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CMS advises ABB on the ac­quis­i­tion of KEYMILE’s com­mu­nic­a­tion networks business 


An international team of CMS Switzerland and Germany under the lead of Stefan Brunnschweiler (CMS Switzerland) has advised ABB on all matters relating to the acquisition by ABB of the mission-critical communication business of the KEYMILE Group to strengthen its communication networks portfolio. This acquisition will enhance ABB’s industry-leading digital offering, ABB Ability, by adding extremely reliable communications technologies that are essential to maintain today’s dynamic and complex digital electrical grids.

The transaction is expected to close during the third quarter of 2017.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalisation and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees.

CMS Switzerland

Stefan Brunnschweiler, Lead and Relationship Partner Switzerland ABB, Corporate/M&A

Marquard Christen, Partner, Competition

Christian Gersbach, Partner, Employment

Mark Cagienard, Partner, Tax

Andrea Ferchl, Associate, Corporate/M&A

Daniel Burkhard, Associate, Corporate/M&A

Anna Tomaschek, Associate, Corporate/M&A

Stipe Jozic, Associate, Corporate/M&A

Mauro Nicoli, Associate, Competition

Marion Wyler, Associate, Competition

Dr Simone Brauchbar Birkhäuser, Counsel, IP

Caroline Gaul, Associate, IP

Nadia Bütler, Associate, IP

Thomas Zweifel, Associate, Real Estate & Construction

CMS Germany

Dr Thomas Meyding, Relationship Partner Germany ABB

Dr Peter Baisch, Lead Partner Germany, Corporate/M&A

Dr Alexandra Schluck-Amend, Partner, Insolvency

Dr Achim Lindemann, Partner, Employment

Dr Axel Funk, Partner, TMC

Dirk Loycke, Partner, Commercial

Kai Neuhaus, Partner, Competition

Dr Klaus Ikas, Partner, IP

Anna-Maria Cardinale-Koc, Associate, Corporate/M&A

Anna Schwarzer, Senior Associate, Insolvency

Nicolas Kreuzmann, Associate, Insolvency

Dr Julia Prieschl, Senior Associate, Employment

Dr Nikolaus Polzer, Senior Associate, Employment

Amelie Sulovsky, Associate, IP

Yasamin Rody, Associate, IP

Dr Michael Kraus, Counsel, TMC

Dr Dennis Heinson, Senior Associate, TMC

Patrick Vincent Zurheide, Associate, TMC

Dr Kai-Oliver Giesa, Counsel, Commercial