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JUVE 2011/2012 recommends m law group

18.11.2011

3 m law group partner identified as "frequently recommended lawyers"


In its 2011/2012 latest edition JUVE, the leading German law firm directory, recommends m law group in the following categories and practice areas:

REGION OF MUNICH
Rating: The appreciated Munich law firm remains solid during and after crisis. This was possible because of loyal clients, mostly of the technology industry, who provided consistent work. The firm announce several new clients, thereunder 2 well-know international technology companies. Dr. Henning Mennenöh left after only 2 years and works now for Weitnauer. However, m law group made another strategic step in spring 2011: The announcement of an cooperation with the patent attorneys Kudlek & Grunert, who will operate under m patent group. With this cooperation, the firm closes a gap in its approach to serve technology companies, which was recognized by competitors attentively.

Strengths: Venture Capital; IT law, especially for US companies.

Frequently recommended: Rainer Kreifels (Venture Capital, M&A), Dr. Hubert Besner (M&A), Dr. Florian von Baum (IT)

Practice: Strongly international affected M&A and IT transactions, especially with UK and US focus.  

Clients: Technology and media companies, private equity and venture capital, start-ups, foundations of companies, labour law (5 partner, 8 associates)

Mandates: RA Pharmaceuticals in acquisition of biotech company; Strube in acquisition of Maribo Seed Espana; Autania Group in acquisition within the machine tool industry; Rothenberger in acquisition of majority equity stake in Nordwest Handel; big  IT company in Post-Merger-Integration. Ongoing: Pulsion Medical Systems, Autania, Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck; Software company in negotiation of works council agreements.

MERGERS & ACQUSITIONS
Rating: Firm, clearly focussed on technology (IT), with big part of international work. m law group got interesting new mandates of important US IT companies. Dr. Henning Mennenöh left the firm after only 2 years and now works for Weitnauer. (4 partner, 2 associates)

Mandates: RA Pharmaceuticals in acquisition of biotech company; Strube in acquisition of Maribo Seed Espana; Autania Group in acquisition within the machine tool industry; Rothenberger in acquisition of majority equity stake in Nordwest Handel.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: AGREEMENTS / LITIGATION
Rating: Appreciated IT law firm, which considers this field to be its core competence and still benefits from its solid US contacts. The firm is contact point for many US companies for their European market entry, lastly for Jaspersoft, because of its regular presence in the Silicon Valley. Among conventional hard- and software companies, m law group increasingly advises in the field of internet. Furthermore, it advises in outsourcing projects, which partly are acquired by itself. Following the development of their clients, IT litigation is becoming a more important area of practice. To strengthen the IP practice, the transaction driven firm expands its cooperation with an IP company.

Strengths: Good contacts with US companies; well-established contacts within the telecommunication industry.

Frequently recommended: Dr. Florian von Baum (“competent and solution oriented collegue”, competitant)

Practice: Focus: IT projects, distribution and licensing, also outsourcing and support of corporate practice in technology transactions. Furthermore open source, IT litigation.

Clients: mid-sized and big companies from the region of southern Germany and US companies, also customers. (1 partner, 2 associates) Mandates: motain in commercialization agreements, especially with Gruner + Jahr; Jaspersoft, Analog Devices and Bose Automotive in all IT related matters in Germany; ongoing Exact Software.

VENTURE CAPITAL
Rating: The appreciated Munich Venture Capital and IT boutique still ranks among the strongest technology law firms in the bavarian metropolis. Rainer Kreifels is in close contacts with US law firms. The experienced partner Dr. Henning Mennenöh, who’s acting mainly in the life science industry, however left the firm and now works for Weitnauer.

Strengths: Long-standing advice in the area of Venture Capital, as well as for Fonds as for companies. Strong contacts with US law firms.

Frequently recommended: Rainer Kreifels

Practice: Especially advice of the IT industry, but track record in broad Venture Capital area. (2 partner, 2 associates)

Mandates: HS LifeSciences in investments in life science company; Financing rounds: Blackbird in Scanlab, Motain of private investor, Phoenix Solar by Wells Fargo, Time Investors by AdScale, ProVita by TVM Capital Mena.

We like to thank very much our clients, friends and other business partners who gave such very favorable recommendations.

For more information: www.juve.de

Author: Dr. Hubert Besner
Practice Areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Business & Technology Transactions, Start-up & Venture Capital