Dr. HolgerNeumann


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As leader of the Firm's German Government Regulation Practice, Dr. Holger Neumann has, for more than 20 years, advanced client interests by providing regulatory counsel before government agencies and representation in the administrative courts. His agency litigation experience includes cases before national German administrative courts, appellate courts, and the German Supreme Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht) and extends to European courts, including the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Holger's practice focuses on regulated industries: telecommunications, media, and technology; transportation (in particular aviation); and environmental regulation.

Holger's recent representations illustrate the breadth of his regulatory practice. He represented satellite operators on spectrum issues, and he assisted providers of telecommunications and OTT (over-the-top) services in international projects and advised on regulatory implications of IoT (internet of things) services, including technical regulation of drones and autonomous vehicles. He advises on procedures before the German Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Bundesnetzagentur) on market regulation, notification obligations, telecommunications privacy and data protection, lawful interception, and technical security of telecommunications.

In aviation law, Holger represents airlines against airport authorities concerning airport fees and advises on the liberalization of the European air transportation sector. In environmental law, Holger's practice covers contamination issues, waste and chemical law, and occupational and product safety regulations.


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  • 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.
  • SUEZ sells its SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations to PreZeroJones Day advised the French listed company SUEZ SA in its largest sale of SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations - excluding plastic recycling and hazardous waste treatment activities - in four continental Europe countries: the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, and Poland to PreZero, the environmental division of Schwarz Group.
  • Google defends Gmail against European telecommunication regulationJones Day represented Google LLC against the German telecommunications regulatory agency in administrative court proceedings concerning the obligation to notify Gmail as an Electronic Communication Service (ECS).
  • Lufthansa receives favorable ECJ ruling to challenge airport feesJones Day represents Deutsche Lufthansa AG in litigation against the State of Berlin and the operator of the Berlin-Tegel airport.
  • Technology services company conducts international telecommunications law reviewJones Day conducted a comprehensive assessment of a technology services company's new communication product offered to multinational business owners, with respect to communications and encryption regulations from over 80 countries worldwide.
  • 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.
  • Koch-Glitsch acquired Julius Montz from Pfaudler GroupJones Day advised Koch-Glitsch, a subsidiary of Koch Engineered Solutions (KES) and its parent company Koch Industries, Inc., in the acquisition of chemical and pharmaceutical process equipment and technology supplier Julius Montz GmbH (Montz) from the Pfaudler Group, a portfolio company of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG).
  • Aurora Resurgence sells Alltub Group to One Equity PartnersJones Day advised Aurora Resurgence in the sale of portfolio company Alltub Group to One Equity Partners.
  • Safran completes €8.7 billion agreed tender offer targeting Zodiac Aerospace's shares creating global leader in aircraft equipmentJones Day represented Safran in connection with its €8.7 billion agreed tender offer targeting Zodiac Aerospace's shares to create a global leader in aircraft equipment.
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  • Wabtec acquires Gerken GroupJones Day advised Wabtec Corporation in its acquisition of Gerken Group SA, a leading manufacturer of specialty carbon and graphite products for rail and other industrial applications.
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  • 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.
  • Findos Investor acquires Rhenoflex business from ICLJones Day advised Findos Investor GmbH in the acquisition of the Rhenoflex business unit based in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and in China.
  • Total finalizes acquisition by Arkema of Total's Bostik Adhesives unit for €1.74 billion (US$2.2 billion)Jones Day represented Total SA in the €1.74 billion (US$2.2 billion) acquisition by the French group Arkema, one of the world’s major players in specialty chemicals, of its Bostik affiliate, a global adhesives company.
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