HenningHeinrich

European Counsel

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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

  • 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 sells 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 in the acquisition of 100 percent 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.
  • Vocke Industries acquires assets of Summary AGJones Day represented Vocke Industries GmbH in connection with its acquisition of the business of Summary AG, a production e-commerce company with an emphasis on the sectors of fitness, household, gardening, fashion, and lifestyle products, by means of a distressed asset deal.
  • Arsenal Capital Partners sells IGM Resins to AstorgJones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners (“ACP”) on the full shop auction of IGM Resins Cooperative U.A. and its group (“IGM”) to European private equity firm Astorg as the successful bidder.
  • CVC Capital Partners acquires Teva's International Women's Health assets for $703 millionJones Day advised CVC Capital Partners in its $703 million acquisition of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's International (non-US), Women's Health assets.
  • Riverside invests in Impeo Software GmbHJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in Impeo Software GmbH (Impeo), an add-on for its Fadata platform.
  • Gimv acquires stake in JoolzJones Day represented Gimv N.V. in connection with its acquisition of a 40% stake in the Amsterdam-based company Joolz, a unique fast growing premium pushchair brand with leading positions in various markets, next to the founder Emile Kuenen and the managing director Stan Vermeulen.
  • VREP sells interests in ZMDI to IDT for $307 millionJones Day advised VR Equitypartner GmbH ("VREP), a joint subsidiary of DZ BANK and WGZ BANK, on the $307 million sale of all interests in Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG (ZMDI) by Global ASIC GmbH ("Global ASIC"), family office Elber GmbH and Freistaat Sachsen (the Free State of Saxony) to a wholly owned subsidiary of Integrated Device Technology, Inc. ("IDT").
  • 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.
  • XIO Group acquires COMPO EXPERT business from Triton PartnersJones Day advised XIO Group on the fund's inaugural investment in the secondary leveraged buyout from Triton Partners of the COMPO EXPERT business, a leading supplier of specialty fertilizer products for professional applications.
  • Idenix enforces patent against Gilead in Germany over sofosbuvirJones Day represents Idenix Pharmaceuticals LLC (a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.) in patent litigation against Gilead in Landgericht Düsseldorf in Germany over sofosbuvir, the active ingredient in Sovaldi® and Harvoni®, Gilead's blockbuster drugs for treating Hepatitis C.
  • DBAG Fund VI acquires Huhtamaki Films for €141 million (US$175.7 million)Jones Day advised DBAG Fund VI, a fund advised by Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, in the management buyout and related debt financing of Huhtamaki Films, a company active in the manufacturing and finishing of films that are mainly used for technical applications in the label, adhesive tape, hygiene, and health care industries, as well as building and construction, automotive, packaging, and graphic arts industries, for €141 million (US$175.7 million).
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