December 14, 2018
Weil is advising Belmond Ltd., an owner and operator of luxury hotels, tourist trains, a river cruise ship and restaurants, in its pending $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 is expected to close in the first half of 2019 subject to the approval of Belmond's shareholders and clearance by the relevant competition authorities.
The Weil team advising Belmond is led by Mergers & Acquisitions partner Michael Aiello and includes Mergers & Acquisitions partner Sachin Kohli and Mergers & Acquisitions associates Michelle Sargent, Sarah Fries, Chelsea Berry and Alex Garcia Chelesnik (Not Yet Admitted in New York). The team also includes Head of Global Finance Daniel Dokos; Technology & IP Transactions partner Karen Ballack; Co-Chair of the Tax Department and Executive Compensation & Benefits Head Paul Wessel; Co-Head of Real Estate Michael Bond; Environmental Head Annemargaret Connolly; Antitrust partners Jeffrey Perry and Laura Wilkinson; White Collar Defense, Regulatory and Investigations partner Holly Loiseau; Employment Litigation partner Gary Friedman; International Arbitration and Trade partner Ted Posner; Complex Commercial Litigation partner Randi Singer; Environmental counsel Thomas Goslin; Antitrust counsel Michael Naughton; Banking & Finance associate Ashley Simms; Technology & IP Transactions associate Alexa 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.