Jones Day

Jones Day
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When Jones Day opened its Frankfurt Office in 1991, it was one of the first U.S. law firms with an office in Germany. Since then, the Frankfurt Office has developed from a small operation focusing on mergers and acquisitions into a full-service office, with more than 45 professionals practicing in all areas of law relevant to businesses. Situated in one of Europe's main business and financial centers, the Frankfurt Office, jointly with the Firm's Dusseldorf and Munich Office, serves the entire German market. Our lawyers also work closely with a network of law firms in the countries of Eastern Europe and Scandinavia to serve our clients' needs in those jurisdictions.

We advise German and international corporate clients in fields such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and insolvency, banking and finance, antitrust and competition, capital markets, intellectual property (prosecution, litigation, and evaluation), and private equity and venture capital transactions. Other main areas of practice include real estate and real estate finance, information technology and communications law, labor and employment law, including German employees' invention law, and German and international litigation and arbitration. Our legal skills go hand-in-hand with specific industry experience in sectors such as automotive, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and chemicals. We have substantial experience structuring and implementing cross-border, multijurisdictional, and multidisciplinary projects and collaborate seamlessly with lawyers in the Firm's other offices on four continents. The technical skills of our patent attorneys focus on mechanical, electrical, and software engineering.

Complementing our international approach, our Frankfurt lawyers have solid ties to the local business community. Conveniently located in Frankfurt's business district, the office regularly hosts seminars and discussion forums. We are an active member of the German-American Chamber of Commerce and support the activities of the Institute for Law and Finance of the Goethe University in Frankfurt.

Areas of Practice:
Real Estate
Real Estate Finance
Information Technology and Communications Law
Labor and Employment Law
Mergers and Acquisitions
Published Works:
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Closing European Pension Plans to Future Accrual, 2012

Treasury Issues Proposed Regulations on the Information Reporting and Withholding Tax Provisions of FATCA, 2012

Germany, 2012

European Real Estate Practice, 2012

European Employee Benefits, 2012

European Practice, 2012

German Antitrust Practice, 2012

Antitrust Alert: European Union General Court Grants Access to the European Commission’s Files to Private Antitrust Plaintiff, 2011

European Court of Justice Defines the "Informed User" Relevant in Community Design Registration Matters, 2011

Antitrust Alert: German Government Proposes New Cartel Act, 2011

Nordic Practice, 2011

Global Stock Plans Update, 2011

German Labor and Employment News, 2011

German Supreme Court on Antitrust Damages Actions: Indirect Purchasers Have Standing, Defendants May Invoke Passing-On Defense, EuroWatch, 2011

Antitrust Alert: German Court Holds Indirect Purchasers Have Standing, Defendants May Invoke Passing-On Defense, 2011

European Life Sciences, 2011

European Intellectual Property, 2011

Trademark Marking in Europe: What Symbols to Use and When, 2011

European Patent Prosecution, 2011

German Intellectual Property, 2011

Antitrust Alert: German Federal Cartel Office Prohibits Online Video Platform Joint Venture Proposed by RTL and Pro7Sat1, 2011

Antitrust Alert: EU Court Advisor Recommends that Prohibition on Internet Sales Be Per Se Infringement, 2011

European Real Estate Tax, 2011

German M&A and Private Equity News, 2011

Antitrust Alert: European Union Renews Consideration of Collective Redress, 2011

Antitrust Alert: German High Court Rules Companies Have Standing To Sue Against Illegal State Aid To Competitors, 2011

New EPO Information Disclosure Requirements Entering into Effect on January 1, 2011, 2010

German M&A and Private Equity News, 2010

German Labor and Employment News, 2010

German Labor and Employment News, 2010

International Litigation & Arbitration – Europe, 2010

Antitrust Alert: European Court of Justice Upholds Judgment That EU Legal Professional Privilege Does Not Extend to In-house Lawyers, 2010

European Product Liability and Recall, 2010

Patent Prosecution Highways: Accelerating the Patent Examination Process, 2010

Enlarged Board of Appeal: The EPO's Case Law on Computer-Implemented Inventions Is Consistent, 2010

Border Control Measures in the European Union: A Strong Weapon Against Product Piracy and Patent Infringement, 2010

Antitrust Alert: ECJ Advocate General Recommends That Court Not Extend EU Legal Privilege Protection to In-house Lawyers, 2010

Antitrust Alert: European Commission Adopts New Regulation and Guidance for Distribution Agreements, 2010

G1/07: EPO Enlarged Board Rules on Methods of Surgery, 2010

Antitrust Alert: Court Corrects Cartel Fining Practice of German Cartel Office, 2010

What Changes Will the New Government Introduce to Employment Laws in Germany?, 2010

Information Disclosure Requirements in Relation to European Patent Applications, 2010

Pension Issues on Asset Transfers: A European Perspective, 2010

Who Owns the Company?, Eurowatch, Vol. 21, No. 22, 2009

German M&A and Private Equity News, 2009

German Labor and Employment News, 2009

Antitrust Alert: German Federal Cartel Office steps up the enforcement against resale price maintenance, 2009

Antitrust Alert: New German government's roadmap could change antitrust rules for large firms in Germany, 2009

German Labor and Employment News, 2009

European Labour & Employment Law, 2009

European Labor & Employment Law Update, 2009

German M&A and Private Equity News, 2009

Acquisition of German Publicly Traded Companies: Legal Framework and Practical Experience, 2009

German Labor and Employment News, 2009

Antitrust Alert: New Notification Threshold in Germany Reduces Risks to Offshore Transactions, 2009

Antitrust Alert: New Legislation Sends Mixed Signals for German Merger Control and International Transactions, 2009

German Labor and Employment News, 2009

German M&A and Private Equity News, 2009

Antitrust Alert: German Cartel Office Imposes "Gun Jumping" Fine for Merger of Two U.S. Companies, 2008

German Merger Control and International Transactions - Mixed Signals, At Best, International Antitrust Bulletin, Vol. 4, 2008

Suppliers’ rights in the insolvency of a German company, In House Lawyer, 2008

Germany Adopts Its Own Rescue Package for Financial Institutions, 2008

UPDATE: The German Plavix Case: Loopholes in European Data Protection?, 2008

German Labor and Employment News, 2008

German M&A and Private Equity News, 2008

European Labor & Employment Law Update, 2008

The German Plavix Case: Loopholes in European Data Protection?, 2008

German M&A and Private Equity News, 2008

German Labor and Employment News, 2008

Europe's Unwelcome Scheme to Make Aviation Go Green, Jones Day Airlines and Aviation News Blast, 2008

European Labor & Employment Law Update, 2008

German Merger Control Enforcement in International Transactions, The Deal International, 2008

German Labor and Employment News, 2008

European Labor & Employment Law Update, 2008

German Federal Supreme Court Decides on Set-Aside of Global Assignment of Trade Receivables, 2008

German Transfer Pricing Rules in Practice, 2007

European law: packing it in, European Food and Feed Law Review, Issue 6/2007, 2007

German Labor and Employment News, 2007

Extraterritorial Application of the USA PATRIOT Act and Related Regimes: Issues for European Banks Operating in the United States, Privacy & Data Security Law Journal, 2007

German Business Restructuring and Reorganization News, 2007

German Labor and Employment News, 2007

Real Estate Investment Trusts: A New Investment Tool for the Secondary German Real Estate Market, 2007

Hyperinflation in the Construction Industry: European 'Hardship' Principles Versus the American Doctrine of Impracticability of Performance, The Journal of The American College of Construction Lawyers, 2007

Focus on Europe: Recent Developments Affecting Distressed Asset Investors and Lenders in Germany, 2007

German Business Restructuring and Reorganization News, 2007

German Labor and Employment News, 2007

German Tax Law: The New Rules Limiting Interest Deductions, 2007

German Labor and Employment News, 2007

German Labor and Employment News, 2006

German Labor and Employment News, 2006

Corporate Acquisitions Through Debt-Equity Swaps in Germany, 2006

New Immunity Guidelines for Cartels in Germany (reprinted in World Trade Executive, Competition and Antitrust Law & Practice in Europe, Second Edition, May 2007, 73-78; and ICFAI Journal of International Business Law, Vol. V No. 4, October 2006, 64-68), 2006

Absatzwirtschaft, Exklusivkommentar "Abwehr von Plagiaten", 2006

German Labor and Employment News, 2006

Filing a Divisional Application in Europe: A Risky Endeavor?, 2006

German Labor and Employment News, 2006

Global Focus: European Distressed Debt Market, 2005

German Labor and Employment News, 2005

German Labor and Employment News, 2005

Enlightened New Euro Rule Helps Cross-Border Relocation: Initiative, magazine of the German-British Chamber of Industry & Commerce, 2005

German Labor and Employment News, 2005

European financial markets: do they need a single regulator?, 2005

German Labor and Employment News, 2005

German Labor and Employment News, 2004

Gaps and bridges: transatlantic cooperation, The 2005 European Antitrust Review, Global Competition Review special report, 2004

German Labor and Employment News, 2004

Focus Abroad: Corporate Insolvency in Germany, 2004

Acquisition of German Publicly Traded Companies - An Introduction to the Legal Framework, 2004

German Labor and Employment News, 2004

German Labor and Employment News, 2004

German Tax Package 2004: A Summary, 2004

Investment in the German Distressed Debt Market, 2004

The German Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act and Related Regulations: Bilingual Edition with an Introduction to the Law, 2003

International Tax Briefing: New Documentation Obligations in Germany for International Transfer Pricing, 2003

Group Taxation in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States, 2002

German Tax Reforms of 2000 and 2001, 2002

German Tax Practice, 2001

European Private Equity, 2001

Representative Cases:
ABB receives antitrust clearance for $4.2 billion acquisition of Baldor Electric (2011)
Abbott acquires Facet Biotech for $722 million (2010)
Abbott Labs acquires Advanced Medical Optics for $2.8 billion (2009)
Abbott Labs acquires BASF Pharma (2009)
Abbott Labs acquires Kanoldt Arzneimittel GmbH (2009)
Abellio acquires Robert Haas
ABM acquires The Linc Group for $300 million (2010)
ABN AMRO and other banks complete €1 billion of notes in an offering by Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank
Airline association files complaint before EC concerning European Groundhandling Directive (2010)
Airline catering company defends litigation concerning German airports' groundhandling service charges (2010)
Alcan established a joint venture with Lanxide Corp.
Allegheny Technologies secures German competition law clearance for VSMPO joint venture (2009)
Alliant Techsystems acquires Thiokol Propulsion (2009)
AOL obtains U.S., EU antitrust clearance for Netscape and Sun Microsystems transactions (2009)
Attachmate acquires Novell for $2.2 billion (2010)
Aurora Capital acquires Alltub Group (2012)
Automotive parts supplier refinances its senior and subordinated debt
Banc of America and other banks underwrite public offering of $1 billion of Global Bonds due 2010 by Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank of Global Benchmark
Barclays Bank, Credit Suisse and HSBC Bank complete $1 billion public offering of 5% Notes by Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank (2009)
Barclays, BNP Paribas and UBS complete $1 billion public offering of 4.875% Global Bonds due 2015, Global Benchmark, SEC Registered
Bayer AG acquires Icon Genetics (2009)
Bayer AG sells GE Bayer Silicones for $604 million (2009)
Bayer AG sells Rhein Chemie Rheinau
Bayer CropScience acquires U.S. agricultural biotech company Athenix for $400 million (2009)
Bayer HealthCare obtains approval from German FCO to sell diagnostics division to Kimball Electronics (2009)
Bayer obtains antitrust clearance for MEDRAD affiliate to acquire Possis Medical (2009)
Bayer secures worldwide antitrust approval for Visible Genetics acquisition (2009)
Bear Stearns and others underwrite $1 billion of Global Bonds public offering by Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank
Bell Microproducts acquired by Avnet for $594 million (2010)
Berlin-based stock corporation successfully restructures bonds under new Bond Restructuring Act
Bertelsmann AG establishes joint venture in Hong Kong among Bertelsmann, Henry Chow and Pan Asia Compact Disc International Ltd.
BNP Paribas and Morgan Stanley complete offering of $750 million of Notes by Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank from its Euro Medium Term Note Programme.
BNP Paribas leases new German headquarters (2009)
Bobst acquires Germany's Fischer & Krecke Group (2009)
Bridgestone acquires Bandag for $1 billion (2009)
Bridgestone acquires Belgian tire mold manufacturer Mecamold (2009)
Bridgestone obtains European competition law approval for Nokian Tyres transaction (2009)
Bridgestone's collaborations with Continental and Bosch comply with European and U.S. antitrust laws (2009)
Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy ("BASCAP") receives assistance in assessing existing intellectual property systems, the respective underlying statutory provisions under German law, and the right to assert claims
CANOPUS Foundation's disputed nonprofit, tax-exempt status is successfully defended (2009)
Cardinal Health acquires Biosigna GmbH
Cascades completes a Rule 144A & Regulation S offering of $450 million of Senior Notes with back-end exchange offer (2009)
Cascades merges with Reno De Medici (2009)
Cerberus Partners acquires non-performing loan portfolio from Bayerische Landesbank (2009)
Cerberus Partners and Goldman Sachs acquire Wittur (2009)
Chevron wins antitrust clearance for its acquisition of Unocal (2009)
Citigroup Global, Dresdner Bank and J.P. Morgan underwrite public offering of $1.25 billion of Global Bonds by Landwirschaftliche Rentenbank (2009)
Cleveland-Cliffs forms Robe River Iron Ore joint venture
Communications Technology Company establish Ukrainian telecom joint venture
Credit Suisse First Boston and JPMorgan complete €1 billion offering of notes
DAB sells FondsServiceBank to Fondsdepot Bank (2009)
Daiichi Pharmaceutical merges with Sankyo Co. (2009)
Daiichi Sankyo acquires generic-drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories for $4.6 billion (2009)
Dana Corp sells interest in GETRAG for $205 million (2009)
Dana Corporation sells joint venture equity interests to Getrag (2011)
Dana securitizes receivables (2009)
Deutsche Bank acquires French real estate portfolio
Deutsche Bank and others underwrite $1.5 billion public offering of notes by Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank (2009)
Deutsche Bank, UBS and Nomura underwrite $1.5 billion global bond public offering by Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank
Deutsche Telekom subsidiary purchases stock in private placement by Cost Xpert
Deutsche Wohnen squeezed out minority shareholders in Haus und Heim Wohnungsbau-Aktiengesellschaft
Diversified multinational company obtains worldwide antitrust approvals to acquire KoSa (2009)
Diversified multinational company receives worldwide competition law clearance for its acquisition of DuPont's INVISTA (2009)
Diversified multinational company secures antitrust clearance for $13.2 billion acquisition of Georgia-Pacific (2009)
Dresdner Bank, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley complete public offering of $1 billion 4.375% Notes due 2013 issued under Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank's EUR 50 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme
Eastman Chemical acquires Hercules' resins and rosins business (2009)
Eckes completes sale of spirits operation to Oaktree Capital (2009)
EDF sells minority equity stakes to Fluxys and Total in Dunkerque to develop largest new LNG terminal in Europe (2011)
EDS sells business unit of A.T. Kearney
Electricité de France sells ASA Abfall Service for $269 million (2009)
Elekta signs agreement to acquire CMS (2009)
EMME S.A. acquires BMS Modern Games Handelsagentur GmbH
E-Plus prevails in litigation concerning German 4G spectrum auction
ERICO acquires the Business of Johann Sauer Eisenwarenfabrik GmbH & Co.
ERICO sells production facilities of ERICO GmbH (2009)
EuroConex Technologies acquires Citibank European Merchant Acquiring Services (2009)
EuroStoxx 50 company establishes pension for employees
Exide Technologies issues $675 million of 8 5/8% Senior Notes in Rule 144A offering; issues tender offer for Senior Notes; and amends and restates $200 million ABL lending facility (2011)
Exide Technologies obtains $495 million lending facility (2009)
Finnish industrial group in arbitration with a private investor group over the sale of a group of companies (2009)
Förderverein ExperiMINTa, a scientific museum, receives assistance in defending against abuse and unfair exploitation of its name, as well as advice on human resource issues (2010)
Fortis Bank, ING Belgium and Dexia Banque complete offering of ISK $2 billion of Notes by Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank
Foseco forms joint venture between Holding B.V. and Verreries e Gobbe Hocquemiller S.A
France Télécom restructures interest in MobilCom (2009)
Francisco Partners portfolio company acquires Celarix
Frankfurt's NGO Sozialwerk Main Taunus creates new homes for mentally handicapped people
French manufacturer of glass inspection devices defends validity of German counterpart of European patent involving a dot code reading module for glass inspection devices
Galileo International acquired by Cendant for $3.4 billion (2009)
GenCorp acquires Atlantic Research propulsion business (2009)
German air cargo carrier reviews legal issues concerning airport fees and airport noise regulation (2010)
German airline prevails in landmark European Court of Justice decision invalidating airport concession fees for groundhandling services (2010)
German cement manufacturer cleared in antitrust investigation (2009)
German energy company bids on North Sea exploration project
German energy company participates in North Sea exploration project
German non-profit organization that assists persons with handicaps or mental illnesses, outgrows their current location and begins work towards building larger facility (2009)
Glitnir Banki takes part in financial restructuring of drug distribution group
GM obtains antitrust clearance for acquisition of Delphi's steering business and four U.S.-based components operations and for GM's investment in Delphi Corporation (2009)
GM purchases GM Strasbourg in the framework of conciliation proceedings
GM's sale of Hughes Electronics/DirecTV cleared by antitrust authorities (2009)
Goldman Sachs, Cerberus Partners, and Credit Suisse complete sale of Wittur Group to Triton Partners (2010)
Goodrich acquires Hella Aerospace (2009)
Goodrich and Rolls-Royce form engine controls joint venture (2009)
Goodrich to merge with United Technologies for $18.4 billion (2011)
Groundhandling service provider pursues litigation concerning Berlin airport groundhandling fees (2010)
Groundhandling service provider pursues litigation concerning tender procedure for Frankfurt airport groundhandling services (2010)
Hand Held Products acquired by Honeywell
Hansteen acquires a mixed portfolio of office, warehouse, industrial, and residential properties
Hansteen acquires a mixed portfolio of retail, office, warehouse, and hotel properties
Hansteen acquires and participates in leaseback of a German light industrial and warehouse complex
Hansteen acquires commercial property portfolio in Neckarsulm, Germany
Hansteen acquires Frankfurt distribution center
Hansteen acquires German light industrial and office building
Hansteen acquires German retail warehouse
Hansteen acquires German warehouse and office complex
Hansteen acquires landmark protected residential real estate portfolio
Hansteen acquires main customs office in Dresden
Hansteen acquires substantial industrial property in Weiden
Hansteen acquires the "Tower 99" office building in Stuttgart-Vaihingen
Hansteen acquires two German industrial buildings
Hansteen acquires two logistics and warehouse properties
Hansteen Holdings acquires €330 million German industrial portfolio (2010)
Hansteen sells "Sabet" building in Leonberg, Germany (2010)
Hansteen sells residential portfolio in Wiesbaden
Hansteen sells warehouse in Glinde, Germany
Harman International acquires CAA AG
Harman International acquires Nokia loudspeaker business (2009)
Harman International acquires TEMIC Sprachverarbeitung
Harman International Industries acquires Harman Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Harman International Industries acquires Innovative Systems GmbH Navigation Multimedia (2009)
Harman International issues $300 million of Senior Notes in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering (2009)
Harman/Becker defends antitrust patent pool claims (2009)
Harris Corporation acquires Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems (2009)
Harsco acquires Excell Materials for $200 million (2009)
Harsco acquires Huennebeck Group for $170 million (2009)
Heraeus Kulzer antitrust investigation by German FCO closes without charges (2009)
Heraeus Kulzer defends against Biomet's antitrust damages action claiming abuse of dominance (2009)
Heraeus Kulzer wins dismissal of antitrust dispute by competitor alleging abusive conduct (2009)
Hilite International acquires Hydraulik-Ring subsidiary of Siemens VDO
Hilite International completes sale to 3i (2011)
Hilite International is acquired by Hilite Holdco Corporation, newly formed entity through merger and debt for equity swap (2010)
Industrial Bank of Taiwan arranges securitization to finance the expansion of Chi Mei Optoelectronics (2009)
Industrial Growth Partners portfolio company acquires companies
Industrial Growth Partners portfolio company acquires KEM Küppers Elektromechanik GmbH
Industrial Growth Partners sells TASI recapitalization
Inflexion Private Equity acquires Red Commerce in MBO (2009)
ING Real Estate Finance S.E. EFC S.A. grants mortgage loan to Hausinvest
ING Real Estate Finance S.E. EFC S.A. provides financing to real estate fund DGE Immo Spezial (2011)
InnoLux obtains antitrust clearance for three-way merger with Chi Mei and TPO (2010)
International Automotive Components acquires Stankiewicz and Gimotive (2009)
International Automotive Components Group Europe completes €125 million pan-European receivables securitization (2011)
International Automotive Components Group restructures global operations (2011)
International Specialty Products' sale of alginates business to FMC approved by competition law authorities (2009)
International Steel Group merges with Ispat International (2009)
Inveni purchases shares in Priaxon (2009)
J.F. Lehman and Thomas Weisel Capital sell Racal Instruments to EADS (2009)
J.M. Huber Corp. acquires Noviant Oy
J.P. Morgan, BNP Paribas, and Morgan Stanley underwrite $1 billion of Global Bonds in a public offering by Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank (2009)
JohnsonDiversey Holdings sells 46% interest to Clayton Dubilier & Rice as part of $2.6 billion recapitalization (2009)
K-Mobile acquires IntelliWork
Knorr Capital Partner acquires Martlet Venture Management Limited
Knorr Capital Partner as counsel in merger of Atrion International and ClearCross
Koelnmesse defends Art Cologne antitrust litigation (2009)
La Poste Française acquires Frankfurter Kreis' stake in Deutscher Paket Dienst
La Poste Française forms joint venture with Turkey's Yurtici Kargo AS (2009)
La Poste Française obtains EU competition law advice for transactions in postal delivery sector (2009)
La Poste Française's GeoPost subsidiary acquires iloxx and Versandtarif (2012)
Lafarge receives European antitrust clearance to acquire Heidelberger Zement assets (2009)
Lanxess and Weifang form Lanxess Yaxing Chemical Co. (2009)
Large international financial institution amends loan facilities due to insolvency proceedings
Leading global investment banking firm acquires German bank portfolio (2009)
Level 3 Communications obtains antitrust clearance for acquisition of Global Crossing
Liberty Media files for German merger review of possible participation in BSkyB transaction (2009)
Liberty Media proposes acquisition of Germany's TeleColumbus (2009)
Lincoln Electric plans JV in Brazil (2009)
Listed U.S. corporation sells German manufacturing site
Lubrizol sells active pharmaceutical ingredient and intermediate compounds business (2009)
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton sells Pommery assets to Vranken Monopole Group
Macquarie Bank provides €50 million financing for Hatfield Asset Holding in Masterlease France and Masterlease Belgium acquisitions
Macquarie Capital provides financing to LHI in connection with acquisition of aircraft engines (2012)
Mahle GmbH acquires Amafilter from ABN Amro (2009)
Mayflower Corporation sells German subsidiaries
Medical garments manufacturer restructures and refinances debt (2009)
Merrill Lynch and others complete a public offering of $1 billion of Notes by Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank
Merrill Lynch finances Berlin Galeries Lafayette
Merrill Lynch updates Rentenbank prospectus
Micron Technology forms IM Flash Technologies, a $5.2 billion joint venture with Intel Corporation (2009)
Micron Technology forms MeiYa Technology Corporation, a joint venture with Nanya Technology Corporation (2009)
Molycorp to acquire Neo Material Technologies in $1.3 billion deal (2012)
Morgan Stanley finances German commercial property
Morgan Stanley provides financing for 20 German properties (2009)
Morgan Stanley refinances Berlin residential portfolio
MPS Group acquires Personality IT People Power (2009)
Multiple banks hold loans in connection with Kirch Media (2009)
Neoware Systems acquires eSeSIX assets (2009)
Nordson acquires shares in GLT Gesellschaft fur
Nutricia International and Milupa successfully defend PI appeal of Article 81 claims (2009)
OHB Technology and ORBCOMM form joint venture for development and deployment of Automatic Identification System satellites and related infrastructure
OM Group acquires Borchers (2009)
OM Group acquires electronics business of Rockwood Holdings for $315 million (2009)
OM Group acquires Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co. KG for $1 billion (2011)
OM Group sells nickel assets to OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel for $408 million (2009)
OMI acquired by Teekay and TORM for $2.2 billion (2009)
Ophthalmic lens manufacturer obtains merger clearance for acquisition of California ophthalmic lens manufacturer (2011)
Pacific Capital acquires majority participation in international fashion modeling agency (2011)
Pamplona Capital acquires business unit from Johnson Matthey (2009)
Paper and forestry products manufacturer defends cartel investigations (2009)
Patriarch Partners recapitalizes Dura Automotive (2010)
Patriarch Partners sells Ansaldo Sistemi Industriali to Nidec (2012)
PC Tools acquired by Symantec
Penton Media forms B2B joint venture in Germany
Pfizer sells consumer healthcare business to Johnson & Johnson for $16.6 billion (2009)
Pfizer sells Schick-Wilkinson Sword shaving products business to Energizer Holdings for $930 million
Pfizer sells Tetra aquarium and pond supplies business to Triton for $240 million
Philipp Holzmann AG restructures (2009)
Pillowtex acquires Fieldcrest Cannon (2009)
Platinum Equity sells NextiraOne Europe (2009)
PolyOne to acquire ColorMatrix Group for $486 million (2011)
Portland cement manufacturer defends FCO investigation in Southern Germany (2009)
Procter & Gamble acquired Ambi Pur, the air care business of Sara Lee, for $470 million (2009)
Procter & Gamble and Teva Pharmaceutical form consumer health care partnership (2011)
Procter & Gamble secures regulatory approvals worldwide for Gillette acquisition (2009)
Procter & Gamble sells European tissue and towel business (2009)
Reader's Digest completes $2.0 billion sale to Ripplewood investor group (2009)
Renault obtains EC competition law approval to acquire interest in Nissan (2009)
Resilience Capital acquires business unit of Andrew Corporation (2009)
Resinall Europe BVBA and RÜTGERS Germany GmbH form joint venture company (2010)
Rhodia sells worldwide silicones business to China National Bluestar (2009)
Riverside acquires KEYMILE Group (2011)
Riverside acquires Tensator Group (2009)
Riverside forms Riverside Europe Fund II (2009)
Riverside portfolio company acquires business unit from Frauenthal Keramik
Riverside portfolio company acquires Eska Implants (2010)
Riverside simultaneously acquires D.F. King and M Communications (2009)
Royal Bank of Scotland and Bear Stearns issue $500 million of Notes in private placement by Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank
Royal Bank of Scotland issues £250 million of notes in offering by Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank from its Euro Medium Term Note Programme
Rubbermaid establishes joint venture with Naamloze Venootschap
S.C. Johnson Commercial Markets acquires DiverseyLever for $1.6 billion (2009)
SAP AG acquires Israeli SAP sales and distribution division of Ness Technologies (2009)
SAP AG sells European external hosting business to Deutsche Telekom AG (2009)
SAP to acquire Ariba for $4.3 billion (2012)
SAP to acquire SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion (2011)
SAP wins antitrust approvals worldwide for acquisition of Business Objects (2009)
SCHOTT acquires majority share in Japan-based Moritex, expanding fiber optic operations into Asia (2009)
Schulte's special committees' board of directors sells CDRB Holding (2009)
Scott Fetzer Company establishes joint venture with Bertelsmann (2009)
SES acquires satellite operator New Skies Satellites Holdings (2009)
SES Global's acquisition of DPC Digital Playout Center GmbH approved after in-depth merger control investigation in Germany (2009)
SES obtains regulatory clearance to acquire GE Americom (2009)
SES receives antitrust clearance for increased stake in Nordic Satellite (2009)
SFN Group to be acquired by Randstad for $770 million (2011)
Sherwin-Williams acquires Becker Acroma Industrial Wood Coatings from AB Wilh. Becker, Sweden (2010)
Signature Capital acquires Neumarkt-Galerie through bidding process (2011)
Simpson Manufacturing acquires Ahorn Befestigungstechnik GmbH
Simpson Manufacturing acquires Heinrich Liebig Stahldübelwerke GmbH
Simpson Manufacturing acquires S & P Clever Reinforcement Company AG (2012)
Sodexo acquires Zehnacker Group (2009)
Solar Integrated Technologies acquires interest in Dachland GmbH (2009)
SOS Kinderdorf, a nonprofit headquartered in Austria, providing housing and other services to children throughout the world, receives advice on international inheritance matters (2009)
Special Metals acquired by Precision Castparts for $540 million (2009)
Stanley Works acquires Josef Attenberger and Chicago Steel Tape (2009)
Star Capital acquires pepcom
Star Capital Partners sells Abellio (2008)
Star Capital portfolio company acquires interest in PTS GmbH
Star Capital portfolio company acquires Verkehrsgesellschaft Mittelhessen
Sterling completes public offering of 14.3 million shares of Common Stock
Sterling Software acquires Cayenne Software
Sterling Software acquires Synon Corp
Sterling Software acquires Texas Instruments Software
Sterling Software forms spin-off of Sterling Commerce (2009)
Strategic Value Partners refinances German properties
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft forms strategic partnership with Alenia Aeronautica (2009)
SunPower acquires PowerLight for $332 million (2009)
Suzuki Motor Corp. sells its German distribution network
Tech Mahindra acquires Satyam for $600 million (2009)
Telecommunications supplier outsources facility management and services relating to a target portfolio
Tequila Herradura acquired by Brown-Forman for $776 million (2009)
Texas Instruments acquires National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion (2011)
Textile manufacturer restructures $155 million debt (2009)
The Ono Group acquires motorsports division of BBS International (2012)
Thomson-CSF establishes Russian joint venture with state-owned entity (2009)
Timken Company acquires Torrington Division of Ingersoll-Rand Company (2009)
Timken obtains German antitrust approval for joint venture with NSK (2009)
Timken sells needle roller bearings business to JTEKT (2009)
Tomkins acquires Eifeler Maschinenbau GmbH (2009)
Toni & Guy's Mascolo brothers sell TIGI hair product business and advanced education academies for $411.5 million to Unilever (2009)
Toronto-Dominion Bank and UBS complete offering of MXN$500 million of Notes by Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank (2009)
Toronto-Dominion Bank completes public offering of CAD$400 million of Global Bonds by Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank (2009)
Toronto-Dominion Bank completes public offering of CAD$600 million of Global Bonds by Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank (2009)
TransTechnology Corp divests Pebra hose clamp businesses in Germany to a management buyout group
TransTechnology sells Seeger-Orbis assets (2009)
Tropical Islands signs agreements to develop vacation homes and related resort facilities (2009)
TRW acquired LucasVarity for $6.5 billion (2009)
Turkish company involved in arbitration against German construction company in connection with construction of cinema complex in Moscow (2009)
U.S. lender group leads Peguform/Venture steering committee (2009)
UBS completes $250 million of Notes in offering by Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank
UBS completes ¥10 billion of Notes in offering by Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank (2009)
UBS completes ISK $3 billion of Notes in offering by Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank
UBS completes MXN$400 million of 8.00% Notes in offering by Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank (2009)
Venture Finance provides £12.5 million financing to HH Associates Limited
Veolia obtains $737 million facility for German subsidiary
Veolia obtains financing for Berlin water affiliate
Verint Systems acquires Witness Systems for $950 million (2009)
Vesuvius USA Corp sells Monofrax to RHI AG (2009)
Viasystems to acquire DDi for $282 million (2012)
Viking Group sells shares to Minimax in a complex multi-country stock sale, creating a combined company with over $1.5 billion in sales and 6,000 employees (2009)
Wavecom agrees to be acquired by Sierra Wireless in friendly deal (2009)
Welle Holding sells minority stake in PAIDI Group
WL Ross & Co. completes IPO of €121 million of Bearer Shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by VTG Aktiengesellschaft
WL Ross acquires interest in VTG (2009)
WL Ross portfolio company acquires BST Safety Textiles from Prudential subsidiaries (2009)
Woodward acquires SEG Schaltanlagen-Elektronik-Gerate (2009)
XAnge Private Equity invests in FIDOR (2009)
XChange Technology Group acquires business operations of Livingston Electronic Services GmbH (2011)
Buenning, Martin, Partner
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