Dr. HolgerNeumann

Partner

Франкфурт + 49.69.9726.3939

For more than 20 years, Holger Neumann has advanced the interests of clients in regulated industries by providing regulatory counsel before government agencies and representation in the administrative courts. He has a deep understanding of clients in regulated industries, in particular telecommunications, technology, aviation, and in environmental law matters. He has been recognized several times by Handelsblatt as one of the "best telecommunication lawyers in Germany."

Holger's recent representations illustrate the breadth of his regulatory practice. He represented telecommunications operators in investigations of the competition authority in numerous proceedings before the German Telecommunications Regulator (BNetzA) concerning price control, interconnection, licensing, and spectrum allocation. He litigated before the highest German Administrative court cases concerning frequency auctions and interconnection rate regulation. He represented satellite operators on frequency assignment issues, including the transfer and regulatory approval of frequency and orbital usage rights, and in litigation concerning these issues. Holger assisted several international providers of telecommunications and OTT services in international projects and advised on regulatory implications of IoT services, including technical regulation of drones and autonomous vehicles. He advises and in some cases litigated on issues of telecommunications services definition and notification obligations, telecommunications privacy and telecommunications data protection, lawful interception, secrecy, and technical security of telecommunications. In aviation law, Holger represents airlines in litigation against airport authorities concerning airport fees. He also advises on the liberalization of the European air transportation sector, advises the association of German airlines, and represents European aeronautical companies in litigation.

Holger is head of the Firm's German Government Regulation Practice and is Administrative Partner of the Frankfurt Office.

  • SUEZ to sell its SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations to PreZeroJones Day advised the French listed company SUEZ SA in its contemplated 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, as part of exclusive negotiations.
  • 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.
  • Nordson acquires InterSelect GmbHJones Day advised Nordson Corporation in its acquisition of InterSelect GmbH, a German designer and manufacturer of selective soldering systems used in a variety of automotive, aerospace, and industrial electronics assembly applications.
  • Plastic Omnium sells SULO Emballagen GmbH to FIELDS GroupJones Day advised Plastic Omnium Environment, the environment division of Compagnie Plastic Omnium, in the sale of SULO Emballagen GmbH to FIELDS Group.
  • 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.
  • Hyster-Yale acquires indirect control of Bolzoni S.p.A. for approximately €108.8 million (US$121.5 million)Jones Day advised Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. in the acquisition of 100 percent of Penta Holding S.p.A., the controlling shareholder of Italian listed company Bolzoni S.p.A., for €53.5 million (US$59.7 million) in cash, resulting in the launch of a mandatory tender offer for all of the remaining shares in Bolzoni S.p.A. for up to an additional €55.3 million (US$61.8 million), for a total consideration of up to €108.8 million (US$121.5 million).
  • Provider of cloud computing services is advised on worldwide telecoms regulationsJones Day advises a cloud computing provider on compliance with the applicable telecoms regulations across several jurisdictions across the world.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mitsui Chemicals acquires Heraeus Dental for €450 million (US$578 million)Jones Day advised Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. in its acquisition of the dental business of Heraeus Holding GmbH for €450 million (US$578 million).
  • Glatfelter acquires Dresden Papier for €160 million (US$209 million)Jones Day advised Glatfelter, a global manufacturer of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, on its acquisition of Dresden Papier GmbH from Fortress Paper Ltd. for €160 million (US$209 million).
  • E-Plus prevails in litigation concerning German 4G spectrum auctionJones Day represented German mobile operator E-Plus Mobilfunk GmbH & Co. KG before the highest German Administrative Court (Bundesverwaltungsgericht; BVerwG) in litigation concerning the 4G spectrum auction, resulting in the first ruling by the Bundesverwaltungsgericht regarding issues concerning auction of spectrum under German telecommunications law.
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