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CMS has advised a syndicate of banks led by ING and UniCredit as mandated lead arrangers on the extension and USD 100 million increase of a pre-export credit facility to Ukraine’s Kernel Group. The total available limit under the amended facility was increased to USD 390 million.

Sorainen has advised Baltic Mill, a Baltic grain processing group, on its issuance of a two-year bond with a total value of EUR 3 million that was organized by Siauliu Bankas.

Sorainen has successfully represented Valdas Sarunas, a former manager of Lithuania's Kedainiu Aruodai grain collecting company, in the Lithuanian Court of Appeal, which upheld a first instance ruling in a case concerning damages related to company losses.

Vassilev & Partners has helped Cyprus's JFD Group Limited register its branch in the Bulgarian Commercial Register and the Investment Intermediary Register kept by the Financial Supervision Commission.

Dentons has helped GPW Benchmark obtain permission from the Polish Financial Supervision Authority to administer all stock exchange indices, including the WIG20, mWIG40, sWIG80, and NCIndex, as well as the TBSP.Index.

SMM Legal has helped the Polish Branch of Coventry University open a campus in Wroclaw.

Greenberg Traurig has helped Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. obtain a PLN 1 billion incremental facility from unnamed Polish and foreign institutions. Norton Rose Fulbright advised agent and lenders UniCredit Bank AG London Branch. 

Herbst Kinsky and Cooley have advised Bitmovin GmbH, a subsidiary of Bitmovin Inc US, on its receipt of a loan of up to EUR 20 million from the European Investment Bank. Cooley served as the US law advisor to BItmovin. EIB was advised by Duane Morris and Schoenherr.

Walless has helped PayRay, a capital financing company based in Lithuania, obtain a full banking license from the Bank of Lithuania and the ECB.

RTPR Allen & Overy has advised Autonom Services S.A. on its issuance of corporate bonds. The bonds, which will be traded under the symbol AUT24E on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, have a nominal value of EUR 1,000, a maturity of five years and a fixed interest of 4.45% p.a., payable annually.

Dentons has helped GPW Benchmark obtain permission from the Polish Financial Supervision Authority to administer all stock exchange indices, including the WIG20, mWIG40, sWIG80, and NCIndex, as well as the TBSP.Index.

Avellum has advised Kernel Holding S.A. in connection with an offering of USD 300 million 6.5% guaranteed notes due 2024. Joint lead managers ING Bank N.V., London Branch, and J.P. Morgan Securities plc were reportedly advised by Latham & Watkins and Sayenko Kharenko.

SPCG has persuaded Poland's Supreme Court to dismiss a cassation complaint from the President of UOKiK (Poland's competition authority) regarding the alleged anti-competitive agreement of telecommunications providers.

CMS has successfully assisted telecommunications operator P4 in litigation with Poland's Office of Competition and Consumer Protection concerning the introduction of mobile TV in 2008-2010.

Sayenko Kharenko's antitrust team has helped obtain merger clearance by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the Wabtech Corporation's global acquisition of GE’s Transportation business.

Former ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law Senior Associate Bulut Girgin has joined Kinstellar’s Istanbul office as Counsel and Head of Competition and Compliance.

Peter Paroczi, the former Director Counsel for Harman International, has left the Budapest office of the US-based consumer electronics company toa become the Compliance Officer of the Qatar Fertiliser Company in Doha, Qatar.

Burcu Tumer has left Accenture in Turkey, where she was Legal Counsel Associate Manager, to become Public Affairs, Legal and Compliance Manager at the Adecco Group, responsible for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

BDK Advokati has advised Eldorado Gold on the sale of its two Serbian mining companies, Tara Gold and South Danube Metals, to Ibaera Capital, an Australian PE focused on exploration and project development. Ibaera Capital was advised by PWC Legal.

SSW Pragmatic Solutions has advised the owners of Masterchem on their sale of a majority stake in the company — a Polish manufacturer of PET containers — to the Logoplaste Group, a producer of rigid plastic containers. Linklaters advised Logoplaste on the deal.

SSW Pragmatic Solutions has advised the owner of Kospel S.A. on the sale of a 100% stake in the company to the Viessmann Group. DLA Piper advised the Viessmann Group on the deal.

BDK Advokati has advised Eldorado Gold on the sale of its two Serbian mining companies, Tara Gold and South Danube Metals, to Ibaera Capital, an Australian PE focused on exploration and project development. Ibaera Capital was advised by PWC Legal.

Anita Palukiewicz and Hubert Wysoczanski have been promoted to Partner at SSW Pragmatic Solutions.

Asters has advised Green Genius, a renewable energy company that is part of Modus Group International, on the construction of 14 MW solar power plant in the village of Zalukva in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine.

The Maric & Co Law Firm has represented former employees of Aluminij d.d. Mostar in an ethnic discrimination case against the company and the Government of the Federation of Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Clifford Chance, acting pro bono on behalf of LGBTQ Groups in Poland, has persuaded a Polish court to order the conservative Gazeta Polska newspaper to halt the distribution of "LGBT-free zone" stickers.

Avellum has successfully represented a UK citizen in Ukraine's Supreme Court in a dispute regarding the return of a wrongfully retained child.

Anita Palukiewicz and Hubert Wysoczanski have been promoted to Partner at SSW Pragmatic Solutions.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka is set to advise the Ministry of Investment and Development of Poland and the Zarzad Morskiego Porty Gdynia on the construction of an outdoor port in Gdynia, Poland.

Former Managing Associates Lukas Sommer and Jiri Votrubec have been promoted to partner at Rowan Legal.

Debevoise & Plimpton has advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Nasdaq-listed Yandex N.V. on a restructuring of the company's corporate governance. Kemperink Maarschalkerweerd Wouters acted as co-counsel.

Binder Groesswang has advised British private equity fund Enact on backing the management team of Qualter, Hall & Company Limited in its buyout of the business from the insolvency estate of Waagner-Biro AG. Womble Bond Dickinson advised Enact on matters of English law. Kosch & Partner advised Waagner-Biro.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has successfully defended the interests of the founders of Transaero in a dispute over a loan that partially led to the air carrier's bankruptcy proceedings.

SMM Legal has helped the Polish Branch of Coventry University open a campus in Wroclaw.

Former Arzinger Partner and Head of Tax and Labor Law Pavel Khodadovsky has been appointed Deputy Minister of Finance by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

Gessel has advised Black Forest, an investment fund controlled by Polish businessman and rally driver Michal Solowow, on its investment in Polish startup Tikrow.

Crido Legal has advised PZU Zdrowie on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Tomma Diagnostyka Obrazowa, a network of diagnostic centers, from the Tar Heel Capital private equity fund.

Dentons has advised the Stada group on a USD 660 million purchase of more than 20 prescription and over-the-counter drugs and dietary supplements from the Takeda group in 11 countries.

MCL has helped America medical startup SurgLogs establish a subsidiary in Slovakia, transfer copyrights and other rights concerning the company's medical app to that subsidiary, and set up a contractual structure for further development and funding of the medical app.

Milica Savic, a former Senior Associate at Karanovic & Partners, has been promoted to Partner in the firm's Belgrade office.

KPD Consulting has helped System Fort LLC reclaim the right to unidentified property and eliminate discrepancies between current and archived records of the State Register of Proprietary Rights to Real Property.

Suciu Popa has successfully represented Italian energy company Enel in an ICC arbitration against the Romanian state in Paris.

CMS has advised CEE Equity Partners — the investment advisor to the China Central and Eastern Europe Investment Co-operation Fund II — on its acquisition of a majority stake in EuroWagon Sp. z o.o. Grant Thornton's Poznan-based transaction advisory and legal arm advised the unidentified sellers.

Dominika Nosackova, the former Senior Legal Counsel at Coca-Cola HBC Czech Republic and Coca Cola HBC Slovak Republic, has join CHEP as Regional Legal Counsel for CEE.

Dorda has advised Berlin-based electric scooter sharing company Emmy on its expansion into Austria.

Georgiev, Todorov & Co. has successfully represented BMF Port Burgas EAD, the concessionaire of Bulgaria's Bourgas East 2 and Burgas West port terminals, before the European Court of Justice in a matter initiated by the Administrative Court of Sofia regarding the interpretation of Directive 2009/72/EC regarding the common rules for the internal market in electricity.

Ilyashev & Partners has opened a new office in Odessa, a port city on the Black Sea in southern Ukraine. The new office will be headed by attorney Sergey Nedelko.

Zepos & Yannopoulos has advised both the buyer and the seller on Greek aspects of the acquisition by MacGregor, a subsidiary of Cargotec Oyj, of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group ASA for approximately EUR 87 million. Norway's Wikborg Rein law firm advised TTS Group ASA and Norway's Bahr law firm advised Cargotec’s MacGregor.

Orrick has advised Sprint Capital on its investment in Vinted, a website marketplace for second-hand fashion. The entire investment round has a total value of EUR 128 million, with other backers including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Insight Venture Partners, Accel, and Burda Principal Investments. Taylor Wessing and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati advised Vinted and Cooley reportedly advised Lightspeed Venture Partners on the deal.

BTS & Partners has advised Biznet Bilisim Sistemleri ve Danismanlik Sanayi Ticaret and its former shareholder, FVD AS, on FTA Bilisim Hizmetleri’s investments in the company and SR Bilisim Yonetim Hizmetleri Ticaret Securrent.

CMS has advised CEE Equity Partners — the investment advisor to the China Central and Eastern Europe Investment Co-operation Fund II — on its acquisition of a majority stake in EuroWagon Sp. z o.o. Grant Thornton's Poznan-based transaction advisory and legal arm advised the unidentified sellers.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has provided pro bono legal consulting to Big Brothers Big Sisters in Russia.

Clifford Chance, acting pro bono on behalf of LGBTQ Groups in Poland, has persuaded a Polish court to order the conservative Gazeta Polska newspaper to halt the distribution of "LGBT-free zone" stickers.

RASK attorney-at-law Siret Saks has provided pro bono advice to the Estonian National Culture Foundation, helping it resolve issues concerning the will and testamentary estate of Tiiu Alliste, important to the launch of the new Harmatali scholarship fund dedicated to the support of Estonian children’s literature.

Fort Legal has advised Eika Real Estate Fund on its acquisition of Vilnius's Highway business center — an A+ class building with total leasable space of 5700 square meters.

Greenberg Traurig has advised CP Retail BV, a Capital Park Group subsidiary, on the sale of a stake in Dakota Investment, the owner of the Eurocentrum Office Complex in Warsaw.

BPV Braun Partners has advised a fund managed by Aventicum Real Estate on renovations and the expansion of the Prague Marriott Hotel.

Avellum has advised Kernel Holding S.A. in connection with an offering of USD 300 million 6.5% guaranteed notes due 2024. Joint lead managers ING Bank N.V., London Branch, and J.P. Morgan Securities plc were reportedly advised by Latham & Watkins and Sayenko Kharenko.

DLA Piper has acted as lead tax advisor to several shareholders of Familia, Russia’s leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer, on the USD 225 million sale of a 25% stake to the TJX Companies Inc.

Former KPMG Moscow Senior Lawyer Irina Orlova-Panina has joined Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners as a partner in the firm's Tax and Tax Dispute Resolution practices.

Greenberg Traurig has helped Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. obtain a PLN 1 billion incremental facility from unnamed Polish and foreign institutions. Norton Rose Fulbright advised agent and lenders UniCredit Bank AG London Branch. 

Herbst Kinsky and Cooley have advised Bitmovin GmbH, a subsidiary of Bitmovin Inc US, on its receipt of a loan of up to EUR 20 million from the European Investment Bank. Cooley served as the US law advisor to BItmovin. EIB was advised by Duane Morris and Schoenherr.

Csaba Vari has joined Baker McKenzie Hungary to head up the Privacy division of the office's Intellectual Property and Technology group.

Russia's Prime Advice law firm has opened a new Criminal practice.

The European Council has agreed to the appointment of prominent Romanian prosecutor Laura Codruta Kovesi as the first European chief prosecutor. The appointment now awaits the confirmation of the European Parliament.

GoLaw has successfully represented Vita Solar LLC, a Ukrainian subsidiary of TIU Canada, in criminal proceedings.