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Baker Botts Leads Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH in Business Swap with Sanofi


WASHINGTON, June 27, 2016 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that its client, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies focusing on researching, developing, and marketing human health and animal health products, signed a contract with Sanofi to secure a significant business swap initiated in December 2015. The strategic swap consists of an exchange of Sanofi’s animal health business (“Merial”) and Boehringer Ingelheim’s consumer healthcare (CHC) business. The parties announced today in a joint statement that the deal is expected to close by year-end 2016.

Baker Botts is advising Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH on the U.S. antitrust review of the transaction.

The Baker Botts team is led by partners Stephen Weissman and William Henry, and associates Ryan Foley, Christine M. Ryu, and Matthew Adler (all in Washington).

For more information, please see Boehringer Ingelheim’s news release by clicking here.


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