Chivas Brothers

Chivas Brothers Limited is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, whose iconic brands include Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, Beefeater and The Glenlivet.

Shepherd and Wedderburn has advised Chivas Brothers since the early 2000s on a range of matters, from corporate transactions such as the sale of the Benriach and Glenallachie Distilleries to joint ventures including the construction of the Combined Heat and Power Plant operated by the Combination of Rothes Distillers (of which Chivas Brothers is one). 

Always innovative, Chivas Brothers has afforded us opportunities to work on a number of sponsorships, including Ballantine’s golf tournaments in Korea and Chivas Regal’s music events in China.Over the years a  number of our lawyers from our corporate, real estate, commercial and intellectual property teams have enjoyed secondments to Chivas Brothers, helping us to better understand both the day-to-day business of one of our key clients and the wider Scotch whisky sector. 

Through Chivas Brothers we have also developed relationships with the broader Pernod Ricard Group, the world’s No. 2 in the wines and spirits industry, allowing us to work with other well-known Pernod Ricard brands, such as Malibu rum and the recent partnership with CEDER’S, a premium brand that contains all the flavours of gin, without the alcohol. 

We relish the breadth of legal work and value the strength of the personal relationships we have developed over the years, and look forward to continuing to work closely with Chivas Brothers and Pernod Ricard to help them take full advantage of every exciting opportunity in the future.

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