Asters acted as legal adviser to LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury group, on the issues of Ukrainian merger control law, including obtaining clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMC) for the acquisition of the Hublot group, a luxury Swiss watchmaker.
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton possesses a unique portfolio of over 60 prestigious brands and is active in such sectors as wines and spirits, fashion and leather goods, perfumes and cosmetics, watches and jewelry, as well as selective retailing. The group was formed after mergers brought together champagne producer Moet et Chandon and Hennessy, a leading manufacturer of cognac. In 1987, they merged with fashion house Louis Vuitton to form the current group. Hublot is a brand that is highly complementary to LVMH’s existing watch portfolio.
The project was handled by associates Tetyana Buchko and Olga Andruschakevych under the supervision of partner Igor Svechkar. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer acted as international legal counsel to LVMH.