ecs Büro- u. Datentechnik Handelsges. mbH, Weilheim, was merged with Konica Minolta Business Solutions Deutschland GmbH, Hanover, effective October 1, 2015. With a team led by Hamburg-based Partner Dr. Jörg Schewe, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Konica Minolta comprehensively on the subsidiary’s reorganization and merger in connection with matters of corporate law and employment law. In addition to preparing and negotiating several asset deal purchase contracts, the merger agreement and the merger resolutions were also drafted and notarized.
The merger is part of a reorganization of the former ecs business divisions, as a part of which ecs initially sold individual software sales and service units. The remaining IT division of ecs was transferred to Konica Minolta IT Solutions GmbH after closing of the merger with Konica Minolta Business Solutions Deutschland GmbH.
Reorganizing allows Konica Minolta to integrate the entire output management and the ECM sector into Konica Minolta Business Solutions Deutschland GmbH. Simultaneously, the IT division of ecs was transferred to Konica Minolta IT Solutions GmbH. Konica Minolta provides its clients with a comprehensive portfolio covering all elements of digitization of business processes. Konica Minolta’s regional presence will remain unaffected by the reorganization. Both the former headquarters of ecs in Weilheim and the Kempten branch will be maintained in the new organizational structure.
Counsel to Konica Minolta:
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Dr. Jörg Schewe (M&A/Corporate, Lead),
Dr. Andreas Walle (Employment), both Hamburg
Dr. Karsten Kühne (Civil Law Notary), Berlin
Christoph Prochnau, LL.B. (Corporate),
Dr. Volker Voth (Employment), both Hamburg