JWS acts as Unilever gobbles up Australian ice cream maker

The global consumer goods giant is a long-standing client of the national firm

JWS acts as Unilever gobbles up Australian ice cream maker
Johnson Winter & Slattery (JWS) advised Unilever on its acquisition of privately owned Weis Frozen Foods.

The global consumer goods giant, a long-standing client of the national firm, acquired the maker of premium ice cream and frozen desserts, for an undisclosed sum.

“We value our ongoing relationship with Unilever and enjoy working with its legal and commercial teams across a range of practice areas,” said Andrew Williams, who led the JWS team that acted on the deal.

JWS fielded a team of lawyers from its corporate, competition, tax, property, employment, and intellectual property practices for the acquisition.

The firm, which acts for both domestic and international clients on deals and disputes in Australia and beyond, recently acted for Natixis in its acquisition of a majority stake in Investors Mutual Limited. It also recently worked with the South Australian government on the state’s $520m energy plan.

Related stories:
JWS acts on Natixis purchase of specialist fund manager
South Australia’s $520m energy plan gets help from commercial firm

Recent articles & video

Federal Court delivers verdict in Bruce Lehrmann’s defamation suit

KWM pitches in on $3.5bn raising for Kinetic

Media Arts Lawyers partner talks firm's historic appearance in Billboard lawyers list

Baker McKenzie corporate lawyer comes to JWS

G+T acts for Equity Trustees in watershed deal for ScotPac

International Bar Association highlights legal risks from digital twinning projects

Most Read Articles

Hall & Wilcox partner: ‘What we do is tangible’

QIC GC joins HSF as executive counsel

US law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges to end mainland China operation

DLA Piper helps Indian tech company to boost customer service offering with acquisition