Baker McKenzie: Lalique acquisition of wine estate

Baker McKenzie Switzerland played a pivotal role in advising Lalique Group on the acquisition of a substantial 75% stake in the renowned wine estate, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, for a notable EUR 18 million. This strategic move not only expands Lalique’s influence within the crystal and hospitality sectors but also sets the stage for synergies that will enhance both businesses.

Lalique, a distinguished player in luxury goods spanning perfumes, cosmetics, crystals, jewelry, high-end furniture, and lifestyle accessories, is headquartered in Zurich. With around 700 employees, the group’s diverse portfolio extends into art, gastronomy, hospitality, and single malt whiskey. This acquisition positions Lalique for continued growth and diversification while elevating Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey’s visibility among diverse target groups.

Baker McKenzie advised on all legal aspects of the deal with a team led by partner Matthias Courvoisier (M&A and capital markets, pictured), and formed by associates Jasmin Vögtli, Hesam Mirzai, and Adrian Moftakahri (M&A and capital markets).