News and deals https://www.osborneclarke.com/ en Wed, 24 Apr 2024 22:36:13 +0100 Wed, 24 Apr 2024 09:10:15 +0100 <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-dal-project-financing-construction-two-solar-parks-spain" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises DAL on the project financing for the construction of two solar parks in Spain</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-dal-project-financing-construction-two-solar-parks-spain Osborne Clarke is advising Deutsche Anlagen-Leasing (DAL) on the project financing for the construction of two solar parks in Spain by its client Blue Elephant Energy (BEE).&nbsp; Wed, 24 Apr 2024 09:10:15 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-smart-reporting-series-c-financing-round" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises Smart Reporting on Series C financing round</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-smart-reporting-series-c-financing-round Osborne Clarke has advised the MedTech start-up Smart Reporting on its EUR 23 million Series C financing round. Tue, 23 Apr 2024 15:42:39 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-ranked-global-elite-legal-practice-data-work-and-highest-ranked-european" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke ranked as a Global Elite legal practice for data work and the highest ranked European-headquartered firm</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-ranked-global-elite-legal-practice-data-work-and-highest-ranked-european Osborne Clarke has been ranked as the number one European-headquartered legal practice for data and related services in the 2024 edition of the GDR 100. It is ranked at number six in the overall global table of law firms.The GDR 100 is the only global ranking that captures the capabilities, track record, and market reputation of the leading firms advising on data. Wed, 17 Apr 2024 11:10:39 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-backbone-acquisition-imogent-gmbh" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises Backbone on acquisition of IMOGENT GmbH</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-backbone-acquisition-imogent-gmbh Osborne Clarke has advised Backbone, producer of imagery for the real estate market, on the acquisition of property marketer IMOGENT GmbH.Founded in 2018 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Backbone offers its clients a market-leading solution for the production and management of all types of imagery for the real estate market. The offering ranges from photos and videos, drone footage and virtual tours to images and floor plans created using 3D computer graphics, all of which can be ordered and accessed by customers on a single platform. Tue, 16 Apr 2024 10:29:47 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-tech-vision-fonds-segulah-medical-acceleration-xgen-venture-and" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises Tech Vision Fonds, Segulah Medical Acceleration, XGEN Venture and Gehrenberg on Series B financing round of Protembis</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-tech-vision-fonds-segulah-medical-acceleration-xgen-venture-and Osborne Clarke has advised the investors Tech Vision Fonds, Segulah Medical Acceleration, XGEN Venture and Gehrenberg on their (renewed) investment in the medtech start-up Protembis GmbH.Protembis GmbH from Aachen was founded in 2013 by Karl von Mangoldt and Conrad Rasmus and specialises in cardiovascular medical devices. Its ProtEmbo® Cerebral Protection System protects the brain from embolic material during transcatheter aortic valve implantation and is thus intended to reduce the patient's risk of stroke undergoing heart valve replacement.&nbsp; Tue, 09 Apr 2024 11:00:28 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-instaffo-eur-10-million-financing" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises Instaffo on EUR 10 million financing</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-instaffo-eur-10-million-financing Osborne Clarke has advised the job platform Instaffo on a recently successfully completed financing round: The Düsseldorf-based private equity fund Crosslantic Capital is investing EUR 10 million in the Heidelberg-based scale-up. Mon, 08 Apr 2024 08:38:19 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-kolonne-null-financing-round-oetker" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises Kolonne Null on financing round with Oetker</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-kolonne-null-financing-round-oetker Osborne Clarke has advised Berlin-based start-up Kolonne Null, the leading provider of non-alcoholic premium wines and sparkling wines in the DACH region, on the successful closing of a Series A financing round with Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG. Thu, 04 Apr 2024 09:21:25 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-dieter-schoeller-head-buyback-thunderful" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises Dieter Schoeller on head-up buyback from Thunderful</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-dieter-schoeller-head-buyback-thunderful The international legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised Dieter Schoeller on the buyback of his indie publisher Headup from the Swedish game manufacturer Thunderful.&nbsp; Wed, 03 Apr 2024 09:08:57 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-expands-pharma-and-biotech-licensing-team-dr-florian-reiling" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke expands Pharma and Biotech Licensing Team with Dr Florian Reiling</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-expands-pharma-and-biotech-licensing-team-dr-florian-reiling Osborne Clarke is bringing even more expertise in pharmaceutical and biotech licensing law on board with the arrival of Dr Florian Reiling from Clifford Chance from 1 April.&nbsp;The trend is clear: in recent years, many life sciences and healthcare companies have focused their strategic activities not only on M&amp;A transactions but also on licence collaborations and other alliances. These transactions are extremely complex and need to be managed and negotiated by experienced licensing experts with in-depth industry and regulatory knowledge.&nbsp; Tue, 02 Apr 2024 11:02:09 +0100 News and deals <a href="/news/international-awards-success-osborne-clarke-uk-and-german-teams-recognised-diversity-and" hreflang="en">International awards success for Osborne Clarke as UK and German teams recognised for Diversity and Inclusion initiatives</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/international-awards-success-osborne-clarke-uk-and-german-teams-recognised-diversity-and International legal practice Osborne Clarke was crowned winner of the Award for Diversity and Inclusion at the 2024 LexisNexis Legal Awards on 14 March. This follows the firm's success at the azur Awards in Germany last week, where it took home the top prize for the Innovation Award. Mon, 18 Mar 2024 16:35:14 +0000 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-threedy-series-financing-round" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises Threedy on Series A financing round</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-threedy-series-financing-round Osborne Clarke has advised 3D specialist Threedy on a successful Series A financing round totalling USD 10.4 million.&nbsp; Wed, 13 Mar 2024 09:20:25 +0000 News and deals <a href="/news/abo-wind-ag-successfully-changes-legal-form-osborne-clarkes-support-all-clear-abo-energy-gmbh" hreflang="en">ABO Wind AG Successfully Changes Legal Form with Osborne Clarke’s Support – all clear for ABO Energy GmbH & Co. KGaA</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/abo-wind-ag-successfully-changes-legal-form-osborne-clarkes-support-all-clear-abo-energy-gmbh ABO Wind Aktiengesellschaft (“ABO Wind”), based in Wiesbaden, is a leading project developer in the renewable energy sector. The company is particularly recognised for its family-orientated business approach, robust business development, and sustainable growth. Mon, 11 Mar 2024 18:16:47 +0000 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-investor-redalpine-acquisition-perch-razor-group-and-series-d-financing" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises investor Redalpine on acquisition of Perch by Razor Group and Series D financing round</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-investor-redalpine-acquisition-perch-razor-group-and-series-d-financing Osborne Clarke has advised the European investor Redalpine on the acquisition of the e-commerce company Perch by the Berlin-based Razor Group. The acquisition took place in connection with the successful Series D financing round of the Razor Group. Thu, 07 Mar 2024 10:00:50 +0000 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-rewe-acquisition-shares-trinks-group" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises REWE on acquisition of shares in Trinks Group</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-rewe-acquisition-shares-trinks-group Osborne Clarke has advised the retail group REWE on the acquisition of 50% of the shares in the Trinks Group.&nbsp;The Trinks Group, based in Hennef (Rhineland), has taken a new shareholder on board with REWE. Trinks is a beverage logistics service provider that primarily supplies food retailers, but also the catering industry, with reusable beverages and related services (sorting, etc.). Trinks generates a turnover of around EUR 1.6 billion and employs approximately 1,700 people in Germany. Mon, 04 Mar 2024 18:11:44 +0000 News and deals <a href="/news/chambers-global-2024-osborne-clarke-ranks-across-10-practice-areas-plus-five-new-lawyer" hreflang="en">Chambers Global 2024: Osborne Clarke ranks across 10 practice areas, plus five new lawyer rankings</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/chambers-global-2024-osborne-clarke-ranks-across-10-practice-areas-plus-five-new-lawyer International legal practice Osborne Clarke ranks in 10 practice areas in Chambers Global in 2024.&nbsp;The firm is ranked in the following practice areas: data protection, corporate/M&amp;A (mid-market, international and cross-border), dispute resolution, employment, energy and natural resources (renewables and alternative energy), intellectual property and the technology sector (international and cross-border).&nbsp;The firm has also seen an increase in its lawyer rankings, which is 21 this year, up five from last year.&nbsp; Thu, 22 Feb 2024 10:35:12 +0000 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-4press-territorial-takeover-fritzenschaft-partner-and-business" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises 4Press on territorial takeover of Fritzenschaft & Partner and business combination with Frankenthaler Pressevertrieb</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-4press-territorial-takeover-fritzenschaft-partner-and-business Osborne Clarke has advised the press wholesaler 4Press on the territorial takeover of Fritzenschaft &amp; Partner and the business combination with Frankenthaler Pressevertrieb.&nbsp; Tue, 20 Feb 2024 09:07:18 +0000 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-cbre-acquisition-jj-worldwide-services" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises CBRE on the acquisition of J&J Worldwide Services </a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-cbre-acquisition-jj-worldwide-services A cross jurisdiction&nbsp;Osborne Clarke&nbsp;team&nbsp;has advised CBRE Group, Inc. on&nbsp;the&nbsp;data privacy law&nbsp;and UK law aspects of&nbsp;its announced acquisition of J&amp;J Worldwide Services from Arlington Capital Partners. The initial purchase price is US$800 million plus a potential earn-out of up to US$250 million, if certain performance thresholds are met. Fri, 09 Feb 2024 14:50:38 +0000 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-promotes-nine-new-european-partners" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke promotes nine new European Partners</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-promotes-nine-new-european-partners International legal practice Osborne Clarke has made up nine Partners across Europe, with UK promotions to follow at the end of its financial year. The promotions span across the firm's sectors and include practitioners across: IT Data, IP, disputes and risk, corporate, restructuring, financial regulation and procurement practice areas. Fri, 09 Feb 2024 10:59:10 +0000 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-international-expansion-itelyum-group-germany" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises on the international expansion of the ITELYUM Group in Germany</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-international-expansion-itelyum-group-germany Osborne Clarke advised ITELYUM - a leading national group in the circular economy and international player in the management, recycling and valorisation of industrial waste, controlled by Stirling Square Capital Partners LLP with the participation of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG - in the context of its internationalisation policy, through the acquisition in Germany of control of Safechem Europe GmbH, based in Düsseldorf, a European leader in safe and sustainable solvent solutions and high value-added services for surface cleaning applications, serving more than 5,000 customers worldwide (includ Thu, 08 Feb 2024 16:15:19 +0000 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-corporate-practice-group-strengthens-focus-its-pillars-ma-vc-and-corporate" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke: Corporate practice group strengthens focus on its pillars M&A, VC and corporate advisory with new leadership</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-corporate-practice-group-strengthens-focus-its-pillars-ma-vc-and-corporate With effect from 1 January 2024, Osborne Clarke has appointed two new co-heads for its Corporate practice group: Dr Björn Hürten and Nicolas Gabrysch. Thereby, the firm is further advancing its specialisation within the Corporate practice group on M&amp;A, VC and corporate advisory. Tue, 30 Jan 2024 16:36:09 +0000 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-code-university-establishment-code-trust" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises CODE University on the establishment of CODE Trust</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-code-university-establishment-code-trust Osborne Clarke has advised the start-up university CODE University of Applied Sciences on the establishment of the CODE Trust. Five sponsors are planning to make the Berlin university even more successful in future together with CODE founder Thomas Bachem and other supporters.&nbsp; Mon, 29 Jan 2024 11:25:26 +0000 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-instagrid-series-c-financing-round" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises Instagrid on Series C financing round </a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-instagrid-series-c-financing-round Osborne Clarke has once again advised the battery system provider Instagrid on a successful financing round. The start-up raised a total of USD 95 million in its Series C.The round was led by Canadian Teachers’ Venture Growth (TVG), the venture capital arm of the CAD 250 billion Ontario Teachers Pension Plan (OTPP). 1GT Fund from Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) as well as existing investors Energy Impact Partners, SET Ventures, blueworld.group, High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) and Pierre-Pascal Urbon were also involved. Wed, 24 Jan 2024 15:33:00 +0000 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-advises-crypto-broker-anycoin-direct-bafin-licence-application" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke advises crypto broker Anycoin Direct on BaFin licence application</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-advises-crypto-broker-anycoin-direct-bafin-licence-application Osborne Clarke has advised the Dutch crypto platform Anycoin Direct GmbH on its successful application for the necessary licences to launch in Germany. Mon, 15 Jan 2024 14:34:15 +0000 News and deals <a href="/news/osborne-clarke-admits-lene-kohl-robert-briske-thies-goldner-and-tobias-rothkegel-partnership" hreflang="en">Osborne Clarke admits Lene Kohl, Robert Briske, Thies Goldner and Tobias Rothkegel to the partnership</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/osborne-clarke-admits-lene-kohl-robert-briske-thies-goldner-and-tobias-rothkegel-partnership Osborne Clarke is admitting Lene Kohl, Robert Briske, Thies Goldner and Tobias Rothkegel to the partnership with effect from 1 January 2024. The firm is thus starting the new year with a total of 72 partners at its four German offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Munich. Wed, 20 Dec 2023 15:10:13 +0000 News and deals <a href="/news/gceu-confirms-eonrwe-asset-swap-challenges-energy-megadeal-fail" hreflang="en">GCEU confirms E.ON/RWE Asset Swap: Challenges to Energy Megadeal fail</a> https://www.osborneclarke.com/news/gceu-confirms-eonrwe-asset-swap-challenges-energy-megadeal-fail Today the General Court of the European Union (GCEU) upheld E.ON’s acquisition of RWE’s power distribution business. The Court struck out multiple challenges to the merger clearance issued by the European Commission, which was represented before the General Court by the international law firm Osborne Clarke.&nbsp; Wed, 20 Dec 2023 10:09:16 +0000 News and deals