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CMS Hasche Sigle advises walter services on acquisition of two Telekom call centres

02/02/2007

walter services ComCare GmbH & Co. KG has acquired from Vivento Customer Services GmbH (VCS), a job creation company belonging to Telekom, two call centres in Cottbus and Suhl. The transaction is subject to approval by the Federal Cartel Office. On completion of the deal walter services will take over approx. 480 employees from VCS.

As early as October 2006 walter services had purchased five call centres in Aachen, Dresden, Halle, Lübeck and Magdeburg from VCS and in so doing took over a total of 700 staff

Walter services group has already been advised by CMS Hasche Sigle on earlier transactions; for example, CMS Hasche Sigle also advised the walter services group on the previous acquisition of the five call centres from Vivento in 2006 and on the acquisition of service centres from the pay-TV broadcasting station Premiere in 2005. CMS Hasche Sigle has also been providing the Swiss Beisheim group with legal advice for many years. The last occasion was the sale of walter services group to the Dutch investor Gilde.

Adviser to walter services
CMS Hasche Sigle
Dr Petra Schaffner, (M&A, corporate; lead partner)
Christopher Jordan (employment)
Dr Pietro Fringuelli (outsourcing)
Michael Kamps (outsourcing)

Contact CMS Hasche Sigle:
Dr Petra Schaffner
Tel.: +49 (0) (0)221 7716-131
E-mail: [email protected]

About CMS Hasche Sigle:
CMS Hasche Sigle is one of the leading German law firms with more than 450 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 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 47 business centres 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 23 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 http://www.cmslegal.com.