Gide has advised Transat A.T. inc., a Canadian group listed on the Toronto stock exchange and that specialises in various tourism and travel activities, on the sale to group TUI, the world’s leading tourism group, of its tour operator activities in France (Transat France includes brands Look Voyages and Vacances Transat) and in Greece (TourGreece).
McDermott acted as counsel to TUI.
The deal was authorised by the European Commission as regards merger control, and was finalised on 31 October 2016.
Gide's team comprised Antoine Lelong (partner), Régis Henry, Maud Harreau and Julia Michorczyk on mergers & acquisitions / corporate aspects; Emmanuel Reille (partner) and Grégoire Colmet-Dâage on competition aspects; Foulques de Rostolan (partner) and Benjamin Krief on employment aspects; Christian Nouel (partner) on tax aspects; and Nicolas Planchot (partner) on real estate aspects.
Internal legal counsel to Transat A.T. inc: Bernard Bussières, Vice-president, legal affairs and secretary-general to the company.
Internal legal counsel Transat France SA: Céline Dixneuf, General Counsel.