Noerr advises Alcmene Group on acquisition of 25% stake in MIRO Mineraloelraffinerie Oberrhein from ESSO


A Noerr team led by Tibor Fedke, Katrin Andrä and Alison Heinze has advised Alcmene Group on the purchase of a 25% share in MIRO Mineraloelraffinerie Oberrhein GmbH & Co.KG, one of Germany's largest oil refineries. The seller is ESSO Deutschland GmbH.

The transaction marks a further significant move towards Alcmene's ongoing strategy as a vital player in the European energy infrastructure arena. Alcmene, a wholly-owned division of Liwathon Group, specializes in midstream oil and commodity trading in Europe. The acquisition seamlessly follows the broader business of Liwathon Group, owning inter alia over 2,100,000 m³ of storage across two major terminals in Estonia and the Bahamas, reinforcing its global presence in the energy sector.­­­

The completion of the transaction is subject to the standard regulatory approvals.

Noerr’s Berlin-based partners Katrin Andrä and Tibor Fedke regularly advise on transactions in the energy and infrastructure sector. They advised Liwathon on the acquisition of Shell's shares in PCK Raffinerie GmbH in Brandenburg.

Advisors to Alcmene Group: Noerr

Lead: Katrin Andrä (Partner), Dr Tibor Fedke (Partner), Alison Heinze (Senior Associate, M&A, Berlin)

Karl Uwe Fuchs, Anna Danelia-Aretz, Lilli Frederike Sachse (Associates), Julia Failer (Project Lawyer, Berlin)

Dr Martin Geipel (Partner), Patrick Jäger (Senior Associate), Michele Gauttier, Filiz Wölfle (Associates, Berlin)

Michael Tommaso (Partner), Dr Paul Gurr (Senior Associate, Berlin)
Antonia Rondón Díaz (Associate, Munich)

Dr Jens Peter Schmidt (Partner), Dr Fabian Hübener (Associated Partner), Sven Betzendörfer (Associate, Brussels)
Annika-Kristin Stamer (Associate, Berlin)

International Trade
Dr Bärbel Sachs (Partner), Dr Max Helleberg (Senior Associate, Berlin)

Employment & Pensions
Dr Stefan Schwab (Partner, Berlin)
Katharina Schwarz (Associate, Hamburg)

Nick Fürbringer (Associate, Berlin)

Carsten Bringmann (Associated Partner), Ines Mittermeier (Senior Associate, Düsseldorf)
Emilia Etz (Associate, Brussels)