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Allen & Overy advises Swiss Life on the acquisition of CORPUS SIREO


13 August 2014

Allen & Overy has advised Swiss Life on the acquisition of CORPUS SIREO.  

Swiss Life Group takes over Germany's leading independent provider of real estate-related services with retroactive effect as of 1 January 2014, thus further developing its position in the field of real estate asset management. The sellers are three German savings bank institutions, namely Sparkasse KölnBonn (50%), Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf (25%) and Frankfurter Sparkasse (25%). The transaction is to be completed in the second half of 2014; however, it is still subject to clearance by the cartel authorities. 

CORPUS SIREO, with its head office in Cologne, was founded in 1995 and is the leading independent provider of real estate related-services in Germany today.  From eleven locations in Germany and Luxembourg, the company manages real estate worth approximately EUR 16 billion and generates sales of approximately EUR 160 million.  Among its clients are investors, banks and companies with their own real estate portfolios.

Swiss Life Group is a leading European comprehensive life and pensions and financial service solutions provider.  In the core markets Switzerland, France and Germany, Swiss Life offers comprehensive and individual advice plus a broad range of own and partner products to individuals and corporations through its sales force and distribution partners such as brokers and banks. 

The Allen & Overy team comprised partners Dr. Hans Schoneweg (transaction management), Dr. Malte-M. Holthaus (both corporate/M&A), Markulf Behrendt (employment and benefits), Dr. Ellen Braun (competition law, all Hamburg), Frank Herring (capital markets, Frankfurt), Dr. Jan Schröder (insurance, Düsseldorf), counsel Marie-Luise von Buchwaldt (corporate/M&A, Hamburg), senior associates Dr. Murad Daghles, Dr. Christian Ronge (both corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf), Dr. Christian Hilmes, Dr. Marcus Grühn, Dr. Per Lessmann (all real estate), Dr. Rüdiger Klüber (corporate/M&A, all Hamburg), Dennis Kunschke (capital markets, Frankfurt), Dr. Dorothea Tachezy (corporate/M&A, Munich) as well as associates Dr. Michael Knott, Dr. Julien Zazoff (both real estate), Vera Thiemann, Evelyn Graß (both competition law), Sören Seidel, Dr. David Wagner (both employment and benefits, all Hamburg), Fabio Borggreve (corporate/M&A), Frederik Jahn (banking and finance), Dr. Nicole Blinn, Dr. Andreas Ziegler (both public law, all Frankfurt), Dr. Johanna Bäcker, Krisztian Rozsa (both corporate/M&A) and Miray Kavruk (IP, all Düsseldorf).

From the Luxembourg office, partner Fabian Beullekens (corporate), counsel Arne Bolch (banking and finance), senior associates Jan Boeing (capital markets) and Torsten Sauer (corporate) as well as associate Nadja Schrader (banking and finance) provided support. 




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