American Express Global Business Travel’s Acquisition of DER Touristik Business Travel Division

Dechert LLP has advised American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) on the proposed acquisition of the business travel division of DER Touristik Business Travel Division from REWE Group.

The deal is conditioned on receipt of antitrust approvals and other customary conditions.

American Express GBT is a multinational travel management company that offers business travel services in nearly 120 countries worldwide. DER Touristik is a leading travel and tourism company in German-speaking countries with several brands, including the Business Travel Division, which offers a range of services to professionally and efficiently manage business trips and corporate events. REWE Group is a German diversified retail and tourism co-operative group.

Dechert advised American Express Global Business Travel with a team led by corporate partner Giovanni Russo (Picture) in Munich. The full team included corporate national partner Carina Klaes-Staudt in Munich, partner Stephen Leitzell in Philadelphia and associates Florian Leitsbach, Sonja Feser, and Julia Keller in Munich. Additionally, the team included antitrust partner Clemens Graf York von Wartenburg, based in Frankfurt and Brussels, and associates Thirith von Döhren in Frankfurt and Michael Okkonen in Brussels, and compliance partner Darshak Dholakia in Washington, D.C.

Involved fees earner: Clemens Graf York von Wartenburg – Dechert; Darshak Dholakia – Dechert; Sonja Feser – Dechert; Julia Keller – Dechert; Carina Klaes-Staudt – Dechert; Florian Leitsbach – Dechert; Stephen Leitzell – Dechert; Michael Okkonen – Dechert; Giovanni Russo – Dechert; Thirith von Döhren – Dechert;

Law Firms: Dechert;

Clients: American Express Global Business Travel;