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CMS Hasche Sigle advises Huber Packaging Group on joint venture in Russia

11/09/2007

The largest German manufacturer of tinplate packaging, Huber Packaging Group, is building a facility in the greater Moscow area with a Russian partner to produce tinplate packaging for the industrial chemicals sector there.

Huber Packaging Group will take management responsibility for the joint venture whose new holding company was established in the Netherlands. Production in Russia will commence at the beginning of 2008. Once the plant has reached the level of expansion currently planned, which will involve a substantial level of investment, it will employ 150 staff manufacturing high-quality packaging for paints and lacquers. A strategy of gradually opening up export markets in surrounding countries will be pursued. With this development Huber Packaging Group is continuing its expansion and taking advantage of the dynamic trends in high-growth markets to boost its international profile. After Austria and Hungary Russia operation will be Huber's third production facility abroad.

Legal advisers to Huber Packaging Group GmbH & Co. KG
CMS Hasche Sigle (Stuttgart)
Dr Maximilian Grub (Lead Partner), Dr Ulrich Thiem, Dr Florian Hofer (both Corporate)

CMS Hasche Sigle (Moscow)
Irene Engel, Ernest Agajan

CMS Derks Star Busmann
Roman Tarlavski, Kuif Klein Wassink, Cars-Jan van Gool

Contact CMS Hasche Sigle:

Dr Maximilian Grub
Tel.: +49 (0) )711 9764-322
E-mail: [email protected]

About CMS Hasche Sigle:

CMS Hasche Sigle is one of the leading German law firms with more than 500 lawyers. It covers the entire area of commercial law and provides legal advice to major German and international companies from a wide spectrum of industry. It has offices in Berlin, Cologne, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Dresden, Brussels, Belgrade, Moscow and Shanghai.

CMS Hasche Sigle is a partnership of lawyers and tax consultants; for register details / list of partners see www.cms-hs.com

CMS Hasche Sigle is a member of CMS, an alliance of leading independent European law firms. With over 595 partners, a total of 2,000 lawyers and tax consultants and around 4,200 support staff we advise our clients at commercial locations in 48 business centres in Europe and further afield on legal and tax issues.

In addition to CMS Hasche Sigle, the following firms are also members of the CMS alliance: CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni (Italy), CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo (Spain), CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (France), CMS Cameron McKenna LLP (Great Britain), CMS DeBacker (Belgium), CMS Derks Star Busmann (the Netherlands), CMS von Erlach Henrici (Switzerland) and CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz (Austria). CMS has 58 offices in 25 countries around the world.

For further information on CMS Hasche Sigle see www.cms-hs.com and on the CMS alliance see http://www.cmslegal.com.