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Freshfields advises Röhm on acquisition of SABIC's Functional Forms Business

Global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (‘Freshfields’) advises Röhm, one of the leading manufacturers in the methacrylates business, on its acquisition of SABIC's Functional Forms business. The new combined company is expected to have sales of more than €700 million and a global presence comprising 14 production sites.

In December 2022, Röhm and SABIC signed a Signing Protocol. After consultations with the relevant works councils and trade unions in Europe, the parties signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement in June 2023. Subject to the completion of the carve-out of the business as well as customary closing conditions, the transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2024.

The Freshfields team led by partners Stephanie Hundertmark (Berlin, Corporate) and Maximilian Lasson (Munich, Corporate) comprised:

Partners: Theresa Ehlen (Düsseldorf, IP), Gerrit Beckhaus (Hamburg, Real Estate), Klaus-Stefan Hohenstatt (Hamburg, Labour Law), Norbert Schneider (Düsseldorf, Tax), Ulrich Sittard (Düsseldorf, Pensions), Brechje Nollen (Amsterdam, Labour Law), Winfred Knibbeler (Amsterdam, Antitrust), Bob von Kasteren (Amsterdam, Tax), Paul Humphreys (New York, Corporate), Allison Liff (New York, Finance), Lori Goodman (New York, Labour Law), Renato Paternollo (Milan, Tax)

Counsel: Judit Gajdics (Munich, Corporate), Marius Scherb (Hamburg, Commercial/IP), Sascha Arnold (Hamburg, Regulatory), Ya Ma (Beijing, Corporate), Lukas Pomaroli (Vienna, Regulatory)

Principal Associates: Christoph Becherer (Berlin, Corporate), Philipp Simon (Munich, Commercial/IP), Elisabeth Wulf (Hamburg, IP), Björn Junior, Thomas Richter (both Düsseldorf, Tax), Sarah Kutsche (Düsseldorf, Real Estate), Tibor Szigetvari (Frankfurt, IT), Max Sanders (New York, Corporate), Erisa Nuku (Amsterdam, Tax), Jan-Jaap Koningsveld (Amsterdam, IP), Kathrin Wildmoser-Zeller (Regulatory, Vienna), Leonhard Prasser (Vienna, Labour Law)

Associates: Christina Möllnitz (Munich, Corporate), Antonius Gehringhoff (Berlin, Corporate), Nina Gissinger (Hamburg, Real Estate), Daniel Extra (Hamburg, Real Estate), Maximilian Zellerhoff (Hamburg, Commercial/IP), Vera Münsch (Munich, Pensions), Sebastiaan Bonapart, Emelde Rubaij Bouman, Vivianne Van der Hauw, Cindy Van Liempdt (all Amsterdam, Corporate), Mark Egeler (Amsterdam, IP), Juliette Willems (Amsterdam, Finance), Babette Koning (Amsterdam, Labour Law), Sam Kloosterboer (Amsterdam, IP/IT), Emanuele Cossa (Milan, Real Estate), Toni Marciante (Milan, Tax), Jeffrey Anand (New York, Labour Law), Sophie Muuss (Vienna, Pensions), Can-Michael Nural (Vienna, Real Estate), Tracy Gu (Shanghai, Corporate), Fan Li (Shanghai, Corporate), Yaming Wu (Beijing, Corporate)