Jeantet advised DCC Energy Limited on the acquisition of the service stations network, including 272 automatic service stations (under the Esso Express label) and 48 Esso motorway service stations, in addition to 70 service stations operating under the Esso brand and owned by third parties with whom DCC Energy will pursue the commercial relations. The total amount of such transaction is EUR 106 million plus fuel stock.
DCC Energy via its subsidiary Certas Energy France becomes an authorized dealer of the Esso brand and will supply the service stations with Esso fuels through a long term supply agreement.
DCC Energy is a division of the Irish conglomerate DCC plc, an international group operating in the energy, technology, health, environment and food sectors.
Jeantet team was led by Thierry Brun and Anne Toupenay-Schueller (partners), assisted by Ali Baydoun (senior associate) and Albéric Simunek (associate) on the corporate aspects. The following lawyers also assisted: Patrick Thiebart (partner) and Dhiana Badji (senior associate) on the employment law aspects, Gabriel Di Chiara (senior associate) on the tax aspects, and Florent Prunet (partner) on the competition law aspects. Besides, Fidal law firm also advised DCC Energy Limited on the tax aspects (Jean-Etienne Chatelon, Anne Benoit, Clément Bascoul, Arnaud Moraine).
ESSO SAF was advised by Holman Fenwick Willan (Robert Follie (partner) assisted by Nathalie Dowlatshahi (senior associate) and Guillaume Mezache (associate)) on the corporate/structuring aspects and by Hogan Lovells (Corinne Knopp (partner) and Laure Nguyen (counsel)) on the real estate and environmental aspects.