23 April 2021
International law firm Taylor Wessing has advised Imperial Logistics Limited (Imperial) on the sale of its South American shipping business of nearly 100 push boats and barges to Hidrovias do Brasil S.A. (Hidrovias). In the summer of 2020, Taylor Wessing had already advised Imperial on the sale of its European shipping business with around 300 ships to Häfen und Güterverkehr Köln AG.
Imperial is a logistics service provider for integrated solutions in the areas of market access and logistics, operating mainly in Africa and Europe. The focus is on the key sectors of healthcare, consumer, automotive, chemicals and industrial. The South African-listed group is one of the world’s top 30 logistics service providers. By means of new technologies, Imperial offers innovative end-to-end solutions.
Hidrovias is an independent integrated logistics service provider with a focus on shipping in Latin America.
Legal Advisers to Imperial:
Taylor Wessing Germany: Dr. Klaus Grossmann (Partner, Corporate), Martin Gerner (Partner), Cristina Böckle (Salary Partner), Sonja Leutnant (Salary Partner), Marcel Leines (Associate), Fabian Friebel (Associate) all Corporate, all Düsseldorf; Dr. Bert Kimpel (Partner, Tax, Düsseldorf), Rudi Hasenberg (Salary Partner) and Elnaz Mehrkhah (Senior Associate), both Tax, both Frankfurt/M.
Taylor Wessing UK: Emma Danks (Partner, Corporate London), Annick Bredero (Associate, Corporate London) and Stuart Broom (Partner, London)
Taylor Wessing Netherlands: Elmar Dijkstra (Partner, Amsterdam) and Alex Korolev (Associate, Corporate Amsterdam)
In cooperation with the law firm Fleet in Hamburg.