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Bär & Karrer Advises DSV on Public Exchange Offer for Panalpina

On 1 April 2019, DSV A/S, Hedehusene, Denmark and Panalpina Welttransport (Holding) AG, Zurich, Switzerland, have entered into an agreement on the terms and conditions of a combination by way of a public exchange offer by DSV for all publicly held registered shares of Panalpina for approximately CHF 4.6 billion. The board of directors of Panalpina has resolved to support the public exchange offer by DSV and to recommend the acceptance of DSV's public exchange offer to its shareholders.

Panalpina's three major shareholders, who in total hold approximately 70% of the share capital in Panalpina, have committed to tender their Panalpina shares into the exchange offer.

Bär & Karrer is acting as Swiss counsel of DSV in connection with the public ex-change offer, while Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen acts as Danish counsel and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom as US and international counsel of DSV. The Bär & Karrer team includes Eric Stupp, Mariel Hoch, Fabienne Perlini, Florentin Weibel, Martin Peyer and Monika Maric (all M&A), Thomas U. Reutter and Annette Weber (both Capital Markets), Susanne Schreiber (Tax), Mani Reinert (Antitrust) and Laura Widmer (Employment).

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