Pinsent Masons advises Bodymed AG on its sale to Nestle Health Science.

24 Nov 2020 | 11:41 am |

The multinational law firm Pinsent Masons advises the holding company of the founder Dr Hardy Walle on the sale of all shares of Bodymed AG to Nestlé Health Science.

Bodymed is specialized in innovative online programs and other effective concepts for sustainable weight reduction. The Bodymed nutritional concept also includes medical care in 1,350 Bodymed centers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and is complemented by its own product range. Bodymed will in future be managed as an independent division of Nestlé Health Science.

Nestlé Health Science is part of Nestlé Deutschland AG and already very active in the market for products and services for sustainable weight reduction. Through the acquisition of Bodymed AG, Nestlé is creating a leading platform that offers patients a broad spectrum of science-based and sustainable weight reduction products and services.

Rainer Kreifels, who led the transaction, commented: "We are delighted to have successfully supported Bodymed AG in this complex transaction in the life sciences sector. Thanks to our sector approach, our lawyers not only have the relevant technical skills, but also have important industry knowledge. As a full-service law firm, we were also able to advise our client on all legal issues related to the transaction".

In addition to corporate law issues, the law firm also advised the client during the transaction on antitrust, data protection, tax and employment law aspects. The transaction was subject to approval by the German Federal Cartel Office, which was granted on November 12, 2020. 

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Dr. Nina Leonard

Rechtsanwältin, Partner, Head of Munich Office

Nina is a Partner specialising in the areas of corporate law and M&A.

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Gudrun Moll

Rechtsanwältin, Legal Director

Gudrun specialises in Corporate and Capital Markets transactions. She has extensive expertise in banking and capital markets law. She particularly focuses on German and international capital markets transactions, as well as transaction-related tax law.

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Linda Wüllner

Rechtsanwältin

Linda Wüllner advises national and international clients on all questions of corporate law and M & A transactions.

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Markus Joachimsthaler, LL.M.

Rechtsanwalt, Senior Associate

Markus is a lawyer specialising in banking, capital markets and tax law. He advises companies and entrepreneurs according to all questions of stock corporate law and capital market law.

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Dr. Mathias Greupner

Rechtsanwalt

Mathias is an Associate specialising in competition law and compliance.

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Dr. Stephan Appt, LL.M.

Rechtsanwalt, Partner, Head of German TMT

Stephan advises German and international companies in commercial, intellectual property & data protection and information technology law matters, with a particular focus on the automotive and IT sectors.

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Daniel Widmann

Rechtsanwalt

Daniel specialises in digitalisation projects, cloud and complex GDPR issues, including online marketing.

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Werner Geißelmeier

Rechtsanwalt, Partner

Werner specialises in Tax law.

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Dr. Joël Hofmann

Rechtsanwalt, Senior Associate

Joël specialises in Employment Law, advising German and international companies on all areas of individual and collective labour law.

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Kathrin Brügger

Rechtsanwältin, Partner

Kathrin is a Partner at Pinsent Masons and an Expert Lawyer for Employment Law. She advises German and international companies on all aspects of individual and collective employment law.

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Rainer Kreifels

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Rechtsanwalt, Partner, Head of Germany

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