Hengeler Mueller advises THK on acquisition of linkage and suspension business from TRW Automotive

30. April 2015

THK, a leading manufacturer of linear motion systems for automobiles based in Japan, has announced the acquisition of the linkage and suspension business from TRW Automotive. TRW Automotive, one of the leading automotive suppliers worldwide, is listed on New York Stock Exchange. THK has been listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange since 2001.

Hengeler Mueller advised THK on the transaction. The Hengeler Mueller team was led by partners Christian Möller and Thomas Meurer (Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf) and included partners Christian Hoefs (HR, Frankfurt) and Alf-Henrik Bischke (Antitrust, Düsseldorf), counsel Patrick H. Wilkening (IP, Düsseldorf) as well as associates Björn Bork, Moritz Hennemann (Corporate/M&A), Eva Maria Frankenberger (IP), Peter Wehner (HR) and Philipp Cramer (Regulatory) (all Düsseldorf).

Hengeler Mueller worked in an integrated team together with the Japanese law firm Mori Hamada led by partner Naoya Shiota (Tokyo).