Contacts

Dr. Ernst-Albrecht von Beauvais, LL.M. (Berkeley)

Partner

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Stephan Manuel Nagel, LL.M. (EUI)

Partner

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Dieter Lang, LL.M.Eur.

Partner

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Dr. Dirk Lorenz

Partner

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Dr. Gregor Staechelin

Partner

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Dr. Gunbritt Kammerer-Galahn

Partner

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Dr. Jan Kern

Partner

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Dr. Michael Johannes Pils

Partner

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Johannes Simon, LL.M. (Durham)

Partner

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Sabine Schomaker

Partner

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Cristina Böckle

Salary partner

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Dr. Marcel Leines

Associate

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Contacts

Dr. Ernst-Albrecht von Beauvais, LL.M. (Berkeley)

Partner

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Stephan Manuel Nagel, LL.M. (EUI)

Partner

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Dieter Lang, LL.M.Eur.

Partner

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Dr. Dirk Lorenz

Partner

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Dr. Gregor Staechelin

Partner

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Dr. Gunbritt Kammerer-Galahn

Partner

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Dr. Jan Kern

Partner

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Dr. Michael Johannes Pils

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Johannes Simon, LL.M. (Durham)

Partner

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Sabine Schomaker

Partner

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Cristina Böckle

Salary partner

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Dr. Marcel Leines

Associate

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29 May 2019

Taylor Wessing advises REWE Group on acquisition of Lekkerland Group

The REWE Group has taken over the Lekkerland Group. In doing so, REWE has entered the wholesale market in Germany and created a new "Convenience" division under the REWE Group umbrella. Under the leadership of the Düsseldorf Partners Dr. Ernst-Albrecht von Beauvais and Stephan Manuel Nagel, the international law firm Taylor Wessing advised REWE Group on all legal aspects of the transaction. The acquisition is still subject to the condition precedent of various antitrust approvals.

The REWE Group, with headquarters in Cologne, is one of the leading trading and tourism groups in Germany and Europe with locations in 21 European countries. With more than 360,000 employees, the group generates an annual turnover of 57.8 billion Euros.

Lekkerland AG & Co. KG is a German wholesaler for food, beverages and tobacco products and, in addition to Germany, is also active in Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain. Lekkerland supplies convenience and petrol station shops, the food retail trade, hotels, restaurant chains and other wholesale consumers. The group of companies employs almost 5,000 people.

The team based around Ernst-Albrecht von Beauvais and Stephan Manuel Nagel had already successfully advised the REWE Group on the takeover of the coop society in 2016. At the end of 2017, Taylor Wessing also advised the REWE Group on the takeover of 70 Kaiser's Tengelmann branches in the course of settling the dispute with EDEKA over ministerial approval.

Legal advisors REWE Group

Taylor Wessing Germany: Dr. Ernst-Albrecht von Beauvais (Partner, Lead Management M&A, Düsseldorf), Stephan Manuel Nagel (Partner, Lead Management Competition law, Düsseldorf), Dr. Kathrin Monen (Partner, M&A, Düsseldorf), Sonja Leutnant (Partner, M&A, Düsseldorf), Daniel Mursa (Associate, M&A, Düsseldorf), Cristina Böckle (Senior Associate, M&A, Düsseldorf), Marcel Leines (Associate, M&A, Düsseldorf), Dr. Stefan Horn (Senior Associate, Competition law, Hamburg), Dr. Melanie Kaspers (Associate, Competition law, Düsseldorf), Paulina Stemmler (Associate, Competition law, Düsseldorf), Konstantin Schrader (Senior Associate, Competition law, Hamburg), Dr. Simon Weppner (Partner, Tax, Düsseldorf), Patrick Grzella (Associate, Tax, Düsseldorf), Sebastian Rünz (Senior Associate, Commercial, Düsseldorf), Markus Pfadt (Associate, Commercial, Munich), Dr. Joachim Mandl (Partner, Real Estate, Düsseldorf), Dr. Christian Werthmüller (Associate, Real Estate, Düsseldorf), Dr. Michael Pils (Partner, Employment, Düsseldorf), Johannes Simon (Partner, Employment, Düsseldorf), Dr. Tim Eickmanns (Associate, Employment, Düsseldorf), Hanna Caesar (Associate, Employment, Düsseldorf), Marc Müller (Partner, Employment, Hamburg), Jan Kern (Partner, Employment, Hamburg), Jonas Warnken (Associate, Employment, Hamburg), Dr. Gunbritt Kammerer-Galahn (Partner, Insurance law, Düsseldorf), Dr. Dieter Lang (Partner, Regulatory, Hamburg), Lars Borchardt (Associate, Regulatory, Hamburg), Dr. Gregor Staechelin (Partner, Logistics, Frankfurt), Arndt Schlegel (Associate, Logistics, Hamburg), Mareike Gehrmann (Partner, IT, Düsseldorf), Dr. Jan Schumacher (Partner, IP, Düsseldorf), Dr. Nora Wessendorf (Associate, IP, Düsseldorf), Sabine Schomaker (Partner, Banking, Frankfurt), Michael Beyer (Associate, Banking, Frankfurt), Dr. Dirk Lorenz (Partner, Compliance, Munich), Dr. Rebekka Krause (Partner, Compliance, Munich), Dr. Jonas Woitzyk (Associate, Compliance, Munich)

Taylor Wessing Austria: Dr. Raimund Cancola (Partner, M&A), Philip Hoflehner (Partner, M&A), Allan Hahn (Associate, M&A), Martin Eckel (Partner, Competition law), David Konrath (Senior Associate, Competition law)

Taylor Wessing Netherland: Evert-Jan Osnabrugge (Partner, M&A), Alex Korolev (Associate, M&A), Dave Sieler (Partner, Employment), Bram Nijhof (Associate, Competition law)

Simont Braun Belgium: Steven Callens (Partner, M&A), Axel Maeterlinck (Partner, M&A), Tine Bauwens (Associate, M&A)
Rousaud Costas Duran Spain: Javier Olmos (Partner, M&A), Marti Crespo (Associate, M&A)

Deloitte: Karsten Hollasch (Partner, Frankfurt), Silvio Ritz (Düsseldorf), Thomas Gruhn (Frankfurt)

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer: Dr. Thomas Wessely (Partner, Competition law), Enrica Schaefer (Associate, Competition law), both Brüssel

Inhouse Counsel: Volker Dürschlag (Head of Legal Affairs), Dr. Rainer Koll-Möllenhoff (Lead Management, Head of M&A Legal), Christiane Fabel, Christoph Schmitt (both M&A), Dr. Andre Dennisen (Head of Tax M&A), Lara Schmitz von Hülst (Tax M&A), Dr. Vanessa Farmand (Head of Competition law), Dr. Carsten Bronny, Philipp Maack (both Competition law), Dr. Marcus Steinberg (Purchasing/Cooperations), Dr. Jens Emsinghoff (Commercial), Pia Conrad, Michael von Karczewski (Real Estate), Constance Müller (Employment)

 

 

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