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CMS has advised Astronergy on the acquisition of the Boychinovtsi 60-megawatt photovoltaic project in Bulgaria. Ivanov & Co advised the sellers.

SSW Pragmatic Solutions has advised Enterprise Investors on its investment in temperature-controlled logistics provider Goodspeed. Gide advised Goodspeed.

Avellum, working with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, has advised Aristocrat on its USD 1.2 billion acquisition of NeoGames. Latham & Watkins advised NeoGames.

Cytowski & Partners has advised both South Central Ventures and Serbia's HireApp on their USD 1.5 million seed financing agreement.

Kinstellar has advised the founders of Czech crowdfunding platform Roier on an investment from Jan Blasko and Jiri Wallenfels. Finreg Partners advised the investors.

Deloitte Legal Lithuania and Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii have advised Bico Industries on its EUR 3.2 million full acquisition of Iranga Technologijos. Triniti Jurex reportedly advised the sellers.

Wolf Theiss has advised Germany-based logistics specialist Rhenus Group on its acquisition of Croatian logistics provider Trans Integral.

Hristov & Partners and the Legal Advisory Group, working with Hogan Lovells, have advised Aiopsgroup on its sale to Valantic. BDK Advokati and Boyanov & Co, working with Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek and Spectrum Legal India, advised Valantic.

Squire Patton Boggs has successfully represented the Republic of Croatia before an International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes tribunal against a EUR 200 million claim brought by Marko Mihaljevic.

Lakatos Koves & Partners, working with Clifford Chance, has advised Hungary's Eximbank Zrt on its USD 1.25 billion offering of 6.125% notes due 2027. Kinstellar, working with Latham & Watkins, advised the joint lead managers.

DeBenedetti Majewski Szczesniak has advised Fidera Group company Regera Sarl on its EUR 43 million financing for real estate development companies belonging to Cavatina and Resi Capital.

Cobalt has advised Lithuanian venture capital fund management company Practica Capital on its investment in anti-money laundering start-up Amlyze.

Dariusz Dobkowski has joined Kochanski & Partners as an Equity Partner, while Marek Krol joined the firm as a Partner. Markiyan Malskyy and Karol Polosak have been elevated to Equity Partners and Monika Mackowska-Morytz was appointed a Partner, while Managing Partner Piotr Kochanski will Head the firm’s Technology practice.

Former Counsels Kateryna Tsvetkova and Oleksandr Melnyk have been promoted to Partner, while former Associate Viktoriia Bublichenko became a Counsel and Head of the Tax, Restructuring, Claims, and Recoveries practice at GoLaw in Kyiv.

On May 21, 2023, Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling announced they are merging into a fully integrated firm: Allen Overy Shearman Sterling – A&O Shearman for short.

Former Partner Dominik Zimm has been elevated to an Equity Partner position at DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich.

Havel & Partners has expanded its IP practice with the establishment of H&P Patents, a team specializing in providing industrial property strategy services including patents, utility models, and industrial design protection. H&P Patents will be led by Havel & Partners Partners Robert Nespurek and Ivan Rames.

Former Associate Partner Ksenia Kravtsenko has been promoted to a Partner position at Lextal in Estonia.

Martin Dohnal has been appointed a Partner at CEE Attorneys, the third member of the firm's Prague office partnership, alongside Lukas Petr and Zdenek Tomicek.

Partner Agnieszka Kulinska has been appointed the new Head of the Energy and Natural Resources practice in Dentons’ Warsaw office, taking over from Managing Partner Arkadiusz Krasnodebski. Warsaw and Munich-based Partner Christian Schnell will Co-Head the firm's Europe Energy practice group alongside Berlin-based Partner Tim Heitling.

B2RLaw Partner Andrzej Zajac has been appointed as the new Head of the firm's Energy & Real Estate practice.

Former Guner Law Office Partner Omer Erdogan has joined Kinstellar Turkish affiliate Gen & Temizer Ozer as a Partner in Istanbul.

Former Counsel Nicole Daniel has been promoted to a Partner position in DLA Piper's Austrian office.

Gavrila & Asociatii Lawyer Ion Alexandru has been promoted to Partner position within the firm.

The Parliament of Republika Srpska adopted the amendments of the Company Law of Republika Srpska which entered into force on 2 March 2023. This is the sixth time that the Company Law has undergone changes since it was enacted, whereas the recent amendments brought significant novelties, rather than cosmetic ones.

A new ruling of the Curia has finally settled the long-lasting debate on whether the general rules of civil law or the provisions of the Labour Code apply to the liability for damages of the employed managing director.

On 17 May 2023, at the Council of Europe Summit, the European Union and 43 other countries signed the agreement on the Register of Damage Caused by the Aggression of the Russian Federation Against Ukraine ("Register").

Detailed information on subsidies.

Five years ago, probably the most common concern of companies across the European Union was to reach compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. In the recent years, tempers have calmed down, nevertheless the application of the GDPR raises interesting legal questions from time to time. To celebrate the GDPR’s fifth birthday, we collected five landmark decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union interpreting the GDPR that made a high impact on data controllers’ lives.

We would like to remind you that tomorrow is the final day for legal entities in Serbia to register as users of the e-government portal.

In January 2023, the Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy initiated the procedure for the amendments to the Law on the Use of the Renewable Energy Sources (“Amendments”) whose purpose was, among others, to limit the installed power of the prosumers.

Significant changes are expected in the Hungarian tax system in the coming years, which could have a major impact on economic operators and individuals alike. As a result of the changes, the State is likely to lose significant revenues and the means to replace these revenues are not yet known.

Despite entering the corporate lexicon back in 2004, the concept of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) remained relatively obscure for over a decade. However, with the intensification of discussions around global warming, ESG has become a significant part of the conversation and a focal point for today's companies.

The Commission for Protection of Competition of Serbia (the “Commission”) announced on 3 May 2023 that it initiated an antitrust investigation against the companies KTG Solucije d.o.o. Subotica and Eco Sense d.o.o. Subotica due to alleged restrictive agreement – colluding in public procurement procedures (bid rigging).

In a recent case (under No. BDT2023.4623), the Budapest Court of Appeal made an important decision on the issue of jurisdiction. The case related to challenging the fairness (and the validity) of general terms of business (GTCs) of foreign service providers engaging in business with consumers in Hungary.

EPS (Elektroprivreda Srbije) seeks a strategic partner to design, build, fund, operate and maintain at least 5 new solar power plants.

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The recent dismissal of Vesna Dameva from her position as President of the Judicial Council of North Macedonia was both surprising and concerning – and could spell disaster for the country’s judicial system – according to Law Firm Joanidis Partner Aleksandar Joanidis.

On November 23, CEE Legal Matters reported that Cobalt had advised BaltCap Latvia Venture Capital Fund and funds managed by Imprimatur Capital, together with other shareholders, on the sale of Blue Bridge Technologies to Everfield. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Henning Schreiber, Head of Acquisitions at Everfield, to learn more about the acquisition.

On November 9, 2022, Magyar Telekom’s Legal Service Evolution Squad unveiled its largest service development project yet – the Legal Magic Book – during the company’s annual Love Your Lawyer Day event. We sat down with Magyar Telekom Group Legal Director Daniel Szeszler and Legal Service Evolution Squad Product Owner Botond Ungvary to learn more about the book and the team behind it.

On November 23, CEE Legal Matters reported that Cobalt had advised BaltCap Latvia Venture Capital Fund and funds managed by Imprimatur Capital, together with other shareholders, on the sale of Blue Bridge Technologies to Everfield. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Henning Schreiber, Head of Acquisitions at Everfield, to learn more about the acquisition.