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Mannheimer Swartling advises the Ford Motor Company on $1.8bn sale of Volvo

March 2010

Mannheimer Swartling has advised the Ford Motor Company on the sale of Volvo and its assets to Zhejiang Geely Holding Group for USD 1.8 billion.

The recently signed deal marks the largest acquisition of an overseas carmaker yet by a Chinese company and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2010 pending regulatory approvals.

This complex and demanding project has taken over a year from kick-off to signing and has involved nearly the entire palette of Mannheimer Swartling's full-service offering and numerous lawyers working across a number of the firm's offices. Specialist expertise has been called upon matters related to, among others, financing, litigation, employment, pensions and unions, data protection, competition, environmental, tax, real estate, insurance and IP/IT.

Mannheimer Swartling's team was led by Adam Green and Clas Nyberg, and other partners advising in the transaction include André Andersson, Fredrik Andersson, Henric Diefke, Erica Wiking Häger, Stefan Perván Lindeborg, Per Molander, Martin Nilsson, Jesper Prytz, Helena Rempler and Niklas Sjöblom.

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