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1 July – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Allen & Overy is advising R…

1 July – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Allen & Overy is advising Royal Bank of Scotland on all aspects of the €5.8 billion takeover bid for HeidelbergCement AG by Spohn Zement GmbH. Royal Bank of Scotland has extended the necessary credit facilities; governed by German law.

The Allen & Overy team includes partners Wolfgang Melzer and Dr. Hartmut Krause as well as associates Dr. Christian Haslach and Matthias Horn (Frankfurt).

Wolfgang Melzer comments: “Our Frankfurt set-up is optimal for leveraged acquisitions. Depending on the client’s choice to document the acquisition facilities under German or English law, we have the resources to staff the deal with German or English lawyers. Other partners contribute the necessary expertise in takeover law and tax.”

For further information please contact either Wolfgang Melzer (wolfgang.melzer@allenovery.com), Tel. +49 69 2648 5724 or Dr. Hartmut Krause (hartmut.krause@allenovery.com), Tel.: +49 69 2648 5782 or Jo Shepherd (jo.shepherd@allenovery.com), Tel: +44 (0) 20 7330 2195.

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