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Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advises StoryBox GmbH on financing round

Press Release -  20.05.2020

Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advised StoryBox GmbH, Munich, on its Pre-Series A financing round. BayBG Bayerische Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, High-Tech Gründerfonds and CK Venture Capital invested in StoryBox to foster the company’s further growth. StoryBox GmbH's software solution enables companies to create and organize smartphone-based videos for any application scenario.

New Government Proposals on Significantly Tighter German Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Rules in the Wake of the Corona Crisis

Client Information Mergers & Acquisitions -  28.04.2020

The German foreign direct investment regime has historically been regarded as market-liberal. Following a series of earlier changes in 2017 and 2018, with a legislative bill for the amendment of the German Foreign Trade Act (Außenwirtschaftsgesetz) put forward by German government in early April 2020, this conclusion may now be (more) difficult to support. Formally on the background of the... >>>

Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Real Estate Industry

Client Information Real Estate -  30.03.2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has reached the real estate industry. In the week before April 1, 2020, many companies announced that they would not pay rent due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Other companies requested deferral or reduction of rent due to the im-pact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many lessees also raised the question of whether the closing down of shops and restaurants by authorities... >>>

Competition law and State aid: Opportunities to mitigate the effects of Covid-19

Client Information Competition Law -  26.03.2020

The Covid-19 pandemic also has a significant impact in the areas of competition law and State aid. In the current crisis, companies may find it necessary to cooperate or merge with other market participants, to exchange information with competitors (possibly within the framework of associations), to control the resale of products by customers or to take advantage of State aid. This client... >>>

Judicial Deadlines During Pandemics

Client Information Litigation & Arbitration -  23.03.2020

The current developments around the corona virus raise questions of how to deal with court deadlines. In addition to the obvious possibilities of extending and postponing deadlines, the related but more general question about how to design proceedings in the event of crises is coming into focus. This client information first discusses the legal situation regarding court deadlines during... >>>

Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advises long-standing Chairman of the Executive Board of Bilfinger in the Defense against Liability Claims

Press Release Capital Markets Mergers & Acquisitions -  18.03.2020

In exchange for a payment from the D&O insurers, Bilfinger Berger agrees to settle all liability claims asserted against its long-standing Chairman of the Executive Board, Herbert Bodner, and other Executive Board members.  In 2018, the Supervisory Board of Bilfinger SE had asserted claims for damages against Bodner and eleven other members of the Executive Board for alleged breaches of duty in... >>>

Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advises Heimkapital GmbH on Seed Financing Round

Press Release Corporate Law Mergers & Acquisitions -  18.03.2020

Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advised Heimkapital GmbH on its seed financing round. The Munich-based start-up company collected a high six-figure amount in the financing round, in which a German venture capital investor participated among others. Heimkapital GmbH was founded in July 2019. Heimkapital is a PropTech company that enables real estate owners aged 60+ to sell parts of their property in... >>>

Major Developments in German Competition Law in July-December 2019

Client Information Competition Law -  31.01.2020

The second half of 2019 saw a wealth of interesting developments in German competition law, which are summarized in this newsletter. In addition, the newsletter discusses the most important changes suggested in the draft legislation to amend the Act against Restraints of Competition.

AURELIUS acquires majority of ZIM Flugsitz GmbH - SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advises ZIM Group

Press Release Public & Administrative Law Real Estate Mergers & Acquisitions -  20.12.2019

AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA (Aurelius) acquired the majority of ZIM Flugsitz GmbH from the founding family Zimmermann. ZIM Flugsitz GmbH is based in Markdorf near the Bodensee and is a renowned provider of quality flight seats for commercial passenger planes. With approx. 210 employees in the headquarter in Markdorf as well as a production site in Schwerin (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)... >>>

Oliver Schröder strengthens M&A practice of Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz – two further partner appointments from our own ranks

Press Release Mergers & Acquisitions -  26.11.2019

Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz is expanding its transaction practice with the renowned M&A expert Dr. Oliver Schröder (49), who is moving from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton as partner to SZA’s Frankfurt office on January 1, 2020. Dr. Oliver Schröder has played a leading role in numerous significant M&A transactions in recent years and is regarded as one of the leading M&A lawyers in Germany. Dr.... >>>

SZA defends Sisvel from lawsuit of Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH (IRT) before Mannheim Regional Court

Press Release IT Law -  25.09.2019

SZA defends Sisvel from lawsuit of Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH (IRT) before Mannheim Regional Court A team of Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz led by Prof. Dr. Jochem Reichert, Dr. Thomas Nägele and Dr. Marc Löbbe successfully defended the Italian patent licensing company Società Italiana per le Sviluppo dell' Elettronica, S.I.SV.EL., S.p.A. (Sisvel) before the Regional Court of Mannheim against... >>>

Major Developments in German Competition Law in January-July 2019

Client Information Competition Law -  31.07.2019

Two decisions of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf concerning merger control in the area of ticketing system services are worth mentioning:  On 5 December 2018, the court confirmed the prohibition decision of the Federal Cartel Office ("FCO") in the CTS/Four Artists case (see our Newsletter 1/2018). This is the first court decision on merger control in multi-sided markets and the... >>>

SZA advises Südzucker AG in connection with a EUR 600 million syndicated loan

Press Release Capital Markets Mergers & Acquisitions -  16.07.2019

SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advises Südzucker AG in connection with a EUR 600 million syndicated loan SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advises Südzucker AG in connection with a EUR 600 million syndicated revolving credit facility agreement with 12 banks under the lead of Deutsche Bank AG as coordinator. Landesbank Baden-Württemberg acted as agent. The borrower side also included Südzucker’s... >>>

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