Hengeler Mueller advises Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional, Brazil, on acquisition of Stahlwerk Thüringen GmbH

20. May 2011

Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN), a leading Latin American steel producer with stock-market listings in São Paulo and New York, has acquired steel and cement plants in Spain as well as 100% of the shares in Stahlwerk Thüringen GmbH with a production capacity of 1.1 million tonnes of profile steel p.a. from the Spanish group Grupo Alfonso Gallardo. The completion of the transaction is subject to customary conditions.

CSN was advised on this transaction by an Integrated Team of Uría Menéndez, Madrid, and Hengeler Mueller. The Hengeler Mueller team was led in the Spanish and Portuguese language negotiations by Stefan Richter (M&A, Berlin). The team also included partners Jan D. Bonhage (Public Law, Berlin), Christian Hoefs (Labour, Frankfurt) and Alf-Henrik Bischke (Competition, Brussels) as well as associates Nicolai Lagoni (M&A, Berlin), Vera Jungkind (Public Law, Berlin) and Eckbert Müller (Labour, Frankfurt).