HenningHeinrich

European Counsel

Düsseldorf + 49.211.5406.5500

Henning Heinrich focuses his practice on non-technical intellectual property matters, including trademark, design, copyright, domain name, know-how, trade secret, and software as well as unfair competition/passing off matters. He has significant trial experience and has represented clients before national and European jurisdictions and institutions. In his litigation, counseling, and transaction work, Henning assists clients on matters relating to advertising, licensing, fighting against piracy and counterfeiting (including customs border seizures), and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he provides advice and represents clients in a variety of commercial matters.

Henning advises companies seeking corresponding legal advice and representation in a variety of industries, in particular in the sectors of automotive, industrial products and services, consumer products, household goods, beverages, and cosmetics.

Experience

  • UPL sells stake in Advanta Enterprises to KKRJones Day advised UPL Limited in its $300 million sale of a 13.33% stake in its subsidiary, Advanta Enterprises Limited, to KKR.
  • Karos takes over goFLUXJones Day advised Karos, French leader in carpooling services, in connection with its acquisition of goFLUX, the German carpooling app with a matching algorithm which determines a suitable meeting point for drivers and passengers.
  • Ahlström Capital BV and Nidoco AB invest in the Decor business of Ahlstrom-MunksjöJones Day advised Ahlström Capital BV and Nidoco AB in the acquisition of the Decor business of Ahlstrom-Munksjö.
  • Findos Investor sells Rhenoflex GmbH to Coats GroupJones Day advised Findos Investor GmbH in the €115 million sale of Rhenoflex GmbH, one of the leading global manufacturers of sustainable structural material solutions for the footwear industry, to Coats Group plc.
  • EcoVadis acquires ecotrekJones Day advised EcoVadis SAS, the purpose-led 27th French unicorn whose mission is to provide globally trusted business sustainability ratings, in connection with its acquisition of ecotrek, a sustainability data mining startup focusing on automated supplier monitoring for the entire supply chain based on publicly available data points.
  • Bessemer Venture Partners leads $42 million Series B investment in UpvestJones Day represented Bessemer Venture Partners as lead investor in the $42 million Series B financing round of Upvest, a company that provides cloud-based banking-as-a-service (BaaS) by offering their ready-to-go APIs to fintechs to offer their end customers investment products including everything from ETFs and stocks to crypto assets.
  • Portage Ventures (Sagard) leads $15 million Series A funding round of getquinJones Day represented Portage Ventures (Sagard), with participation from Horizons Ventures, embedded/capital and sino AG and angel investors such as N26 founder Maximilian Tayenthal and Scalable Capital founder Erik Podzuweit, in the $15 million Series A financing round of getquin, a social network for discussing and analyzing stocks, cryptocurrencies, and other investment opportunities.
  • Web Financial Group sells all its technology business to AllfundsJones Day represented Web Financial Group, S.A. in the sale of all its technology business to Allfunds, one of the world’s leading B2B WealthTech platforms for the fund industry.
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE’s investment arm SevenVentures invests in GroverJones Day advised SevenVentures, the investment arm of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, in its investment in Grover, the leading consumer-tech subscription platform.
  • Cenntro Electric Group acquires majority interest in Tropos Motors Europe GmbHJones Day advised Cenntro Electric Group Limited, a leading EV technology company with advanced, market-validated electric commercial vehicles, in the acquisition of a 65% equity interest in Tropos Motors Europe GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mosolf SE & Co. KG.
  • PTTGC acquires allnex from AdventJones Day advised PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited in the €4 billion acquisition of allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International.
  • SevenVentures invests in GroverJones Day represented SevenVentures, the investment arm of ProSiebenSat.1 Group, in connection with its investment in Grover, Europe's market leader in consumer tech subscriptions.
  • Aream and ERG co-develop early stage solar portfolio in Eastern GermanyJones Day advised Aream Group, a Düsseldorf-based developer in the area of sustainable energy infrastructure, in connection with the conclusion of a co-development agreement with Italian ERG Group to implement an early stage solar portfolio of around 600 MW in Eastern Germany.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Deutsche Beteiligungs AG sold investment in InfianaJones Day advised DBAG Fund VI, a fund advised by Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG), on the auction sale of the portfolio company Infiana Group GmbH and indirectly all of its subsidiaries to funds advised by Pamplona Capital Management.
  • AURELIUS sells Solidus Solutions for €330 million (US$375.6 million)Jones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the full shop auction sale of the Solidus Solutions group to funds advised by Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
  • Lincoln Electric buys out its joint venture partner in Kaynak Teknigi Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.Jones Day advised Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. in the buyout of its joint venture partner in Kaynak Teknigi Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. ("Askaynak") to advance Lincoln Electric's regional growth strategy.
  • Essilor acquires Brille24Jones Day advised Essilor International in the acquisition of 100% of Brille24 GmbH, one of the leading online retailers of optical products in Germany.
  • SAP acquires Qualtrics for $8 billionJones Day advised SAP in its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc., the global pioneer in the experience management software category.