Related Professionals: Octávio de Sousa Rolf Hünermann Dirk-Peter Flor Maximilian Santüns

An integrated team from global law firms Reed Smith and Pavia e Ansaldo, led by Dr. Octávio de Sousa and Dr. Michele Cicchetti, has advised Dr. Helmuth Rothenberger Group on its investment in Leistritz Group with business seat in Nurnberg (Germany). The legal advice contained all aspects of the investment, including corporate, finance as well as labor and employment law.

Dr. Helmut Rothenberger Group is a major family operated industrial group, which is globally active in the business segments pipe tools and machines, machine tools, related trading services and real estate.

Leistritz Group is a machine manufacturer active in the areas turbine, pump, extrusion and production technology. The group operates globally through its sites in Europe (including Croatia, France, Germany and Italy), North America, Asia (including China, India, Singapore and Thailand) as well as the United Arab Emirates.

The Reed Smith team included partners Dr Octávio de Sousa, Rolf Hünermann (both corporate/M&A), Dirk-Peter Flor (finance) and Dr Marc Spielberger (labor and employment), as well as Maximilian Santüns and Julia Fuchs (both corporate/M&A).

The Pavia e Ansaldo team (Italy) included partners Dr Michele Cicchetti, Luca Cuomo and senior counsel Guglielmo Fabbricatore (all corporate/M&A).

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