DORC’s Strategic Partnership With WEFIS GmbH

SKW Schwarz advised DORC International on the deal.

DORC International entered into a strategic partnership with WEFIS GmbH. The partnership is based on an equity investment by DORC. The companies have agreed not to disclose the transaction volume.

DORC and WEFIS will cooperate in the field of research and development of innovative ophthalmological instruments.

WEFIS has been a supplier to DORC in the field of cataract and retinal surgery since 2003 and a business partner of the company in Germany since 2008.

WEFIS, founded in 1998, focuses on developing, producing and distributing instruments for ophthalmic surgery. The company is headquartered in Cologne and runs its development and production sites in Westerburg.

The SKW Schwarz team included Frank van Alen (Picture – Corporate/M&A, Banking and Capital Markets, lead), Jens Borchardt (IP/IT), Bettina-Axenia Bugus-Fahrenhorst (Employment), Dr Niels Witt (Insurance Law), Christine Lingenfelser, LL.M. (Real Estate), Oliver Korte (Trade and Distribution Law).

Involved fees earner: Jens Borchardt – SKW Schwarz; Bettina-Axenia Bugus-Fahrenhorst – SKW Schwarz; Oliver Korte – SKW Schwarz; Christine Lingenfelser – SKW Schwarz; Frank van Alen – SKW Schwarz; Niels Witt – SKW Schwarz;

Law Firms: SKW Schwarz;

Clients: DORC Dutch Ophthalmic Research Center (International);

Federica Tiefenthaler

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler