Luther advises on merger of R+V Versicherung in Germany and Luxembourg

Essen/Luxembourg – Luther advised on the cross-border merger of R+V Luxembourg Lebensversicherung S.A. into R+V Lebensversicherung AG with teams in Germany and Luxembourg.


The merger was completed on 30 September 2021 by entry in the German commercial register. As part of the merger, a branch was established in Luxembourg, where the previous business of R+V Luxembourg Lebensversicherung S.A. will be continued.

Luther provided legal advice throughout the entire merger process and the establishment of the branch. The advice included aspects of corporate law, conversion law, insurance supervisory law and employment law.

With the merger, R+V is bundling its life insurance product range and will offer all products from a single source in the future. The economies of scale will improve organisational processes and strengthen R+V's future viability.

About R+V Versicherung

With around 15,000 employees, R+V Versicherung is one of Germany's largest insurers for private and corporate customers and belongs to the Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken cooperative financial group. The parent company of the R+V Group is R+V Versicherung AG, headquartered in Wiesbaden.


On behalt of R+V Versicherung

Legal advice:

Luther, Corporate/M&A: Dr Cédric Müller, LL.M. (Partner, Lead), Stephan Gittermann (Partner), Alexander Masson (Senior Associate), Dr Joachim Heinemann (Senior Associate)

Luther, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance: Achim Pütz (Partner), Dr Rolf Kobabe (Partner), Dr Gregor Wecker (Partner), Dr Marc Peters, LL.M. oec. (Counsel)

Luther, Employment Law: Klaus Thönißen, LL.M. (Partner), Paul Schreiner (Partner), Dr Joachim Reichenberger, LL.M. EMBA (Counsel), Frank Schmaus (Senior Associate)

Luther, Insurance Law: Dr Alexander Mönnig, LL.M. (Counsel)

Luther Luxembourg, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance: Dr. Daniel Krauspenhaar (Counsel, Lead), Bob Scharfe (Partner), Marion Lanne (Managing Associate)

Luther Luxembourg, Corporate/M&A: Anna Gassner (Partner)

Luther Luxembourg, Employment Law: Marie Sinniger (Partner), Raphael Schindler (Senior Associate)

Inhouse Law (Wiesbaden):

Dr Andreas Hasse (General Counsel), Dr Gregor Habermann (Corporate and Transformation Law), Dr Markus Ossyra and Dr. Michael Rempel (both insurance law, finance and regulatory law)

Tax law advice:

KPMG AG: Dr Einiko Franz (Partner), Charlotte Reiher (Senior Manager)

Inhouse Tax (Wiesbaden):

Christian Wolz (tax law)