Hall & Wilcox advises Germany-based Waldner group on acquisition of Australian lab business


Hall & Wilcox has advised the Waldner group on its acquisition of the business of Laboratory Systems Group Pty Ltd.

Headquartered in Germany, Waldner develops and produces customised filling systems, process systems, laboratories and learning spaces. Laboratory Systems Group is a pioneer in Australia for lab solutions designed for maximum safety and optimum performance.

With this acquisition, Waldner will strengthen its presence in the APAC region and amplify service offerings in Australia and New Zealand.

Hall & Wilcox conducted the legal and tax due diligence, drafted and negotiated all transaction documents and advised Waldner on corporate, tax, IP and employment law.

Partner Oliver Jankowsky led the team, supported by Senior Associate Jasmine Koh and Paralegal Anne Utecht, Partner Frank Hinoporos and Senior Associate Rachel Law (tax), Partner Karl Rozenbergs and Special Counsel Piers Mitchem (employment) and Partner James Deady and Lawyer James Pavlidis (IP).

Oliver Jankowsky said, ‘This is another success story for a German company. Our German desk and the collaborative teams at Hall & Wilcox were delighted to be able to assist the Waldner group on this deal. Despite working across three time zones, this was a seamless process and our client is very satisfied with the outcome.’

Jochen Früh, CEO of Waldner group, said ‘The always committed and solution-oriented support of Oliver [Jankowsky] and his team made this deal possible.’

The Waldner group is a global partner for a range of industries, including nutrition, healthcare and education. Waldner’s success in its more than 100-year history is reflected in its recent numbers, with annual revenue of over $450 million and more than 1600 employees.

Hall & Wilcox has the largest German desk in Australia, assisting German-speaking clients with inbound investment advice and all legal aspects of doing business in Australia.

Hall & Wilcox is a leading independent law firm. We have more than 1000 people, including 120+ partners, working across eight offices. We build partnerships with and service corporate, public sector and private clients, both Australian-based and those offshore doing business in Australia.


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