Arbitration court to make decision on BASF claims regarding Bayer

Arbitration court to make decision on BASF claims regarding Bayer

Arbitration court to make decision on BASF claims regarding Bayer

Bayer's Chief Executive has said an arbitration court would soon decide on claims brought by rival BASF, according to a report by Reuters.

BASF has previously claimed it overpaid for assets that Bayer sold to secure antitrust clearance for the takeover of Monsanto.

Bayer CEO Werner Baumann told analysts in a call on Thursday that the ruling was expected "shortly" and that there was hardly any potential to seek recourse should Bayer disagree with the verdict.

In 2019, BASF took Bayer to a previously agreed arbitration court, claiming that Bayer had not fully disclosed personnel costs when it negotiated the sale of two assets bundles.

To secure the eventual antitrust clearance for Bayer's 2018 takeover of Monsanto, Bayer in 2017 agreed to sell certain seed and herbicide assets for 5.9 billion euros ($6.02 billion) to BASF, followed by the sale of its global vegetable seeds business, certain seed treatments and digital farming activities for up to 1.7 billion euros.

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