CVOD.de is a platform which offers current theatrical films throughout Germany for home/private use and which shares its revenues with local cinemas which are still closed. The films on offer usually run only on specific days and are complimented by live Q&A sessions with the film team and other free-of-charge perks. The first film on offer was „Systemsprenger“ on May 10, 2020, which won eight German Film Prices this year.

The company has been advised by Matthias Braun (IP) and Magda Grünenwald (IT/Privacy and Corporate).

LACORE has advised Munich-based smart food start-up YFood Labs GmbH on its latest series B financing round. Despite the Coronavirus crisis, the company has received around 15 million euros in this financing round with which it aims to expand into other European countries. British fund Felix Capital, who also holds shares in All Plant and Deliveroo, has acted as lead investor and was joined by dairy cooperative Fonterra as well as Five Seasons Ventures and New Ground Ventures in this financing round.

Noel Bollmann and Benjamin Kremer, former investment bankers, founded YFood Labs GmbH in May 2017 with the purpose to provide complete food solutions. YFood currently sells liquid meals in supermarkets and drugstores as well as online.

LACORE has already advised YFood in previous financing rounds.

YFood was advised by Natalie Vahsen, Yamila Eraso (Corporate) and Magda Grünenwald (Corporate, IT/data protection).

LACORE advised the Berlin start-up Tech Open in a financing round. The company received i.a. an investment of the japanese Infobahn Group Inc.

Tech Open Air is an annually interdisciplinary technology festival which takes place in Berlin. The festival has developed into one of the most well-known technology conferences in and outside of Europe. The festival gathers a number of influential speakers, entrepreneurs, artists, scientists and start-ups from Germany and over 55 other countries.

The company has been advised by André Eggert and Sohrab Beheshtipour (both Corporate).

In times of the Corona pandemic, manufacturers are making new use of production capacities. The Berlin-based medium-sized company Vielmetter, which "actually" produces hydraulic and pneumatic components for the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, is dedicating its capacities in 3D printing to the production of face masks. LACORE has provided the company with regulatory support, in particular clarifying and ensuring the requirements of medical device and product safety law with the responsible authorities.

Vielmetter was advised by: Dr. Arnd Barnitzke and Dr. Holger Bergbach

LACORE advised the Berlin based life science start-up on its pre-Series A financing round. The company received two million euros from the Munich based investor yabeo.

BIOMES uses state-of-the-art biotechnological methods to examine bacteria that live in and on the human body. The intestinal flora self-test – which was released as the first product 2018 - is now being marketed and sold internationally. The investment will be used for product development, further microbiome studies and the expansion of the corporate structure.

BIOMES has been advised by André Eggert and Sohrab Beheshtipour (both Corporate).

“WirHelfen” is a digital platform (wirhelfen.eu) as first contact for help and support in Germany connecting people looking for and offering help in these days of crisis. LACORE advises the initiative pro bono.

WirHelfen is advised by: Magda Grünenwald (corporate, IT/data protection)

LACORE advised the owners of a dialysis practice with two locations in Central Germany, which had previously been organized as a partnership, on its conversion into an MVZ-GmbH. Under corporate law, the conversion was effected by way of a change of legal form in accordance with the German Transformation Act (Umwandlungsgesetz). The aim of the conversion was to open up the practice for the acquisition of further practices as well as to prepare for a potential sale at a later stage.

The transaction was advised by Dr. Arnd Barnitzke and Dr. Holger Bergbach.

LACORE advised the owners of a radiology practice in northern Germany with six medical licenses on the sale to an MVZ group. The purchase price was in the higher seven-digit range. The sale innovative in terms of licensing law by transferring all medical licenses to the acquiring company by way of accrual. Part of the sale was the participation in a (partial) professional association for the use of a PET/CT (combination of a nuclear medical and X-ray diagnostic procedure).

The transaction was advised by Dr. Arnd Barnitzke and Dr. Holger Bergbach.

LACORE advised the Berlin based proptech startup KUGU Home GmbH for its seed investment round. In such financing Wecken & Cie., IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft and E.ON :agile as lead investors as well as angel investors including High Rise Ventures provided a seven digit investment amount.

KUGU was founded in 2016 and provides solutions for digital to its customers. LACORE has been advising KUGU since shortly after.

KUGU has been advised by André Eggert (Corporate), Magda Grünenwald (Corporate, IP/data protection) and Sven Lochelfeldt (Labor/Employment).

Scientists for Future is an interdisciplinary association of scientists. Its focus is on communicating scientific insights on climate change, biodiversity and sustainablity and thus to contribute to a fact-based public and political discussion of these topics.

LACORE has supported the initiative pro bono in the establishment of a registered association, the recognition of its non-profit status by the tax authorities and the application for a European trademark.

Scientists for Future was advised by: Holger Bergbach (corporate) und Alexander Stolz (IP)

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