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Hogan Lovells and DZP Advise on Transfer of Nissan Polish Business and Distribution Rights to Astara

Hogan Lovells and DZP Advise on Transfer of Nissan Polish Business and Distribution Rights to Astara

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Hogan Lovells and its Hungarian affiliate Partos & Noblet have advised Nissan on the sale of its Polish business – Nissan Sales Central & Eastern Europe Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag – to Astara Mobility subsidiary Astara NIP Poland. Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka, working with Cuatrecasas, advised Astara.

The target business involves the sale and distribution of car and car parts for Nissan cars in Poland and related services. According to DZP, "the separation of the organization and the transfer of part of the business to Astara is the result of the implementation of Nissan Next's medium-term plan to allow the brand to increase profitability in Poland and better meet the needs of customers and business partners. The acquisition means that [...] Astara will become Nissan’s official distributor in Poland."

The Astara Group operates in 19 countries and offers a range of personal mobility and automotive solutions, with broad experience in automotive distribution in Europe.

Back in 2022, Nissan also sold its Austrian dealer and sales network to Spanish mobility provider Astara Mobility (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on January 11, 2022).

The Hogan Lovells team was led by Counsel Tomasz Zak and Senior Associate Piotr Kwasiborski and included Counsel Piotr Skurzynski, Senior Associates Agnieszka Szczodra-Hajduk and Bartlomiej Wyjatek, and Associate Leonart Szanajca-Kossakowski.

The Partos & Noblet team included Partner Laszlo Partos, Senior Associates Andras Multas and Zoltan Molnar, and Associate Barbara Boross.

The DZP team included Partner Joanna Wierzejska, Counsel Maciej Ciszkiewicz, Senior Tax Manager Tomasz Leszczewski, Senior Associate Paulina Janas, and Associate Grzegorz Policht.

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