FRANZ Rechtsanwälte advises on the sale of GSM Gladbacher Spinnstoffindustrie GmbH & Co. KG

FRANZ RECHTSANWÄLTE has advised the family shareholders of GSM Gladbacher Spinnstoffindustrie M. Mühlen GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach, on the sale of their family business to STW Schwarzwälder Textil-Werke Gruppe, Schenkenzell.

GSM Gladbach Spinnstoffindustrie M. Mühlen GmbH & Co. KG is one of the world' s leading chemical fibre recycling companies based in Mönchengladbach. STW Schwarzwälder Textil-Werke Gruppe is a manufacturer of fibre products and offers tailor-made fibre solutions to its customers. The STW Schwarzwälder Textil-Werke Gruppe will continue operations at the Mönchengladbach site.

The transaction was completed in mid-March 2019.

The family shareholders of GSM Gladbacher Spinnstoffindustrie M. Mühlen GmbH & Co. KG were advised by the partners of our law firm Axel Staudt and Dr. Christoph Neven.

Contact: Axel Staudt

Sarah König strengthens team as new lawyer

On 1 February 2019, Sarah König joined FRANZ Rechtsanwälte.  Sarah advises national and international clients on M&A transactions and corporate law. Prior to joining FRANZ RECHTSANWÄLTE, Sarah worked a couple of years for the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Düsseldorf.

Sarah König: "I am excited about the new career opportunities and challenges that FRANZ RECHTSANWÄLTE has to offer, especially with regard to a further expansion of my advisory focus".

FRANZ Rechtsanwälte now comprises 20 lawyers (12 of whom are partners).

The Corporate Law/M&A practice group of FRANZ Rechtsanwälte advises companies and entrepreneurs on all aspects of corporate law, from the formation of companies to corporate housekeeping, the acquisition and sale of companies and in connection with joint ventures, both nationally and internationally. This also includes advice on structural changes such as transformations and other restructurings as well as on corporate financing issues.


FRANZlegal advised QSIL in the acquisition of Barat Ceramics

FRANZlegal advised QSIL, one of the leading manufacturers for quartz glass and oxide ceramic, in the acquisition of the special ceramic producer Barat Ceramics. With this acquisition, QSIL Group grows to 600 employees and a sales revenue of more than EUR 100 million. The transaction was concluded shortly before Christmas 2018 and was already closed at the end of 2018.

For FRANZlegal the partners Dr. Christian Franz, Antonio Calderón and Dr. Christoph Neven as well as Dr. Patrick Vogt, Axel Staudt, Dr. Timm Jordans, Nehle Bornemann und Nina-Sophie Dreyer were involved in the transaction.

Contact: Dr. Christian Franz / Axel Staudt

FOCUS honored FRANZlegal as Top Law Firm for Corporate Law

October 2018. Based on a survey of approximately 13,000 inhouse lawyers and attorneys, FOCUS published a list of the best German commercial law firms (FOCUS Spezial 4/2018). FRANZlegal scored a top mark for corporate law, thanks in particular to the recommendations of its clients.

"We are very proud of this award, precisely because it is based on the feedback from our clients," says Dr. Patrick Vogt, partner of the firm in the area of corporate law. "We don't just want professional excellence, but always strive for solutions that are taylor-made for our clients," Vogt continues, "and I think that our clients appreciate that."

After the Handelsblatt had already honored partners Dr. Christian Franz and Dr. André Kowalski several times as best lawyers, this new award underlines the positive perception of the firm on the market.

FRANZlegal is a business law firm with 20 lawyers and headquarters in Düsseldorf. The firm focuses on operational business/commercial and corporate law/M&A, complemented by the entire spectrum of commercial law advice, including employment law, litigation, financing and antitrust law. In addition to listed companies, the firm supports medium-sized foreign and domestic companies and entrepreneurs.

With a team of seven experienced attorneys, FRANZlegal's Corporate Law Practice advises companies and entrepreneurs on all aspects of corporate law, starting with the formation of companies, through corporate housekeeping to the sale of the company, both in domestic and cross-border transactions. This also includes advice on structural changes such as transformations and other restructurings as well as corporate financing issues.

Contact: Axel Staudt

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The transaction was closed on 31 October 2018. For FRANZlegal, the partners Dr. Patrick Vogt (M&A) and Axel Staudt (M&A, antitrust law) were involved in the transaction.

Contact: Axel Staudt/Dr. Patrick Vogt