The Swedish pharmaceutical group MEDA AB has taken over the European pharmaceuticals division of US
multi-technology corporation 3M for around USD 857 million. A team from CMS Hasche Sigle, led by
Hamburg partner Dr Tim Reher, coordinated the European competition clearance applications for the
transaction on behalf of MEDA.
The CMS Hasche Sigle competition team also advised MEDA last year when it acquired
pharmaceutical manufacturer Viatris. MEDA is one of the leading European companies for special
pharmaceutical products and has specialised in marketing and market-oriented product development.
The company employs more than 900 employees in more than 24 countries.
Advisers to MEDA AB
Competition / merger control
CMS Hasche Sigle (European coordination and clearance application in Germany)
Dr Tim Reher, Hamburg (lead partner)
Dr Daniel Kappes, Hamburg
Jürgen Siemers, Hamburg (handling of human resources aspects of the transaction throughout
CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni (clearance Italy)
Antonella Mameli, partner
Paolo Scarduelli, partner
CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo (clearance Spain)
Contact CMS Hasche Sigle:
Dr Tim Reher
Tel.: +49 (0) 40 / 37 630 - 363
About CMS Hasche Sigle:
CMS Hasche Sigle is one of the leading German law firms with more than 450 lawyers. It covers
the entire area of commercial law and provides legal advice to major German and international
companies from a wide spectrum of industry. CMS Hasche Sigle operates at all the major business
centres. It has offices in Berlin, Cologne, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich,
Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Dresden, Brussels, Belgrade, Moscow, Prague and Shanghai. CMS Hasche Sigle is
a partnership of lawyers and tax consultants; for register details / list of partners see
CMS Hasche Sigle is a member of CMS, an alliance of leading independent European law firms.
With over 595 partners, a total of 2,000 lawyers and tax consultants and around 4,200 support staff
we advise our clients at commercial locations in 47 business centres in Europe and further afield
on legal and tax issues.
Local strength, legal and tax advice tailored to the requirements of the market combined with
a substantial amount of business and organisational integration form the basis for high-quality
international legal advice.
In addition to CMS Hasche Sigle, the following firms are also members of the CMS alliance:
CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni (Italy), CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo (Spain), CMS
Bureau Francis Lefebvre (France), CMS Cameron McKenna LLP (Great Britain), CMS DeBacker (Belgium),
CMS Derks Star Busmann (the Netherlands), CMS von Erlach Henrici (Switzerland) and CMS
Reich-Rohrwig Hainz (Austria). CMS has 57 offices in 23 countries in Western and Central Europe,
North and South America, Asia and North Africa.
For further information on CMS Hasche Sigle see
and on the CMS alliance see http://