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CMS advises Springer on its acquisition of Papers


CMS has advised its longstanding client Springer Science+Business Media on the acquisition of all shares in the capital of Mekentosj B.V. and its UK subsidiary, Livfe Limited.

Mekentosj and Livfe are the developers of Papers, a software product for scientists for collecting and administering research literature, also featuring citing and sharing functionalities. Papers sales have taken off in the last couple of years, and the product is one of the most popular ones of its kind among researchers.

Springer has more than 6,000 employees worldwide, and is one of the most prominent global scientific publishers, with approximately 2,000 journals and 7,000 new books each year (2011 sales volume: approximately EUR 875 million).

The CMS team was headed by Roman Tarlavski and further comprised Christian Delgado, Damia van Laarhoven, Martijn van der Bie, Pauline Toet (all Corporate), Stephanie Dekker (Employment), Steffen Hagen (Intellectual Property) and Wouter Seinen (IT). Martin Mendelssohn and Toni Brown of CMS London advised in relation to Livfe Limited and English law.

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