Unite Group’s SE Conversions

YPOG advised Unite on corporate law matters, while Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law on employment law.

The Unite Network AG and its holding company have both been successfully transformed into European Companies (Societas Europaea, SE) with effect from 08.?September 2021.

By way of these SE conversions and the new corporate legal form, Unite emphasizes its expansion throughout Europe. The company also announced that the two businesses units – Mercateo B2B Marketplace and the Unite Network – will be bundled under the new corporate brand “Unite”.

The participation process was successfully completed in both companies, primarily through constructive negotiation and the conclusion of a participatory agreement between the SNB and the management.

Unite connects the economy for sustainable business. The pioneering B2B platform connects purchasers and suppliers for mutual benefit. The digital solutions make procurement, purchasing and distribution, as well as settlement and collaboration, simple and efficient. 

Unite solutions include the Spot-Market, the Procurement Portal (Mercateo) and financial services (in partnership with an authorized E-Money institution), embedded in the Unite platform. With its scalable and flexible platform infrastructure, the company simplifies business relationships and supports their consistency and the resilience of supply chain. The constantly growing ecosystem includes purchasers, suppliers, manufacturers as well as service providers, technology partners and networks. Its strong foundation is based on Mercateo’s in-depth experience with B2B marketplaces and its history. which started in 2000. Fair competition, trustworthy partnerships and European data sovereignty define its operations.  

Unite transforms B2B commerce and strengthens regional economies by creating and sharing more value. “For better business and a better world.” The company is headquartered in Leipzig, Germany and operates in 15 European countries.

The YPOG team included Dr. Martin Schaper (Picture – Corporate, Berlin), Partner; Pia Meven (Corporate, Berlin), Associate.

The PWWL team included Dr. Tobias Pusch (Employment Law, Berlin), Partner; Johannes Wickler (Employment Law, Frankfurt), Counsel.

Involved fees earner: Tobias Pusch – Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law; Johannes Wickler – Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law; Pia Meven – YPOG; Martin Schaper – YPOG;

Law Firms: Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law; YPOG;

Clients: Unite Network SE;

Federica Tiefenthaler

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler