Hengeler Mueller advises Coca-Cola Enterprises on combination with European bottlers

06. August 2015

Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (“CCE”), Coca-Cola Iberian Partners SA (“CCIP”) and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke AG (“CCEAG”), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company, announced they have agreed to combine their businesses into a new company to be called Coca-Cola European Partners Plc. The transaction will create the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler based on net revenues.

Hengeler Mueller is advising CCE on the combination in an integrated team with Best Friends law firm Slaughter and May. The Hengeler Mueller team is led by partner Hans-Jörg Ziegenhain and includes partners Simon Patrick Link, Daniel Wiegand (all M&A, Munich), Thorsten Mäger (Antitrust), Dirk Uwer (Public Law) (both Düsseldorf) and Christian Schmies (Investment Law, Frankfurt), counsels Andrea Schlaffge and Patrick H. Wilkening (both IP, Düsseldorf) as well as associates Daniel Engel, Daniel Illhardt, Elisabeth Kreuzer, Georg Heiß, Christoph Jerger (all M&A, Munich), Eva Frankenberger (M&A, Düsseldorf), Matthias Rothkopf, Martin Radtke (both Public Law), Moritz Rademacher (IP) (all Düsseldorf), Lars Voigt (Real Estate), Julia Weidner (Investment Law) (both Frankfurt) and Christoph Wilken (Antitrust, Düsseldorf).