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CMS has advised Cinven-controlled Partner in Pet Food on the acquisition of pet food businesses G-Mart and Zaklad Przetworstwa Rolniczego from Polish entrepreneur Grzegorz Werblinski.

Paksoy has advised DW Reusables on the acquisition of Turkish reusable transport packaging companies Etap Enjeksiyon from Ozgorkey Holding and Etap Dogan from Ozgorkey Holding and Daghan Unludogan. Herguner Bilgen Ozeke advised the sellers.

PRK Partners has advised Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and other lenders on the Czech law aspects of refinancing senior acquisition and revolving facilities amounting to EUR 2,13 billion, governed by English law.

Hengeler Mueller is advising Austria's Greiner on obtaining the European Commission's merger control approval in relation to its conditional voluntary public takeover offer to acquire a majority of Recticel shares, which was officially announced on October 06, 2021.

Act BSWW has advised the Interpump Group on the Polish component of its EUR 278 million acquisition of the White Drive Motors and Steering business unit from the Danfoss Group. SPCG advised the seller on the Polish legal aspects of the transaction.

Sorainen has advised Lithuanian venture capital fund Open Circle Capital on investing in the Billo community marketing platform.

Jankovic Popovic Mitic has successfully represented Lithuanian company Alita before the Supreme Court of Cassation of Serbia in a dispute with the Serbian Privatization Agency over a terminated privatization contract.

Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii, working with Swiss law firm Kellerhals Carrard, has advised Autonet Group Holding on its acquisition of a 51% stake in Augsburg International. Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised the shareholders of Augsburg International. 

Allen & Overy has advised a club of banks led by Tatra Banka on a EUR 177 million financing for Swan and Swan Mobile.

RJ & Partners has advised Air Liquide Polska on its acquisition of a majority stake in BetaMed. Gessel advised the seller.

DLA Piper has advised e-commerce platform Ecwid on obtaining regulatory clearance from the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia for its acquisition by Lightspeed.

Avellum has advised Kazakhstan’s financial technology firm Kaspi.kz subsidiary Kaspi Pay on its acquisition of Ukrainian online payment platform Portmone from Ukraine-based 4i Capital Partners. Kinstellar advised the seller.

SSW Pragmatic Solutions has announced that Alicja Sarna and Robert Jaszczuk have joined the firm’s tax law practice as Partners.

Gawronski & Partners has promoted its Head of Public Procurement Jacek Liput to Partner.

Istanbul-based Derin Altan and Ates Turnaoglu, Warsaw-based Marek Sawicki, and Prague-based Jan Stejskal, together with Paris-based Russian lawyer Olga Fedosova, have been appointed Partner at White & Case, as part of its global promotion round.

Former Kapolyi Attorney Daniel Nagy has joined Kinstellar’s Budapest office as a Senior Associate and Head of the firm's local TMT practice.

Linklaters Counsel Michal Miecinski will join CMS as a Partner in the firm's real estate and construction team in Poland, starting in November 2021.

Former Schoenherr Partner and Head of Real Estate in Poland Marta Bijak-Haiduk has joined Deloitte Legal as a Partner, along with a team of lawyers. Bijak-Haiduk will be leading the Deloitte Legal real estate advisory team, starting January 2022.

Morgan Lewis has announced that Alexey Chertov has been promoted to Partner as of October 1, 2021.

Katarzyna Sulimierska has joined the Warsaw office of Schoenherr as a Partner and the new Head of the firm's local Real Estate practice.

Paulina Komorowska has rejoined PwC Legal Polska as Counsel and Head of TMT/IP and Data Protection.

Czech lawyer Petr Dohnal has been promoted to Partner at Havel & Partners.

Turkish lawyer Seyfi Can Kandemir has joined Morgan Lewis’ London office as Partner.

Former Marchenko Partners Partner Oleksandr Aleksyeyenko has joined Nobles as a Partner in the firm's Competition & Antitrust and Intellectual Property practices. He is followed by a team of two Associates.

Hungary joins global minimum corporate tax agreement, as Mihály Varga, Finance Minister on Hungary announced on 8 October 2021. Mr. Varga highlighted three key points of the deal for Hungary.

The DLA Piper report “The COVID-19 pandemic and the pharmaceutical and medical sector in Poland” is based on the feedback from a survey conducted among DLA Piper’s clients and business contacts from the pharmaceutical and medical sector, including producers of medicines, food supplements and medical devices, as well as healthcare service providers. It is the first report that brings together the views of key players in the pharmaceutical and medical industries, describing how they see the current state of affairs on the Polish market and possible future trends, along with their recommendations as to what actions they would like to see taken in the sector. The key findings are summarised in our four briefings, the last part of which discusses other consequences of the pandemic not yet mentioned as well as sector barriers and suggested state actions.

The OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (IF) has agreed on 8 October 2021 a two-pillar solution to address the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy. The Republic of Serbia is one of 136 jurisdictions that have agreed to the solution.

The DLA Piper report “The COVID-19 pandemic and the pharmaceutical and medical sector in Poland” is based on the feedback from a survey conducted among DLA Piper’s clients and business contacts from the pharmaceutical and medical sector, including producers of medicines, food supplements and medical devices, as well as healthcare service providers. It is the first report that brings together the views of key players in the pharmaceutical and medical industries, describing how they see the current state of affairs on the Polish market and possible future trends, along with their recommendations as to what actions they would like to see taken in the sector. The key findings are summarised in our four briefings, the third of which focuses on patients’ rights, the product market and an evaluation of the state’s actions during the pandemic.

Distribution of assets sometimes leads to disputes between heirs and cause undesirable consequences. In this respect, many people prefer to decide how their estate will be distributed by making testamentary dispositions while they are still alive. Hence, in order to eliminate possible conflicts between heirs or for other reasons, individuals may choose to plan their estate prior to their death, based on personal wishes. Today, more people than ever prioritize estate planning.

The DLA Piper report “The COVID-19 pandemic and the pharmaceutical and medical sector in Poland” is based on the feedback from a survey conducted among DLA Piper’s clients and business contacts from the pharmaceutical and medical sector, including producers of medicines, food supplements and medical devices, as well as healthcare service providers. It is the first report that brings together the views of key players in the pharmaceutical and medical industries, describing how they see the current state of affairs on the Polish market and possible future trends, along with their recommendations as to what actions they would like to see taken in the sector. The key findings are summarised in our four briefings, the second of which concentrates on the impact of the pandemic on reimbursement and on the organisation of the healthcare system.

According to a recently published ruling, the German Federal Labour Court says you can. Here is how.

Two laws of 15 July 2021 on amending transitional provisions of the Tax Code and the Customs Code of Ukraine "to promote the development of ecological transport in Ukraine" (Nos. 1660-ix, 1661-ix) will introduce some tax and customs facilitations with effect from 1 January 2022.

The Law on Prevention of Corruption (the “Law”), the key piece of Serbian anti-corruption legislation that started to apply in September 2020, recently received a short set of amendments.

The DLA Piper report “The COVID-19 pandemic and the pharmaceutical and medical sector in Poland” is based on the feedback from a survey conducted among DLA Piper’s clients and business contacts from the pharmaceutical and medical sector, including producers of medicines, food supplements and medical devices, as well as healthcare service providers. It is the first report that brings together the views of key players in the pharmaceutical and medical industries, describing how they see the current state of affairs on the Polish market and possible future trends, along with their recommendations as to what actions they would like to see taken in the sector. The key findings are summarised in our four briefings, the first of which focuses on the overall impact of the pandemic as well as relations with healthcare professionals and clinical trials.

Four regulatory acts of interest to both employers and employees, were published in the Official Gazette.

How certain is the development of the ever-increasing use and application of electronic documents, especially in terms of legalization of documents for international legal transactions?

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On June 14, 2021, CEE Legal Matters reported that the former DLA Piper office in Ukraine had merged with Kinstellar. We spoke with Co-Managing Partners Olena Kuchynska, Margarita Karpenko, and Senior Counsel Daniel Bilak – the Management Committee of the combined team – to learn more about the merger and their plans going forward.

On August 23, 2021, CEE Legal Matters reported that GKC Partners had advised Yemeksepeti – the Turkish subsidiary of Delivery Hero, on its acquisition of Turkish online shopping platform Marketyo Bilisim Teknoloji A.S. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Deniz Ozkan Ergun, Senior Manager, Head of M&A Legal (LATAM & MENA) of Delivery Hero to learn more about the acquisition.