CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats acted as advisor to the CTS EVENTIM group, the European leader in the ticketing sector, in the context of its partnership with the Fnac Darty group, carried out through the acquisition by France Billet, a subsidiary of Fnac Darty, of 100% of the capital of CTS EVENTIM France, and the acquisition by CTS EVENTIM of a minority stake of 48% in the capital of France Billet, over which Fnac Darty retained control. After a period of four years, CTS EVENTIM may increase its participation in the capital of France Billet to a majority level.
For this transaction, the CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats team that advised CTS EVENTIM consisted of Jean-Robert Bousquet (partner), Alexandre Morel (counsel), Célia Mayran and Marion Houdu, for the corporate/M&A aspects; Florentin Sanson (counsel) and Anais Arnal, for the intellectual property and new technology law aspects; Claire Vannini (partner) and Guillaume Melot, for competition law aspects; and Caroline Froger-Michon (partner) and Aurélie Parchet, for labour law aspects.
CMS Hasche Sigle also advised CTS EVENTIM on aspects of German law, with Henrik Drinkuth (partner).
The Gide team that advised the Fnac Darty group was led by Jean-Gabriel Flandrois (partner), with Cira Veronica Caroscio (counsel) and Arthur Lemaitre, for the corporate/M&A aspects; Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry (partner) and Camille d'Angerville, for the intellectual property aspects; Magali Buchert (partner), for tax law aspects; Emmanuel Reille (partner) and Charles Terdjman, for competition law aspects; Julien Guinot-Deléry (counsel) and Nina Khalfi, on new technology law aspects.
The law firm Gleiss Lutz advised Fnac Darty on aspects of German law, with Fred Wendt (corporate/M&A) and Alexander Molle (legal aspects of new technologies).
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