Schoenherr, working with lead counsel Hengeler Mueller and Belgium's Bredin Prat, China's JunHe, Mexico's Galicia Abogados, and Wuersch & Gering in New York, has advised Sweden's Ericsson on its acquisition of Germany's Kathrein SE's antenna and filters division. Noerr and Ziems & Partner acted as lead counsel to Kathrein, assisted by, among others, Eisenberger & Herzog, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Allen & Overy, and Gleiss Lutz.
Kathrein SE is a global provider of antenna and filter technologies and is an existing Ericsson supplier.Ericsson provides Information and Communication Technology services. According to the agreement signed on February 25, 2019, Ericsson will acquire Kathrein's SE business division of mobile radio antennas and filters in an asset deal. The transaction is subject to closing conditions and approval of relevant regulatory authorities.
Other law firms working with Noerr and Ziems & Partner included Basham, Ringe & Correa in Mexico, Zhong Lun in China, Pryor Cashman in the US, Jeantet Associes in France, Motta Fernandes Rocha in Brazil, Addleshaw Goddard in the UK, Khaitan & Co. in India, Legance Avvocati in Italy, Anorco in Panama, Pestalozzi in Switzerland, Allen & Gledhill in Singapore, Kim & Chang in South Korea, and Afridi & Angell in the United Arab Emirates.
According to Schoenherr, "the transaction serves to optimize Ericsson’s sites in the context of the 5G introduction."
The Schoenherr team consisted of Partner Madalina Neagu and Senior Attorney Alexandra Munteanu in Bucharest and Counsel Maximilian Lang in Vienna.
Hengeler Mueller’s team was led by Frankfurt-based Partner Andreas Hoger and Munich-based Partner Emanuel Strehle and included Partners Johannes Tieves, Thorsten Mager, Martin Tasma, Jan Bonhage, Matthias Scheifele, Daniel Kress, and Christian Hoefs, Counsels Gunther Wagner, Patrick Wilkening, and Susan Kempe-Muller, Senior Associates Adrian Cavin, Erasmus Hoffmann, Radmila Petrovic, Loretta Lang, Susanne Walzer, Markus Reps, Anja Balitzki and Deniz Tschammler, and Associates Christian Winkler, Till Wansleben, Nikita Gontschar, Bernd Paul Delahaye, Luca Weskott, Thomas Hardaker, Lukas Bottcher, Dominik Stolz, Tom Pleiner, Fabian Kunkel, Sebastian Siller, and Tobias Schwab.
The Ziems & Partner team consisted of Partners Hans-Joachim Ziems and Elmar Geissinger.
Noerr’s team was led by Frankfurt and Berlin-based Partner Christian Pleister and Munich-based Partner Holger Ebersberger. The team in Germany included Partners Martin Geipel, Torsten Kraul, Barbel Sachs, Kathrin Westermann, Benjamin Jahn, Hans-Christoph Schimmelpfennig, Marlies Raschke, and Sebastian Wundisch and Associates Theresa Arand, Grit Dopke, Stefanie Heinemann, Friedrich von Ketteler, Francesc Lloveras, Kenny Koa, Robert Marx, Luiza Saito Sampaio, Enno Stange, Manuel Weiss, Maximilian Kummer, and Franziska Nebollieff. Noerr Brussels involved Associate Fabian Hubener, in Bucharest Partners Gabriel Popa and Adrian Georgescu-Banc, in Warsaw Radoslaw Biedecki and Mateusz Slodczyk.
The Eisenberger & Herzog team included Partner Nidal Karaman and Associates Martin Zankl and Claudia Kendlbacher.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's Munich-based team consisted of Partners Christian Sistermann and David Beutel and Principal Associate Martin Rehberg all in Munich.
Others working on the deal included Allen & Overy Frankfurt-based Partner Peter Hoegen, Gleiss Lutz Partner Tim Weber in Frankfurt, and BBL Bernsau Brockdorff Partner Stephan Kolmann and Lawyer Birgit Kurz in Munich.