Noerr advises McDonald’s Deutschland on cooperation with Tank & Rast
Noerr has advised McDonald’s Deutschland on the conclusion of a cooperation agreement with Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH, which allows Tank & Rast to open restaurants under the McDonald’s brand at motorway service areas.
The two companies are pursuing the joint objective of establishing the McDonald's concept at more than 100 locations of Tank & Rast’s network. The first new restaurant units are expected to open before the end of this year. The majority of the new restaurants will open between 2016 and 2019.
Noerr has provided comprehensive advice to McDonald’s with an inter-disciplinary team led by the Munich partner Dr. Karl Rauser, Head of its Distribution and Franchise practice group, drafted the complex contract documents and advised on the contract negotiations. The advice provided covered all fields of law relevant for entering into this cooperation, above all distribution and franchise law, public law, corporate and finance law, IP law, real property law, distribution antitrust law and insurance law.
Noerr is among Europe’s leading law firms in the fields of distribution and franchise systems as well as e-commerce and advises clients such as BayWa, MAN, OBI, Skoda, Volkswagen or Zalando. Germany’s largest fast food restaurant chain, McDonald’s has since 1977 also relied on the advice and representation of Noerr in distribution law matters as well as in the areas of food, real property and corporate law.
Advisors to McDonald’s Deutschland Inc.: Noerr LLP
Dr. Karl Rauser (Lead, Commercial, Munich)
Dr. Michael Reiling (Commercial, Munich), Sebastian Bock (Finance, Frankfurt), Helmut Katschthaler (Insurance Law, Munich), Prof. Dr. Karsten Metzlaff (Distribution Antitrust Law, Berlin), Prof. Dr. Joachim Schrey (IT Law, Frankfurt), Sebastian Voigt (Corporate, Dresden), Dr. Nikolai Warneke (Finance, Frankfurt), Marco Winterer (Real Property Law, Munich)
Associates: Dr. Maria Mesch (Commercial, München), Katharina Klett (IP Law, Dresden), Doreen Pape (Finance, Frankfurt), Felix Sedlmaier (Insurance Law, Munich), Pascal Schumacher, Dr. Oliver Vahrenholt (both Antitrust Law, Berlin)
In-house law McDonald’s (Munich):
Ulrich Bissinger (Vice President Legal, Region Counsel, Head of Compliance) and Michael Grill (Counsel)