Universal Music Group’s Listing On The Amsterdam Stock Exchange

Freshfields advised Universal Music Group on the transaction.

Universal Music Group is a global music corporation that is majority owned by the French media conglomerate Vivendi, with Chinese tech company Tencent owning a minority stake.

The Freshfields team was led by partners Sebastian Fain (Picture) and Pamela Marcogliese in New York and Dirk-Jan Smit in Amsterdam and included support from corporate associates Zach Truscott, Mark Maarschalkerweerd, Maxine Lemstra and Nayong Kwon in Amsterdam, Vinita Sithapathy, Khaair Morrison and Jack Liechtung in New York and Jennifer Brokamp in London. Corporate partners Hanneke Rothbarth in Amsterdam, Sarah Solum in Silicon Valley and Andrea Basham in New York also provided advice in connection with the transaction. Employment advice was provided by partners Brechje Nollen in Amsterdam and Maj Vaseghi in Silicon Valley. Partners Eelco Van Der Stok in Amsterdam and Claude Stansbury in Washington, DC provided tax advice with support from associate Daan Van Schaik in Amsterdam. Counsel Richard Snyder provided antitrust support from Washington, DC. Partner Michael Broeders and associates Hakan Gargili and Annemarie Van der Does Vos in Amsterdam provided financing support.

 

Involved fees earner: Andrea Basham – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Michael Broeders – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Jennifer Brokamp – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Sebastian Fain – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Hakan Gargili – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Maxine Lemstra – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Jack Liechtung – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Mark Maarschalkerweerd – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Pamela Marcogliese – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Khaair Morrison – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Brechje Nollen – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Hanneke Rothbarth – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Vinita Sithapathy – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Dirk-Jan Smit – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Richard Snyder – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Sarah Solum – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Claude Stansbury – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Zach Truscott – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Annemarie Van der Does Vos – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Eelco Van der Stok – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Daan van Schaik – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Maj Vaseghi – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP;

Law Firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP;

Clients: Universal Music;

Author: Martina Bellini