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BDK Advokati, MVJ, and JPM Advise on ADM’s Acquisition of Sojaprotein

BDK Advokati, MVJ, and JPM Advise on ADM’s Acquisition of Sojaprotein

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BDK Advokati, working with Sidley Austin, has advised Archer Daniels Midland on the acquisition of Sojaprotein from MK Group, Apsara Limited, Mr. Milija Babovic, and Sliderule Trading Limited. Holman Fenwick Willan advised the sellers on the deal, with Jankovic Popovic Mitic advising Sliderule and Markovic Vukotic Jovkovic advising MK Group, Apsara Limited, and Milija Babovic.

The transaction remains contingent on regulatory approval.

ADM is an American multinational food-processing and commodities-trading corporation. Sojaprotein is a European soybean processing company and provider of non-GMO soy ingredients.

BDK Advokati and JPM previously advised on Sojaprotein and Victoria Group’s sale of Serbia-based Vetzavod to Labiana (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on November 21, 2019) 

BDK Advokati’s team included Senior Partners Vladimir Dasic and Tijana Kojovic, Counsel Bisera Andrijasevic, and Assocaites Jelena Zelenbaba, Jovana Dujovic, Tijana Martinovic, and David Vucinic. 

MVJ’s team included Partner Marko Jovkovic and Senior Associates Jelena Otasevic and Lazar Todosijevic. 

JPM’s team included Senior Partner Nenad Popovic, Partner Nikola Poznanovic, and Senior Associate Bojana Javoric. 

Holman Fenwick Willan’s team included Partners Georges Racine and Alex Kyriakoulis and Associates Craig Grant and Daniel Li.

Sidley Austin’s team included Partner Thomas Thesing, Senior Associates Lauren Bretton, and Associate Hui Zhen Gan.

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