On 10 December 2015, Professor Dr Barbara Dauner-Lieb (University of Cologne), Dr Carsten Wettich from the law firm Berner Fleck Wettich and Carsten Domke, LL.M. (Cologne/Paris 1) from the law firm CMS Hasche Sigle will talk about shaping the co-determination through cross-border reorganizations of the corporate structure from the point of view of corporate law and labor law. Dr Johannes Dilling, LL.M. (CologneParis 1) will moderathe the event.
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The corporate law boutique Berner Fleck Wettich has been distinguished by the international law directory IFLR1000 – “The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms” for its Corporate and M&A practice and has been listed in its annual ranking for M&A – Germany 2016.
Berner Fleck Wettich and vangard advised Shaw Academy, a provider of interactive online education, on its expansion of presence in Germany.
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The corporate law boutique Berner Fleck Wettich has been nominated by „JUVE Verlag für juristische Information“ for the JUVE Startup Award 2015 as one of only five law firms in Germany.
The JUVE Awards are considered the most prestigious distinctions in the German legal market. By awarding the Founders Award, JUVE honors the most successful newly established law firms. The decision is based on extensive editorial research JUVE carried out with clients, lawyers and judges.
JUVE states: “A spin-off of associates in Düsseldorf ist not seen every day, and certainly not in the corporate law field. But the three former Hengeler Mueller lawyers have carved out a niche: independent high-end advice on difficult topics about D&O liability. A considerable range of deals for family companies rounds off the picture.”
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, blog by Dr. Sebastian Maiß
“During the initial stage” explains Dr. Carsten Wettich, corporate partner at the law firm Berner Fleck Wettich which specialises in corporate law, “there is a risk that the founder will accept unfavourable provisions because these are claimed by investors and their advisors to be common in the market. The founding shareholders should, for example, upon the inclusion of further shareholders, grant them at the most drag along rights if these are linked to certain pre-requirements (e.g. a minimum sale price) and if they themselves have also been granted tag-along rights”.
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Düsseldorf, 26 Mai 2015 – On 13 May 2015, the ordinary general meeting of Dresdner Factoring AG resolved upon the transfer of shares held by minority shareholders to the majority shareholder abcfinance Beteiligungs AG, a holding company wholly-owned by abcfinance GmbH, Cologne, in connection with a merger of Dresdner Factoring AG into abcfinance Beteiligungs.
Berner Fleck Wettich is advising the management board and the supervisory board of Dresdner Factoring AG on this transaction.
As a result of this so-called squeeze-out merger, all shares held by minority shareholders will be transferred to abcfinance Beteiligungs AG against payment of appropriate cash compensation. Squeeze-out and merger will become effective upon entry into the commercial register.
A squeeze-out merger was resolved at the ordinary general meeting of Dresdner Factoring AG. As a result, the shares held by the minority shareholders will be transferred to the majority shareholder abcfinance Beteiligungs AG and Dresdner Factoring AG will be merged into abcfinance Beteiligungs AG.
Hengeler Mueller and Berner Fleck Wettich are advising on this transaction.
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