Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, a leading international law firm, has successfully represented JOST Werke SE, a global leader in the manufacturing of smart systems for commercial vehicles, in its recent acquisition of Crenlo do Brasil. The firm acted as the primary legal advisor, leveraging its extensive expertise to navigate the complexities of this international transaction.

Gerold Niggemann spearheaded the Hughes Hubbard M&A team, bringing to the table his rich experience and strategic insights. His leadership was crucial in coordinating a multidisciplinary team comprising specialists across various legal domains—antitrust, tax, employment and benefits, real estate, compliance, and intellectual property—ensuring a seamless transaction flow.

The firm's global reach and collaborative spirit were further amplified by the involvement of local counsel, with Santos Neto providing essential Brazilian due diligence insights and Nauta Dutilh offering advice on Dutch law matters.

This transaction stands out in the Brazilian M&A market for its pioneering use of representations and warranties insurance—a testament to Hughes Hubbard's innovative approach to managing potential risks and liabilities in M&A deals.

With Hughes Hubbard’s comprehensive legal support, JOST Werke SE is well-positioned to capitalize on its expanded presence in Brazil, aligning with the company’s strategic growth objectives in South America and reinforcing its commitment to delivering excellence in the commercial vehicle industry.