The US chipmaker Qualcomm and the Japanese technology group TDK establish a multibillion dollar joint venture for the production of high-frequency chips, which are mainly used in smart phones. On the approximately three billion euro joint venture RF 360 Holdings Qualcomm will hold 51 percent, TDK, through its German subsidiary Epcos 49 percent. Qualcomm brings his experience with a power amplifiers, Epcos controls design and manufacturing systems and related patents in.
seat of RF 360 Holdings is Singapore, the corporate headquarters of approximately 4,000 Staff counted joint venture will be located in Munich. There RF has also Epcos, with nearly 25,000 employees, is one of Europe’s largest electronics supplier is established. 360 Holdings operates alongside Germany other facilities in six other European countries as well as Singapore, Japan, China, Korea and the United States.
DLA Piper: Jeff Baglio, Mark Lehberg (both San Diego), Dr. Benjamin Parameswaran (all leadership; all Corporate / M & A), Dr. Konrad Rohde (taxes ), Dr. Burkhard Meyer Lead (IP rights, both Frankfurt), Dr. Thilo von Bodungen (Commercial, Munich), Dr. Jan Dreyer (Antitrust, Cologne), Dr. Kai Bodenstedt (labor law; Hamburg), Dr. Marco Arteaga (pensions), Fabian Mills (Real Estate, both Frankfurt), Peter Jark (restructuring; Berlin), Andreas Meyer-Landrut (Cologne), Dr. Issachar Nicolaysen (Lead; both Corporate / M & A; Hamburg), Dr. Raimund Behnes (taxes; Frankfurt); Dr. Thilo Streit (Litigation & amp; Regulatory; Cologne), Dr. Anne Katrin Veit (pensions), Bernd Siebers (IP / IT), Silke Goschler (Commercial; all Munich); Associates: Dr. Fabian Klein, Nicolas Dumont (both Frankfurt), Dr. Judith Nink (Cologne; all IP / IT), Olga Blaszczyk, Kristin Herrmann (both Commercial, Munich), Timo Betjemann (Corporate; Cologne), Dr. Henriette Norda, Dr. Isabel Haug (both Employment; Hamburg), Carla Nicolai (Real Estate, Frankfurt), Andreas Habig (taxes; Frankfurt), Dr. Verena Pianka (Antitrust, Cologne), Alexa Matt Field (Litigation & amp; Regulatory; Berlin)
house right (San Diego): Rhonda Meyer, December Enriquez – known to the market
Morrison & amp; Foerster: Randy Laxer (Corporate / M & A; Tokyo), Dr. Christoph Wagner (corporate / technology / media; both lead), Kristina Ehle (IT), Hanno Timner (labor law), Dr. Andreas Grünwald (antitrust), Dr. Wolfgang Schönig (IP), Christoph Wing (Real Estate); Associates: Robin Eyben, Dr. Jan Eckert, Johannes Hieronymi (all Corporate / M & A; all Berlin); Leopold Aguilar, Stuart Beraha, Masato Hayakawa (Tokyo), Rufus Pichler (San Francisco)
house right (Epcos; München): Peter Knoll (General Counsel), Robert Christmann (labor law), Heiko Schneider, Pia pieces, Kai Dräger, Angela Förster
WTS (Munich): Lothar Härteis (taxes)
LMR Lindemann Mentzel (Munich): Dr. Ralph Mentzel
Background: Qualcomm has been one of the global tribe clients of DLA Piper. The German team led by Parameswaran was now, however, as far as known the first time working for the US company. The Hamburg partner has by JUVE information on very close contacts with the office in San Diego. Beside him, the Hamburger Counsel Dr. Nicolaysen Issachar was with in the leadership
Also, the technology group TDK reached with the mandating of Morrison & amp. Foerster back on a firm, which he knows well internationally. However, the US firm had in the mandate, in which the German subsidiary Epcos plays a central role, according to reports however claim in a pitch. The German lawyers advised the Munich module manufacturer and its Japanese parent for the first time. In Germany Morrison had opened in Berlin until 2013., the media and transaction expert Christoph Wagner came his time with the majority of the Berlin team of Hogan Lovells. In this deal reportedly beside him especially senior associate Robin Eyben was visibel.
When TDK had acquired seven years ago Epcos, the Japanese attacked at Linklaters and its partner Dr. Klaus Hoenig back. Epcos turn sat on Clifford Chance and a team led by Dr. Wolfgang Richter, however, is a partner at CMS Hasche Sigle since last year. Even away from the takeover by TDK Clifford was for years often worked for Epcos and discussed about in several capital measures. (René Bender)