CMS advises the Bucher-Motorex Group on its first acquisition in CEE

18 April 2017

A CMS team from Poland and Switzerland has advised the Bucher-Motorex Group on the acquisition of a lubricants factory in Poland from Circle K (former Statoil Fuel&Retail). This is Motorex’s first acquisition in Central Eastern Europe.

The Bucher-Motorex Group is an independent family business and Switzerland’s largest manufacturer of lubricants. The group is celebrating its centenary this year, and is currently undergoing rapid expansion. It sells its MOTOREX branded products in over 80 countries.

“We are proud to assist the Bucher-Motorex Group in this important transaction, which will further strengthen the development of the Group. This transaction is a perfect example of how we combine transactional, real estate and regulatory advice in order to allow the successful completion of complex transactions,” says Błażej Zagórski, who led the Polish legal team.

The CMS team – headed by Stefan Brunnschweiler from CMS Zurich and Błażej Zagórski from CMS Warsaw – has advised the Bucher-Motorex Group in all aspects of the transaction as well as on complex planning, construction, environmental and regulatory issues. Key team members included: Anna Tomaschek from CMS Zurich (Associate, Corporate/M&A), as well as Grzegorz Pączek (Associate, Corporate), Wojciech Koczara (Partner, Head of Real Estate & Construction), Marcin Pasik (Associate, Real Estate & Construction) and Miłosz Tomasik (Associate, Energy Projects) from CMS Warsaw.