LAW FIRM DIRECTORY

LARGEST PUBLIC ANTITRUST LAW TRANSACTIONS

No.

 

TRANSACTION ESSENCE

 

AMOUNT, US Dollars

 

LAW FIRMS

supporting transactions

1

 

Obtaining permission from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the acquisition of Shire by Takeda

 

62 bln

 

Sayenko Kharenko on behalf of Takeda and Shire

 

2

 

Obtaining merger approvals and permissions for concerted actions from the AMCU in connection with the acquisition by Blackstone Group of Financial and Risk Units of Thomson Reuters

 

about 17 bln

 

Asters on behalf of Blackstone and Thomson Reuters

 

3

 

Obtaining permissions for concerted actions from the AMCU in connection with the acquisition by Carlyle Group of special chemicals division of AkzoNobel Group

 

about 12.5 bln

 

Asters on behalf of Carlyle and AkzoNobel

 

4

 

Obtaining merger approval from the AMCU in connection with the acquisition by Wabtec of GE Transportation

 

11.1 bln

 

Asters on behalf of General Electric,

Sayenko Kharenko on behalf of Wabtec

5

 

Obtaining merger approval from the AMCU in connection with the acquisition by KKR, a global benchmark investment firm, of BMC Software, a global leader in innovative software solutions for digital enterprises

 

8.3 bln

 

Asters on behalf of KKR and BMC Software

 

6

 

Obtaining merger approval from the AMCU in connection with the acquisition by International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. of Frutarom, a global manufacturer of perfumes and flavors

 

7.1 bln

 

Asters on behalf of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. and Frutarom

 

7

 

Obtaining merger approval from the AMCU in connection with the merger between Linde and Praxair

 

5.6 bln

 

Sayenko Kharenko on behalf of Linde and Praxair

 

8

 

Obtaining merger approval from the AMCU in connection with the acquisition by Brookfield of Westinghouse, a manufacturer of electrical equipment

 

about 4.6 bln

 

Asters on behalf of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. and Toshiba Corporation

 

9

 

Obtaining merger approvals and permissions for concerted actions from the AMCU in connection with the acquisition by Procter & Gamble of shares and the business of Merck KGaA in the area of consumer health protection

 

4.2 bln

 

Аsters on behalf of Procter & Gamble Company,

Sayenko Kharenko on behalf of Merck

10

 

Obtaining merger approval from the AMCU in connection with the acquisition by UPL Corporation Limited of Arysta Life Science Inc., a global provider of innovative plant protection solutions, from Platform Specialty Products Corporation, as well as obtaining permissions for concerted actions related to merger

 

4.2 bln

 

Asters on behalf of UPL Corporation Limited and Arysta Life Science Inc./Platform Specialty Products Corporation

 

11

 

Obtaining merger approval from the AMCU in connection with the acquisition by Maersk Line of the Hamburg Sud Group of Companies

 

4.2 bln

 

Sayenko Kharenko on behalf of Maersk Line/Hamburg Sud

 

12

 

Obtaining merger approval from the AMCU in connection with the acquisition by Crown Holdings, Inc., a global leader in consumer packaging, of Signo Industrial Group Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd from Carlyle Group

 

3.9 bln

 

Asters on behalf of Crown Holdings, Inc. and Signode

 

13

 

Obtaining merger approval from the AMCU in connection with the establishment of a joint venture by Uber and Yandex Group of Companies

 

3.8 bln

 

AVELLUM on behalf of Uber International C.V.

 

14

 

Obtaining merger approvals from the AMCU in connection with acquisition by Messer and CVC of the majority of Linde and Praxair’s gas business in North and South America and transfer by Messer of its gas business in Western Europe to a joint venture controlled by Messer and CVC

 

3.3 bln

 

Asters on behalf of Messer, CVC Funds, Linde and Praxair

 

15

 

Obtaining merger approval from the AMCU in connection with the acquisition by Advent of the GE's Distributed Power unit

 

3.25 bln

 

Asters on behalf of General Electric,

Sayenko Kharenko on behalf of Advent

16

 

Obtaining merger approval from the AMCU in connection with the sale by Nestle S.A. of its US confectionery business to Ferrero

 

2.8 bln

 

Asters on behalf of Nestle S.A.,

DLA Piper Ukraine on behalf of Ferrero

17

 

Obtaining merger approval from the AMCU in connection with the acquisition by ABB Ltd. of the General Electric Company’s business in the area of manufacturing, selling and servicing components and equipment for low and medium voltage electrical products, as well as permissions for concerted actions in connection with the merger

 

2.6 bln

 

Asters on behalf of ABB Ltd,

Sayenko Kharenko on behalf of the General Electric Company

18

 

Obtaining merger approvals and permissions for concerted actions from the AMCU for Servier in Ukraine in connection with the acquisition of Shire's oncology business

 

2.4 bln

 

BAKER MCKENZIE on behalf of Servier

 

19

 

Obtaining merger approval from the AMCU in connection with the acquisition by Nestle S.A. of Atrium Innovations Inc., an international manufacturer of food additives

 

2.3 bln

 

Asters on behalf of Nestle S.A. and Atrium Innovations Inc.

 

20

 

Obtaining merger approval from the AMCU in connection with the establishment of a joint venture between Sumitomo and Michelin

 

2.3 bln

 

Aequo on behalf of Sumitomo,

DLA Piper Ukraine on behalf of Michelin

21

 

Obtaining merger approval from the AMCU in connection with the acquisition of sole control by Sony Corporation of America of EMI Music Publishing, a global music publishing company

 

2.3 bln

 

Asters on behalf of Sony Corporation of America and EMI Music Publishing