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Clifford Chance advises Deutsche Post DHL Group on RMB5.5 billion landmark Greater China supply chain deal with S.F. Holding

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9 November 2018

Clifford Chance advises Deutsche Post DHL Group on RMB5.5 billion landmark Greater China supply chain deal with S.F. Holding

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance advised Deutsche Post DHL Group on the transfer of its supply chain operations in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau to S.F. Holding. Deutsche Post DHL Group is the world's leading mail and logistics company and S.F. Holding is the leading premium logistics service provider in China.

As part of the deal, Deutsche Post DHL Group will enter a 10-year strategic partnership with S.F. Holding to grow supply chain operations in China and will receive an upfront payment of RMB5.5 billion (approximately €700 million) and a revenue-based partnership fee over the next ten years. This strategic partnership will see Deutsche Post DHL Group's supply chain business in Greater China operated as a co-branded organisation and will allow S.F. Holding to have access to Deutsche Post DHL Group's best-in-class supply chain services, management expertise, transportation and warehousing technology, while Deutsche Post DHL Group will leverage S.F. Holding's extensive domestic infrastructure, distribution network and broad base of local customers.

The firm's cross-office, cross-practice team was led by partners Terence Foo in Beijing and Jörg Rhiel in Frankfurt, supported by of counsel Andreas Dietzel and counsel Yi Yang, senior associates Fang Bao and Susanne Werry, and associate Claire Loke. Partner Richard Blewett and senior associate Dayu Man advised on the antitrust aspects of the deal. Partner Ling Ho, senior associate Jill Ge and associate Günter Barth advised on the intellectual property aspects of the deal. Counsel Anthony Fay advised on the tax aspects of the deal.

China Co-Managing Partner Terence Foo said, "We are honoured to support our client Deutsche Post DHL Group on this landmark strategic partnership with S.F. Holding to capitalise on China's fast-growing supply chain market."

高伟绅为德国邮政敦豪集团以人民币55亿元向顺丰控股转让大中华区供应链业务提供法律服务

国际领先律师事务所高伟绅为德国邮政敦豪(Deutsche Post DHL)集团就其向顺丰控股转让其在中国内地、香港和澳门的供应链业务提供法律服务。德国邮政敦豪集团是全球一流的邮政和物流公司,顺丰控股是中国领先的物流服务供应商。

作为该交易的一部分,德国邮政敦豪集团将与顺丰控股建立为期十年的战略合作伙伴关系,进一步发展在中国的供应链业务。德国邮政敦豪集团将获得人民币55亿元(约7亿欧元)的首笔支付费用,并在未来十年内获得基于营业额计算的合作费用。在此次战略合作中,德国邮政敦豪集团在大中华区的供应链业务将以联合品牌展开经营。同时,顺丰控股将获得德国邮政敦豪集团一流的供应链服务、管理经验、运输和仓储技术的支持,而德国邮政敦豪集团将借力顺丰控股在中国丰富的基础设施和广大的配送网络以及庞大的本地客户资源。

该项目跨境、跨业务领域的团队由高伟绅中国区联席管理合伙人符国成和法兰克福办公室合伙人Jörg Rhiel共同领导,由资深顾问律师Andreas Dietzel和杨毅、高级律师包昉和Susanne Werry 以及律师陆丽凤提供支持。合伙人Richard Blewett和高级律师满大宇为本项交易提供反垄断方面的法律服务。合伙人何秀仪、高级律师葛轶君和律师Günter Barth为本项交易提供知识产权方面的法律服务。资深顾问律师费立特为本项交易提供税务方面的法律服务。

高伟绅中国区联席管理合伙人符国成律师表示,“随着中国供应链市场的快速增长,我们非常荣幸能够为德国邮政敦豪集团与顺丰控股达成此次具有里程碑意义的战略合作提供支持。”