Norton Rose advises RTP on acquisition of Clariant’s conductive compounds business

20 April 2012

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International legal practice Norton Rose LLP has advised RTP Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of the American RTP Company, on the acquisition of Clariant’s conductive compounds business (Switzerland). The transaction involved RTP taking over a production facility from Clariant as well as technologies, products and clients associated with that facility.

Norton Rose provided also advice regarding tax and real estate law during the course of the transaction. The real estate law advice concerned the extension of the current rental agreement for the ca. 4,500 square metre production facility with Werner Gutperle/Harder/Pfenning GbR.

RTP manufactures industrial plastics via a process in which molten polymers are mixed with other additives. The enterprise maintains a total of eleven production facilities in the United States, Asia and Europe and supplies clients worldwide with tailored plastics compounds. RTP’s headquarter is in Winona, Minnesota/USA.

Clariant, located near Basel in Muttenz, is a world leading enterprise for specialty chemicals. The enterprise has a presence on five continents with more than 100 companies and a total of more than 22,000 employees.

Norton Rose LLP for RTP Deutschland GmbH:

Partner: Dr. Nico Abel (lead management, corporate, Frankfurt), Thomas Hopf (lead management, real estate, Frankfurt), Dr. Uwe Eppler (tax, Hamburg)
Associates: Dr. Andrej Latinovic (Of Counsel, real estate, Frankfurt), Karsten Kühnle (corporate, Frankfurt), Dr. Ulrike Bernert-Auerbach (real estate, Frankfurt), Dr. Brigitte Gallenkemper (tax, Hamburg), Rüdiger Hoffmann, Dr. Alexander Dähnert (all corporate, Frankfurt).

Clifford Chance for Clariant:

Partner: Dr. Christof-Ulrich Goldschmidt (lead management, corporate), Dr. Stefan Behrens (tax), Counsel Jörg Futter (corporate, all Frankfurt)
Associates: Dr. Wolfgang Schönig (IP, Düsseldorf), Dr. Lars Laeger, Jan Wittrodt, Julia Wahls und Moritz Erdmann (all corporate, Frankfurt).

For further information please contact:

Kathrin Zander, PR & Communications Executive Germany
Norton Rose LLP
Tel.: +49(0)89 212148-360
kathrin.zander@nortonrose.com