Media Release | 11 February 2021
Hall & Wilcox has advised Earth Rules, a subsidiary of Tata Consumer Products, on the divestment of its MAP out-of-home coffee business in Australia.
Hall & Wilcox advised on all legal aspects of the transaction, including negotiating terms, drafting the transaction documents and assisting with post-completion matters.
Corporate & Commercial Partner Oliver Jankowsky and Senior Associate Chevi Levin led the Hall & Wilcox deal team, with assistance from Lawyer Jasmine Koh. Partner Mark Dunphy and Lawyer Nhu-Thuy Dinh advised on the employment aspects of the sale, and Partner Emily Kyriacou provided guidance on the property aspects.
The deal draws on the firm’s expertise in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector as well as its award-winning mergers and acquisitions (M&A) capabilities across all aspects of M&A transactions.
Partner Oliver Jankowsky said: ‘During this deal, we worked closely with local management and the General Counsel of Tata Consumer Products US to address the unique difficulties and complexities of the matter.’
Tata Consumer Products is the second-largest branded tea company in the world. Its tea/coffee brands include Tata Tea, Tetley, Eight O’Clock Coffee and Tata Coffee Grand.
Hall & Wilcox is a leading independent Australian law firm of around 750 people including 93 partners, delivering outstanding legal services to corporate, public sector and private clients, both Australian-based and those offshore doing business in Australia. The Hall & Wilcox Mergers & Acquisitions team is widely recognised including being listed in The Legal 500. The firm’s Retail & FMCG industry group brings together experts across the firm to support and advise companies in this sector. The team’s experience covers all aspects of the retail sector, from supply chain management, logistics, payment solutions, advertising and branding, product safety and recycling to specific sector employer and employee requirements, leasing and e-commerce platforms.
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