Cincinnati Financial Corporation’s $137 Million Acquisition of MSP Underwriting Limited

Sidley is guiding publicly traded Cincinnati Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: CINF) in its acquisition of London-based global specialty underwriter MSP Underwriting Limited from Munich Re for GBP 102 million (US$135 million) in cash. The deal will provide Cincinnati Financial entry into the Lloyd’s market (through Lloyd’s Syndicate 318) including numerous international licenses, allowing pursuit of new […]

Continental Acquires Kathrein’s Automotive Division

Shearman & Sterling, Görg, Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised on the deal Shearman & Sterling advised Continental AG (Continental) on the acquisition of Kathrein Automotive GmbH (Kathrein Automotive), one of the leading specialists in and manufacturers of vehicle antennas. The transaction is subject to the approval of the competition authorities and expected […]

Vapiano SE’s €20.3 Million Capital Increase

Hogan Lovells advised Vapiano SE on a capital increase against cash contributions through the partial use of its authorised capital, under the exclusion of shareholders’ pre-emptive subscription rights. As part of the transaction, the company issued 2,033,418 new bearer shares with dividend entitlements for the fiscal year 2018. The commitment of the company’s main shareholders, […]

BASF and LetterOne signing an agreement to merge Wintershall and DEA

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP has advised BASF SE on the business combination of its oil and gas business Wintershall with DEA. On 27 September 2018, BASF and LetterOne have signed a definitive transaction agreement to combine their respective oil and gas businesses. The joint venture Wintershall DEA will be the leading independent European exploration and […]

Hexagon AB’s acquisition of the Bricsys Group

Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital solutions, announced the acquisition of Bricsys, a fast-growing developer of CAD (computer-aided design) software that has been at the forefront of providing open, collaborative construction technology solutions since its founding in 2002. Its CAD platform, BricsCAD, supports 2D/3D general, mechanical, and sheet metal design and building information modelling […]

Motive Partners’s acquisition of a majority interest in Lucht Probst Associates GmbH

Proskauer has advised Motive Partners, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, on its acquisition of a controlling interest in Lucht Probst Associates GmbH (“LPA”) which is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. LPA is a provider of innovative software and advisory services focused on financial services distribution and regulatory compliance solutions, with a specific […]

Republic of Benin is parteciping at the 36th session of UNCITRAL’s Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform

Van Bael & Bellis assisted and represented the Republic of Benin during the 36th session of Working Group III of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”). In July 2017, the UNCITRAL Commission granted the Working Group a broad mandate to work on the possible reform of investor-State dispute settlement (“ISDS”). That mandate […]

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The Green Consulting Group S.r.l. signs a collaboration agreement with Terna Energy Solutions S.r.l.

Eunomia Studio di Avvocati advised Green Consulting group in the negotiation of the agreement. The Green Consulting Group and Terna Energy Solutions Srl executed an agreement to develop renewable energy projects in Italian non interconnected Islands. Green Consulting Group will manage the authorisation process in order to acquire all permission in order to develops new […]

The Carlyle Group’s Acquisition of EnerMech Group Ltd

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP represented Carlyle on the deal Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announces that it has agreed to acquire EnerMech Group Ltd, an international services company providing critical asset support to the energy, infrastructure and industrials sectors, from Lime Rock Partners. The transaction is expected to close […]