The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) hosted a session on the recently published draft law on mergers and corporate transformations. Manos Mastromanolis, partner of Zepos & Yannopoulos and Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Athens, was a member of the legislative committee that drafted the bill.
Zepos & Yannopoulos advised the maritime safety equipment manufacturer and global service provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S on the acquisition of Norsafe, a well known Norwegian boatbuilder. Established in 1903, Norsafe produces a full range of free-fall lifeboats and fast rescue boats. The synergies behind Norsafe’s entry into the VIKING group is that the entities share identical missions, both focusing on people's safety and leading their respective markets through constant innovation.
Zepos & Yannopoulos advised Theramex HQ UK Limited on the acquisition of assets transferred from Specifar SA to Theramex Greece, as part of a global multimillion assets purchase transaction, pursuant to which Theramex group acquired TEVA Women’s Health business.
Zepos & Yannopoulos comprehensively advised Theramex on all corporate, regulatory, commercial, labor and tax issues pertinent to the implementation of the local transaction, including the review and consummation of all related commercial and regulatory agreements.
Zepos & Yannopoulos advised Tui AG on the acquisition of the shares of the company Stella Polaris Creta AE from the listed company Karatzis AE. The multi-million Euro deal involved the acquisition of the shares of Stella Polaris Creta AE, owner of real estate in Ierapetra, Crete, where a new Robinson Club will be constructed by the Tui Group. Zepos & Yannopoulos advised Tui on all corporate, real estate, planning and tax issues relating to the transaction.
Zepos & Yannopoulos advised Daimler AG on the acquisition of Taxibeat -the Greek market leader in app-based taxi booking- by the subsidiary of Daimler AG namely Intelligent Apps GmbH – provider of the well-known e-hailing app mytaxi.Taxibeat was founded in 2011 and offers its services in the Greek and Peruvian markets. Said acquisition will help mytaxi, which is active in a total of ten countries and has more than 100,000 registered drivers, to expand its position as the leading European provider of app-based taxi booking.
Zepos & Yannopoulos advised Arkema SA in the acquisition of the shares in DBEW Holding B.V., parent company of the Den Braven Group, a leader in high performance sealants and insulation for construction. The Group has a local subsidiary, the shares of which were acquired by Arkema. Zepos & Yannopoulos was involved throughout the entire procedure relating to Greek jurisdiction, in the due diligence phase, in the transaction documents and in the implementation of the transfer.
Leading lawyer: Athina Skolarikou
Zepos & Yannopoulos advised the international tour operator Tui on the acquisition of the local subsidiary of Transat France travel agency. Zepos & Yannopoulos assisted in all the phases of the transaction, which included due diligence, transaction documents and post-implementation phase.
Zepos & Yannopoulos advised the seller of a 100% holding in Solid Iris Technologies, a Greek leader in photorealistic rendering and visualisation software. The Greek company was acquired by Altair Engineering, a US multinational specialising in simulation technology. Our firm drafted and negotiated all the transactional documents, various agreements and post-closing arrangements of the parties.
Zepos & Yannopoulos advised Baxter and Baxalta on all steps and matters pertinent to the transfer of Baxter Bioscience business assets to Baxalta Hellas, from the regulatory and tax law aspects of the transaction to the completion of the BTA and of all other Separation Agreements until Closing.
Zepos & Yannopoulos acted as the legal advisor of the sellers of a 100% stake on the Greek company Viokyt Packaging SA to MOSBURGER GMBH (member of the multinational group Dunapack). The parties signed a share purchase agreement on 14 December and the transaction will close upon the provision of clearance by the antitrust authorities of Serbia and FYROM.
Leading lawyers: Ilias Koimtzoglou and Daphne Cozonis.