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CMS advises Deutsche Seereederei on joint venture with DER Touristik


Hamburg – DSR Holding, a subsidiary of Deutsche Seereederei, and the DER Touristik Group are teaming up to form a joint venture. The two companies each hold 50% of the newly established DR Hospitality GmbH & Co. KG, which is headquartered in Hamburg and Rostock. The merger includes the A-ROSA, aja, Henri Hotels, Hotel Neptun and Hotel Louis C. Jacob brands. The joint venture is aiming to become the European market leader in environmentally friendly and sustainable tourism through its A-ROSA Resorts & Hideaways, aja and Henri Hotels brands.

Details of the joint venture were not disclosed. The transaction is currently awaiting approval from the relevant competition authorities.

A CMS team headed by Hamburg-based lead partner Dr Sebastian Orthmann advised Deutsche Seereederei on legal and tax aspects of the transaction.

CMS Germany for Deutsche Seereederei

Dr Sebastian Orthmann, Lead Partner, Hamburg, Real Estate/M&A
Dr Navid Anderson, Counsel, Frankfurt/Main, Corporate/M&A
Laura Moosleitner, Senior Associate, Hamburg, Real Estate/M&A
Christoff Soltau, Partner, Hamburg, Merger Control
Philipp Lotze, Partner, Hamburg, TMC
Dr Olaf Thießen, Counsel, Hamburg, Tax

For REWE Group/DER Touristik

Inhouse at REWE Group

Christoph Schmid, Lead/M&A Legal
Dr Vanessa Farmand
Dr Beatrice Fischer, both Competition

ProData GmbH (Tax)

Lara Schmitz von Hülst


Dr Daniel Grewe, Partner
Dr Jennifer Lynn Konrad, Counsel, both Lead, both Corporate/M&A
Dr Stefan Glasmacher, Associate
Alina Häck-Olßon, Associate
Constanze Hartmann, Associate, all Corporate/M&A
Christoph Frey, Partner, Tax
Dr Stephan Pötters, Counsel
Miriam Binger, Associate, both Data Protection
Thomas Dorando, Counsel
Lisa Schönberger, Associate, both Employment

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