Advising German dairy company on crucial acquisition

15 Aug 2017

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has advised German dairy company DMK GmbH and its subsidiary DOC Dairy Partners B.V. on the acquisition of the brand and the Dutch business operations of Uniekaas, a Dutch producer of well-known cheese brands.

The acquisition is a logical step in DOC Dairy Partners' strategy to expand in European growth markets. As a result, DOC will operate an entire production chain, enabling full competition with other cheese producers. This will bring clear benefits to the cheese market in the Netherlands, notably in terms of greater variety.

Rob Hendriks, who led the team, was named ‘Dealmaker of the Week’ by the Dutch leading legal magazine 'Mr.', as a result of this acquisition. Recently Rob was also named Dealmaker of the Week for his involvement in the holiday park Port Zélande real estate transaction.

Rob commented: ‘‘Over the past few years the firm has been focusing more on the food and drink sector and this has resulted in a high number of transactions and cases for our lawyers. It was very rewarding to have been involved in this project in particular, which required cross practice advice from our corporate M&A lawyers, tax and competition law team in Belgium.”

Other members of the team included Peter Flipsen, Sandra Voet-van de Wijdeven, Martijn Stuart, Michiel Boer, Jurgen van Beest, Pieter-Bas den Brave and Geneviève Borremans.


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