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Berlin – YPOG provided comprehensive legal advice to the founders of AMANA Consulting GmbH on the exit to LucaNet AG. With the acquisition of AMANA as the leading software provider for financial reporting and tax solutions in Europe, LucaNet underlines the importance of the segment "Disclosure Management" and sustainably strengthens its global market position for Corporate Performance Management (CPM), especially in the areas of tax compliance and tax reporting.

As part of the LucaNet group, thanks to the broad solution portfolio, international orientation, and maturity of the global organization, AMANA will reach new customers and better meet the needs of the existing customer base.

Both companies have been working successfully in close cooperation since 2015 and offer their customers joint solutions, such as the "SmartNotes" and "XBRL-Tagger" tools, which optimally complement LucaNet solutions with extensive functions for business and financial reporting as well as digital transmission.

"We congratulate the AMANA team on this impressive exit. This business combination is the Zogical and sensible step after a long-standing and successful cooperation between the two companies," says YPOG partner Dr Stephan Bank. The team led by Stephan Bank has been advising the AMANA founders since 2016. In the area of antitrust/foreign trade law, AMANA was advised by Commeo under the leadership of Isabel Oest.

Advisors to AMANA:


Dr. Stephan Bank (Co-Lead) (Transactions, Corporate), Partner, Berlin
Dr. Stefan Witte (Co-Lead) (Transactions, Corporate), Associated Partner, Hamburg
Dr. Malte Bergmann (Tax), Partner, Hamburg
Dr. Benedikt Flöter (IP/IT), Associated Partner, Hamburg
Johannes Schmidt (Transactions, Corporate), Associate, Hamburg
Lukas Schmitt (Tax), Associate, Hamburg
Dr. Michael Filipowicz (Corporate), Associate, Berlin


Isabel Oest (Antitrust/Foreign Trade Law), Partnerin, Frankfurt
Franziska Lange-Schlüter (Antitrust/Foreign Trade Law), Associate, Frankfurt
Christoph Brendel (Antitrust/Foreign Trade Law), Associate, Frankfurt


With more than 150 developers and subject matter experts, AMANA develops specialized, user-friendly and intelligent systems for tax, disclosure management, XBRL, and leasing. The software solutions are designed to automate processes in a sustainable way and to adapt to the ever-increasing demands of digitalization.


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