SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Coca-Cola Brasil has filed a motion in a Brazilian court to annul the 2017 Heineken (HEIN.AS) acquisition of Brasil Kirin , the Valor Economico newspaper reported on Friday, citing court documents.
According to the paper, Coca-Cola has accused the Dutch brewer of designing a sale contract for Brasil Kirin with the intention of breaking the distribution contract the company had with Coca Cola. Heineken tried to break the contract in 2017, but Coca-Cola distributors began arbitration.
Last October, the arbitration decided Heineken must keep distributing Brasil Kirin’s products through 2022, keeping the dates in the original contract.
Heineken and Coca-Cola did not immediately comment on the matter.
Reporting by Carolina Mandl, editing by Louise Heavens