Gleiss Lutz advises ASML on its acquisition of Berliner Glas Group
Gleiss Lutz has advised Netherlands technology group ASML on its acquisition of the Berliner Glas Group. Closing of the transaction is subject to the customary regulatory clearances. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chip-making equipment. Its vision is a world in which semiconductor technology is everywhere and helps to tackle society’s toughest challenges. ASML contributes to this goal by creating products and services that let chipmakers define the patterns that integrated circuits are made of. ASML continuously raises the capabilities of its products, enabling its customers to increase the value and reduce the cost of chips. By helping to make chips cheaper and more powerful, ASML helps to make semiconductor technology more attractive for a larger range of products and services, which in turn enables progress in fields such as healthcare, energy, mobility and entertainment. ASML is a multinational company with offices in more than 60 cities in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. ASML employs more than 25,800 people on payroll and flexible contracts (expressed in full time equivalents).
Berliner Glas Group is a leading global supplier of optical key components, assemblies and systems as well as high-quality refined technical glass. It develops and manufactures products involving optics, mechanics and electronics at five locations in Germany, Switzerland and China. With a workforce of over 1,600, Berliner Glas Group provides made-to-measure solutions of the highest quality to its customers across the medical technology, semiconductor, metrology, laser, space and display industries.
In ASML’s legal department, the transaction was handled by René Bos (Legal Director Corporate) and Luuk Bressers (Senior Legal Counsel Antitrust & Compliance).
The following Gleiss Lutz team advised ASML on the transaction: Dr. Martin Viciano Gofferje (partner, lead), Daniel Ahnert, Dr. Johannes Weigel, Dr. Christoph Meissner, Vanessa Sánchez (all Berlin), Dr. Christian Cascante (all M&A), Dr. Stefan Mayer (partner), Christian Heinrichs, Dr. Marcel Duplois, Dr. Leonhard Kornwachs (all tax, all Frankfurt), Dr. Rut Steinhauser (partner), Anke Siemer-Arcq, Viktoria Kothe, Dr. Larissa Schobert (all employment/pensions), Dr. Alexander Molle (partner), Jan Hinrichs (both IT, all Berlin), Dr. Jacob von Andreae (partner), Aylin Hoffs (both regulatory, both Düsseldorf), Dr. Alexander Fritzsche (partner), Dr. Saskia Kirchgeßner (both competition/antitrust), Frank Schlobach (partner), Patrick Reuter (both finance), Dr. Eike Bicker (partner), Marina Stoklasa (both compliance), Svenja Heck (real estate, all Frankfurt), Simon Wegmann (data protection, Berlin).
Gleiss Lutz served as lead counsel, working together with Swiss law firm Homburger and Chinese law firm Fangda.