The joint venture company – Germersheim based Nolte Holzwerkstoff GmbH & Co. KG (also known as "Rheinspan") – currently has ca. 200 employees and can show 69 years of experience in the industrial manufacture of particleboard, making it the oldest family-owned particleboard manufacturer in the world.
The new joint venture partner – Saviola – is the leading particleboard manufacturing company in Italy and the most important wood recycler in the world with 13 plants and 1500 employees. The Saviola Group is internationally known as the inventor of the 100% recycled wood panel.
SZA comprehensively advised the current majority shareholder of the joint venture company on the structuring and negotiation of the contractual documentation underlying the establishment of the joint venture. SZA's team, led by partner Dr. Stephan Brandes (M&A / Corporate), comprised Dr. Michael Cohen (M&A / Corporate), Dr. Stephanie Birmanns (Antitrust) and Marcus Schnabelrauch (Tax).
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Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz has been one of the most respected German business law firms for almost one century. With approximately 100 lawyers and offices in Frankfurt, Mannheim, Munich, and Brussels, the firm advises national and international clients on complex legal issues arising in business, in particular in the areas of corporate law, M&A, compliance, capital markets, real estate, insolvency, employment law, antitrust, intellectual property, litigation, tax, private clients and public law. Furthermore, SZA advises in the area of start-ups/ venture capital.