CERHA HEMPEL successfully advised the fast-growing Italian food start-up Poke House on its investment in the Austrian company HONU Gastronomie GmbH, which operates the Honu Tiki Bowls stores in Vienna. For the time being, Poke House acquired a 51% majority in the Austrian Honu Tiki Bowls business from its founder Kaspar Kunz. Together the parties will continue to run Honu Tiki Bowls as a joint venture. For the legal implementation of this complex acquisition and joint-venture transaction, Poke House was successfully advised by CERHA HEMPEL.
Founded in Italy in 2018, Poke House is a fast growing poke bowl start-up, which, so far, has been active in 7 countries operating more than 120 locations. It offers Californian-inspired Hawaiian bowls and is planning to continue expanding in further markets. Honu Tiki Bowls was founded in 2018 by Kaspar Kunz and operates 5 poke bowl locations in Vienna.
The team of CERHA HEMPEL advising Poke House was led by the attorneys Mag. Jakob Hartig, LL.M. and Mag. Heinrich Foglar-Deinhardstein, LL.M. (both corporate) and further consisted of Mag. Christopher Peitsch (employment), Dr. Armin Schwabl, LL.M. (regulatory) and Mag. Nikolaus Feldscher, MJur (associate, corporate). Mr. Kunz was advised by the law firm Viehböck Breiter Schenk & Nau (Dr. Lukas Schenk and Dr. Florian Linder).