH) in legal proceedings and constitutional complaints.
- Ongoing advice on copyright and personal rights to Zeitsprung Pictures GmbH in the filming of contemporary historical material.
- Advising Bloomberg on the script development and film adaptation of A Thousand Lines of Lies.
‘Great collaboration between the different departments, easy accessibility.’
‘Andreas Nelle and Michael Gläsner: Deal-oriented, focused, down-to-earth.’
‘Dr. Jörg Jaecks: Extremely good industry knowledge, creative problem solver, very effective.’
‘Even as a small client, we feel that we are treated on an absolutely equal footing with other clients. Always quick consultations at partner level possible.’
‘Jörg Jaecks shines with extensive expertise and tremendous speed. He has an overall view of the timing of a round of financing and ensures that all stakeholders, including the client, provide their input in good time in order to successfully complete the financing.’
‘Always think entrepreneurially. I just have to explain what I want, never how.’
Berlin Brands Group
Tomorrow’s Education GmbH
Tau ACT GmbH
Signals Invest GmbH
Gesellschafter der Labiotech UG
MeinWunschcatering GmbH (MyMy)
- Advising Volocopter GmbH on its Series E financing round; €170 million was raised in the first closing.
- Joint advice with a Swedish law firm to Prima Materia on a €100 million investment in the Munich AI start-up Helsing.
- Advising the EdTech start-up, which operates an online study platform, on its second round of financing. The round is led by Mediahuis Ventures, the venture capital firm of European media group Mediahuis. Other investors include the UK’s leading education fund Emerge Education and angel investors such as Verena Pausder, Celine Flores Willers and Kai Roemmelt.
Industry focus > Telecoms Tier 3Raue frequently acts in close cooperation with foreign firms and assists with new business models, broadband expansion in the EU and fee regulation matters. Practice head Kornelius Kleinlein is a key contact for the latter. The team also represents telecommunications companies before the Federal Network Agency and in regulatory audits, civil court proceedings in connection with fee issues as well as antitrust infringement proceedings. Other core areas include satellite communications and broadcasting.
‘Raue’s public law team has the ability to quickly adjust to more remote issues and also to understand technical details. They steer you through every process calmly, confidently and at eye level. And that with a good success rate over a long period of time!’
‘Christoph-David Munding always maintains an overview and gets down to business with all matters. At the same time, he manages to concentrate on the essential points and thus keeps the overall effort low. He has been an excellent advisor for almost ten years!’
‘A Berlin team with Berlin characteristics: careful, direct, confident, unconventional.’
Medienanstalt Berlin-Brandenburg (mabb)
Medienanstalt Hamburg Schleswig (MA HSH)
Parfümerie Douglas Deutschland GmbH
Kapsch TrafficCom AG, Wien
Corint Media (vormals VG Media) – Verwertungsgesellschaft
Vereinigte Domstifter zu Merseburg und Naumburg und des Kollegiatstifts Zeitz
MITGAS Mitteldeutsche Gasversorgung GmbH
Apple Retail Germany B.V. & Co.KG
Stadt Bad Belzig
Initiative Musik gGmbH
Caritasverband für das Erzbistum Berlin e.V.
envia Mitteldeutsche Energie AG
Hamburger Hochbahn AG
Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein GmbH
Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe – Anstalt des öffentlichen Rechts – BVG
DAkkS (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH)
IHK Nord Westfalen
IHK Region Stuttgart
IHK Arnsberg, Hellweg-Sauerland
IHK Osnabrück-Emsland-Grafschaft Bentheim
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung
- Advising the media authority Berlin-Brandenburg (mabb) on the ban on broadcasting and distribution of Russian propaganda station RT DE. In December 2021, mabb will initiate media law proceedings against the propaganda broadcaster RT DE operated by the Russian government.
- Advising and representing the Federal Chancellery in legal proceedings brought by a journalist for information about background talks conducted by the Chancellor in 2016.
- Comprehensive advice on art and monument law to the United Cathedral Donors of Merseburg and Naumburg and the Zeitz Collegiate Monastery on the question of whether the erection of a temporary altar in Naumburg Cathedral is compatible with the UNESCO World Heritage status of Naumburg Cathedral.
‘Absolute reliability and commitment.‘
Tegel Projekt GmbH
Onyx Power AG
Stiftung St. Matthäus
Zweite Caurus GmbH
Unternehmensgruppe Max Aicher
Ministerium für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Klimaschutz (MLUK) Brandenburg
CMB Management GmbH
Landesamt für Umwelt Brandenburg
- Advice to the Federal Chancellery on the planning of the extension of the Federal Chancellery in the Chancellery Park. Advice on questions of construction planning, building regulations, nature conservation and green space law.
- Legal advice to the State of Berlin, represented by the state-owned project company Tegel Projekt GmbH, on the planning of the redesign of the site of the former Berlin-Tegel Airport into an innovative commercial, industrial and research location (currently the largest infrastructure project in the State of Berlin). Advice on planning law, planning procedures, the strategic decision between public and private infrastructure and questions of implementation and approval proceedings.
- Representation of the State of Berlin in negotiations with CA Immo AG regarding a comprehensive land swap agreement to acquire and secure the current museum location at Hamburger Bahnhof (Rieckhallen) in an extremely prominent location of the affected land in the immediate vicinity of Berlin Central Station; Advice on planning law, urban development measures and building permit and contaminated site issues.
‘Very well structured, client-oriented.’
‘Professionally competent and personable.’
‘Preliminary work is carried out promptly and reliably. Questions are answered and solved in a practical way.’
Planungsgemeinschaft Neues Gartenfeld
Land Berlin (Tegel Projekt GmbH
Berliner Verkehrsbe-triebe An-stalt des öffentlichen Rechts (BVG
Kapsch TrafficCom AG, Wien
envia Mitteldeutsche Energie AG
MITGAS Mitteldeutsche Gasversorgung GmbH
Z-Catering Berlin GmbH & Co. KG
- Support for the Neues Gartenfeld planning community in a bidding process for the selection of a district utility operator (central heating supply, cooling supply, electricity including tenant electricity, autonomous driving, service water, IT district networks), including extensive negotiations and support for the project developer up to the conclusion of the contract with the bidding consortium ENGIE Germany/GASAG .
- Comprehensive advice to Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe AöR (BVG), among other things on the continuation of the BerlKönig pilot project for the introduction of an app-supported on-demand bus service and the tenders for converting the bus fleet to electric drives.
- Legal advice to the State of Berlin, represented by the state-owned project company Tegel Projekt GmbH, on the redesign planning of today’s Berlin-Tegel Airport into an innovative commercial, industrial and research location.
‘The entire team is well-established and customer-oriented.’
‘Stefanie Rzeniecki has always won us over with her constant availability, deep understanding and pragmatic solutions. In particular, the deal orientation should be emphasized here.’
‘Stefanie Rzeniecki understands how to solve deadlocked negotiations and move them forward with good approaches. If required, contracts are provided in an extremely short time with very high quality. The availability is very good.’
Planungsgemeinschaft Das Neue Gartenfeld GmbH & Co.KG
HAMBURG TEAM Investment Management GmbH (HTIM)
Tegel Projekt GmbH
Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) AöR
ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg eV
Values Institutional. Invest GmbH
- Advice to the planning association Das Neue Gartenfeld GmbH & Co.KG on the implementation of the structured bidding process and on the subsequent contract negotiations under real estate law.
- Advice to HAMBURG TEAM Investment Management GmbH on the purchase of several senior housing projects.
- Advising the State of Berlin, represented by the state-owned project company Tegel Projekt GmbH, on planning the redesign of the site of today’s Berlin-Tegel Airport into an innovative commercial, industrial and research location.
Germany > Antitrust Tier 6Raue's antitrust advice focuses on transaction-related merger controls, compliance and damages claims. The team has in-depth knowledge of the energy, media and healthcare sectors, with the latter recently increasingly being applied in advising healthcare providers and pharmaceutical companies. Berlin-based cartel damages compensation expert Michael Bergmann heads the unit, which also includes energy specialists Christian von Hammerstein and Bernd Beckmann as well as Hans Heller, who made partner in January 2022 and also focuses on the energy sector.
‘The Raue team impresses with many years of reliability and quality. An antitrust market overview was also compiled in a very short time. The type and scope of the matter was always geared to our needs.’
‘Michael Bergmann did an outstanding job and looked after us as an individual professionally and tailored to our requirements right from the start. At the same time, he put together a team that delivered desired results in the shortest possible time. I look forward to further projects with Michael Bergmann.’
‘Raue’s team combines many years of experience in antitrust matters with a very creative and modern approach and is therefore best in class when it comes to new and challenging antitrust cases. In addition, the very pleasant cooperation should be emphasized.’
‘Solid, sound advice and representation in court.’
‘Michael Bergmann: Absolutely competent and committed advice, available in every situation, very high level of expertise, creative and goal-oriented advice, development of perfect compliance solutions, even in very complex issues. Absolutely perfect and with integrity. Very long cooperation.’
‘In-depth legal knowledge of antitrust law paired with a lot of experience. Are available and proactive.’
‘Bernd Beckmann: You can also discuss obscure legal issues with him in a solution-oriented manner.’
‘Great understanding of operational and economic needs.’
Chal-Tec GmbH / Berlin Brands Group
DB Barnsdale AG (Tochter der Deutschen Bahn AG)
Sonae Arauco Deutschland GmbH
eBay Marktplatz GmbH
envia Mittel-deutsche Energie AG
MITGAS Mitteldeutsche Gasversorgung GmbH
- Advice on merger control law and representation of e-commerce group Berlin Brands Group (BBG) in merger control proceedings of the European Commission on the entry of the investor Bain Capital.
- Representing DB Barnsdale AG in a damages claim against the participants in the so-called air freight cartel.
- Defending Sonae Arauco Deutschland GmbH against two cartel damages claims in the wake of the wood-based materials cartel.
Other key lawyers:
‘Very uncomplicated and helpful.’
Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
Deus Health GmbH
Dentsu Aegis Network
Einstein Kaffee Rösterei
Lilou Sp. Zo.o.
Deutsches Institut für Zell- und Gewebeersatz GmbH
Liqid Investments GmbH
- Representing Sony Music Entertainment in competition and trade mark matters in connection with the brand Die Drei ???.
- Representation of Sky in all registering matters in Germany, in particular opposition proceedings, out-of-court disputes, trade mark cancellation proceedings; legal representation in a pan-European injunctive relief and damages claim against Skyworth / Metz for infringement of the SKY trade mark before the LG Mannheim.
Germany > Employment Tier 7In addition to traditional individual and collective employment advice, Raue offers assistance with mergers, company pension schemes and employment law compliance as well as with industrial constitution law and intersectional social security issues. The group also takes on contentious matters; here, co-practice head Judith Heyn is increasingly instructed by stakeholders from the healthcare sector. Insolvency-related restructuring represents another core competence of the team and of co-practice head Sascha Herms in particular.
Other key lawyers:
‘The team is responsive and serves English-speaking clients very well.’
‘They have in-depth legal knowledge and are a pleasure to work with.’
NORMA Germany GmbH
Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
DAkkS (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmBH)
Omnicare Beteiligungen GmbH
Berliner Ensemble GmbH
BT Berlin Transport GmbH
BVG Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe
Hochland SE/Hochland Deutschland GmbH
Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker
Walter de Gruyter GmbH
- Advising NORMA Germany GmbH as part of the Get on Track restructuring project on the closure of the plant in Gerbershausen (Thuringia).
- Advising the German Heart Center Berlin on its merger with Berlin University Hospital Charité and the merger of respective subsidiaries.
- Comprehensive advice on employment law and social security law for Hochland SE/ Hochland Deutschland GmbH, including the implementation of a compliance management system, the conclusion of company agreements for IT systems and litigation.
It is part of the Raue spirit to recognize and respect the uniqueness of every employee and every client, regardless of origin, skin color, age, gender, sexual orientation or identity. In our management committees, we strive for a variety of perspectives because we are convinced that this can enhance the quality of management decisions.
We attach importance to increasing the proportion of women in management positions and support them on their way, e.g. with special career training for women. Women make up 39 percent of our associates, 38 percent of our counsel and 29 percent of partners (including associate partners). There are 25 percent female partners on the management board of Raue.
Corporate Social Responsibility/Pro Bono
Raue encourages its partners and associates to use their skills for the common good and to help individuals in particular need of assistance, also without remuneration. Our professional attitude as attorneys is underpinned by our willingness to give back to our communities, and we foster the pro bono activities our attorneys pursue. This means that wherever we serve a client pro bono, our work will meet the same high standards that apply to any other services we provide. We are willing to lend support to those in need who would otherwise not be able to afford adequate legal advice, and whose cause convinces us that our work will contribute to the good of the community. Our firm is a founding member of Pro Bono Deutschland e.V., the first German association of leading corporate law firms promoting pro-bono legal advice and encouraging attorneys to volunteer their services.
Another component of our CSR commitment is the Peter Raue Preis. With the Peter Raue Preis, the corporate law firm Raue supports individuals or institutions who set an outstanding example of social, civic or cultural commitment. The award, which is endowed with 10,000 euros, was awarded for the first time in 2021. With the Peter Raue Preis, the law firm picks up on the values the vigor and the enthusiasm of its namesake partner Prof. Dr. Peter Raue. The lawyers of the law firm Raue feel committed to his example. The choice of name for this award pays tribute to his outstanding involvement as a citizen of the city of Berlin, as a lawyer and as a promoter of the arts and the common welfare.
Further information at https://raue.com/en/peter-raue-preis/
Press Releases21st August 2023 Berlin, 15 August 2023 - Raue, together with Büro Dr. Vogel, advised the pharmaceutical manufacturer DR. KADE on the sale of its former production site in Konstanz, Germany.
Götz Valien Successfully Sues with Raue for Recognition of Co-Authorship of the “Paris Bar” Paintings21st August 2023 Berlin, 11 August 2023 – The law firm Raue successfully represented Berlin-based artist Götz Valien in proceedings before the Copyright Chamber of the Munich I Regional Court,
21st August 2023 Berlin, 9 August 2023 - Raue successfully represented integration and Islamism expert Ahmad Mansour against the online magazine "Hyphen" and obtained a cease-and-desist order.
25th July 2023 Berlin, 23 June 2023 – Raue has advised green energy company LichtBlick on its successful investment in wind farm project developer Eventus Wind. LichtBlick has acquired 50 percent of the shares in the Münster-based company, marking another milestone on the way to expanding its own generation portfolio.
25th July 2023 Berlin, 12 May 2023 – Raue advised Elysium Solar GmbH in negotiations with CommerzReal and its impact fund Klimavest regarding an agri-photovoltaic project developed by Elyisum near Berlin.
25th July 2023 Berlin, 26 April 2023 – Sonic Healthcare Germany has signed a binding agreement to acquire Medizinische Laboratorien Düsseldorf (MLD). MLD is one of the leading laboratories in the Düsseldorf area,
25th July 2023 Berlin, 14 July 2023 - Raue advised the Hamburg-based hydrogen company HH2E AG on the investment of the infrastructure fund Foresight in the hydrogen project in Lubmin developed by HH2E. As part of the transaction,
Raue Advises Sonic Healthcare on the Acquisition of the Institute for Pathology & Cytology Rhein-Sieg25th July 2023 Berlin, July 3, 2023 - Sonic Healthcare Germany has signed an agreement to acquire the Institute for Pathologie & Zytologie Rhein-Sieg. The institute cooperates with several hospitals and numerous phy-sicians in private practice in the region for quality-assured histological, cytological and molecular pathological diagnostics in almost all medical specialties.
25th July 2023 Berlin, 4 April 2023 – Sonic Healthcare Germany has signed binding agreements to acquire the Diag-nosticum Group of laboratories. The Diagnosticum Group provides services in the fields of laboratory medicine, microbiology, pathology and human genetics at nine locations in south-eastern Germany.
25th July 2023 Berlin, 22 February 2023 – Raue is expanding its corporate and transactional team with the addition of Dr. Nadine Hartung as an equity partner on 1 March 2023. Dr. Nadine Hartung specializes in corpo-rate and M&A advice in the healthcare sector and was previously a partner with McDermott Will & Emery in Munich.
25th July 2023 Berlin, 21 June 2023 - Raue also advised EdTech startup Tomorrows Education GmbH on its Series A financing round.
14th February 2023 Raue represented the three great-granddaughters and sole heirs of the estate of Rainer Maria Rilke (deceased 29 December 1926) in the sales negotiations with the German Literature Archive Marbach. Aim of the negotiations was to sell the entire Rilke archive, which is owned by the Rilke heirs and has been excellently processed, to the Literary Archives. The purchase price was raised from public funds (Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Baden-Württemberg and the Berthold Leibinger, Carl Friedrich von Siemens and Wüstenrot Foundations).
14th February 2023 Raue has advised TOBIS, one of Germany's leading independent production companies and film distributors, on the formation of a joint venture with LEGENDARY Entertainment, an American film studio.
14th February 2023 Raue advised Berlin-based allmyhomes GmbH, a platform for the data-based marketing of owner-occupied apartments, on a joint venture in Austria. allmyhomes holds a 75 percent stake in AMH AT GmbH (in future allmyhomes Austria GmbH), which was founded together with allmyhomes Venture Partner AT GmbH, an association of local real estate experts from Austria.
14th February 2023 Raue has elected Associate Partner Anna von Bremen to Equity Partner effective from 1 January 2023. In addition, Dr Peter Roegele has been appointed Associate Partner.
Götz Valien Sues the Estate Martin Kippenberger for Acknowledgement of Co-Authorship of the “Paris Bar” Paintings2nd August 2022 Berlin, 4 July 2022 – The law firm Raue has filed an action on behalf of the Berlin-based artist Götz Valien before the Copyright Chamber of the Regional Court of Munich against the Martin Kippenberger Estate, which manages the copyright estate of Martin Kippenberger and publishes the artist's catalog raisonné. The action is directed at prohibiting the estate from any exploitation of the so-called "Paris Bar" paintings without naming Götz Valien as co-author.
28th June 2022 Raue advised VALUES Real Estate on the acquisition of an office building with the Hilden Job Centre as main tenant for its VALUES Public Sector fund. The seller of the property is Auric Investment. Raue also advised VALUES Real Estate on the acquisition of a kindergarten for the institutional daycare fund VALUES Daycare Invest.
28th June 2022 Raue comprehensively advised the Hamburg-based hydrogen company HH2E AG on an equity financing. With HydrogenOne and Foresight, two private equity investors are taking a stake in the green energy company HH2E. The HH2E founders and board members retain the majority of the shares.
19th April 2022 Raue advises Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe AöR (BVG) on the tender and approval of the new digital call-bus sharing service for Berlin. BVG has now awarded the contract to the Via company for a service in eastern parts of the city.
19th April 2022 Raue Law Firm is awarding the Peter Raue Prize this October for the second year in a row. Applications are being now collected. The deadline for entries is May 31, 2022.
1st April 2022 Raue comprehensively advised German Urban Air Mobility (UAM) provider Volocopter on its Series E funding round with a volume of 153 million euros. Volocopter intends to use the new the money raised to assist with the certification of Volocopter’s electric passenger air taxi and to accelerate Volocopter’s commercial launch in first cities worldwide.
1st April 2022 Raue hat das deutsche Flugtaxi-Unternehmen Volocopter umfassend bei einer Series E-Finanzierungsrunde im Volumen von 153 Millionen Euro beraten. Volocopter plant, mit dem neuen Kapital die Zertifizierung des elektrischen Passagierflugtaxis und die Markteinführung in ersten Städten zu beschleunigen.
4th March 2022 Raue advised Zeitsprung on the production of the feature film "Lieber Thomas" (Dear Thomas) The film has been shortlisted for the German Film Award.
1st March 2022 As of March 1, Raue is further expanding its real estate law practice with the arrival of Associate Partner Stefanie Rzeniecki. Stefanie Rzeniecki joins Raue from EY Law in Berlin, where she advised as Associate Partner on real estate law since mid-2019.
24th February 2022 Raue has advised the EdTech startup Tomorrow’s Education GmbH on its seed financing round. The round is led by Mediahuis Ventures, the venture capital firm of European media group Mediahuis. Other investors include the leading UK Education Fund Emerge Education and angel investors like Verena Pausder, Celine Flores Willers, and Kai Roemmelt.
15th February 2022 Raue advised Zeitsprung on the production of the Documentary „The Schettino Files".
15th February 2022 Raue advised the Swiss Life ESG Health Care Germany fund on the acquisition of two medical centres in Mannheim and Heidelberg from Heidelberg-based project developer Erhard & Stern.
15th February 2022 Raue hat den Swiss Life ESG Health Care Germany Fonds beim Erwerb von zwei Ärztehäusern in Mannheim und Heidelberg vom Heidelberger Projektentwickler Erhard & Stern beraten.
15th February 2022 Raue, together with Swedish partner law firm Cederquist, comprehensively advised Prima Materia on a 100 million euros investment in Munich-based AI start-up Helsing. The investment is still subject to investment approval by the relevant authorities.
15th February 2022 Raue advised the shareholders of Labiotech UG (haftungsbeschränkt), which operates an independent news media covering European biotech innovation, on the sale to Inova, the leading biopharma partnering platform.
24th January 2022 Raue has elected Counsel Dr. Hans Heller to Equity Partner effective from 01. January 2022. Two senior associates were appointed as counsels.
19th January 2022 Raue has comprehensively advised the planning consortium "Das Neue Gartenfeld" on the legal planning for the model quarter of the future Das Neue Gartenfeld in Berlin-Spandau. For this purpose, ENGIE Deutschland and GASAG are forming a joint venture and investing a double-digit million sum in the development of sustainable solutions for energy, mobility and digitalisation. Both energy service providers have now signed the contract for the realisation of the new Gartenfeld district with the developers, Planungsgemeinschaft Das Neue Gartenfeld GmbH & Co.KG. The development plan is expected to be approved at the end of 2022.
19th January 2022 On October 1, the six-part documentary series COLONIA DIGNIDAD. EINE DEUTSCHE SEKTE IN CHILE, a co-production of LOOKSfilm, Netflix, WDR, SWR, ARTE, Canal 13, and Surreal Films will launch on Netflix.
19th January 2022 Raue advised energy system provider GP JOULE on the conclusion of a power purchase agreement (PPA) for regional solar power with Airbus Helicopters in Donauwörth. The PPA, as signed by both companies, will secure long-term low electricity prices for Airbus, thereby strengthening its Donauwörth plant and helping to reduce the company's CO2 emissions.
19th January 2022 Raue advised the French energy group ENGIE SA on the conclusion of a renewable energy power supply contract for the chemical group BASF. Both companies signed a corresponding Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), which is to run for 25 years.
4th November 2021 Raue advised Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) AöR, Germany’s largest local transport company, on the acquisition of a 42.000 sqm transport logistics site in Berlin from a private operator. In addition to the property and real estate, the acquisition also included substantial transport infrastructure and employees.
27th August 2021 Raue comprehensively advised proptech start-up Tiko Real Estate Technologies ("Tiko") on its US$65 million Series A financing round. The financing round was led by the digital tech fund and private investor network of btov Partners. Tiko's shareholder base includes other well-known venture capital investors such as Rocket Internet and business angels. The equity financing round was accompanied by a debt investor. Tiko's innovative tech platform allows any homeowner to sell their house in a few days. This is done using a data-driven valuation algorithm. The financing round ensures Tiko's continued rapid growth. The capital raised will be used to further strengthen Tiko's data-driven valuation algorithm and to continue the international expansion beyond its home market of Spain. Raue advised Tiko on all German law aspects of the financing round especially on all corporate issues. About Tiko Tiko is a Proptech company, launched in 2018 in Spain by its founder and CEO, Sina Afra, and co-founders Ana Villanueva, Can Günay and Paco Sahuquillo. Today, Tiko is present in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao, Malaga and Seville. With an ambitious expansion plan in Europe, its model is based on applying technology to the real estate sector. The key to its rapid success is its technology platform, which only needs homeowners to fill out a short form to send them a purchase offer within 24 hours. Advisors to Tiko: Raue, Berlin (German Law): Prof. Dr. Andreas Nelle (Partner, Lead, Corporate/M&A, PE/VC), Dr. Michael Gläsner (Counsel, Corporate/M&A, PE/VC).
27th August 2021 Raue advised Turin-based technology start-up Tau ACT GmbH („Tau“) on an extension of its Series A- financing round to raise a further 10.25 million euros. Investment company Finindus N.V., founded by the international steel group ArcelorMittal S.A. and the Flemish Region, joined Tau as a new investor. In addition, various existing shareholders, including the German specialty chemicals company ALTANA, took the opportunity for further investments. Raue had already comprehensively advised Tau in its Series A financing round in 2020 and in February 2021. Raue advised Tau on all corporate and tax issues related to the financing round. About Tau Focused on applications for automotive, energy and agriculture, Tau makes protective coatings for copper, aluminum and steel wire more durable, resistant and light. Tau’s proprietary DryCycle and LILIT technologies meet the demands of electrical automotive engineering for ever smaller, lighter and yet more powerful and reliable electric motors. DryCycle technology offers higher performance, greater sustainability and stronger reliability in wire enameling. By using only solvent-free polymers, DryCycle reduces the production of harmful VOC during the coating process and lowers carbon dioxide emissions. Tau has offices in Turin (Italy), Moscow (Russia) and Berlin (Germany). Advisor to Tau, Berlin Raue, Berlin: Prof. Dr. Andreas Nelle (Partner, Lead, Corporate/M&A, PE/VC), Dr. Friedhelm Unverdorben (Partner, Tax), Dr. Michael Gläsner (Counsel, Corporate/M&A, PE/VC), Susann Steinecke (Associate, Tax).
15th March 2021 Raue, together with BGH attorney Dr. Peter Rädler, secured a historic victory for GASAG/NBB. On 9 March 2021, the Cartel Panel of the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) handed down its decision that the State of Berlin is bound to award the tendered concession for the operation of the gas supply network in Berlin to NBB Netzgesellschaft Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH & Co. KG, the network subsidiary of GASAG, the Berlin-based utility.
24th March 2020 Berlin, 24. März 2020 - Raue comprehensively advised Tau, the Turin-based e-mobility and advanced materials venture, on its Series A-financing round led by a EUR 4.5 million investment of German specialty chemicals company Altana.
13th March 2020 With effect from 1 January, Raue elected Friedhelm Unverdorben as partner. In addition, seven senior associates are promoted to the newly created counsel position. Four associates have been appointed senior associates.
13th March 2020 According to the recently published azur100 ranking, Raue is one of the TOP employers for lawyers in Germany and was able to move up to the 42nd place.
Legal Developments20th January 2020 With the sentence of the 26th of September 2019, cause C-63/18, the European Court of Justice has held the Italian legislation that limits, in a general and abstract manner, the portion of a contract that the tenderer is authorised to subcontract to third parties, as non-compatible with European law in subject of public contracts.
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