Ashurst represents German winemaker Pieroth on the disposal of its Japanese business

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    The transaction demonstrates the ability of the Ashurst Japan corporate team to support clients on bilingual cross border transactions including support on private equity dynamics.  The Ashurst team worked very closely with the business team of Pieroth, in particular Dr Bernd Koehler and Dr Sebastian Potyka.

    Lead partner Tracy Whiriskey commented: "We are delighted to support Pieroth Wein AG, a long standing client of Ashurst, on the strategic divestment of their Japan business with the strong support of Daiwa Securities and DC Advisory.  We look forward to seeing further sustainable growth for the business under the management of private equity firm Nippon Investment Company."

    The Ashurst team was led by partners Tracy Whiriskey and Kensuke Inoue.  They were supported by relationship partner Alexander Ballmann (Munich), senior associate Jessika Colthurst (Tokyo), senior associate Naota Suzuki (Tokyo), senior associate Shingo Ito (London Japan desk), associate Chiharu Takatori (Tokyo), associate Yuki Katagiri (Tokyo), competition partner Angie Ng (Singapore) and IP counsel Fabian Klein (Frankfurt).