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CMS has advised a consortium of Polish and foreign institutions, which included facility agent and security agent Bank Pekao and mandated lead arrangers, sole bookrunners, and underwriters European Investment Bank, mBank, Bank Ochrony Srodowiska, Erste Group Bank AG, Standard Chartered Bank, and Kommunalkredit Austria, on a waste-to-energy PPP project in Olsztyn, Poland. 

Boyanov & Co has advised Agent J.P. Morgan and Security Agent Wilmington Trust on the accession of Alvogen's Bulgarian subsidiary Alvogen Pharma Trading Europe as an additional guarantor to two loan agreements totaling more than EUR 2 billion. CMS Bulgaria advised Alvogen and its subsidiary. White & Case reportedly advised the agent and security agent. Kirkland & Ellis reportedly advised the borrowers.

To comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), companies must have technical and organizational measures in place to protect personal data. In light of the recent decision of the Croatian Personal Data Protection Agency (AZOP) against a leading local security company, one measure that requires closer scrutiny is the prevention of data breaches by employees. What happens if, regardless of various security measures, a careless employee commits a data breach? Will the company be liable for a breach committed by its employee?

The challenges arising from the protection of personal data are countless and inescapable in our landscape. Three years after the GDPR came into force, some clear trends can be seen on the Polish market, from which a set of good enforcement practices may be derived.

Few global industries have been as strongly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as the hotel industry. All over the world, chains and bespoke hoteliers have had to face the impact of travel restrictions on bookings, in most cases leading to dire falls in occupancy rates and, subsequently, income. Now that the pandemic has been wreaking havoc for over a year, how is the hotel industry in CEE coping, and what options do hoteliers have? We spoke with three CMS Partners – Ana Radnev, Gregor Famira, and Lukas Hejduk – to get their opinions on the current situation and outlook on the future of the sector.

AP Legal, working with CMS’ London office, has advised Raiffeisen Bank International AG and its subsidiary Raiffeisen bank a.d. Belgrade on the acquisition of Credit Agricole Bank Serbia a.d. Novi Sad and its subsidiary CA Leasing Serbia from Credit Agricole S.A. D’Ornano Partners and Maric, Malisic & Dostanic acted as legal advisors to Credit Agricole.

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