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A&O advises as SGS acquires SYNLAB Analytics & Services

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Claire Coppel

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13 November 2020

A team comprising lawyers from the UK and Germany have advised SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company on its acquisition of SYNLAB’s Analytics and Services (“A&S”).

A&S is a leading European environmental, food testing and tribology services company and is currently a division of SYNLAB, the leading medical diagnostic services provider in Europe.  The acquisition significantly strengthens SGS’s global network in key strategic focus areas including environment, food and life sciences. 

Claire Coppel, who led the A&O team advising, comments: “This is a significant strategic deal for our client which drew on our multi-practice, cross-border expertise in these key sectors.”

The A&O team was led by Corporate partners Claire Coppel and Astrid Krueger, Tax partner Heike Weber and Commercial/IP partner Jim Ford.  They were supported by counsel Roman Kasten, senior associate Simon Thompson and associates George Inglis, Lewis Weaver, Sam McDonald, Emil George and Thomas Dieker.  The wider A&O team included over 50 other lawyers from across seven jurisdictions, as well as members of the firm’s Project Management Office and LegalTech team.