Luther advises Federal Ministry of Defence on acquisition of MV Werft in Rostock by the Federal Government

Berlin, 11.07.2022 - Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH provided comprehensive advice to the Federal Ministry of Defence on the acquisition of the MV Werft shipyard in Rostock-Warnemünde by the Federal Government.


The shipyard is to be used in the future for the maintenance and repair of naval vessels in order to significantly increase the material readiness of the navy in the Baltic Sea region. The takeover of the shipyard by the Federal Government will create long-term employment prospects for up to 500 employees. The transaction thus also contributes to the stabilisation and upgrading of the regional business location.

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Defence:

Luther, Public Commercial Law: Dr Martin Fleckenstein (Partner, Lead), Bernhard Burkert (Counsel)

Luther, Real Estate: Dr Thomas Gohrke (Partner)

Luther, Corporate/M&A: Dr Christian Horn (Partner), Dr Konrad Adenauer (Partner), Anton Spinty (Senior Associate)

Luther, Environmental Law: Dr Sabrina Desens (Partner), Dr Stefan Kobes (Partner)

Luther, Employment Law: Prof Dr Robert von Steinau-Steinrück (Partner), Dr Paul Gooren (Partner)

Luther, State Aid Law: Dr Rut Herten-Koch (Partner)

Luther, Insolvency Law: Dr. Marcus Backes (Partner)

Luther, Tax Law: Ulrich Siegemund (Partner), Nicole Fröhlich (Partner), Atacan Cömert (Senior Associate)