Loyens & Loeff acted as Dutch corporate and tax counsel to Fiat S.p.A. on its cross-border merger into FCA and subsequent listing in New York (NYSE) and Milan (MTA)
On 15 June 2014, Italian automotive group Fiat S.p.A. approved the cross-border merger plan for the formation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA). Loyens & Loeff, through its London and Amsterdam offices, acts as Dutch corporate and tax counsel to Fiat S.p.A. on its cross-border merger into FCA and subsequent listing in New York (NYSE) and Milan (MTA). The merger plan will be submitted for approval to the Fiat shareholders at an extraordinary general meeting that is expected to be held in the third quarter of 2014 following completion of required corporate and regulatory steps.
The main purpose of the transaction is to better reflect the increasingly global nature of Fiat‘s business, enhance its appeal to international investors and facilitate its listing and trading on the NYSE. This transaction is a further step following Fiat’s acquisition of the remaining equity interest in Chrysler Group LLC. The merger will be subject to limited closing conditions and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
The Fiat group designs, engineers, develops and manufactures vehicles for the mass market under the Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Abarth and Fiat professional brands and Chrysler brands such as Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram, as well as luxury cars under the Ferrari and Maserati brands. Fiat also operates in the components and production systems sector.
The Loyens & Loeff core team consists of Guido Portier, Bert van der Poel, Patrick van Oppen, Michel van Agt from the Amsterdam office and Peter Corten, Wouter Kros, Jason van de Pol and Marleen Wessel from the London office.
In this transaction Loyens & Loeff works closely together with US and UK counsel Sullivan & Cromwell and Italian counsel Legance.