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Macfarlanes acted for Thomas Swan & Co on its recent disposal of the Thomas Swan Scientific Equipment Division to Thomas Swan Scientific Equipment, a newly formed subsidiary of AIXTRON AG – a company listed on the German Neuer Markt. The division manufactures equipment for the production of semi-conductors by chemical vapour deposition and distributes them worldwide. Corporate partner William King led the team. Gary Copeland of Fernwood Legal Practice dealt with completion arrangements for new premises for the business. McDermott Will & Emery, led by managing partner Bill Charnley, advised AIXTRON. The company’s in-house lawyer, Barbara Drenkelfort, also advised.

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