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Allen & Overy and Bär & Karrer advise Deutsche Börse on takeover of Swisscanto Funds Centre

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25 April 2018

Allen & Overy and Swiss firm Bär & Karrer are advising Clearstream International S.A., the post-trade services provider belonging to the Deutsche Börse Group, on its takeover of the London-based Swisscanto Funds Centre Limited from the Zürcher Kantonalbank Group.

With the takeover, Clearstream aims to broaden its scope of fund-related services to include the management of distribution agreements and data processing via a distribution platform. The sale and purchase agreement was signed on 23 April 2018. The transaction is subject to approval by various authorities, and is scheduled for completion in Q3 2018.

The Allen & Overy team was led by partner Dr. Hartmut Krause (M&A, Frankfurt), and included partners Nick Bradbury (Regulatory, London), Henri Wagner (Regulatory, Luxembourg), Jürgen Schindler (Antitrust, Brussels), counsel Jaya Gupta (M&A, London), senior associate Claire Coppel (M&A, London) and associates Tatiana Marzoli (M&A, Frankfurt), Bhishaan Shah (M&A, London), Greg Talbot, Heather Luckhurst, Stephen Curtis (all Regulatory, London), Baptiste Aubry (Regulatory, Luxemburg), Benjamin Geisel (Antitrust, Brussels) and other lawyers in Frankfurt, London, Belfast, New York, Sydney, Luxembourg and Brussels.

The Bär & Karrer team comprised partner Dr. Mariel Hoch, associates Fabienne Perlini-Frehner, Basil Hotz and Monika Maric (all Corporate/M&A), partner Dr. Peter Hsu and associates Sandro Fehlmann, Dr. Tiffany Ender, Dr. Nina Sauerwein and Dr. Kaspar Luginbühl (all Financial Regulation) and partner Dr. Mani Reinert (Antitrust), as well as partner Susanne Schreiber (Tax).