ASTARA MOBILITY group, with legal assistance from CERHA HEMPEL, has acquired and taken over the entire Austrian operation of sales and distribution of Nissan cars, spare parts and accessories from Nissan Center Europe GmbH (Germany) by way of an asset deal. As an international group with subsidiaries in numerous countries within and outside the EU, ASTARA MOBILITY group can rely on many years of expertise and in-depth experience for the future distribution of Nissan vehicles in Austria and the support of the Austrian dealer network. In 2021, the group sold more than 200,000 cars worldwide and achieved a turnover of approximately EUR 4 billion. The group’s successful business operations will be fostered by the given expansion and its business model oriented towards growth, offering a diversified portfolio of mobility products and services as ownership and subscription, B2B, B2C, and through the new digital channels.
The CERHA HEMPEL team, led by Heinrich Foglar-Deinhardstein (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and Christoph Reiter (Counsel, Corporate/M&A), successfully supported ASTARA MOBILITY group in all legal aspects of the preparation and execution of the asset deal. The firm is very pleased to have legally realized this further milestone in the development of the group for the client.
The CERHA HEMPEL team was complemented by Anna Wolf-Posch (Partner, Competition), Mark Krenn (Partner, Real Estate), Benjamin Twardosz (Partner, Tax), Armin Schwabl (Partner, Regulatory), Jakob Hartig (Counsel, Corporate/M&A), Christopher Peitsch (Counsel, Employment), Marko Vladic (Counsel, Real Estate), Nikolaus Feldscher, Marcus Lusar, Michaela Kober and Florian Wünscher (all Associates, Corporate/M&A), Boris Treml and Nadja Polzer (both Associates, Regulatory) as well as Philipp Schaubach (Associate, Competition).