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BIGNON LEBRAY advises on the transfer of Château Trianon shares

BIGNON LEBRAY advised the Hong-Kong company Trianon Limited on the transfer of shares in Château Trianon, a Saint-Emilion grand cru estate.

In 2013, BIGNON LEBRAY advised the Chinese investor An Enda, who is also, most notably, the owner of the Jin Sha Winery and of the Château Kinshab in Inner Mongolia (China), on his acquisition of a majority interest in Château Trianon, a Saint-Emilion grand cru estate. The transaction was carried out in association with Hong Kong partners by setting up the joint holding company Trianon Limited, with registered offices in Hong Kong, as a special purpose acquisition entity.

BIGNON LEBRAY continued to provide legal assistance to Trianon Limited by advising it on the resale of Château Trianon to French investors in the luxury restaurant and hospitality sector on 20 February 2017.

This transaction saw the entire vineyard and all of the trademarks held by Château Trianon transferred to the French investors who already own the Trianon Palace in Versailles.

“The synergy between the luxury hospitality and restaurant sectors and the Saint-Emilion grand cru is obvious … especially when the products have the same trademark!” said Mr Jacques Goyet, partner.

“We are very happy to continue working with BIGNON LEBRAY, a firm that has successfully advised us on both the acquisition and the sale of Château Trianon shares,” stated Mr An Enda.

BIGNON LEBRAY (Jacques Goyet, Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions Department, Xiaolin Fu Bourgne, Of Counsel, China Desk, Florianne Dumay, Associate, China Desk, Emmanuel du Douët, Partner, Tax Department, and Mehdi Battikh, Associate, Tax Department) advised the Hong Kong company Trianon Limited as well as Mr An Enda, its majority shareholder.