Birmingham legal team oversees major dairy merger

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DWF has advised Medina Dairy on its merger with Freshways Dairy, the largest independent family-run dairy product supplier in the UK.

The merger, which is subject to regulatory approval, will establish a progressive dairy business with turnover of around £400m.

The new business will employ 1,000 staff.

The DWF team advising Medina was led by Mark Gibson (partner and head of corporate at DWF in Birmingham), alongside Dimitris Sinaniotis (director).

A team from Michelmores advised Freshways Dairy on all legal and regulatory aspects of the merger.

Gibson said: “We are delighted to have advised Medina Dairy on this significant merger that will see the new business become one of the top 10 UK dairy processors and greatly benefit both suppliers and customers through the creation of a progressive and sustainable business.”

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