WuXi Biologics’ Drug Product Plant Acquisition From Bayer AG


Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised the globally active company WuXi Biologics on the acquisition of a sterile filling and freeze-drying plant from Bayer AG.

The plant is designed for the filling and freeze-drying of the blood-coagulation medication Kovaltry®. The plant will be operated on the premises of the Chempark in Leverkusen. For this purpose, a long-term sublease agreement for the use of the building was concluded.

The plant, which will be operated by WuXi Biologics in the future, will serve as a back-up site for the final production of Kovaltry®. A corresponding production agreement is still to be negotiated and concluded.

The transaction is expected to be completed in the coming months, provided that the usual closing conditions are met. Financial details were not disclosed.

WuXi Biologics is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is a leading global open access technology platform for biologics. The company offers end-to-end solutions to empower organizations to discover, develop and manufacture biologics from concept to commercial manufacturing.

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s team included Dirk W. Kolvenbach (Picture – Lead Management), Düsseldorf, Michael Pauli, LL.M. (Corporate), Cologne, Wolfram Meven,

Jörn Matuszewski (both Tax), both Düsseldorf, Dr. Rainer Velte (Antitrust), Düsseldorf, Fabian Gerstner, LL.M.

Bettina Neheider (both Building Law), both Munich, Christoph Nöhles, LL.M., Mathis Dick, LL.M. (both Real Estate), both Düsseldorf, Dr. Bodo Dehne (Foreign Investment Control), Dr. Tobias Plath, LL.M. (Insurance Law), Düsseldorf, Torsten Groß, LL.M. (Labor Law), Düsseldorf, Sarah Radon, LL.M. (Commercial), Düsseldorf, Fabian Schmitz (Real Estate), Düsseldorf.

Involved fees earner: Bodo Dehne – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Mathis Dick – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Fabian Gerstner – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Torsten Gross – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Dirk Kolvenbach – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Jörn Matuszewski – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Wolfram Meven – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Bettina Neheider – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Christoph Nöhles – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Michael Pauli – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Tobias Plath – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Sarah Radon – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Fabian Schmitz – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Rainer Velte – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek;

Law Firms: Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek;

Clients: WuXi Biologics;