JUVE reports on ROCAN advice: Shurgard acquires Pickens

With a volume of around EUR 120 Mio., it is one of the biggest self-storage transactions in the European market recently.

March 8, 2024

ROCAN advises Lindab on its acquisition of Airmaster A/S

Lindab, a leading ventilation company in Europe, has signed an agreement to acquire Airmaster, a leading European company in decentralised ventilation. With the acquisition, Lindab establishes a new product area within the Group.

March 1, 2024

ROCAN advises Trioworld Group on its acquisition of Wentus

Wentus GmbH develops and produces flexible packaging films in and for various segments, in particular food and hygiene products. Trioworld Group is active in the development and production of various plastic packaging for different sectors.

February 14, 2024

ROCAN matter nominated for GCR Awards 2024

The prestigious Global Competition Review has nominated one our matters for the GCR Awards 2024: Google’s data processing commitments towards the German Federal Cartel Office have been nominated in the category “Behavioural matter of the year – Europe”.

February 6, 2024

WirtschaftsWoche – ROCAN amongst the best law firms for compliance

One of the leading German business magazines, WirtschaftsWoche, has named ROCAN as one of the most renowned law firms for compliance in its annual ranking and has listed ROCAN-founding partner Timo Angerbauer as a top lawyer for compliance.

February 5, 2024

ROCAN named top law firm for antitrust law in GCR 100

The international Global Competition Review has included ROCAN in its list of the best law firms for antitrust law in Germany. We are delighted to be included in the prestigious GCR 100 ranking.

January 10, 2024

ROCAN advises Investcorp Technology Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in VEDA GmbH

VEDA GmbH is a provider of HR software and Payroll-as-a-Service. The company offers its customers a platform solution for digital HR management, including payroll, time and safety management, recruiting, personnel development and learning management.

January 8, 2024

ROCAN advises Texmo Group on the acquisition of a majority stake in Feinguss Blank

In the future, the group will operate under the name Texmo Blank and will focus on the production of high-quality castings in the US, Europe and Asia with approx. 1,750 employees.

December 20, 2023

ROCAN advises Aviat Networks on the acquisition of NEC’s wireless transport business

Aviat Networks, Inc., is a leading expert in wireless transport and access solutions and is listed on the NASDAQ Global Market. The acquisition of NEC Corporation’s wireless transport business via an asset purchase is meant to increase the scale of Aviat Networks, enhance its product portfolio and create a more diversified business.

December 12, 2023

ROCAN partner speaks on GCR panel

ROCAN partner Tobias Pukropski will be speaking on a panel on “Foreign direct investment and the Courts” at Global Competition Review´s Foreign Investment Control conference.

December 6, 2023

ROCAN honored at Best of Legal Awards

The most innovative law firms are honored for special projects.

December 1, 2023

ROCAN grows with Associate

ROCAN continues to grow with the addition of Kaya Ricarda Ricken as an Associate.

November 15, 2023

»ROCAN rolls up the market« – Juve

Following its nomination for the Juve “new law firms” award, ROCAN is recommended by Juve for antitrust in its Handbook of Commercial Law Firms 2023/2024.

November 14, 2023

ROCAN advises Google on FCO’s investigation regarding Google’s data processing conditions

Rocan has advised Google on the German Federal Cartel Office’s investigation regarding Google’s data processing conditions, including on Google’s commitments to the Federal Cartel Office.

October 17, 2023

ROCAN advises thyssenkrupp and Wilhelmsen on bundling their 3D printing capacities

ROCAN has advised German industrial group thyssenkrupp and Norwegian shipping group Wilhelmsen on antitrust aspects of the bundling of their 3D printing capacities in the joint venture “Pelagus 3D” and has coordinated merger control filings worldwide.

October 13, 2023

ROCAN advises the shareholders of the Ovofit Group on the sale to Eureden

Ovofit specializes in the production and distribution of an extensive range of processed egg products and vegan egg substitutes. Eureden is a cooperative agriculture and food company based in France with around 19,500 cooperative farmers and 8,500 employees.

October 9, 2023

ROCAN advises Hawle Austria on the acquisition of Erhard Group

Hawle Austria has acquired the German Erhard Group. The Erhard Group is a supplier of water flow control solutions for the entire water cycle and has production sites in Germany and Poland. Hawle Austria manufactures and sells quality products for water supply worldwide.

September 18, 2023

ROCAN grows with senior associate

We are pleased to announce that, as of September 1,2023, Dr. Fabian Grossmann joined our practice from Hengeler Mueller, where he was an antitrust lawyer for the past five years.

September 1, 2023

Juve nominates ROCAN for Juve Awards 2023

Juve, the publication covering the German legal market, has nominated ROCAN for this year’s Juve awards in the category for new law firms (“Gründerzeit”). With this award, Juve looks beyond individual areas of law to assess the development of newly established law firms and, in particular, their management performance.

August 24, 2023

German Chapter - GLI Merger Control Guide 2023

ROCAN has contributed the German chapter to the Global Legal Group Merger Control Guide 2023

July 20, 2023

New guidance by the European Commission?!

On 1 June 2023, the Commission issued its revised Horizontal Guidelines (Horizontal Guidelines) as well as the revised Block Exemption Regulations for Research and Development (R&D BER) and Specialization Agreements (Specialization BER). The following summarizes some key changes and puts a focus on the changes most relevant in practice:

July 14, 2023

Cheat Sheet: Regulatory Triple Control

The EU’s Foreign Subsidies Regulation will start to apply in one week, on 12 July 2023. Together with merger control and foreign investment control, the FSR could lead to a regulatory triple control of transactions in the future.

July 5, 2023

ROCAN advises Techno Design on strategic partnership with Gerry Weber

Techno Design specializes in collection creation in the fashion industry and manages all processes in the global supply chain. Techno Design will take over the existing sourcing operations of the Gerry Weber Group and cater to all the global sourcing needs.

July 1, 2023

GCR 40 under 40 – ROCAN-Partner included

The renown Global Competition Review has included our partner Tobias Pukropski in its worldwide “40 under 40”-list of the next generation of leading foreign investment control lawyers.

June 22, 2023

Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers – ROCAN is one of Germany’s best law firms

Handelsblatt, one of the largest business newspapers in Germany, and Best Lawyers have named ROCAN as one of Germany’s best law firms for antitrust and regulatory.

June 16, 2023

WirtschaftsWoche – ROCAN again amongst the most renowned law firms for antitrust

One of the leading German business magazines, WirtschaftsWoche, in its annual ranking has named ROCAN again as one of the most renowned law firms for antitrust law and has listed all three ROCAN-founding partners Timo Angerbauer, Paul Drößler and Tobias Pukropski as top lawyers for antitrust.

June 9, 2023

ROCAN advises Katjes Greenfood on the investment in mymuesli

Katjes Greenfood, the venture capital arm of the Katjes Group, recently acquired a 10.1% stake in mymuesli, the world’s first online provider of customised organic muesli.

May 26, 2023

brand eins 2023 – ROCAN once again one of the best law firms in Germany for competition law

The renowned German business magazine brand eins lists ROCAN as one of the best law firms in Germany for competition law and ranks ROCAN in Tier 1 (4 of 4 stars).

May 17, 2023

Legal Pitfalls in the Life of a Startup - Event at the Düsseldorf Startup Week.

On 23 May 2023, YPOG and ROCAN will host a joint event at Startup Week Düsseldorf: Legal Pitfalls in the Life of a Startup.

May 5, 2023

JUVE reports on ROCAN: Maxburg sells Maltego to Charlesbank

Funds advised by Maxburg Capital Partners and all other shareholders have sold their participations in the open source intelligence software provider Maltego GmbH to vehicles controlled by the Boston-based Charlesbank Technology Opportunities Funds.

April 28, 2023

ROCAN advises BME on the acquisition of Gebhardt Bauzentrum

BME is one of the leading building materials trading companies in Europe and Germany. Gebhardt offers a comprehensive product portfolio of building materials with a focus on building construction, interior construction, roofing as well as gardening and landscaping.

February 16, 2023

Rocan advises Visma on the majority acquisition of H&H

VISMA has acquired the majority of shares of the H&H Data Processing and Consulting Company.

January 31, 2023

Secret Topics? Antitrust & FDI Outlook 2023

Read our “Secret Topics? Antitrust & FDI Outlook 2023” here.

January 26, 2023

ROCAN advises Lone Star in the framework of GTT Communications’ emergence from chapter 11

We advised LSF XI Investments, LLC and its affiliates (“Lone Star”), GTT Communications’ largest secured term loan lender, in the framework of the chapter 11 restructuring of the company.

January 18, 2023

EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation enters into force

M&A transactions have so far been subject to merger control and foreign investment control in the EU. With the EU’s Regulation on Foreign Subsidies (FSR) having entered into force today (and its rules fully applying from 12 July 2023), the EU has now effectively introduced an additional merger control regime for certain M&A deals.

January 12, 2023

Juve reports on ROCAN: Merger between Pepper and GSG (Pepper) inter alia runs platforms like Mydealz. Together, Pepper and Global Savings Group (GSG) form a multinational technology company.

December 13, 2022

ROCAN advises Dermapharm on acquisition of Arkopharma

The drugspecialist Dermapharm will acquire Arkopharma, a French manufacturer of nutritional supplements and over-the-counter herbal medicines. The seller is the private equity investor Montagu.

November 10, 2022

Euromoney recognizes ROCAN partner as Rising Star

Euromoney has named ROCAN partner Tobias Pukropski among its 2022 Rising Stars for competition and antitrust in Germany.

October 27, 2022

ROCAN advises Zertus on investment in Well Plus Trade

Zertus GmbH has acquired a 50%-stake in Well PlusTrade GmbH, a leading supplier of protein-based sports nutrition.

October 11, 2022

Post-Summer Outlook: Antitrust & FDI

Read our “Post-Summer Antitrust & FDI Outlook” here. On one page, we summarise four key expectations for the coming months.

September 28, 2022

Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers – ROCAN is one of Germany’s best law firms

Handelsblatt, one of the largest business newspapers in Germany, counts ROCAN amongst Germany’s best law firms.

July 1, 2022

ROCAN advises Highsnobiety on the acquisition of a majority stake by Zalando

The transaction brings together content and commerce.

June 20, 2022

WirtschaftsWoche – ROCAN amongst the most renowned law firms for antitrust

One of the leading German business magazines, WirtschaftsWoche, has named ROCAN as one of the most renowned law firms for antitrust law and has listed all three ROCAN-partners as top lawyers for antitrust.

June 14, 2022

ROCAN advises WKS Druckholding on the acquisition of Häuser Druck

WKS group is one of the leading print and media service providers in German-speaking Europe and expands its range of services as a full-service provider in the print industry via the acquisition of Häuser KG.

June 10, 2022

Antitrust and foreign investment control law - Rocan hosts an event at the Düsseldorf Startup Week

Düsseldorf will host its seventh Startup Week from 20-24 June 2022. The startup scene around Düsseldorf will meet at around 120 events.

May 23, 2022

brand eins 2022 – ROCAN one of the best law firms in Germany for competition law

The renowned German business magazine brand eins listed ROCAN as one of the best laws firms in Germany for competition law – less than nine months after ROCAN’s foundation.

May 16, 2022

ROCAN advises Lindab on the acquisition of Felderer AG

The Lindab Group, a leading European company for ventilation technology, strengthens its local market position with the acquisition of Felderer AG and multiplies its Germany-wide sales.

May 3, 2022

ROCAN advises dnata on the acquisition of Wisskirchen Handling Services

dnata expands its European footprint by entering into the German market and will further develop its position as a leading global cargo services provider.

April 22, 2022

ROCAN advises Quadriga Capital on investment in United Therapy

Quadriga Capital Funds support the growth of UNITED THERAPY.

March 24, 2022

ROCAN advises Air Hamburg on the sale of its business to Vista Global Holding

Air Hamburg, a provider of private jets, sells its business to Vista Global Holding.

February 21, 2022

Merger Control Outlook 2022

Read our "Merger Control Outlook 2022" here, in which we summarise four key points for merger control this year, based on an analysis of the complex merger control proceedings by the EU Commission and the German Bundeskartellamt in 2021.

January 25, 2022

Technical cooperations between competitors after the "emission cartel" decision

Read our client briefing on Technical cooperations between competitors after the "emission cartel" decision here

December 14, 2021

Bundeskartellamt publishes guidelines on the new Competition Register for Public Procurement - Q&A

The German competition regulator Bundeskartellamt has published guidelines and a practical guide on the new German Competition Register for Public Procurement. In our briefing, we provide answers to the key questions.

November 26, 2021

JUVE reports on ROCAN advice: Freshfields-Spin-offs cooperate in Daimler-deal

The leading German legal market publication JUVE reports on ROCAN advising on the acquisition of Mercedes-Benz Minibus by Aequita.

November 26, 2021

Webinar: FDI Screening in Europe – What Dealmakers Need to Know

In this joint Webinar hosted by VBB, ROCAN and Finsbury Glover Hering, Legal and Public Affairs experts discuss the five questions dealmakers need to ask in order to best tackle the increasing impact of Foreign Direct Investment Screening in Germany and the UK.

November 22, 2021

Antitrust and HR – An upcoming focus of European regulators

Read our client briefing on "Antitrust and HR – An upcoming focus of European regulators".

October 13, 2021

German antitrust regulator publishes new fining and leniency guidelines

The German antitrust regulator Bundeskartellamt published new guidelines on the setting of fines and on its leniency programme yesterday. The regulator wants to adapt more closely to the fining practice of the courts and wants to specify its leniency programme.

October 12, 2021

Austria changes turnover-related notification thresholds

On 10 September 2021, the Cartel and Competition Law Amendment Act 2021 came into force in Austria. The Act supplements the turnover-related notification thresholds.

September 14, 2021

ROCAN partners start a new blog:

The partners of ROCAN have launched a new blog today: At, they will write on topics at the interface between antitrust law, investment control and politics.

September 7, 2021

GCR on ROCAN's launch: Ex-Freshfields lawyers launch spin-off boutique in Germany

Global Competition Review (GCR), the world's leading antitrust and competition law information provider and news service, reports on ROCAN's launch: »Three former principal associates in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s competition team in Düsseldorf have left the firm to open an antitrust boutique in the same city.«

September 2, 2021

JUVE reports on ROCAN: Freshfields associates launch antitrust boutique in Düsseldorf

The renowned law magazine JUVE reported on the launch of ROCAN in its online edition today.

September 1, 2021

Antitrust and foreign investment control spin-off: Experienced Freshfields lawyers launch ROCAN

As of 1 September 2021, the three former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lawyers Dr. Timo Angerbauer, Paul Drößler and Dr. Tobias Pukropski have launched Rocan, a boutique law firm for antitrust and foreign investment control law. The firm will be based in Düsseldorf, Germany.