Four firms lead e3.2 billion auto acquisition by Daimler and Rolls Royce

March 23, 2011 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hengeler Mueller, Latham & Watkins and Sullivan & Cromwell have taken leading roles a e3.2 billion joint takeover offer of engine-maker Tognum by Daimler and Rolls-Royce.

Freshfields is advising Daimler with a team led by corporate partners Andreas Fabritius and Chistoph Gleske in Frankfurt and Ferdinand Fromholzer in Munich.

Hengeler is acting for Rolls Royce with a team led from Düsseldorf by co-managing partner Matthias Hentzen and Andreas Austmann. The team also includes corporate partners Oliver Rieckers and Alexander Nolte. Competition and regulatory aspects of the deal are being handled by partners Markus Röhrig and Dirk Uwer.

Tognam is represented by Latham & Watkins, which put forward a team led by Frankfurt corporate partners Hans-Jürgen Lütt and Wilhelm Reinhardt.

Goldman Sachs – the financial advisor to Daimler on the deal - is advised by Sullivan & Cromwell. Frankfurt corporate partner Carsten Berrar leads the Sullivan team.

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