Hengeler Mueller advised RWE on all-cash offer for Essent shareholders

13. January 2009

On January 12, 2009, RWE Aktiengesellschaft and the Dutch Essent N.V. reached an agreement on the terms and conditions for a binding all-cash offer by RWE to the shareholders of Essent to acquire all shares of Essent excluding Essent's distribution network and waste management operations.

The Hengeler Mueller team included partners Wolfgang Meyer-Sparenberg and Andreas Austmann (M&A, Düsseldorf), Thomas Cron and Heinrich Knepper (Financing, Frankfurt), Horst Satzky (Competition, Frankfurt) and Christoph Stadler (Competition, Düsseldorf), Christian Hoefs (Labour, Frankfurt) and Dirk Uwer (Regulatory/Energy, Düsseldorf) in addition to associates Michael Breyer, Ingo Fuchs, Sven Greulich, Philipp Hanfland, Markus Röhrig, Thoralf Herbold, Christian Schröder and Maurice Séché (all Düsseldorf) as well as Klaus Hellermann, Matthias Neumann, Hendrik Bockenheimer, Alexander Wenz and Judith Erren (all Frankfurt).

Hengeler Mueller worked on this transaction together with the law firm Norton Rose, Amsterdam (lead partners: Weero Koster and Mauro Mattiuzzo).