The Ukrainian and Polish offices of Wolf Theiss, working with Morgan Lewis, have advised Hong Kong-based Automated Systems Holdings Limited (ASL) in its merger with U.S.-based Grid Dynamics. The merger is expected to close in March 2017.
According to Wolf Theiss, "ASL has a distinguished reputation earned over the course of more than 40 years of successful business. The company became the first and only distributor of DEC minicomputers in Hong Kong and is a pioneer in the field of third party hardware maintenance service. Over the course of the decade of its existence, Grid Dynamics opened global offices in Ukraine, Poland and Russia and has assisted such companies as Microsoft, eBay, PayPal, Cisco, Macy’s, Yahoo, ING, Bank of America, and Kohl's."
Wolf Theiss performed due diligence of the companies operated by Grid Dynamics in Ukraine and Poland and advised ASL on associated matters of corporate, IT, competition, tax, regulatory, and employment law. The firm's Kyiv team was led by Associate Mykhailo Razuvaiev and included Associates Olga Ivlyeva and Olena Vardamatska, all working under the supervision of Kyiv Managing Partner Taras Dumych. In Poland, the team was supervised by Warsaw Co-Managing Partner Ron Given and led by Senior Associate Dariusz Harbaty, supported by Associate Monika Gaczkowska.