LyondellBasell Industries and Mepol Group

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LyondellBasell Industries and Mepol Group

Wardyński & Partners advised LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE: LYB) on the acquisition of the Mepol Group, i.e. the Italian companies Mepol S.r.l. and Polar S.r.l. and the Polish company Industrial Technology Investments Poland sp. z o.o.

The transaction closed on 3 July 2023. Wardyński & Partners advised on Polish aspects of the transaction, including evaluating the transaction structure, conducting legal due diligence on the Polish company and preparing the notification to the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK).

The team at our firm was led by Paweł Ciećwierz and Kinga Ziemnicka, while the following people Aleksandra Drożdż (transaction issues), Rafał Baranowski (financing), Klaudia CzarnieckaSandra Derdoń and Jakub Macek (tax), Joanna Dudek (employment), Mateusz Kosiorowski (insurance), Marcin KuleszaAndrzej Madała and Weronika Nalbert (notification to UOKiK), Lena Marcinoska-Boulangé and Katarzyna Sotyn (IP), Adrianna Ogonowska (environment), Anna Olejniczak-Michalska (export control), Joanna Prokurat (state aid), Filip Rak (compliance), Karolina Romanowska (personal data), Marcin Rżysko (real estate), were involved in the work.

The LyondellBasell Group is a world leader in the chemical industry, and for the last five years has appeared on the Fortune magazine list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. In recent years the group has undertaken various measures to tackle global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonisation, and the Mepol acquisition is part of those efforts.

The Mepol Group manufactures high-quality recycled plastic products at plants in Italy and Poland. For the last two years it has been listed by Forbes magazine as one of Italy’s Most Sustainable Companies.