Classen Fuhrmanns & Partner advised HMKW on joining the French university network AD Education

Classen Fuhrmanns & Partner advised the University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Management (HMKW) on joining the French university network AD Education (ADE). By taking this step, ADE opens up to the German higher education market.

The HMKW is a private university founded in 2008 and is active at three locations in Berlin, Cologne and Frankfurt am Main with almost 2,000 students. It is state-approved and institutionally accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities (all current degree programs are accredited by FIBAA).

ADE is a network of French, Italian and Spanish universities with a total of more than 15,000 students. The universities mainly offer courses in design, communication, art and culture, including the prestigious École de Condé.

The following advisers of Classen Fuhrmanns & Partner were involved in the transaction for the shareholders: Dr. Dirk Classen (lead), Dr. Achim Fuhrmanns, Frauke Classen, Sarah Fani Yazdi.

The legal advisors of ADE were: GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB, Gowling WLG (Paris) and Stephenson Harwood (Paris).


Contact for further information:

Dr. Dirk Classen, Classen Fuhrmanns & Partner, Rechtsanwälte, Hohenzollernring 72, 50672 Cologne, Germany, Tel. ++49 (0)221/88 88 27 0,,