Hengeler Mueller advises METRO on sale of real,- business in Eastern Europe

06. December 2012

On 30 November 2012, METRO GROUP signed an agreement with the French retailer Groupe Auchan on the sale of Real’s business in Eastern Europe. Groupe Auchan will take over the operational activities and real estate assets of the METRO GROUP in Poland, Romania, Russia and Ukraine. The sale is subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities.

Hengeler Mueller advises METRO Group on this transaction. The Hengeler Mueller team is led by partner Christof Jäckle (M&A, Frankfurt) and includes partners Georg Seyfarth (M&A, Düsseldorf), Christoph Stadler (Antitrust, Düsseldorf), Matthias Scheifele (Tax, Frankfurt), Christian Hoefs (Labour, Frankfurt) as well as senior associates Christian Schmies, Antje Hagena (both Frankfurt), Holger M. Kleinhenz, Enno Ahlenstiel (both Düsseldorf) and associates Björn Bork (Frankfurt) and Hendrik Reffken (Düsseldorf).

Hengeler Mueller worked on this transaction together in a team with Studnicki Płeszka Ćwiąkalski Górski (Poland), Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (Russia) and Schönherr (Romania and Ukraine).