Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright is one of a number of law firms advising CHAMP Private Equity on the A$1 billion sale of Accolade Wines to Carlyle Group.
Norton Rose Fulbright acted as international counsel, working closely with CHAMP general counsel, Jeremy Stevenson, and Accolade’s general counsel, Julie Ryan, with a diligence and transaction team also providing global intellectual property advice and UK pensions advice. The Norton Rose Fulbright team comprised partners and associates in the firm’s Sydney, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Warsaw, Moscow, Tokyo, Toronto and Singapore offices led by Accolade relationship partners Mike Knapper and Jill Gauntlett in London with Frances Drummond leading the global brands review diligence in Sydney. Team leads in other jurisdictions were Sun Hong (Shanghai), James Parker (Hong Kong) Loris Rech (Johannesburg), Piotr Strawa (Warsaw), Anatoly Andriash (Moscow), George Gibson (Tokyo), Troy Ungerman (Toronto) and Sheela Moorthy (Singapore).
Sydney relationship partner, Frances Drummond, commented:
“We have been proud to work with Accolade since its acquisition by CHAMP in 2011 and to be supporting CHAMP on its exit from this investment. We hope that Accolade will continue to go from strength to strength in its new ownership”
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