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JunHe assists Jebsen Beverage in establishing a Joint Venture with Anheuser-Busch InBev Sedrin Brewery

2019.11.29

JunHe has recently assisted Jebsen Beverage Co., Ltd. (“Jebsen”) in its sale of part of the equity interest in Jebsen Beverage (China) Co., Ltd. (“Jebsen China”) to Anheuser-Busch InBev Sedrin Brewery Co., Ltd. (“AB InBev”) and subsequently helped Jebsen increase its investment in Jebsen China, completing the entire transaction.


Founded in 1895, Jebsen is a group company focused on marketing, distribution and investment developments in the Greater China area, and who successfully introduced Porsche into China. In the brewing industry, Jebsen markets and distributes  a range of premium beers, including Beck's, Blue Girl Beer, Budweiser, Harbin Beer and Suntory Beer. In the past century, Jebsen has introduced Blue Girl Beer into Hong Kong and established its dominant position as the best-selling beer brand in the local market.


By way of a joint venture, Jebsen and AB InBev completed their brand promotion in China, further expanding the high-end beer market in China. 


In this project, JunHe acted as the domestic legal counsel of Jebsen and provided various legal services including the review of transaction documents, discussion of transaction details and preparation for the formalities of change with the Chinese domestic government authorities.


In this project, YU, Yongqiang (YY)  led JunHe’s team; the undertaking partner was TENG, Xiaoyan (Tina); QI, Da (David) and YIN, Xiao (Benjamin), partners in our Shanghai office, also made contributions to this project.

 


JunHe is the only Chinese law firm to be admitted as a member of Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two international networks of independent law firms. JunHe and selected top law firms in major European and Asian jurisdictions are “best friends.” Through these connections, we provide high quality legal services to clients doing business throughout the world.