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Greenberg Traurig and Suciu Popa Announce Roles in Poland and Romania on InBev-Asahi Deal

Greenberg Traurig and Suciu Popa Announce Roles in Poland and Romania on InBev-Asahi Deal

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Greenberg Traurig is announcing that it advised Anheuser-Busch InBev on the Polish aspects of the sale to Japanese brewer Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. of the businesses that prior to its combination with AB InBev were owned by SABMiller plc in Central and Eastern Europe. Similarly, Suciu Popa is announcing that it advised SAB Miller on the sale of its Romanian businesses.

As previously announced, Freshfields was global counsel to AB InBev on the deal, and Allen & Overy advised the Asahi Group.

According to Greenberg Traurig, AB InBev had made commitments to the European Commission to sell SABMiller’s CEE businesses and assets, including Kompania Piwowarska, following its takeover of SABMiller. According to Greenberg Traurig, "Kompania Piwowarska operates three breweries in Poland: Tyskie Browary Ksiazece in Tychy, the Dojlidy Brewery in Bialystok, and Lech Browary Wielkopolski in Poznan."

Greenberg Traurig's team was led by Warsaw Managing Partner Jaroslaw Grzesiak and Partner Rafal Baranowski and London Partner Stephen Horvath, all supported by Senior Associate Filip Kijowski and Associate Tomasz Denko.

Suciu Popa's work in Romania was led by Managing Partner Miruna Suciu, supported by Partner Cleopatra Leahu, among others.

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