Herbst Kinsky and WKB Lawyers have advised TX Logistik in the merger control proceedings before the Austrian and Polish competition authorities for its acquisition of Exploris Deutschland Holding, with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe reportedly advising on the proceedings in Germany.
TX Logistik, with its headquarters in Troisdorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, is a rail transport company with connections in eleven European countries, having subsidiaries in Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, and Sweden. It is wholly owned by Mercitalia Logistics, a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, Italy’s national state-owned railway holding company.
Exploris, part of the Hamburg-headquartered Exploris Group, is a European rail freight transportation company active in the logistics and railway sector with subsidiaries in Germany, Poland, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland. Group companies of Exploris include, amongst others, Via Cargo, HSL Logistik, and Delta Rail.
The Herbst Kinsky team included Attorney at Law Valerie Mayer and Associate Valerie Krischke.
The WKB team included Counsel Wojciech Kulczyk and Associates Weronika Wojcik and Filip Rybak.