April 17, 2019
Weil advised Belmond Ltd., an owner and operator of luxury hotels, tourist trains, a river cruise ship and restaurants, in its $3.2 billion sale to LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, a producer and merchant of luxury goods, including wine, cognac, perfumes, cosmetics, luggage, watches and jewelry. The transaction closed April 17, 2019.
The Weil team that advised Belmond was led by Mergers & Acquisitions partner Michael J. Aiello and included Mergers & Acquisitions partner Sachin Kohli and Mergers & Acquisitions associates Michelle Sargent, Sarah Fries, Chelsea Berry and Alex Garcia Chelesnik. The team also included Head of Global Finance Daniel Dokos; Technology & IP Transactions partner Karen Ballack; Privacy & Cybersecurity Co-Head Randi Singer; Executive Compensation & Benefits Head Paul Wessel; Co-Head of Real Estate Michael Bond; Environmental Head Annemargaret Connolly; Antitrust partner Jeffrey Perry; White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations partner Holly Loiseau; Employment Litigation partner Gary Friedman; Environmental counsel Thomas Goslin; Antitrust counsel Michael Naughton; Banking & Finance associate Ashley Simms; Technology & IP Transactions/Privacy associate Alexa Chu Clinton; Tax associate Irene Kim; Executive Compensation & Benefits associate Lauren Sawyer (Not Yet Admitted in New York); Real Estate associates Melissa Meyrowitz, Elizabeth Jaikaran and Daniel Kelly (Not Yet Admitted in New York); Antitrust associate Robert Dahnke; Employment Litigation associate Justin DiGennaro; International Arbitration and Trade associate Nathan Cunningham; and Complex Commercial Litigation associate Marihug Cedeño.