On July 15, 2020, ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ: ASML) (ASML) announced that it has agreed to acquire all shares of Berliner Glas, a privately held German manufacturer of high-end ceramic and optic modules, which are a key component for ASML's extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and deep ultraviolet (DUV) products. The acquisition will be completed after obtaining all the necessary regulatory approvals, which is expected before the end of 2020.
Homburger AG acted as legal counsel to ASML advising on all Swiss law aspects of the transaction. The Homburger team was led by partner Andreas Müller (Corporate | M&A, Technology and Digital Economy) and included partners Richard Stäuber (Competition | Regulatory), Luca Dal Molin (IP | IT, Technology and Digital Economy), counsel Peter Müller (Tax, Employment and Executive Compensation), associates Marc Vogelsang (Tax), Francesco Bernasconi and junior associate Urs Stürmer (both Corporate | M&A) as well as associates Andrea Zocchi (IP | IT, Competition | Regulatory) and Stefan Gäumann (Real Estate, Litigation | Arbitration). GleissLutz acted as transaction counsel to ASML.