CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats advised Royal Unibrew A/S - a leading beverage provider mainly in Northern Europe and Italian markets as well as in international malt beverage markets - in the acquisition of 100% of Etablissements Geyer Frères. This deal included indirectly its US wholly owned subsidiary Lorina Inc., which owns the brands LORINA craft lemonade, PureThé and InFreshhh focused on organic and local products.
For this transaction, Royal Unibrew’s legal counsels were CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats (France), Holland & Knight (United States) and Fidal.
For French matters: CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats with Jean-Robert Bousquet, partner, Romain Boyet, and Vincent Lehmann, lawyers, for corporate aspects; Anne-Laure Villedieu, partner, Anne-Sophie Metiner, and Thomas Livenais, lawyers for contracts matter; Caroline Froger-Michon, partner, and Aurélie Parchet, lawyers, for the employment aspects; Céline Cloché-Dubois, Counsel, and Anne Plisson, lawyers, for environment matters; Géraldine Machinet, Counsel, and Aude Paris, paralegal, for real estate matters.
Concerning tax matters, the buyer was advised by Fidal with Philippe Hutchings, partner.
For US matters: Holland & Knight, with Anne-Mette Andersen, partner.
Etablissements Geyer Frères was advised by Jones Day, notably by Audrey Bontemps (partner) and Hugo Cosquer, associate.