Dr. ThomasBerg

Counsel

Munich + 49.89.20.60.42.200

Dr. Thomas Berg has spent 15 years focusing on real estate transactional matters and real estate financing. In the real estate sector, he has extensive experience in the acquisition and disposal of commercial properties, e.g, retail buildings, light industrial and logistics properties, hotels, and shopping centers. Thomas advises international investors, mainly from the United Kingdom and the United States, on all aspects of their investments in German real estate, including related commercial agreements, such as property management agreements, and collaterals (creation of land charges, global assignment agreements, and pledges of shares). He also has extensive commercial leasing experience.

Thomas also has significant experience in the area of cross-border compliance investigations and recently was a member of a large multinational cross-border investigation in connection with proceedings initiated by U.S. and German regulatory and law enforcement authorities.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Thomas practiced for four years at an international law firm in Warsaw. Since joining Jones Day in Munich, he continues to advise on Poland-related cross-border matters, including private equity and share and asset transactions, and in the areas of real estate and commercial leases.

Experience

  • Materion to acquire Optics Balzers, AG for $160 millionJones Day is advising Materion Corporation, a global supplier of highly engineered advanced enabling materials, in its $160 million acquisition of Optics Balzers, AG, an industry leader in thin film optical coatings.
  • EPH buys Nhow hotelJones Day advised Eastern Property Holdings (EPH), which is listed on the Swiss stock exchange, in the acquisition of the shares of the owner of Nhow Hotel in Berlin-Friedrichshain, a Berlin design hotel with 304 rooms and a total area of 20,000 square meters.
  • Renewable Energy Holding S.à r.l. acquires Windpark Lauda-Heckfeld GmbH & Co. KGJones Day advised Renewable Energy Holding II Sarl, a Luxembourg-based fund, on the acquisition of Windpark Lauda-Heckfeld GmbH & Co. KG, an SPV operating an onshore wind farm in Bade-Wuerttemberg, Germany, from a German renewable energy group.
  • Milliken & Company acquires Borchers from The Jordan CompanyJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Borchers Group Limited, a global specialty chemicals company known for its innovative high-performance coating additives and specialty catalyst solutions, from The Jordan Company, L.P.
  • Amadeus FiRe AG acquires COMCAVE Holding GmbH, Dortmund for €200 millionJones Day advised Amadeus FiRe AG, Frankfurt, on the €200 million acquisition of 100% of the shares in the retraining specialist COMCAVE Holding GmbH, Dortmund.
  • Pandox acquires seven hotel properties in Germany from HR Group for €290 millionJones Day advised Pandox AB, a leading hotel investor in Northern Europe, on the acquisition of seven German hotel properties with a total of 1,532 rooms from HR Group for €290 million.
  • Pandox AB purchases two hotel properties in Hanover and The Hague (Netherlands)Jones Day advised Pandox AB on the €83 million purchase of two hotel properties and the respective hotel operations in Hanover and The Hague (Netherlands) from Grape Hospitality.
  • HOERBIGER Group acquires Deublin CompanyJones Day advised HOERBIGER Group, a privately-held industrial company headquartered in Switzerland, on the acquisition of Deublin Company, the leading manufacturer of rotating unions in the world.
  • Timken acquires BEKA Lubrication for $165 millionJones Day advised The Timken Company in its $165 million acquisition of BEKA Lubrication (BEKA), a leading global supplier of automatic lubrication systems.
  • StepStone Group forms joint venture with ActivumJones Day advised StepStone Group LP on the formation of a joint venture with Activum SG, an investor in European real estate related sectors, in connection with its investment in four residential and commercial real estate assets located in Spain and Germany.
  • INVISTA sells German HVA polymer asset to Indorama VenturesJones Day advised INVISTA in the sale of INVISTA Resins & Fibers GmbH to Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited.
  • Procter & Gamble acquires consumer health business of Merck KGaAJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company (“P&G”) in its €3.375 billion ($4.2 billion) acquisition of the worldwide consumer health business of Merck KGaA.
  • Newell Brands sells Winter Sports businesses to Kohlberg & Company for $240 millionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) in the sale of its Winter Sports businesses to private equity firm Kohlberg & Company for $240 million, subject to adjustment.
  • OEConnection Holdings acquires Clifford Thames GroupJones Day advised OEConnection Holdings, LLC in connection with its acquisition of Clifford Thames Group, a leader in automotive data creation and management with operations in Europe, the U.S., India, and Australia.
  • RPC Group acquires Global Closure Systems for €650 million (US$715.8 million)Jones Day advised RPC Group PLC in its €650 million ($715.8 million) acquisition of GCS Group, a leading global manufacturer and provider of closures and dispensing systems.
  • Pandox acquires 18 hotels in Germany for €400 million (US$437 million)Jones Day advised Pandox AB in its €400 million (US$437 million) acquisition of 18 hotels in Germany with a total of 3,414 rooms.
  • Goldman Sachs and Highgate Hotels acquires K+K Hotels GroupJones Day advised a consortium led by Goldman Sachs and Highgate Hotels, a leading hospitality investment and management company, in its acquisition, acquisition financing, and debt restructuring of the K+K Hotels group, which owns a portfolio of ten boutique hotels located in London, Paris, Barcelona, Munich, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, and Bucharest.
  • GfK sells animal and crop health divisionJones Day is representing GfK SE, a market research provider, in connection with the sale of its global animal and crop health division to a consortium consisting of Inflexion, a private equity investor, and the current management.
  • Blackstone Group acquires Ideal Shopping Direct from InflexionJones Day advised The Blackstone Group in its acquisition of Ideal Shopping Direct ("ISD"), a leading independent multi-channel retailer, from Inflexion.
  • Solvay divests its PCC business to ImerysJones Day advised Solvay in the divestiture of its PCC (precipitated calcium carbonates) business to Imerys.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • März 2019
      Compliance in der Immobilienwirtschaft - Internal Investigations, Jones Day Workshop
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