Düsseldorf, 23 October 2018
RellermeyerPartner advises DKV EURO SERVICE GmbH + Co KG on euroShell’s entry into the joint venture Toll4Europe
The Düsseldorf commercial law firm RellermeyerPartner advises DKV EURO SERVICE GmbH + Co KG on the entry of euroShell Cards B.V. into the Toll4Europe GmbH by acquiring shares of the Daimler AG.
Toll4Europe was founded in 2017 and is a joint venture for the development and provision of European electronic toll services (EETS) between T-Systems International GmbH, Daimler AG and DKV EURO SERVICE GmbH + Co. KG. Even after euroShell acquired stakes in the company, T-Systems continues to manage the company and holds 55% of the shares; DKV, Daimler and euroShell now hold 15% each. The acquisition of the shares is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.
The legal framework for the development of a European toll box is the EU directive “European Electronic Toll Service (EETS)”. The directive applies in principle to all EU states that have introduced or are planning to introduce an electronic truck tolling system. It obliges toll operators to be interoperable, i.e. the various toll systems in the various countries must be able to work together. Germany transposed this directive into national law in 2014 through the Mautgesetz.
RellermeyerPartner Attorneys PartG mbB
Dr. Klaus Rellermeyer, Katharina Krauß (M&A/Corporate Law)
Fieldfisher LLP (Düsseldorf)
Dr. Sascha Dethof (Cartel Law)
Consultants T-Systems International GmbH:
Hogan Lovells International LLP (Munich)
Dr. Volker Geyrhalter, Andreas Thun
Christoph Appel, Dr. Carolin Spindler (M&A/Corporate Law),
Dr. Hilmar Leon-hardt, Sophie Barends (Cartel Law)
Consultants Daimler AG:
Dr. Wolfgang Bauder (M&A/Corporate Law), Ines Heuchert and
Dr. Tilmann Schrei-ber (both Cartel Law)
Consultants euroShell Cards B.V.
Claudia Tiemeier, Christine Tackage
Consultants Cartel Law (all partners):
Clifford Chance (Düsseldorf/Frankfurt)
Dr. Joachim Schütze, Dr. Albrecht von Graevenitz