Hengeler Mueller advises IBM on acquisition of IT Infrastructure Business from Lufthansa

08. December 2014

IBM has signed an outsourcing agreement with Deutsche Lufthansa under which IBM will acquire Deutsche Lufthansa's IT infrastructure business with approximately 1,400 employees and deliver IT infrastructure services to Deutsche Lufthansa over a term of seven years. The contract volume amounts to approximately EUR 1 bn for the entire term.

Hengeler Mueller advised IBM on the transaction. The Hengeler Mueller team was led by partner Christof Jäckle (Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt) and included partners Matthias Scheifele (Tax) (Frankfurt), Christoph Stadler (Competition, Düsseldorf) and Karsten Schmidt-Hern (M&A, Frankfurt) as well as associates Andres Hoger (Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt), Christian Lutz, Tobias Kahnert, Philip Goj (all Corporate/M&A, Munich), Christian Henning Müller (Competition, Düsseldorf), Christoph Trautrims, Annika Clauss (both Corporate/M&A), Gunther Wagner (Tax) (all Frankfurt), Shweta Vasani (Competition, Düsseldorf), Katharina Gebhardt (HR, Frankfurt), Alla Drößler (Regulatory, Düsseldorf) and Britta Süßmann (Tax, Frankfurt).

The in house legal team of IBM consisted of Karsten Schuy (Services, Frankfurt) Axel Beranek (Competition, Ehningen), Don Cepiel (Corporate/M&A, Armonk), Beatrice Esther Shipton and Frank Kohls (Labor Law, both Ehningen).