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Eversheds Sutherland advises the Mattel Group on its sale of the Corolle Dolls to the Simba Dickie Group

  • France

    10-04-2018

    Mattel Inc., the US corporation listed on Nasdaq and worldwide specialist in games and toys, including the famous Barbie doll, sold its business consisting in the manufacturing and distribution of Corolle dolls, to German group Simba Dickie. Those dolls, made in France and acquired by Mattel in 1990, will thus be added to Simba Dickie’s portfolio. Simba Dickie is notably known for its Smoby and Majorette brands.

    The transaction was completed by means of a transfer of assets which are notably located in France, Asia, and the United States. Eversheds Sutherland in Paris has advised the Mattel group with Franck Bourgeois, Partner, and Fabrice Martinez-Tournalia, Counsel, as well as Adele Seclier and Eleanor Jarvis (trainees on secondment at Eversheds Sutherland Paris), on Corporate / M&A matters. Philippe Desprès, Partner, and Alban Progri, Associate, have advised on labour law matters as well as Louis-Narito Harada, Partner, on environmental law.

    Simba Dickie was represented by Lexcase, whose team was led by partner Guillaume Pierson and Pénélope Bouchard in corporate/M&A », Florence Drapier-Faure, Partner, and Anne-Charlotte Serre in social law, as well as Anne-Sophie Uccello-Jammes in IP.

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