Sazerac’s Acquisition of Hazelwood Demesne Limited

Fieldfisher has advised The Sazerac Company on the deal.

The Sazerac Company, a long-standing Fieldfisher client, yesterday on its acquisition of Hazelwood Demesne Limited, owner of the Lough Gill Distillery in Sligo.

The Sazerac Company is headquartered in New Orleans and is one of the world’s largest distilled spirits companies with premium brands such as Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Paddy Irish Whiskey, Michael Collins Irish Whiskey, Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon, and Southern Comfort.

Under the terms of the deal, The Sazerac Company will fully develop the 100+ acre site, the original demesne of Hazelwood House, to create a world-class whiskey facility and visitor attraction.  The deal will result in significant economic development in the west of Ireland.

Feilim O’Caoimh (Picture), Fieldfishers’ Partner and Head of Corporate and Commercial spearheaded the deal alongside Conor Folan, Senior Associate, Corporate and Commercial. They were supported by Paddy Smyth (Partner, Real Estate). Elaine Traynor (Partner, Renewable Energy), Barry Walsh (Partner Employment), Robert Fett (Associate, Data Protection) Patrick Reilly (Associate, Environmental and Planning), Aisling Ray (Associate, Public and Regulatory), Maeve Griffin (Associate, Employment), Evan O’Brien (Trainee, Corporate and Commercial) and Rosha Canavan (Trainee, Corporate and Commercial).

Involved fees earner: Robert Fett – Fieldfisher; Conor Folan – Fieldfisher; Maeve Griffin – Fieldfisher; Feilim O’Caoimh – Fieldfisher; Patrick Reilly – Fieldfisher; Paddy Smyth – Fieldfisher; Elaine Traynor – Fieldfisher; Barry Walsh – Fieldfisher;

Law Firms: Fieldfisher;

Clients: Sazerac Company, Inc.;

Giulia Di Palma

Author: Giulia Di Palma