Katjes Fassin GmbH & Co. KG’s Acquisition of an interest in British start-up Candy Kittens

ARQIS Rechtsanwälte and Reynolds Porter Chamberlain advised on the deal

Founded in 2012 by Jamie Laing, star of the British TV series ‘Made in Chelsea’, and Ed Williams in London, the company has quickly become one of Britain’s best-known candy brands with its innovative gourmet sweets in authentic flavors and inventive packaging. All products are gluten-free and made without artificial flavors or colorings.

Katjes Fassin GmbH + Co. KG produces and sells fruit gums, liquorices, and candy products in Europe. The company, led by Tobias Bachmüller, Bastian Fassin and Klaus Fassin, was founded in 1950 and is based in Emmerich am Rhein, Germany.

ARQIS Rechtsanwälte advised Katjes Deutschland with Jörn-Christian Schulze (Picture; Corporate/M&A), Marcus Nothhelfer (IP; Munich); Thomas Chwalek (Corporate/M&A) and Philipp Maier (IP; Munich)

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain advised Katjes Deutschland with Nigel Collins.

Involved fees earner: Jörn-Christian Schulze – Arqis; Thomas Chwalek – Arqis; Marcus Nothhelfer – Arqis; Philipp Maier – Arqis; Nigel Collins – Reynolds Porter Chamberlain RPC;

Law Firms: Arqis; Reynolds Porter Chamberlain RPC;

Clients: Katjes Fassin GmbH & Co. KG;

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