Paksoy has provided local Turkish assistance to lead counsel Hogan Lovells in advising pharmaceutical supply chain company AmerisourceBergen on the acquisition of the pharmaceutical wholesale business of Walgreens Boots Alliance in several countries, as well as select parts of its international retail pharmacy business, for approximately USD 6.5 billion.
Paksoy’s team included Partners Stephanie Beghe Sonmez and Togan Turan, Senior Associates Emre Kotil and Can Yasin Aksoy, and Associate Ilayda Gunes.
Editor’s note: After this article was published, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii informed CEE Legal Matters that it had advised AmerisourceBergen on the Romanian part of the transaction. The firm’s team included Partners Ciprian Dragomir and Serban Paslaru, Managing Associates Dominic Morega, Roxana Pana, Dana Blaer, and Mihai Anghel, and Tax Manager Ramona Moisa.
In addition, CEE Legal Matters learned that Cravath Swaine & Moore and Morgan Lewis & Bockius had advised AmerisourceBergen as well, with Debevoise & Plimpton advising J.P. Morgan acting as the exclusive financial adviser. Meanwhile, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Baker McKenzie had advised Walgreens and Kirkland & Ellis had advised Walgreens’ financial adviser, Centerview Partners.