Latham & Watkins has advised Agility, a supply chain services, infrastructure, and innovation company, on its acquisition today of John Menzies PLC. Agility will combine the business with its National Aviation Services (NAS) business to create a world leader in aviation services in 58 countries. Once integrated, the combined company will operate as Menzies Aviation and will be the world’s largest aviation services company by number of countries served.
The cross-border multidisciplinary Latham team was led by London corporate partners Richard Butterwick and Douglas Abernethy, with associates Chris Ramsey, Stuart McRobbie, and Will Temple-Smith. Advice was also provided on antitrust and regulatory matters by Brussels partner Luca Crocco and Washington, D.C. partner Damara Chambers, with Hamburg counsel Jana Dammann de Chapto, Brussels associates Marine Dewaele and Romain Perrois, London associate Stephanie Adams, and Frankfurt associate Nicolas Jung; on employment matters by London partner Sarah Gadd, with associates Olivia Sadler and Paul Lawrence; on legal compliance matters by London partner Stuart Alford QC, Charles Claypoole, and associates Harriet Slater and associate Amaryllis Bernitsa; on data and technology transactions matters by London partner Deborah Kirk, with associate Luke Vaz; on real estate matters by London partner Quentin Gwyer, with associate Caroline Taylor; and on environmental matters by London partner Paul Davies, with counsel Michael Green.
Latham worked alongside Middle Eastern law firm Meysan Partners, that also advised Agility on the deal with a team led by its Senior Partner, Bader El-Jeaan.