KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (KPMG Law) advised Münster-based Westfalen AG on the sale of its Technical Gases Czech Republic business unit, including its Czech subsidiary Westfalen Gas s.r.o..
Westfalen AG is a medium-sized family-owned company operating throughout Europe in the energy sector with more than 1,800 employees and annual sales of around €1.85 billion. Westfalen’s business activities focus in particular on the gases, energy supply and service station segments.
The transaction concerned the sale of the Technical Gases Division in the Czech Republic and also included the sale of the Czech subsidiary Westfalen Gas s.r.o. The lead legal advisor was attorney Jan Erik Schapmann. With regard to legal and structuring issues under Czech law, the experts of the independent network law firm KPMG Legal s.r.o. in the Czech Republic were consulted.
The decisive factor for the mandate was ultimately also the well-established multidisciplinary advisory approach of KPMG Law, which works closely with the experts of KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft from the areas of tax and deal advisory, as well as the degree of internationalization of the law firm, which enabled the smooth integration of the Czech colleagues. In this way, legal and tax advice in Germany and the Czech Republic could be coordinated and offered from a single source.
Consultant Westfalen AG:
KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH: Jan Erik Schapmann (Senior Manager, Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf, Lead), Dr. Dr. Boris Schilmar (Partner, Corporate/M&A, Head of International Business, Düsseldorf), Dr. Gerrit Rixen (Partner, Antitrust, Cologne), Dr. Hannes Schwinn (Senior Manager, Antitrust, Stuttgart), Arijan Shaboviq (Associate, Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf), Franz Jakob Schipp (Associate, Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf ).
KPMG Legal s.r.o.: Jan Frey (Associate Director), Ladislav Vajdik (Asscociate).
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