Freshfields advises HP on Acquisition of Atos Origin Middle East Group

13 November 2007 – LawFuel – The Law Firm Newswire – Leading international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised HP on its acquisition of Atos Origin Middle East group, (‘AOME’), one of the Middle East’s leading systems integrators, to broaden its consulting and integration capacity in the region. The transaction closed on Monday 5 November.

The acquisition is expected to deliver three key strategic assets to HP: enhancement of the company’s SAP capabilities in the Middle East; reinforcement of HP’s expertise in two key market segments – the public sector and oil and gas; and the extension of HP’s geographic presence into Libya and Qatar.

Bruce Embley, the corporate partner in Dubai who led the team said, ‘We are delighted to have assisted HP on this important acquisition in the Middle East.’

The Freshfields team included associates Jan Hards, Zoe Blakemore and Fares Al-Hejailan. HP’s internal legal team on the deal was led by Sergio Letelier.

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