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.

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