CMS' Malgorzata Surdek-Janicka has been appointed as Vice-President of the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. Aside from Surdek-Janicka, 33 lawyers from CEE were appointed as members and alternate members of the court.
Squire Patton Boggs and KHS Kunstek, Halle & Simac have advised Croatian Rimac Automobili on its combination with French automotive brand Bugatti Automobiles, a subsidiary of German Volkswagen Group, to create a new auto company – Bugatti Rimac. CMS advised the Volkswagen Group, which owns Bugatti, on the deal.
CMS has advised Partech, Quadrille, J&T, and EBRD on investing in the Czech online grocery company Rohlik Group. The EUR 100 million Series C, at a valuation of USD 1 billion, was led by Index Ventures and included Ener. Pierstone advised Index on the deal, with Pelikan Krofta Kohoutek advising Ener and White & Case advising the Rohlik Group.