Edwin Coe is delighted to announce that it has advised the London-based founders and owners of C.Gars Limited on the successful merger of the business with La Casa Del Tabaco in Belgium to form a fully integrated cigar and whisky merchant known as Dominique London.

Both the Belgian and English businesses are market-leading premium cigar and whisky merchants, with physical stores and strong online operations selling worldwide.  The businesses offer an unrivalled selection of Cuban and New World cigars with multiple profitable touchpoints into the growing luxury cigar market.

The merger involved the sale of C.Gars Limited to new Belgian parent company Dominique London NV, a reorganisation of the Belgian business and a fundraising led by a consortium of UHNWs and family offices across Europe and the Middle East.

Corporate Partner, Daniel Bellau led the Edwin Coe team, assisted by Emma Sangeelee (Employment Partner), Nick Phillips (IP Partner).  Dominique London was advised by Deloitte Legal and the investors were advised by Ashurst in England and Belgium and leading Belgian firm Eubelius.

Managing Director of C.Gars Ltd, Mitchell Orchant said “Thanks a million for all your help with this transaction, would never have got it over the line without all of your help.”

Daniel Bellau said “It was a pleasure to have helped this entrepreneurial business achieve a successful merger and fundraising.  One of the strengths of Edwin Coe is the ability to call on a wide range of expertise from across the firm to seamlessly work on this complex transaction. I look forward to assisting the enlarged group to go on to achieve even greater success.”

You can read more about the merger on Cigar World


About Edwin Coe

Edwin Coe is a London-based full service law firm with international reach. Since 1913, we have offered a comprehensive range of integrated legal services to meet the needs of individuals, organisations and businesses based throughout the UK and internationally. Our industry-leading experts provide our clients with highly personal and responsive advice, balancing profit and purpose, to help achieve their personal and business goals.

With 39 Partners, we are ranked 115 in the current edition of The Lawyer’s ‘UK 200’ law firms and are recommended in all the major legal directories. We are proud to be B Corp™ certified, part of a global community of businesses working to redefine success in business, and create a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

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