Wenger Plattner advises AUDI AG regarding the Collaboration with Sauber Group as Strategic Partner for its Formula 1 Entry
AUDI AG („AUDI“) has entered into an agreement with Sauber Group to become the strategic partner of AUDI’s F1 programme. AUDI also plans to acquire a stake in the Sauber Group. The long-standing Swiss F1 racing team becomes the AUDI F1 works team from the 2026 season onwards.
Wenger Plattner has advised AUDI on all legal aspects with respect to the collaboration and the share acquisition. The team was led by Dr. Oliver Künzler, Partner/Head Practice Group Corporate/M&A. The further core team consisted of Dr. Marc Nater, Partner, Corporate/M&A, Dr. Fritz Rothenbühler, Partner, Competition, Markus Mühlemann, Partner, Tax, Damian Schai, Partner, IP/IT, Benjamin Dürig, Counsel, Corporate/M&A, Dr. Martina Braun, Counsel, Commercial/IP/IT, Cristina Solo de Zaldivar, Counsel, Employment, Suzanne Eckert, Counsel, Corporate/M&A and Dr. Jean-François Mayoraz, Associate, Corporate/M&A.
Julius Seebach, Overall Project Leader AUDI: „Wenger Plattner’s team under the lead of Dr. Oliver Künzler provided top-notch services under very ambitious circumstances and contributed significantly to the success of the project.“
Dr. Michael Moritz, Head Legal Corporate / Participations, White Collar Crime / Competition and Project Leader Legal AUDI: „The quality of the team’s work and the prudent management and far-sighted lead by Dr. Oliver Künzler as well as the team’s responsiveness were outstanding and an essential prerequisite that a project of this complexity could be translated into a comprehensive set of agreements within a very short time frame. Thank you very much to the entire Wenger Plattner deal team!“