Hengeler Mueller advises EPH on acquisition of lignite operations from Vattenfall

18. April 2016

Vattenfall has today signed an agreement to sell Vattenfall’s lignite operations to the Czech energy company EPH with its financial partner PPF Investments. Within the transaction, EPH Group together with PPF Investments will acquire four lignite-fired power stations with a total capacity of 8,000 MW from Vattenfall located in Eastern Germany and the associated open-cast mines in the Lausitz region.

Hengeler Mueller is advising EPH on the transaction. The Hengeler Mueller team is led by Daniel Wiegand (M&A, Munich), Steffen Oppenländer (M&A, London), Dirk Uwer (Public Law, Düsseldorf), Matthias Scheifele (Tax, Frankfurt), Christian Hoefs (Labour, Frankfurt), Thorsten Mäger (Antitrust, Düsseldorf), counsels Daniel Zimmer and Jörg Meinzenbach (both Energy, Düsseldorf) as well as associates Philipp Dornbach, Sebastian Meul, Benedikt C. Läufer, Thomas Krawitz (all Corporate, Munich), Martin Radtke, Moritz Rademacher, Deniz Tschammler (all Public Law, Düsseldorf), Anja Balitzki (Antitrust, Düsseldorf), Christian Häußer, Susanne Walzer (both Labour, Frankfurt) and Marius Marx (Tax, Frankfurt).

The EPH inhouse legal team consisted of Marek Spurny (General Counsel) and Ondrej Novak.