Hogan Lovells advises Shop Apotheke Europe on the acquisition of mail-order pharmacy Europa Apotheek

Led by Frankfurt based partner Prof. Dr. Michael Schlitt and Amsterdam based partner Victor de Vlaam, Hogan Lovells has advised Shop Apotheke Europe N.V. on its takeover of mail-order pharmacy Europa Apotheek.

Shop Apotheke will acquire all shares of Europa Apotheek's parent, EHS Europe Health Services B.V. (EHS), in an all-share transaction by way of contribution in kind of such shares against issuance of new ordinary shares in Shop Apotheke. Last year, Hogan Lovells advised Shop Apotheke on its IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Shop Apotheke Europe N.V. is one of the leading online pharmacies in Continental Europe focused on non-prescription, over-the-counter ('OTC') medication and pharmacy-related beauty and personal care ('BPC') products. Europa Apotheek is a leading mail-order pharmacy in Continental Europe. 

Completion of the transaction is subject to customary conditions precedent, in particular, the approval of the transaction by the general meeting of shareholders of Shop Apotheke. An extraordinary general meeting of Shop Apotheke will be held for the purpose of, among other things, facilitating a shareholder decision on the proposed acquisition of Europa Apotheek.

Hogan Lovells team for SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE N.V. : 

Prof. Dr. Michael Schlitt (Partner, Lead), Dr. Susanne Lenz (Counsel), Dušan Stojković (Senior Associate), Garrett Gunchick, Robert Lindner (Foreign Associates), Nona Naydenova (Business Lawyer) (all Capital Markets, Frankfurt);

Victor de Vlaam (Partner, Lead), Jan de Snaijer (Partner), Leonie Huisman (Counsel), Aafke Pronk (Senior Associate), Kai Althaus, Daan Schuringa, Chantalle Schoegje, Janelle de Ruiter (Associates, all Corporate/M&A, Amsterdam);

Dr. Falk Schöning (Partner), Dr. Clemens Ziegler (Senior Associate, both Competition/Antitrust, Brussels);

Dr. Heiko Gemmel (Partner), Anne-Svenja de Kiff (Senior Associate, both Tax, Düsseldorf);

Anton Louwinger (Partner), Alexander Fortuin (Senior Associate, both Tax, Amsterdam);

Philipp Duncker (Counsel, Insurance Litigation/Arbitration, Munich);

Dr. Nils Rauer (Partner, Frankfurt), Ruth-Marie Bousonville (Senior Associate, Hamburg), Timon Backes (Associate, Frankfurt, all IP Law);

John Basnage (Partner, Corporate/US-Law, London).

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