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Ralf Kurney

Ralf Kurney


CMS Hasche Sigle
Lennéstraße 7
10785 Berlin
Languages English, German

Ralf Kurney is a transactional lawyer with an international practice, specialising in M&A, private equity and corporate reorganisations. He advises on cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures as well as post-merger integration projects.

Ralf joined what is now CMS in 1988 and was seconded to the CMS office in London in 1991/1992. He became a partner in 1993 and works out of our Berlin office.

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Relevant experience

  • Advising on sale of Edi.Son Energietechnik GmbH to Finnish Eltel Group Corporation
  • Advising Danish investors Topdanmark Lisforsikring and PKA on sale of a joint real estate portfolio company for EUR 240 million to Immeo AG
  • Advising private equity firm capiton on the acquisition of shareholdings in Gess & Partner GmbH, a temporary employment agency, the Kautex group (mechanical engineering) and KD Pharma Bexbach GmbH, a leading manufacturer of highly concetrated omega-3 fatty acids
  • Advising Herlitz PBS AG on the sale of its subsidiaries Falken Office Products GmbH (Germany), Delmet Prod srl (Romania) and Herlitz UK Ltd. to Swiss Biella group
  • Advising Japanese Takeda Pharmaceutical on its international corporate reorganisation following the takeover of Swiss Nycomed A/S (post-merger integration)
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  • 1988: Second state law examination
  • 1985 - 1987: Trainee lawyer
  • 1984: First state law examination
  • Studied law and business economics at Münster, Speyer und Hagen
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Lectures list

  • Various seminars / lectures on "Mergers & Acquisitions"
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CMS ad­vises in­vest­ment man­ager Bail­lie Gif­ford on in­vest­ment in Ger­man...
The glob­ally act­ive in­vest­ment man­ager Bail­lie Gif­ford has par­ti­cip­ated in the latest Series B fin­an­cing round of the Bav­ari­an elec­tric air taxi pi­on­eer Lili­um...
CMS ad­vises capiton on Ger­many's first GP-led Single-As­set Sec­ond­ary Trans­ac­tion
A team of CMS law­yers headed by Part­ners Dr. Eva An­nett Grigoleit and Dr. Ig­or Sten­zel and Coun­sel Patrick Lühr were part of the group of in­ter­na­tion­al ad­visors man­dated by capiton for this highly com­plex private equity trans­ac­tion...
CMS ad­vises in­vest­ment man­ager Bail­lie Gif­ford on in­vest­ment in Flix­Mobil­ity
A CMS Ber­lin team led by Ralf Kur­ney and Stef­fen König ad­vised Bail­lie Gif­ford on all leg­al as­pects of tak­ing a stake in the European mar­ket lead­er for long-dis­tance coach travel...
CMS ad­vises on the sale of the geodata ser­vice com­pan­ies imp and JIE to...
Sweco GmbH has ac­quired all shares in imp GmbH and its Ser­bi­an sub­si­di­ary JIE d.o.o.. Two of the pre­vi­ous share­hold­ers of imp will re­main work­ing as dir­ect­ors for the com­pany in fu­ture...
CMS ad­vises on the sale of 231 Play GmbH to Jam City
A CMS team headed by the Part­ner Ralf Kur­ney has ad­vised IWEF on all leg­al as­pects of this trans­ac­tion...
CMS ad­vises Rus­si­an in­sur­ance group RESO-Garantia on ac­quis­i­tion of ERGO...
Rus­si­an in­surer SPAO RESO-Garantia has ac­quired ERGO In­sur­ance Com­pany Ltd., a Rus­si­an sub­si­di­ary of the ERGO Group, from ERGO In­ter­na­tion­al AG...
CMS ad­vises Grupa Azoty on ac­quis­i­tion of COMPO EX­PERT
Warsaw-lis­ted stock cor­por­a­tion Grupa Azoty S.A. has entered in­to a con­di­tion­al share pur­chase agree­ment for the ac­quis­i­tion of COMPO EX­PERT group, headquartered in Mün­ster, Ger­many, from XIO group, a Lon­don-headquartered private equity firm, fol­low­ing a
CMS ad­vises capiton on the sale of its shares in Kau­tex Maschinen­bau Gruppe
capiton IV GmbH & Co. Beteili­gungs KG sells its shares in Kau­tex Hold­ing GmbH based in Bonn (Ger­many) to Plastech Beteili­gungs GmbH based in Vi­enna (Aus­tria)...
CMS ad­vises capiton on sale of Gess Group
capiton IV GmbH & Co. Beteili­gungs KG has sold its stake in Gess & Part­ner GmbH, an em­ploy­ment ser­vice pro­vider based in Düs­sel­dorf, to JR Hold­ing AG.
CMS ad­vises BIP Candy & Toys Ger­many on the Ac­quis­i­tion of IFC In­ter­na­tion­al...
BIP Candy & Toys Ger­many GmbH has ac­quired ef­fect­ive 1 April 2017 the busi­ness of IFC In­ter­na­tion­al Food Co­oper­a­tion Ger­many GmbH from the in­solv­ency ad­min­is­trat­or Hartwig Al­bers. As a res­ult of the trans­fer it was pos­sible to main­tain the busi­ness unit w
CMS ad­vises capiton on the Ac­quis­i­tion of a Ma­jor­ity Stake in Gemaco-Group
capiton V GmbH & Co. Beteili­gungs KG has entered in­to an agree­ment on the ac­quis­i­tion of a ma­jor­ity stake in Gemaco Group with the cur­rent ma­jor­ity share­hold­er Saf­fel­berg In­vest­ments...
CMS Ger­many ad­vises Hexagon Com­pos­ites on the Ac­quis­i­tion of xperion E&E
Hexagon Com­pos­ites ASA ("Hexagon") has ac­quired from AVANCO GmbH all shares in xperion En­ergy & En­vir­on­ment GmbH ("xperion E&E").