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Kaye Scholer Represents Tequila Avión in Joint-Venture Agreement with Pernod Ricard

July 20, 2011

NEW YORK – Pernod Ricard, the world’s co-leader in spirits and wines, and Tequila Avión, ultra premium tequila brand, announced an agreement granting exclusive global distribution rights to Pernod Ricard, which also acquired a minority interest in the burgeoning brand.

Launched in July 2010, Tequila Avión has quickly emerged as an ultra premium spirit of choice in many high-end venues in the US. Kaye Scholer LLP has served as Tequila Avión’s counsel since the company’s inception, and represented Tequila Avión in the transaction.

The Kaye Scholer team was led by Partners John Geelan and Tom Yadlon, and included Partners Laurie Abramowitz, Paul Llewellyn, Jeffrey London, Counsel John Rynkiewicz, and Associates Tess Fang and David Menchel.

About Kaye Scholer LLP

Founded in New York in 1917, Kaye Scholer combines the continuity and business acumen of a century-old law firm with a forward-looking, tech savvy, results-driven approach focused around lasting client relationships. With industry strengths in life sciences, financial services, technology, real estate and energy & infrastructure, Kaye Scholer offers strategic guidance and legal services to public and private entities facing litigation, transactional or governance challenges. Kaye Scholer’s lawyers regularly advise on matters across multiple legal jurisdictions, including in the US, Canada, UK, EU, China and Japan.

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Andrea Orzehoski
PR & Communications Manager Kaye Scholer

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