We assisted Autolux in taking over the operations and administration of the Hertz franchise in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Car rental company Autolux won the tender and became the exclusive Hertz franchise operator in the Baltic states as of 1 January 2019. Autolux completed the required preparations on time and effectively centralised and streamlined the operations of the Hertz franchise in the Baltics.
We assisted the client with all matters related to the take-over and centralisation of franchise operations, including advice on transaction structure and the potentially optimal model of operations and on implementation of the chosen model.
Our international team, led by partners Piret Jesse (Estonia) and Žygimantas Pacevičius (Lithuania), consisted of:
- In Estonia: senior associate Olivia Kranich (IP), senior associate Piret Lappert (corporate and M&A) and associate Robin Teever (corporate and M&A)
- In Lithuania: senior associate Evaldas Dūdonis (corporate and M&A), senior associate Jurgita Karvelė (employment) and associate Monika Tukačiauskaitė (corporate)
- In Latvia: associate Toms Vilnis (corporate and M&A)