FriederikeSteininger

Partner-in-Charge Munich

(T) + 49.89.20.60.42.200

With more than 20 years of experience, Friederike Steininger (née Göbbels), Partner-in-Charge of the Munich Office, advises clients on all legal questions and matters pertaining to German labor and employment law including transaction-related work. She works with clients nationally and internationally, especially human resources departments and the management, always having an eye on the practical challenges and business needs of the client.

Friederike regularly represents companies in formal proceedings before courts as well as before regulatory and administrative bodies. Her technical experience covers support and representation related to the negotiation of works council agreements including reconciliation of interests or social plans in connection with restructuring or outplacement measures.

Friederike is coordinator of Jones Day's European Labor & Employment Practice and is experienced in conducting pan-European employment-related projects. She is also a member of the Jones Day European benefits group and has substantial experience handling or coordinating benefits issues (e.g., pensions, incentive programs, stock option plans) in transactions.

Friederike has published, among others, a guidebook of practical solutions in connection with the creation of employment agreements governed by German law.

Experience

  • Nordson acquires Optical Control GmbH & Co. KGJones Day advised Nordson Corporation in its acquisition of Optical Control GmbH & Co. KG, a German designer and developer of high speed, fully automatic counting systems utilizing x-ray technology.
  • SAP sells Content as a Service (CaaS) business to VeriskJones Day advised SAP SE in the sale of its Content as a Service (CaaS) business, which includes the Environmental Health and Safety Regulatory Content (ERC) and Environmental Health and Safety Regulatory Documentation (ERD) teams and data assets to Verisk, a leading data analytics provider.
  • Ratioparts joins Riverside's Arrowhead platformJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing, with co-investor Investcorp, of Ratioparts, an add-on to the Arrowhead Engineered Products (Arrowhead) platform.
  • Energy company terminates transfrontier employment contractsJones Day assisted an energy company with the termination of transfrontier employment contracts, including benefit plan matters, social security, and tax aspects.
  • Materion acquires Heraeus' target materials businessJones Day advised Materion Corporation, a global supplier of highly engineered advanced enabling materials, in its $30 million acquisition of the principal portion of the high-performance target materials business of the Heraeus Group.
  • Global communications manufacturer successfully secures licensing agreementJones Day represented a global communications manufacturer in negotiations with a mobility solutions partner to license the right to use its software, brand, and to distribute its solutions and devices in North America and Europe.
  • Lam Research attempts merger with KLA-TencorJones Day represented Lam Research Corporation in its proposed acquisition of all outstanding shares of KLA-Tencor Corporation in a cash and stock transaction that placed an equity value on KLA-Tencor of approximately $10.6 billion based on its closing stock price on October 20, 2015.
  • Solvay divests its PCC business to ImerysJones Day advised Solvay in the divestiture of its PCC (precipitated calcium carbonates) business to Imerys.
  • Cardinal Health acquires Cordis for $1.9 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health, Inc. in its acquisition of Johnson & Johnson's Cordis business, a leading global manufacturer of cardiology and endovascular devices, for $1.9 billion in cash.
  • Mahle acquires thermal division from Delphi Automotive for $727 millionJones Day advised Mahle GmbH in the acquisition of the thermal division of automotive supplier Delphi PLC for $727 million.
  • Safran forms joint venture with Airbus GroupJones Day advised Safran SA, an international high-tech group and first-tier equipment supplier in aeronautics and space, defense, and security, on the creation of a joint venture named "Airbus Safran Launchers" with Airbus Group, a world leader in aeronautics, space, defense, and related services.
  • Astellas Pharma sells German over-the-counter (OTC) portfolio to Santo Holding (Deutschland) GmbHJones Day advised Astellas Pharma in the sale of its German over-the-counter (OTC) portfolio to Santo Holding (Deutschland) GmbH.
  • One Equity Partners sells wound care business of Systagenix to Kinetic Concepts for $485 millionJones Day advised One Equity Partners in connection with the sale of the wound care business of Systagenix to Kinetic Concepts, Inc. for $485 million.
  • Nordson acquires Kreyenborg Group's polymer processing companiesJones Day advised Nordson Corporation in its acquisition of Kreyenborg GmbH and BKG Bruckmann & Kreyenborg Granuliertechnik GmbH companies.
  • Fortune 500 life sciences company acquires medical device developerJones Day advised a Fortune 500 life sciences company in its acquisition of a developer and manufacturer of medical devices for approximately $300 million cash.
  • SAP acquires enterprise multichannel e-commerce company hybrisJones Day advised SAP AG in connection with its acquisition of hybris AG.
  • Harris Corporation sells Broadcast Communications to Gores Group for $225 millionJones Day advised Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, in connection with the sale of its global Broadcast Communications Division to The Gores Group for $225 million consisting of $160 million in cash, a $15 million subordinated promissory note, and up to $50 million in an earnout.
  • USG completes sale of European businesses to Gebr. Knauf Verwaltungsgesellschaft KGJones Day advised USG Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of building materials, in connection with its sale of wholly-owned European business operations to Gebr. Knauf Verwaltungsgesellschaft KG, through its subsidiaries, a producer of building materials.
  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company acquires maritime interests of Chemring MarineJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in connection with the £32 million (US$50 million) acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Drew Marine of the maritime interests of Chemring Group PLC, a designer, manufacturer, and seller of counter-improvised explosive device (IED) equipment, countermeasures, pyrotechnics, and munitions.
  • Plansee Holding completes sale of PMG to VVGJones Day assisted Plansee Holding AG in connection with its sale of PMG Group, a specialized manufacturer of powder metal components for the automotive industry, to Vermögensverwaltung Erben Dr. Karl Goldschmidt GmbH (VVG), a financial holding company.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • May 15, 2014
      European Labor & Employment Conference 2014: Managing Today’s Employment Relationships Across Europe
    • 18. April 2013
      Jährliche Tagung: Europäisches Arbeits- und Sozialrecht
    • April 18, 2013
      2013 Annual European Labor & Employment Conference
    • October 4, 2012
      German Labor & Employment Seminar
    • June 21, 2012
      European Labor & Employment related compliance issues: The latest developments in Labor law impacting local or multi-national employers
    • April 28, 2007
      Emerging Trends in European L&E Law and their Impact on Multi-National Corporations
    • April 26, 2007
      European Labor and Employment Issues Facing the Financial Services Industry
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