Fenwick & West Represents Swiss-based Phonak as Special Tax Counsel in $2.64B ReSound Acquisition

October 02, 2006

Fenwick & West LLP represented Switzerland-based Phonak Holding AG as special tax counsel in its acquisition of GN ReSound A/S, from its parent company GN Store Nord A/S of Denmark. ReSound is a global manufacturer of advanced technology hearing instruments. Phonak will pay DKK 15.5 billion in cash, or $2.64 billion USD for ReSound in the transaction. The transaction is subject to regulatory clearances.

More information about the transaction can be obtained from the Phonak Web site.

The Fenwick & West tax team included Jim Fuller, Barton Bassett and Victor Ng.

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