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Homburger advises ASML on the planned sale of Berliner Glas Medical and SwissOptic

On October 19, 2021, ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ: ASML) announced that it has agreed to sell a 100% stake in BG Medical Applications GmbH, SwissOptic AG and SwissOptic Co., Ltd. to Jenoptik AG (Xetra: JEN). BG Medical Applications GmbH is a leading supplier of high-precision, custom optical components for the medical technology sector based in Berlin, Germany. SwissOptic is a specialist in the development and manufacturing of optical components and assemblies, primarily for the medical technology, semiconductor, and metrology industries headquartered in Heerbrugg, Switzerland.

Closing is expected in December 2021.

Homburger acted as legal counsel to ASML advising on all Swiss law aspects of the transaction. The Homburger team included partner Andreas Müller (Corporate / M&A, Technology and Digital Economy), associates Kevin Hubacher, Francesco Bernasconi and junior associate Joel Schmidt (all Corporate / M&A), partner Richard Stäuber and associate Allegra Arnold (Competition, Regulatory), partner Luca Dal Molin and associate Gabriel Kasper (IP / IT, Technology and Digital Economy), and counsel Peter Müller (Tax, Employment and Executive Compensation). Gleiss Lutz acted as transaction counsel to ASML.