Volkswagen AG’s Acquisition Of A Minority Stake In SeeReal Technologies

ARQIS advised Volkswagen AG on the acquisition of a minority stake in the leading technology company SeeReal Technologies, based in Dresden and Luxembourg.

The investment promotes the Group’s access to groundbreaking augmented reality in the field of future display technologies for cars. The technology allows, for example, that potential road hazard situations are shown to the driver three-dimensionally in the environment, “tangible” displays in the driver’s environment rather than fittings, or that a conversation partner to appear as a hologram on the phone. Through the involvement, VW secures important know-how to make driving even safer and more comfortable in the future.

SeeReal Technologies is a world leader in real-time holographic 3D (H3D) display technology. With a team of highly experienced experts SeeReal designs and develops next generation H3D display technology for any platform from mobile to TV and projection in HMD and HUD. H3D products are licensed and integrated together with display companies, consumer brands and high-end imaging companies. A research cooperation between VW and the technology company has existed since the end of 2018.

Volkswagen AG is a German multinational automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. It designs, manufactures and distributes passenger and commercial vehicles, motorcycles, engines, and turbomachinery and offers related services including financing, leasing and fleet management.

The ARQIS team advising Volkswagen AG was led by Dr. Lars Laeger (Picture), supported by Marcus Nothhelfer (IP/Compliance), Christian Wegener (Tax Law), Dr. Ulrich Lienhard (Real Estate), Saskia Kirschbaum (Labour Law); Associates: Malte Griepenburg (Corporate/M&A), Martin Weingärtner (Labour Law), Jennifer Huschauer (Real Estate), Sina Janke (IP).

Held Jaguttis also advised with a team composed of Dr. Simeon Held and Dr. Malte Jaguttis (both Public Commercial Law/Regulatory).

Involved fees earner: Malte Griepenburg – Arqis; Jennifer Huschauer – Arqis; Sina Janke – Arqis; Saskia Kirschbaum – Arqis; Lars Laeger – Arqis; Ulrich Lienhard – Arqis; Marcus Nothhelfer – Arqis; Christian Wegener – Arqis; Martin Weingärtner – Arqis; Simeon Held – Held Jaguttis; Malte Jaguttis – Held Jaguttis;

Law Firms: Arqis; Held Jaguttis;

Clients: Volkswagen AG;

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