PwC Legal advises Klaus Ortner on a cross-border merger from England to Germany

Stuttgart, May 10th 2019

PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) advised BVO Vertrieb Limited on its cross-border merger from England to Germany.

BVO Vertrieb Limited was founded in England in 2004. In order to avert the impending negative consequences of Brexit, the company wanted to be changed into a German limited liability company (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, or GmbH). Since the English High Court of Justice still refuses to implement this transnational change of legal form despite the European Court of Justice’s opposite case law, BVO Vertrieb Limited has merged into the newly founded BVO Ortner GmbH. PwC Legal advised the company on preliminary considerations and implemented the merger in a very short period of time.

About BVO Ortner GmbH

Mr Klaus Ortner is shareholder and managing director of BVO Ortner GmbH. He has held a number of management and leadership positions at major companies for many years. For more information, visit:

Advisors to BVO Ortner GmbH

PwC Legal

Dr Steffen Schniepp (Corporate/M&A, Stuttgart), Dirk Krome (Corporate/International Business Reorganisations, Stuttgart) Sven-Fabian Protz (Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt am Main)

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