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Thomas speaks to US based Law.com International on big law firms` prospects in and outbound from the Bavarian capital

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Thomas has talked to Polly Botsford about his view on the two latest German court decisions about legal tech regarding smart-law and wenigermiete.de. As since 2011 more and more start-ups try to enter the legal market a core question arises: to what extent should only a legal professional be able to provide certain services. If you want to find out more about Thomas’ view on that topic.

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On in late spring 2019 Thomas kindly hosted a delegation of Irish lawyers including the former president of the Irish chamber of lawyers Adrian Bourke. The group discussed the recent influences of Brexit on Germany reflecting the views to a post-brexit perspective.

Topics were inter alia the possible transformation of Limiteds and LLPs in Germany, the influence on the trade of goods or the uphold of the Erasmus program as well as tuition fees and the way the public debate was held before the referendum took place. Despite the seemingly frantic talks in greater public media the talk worked quite, steady and rational.

The group came to the conclusion that a clear picture is not easy to be draw as the overall process between parliaments and governments is fluid and flexible. Though that uncertainty has already lead to some outcomes such as the move of the financial sector in London. What remains clear is that the overall results of Brexit shall not hinder the connection and exchange between the people of the different countries as seen with this talk.

On Friday the 22nd of March 2019 Thomas kindly hosted a delegation of Irish lawyers including the former president of the Irish chamber of lawyers Adrian Bourke. The group discussed the recent influences of Brexit on Germany reflecting the views to a post-brexit perspective. Topics were inter alia the possible transformation of Limiteds and LLPs in Germany, the influence on the trade of goods or the uphold of the Erasmus program as well as tuition fees and the way the public debate was held before the referendum took place. Despite the seemingly frantic talks in greater public media the talk worked quite, steady and rational.

The group came to the conclusion that a clear picture is not easy to be draw as the overall process between parliaments and governments is fluid and flexible. Though that uncertainty has already lead to some outcomes such as the move of the financial sector in London. What remains clear is that the overall results of Brexit shall not hinder the connection and exchange between the people of the different countries as seen with this talk.

tkslegal Berlin supports as Host Committee Firm the annual IBA European Start-up Conference on its premiere in Berlin

On 22nd of November this year Berlin hosted the third European Start-Up Conference of the IBA for its first time. Kindly presented by the IBA European Regional Forum and supported through the Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprise Committee, it took place at the EUREF Campus being one of the start-up hubs in Berlin. While formerly hosted in London the turn to Germans capitol becoming the center of a European start-up development is strengthened. The timing could not have been better, as the Siemens AG just recently announced to return to its roots in “Siemensstadt” to set up an innovation campus taking an investment commitment of about 600 million euros.

With the EUREF Campus and Adlershof, Siemensstadt forms a triangle of start-up development centers. As tkslegal Berlin we work with start-ups from all over the world including the formation and registration of companies. On their way of innovating and contributing to our society we want to support founders. Therefore, and as a Member of the Host Committee tkslegal Berlin was one of the supporting hosts.

JUVE reports on support of tkslegal Berlin for Erwin Hymer Group in its international acquisitions of Canadian Roadtrek and British Explorer Group.

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Taking place from 7-12 October 2018, the IBA Annual Conference is the premier conference for legal professionals worldwide to meet, share knowledge, network, build contacts and develop business relationships.

Don't just take our word for it. Here are some reasons why our delegates attend the IBA Annual Conference:

"It's been extremely important for me to have a global network. I have connections, good friends and colleagues from all over the world which I need for my business."
Thomas Kaiser Stockmann, tkslegal Berlin, Germany

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AcadeMedia, the north European market leader in educational services, acquired the German preschool company Step Kids Education GmbH (StepKe), running an expanding number of daycare facilities in North Rhine-Westphalia and Brandenburg. tkslegal Berlin has advised StepKe in the transaction.

Step Kids Education sold to AcadeMedia

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Erwin Hymer Group AG & Co. KG (EHG), the largest manufacturer of caravans and motorhomes, has acquired The Explorer Group Ltd., near Newcastle (England), with more than 400 employees. tkslegal Berlin has advised EHG in the transaction.

Erwin Hymer Group acquires The Explorer Group Ltd in England

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video: 2nd IBA Global Entrepeneurship Conference

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Der deutsche Wohnmobilhersteller Hymer übernimmt seinen kanadischen Wettbewerber Roadtrek und tritt damit als erster europäischer Hersteller in den umkämpften amerikanischen Markt ein. Hymer kauft alle Anteile an der Roadtrek Motorhomes und ihrer US-Tochter. Verkäufer ist die Private-Equity-Gesellschaft Industrial Opportunities Partners (IOP). Über den Kaufpreis wurde nichts bekannt....

Bild: Management Team EHG North America M. Brandt T. Kaiser Stockmann A. Weller

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Having its origin in the USA, crowdfunding has become a real alternative to traditional ways of investment, as it has expanded all around the world. The advantages are obvious: lending decisions are made much more quickly, the terms of diverse offers are more flexible and the default rate is increasing compared to conventional ways of getting a loan. Therefore the USA as well as the UK in Europe have already introduced new regulatory structures, in order to enable the upcoming market to benefit from its novel structure, rather than boxing crowdfunding- as well as crowdlending-platforms and -systems into existing, domestic legal structures.

Together with a number of IBA-colleagues I have contributed to the following text about how crowdfunding finds its way through common ways of assets.


Find out about the risks and new approaches crowdfunding has to face and what will change in the following years. Tell me what you think about it and the possibilities one could use by introducing new regulatory structures in a national or even supranational context.

Best as always
Dr. Thomas Kaiser - Stockmann

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Der Berliner Standort der skandinavischen Kanzlei Magnusson unter Leitung von Dr. Thomas Kaiser-Stockmann (55) wird zu TKS Legal: Die Umfirmierung erfolgt zum Juli. 2013 hatte Kaiser-Stockmann für Magnusson in Berlin eröffnet, zuvor hatte er dort den Standort der schwedischen Großkanzlei Mannheimer Swartling aufgebaut.

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The Berlin office of Swedish firm Magnusson has split off into an independent boutique, just two years after forming.

The boutique, tkslegal, will be led by Magnusson's Berlin managing partner Thomas Kaiser-Stockmann. He is taking eight members of staff, including a lawyer, trainees and paralegals with him to the new venture.

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Thomas Kaiser-Stockmann fortsätter på egen hand under namnet tkslegal.

Efter två och ett halvt år som en del av Magnusson International Verein bryter sig Berlinkontoret loss och fortsätter på egna ben. Thomas Kaiser-Stockmann med anställda kommer i fortsättningen bedriva verksamheten under det nya bolagsnamnet tkslegal, skriver byrån i ett pressmeddelande.

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Newsflash

tkslegal Berlin regularly releases a Nwsflash on hot topics and recent changes in the German legal field. Subjects usually covered are corporate, M&A and real estate law. The newsflashes are aimed at providing a practical overview to relevant legal situations, and have been prepared keeping international readers in mind, who don’t necessarily have prior knowledge of German law.

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Recent Transactions

Recent projects of tkslegal Berlin include the following:

 

Seed B-Financing

tkslegal Berlin advised LIFTT S.p.A. on next financing round.

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Logo: Amala

Advice to Amala Investment Partners LLC, Atlanta in the acquisition of the business Amala from it’s parent company Primavera Life GmbH, which is distributing natural cosmetics and essential oils worldwide, such as PRIMAVERA, a market leading brand for organic essential oils. Amala itself is a natural cosmetics brand within the premium luxury skin care market, distributed in exclusive spas and retailers.

Logo: Step Kids Education GmbH

Advice to German Kindergarten services provider Step Kids Education GmbH, running an expanding number of daycare facilities in North Rhine-Westphalia and Brandenburg, on its divestment to north European market leader in educational services, AcadeMedia.

Logo: Erwin Hymer Group

Advice to Erwin Hymer Group, a leading global manufacturer of motorhomes and caravans, on various projects including the acquisition in February 2016 of the Canadian company Roadtrek Motorhomes, Inc. and its US subsidiary with an annual turnover of €86 million, the acquisition of its Nordic distribution company CARAVAN NORD ApS with businesses in Norway, Sweden and Denmark in May 2016 as well as the acquistion of the Explorer Group with 400 employees in Newcastle, UK in February 2017.

Logo: Assa Abloy Deutschland GmbH

Thomas is Chairman of the Board of Assa Abloy Deutschland GmbH, the German subsidiary of the world leader in door opening solutions, listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

Logo: ctec

Advisor to a Finnish engineering- and IT-service provider in the purchase of TGB GmbH from Siemens Group, transaction volume of approximately €10 million.

Logo: Diaverum

For Diaverum, one of the world's leading renal care providers Thomas has advised on the purchase and performance of the German dialysis clinic Alter Teichweg in Hamburg, transaction volume over €30 million.

Diaverum Botschaft Capital Club

TKS hosted former British Secretary of Health Alan Milburn and Diaverum CEO Dag Andersson on a high-flyer panel discussion on Value-Based Health Care at the Embassy of the Nordic States in Berlin, 10 September 2014.

Logo: Kungsleden

Thomas has advised the Swedish publicly-listed real estate group in the acquisition and development of their German nursing home portfolio amounting to approximately €180 million, including the divestment of various single nursing homes. He also advised in the divestment of a commercial warehouse with a volume of about €8 million.

Logo: Nobel Education Network

Thomas has assisted the international private school provider in the acquisition of various private schools in Portugal, Turkey, Austria and other countries.

Logo: Step Kids Education GmbH

Advice to German Kindergarten services provider Step Kids Education GmbH on Kindergarten projects, corporate governance questions and general corporate advice, including the establishment of subsidiaries.

Logo: Residenz Gruppe Bremen

Advice to a German real estate developer in the purchase of 9 nursing homes, transaction volume of €70 million.