Orrick Advises Woolrich, Inc. in its Merger with Woolrich Europe


Orrick has advised Woolrich, Inc., America's oldest outdoor clothing company and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of outdoor lifestyle apparel, in its merger with Woolrich Europe, a licensee of its trademark in Europe and Asia owned by Italy-based W.P. Lavori in Corso. The newly-formed Woolrich International will be headquartered in London and will be responsible for leading and accelerating the future growth and development of the Woolrich brand. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

The Orrick team advising Woolrich was led by M&A and private equity partner King Milling and included an international and cross-practice team, including David Ruff, Ken Marx, Emilio Grandio and Maria Bergenhem (U.S. corporate); Guido Testa, Emanuela Longo and Lavinia Palombo (Italian corporate); Jinal Shah, Katie Cotton and Michael Gale (U.K. corporate); John Narducci, Jamie Larkin, Michael Rodgers, Alessandro Mainardi, Ed Denny and Stephen Jackson (tax); Mitch Pahl (compensation and benefits); Brad Breen (IP); Joe Roger and Adam Kowis (energy and infrastructure); Bob Lawrence and Zach Huey (environmental) and Andrew Berman (real estate).