Eisenberger & Herzog, under the direction of partner Nidal Karaman, advised the Bavarian communication technology group KATHREIN on the sale of its Austrian business for mobile communication antennas and filters to the Swedish network supplier Ericsson. The complex cross-border transaction was managed by Ziems & Partner and Noerr in Germany.

KATHREIN’s products division is notable for its extensive experience in antenna design and research, as well as a strong IPR portfolio. KATHREIN and Ericsson have a long-standing business relationship.

The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2019.

Advisers to KATHREIN SE:

Transaction management: Ziems & Partner (Hans-Joachim Ziems, Elmar Geissinger)
Transaction advisor: Noerr LLP
Austrian Local Counsel: Eisenberger & Herzog (Nidal Karaman, Helmut Liebel, Jana Eichmeyer, Karoline Andréewitch, Martin Zankl)

Foreign counsel coordinated by Noerr:

Basham, Ringe y Correa (Mexico), Zhong Lun (China), Pryor Cashman LLP (USA), Jeantet Associés (France), Motta Fernandes Rocha (Brazil), Addleshaw Goddard (United Kingdom), Khaitan & Co. (India), Legance Avvocati (Italy), Eisenberger Herzog (Austria), Anorco (Panama), Pestalozzi (Switzerland), Allen & Gledhill LLP (Singapore), Kim & Chang (South Korea), Afridi & Angell (United Arab Emirates)