June 25, 2021
Latham & Watkins LLP has advised Eurofiber on a strategic partnership with NGN FIBER NETWORK KG (NGN) to build a leading B2B fiber infrastructure platform in Germany. Together, NGN and Eurofiber will seek to accelerate the expansion of NGN’s already extensive network in order to address increasing demand for connectivity and fiber infrastructure with a nationwide FTTx network. The intended partnership is subject to customary regulatory approvals in Germany.
NGN is a leading German dark fiber operator owning and operating a unique and extensive nationwide long-haul and metropolitan fiber network across 52 cities including Munich, Leipzig, Halle, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Erfurt, and Berlin.
Eurofiber is a leading digital infrastructure operator providing smart, open, future‐proof connectivity solutions for all FTTx purposes to companies, government bodies and nonprofit organizations in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, and stretching into Germany.
The Latham team was led by corporate Munich partner Burc Hesse, Düsseldorf partner Tobias Larisch and Munich partner Sebastian Pauls, with Düsseldorf associates Katharina Intfeld, Alexander Belk, Felix Gasten and Ivo Wanwitz. Advice was also provided on IP matters by Frankfurt partner Susan Kempe-Müller; on regulatory matters by counsel Joachim Grittmann and associate Alexander Wilhelm; on data privacy matters by associate Wolf-Tassilo Böhm; and on employment matters by Munich associates Kristina Steckermeier and Christian Strauß.