Hogan Lovells advises pipeline integrity specialist NDT Global Limited on the sale of NDT Global Group to Canadian Eddyfi NDT Inc.

Led by Frankfurt partner Joachim W. Habetha, international law firm Hogan Lovells has advised NDT Global Limited on the sale of NDT Global Group, a leading global provider of non-destructive in-line inspections for oil and gas pipelines. The buyer is Eddyfi NDT Inc, a Canadian manufacturer of inspection technology.

This merger successfully connects two top suppliers in their respective markets: NDT Global as a leading provider of ultrasonic pipeline inspection and integrity services using proprietary in-line inspection robots and related data analysis, and Eddyfi Technologies as a technology provider for non-destructive testing (NDT). Global pipeline operators rely on NDT Global for the most accurate assessment of the condition of their facilities.

Hogan Lovells advised NDT Global Limited on all legal aspects relating to the sale of its shares in NDT Global Group. Hogan Lovells had already advised the present sell-side when the core business of NDT Global Group was acquired in spring 2012. Since then, NDT Global Group has significantly developed its technology and expanded as a company worldwide.

"We are pleased to have supported our client in this important strategic step with an internationally and professionally broad-based team of lawyers," said Dr. Joachim W. Habetha. "In this project, we were able to provide our client with tailor-made legal advice by means of an international team of lawyers working across practice groups."

Hogan Lovells Team for NDT Global Limited

Germany

Dr. Joachim W. Habetha (Partner), Lena Jahnke (Associate), Isabelle Senger (Business Lawyer) (all Corporate, Frankfurt);

Dr. Ingmar Doerr (Partner), Dr. Falk Loose (Counsel) (both Tax, Munich);

Prof. Dr. Fabian Pfuhl (Counsel), Dr. Christina Kesting (Associate) (both Intellectual Property, Frankfurt);

Dr. Martin Sura (Partner, Dusseldorf), Dr. Christoph Wünschmann (Partner, Munich), Johanna Brock-Wenzek (Senior Associate, Munich)  (all Merger Control);

Anne-Kathrin Lauer (Associate, Foreign Direct Investment Law, Dusseldorf);

Eva-Maria Herwig (Senior Associate, Real Estate, Frankfurt);

Dr. Kerstin Neighbour (Partner), Dr. Sabrina Gäbeler (Counsel) (both Employment, Frankfurt);

Dr. Daniel Flore (Partner, Litigation, Frankfurt);

Luxembourg

Alexander Koch (Partner), Thomas Alberti (Associate ) (all Corporate, Luxembourg);

USA

Michael Szlamkowicz (Partner), Steven Palyca (Senior Associate) (both Corporate, New York);

Brian Curran (Partner), Patrick de Lapérouse (Senior Associate) (both Global Regulatory, Washington);

Joseph G. Krauss (Partner), Robert Baldwin (Counsel) (both Merger Control, Washington); 

Gaston P. Fernandez (Partner, Corporate, Miami);

Mexico

Francisco Palmero (Senior Associate, Tax), Orlando F. Cabrera C. (Associate, Arbitration) (both Mexiko City);

Australia

Charles Bogle (Partner), Michael Sacks (Associate) (both Corporate, Sydney);

Spain

Graciela Llaneza (Partner, Corporate, Madrid);

Russia

Oxana Balayan (Partner), Maria Baeva (Counsel), Olga Khachikyan (Associate), Vadim Ishakov (Associate) (all Corporate, Moscow);

China

Adrian Emch (Partner, Merger Control, Beijing).

UK

Richard Diffenthal (Partner, Corporate Transactional), Mounir Haddad (Associate, Corporate) (both London).


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