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CMS Hasche Sigle advises the Barkats Group and LaJonciere


Two real property companies belonging to the Hannover Leasing Gruppe, Pullach, near Munich, with offices in Dresden and Berlin have been acquired by the Barkats Group as majority shareholder and the LaJonciere Group as minority shareholder via their respective German and Luxembourg subsidiaries. A team of CMS Hasche Sigle lawyers, led by Munich partner Dr Peter von Borch, advised Barkats Group and LaJonciere on the transaction. The two transactions, which had a total volume of over EUR 75m were financed by ABN AMRO Bank N.V., London, as senior loan lender and by Investec Bank (UK) as mezzanine lender. The structure included both asset deal and share deal components.

The office buildings at Wiener Platz in Dresden will be completed in 2004. The office areas (over 12,000 m²) are leased long-term to VBG Verwaltungs-Berufsgenossenschaft and to two company health insurance schemes. On the ground floor there are shops with a total area of over 2,500 m² and below that parking and storage facilities.

The office building in Markgrafenstraße in Berlin was completed in December 2005 and handed over to VBG Verwaltungs-Berufsgenossenschaft, which has leased the building long-term as sole tenant. The building has 6,000 m² of office space together with storage and underground parking facilities.

Adviser to Barkats Group / LaJonciere:
CMS Hasche Sigle, Munich
Dr Peter von Borch (lead partner)
Birte Paulmann (due diligence, real property)
Karen Eldred (due diligence, corporate)
Philipp Melzer (financing)
Dr Angelika Thies (tax)

Contact CMS Hasche Sigle:

Dr Peter von Borch
Tel. +49 (0)89 23807 -130
E-mail: [email protected]

About CMS Hasche Sigle:

CMS Hasche Sigle is one of the leading German law firms with more than 420 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. CMS Hasche Sigle operates at all the major business centres. It has offices in Berlin, Cologne, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Dresden, Brussels, Belgrade, Moscow and Prague.

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 European law firms. With over 575 partners, a total of 2,000 lawyers and tax consultants and around 3,800 support staff we advise our clients in 24 countries in Europe and further afield on legal and tax issues.

Local strength, legal and tax advice tailored to the requirements of the market combined with a substantial amount of business and organisational integration form the basis for high-quality international legal advice.

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 57 offices in 24 countries in Western and Central Europe, North and South America, Asia and North Africa.

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