Led by Dr. Helge-Torsten Wöhlert, the business and commercial law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised the global Chiquita group of companies within the context of a reorganization of the Chiquita Group’s corporate structure.
Purpose of such reorganization was a reduction in the number of legal entities, a drive for efficiencies and a reduction of costs. In order to consolidate and simplify the business in Europe, inter alia cross-border mergers were completed.
Chiquita is a marketer and distributor of food products and has been operating for more than 100 years. The company employs 21,000 people in 70 countries. In Germany Chiquita sells bananas and pineapples, worldwide the group markets various fruits, salad mixes and snacking products under the Chiquita and Fresh Express brands.
Responsible for the project
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek:
Dr. Helge-Torsten Wöhlert (Lead, Corporate).
Astrid Wellhöner, LL.M. (Employment).
Dr. Stephan Degen (Tax), all Munich
Miriam Schäfer (Corporate), Düsseldorf
Dr. Karsten Kühne (Civil Law Notary), Berlin