Hengeler Mueller and Freshfields Advise Innogy on Sale of VSEH Stake to RWE

Hengeler Mueller and Freshfields Advise Innogy on Sale of VSEH Stake to RWE

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Hengeler Mueller has advised Innogy SE on the sale of its 49 percent stake in the business of the Slovakian Vychodoslovenska Energetika Holding a.s. to RWE AG. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised RWE on the deal.

VSEH, which is based on Kosice, in eastern Slovakia, is a holding company with subsidiaries engaged in electricity supply, distribution, and retail.

The Hengeler Mueller team was led by Partners Thomas Meurer, Martin Ulbrich, and Andreas Austmann and included Partners Hartwin Bungert, Markus Rohrig and Counsels Christian Strothotte and Matthias Cloppenburg, and Associates Maximilian Schauf, Richard Suermann, Sahar Said, and Malcolm Tiffin-Richards.

Freshfields, which earlier this year advised RWE on the acquisition and resale of a 50.04 percent stake in innogy Grid Holding as reported by CEE Legal Matters on May 3, 2019, reports that its.services on this deal included, "the overall coordination of the transaction on RWE's part in four different jurisdictions (Germany, England, the Netherlands and the Slovak Republic)." The firm's team was led by Munich-based Partner Ralph Kogge and included London-based PartnerJames Kennedy and Dusseldorf-based Partners Georg Roderburg, and Ulrich Scholz, as well as Counsel Mirko Masek, Principal Associate Konrad Riemer, and Associates Timo Piller, Henri Conze, Cynthia Lennarts, Mark Maarschalkerweerd, and Soren Lehmann.

RWE's team included Claas Westermann and Hans-Christian Kessler.