CMS team covering 11 jurisdictions advised, together with Colgate's US advisers, Colgate-Palmolive in its about EUR 1.5 billion acquisition of Laboratoires Filorga Cosmétiques.
Originally founded in France in 1978, the brand is now sold in over 60 countries with its largest markets being France, Italy, Spain and Greater China. Filorga, a premium anti-aging skin care brand focused primarily on facial care, leverages a multi-channel distribution strategy across pharmacy, online, specialty stores and travel retail.
The CMS multi-jurisdictional team involving more than 60 lawyers from across Austria, Belgium, China, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, Middle East, Poland, Portugal and Spain advised on all aspects of the transaction, including M&A, corporate, tax, commercial contracts, employment, anti-trust, and real estate.
The CMS team was led by Alexandra Rohmert (CMS France) and included Vincent Desbenoit and Marie Semaan), Yanchao Wu and Shanyue Huang (China Desk), Iain Batty (CMS Poland), Daniela Murer and Alessandra Cuni (CMS Italy), Carlos Peña, Jose Ramón Meléndez and Alina Martiniva (CMS Spain), Jose Luis Arnaut and Fernando Trinca (CMS Portugal), Tom de Cordier and Deven Dobbelaere (CMS Belgium), Peter Huber (CMS Austria), Shirley Lau (CMS Hong Kong), Nick Beckett and Vera Zhang (CMS China), Mohammed Majid and Harkee Wilson (CMS Middle East), Enrique Lorente Ludlow and Giancarlo Schievenini (CMS Mexico).