ACS Dobfar’s Acquisition Of GlaxoSmithKline’s Plant In Verona, Italy


Orrick and Baker McKenzie assisted ACS Dobfar and GlaxoSmithKline respectively in connection with the sale of the historic GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical plant in Verona (Italy) to ACS Dobfar.

The Verona plant – which has been active since 1932 – is dedicated to the production of cephalosporin class antibiotics, and is one of the most important facilities in the sector.

The agreement provides for the sale to ACS Dobfar of the site in Verona and will allow ACS Dobfar to consolidate its position in the cephalosporin antibiotics production.

Orrick assisted ACS Dobfar with a team led by Patrizio Messina (picture), Partner in charge for Europe, and composed by Partner Madeleine Horrocks, Of Counsel Paola Barometro and Associate Jacopo Taddei, supported by Of Counsel Mario Scofferi for the employment law aspects and by a team led by Partner Emanuela Molinaro and composed by Christian Turotti and Enrico Stefanelli for the real estate aspects.

Baker McKenzie assisted GlaxoSmithKline with a team, based in London and Milan, led by Relationship Partner Jane Hobson and Partners Nick O’Donnell and Duncan Reid-Thomas and including, in London, Senior Associate Alexander Gee, Associates Robert Gough and Patrick Edwards and, in Milan, Partners Pietro Bernasconi and Alessandro Matteini and Counsels Antonio Luigi Vicoli and Alessandra Calabrese.

Involved fees earner: Pietro Bernasconi – Baker McKenzie; Alessandra Calabrese – Baker McKenzie; Patrick Edwards – Baker McKenzie; Alexander Gee – Baker McKenzie; Robert Gough – Baker McKenzie; Jane Hobson – Baker McKenzie; Alessandro Matteini – Baker McKenzie; Nicholas O’Donnell – Baker McKenzie; Duncan Reid-Thomas – Baker McKenzie; Antonio Luigi Vicoli – Baker McKenzie; Paola Barometro – Orrick; Madeleine Horrocks – Orrick; Patrizio Messina – Orrick; Emanuela Molinaro – Orrick; Mario Scofferi – Orrick; Enrico Stefanelli – Orrick; Jacopo Taddei – Orrick; Christian Turotti – Orrick; test – Test;

Law Firms: Baker McKenzie; Orrick; Test;

Clients: Acs Dobfar S.p.A.; GlaxoSmithKline plc;

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