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Jan-17 Drakopoulos; Zivkovic Samardzic Drakopoulos, working with Serbian firm Zivkovic Samardzic, assisted Promoveritas on the use of promotional games in Albania. N/A Albania
Nov-17 CEE Attorneys CEE Attorneys in Romania provided legal assistance to EshopWedrop Group, the B2C service of Xpediator Plc., a provider of freight management services across the UK and Europe, in its awarding of franchises in Cyprus and Albania to Kronos Express and Albanian Courier SHPK, respectively. N/A Albania; Romania ceelegalmatters.com/albania/7399-cee-attorneys-advises-eshopwedrop-on-selecting-franchisees-in-cyprus-and-albania
Dec-16 Freshfields Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised UBS AG on the combination of most of its European wealth management business into UBS Europe SE, a European company headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. UBS Europe SE was established through the cross-border merger of its Italian, Spanish, Luxembourg, Dutch, and German wealth management activities. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5476-freshfields-advises-ubs-ag-on-combination-of-most-of-its-european-wealth-management-business-into-ubs-europe-se
Dec-16 Baker McKenzie Baker McKenzie assisted Amundi Immobilier in obtaining the first license for the marketing of a foreign real estate investment fund to private investors in Austria under the Alternative Investment Funds regime. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5509-baker-mckenzie-assists-amundi-in-obtaining-marketing-license-in-austria
Dec-16 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners advised Casinos Austria Aktiengesellschaft on taking aboard Novomatic AG. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5520-fwp-advises-casinos-austria-on-taking-aboard-novomatic
Dec-16 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised Ikea on its acquisition of the Blue Building at Vienna’s Westbahnhof railway station from Austrian Federal Railways. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5530-fwp-advises-ikea-on-acquisition-of-blue-building-in-vienna-from-obb
Jan-17 Lee & Li; Chiomenti Studio Legale; Gide Loyrette Nouel; Gleiss Lutz; Houthoff Buruma; Macfarlanes; Wolf Theiss Working alongside lead counsel Gleiss Lutz, Wolf Theiss provided Austrian assistance to Enterex International Limited, a Taiwan listed company, on its takeover of the AVA Group from Haugg-Kuhlerfabrik GmbH. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5620-wolf-theiss-provides-austrian-assistance-to-gleiss-lutz-on-enterex-international-s-takeover-of-ava-group
Jan-17 Dorda Brugger Jordis; Grohs Hofer; Schoenherr; Wolf Theiss Dorda Brugger Jordis advised the Czech SAZKA Group in increasing its indirect stake in Casinos Austria AG to 34% by its acquisition of the shares of UNIQA Beteiligungs-Holding GmbH and Leipnik-Lundenburger Invest Beteiligungs AG in Medial Beteiligungs GmbH. UNIQA was advised by Schoenherr on the deal, and LLI was advised by Wolf Theiss. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5659-dorda-advises-sazka-group-on-acquisition-of-indirect-stake-in-casinos-austria
Jan-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati advised Trumpf Venture GmbH, a wholly- owned subsidiary of Trumpf GmbH + Co KG (both based in Germany), in connection with the Series A round of financing for Xarion Laser Acoustics GmbH (Austria). N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5708-chsh-advises-trumpf-on-venture-capital-participation-in-xarion-laser-acoustics
Jan-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised Immofinanz AG on its invitation to the holders of its EUR 515.1 million 4.25% senior unsecured convertible bonds due 2018 to convert their outstanding bonds into ordinary Immofinanz shares and ordinary BUWOG shares or to accept payment of a corresponding cash settlement in exchange for their BUWOG shares. This conversion offer was limited to 45% of the nominal amount of outstanding bonds and was not addressed to retail investors. EUR 515.1 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5718-chsh-advises-immofinanz-on-incentivized-conversion-invitation-to-bond-holders
Feb-17 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Oesterreichische Kontrollbank on legal aspects of its public offering of USD 1.5 billion of 1.750% Guaranteed Global Notes due 2020. USD 1.5 billion Austria ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5742-allen-overy-advises-oesterreichische-kontrollbank-on-another-bond-offering
Feb-17 Binder Groesswang; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Tricentis, a Vienna-based company specializing in automated software testing solutions, on new financial investment into the company from Insight Venture Partners. Binder Groesswang advised Insight on the investment. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5759-wolf-theiss-and-binder-groesswang-advise-on-insight-venture-partners-investment-in-tricentis
Feb-17 Freshfields; Schoenherr; SCWP Schindhelm Schoenherr and SCWP Schindhelm advised a joint venture formed by an investor group and Austrian property developer UBM Development AG on the acquisition of UniCredit Bank Austria subsidiary Ekazent Group. UniCredit Bank Austria was advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer on the deal. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5752-Schoenherr-scwp-schindhelm-and-freshfields-advise-on-acquisition-of-ekazent-from-unicredit
Feb-17 Arnold Rechtsanwalte; Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised a group of investors led by Erwin Krause and Franz Kollitsch on the formation of a 50/50 joint venture with SIGNA, and on the JV's acquisition of BAI Bautrager Austria Immobilien GmbH from Immobilien Holding (a UniCredit Bank Austria company). Arnold Rechtsanwalte advised SIGNA on the deal, while Immobilien was advised by Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5767-Schoenherr-fwp-and-arnold-rechtsanwalte-advise-on-acquisition-of-bai-group-by-signa-and-investor-group
Feb-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati Acting on behalf of the Austrian National Union of Students, CHSH represented a Czech student and a German student in their challenge of the practice of having family allowance notionally deducted by authorities when calculating financial aid for higher education studies granted to foreign students in Austria. The practice, according to CHSH, has frequently resulted in a significant reduction in financial aid granted to students. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5773-chsh-persuades-austrian-administrative-court-to-clarify-the-rule-on-financial-aid-for-higher-education-studies
Feb-17 Paul Hastings; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss, working alongside global counsel Paul Hastings, provided local Austrian counsel to international real estate investor Invesco Real Estate on its sale of a portfolio of hotels to the hotel operator Pandox AB. Wolf Theiss was responsible for executing the sale of Invesco's Austrian hotels at the Vienna International Airport and in Salzburg. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5787-wolf-theiss-advises-invesco-real-estate-in-international-hotel-transaction
Feb-17 Allen & Overy; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Erste Group Bank AG on its January 18, 2017 placement of a fixed-interest mortgage-backed Pfandbrief with a volume of EUR 750 million on the international capital market. Allen & Overy advised the participating consortium of banks. EUR 750 million Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5798-wolf-theiss-advises-erste-group-in-mortgage-backed-pfandbrief-issuance
Feb-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; EY Law; Kaufman & Canoles CHSH advised on Austrian legal aspects of LifeNet Health’s recently concluded acquisition of Krems-based tissue bank AlloTiss from Drs. Karl Kaudela und Ursula Burner. CHSH collaborated with U.S. firm Kaufman & Canoles to facilitate the transaction, while the sellers were advised by EYLaw. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5818-chsh-and-eylaw-advise-on-lifenet-health-acquisition-of-austrian-tissue-bank
Feb-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised UNIQA Insurance Group AG on a contract with IBM Oesterreich GmbH for the upgrade of UNIQA's business processes and IT infrastructure. Schoenherr describes the agreement as "one of the largest IT contracts ever to be signed in the German speaking region of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland." N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5828-Schoenherr-advises-uniqa-on-upgrading-business-processes-and-it-infrastructure
Feb-17 Binder Groesswang; Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Kinstellar; SCWP Schindhelm Binder Groessswang has served as lead counsel to the Belgian Puratos Group in the acquisition of 100% of Diamant Nahrungsmittel Group from the German Werhahn Group. Kinstellar and Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka worked alongside Binder Groesswang in the Czech Republic and Poland, respectively.SCWP Schindhelm reportedly advised Diamant Nahrungsmittel Group on the transaction, which was signed and closed in Vienna on February 3, 2017. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5832-binder-groesswang-and-kinstellar-advise-puratos-group-on-acquisition-of-diamant-nahrungsmittel
Feb-17 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised OBB in a tender for up to 200 freight locomotives in areas dealing with procurement and contract law. Siemens succeeded as the best bidder in the tendering procedure. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5851-wold-theiss-advises-obb-on-purchase-of-new-freight-locomotives
Feb-17 bpv (Hugel) BPV Hugel represented the Vienna airport in a procedure for exemption from procurement rules before the European Commission. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5916-bpv-hugel-represents-vienna-airport-in-successful-application-for-exemption-from-procurement-rules
Feb-17 PHH Attorneys PHH Attorneys advised Harold Primat, a French investor living in Switzerland, on his acquisition of almost 12% of shares in tractive GmbH, an Austrian company focusing on pet wearables for "more than EUR 2 million." EUR 2 million Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5913-phh-attorneys-advises-private-investor-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-animal-wearables-company
Feb-17 Clifford Chance; Schoenherr; Weber & Co.; Wolf Theiss Schoenherr advised publicly traded, global sugar, starch and fruit processor Agrana Beteiligungsverwaltungs-Aktiengesellschaft as issuer on its successful rights offering of 1,420,204 new shares, combined with a secondary offering of 500,000 existing Agrana shares held by Sudzucker AG, one of Agrana's core shareholders. Joint global coordinators Berenberg, BNP Paribas, Erste Group, and Raiffeisen Bank International were advised by Clifford Chance Deutschland and Weber & Co. Rechtsanwalte, while Sudzucker was represented by Wolf Theiss. EUR 192 million Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5926-Schoenherr-weber-co-clifford-chance-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-first-austrian-ecm-transaction-in-2017
Mar-17 Dorda Brugger Jordis Dorda advised German industrial and logistics property developer Log4Real on its market entry into Austria. Log4Real, a majority-owned company of the German Zech Group, has acquired properties of more than 300,000 square meters in close vicinity to the Vienna Airport from an undisclosed seller. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6011-dorda-advises-logistics-developer-log4real-on-market-entry-into-austria
Mar-17 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner (FWP) advised Ankerbrot AG on acquiring a 65% shareholding in the Linauer & Wagner bakery group from shareholders Brigitte Linauer, Karl Linauer, and Backerei Wagner Betriebs gmbH & Co KG. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6025-fwp-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-ankerbrot-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-linauer-wagner-bakery-group
Mar-17 DLA Piper DLA Piper is providing pro bono support to the Austrian breast health foundation, N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6074-dla-piper-provides-pro-bono-assistance-to-austrian-breast-health-foundation
Mar-17 SCWP Schindhelm SCWP Schindhelm advised the Wopfinger Group on the acquisition by group member Baumit Beteiligungen GmbH of 100% of the shares in w&p Baustoffe GmbH from Wietersdorfer Group. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6113-scwp-schindhelm-advises-wopfinger-group-on-acquisition-of-w-p-baustoffe
Mar-17 bpv (Hugel); Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International AG on its merger with unlisted Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich AG (RZB). RZB was advised by bpv Hugel. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6125-Schoenherr-advises-rbi-on-merger-with-rzb
Apr-17 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised McArthurGlen, a developer, owner, and operator of designer outlet centers in Europe and Canada, on matters relating to the expansion of its center in Parndorf, Austria N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6177-wolf-theiss-advises-mcarthur-glen-on-expansion-of-parndorf-designer-outlet-center
Apr-17 SCWP Schindhelm SCWP Schindhelm advised Erwin Bernecker and Josef Rainer — the founders of Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik Gesellschaft m.b.H. — and two foundations established by Bernecker and Rainer (the Bernecker Privatstiftung and Josef Rainer Privatstiftung, respectively) on the sale of their shares in the company to the ABB group. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6190-scwp-schindhelm-and-freshfields-advise-sale-of-bernecker-rainer-to-abb
Apr-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr represented European transport and logistics company Gebruder Weiss and inet-logistics CEO Oswald Werle on the sale of their controlling stake (75%) in Austrian inet-logistics GmbH to Castik Capital Partners GmbH. N/A Austria
Apr-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Notino Limited, an online reseller of genuine brand name fragrances and cosmetics, on the acquisition of 75% of shares in Mussler Cosmetic Production GmbH and Co. KG. N/A Austria
Apr-17 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners; Manfred Umlauft & Partner; Vogl Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised Loacker Recycling GmbH on its acquisition of Hausle GmbH from CETEC Beteiligungs GmbH and WHB Hofer GmbH. Hans-Jorg Vogl from the Vogl law firm in Feldkirch, Austria, advised CETEC, and Manfred Umlauft from Manfred Umlauft & Partner in Dornbirn, Austria, advised EHB Hofer. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6234-fellner-wratzfeld-partner-advises-loacker-recycling-on-acquisition-of-hausle
Apr-17 Rautner Rautner advised Oekostrom AG, working in cooperation with the crowdfunding platform Conda AG, on the successful April 2017 carrying out of the first offering of equity shares via crowd-investing in Austria. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6239-rautner-advises-oekostrom-on-first-offering-of-equity-shares-via-crowd-investing-in-austria
May-17 Herbst Kinsky; Latham & Watkins Herbst Kinsky provided Austrian legal advice to the Hofmann Menu Group on refinancing by an international banking consortium headed by The Governor and company of the Bank of Ireland and UniCredit Bank AG as Joint Global Coordinators. The transaction volume amounts to EUR 200 million. Latham & Watkins was global counsel to the Group. EUR 200 million Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6302-herbst-kinsky-advises-on-refinancing-of-hofmann-menu-group
May-17 DLA Piper; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Aachener Grundvermogen on its purchase of a commercial property on St. Stephen's Square in the center of Vienna from Julius Meinl Versicherungsservice & Leasing Vermogens_ und Finanzierungsberatung G.m.b.H. DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6356-wolf-theiss-advises-aachener-grundvermogen-on-acquisition-in-vienna-city-center
May-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr is representing Cubic (London) Limited and core shareholders including San Gabriel Privatstiftung and T.R. Privatstiftung on the sale of their controlling stake in C-Quadrat Investment AG to the Chinese conglomerate HNA Group (Hong Kong) Co., Limited. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6373-Schoenherr-represents-cubic-and-core-shareholders-on-sale-of-majority-participation-in-c-quadrat
May-17 Brandl & Talos Brandl & Talos advised aws Mittelstandsfonds in its investment in the Vorarlberg, Austria-based med-tech company System Industrie Electronic. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6377-brandl-talos-advises-aws-mittelstandsfonds-in-investment-in-med-tech-company
May-17 Brandl & Talos Brandl & Talos advised GoLending AT GmbH on the issuance of a corporate bond with an indefinite term for a total of up to EUR 50 million. EUR 50 million Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6387-brandl-talos-advises-golending-on-corporate-bond-issuance
May-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised OMV Refining & Marketing GmbH on the acquisition of 25.1% of the shares in Austrian gas station servicing company KSW Elektro- und Industrieanlagenbau Gesellschaft m.b.H. N/A Austria
May-17 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the Vienna Insurance Group as issuer and Erste Group as arranger, sole lead advisor, and bookrunner on VIG's issuance of a EUR 250 million 3.5% tier 2 subordinated bond. EUR 250 million Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6428-wolf-theiss-advises-vienna-insurance-group-and-erste-bank-on-tier-2-subordinated-bond-issuance
Jun-17 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss provided legal support for the April 2017 groundbreaking for the new Boehringer Ingelheim production facility in Vienna and advised on the creation of related contracts. EUR 700 million Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6465-wolf-theiss-advises-boehringer-ingelheim-on-construction-of-production-facility
Jun-17 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners; Weber & Co.; White & Case Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised the former owners of GREENoneTEC Solarindustrie GmbH on the sale of its majority stake in the company to China's Haier Group. Weber & Co. and White & Case advised the buyers on the transaction. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6479-fellner-wratzfeld-partner-and-weber-partner-advise-on-sale-of-majority-stake-in-greenonetec-to-china-s-haier-group
Jun-17 Binder Groesswang; Schoenherr; Stibbe Schoenherr advised Erste Group Bank AG on the financing of the leveraged buyout of Austrian sensor technology manufacturer Frauscher Sensortechnik GmbH by New York-based Greenbriar Equity Group LLC. MNKS acted as Luxembourg counsel for Erste Group, and Frauscher Sensortechnik and Greenbriar were advised by Binder Groesswang and Stibbe, respectively. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6492-Schoenherr-advises-erste-group-on-financing-of-greenbriar-s-leveraged-buyout-of-frauscher-sensortechnik
Jun-17 Brandl & Talos Brandl & Talos advised Dr. Karl Petrikovics, former executive with Immofinanz AG, on a settlement he reached with the company. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6499-brandl-talos-advises-former-executive-on-immofinanz-settlement
Jun-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Wiedenbauer Mutz & Partner CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati advised the shareholders of FirmenABC Entwicklung und Management GmbH on the sale of 80% of its share capital to Eugen Marketing Beteiligungen GmbH, a company belonging to the Swiss Investnet group. The buyers were advised by Wiedenbauer Mutz Winkler & Partner Rechtsanwalte. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6519-chsh-advises-firmenabc-entwicklung-und-management-on-sale-of-majority-stake-to-eugen-marketing-beteiligungen
Jun-17 Brandl & Talos Brandl & Talos provided assistance to the venture capital fund capital300 with the setup and FMA registration process. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6531-brandl-talos-advises-on-setup-of-capital300-fund
Jun-17 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss provided advice to IHR Labor, a recently-merged network of medical laboratories, on legal questions involving IP, data protection, employment law, corporate law, tenancy law, and the drafting of contracts. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6539-wolf-theiss-advises-ihr-labor-group-on-combination-and-creation
Jun-17 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss provided advice to IHR Labor, a recently-merged network of medical laboratories, on legal questions involving IP, data protection, employment law, corporate law, tenancy law, and the drafting of contracts. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6539-wolf-theiss-advises-ihr-labor-group-on-combination-and-creation
Jun-17 Flick Gocke Schaumburg; Linklaters; Schoenherr Schoenherr, working alongside Linklaters, advised John Deere on the acquisition of Wirtgen Group. Flick Gocke Schaumburg advised the seller. EUR 4.4 billion Austria
Jun-17 bpv (Hugel) BPV Hugel advised Immofinanz AG in review proceedings of the exchange ratio to be applied in its 2010 merger with Immoeast AG. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6619-bpv-hugel-advises-immofinanz-on-settlement-of-exchange-ratio-for-merger-with-immoeast
Jun-17 Brandl & Talos; Gordon S. Blair; Willkie Farr & Gallagher Brandl & Talos advised Ring International Holding AG on the sale of its proOffice Group, to the Hamelin Group, a manufacturer of paper and office products based in Caen, France. Brandl & Talos was supported by Willkie Farr & Gallagher on questions of French and German law, while the Hamelin Group was represented by the Gordon S. Blair law firm. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6632-brandl-talos-advises-ring-international-holding-on-the-sale-of-prooffice-group
Jul-17 Binder Groesswang; Stibbe; Willkie Farr & Gallagher Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Binder Groesswang advised Gantner Electronic Austria Holding GmbH on the acquisition of Syx Automations NV. Stibbe advised the seller. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6656-binder-groesswang-and-wilkie-farr-advise-gantne-on-acquisition-of-syx-automations
Jul-17 Brandl & Talos Brandl & Talos successfully defended RBB Klagenfurt against a claim for damages in the amount of EUR 400 million. EUR 400 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6673-brandl-talos-successful-in-defense-of-rbb-klagenfurt
Jul-17 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners; Schoenherr Schoenherr has achieved an important victory on behalf of Vienna International Airport (VIE) and the province of Lower Austria in a case regarding the construction of a third runway at the airport. Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner announced that it advised the City of Vienna in the proceedings before the Austrian Constitutional Court. According to FWP, "right from the start, the City of Vienna supported the realization of the project provided that noise pollution was minimized. Following the court’s decision, this will now become possible." The firm's team consisted of Partner Michael Hecht Associate Sebastian Scholz. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6678-Schoenherr-leads-vienna-airport-to-victory-in-dispute-about-third-runway
Jul-17 CMS CMS — with ENSafrica assisting on all matters of South African law — advised ALPLA, an Austria-based worldwide provider of plastic packaging, on its agreement to acquire Boxmore Packaging, headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Signing of the transaction occurred on July 5, 2017, and closing is subject to applicable regulatory and competition approvals. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6701-cms-advises-alpla-on-acquisition-in-south-africa
Jul-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised the Roche Group on its acquisition of all shares of mySugr GmbH. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6712-Schoenherr-advises-roche-on-acquisition-of-mysugr
Jul-17 act (WMWP) WMWP, the Austrian arm of act Legal, advised aws Grunderfonds on its investment in Vienna-based start-up Adverity, which -- together with investments by Speedinvest and 42CAP -- successfully bring the seed financing round for Adverity to a close. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6727-wmwp-advises-aws-grunderfonds
Jul-17 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner successfully represented OBB Infrastruktur in a dispute involving the Semmering tunnel -- one of the largest infrastructure projects in Austria -- as on June 21, 2017 the Austrian Supreme Administrative Court denied an appeal lodged by the environmental organization Allianz fur Natur and a citizens’ initiative in objection. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6732-fellner-wratzfeld-partner-successful-for-obb-infrastruktur-on-semmering-tunnel-project
Jul-17 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised real estate investment company Deka Immobilien on its acquisition of DC Tower 1 in Vienna, the tallest hotel and office building in Austria, from a UniCredit Bank Austria AG subsidiary. Sixty percent of the shares will be allocated to the Deka-ImmobilienGlobal portfolio and forty percent to the Deka-ImmobilienEuropa portfolio. Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised UniCredit on the deal. Closing took place on July 6, 2017 and the purchase price was not disclosed. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6744-Schoenherr-and-fwp-advises-on-sale-of-tallest-office-building-in-austria
Jul-17 Schoenherr Schornherr advised OpenLink Financial on the sale of its IRM Software business unit to the Kisters Group, in Germany. N/A Austria
Jul-17 Herbst Kinsky; Jank Weiler Operenyi Herbst Kinsky advised tecnet equity and eQventure Beteiligungsgesellschaft on their sale of the Austrian IT-company nxtControl GmbH to the French electronics group Schneider Electric. Jank Weiler Operenyi advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6753-herbst-kinsky-and-jank-weiler-operenyi-advise-on-schneider-electric-acquisition-of-nxtcontrol
Jul-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Harisch & Partner CHSH advised the KGAL Group on its acquisition of the ELI Liezen shopping center in Liezen, Austria, from the Rutter Immobilien Group. Harisch & Partner advised Rutter on the deal. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6757-chsh-and-harisch-partner-advise-on-kgal-acquisition-of-eli-liezen-shopping-center
Jul-17 Freshfields; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss and Linklaters assisted Raiffeisen Bank International with its issuance of EUR 650 million 6.125% AT1 notes. The banking consortium of Citigroup, Bank of America Merril Lynch, BNP Paribas, and UBS Investment Bank received legal advice from Freshfields. EUR 650 million Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6760-wolf-theiss-linklaters-and-freshfields-advise-on-raiffeisen-bank-international-at1-notes-issuance
Jul-17 Binder Groesswang Binder Groesswang advised the Italian firm Pioneer Global Asset Management S.p.A. on the sale of its Austrian subsidiary Pioneer Investments Austria GmbH to the Amundi Group, headquartered in France. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6764-binder-groesswang-advises-on-sale-of-pioneer-investments-austria
Jul-17 Taylor Wessing Taylor Wessing Slovakia advised and represented the Austrian company Wiener Donauraum Laanden und Ufer Betriebs- und Entwicklungs GmbH on its investment into P.A.D., spol. s.r.o., which owns and operates seven pontoons on the Danube river in Slovakia. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6769-taylor-wessing-slovakia-advises-on-investment-into-pontoon-operator-on-the-danube
Jul-17 Binder Groesswang; Freshfields; Willkie Farr & Gallagher Binder Groesswang, working in co-operation with Willkie Farr & Gallagher, advised the Constantia Flexibles Group on the carve-out and EUR 1.15 billion sale of its labels division to the US strategist and global player Multi-Color Corporation. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Multi-Color on the deal. The signing took place on July 16, 2017 in Frankfurt and remains subject to regulatory approvals. Closing is expected in the fourth quarter of 2017. EUR 1.15 billion Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6775-binder-groesswang-and-freshfields-advise-on-sale-of-labels-division-of-constantia-flexibles-to-multi-color-corporation
Jul-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Eisenberger Herzog CHSH advised the Dentsu Aegis Network in connection with its acquisition of all shares in the second largest Austrian media agency, the media.at group. The media.at group, with its Omnimedia, Mediastrategen, und trigomedia brands, previously belonged to the A1 Telekom group, Austrian Lotteries, Austrian Post, Bawag PSK, and the Federation of Austrian Industries. The sellers were advised by Eisenberger Herzog. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6803-chsh-advises-dentsu-aegis-on-acquisition-of-austria-s-media-at
Aug-17 Bock Fuchs Nonhoff; Dorda Brugger Jordis Dorda advised a subsidiary of Reitenburg GmbH on its EUR 82 million acquisition of the A1 Telekom Austria site at Obere Donaustrasse in Vienna's second district from Frankfurt am Main-based investment company Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH. The Bock Fuchs Nonhoff law firm advised Deka on the deal. EUR 82 million Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6839-dorda-and-bock-fuchs-nonhoff-advise-on-obere-donaustrasse-real-estate-transaction
Aug-17 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners; Schoenherr Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised VBV-Pensionskasse Aktiengesellschaft on its acquisition of the inner-company pension fund of Austria's EVN AG energy company. Schoenherr advised EVN AG on the matter. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6841-fwp-and-Schoenherr-advise-on-the-sale-of-evn-ag-inner-company-pension-fund
Aug-17 Freshfields; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Swedish telecommunications group Tele2 on the sale of subsidiary Tele2 Austria to mobile company Hutchison Drei Austria GmbH for an enterprise value of EUR 95 million. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised the buyer on the transaction, which is expected to close following approval by the Austrian competition authority. EUR 95 million Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6857-Schoenherr-and-freshfields-advise-on-sale-of-tele2-austria
Aug-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati advised red-stars.com data AG in connection with its acquisition of 25% of the shares of ecosio GmbH. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6861-chsh-advises-red-stars-com-data-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-ecosio
Aug-17 CMS; Dr. Stilz Behrens & Partner CMS advised Austria's BECOM Group on its merger with IVP Group Germany GmbH. The Dr. Stilz Behrens & Partner firm advised IVP Group Germany on the deal. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6880-cms-advises-becom-electronics-on-merger-with-ivp-group-germany
Aug-17 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton Schoenherr advised PSA Peugeot Citroen SA on its acquisition of General Motors' Opel Austrian subsidiary and Opel manufacturing site in Vienna. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised General Motors on the deal. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6899-Schoenherr-advises-groupe-psa-on-acquisition-of-general-motors-austrian-opel-automotive-operation
Aug-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr assisted TIWAG-Tiroler Wasserkraft AG in its implementation of the "Storage Power Station Kuhtai" project in Austria by successfully gaining the approval of Austria's Federal Administrative Court. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6905-Schoenherr-gains-approval-of-austria-s-federal-administrative-court-for-tiwag-in-implementation-of-storage-power-station-kuhtai-project
Aug-17 Amhof & Damian; Bock Fuchs Nonhoff; Vavrovsky Heine Marth Vavrovsky Heine Marth advised Wienwert AG, an Austrian real estate company, on its entrance into a syndicate contract with an EU-based state pension fund and subsequent acquisitions of two large urban development plots worth, together, about EUR 22 million. The fund was reportedly represented by CHSH and Binder Groesswang, while the seller of the of the plots were represented by Amhof & Damian and Bock Fuchs Nonhoff. EUR 22 million Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6933-vavrovsky-heine-marth-advises-wienwert-on-syndicate-contract-and-real-estate-acquisitions
Aug-17 Binder Groesswang; Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised Stadler on the establishment of a joint venture with OBB-Technische Services-GmbH that will be responsible for the maintenance of the KISS train fleet operated by WESTbahn Management GmbH. Binder Groesswang advised OBB-Technische Services-GmbH. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6946-fwp-advises-on-establishment-of-stadler-obb-joint-venture
Aug-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati assisted the Excellence Research Centre of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria on its establishment of an incubator for spin-offs with an unnamed international investor. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6975-chsh-advises-ist-austria-on-establishing-a-start-up-incubator
Sep-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised the Viennese business myAbility Social Enterprise GmbH on its successful conclusion of Austria's largest ever round of investment in the social business start-up sector, as, a consortium of investors from Switzerland and Germany provided growth capital to myAbility. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/6989-chsh-provides-pro-bono-advice-to-austrian-company-promoting-a-barrier-free-society
Sep-17 Dorda Brugger Jordis; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised real estate investment company Deka Immobilien GmbH on the acquisition of the Hoch Zwei and Plus Zwei office buildings in Vienna from S IMMO AG, which was advised by Dorda. EUR 235 million Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/7000-Schoenherr-and-dorda-advise-on-deka-immobilien-acquisition-of-two-vienna-office-buildings-from-s-immo-ag
Sep-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati acted as legal advisor to the Austrian venture capital fund Speedinvest on matters related to its joint venture ownership of iMobility GmbH, stretching from the foundation of the joint venture with partner OBB-Holding AG up to the recent acquisition by OBB-Holding of Speedinvest's shares, which leaves OBB-Holding as sole owner. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/7051-chsh-advises-speedinvest-on-imobility-foundation-and-sale
Sep-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH reported that, in its judgment of September 7, 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union accepted the firm's arguments on behalf of STRABAG, issuing what the firm is calling "the first ever preliminary ruling on a question relating to the Merger Regulation." N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/7067-chsh-successful-for-strabag-before-cjeu
Sep-17 act (WMWP) WMWP — the Austrian office of Act Legal — successfully advised the Hannover Finanz Group on its acquisition of a stake in Sporternahrung Mitteregger GmbH. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/7104-act-legal-austria-advises-hannover-finanz-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-sportnahrung
Sep-17 CMS; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Schweighofer Group on the sale of Schweighofer Fiber GmbH to private equity group TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P. The buyers were reportedly advised by CMS on the deal. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/7113-Schoenherr-advises-schweighofer-group-on-sale-of-schweighofer-fiber-to-towerbrook-capital-partners
Sep-17 Allen & Overy; Binder Groesswang; Dorda Brugger Jordis Dorda advised Soravia and ARE Development as joint venture and project partners on their sale of TrIIIple Tower 3 to Corestate Capital Group. The buyers were reportedly advised by Binder Groesswang, with a Dusseldorf-based Allen & Overy team advising Corestate on the structuring of the transaction EUR 300 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/7130-dorda-advises-soravia-and-are-development-on-sale-of-triiiple-tower-3-in-vienna
Sep-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised the Valora Group on Austrian aspects of its acquisition of German-based food service company BackWerk from the Swedish financial investor EQT. N/A Austria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/7148-Schoenherr-advises-valora-group-on-acquisition-of-backwerk
Sep-17 Hule Bachmayr-Heyda Nordberg; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised The Student Hotel Group on preparations for a new 822-room flagship hotel in Vienna, including on its acquisition of real property and on the drafting and development (design and build) agreement. Hule Bachmayr-Heyda Nordberg reportedly advised the sellers and developers of the real property, the S+B Gruppe. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7168-wolf-theiss-advises-the-student-hotel-on-entry-into-vienna
Sep-17 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised BK Invest GmbH on its acquisition of atms Telefon- und Marketing Services GmbH, which also includes sms.at mobile internet services GmbH, from German company dtms GmbH. Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised dtms GmbH on the deal. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7173-Schoenherr-advises-bk-invest-on-acquisition-of-atms
Sep-17 Freshfields Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Austrian Oberbank AG on the conclusion of a financing framework agreement with banks in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This is the first agreement of this type between a European credit institution and Iranian banks since the easing of sanctions against Iran in early 2016. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7188-freshfields-advises-oberbank-on-first-financing-agreement-with-iranian-banks
Oct-17 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised the HYPO NOE Group on the upstream merger of HYPO NOE Landesbank AG into HYPO NOE Landesbank fur Niederosterreich und Wien AG. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7195-fwp-advises-on-merger-of-hypo-noe-gruppe-bank-ag-and-hypo-noe-landesbank-ag
Oct-17 CMS CMS advised Synergie International Employment Solutions SL, one of the largest personnel services providers in Europe, on its acquisition of an 80% stake in the Austrian company Volker GmbH Personalbereitstellung. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7212-cms-advises-synergie-in-acquisition-of-stake-in-volker-gmbh-personalbereitstellung
Oct-17 Dorda Brugger Jordis Dorda advised Corestate Capital Holding S.A. on the acquisition of the UBM Micro Living project Vienna's new Quartier Belvedere Central district from developer UBM Development AG. Eisenberger & Herzog reportedly advised sellers UBM Development. EUR 27 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7205-dorda-and-e-h-advise-on-corestate-acquisition-of-ubm-micro-living-project-in-vienna
Oct-17 Rautner; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Volksbank Wien on its issuance of a subordinated bond (tier 2) with a volume of EUR 400 million. Rautner Rechtsanwalte advised a banking syndicate consisting of Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Erste Group Bank AG, HSBC Bank plc, and UBS Limited as Joint Lead Managers on Volksbank Wien's issuance. EUR 400 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7244-wolf-theiss-advises-volksbank-wien-ag-on-issuance-of-eur-400-million-tier-2-bond
Oct-17 Wildmoser/Koch & Partner; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the sellers on the acquisition by Vivatis Holding AG of Frisch & Frost. Wildmoser/Koch & Partner reportedly advised Vivatis on the transaction. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7265-wolf-theiss-advises-on-sale-of-austrian-frozen-food-manufacturer
Oct-17 Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised BAWAG P.S.K and Easybank AG on their acquisition of the commercial prepaid and credit card issuing business operating under the “PayLife” brand. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7273-fellner-wratzfeld-partner-advises-on-acquisition-of-commercial-prepaid-and-credit-card-issuing-business
Oct-17 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the largest Chinese producer of SUVs, the Great Wall Motor company, on its creation of an Austrian subsidiary. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7276-wolf-theiss-advises-chinese-automobile-producer-on-expansion-into-austria
Oct-17 Dorda Brugger Jordis Dorda advised Austria's TTTech group on a strategic partnership with Samsung regarding the development of technologies for automated driving. Eisenberger & Herzog advised Samsung on the deal. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7284-dorda-and-eisenberger-herzog-advise-tttech-on-partnership-with-samsung
Oct-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Accuron Technologies Limited, owned by Temasek Holdings, Singapore, on the acquisition of mechatronic systemtechnik GmbH from Danube Equity, a Voest Alpine group company and Fidura, a German private equity fund. N/A Austria
Oct-17 Allen & Overy; Frotz Riedl Allen & Overy and Frotz Riedl Rechtsanwalte in Vienna have advised Vienna-based private equity investor CMR GmbH on the acquisition of Rofin Sinar UK Ltd. from Coherent Inc. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7309-allen-overy-frotz-riedl-and-ernst-young-advise-cmr-on-acquisition-of-rofin-sinar-uk
Oct-17 CMS CMS advised the Cosmo Consult Group on its recent acquisition of the Austrian Microsoft partner FWI. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7310-cms-advises-cosmo-consult-group-on-acquisition-of-austrian-microsoft-partner-fwi
Oct-17 Dorda Brugger Jordis; Freshfields; Hengeler Mueller Hengeler Mueller advised Austrian lender BAWAG Group AG on the successful October 25, 2017 listing of its shares on the Vienna Stock Exchange. Dorda Rechtsanwalte reportedly provided Austrian advice to BAWAG, and Freshfields reportedly advised Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan Securities plc, and Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc. EUR 1.9 billion Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7361-hengeler-mueller-advises-on-bawag-ipo
Oct-17 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised ASFINAG on its issuance of EUR 750 million 0.25% bonds with a maturity of seven years. EUR 750 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7370-wolf-theiss-advises-asfinag-on-eur-750-million-bond-issuance
Nov-17 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss assisted Catella Residential Investment Management GmbH with its acquisition of a student apartment building by way of a forward purchase from Germany's real estate development company GBI AG. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7396-wolf-theiss-advises-catella-residential-investment-management-acquisition-of-student-apartment-building-in-vienna
Nov-17 Dorda Brugger Jordis; Horzepa Spiegel & Associates; Pinsent Masons; Rautner Dorda served as Austrian counsel to US-based Idera, Inc., the parent company of global B2B software productivity brands, on its acquisition of Austria's Ranorex GmbH, a software development company focusing on test automation software. The United States' Horzepa Spiegel & Associates PC law firm was global counsel to Idera, and Pinsent Masons acted as German counsel. Ranorex was advised by Rautner Attorneys. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7451-dorda-advises-idera-on-acquisition-of-ranorex
Nov-17 CMS CMS Vienna advised Niederosterreichisches Pressehaus Druck- und Verlagsges.m.b.H., Lower Austria's largest media corporation, on the reorganization of its corporate structures. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7458-cms-vienna-supports-no-pressehaus-in-restructuring-and-founding-of-new-company
Nov-17 Herbst Kinsky; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Dutch capital investment firm Endeit Capital as lead investor in a EUR 9 million Series B financing round for Austrian tour booking platform TourRadar. Herbst Kinsky advised TourRadar on the matter. EUR 9 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7477-Schoenherr-and-herbst-kinsky-advise-on-endeit-capital-investment-in-tourradar-financing-round
Nov-17 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised UBM Development AG on the placement of a EUR 150 million corporate bond. Raiffeisenbank International and Quirin Privatbank were the joint lead managers and bookrunners in the transaction. EUR 150 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7473-dla-piper-advises-ubm-on-eur-150-million-corporate-bond
Nov-17 Dorda Brugger Jordis Dorda secured a court victory for German automotive group Volkswagen in six proceedings before the Austrian Supreme Court, successfully arguing in all six proceedings that Austria has no international jurisdiction for investor claims. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7494-dorda-successful-for-volkswagen-in-austrian-supreme-court
Nov-17 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Viennese start-up KIVU Technologies on company structure and financing matters. EUR 1.8 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7511-wolf-theiss-assists-intelligence-start-up-with-launch-and-seed-funding
Nov-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised AT & S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft in connection with the successful issue of a hybrid bond with a total volume of EUR 175 million. EUR 175 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7546-chsh-advises-at-s-on-eur-175-million-hybrid-bond-issue
Nov-17 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised German real estate investment company Art-Invest on its acquisition of Vienna's Millennium Tower from Morgan Stanley and the Kaufmann Group. The purchase took place for a special fund which Art-Invest established on behalf of the pension fund Rheinische Versorgungskassen. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7554-wolf-theiss-advises-art-invest-on-acquisition-of-millenium-tower-in-vienna
Jan-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH Belarus advised Priorbank — a member of the Raiffeisen Bank Group — on implementation of EU standards for know-your-client procedures. N/A Austria; Belarus
Jul-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH Belarus advised Moet Hennessy Osterreich GmbH on employment law issues related to its business in Belarus. N/A Austria; Belarus
Sep-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH Belarus advised Machine & Voice Communication GmbH on its potential entrance onto the telecommunication market of Belarus. N/A Austria; Belarus
Nov-17 ADE Solutions; Gugic-Kovacic; Hogan Lovells; Kushnir, Yakymyak & Partners; Law Firm Sibincic Krizanec; Law Office Najdenovski; Nagy es Trocsanyi; Samardzic, Oreski & Grbovic; Samolej-Wojcinska; Schoenherr; Sora & Asociatii; Vozab & Co. Sibincic Krizanec advised the Httpool Group on Slovenian matters related to the sale of a 51% shareholding in the company to IMS Media services, a US-based digital marketing and communications company. Other firms advising on the 22-jurisdiction deal were Schoenherr and Hogan Lovells on the buyer side and, on the seller side, KBL (Austria), Brabners (UK), ABV (Bulgaria), Gugic-Kovacic (Croatia), Eliades and partners (Cyprus), Vozab & Co (Czech Republic), Ince & Co (Hong Kong), Nagy es Trocsanyi (Hungary), MNSA Legal (India, Indonesia; Malaysia), Baker Tilly (Kosovo), Najdenovski (Macedonia), Samolej-Wojcinska (Poland), Sora & Asociatii (Romania), ADE Solutions (Russia), Samardzic Oreski & Grbovic (Serbia), BLS Dubai (UAE), and KY Partners (Ukraine). N/A Austria; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Estonia; Greece; Hungary; Kosovo; Macedonia; Poland; Romania; Russia; Slovenia; Serbia; Ukraine
Aug-17 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised private equity investor Kohlberg & company on its purchase of the winter sport division of Newell Brands. The signing took place on May 25, 2017, and the deal closed on July 14, 2017. N/A Austria; Bulgaria; Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6944-wolf-theiss-advises-kohlberg-company-on-purchase-of-winter-sport-division-of-newell-brands
Mar-17 Dorda Brugger Jordis; Pecarevic & Relic Dorda Rechtsanwalte advised Austrian real estate investor and developer Supernova Group in its successful acquisition of four DIY retail properties in Croatia: The Garden Mall shopping center in Zagreb, two retail parks in Koprivnica and Sisak, and one property in Pozega. For the Croatian legal aspects, Dorda collaborated with Pecarevic & Relic. N/A Austria; Croatia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5952-dorda-advises-supernova-on-acquisition-of-diy-retail-properties-in-croatia
Jun-17 CMS; Ostermann & Partners CMS teams in Austria and Croatia advised Zagrebacka banka d.d, a member of UniCredit Group, on its sale of non-performing loan portfolios to a company controlled by APS Holding a.s. Ostermann & Partners advised APS Holding on the deal. N/A Austria; Croatia; Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6535-cms-and-ostermann-advise-on-zagrebacka-banka-npl-sale-to-aps-holding
Oct-17 Hengeler Muller; Schoenherr Schoenherr, working with lead counsel Gleiss Lutz, advised French IT service provider Atos SE on the planned acquisition of Siemens Convergence Creators GmbH for an undisclosed price. Siemens AS was represented by Hengeler Muller on the deal. N/A Austria; Croatia; Romania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7303-Schoenherr-advises-atos-on-acquisition-of-siemens-convergence-creators
Jun-17 Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partner; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Sanova Pharma GesmbH on the acquisition of the Austrian and Czech businesses of medical technology company Menges Medizintechnik (Menges Medizintechnik GmbH and MeMed Cz sro). Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partner advised the seller. N/A Austria; Czech Republic
Dec-17 Ashurst; Clifford Chance; Schoenherr Schoenherr, working alongside global lead counsel Ashurst, advised Deutsche Private Equity Management III on its acquisition of leaflet printing business Euro-Druckservice from a consortium of three company shareholders. Clifford Chance advised EDS's shareholders on the sale. N/A Austria; Czech Republic; Poland; Romania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7610-Schoenherr-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-acquisition-of-euro-druckservice
Feb-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Hogan Lovells Taylor Wessing advised Warimpex Finanz- und Beteiligungs Aktiengesellschaft on the partial sale of its hotel portfolio to the Thai investor U City Public company Limited. CHSH and Hogan Lovells advised U City on the transaction, which included participations in eight hotels in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Romania, two of which are partly (50%) owned by UBM Development AG. N/A Austria; Czech Republic; Poland; Romania; Russia; Slovakia; www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5915-taylor-wessing-chsh-and-hogan-lovells-advise-on-u-city-partial-acquisition-of-hotel-portfolio-in-czech-republic-poland-and-romania
Jan-17 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos negotiated claims compensation terms on behalf of INTRAKAT on its rental and service agreement with JagerBau GmbH related to the provision of a high performance tunnel boring machine for a tunnel construction project awarded to INTRAKAT by the Greek State.  EUR 10 million Austria; Greece
Jan-17 Cechova & Partners; Dorda Brugger Jordis; Grama Schwaighofer Vondrak; Hogan Lovells; Partos & Noblet Partos & Noblet, the associated Budapest office of Hogan Lovells, working with Grama Schwaighofer Vondrak Rechtsanwalte in Austria and Rowan Legal in Slovakia, advised South Africa's JSE-listed Accelerate Property Fund on the acquisition and financing of a portfolio of nine retail warehouse properties tenanted by OBI subsidiaries from the Supernova Privatstiftung group. Supernova was advised by Dorda Brugger Jordis with Slovak law advice provided by Cechova & Partners. EUR 82.1 million Austria; Hungary; Slovakia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5621-hogan-lovells-dorda-brugger-jordis-cechova-partners-grama-schwaighofer-vondrak-and-rowan-legal-advise-on-warehouse-portfolio-sale
Jan-17 Allen & Overy; Baker McKenzie; Binder Groesswang; Burness Paull; Freshfields; Viera de Almeida & Associados Allen & Overy advised SGL Carbon SE on the conclusion of a syndicated revolving credit facility with a syndicate of banks advised by Freshfields. Binder Groesswang advised SGL Carbon on matters of Austrian law, with Burness Paull advising the company in Scotland, Viera de Almeida & Associados in Portugal, and Baker McKenzie in the United States. EUR 150 million Austria; Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5546-allen-overy-advises-sgl-carbon-on-syndicated-revolving-credit-facility
Aug-17 Schoenherr; Willkie Farr & Gallagher Schoenherr advised US asset manager KPS Capital Partners on its acquisition of DexKo Global's production facilities in Austria and Poland from private equity investment firm Sterling Group L.P. Harris Williams & Co. acted as special advisor to Sterling Group L.P.'s Board, and Willkie Farr & Gallagher acted as legal counsel on the acquisition, which closed on July 25, 2017. N/A Austria; Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6983-Schoenherr-advises-kps-capital-partners-on-acquisition-of-dexko-global
Dec-17 Wildmoser/Koch & Partner; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised France's Saint-Gobain on Polish and Austrian law matters related to its acquisition of a 90% stake in the Polish company ISOROC Polska from Austrian company ISOROC Holding AG, represented by Austrian industrialist Alexander Maculan. Wildmoser/Koch & Partner Rechtsanwalte advised the sellers. N/A Austria; Poland ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7587-wolf-theiss-and-wildmoser-koch-partner-advise-on-saint-gobain-acquisition-of-polish-insulation-company
Jan-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; DLA Piper DLA Piper's Austria and Romania offices advised UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions on the sale of its card processing activities to the Italian technology company SIA group. CHSH reportedly advised the SIA group in Austria on the deal. EUR 500 million Austria; Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5574-dla-piper-advises-ubis-on-sale-of-emoney-processing-activities
Sep-17 Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii; Wolf Theiss Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised two Romanian subsidiaries of Immofinanz on a EUR 71 million loan from Raiffeisen Bank International AG for financing and refinancing the development of various office buildings in Bucharest. Wolf Theiss advised the lenders. EUR 71.5 million Austria; Romania
Jan-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Freshfields Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati Rechtsanwalte assisted Teufelberger Wirerope GmbH, an international metal wire ropes producer based in Austria, in the acquisition of Italian-based Redaelli Tecna S.p.A. from JSC Severstal-Metiz, a company owned by the PAO Severstal steel and steel-related mining group. N/A Austria; Russia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5722-chsh-and-freshfields-advise-on-teufelberger-acquisition-of-redaelli-tecna
Jun-17 Alrud; Trummer & Thomas Rechtsanwalte Alrud, together with Trummer & Thomas Rechtsanwalte, successfully represented AHT Cooling Systems GmbH, a leading Austrian manufacturer of coolers and freezers, in a dispute with a Russian distributor. N/A Austria; Russia
Oct-17 CMS; DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich CMS advised Slovakia-based Arca Capital Group on its acquisition of a 61.37% interest in Wiener Privatbank SE from majority shareholders Gunter Kerbler and Johann Kowar, who were reportedly advised by DSC Doralt Seist Csoklich Rechtsanwalte. GBP 37 million Austria; Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7199-cms-vienna-advises-arca-capital-on-acquisition-of-wiener-privatbank
Mar-17 Dentons (BASEAK); CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Hengeler Mueller; Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli CHSH and Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Avukatlik Ortakligi advised OMV in connection with the sale of all of 100% of its shares in Turkish mineral oil distribution company OMV Petrol Ofisi AS to Vitol Group. Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli worked with Hengeler Mueller in advising the Vitol Group, which was selected as purchaser by OMV after a competitive auction process, on the sale. The total purchase price of the transaction amounts to EUR 1.368 billion, and closing is expected to occur in the third quarter of 2017, subject to conditions including the relevant regulatory approvals. EUR 1.368 billion Austria; Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6042-chsh-baseak-and-kdk-advise-on-sale-of-omv-petrol-ofisi-to-vitol-group
Feb-17 Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko’s IP team successfully represented the interests of Porsche Ukraine in its protection of the VW, AUDI, and SEAT brands in Ukraine. N/A Austria; Ukraine www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5896-sayenko-kharenko-counsels-porsche-ukraine-on-ip
Oct-17 Clifford Chance; Redcliffe Partners Clifford Chance and Redcliffe Partners advised UniCredit Bank Austrian AG and ING Bank N.V. on the provision of an up-to USD 200 million pxf revolving credit facility to Kernel Group. USD 200 million Austria; Ukraine
Dec-16 Revera Revera advised the US-based OWHealth startup on the USD 1 million investment the company received from the Haxus venture capital fund and Flint Capital. USD 1 million Belarus www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/belarus/5517-revera-advises-owhealth-investment-from-haxus-and-flint-capital
Dec-16 Aleinikov & Partners Aleinikov & Partners advised AIMatter on a wide range of issues, including intellectual property, corporate, and commercial law. N/A Belarus www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/belarus/5521-aleinikov-partners-advises-aimatter
Jan-17 Revera Revera assisted American-Belarusian start-up WorkFusion on IP matters and corporate due diligence and other legal matters. USD 35 million Belarus ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/belarus/5737-revera-assists-workfusion-on-usd-35-million-investment
Feb-17 IPM-Consult The IPM-Consult law firm advised one of the companies in the TVOE Group on its acquisition of shares of OJSC Baranovichi Sewing Factory belonging to the the Republic of Belarus. The number of shares acquired and the transaction price were not disclosed. N/A Belarus www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/belarus/5792-ipm-consult-advises-tvoe-group-company-on-acquisition-of-shares-in-ojsc-baranovichi-sewing-factory
Feb-17 Arzinger Arzinger advised a group of the Middle East investors led by Agromilk Holding (UAE) on their acquisition of the state-owned dairy farm located in the Grodno region of Belarus. The multimillion investment project is aimed at the development of the current facilities and the construction of new ones, as well as increasing the livestock. N/A Belarus www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/belarus/5835-arzinger-advises-agromilk-holding-on-acquisition-of-belarusian-dairy-farm
Mar-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH Belarus advised Comuto SA – a French company operating the long distance carpooling service BlaBlaCar – on its potential entrance onto the Belarusian market. The matter involved regulatory issues related to ride-sharing, licensing, tax, and administrative issues under Belarusian law. N/A Belarus
Mar-17 Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners has assisted with the establishment of LLC Zoomlion-MAZ, a joint venture between MAZ (Belarus) and Zoomlion (China). The JV, which is located in Belarus, will produce heavy machinery, trucks, and special purpose vehicles manufactured from Belarusian chassis with a Chinese superstructure. N/A Belarus www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/belarus/6069-nektorov-saveliev-partners-assists-with-establishment-of-zoomlion-maz-jv-in-belarus
Apr-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH Belarus advised OKI Europe Limited on employment law issues related to OKI's representative office in Belarus. N/A Belarus
Apr-17 Sorainen Sorainen Belarus advised the IFC on the February 14, 2017 sale of some of its shares in Belarusky Narodny Bank at the Belarusian Currency Stock Exchange. N/A Belarus www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/belarus/6170-sorainen-helps-the-ifc-dispose-of-shares-in-belarusky-narodny-bank
Apr-17 Revera Revera advised 21vek.by on an investment it received on March 31, 2017, from Zubr Capital Fund in a transaction structured under Belarusian and English law. N/A Belarus www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/belarus/6203-revera-supports-21vek-by-on-investment-by-zubr-capital-fund
May-17 Revera Revera advised Juno — the taxi-hailing service founded by Igor Magazinik and Talmon Marco, the co-founders of Viber — on Belarusian aspects of its acquisition by online taxi service Gett. N/A Belarus www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/belarus/6394-revera-advises-on-belarusian-aspects-of-online-taxi-service-m-a
May-17 Weil, Gotshal & Manges Weil, Gotshal & Manges in the United States secured asylum for an LGBT man from Belarus who was forced to flee his home after being targeted for numerous assaults on account of his sexual orientation. N/A Belarus www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/belarus/6455-weil-secures-asylum-in-the-us-for-man-fleeing-anti-lgbt-persecution-in-belarus
Jun-17 Stepanovski, Papakul & Partners Stepanovski, Papakul & Partners provided legal support for the incorporation in Belarus of four companies from Guangdong in China -- three of which have become residents of the Great Stone Industrial Park. N/A Belarus www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/belarus/6468-stepanovski-papakul-partners-assists-with-incorporation-of-four-chinese-companies
Jul-17 Fieldfisher Fieldfisher advised Zubr Capital Fund I on its acquisition of Belarus's av.by and A.TUT.BY online automotive buying and selling websites. N/A Belarus www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/belarus/6669-fieldfisher-advises-zubr-capital-on-acquisition-of-online-car-selling-websites
Jul-17 Stepanovski, Papakul & Partners Stepanovski, Papakul & Partners assisted the EBRD with several recent transactions involving loans to large Belarusian borrowers: A July 6, 2017 agreement to loan up to EUR 15 million to IOOO Svuds Export, and a July 25, 2017 agreement to loan EUR 5 million to CJSC Clean Beach. EUR 20 million Belarus www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/belarus/6812-sp-p-assists-ebrd-with-two-belarusian-loans
Aug-17 Revera Revera’s lawyers advised DIY retail giant Mile on the construction of the biggest do-it-yourself hypermarket in Belarus. N/A Belarus www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/belarus/6898-revera-advises-mile-on-construction-of-hypermarket-in-belarus
Sep-17 CMS CMS advised Heineken N.V. on its sake of Belarus-based breweries Heineken Breweries FJSC and Rechitsapivo OJSC to Oasis Beverages, a Russia-based Cyprus-incorporated beer and soft drinks company. N/A Belarus
Nov-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH Belarus advised the Monster Energy Limited (Ireland) energy drink manufacturer on a major distribution agreement with Coca-Cola Beverages Belorussiya UE (Belarus). N/A Belarus
Nov-17 Aleinikov & Partners Aleinikov & Partners advised a consortium of investors investing in Belarusian agri-tech startup OneSoil. N/A Belarus ceelegalmatters.com/belarus/7519-aleinikov-partners-advise-investors-in-onesoil-seed-round
Dec-16 Beiten Burkhardt; CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH Belarus advised the Linde AG gas and engineering company on regulatory issues related to a new engineering project in Belarus. The project involved advice on structuring its relationship with local partners, licensing, and regulation of engineering services under Belarusian law. Beiten Burkhardt advised Linde AG on German law. N/A Belarus; Czech Republic
Dec-17 Sorainen Sorainen assisted PlusPlus with its registration in a public list of consumer credit providers in Lithuania and with PlusPlus's relations with the Bank of Lithuania. N/A Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7607-sorainen-advises-plusplus-on-expanding-its-operations-in-lithuania
Mar-17 Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicus advised Lithuania's KG Group on the preparation and negotiation of financing agreements from the EBRD for a credit facility to be used for development of the company's business in Belarus. N/A Belarus; Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6103-motieka-audzevicus-advises-kg-group-on-ebrd-loan
Mar-17 Law Firm Sajic Law Firm Sajic advised creditors including the Lottery of the Republic of Srpska, the Regional Chamber of Commerce Banja Luka, and Novomatic AG in bankruptcy proceedings against Bobar Bank a.d. Bijeljina. EUR 2.4 million Bosnia and Herzegovina www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bosnia-herzegovina/6093-sajic-represents-creditors-in-bankruptcy-proceedings-against-bobar-bank
Jun-17 Sajic Sajic obtained a successful result for Krajina Osiguranje against a EUR 1.1. million claim for unjust enrichment filed by the company Boska. EUR 1.1 million Bosnia and Herzegovina www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bosnia-herzegovina/6493-sajic-successful-in-defense-of-krajina-osiguranje-in-banja-luka-court
Jun-17 Law Firm Sajic The Law Firm Sajic is representing the Lithuanian company AB Ukio Bankas as a bankruptcy creditor in the bankruptcy proceedings against Banka Srpske a.d. Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina. EUR 19.7 million Bosnia and Herzegovina www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bosnia-herzegovina/6566-law-firm-sajic-represents-ab-ukio-bankas-as-bankruptcy-creditor-against-banka-srpske
Aug-17 BDK Advokati The Bosnian practice of BDK Advokati in cooperation with attorney-at-law Dijana Pejic advised British American Tobacco on its acquisition of the assets of the Bosnian tobacco products manufacturer Fabrika Duhana Sarajevo. The transaction closed on August 7, 2017, following merger clearance by the Bosnian competition authority and internal approvals in FDS. N/A Bosnia and Herzegovina www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bosnia-herzegovina/6884-bdk-advokati-supporta-british-american-tobacco-on-acquisition-of-fabrika-duhana-sarajevo-assets
Sep-17 Dimitrijevic & Partners Dimitrijevic & Partners advised Altima UK Value Investments Limited on the restructuring of its indirect shareholding interest in Banjalucka Pivara ad Banjaluka. N/A Bosnia and Herzegovina www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bosnia-herzegovina/7037-dimitrijevic-partners-advises-aukvi-on-restructuring-of-interest-in-banjalucka-pivara-ad-banjaluka
May-17 Ceferin and Partners; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Linde Aktiengesellschaft on the direct and indirect sale of its subsidiaries in Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina to these subsidiaries' current local management. Ceferin and Partners advised the buyers. N/A Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Slovenia
Oct-17 Dimitrijevic & Partners; Jadek & Pensa Dimitrijevic & Partners collaborated with Jadek & Pensa in Slovenia and lead counsel Clifford Chance in assisting Mercator in a series of transactions related to the restructuring of the company's business operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. N/A Bosnia and Herzegovina; Slovenia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7316-dimitrijevic-partners-jadek-pensa-and-clifford-chance-assist-mercator-with-restructuring
Jun-17 Moral Law Firm; White & Case (Cakmak-Gokce Attorney Partnership) Moral Law Firm advised the Kardesler Family on the sale of Tozmetal Ticaret ve Sanayi A.S. to GKN. The Cakmak-Gokce Attorney Partnership, the Turkish arm of White & Case, advised GKN on the deal. EUR 24 million Bosnia and Herzegovina; Turkey www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/6489-moral-and-white-case-advise-on-sale-of-tozmetal-to-gkn
Dec-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov represented Corob SpA in relation to a attempted fraud against one of the the company’s Saudi Arabian customers resulting into a money transfer in the amount of EUR 580,000 to a fake account in Bulgaria. EUR 580,000 Bulgaria
Dec-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised on the potential acquisition in a structured bidding process of Devin AD, a local bottled mineral water group. The team was responsible for the legal due diligence of the target and the review of the transaction documents. The deal was signed with another bidder. EUR 120 million Bulgaria
Dec-16 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov obtained a successful verdict for Glorient Investment BG Ltd. in its dispute with Technomarket Bulgaria AD regarding ownership of 13 retail stores and an office building in Bulgaria. N/A Bulgaria
Dec-16 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s lawyers provided legal support with regard to the registration and opening of a new high-profile ultramodern medical centre in Sofia, Bulgaria. The client relied on the law firm’s team for handling the seed capital funding through a number of capital increase rounds. Full legal assistance was provided in connection with the drafting and negotiating of construction contracts, lease agreements, design contracts, contracts for supply of medical equipment, establishment of a right to build, advocacy in obtaining construction permits, licensing matters concerning the usage of specialised medical equipment, employment matters, etc. N/A Bulgaria
Dec-16 Kambourov & Partners Kambourov & Partners successfully defended Lidl in two proceedings before the Bulgarian Commission on Protection of Competition pertaining to alleged infringements of Art. 37a of the Bulgarian Protection of Competition Act, which prohibits abuse of stronger bargaining position. N/A Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/5490-kambourov-partners-defends-lidl-against-allegations-of-abuse-of-stronger-bargaining-position-in-bulgaria
Jan-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; McMillan Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised on the acquisition of a Bulgarian mining company by Stratton Resources Inc., as the project aims the entrance of a key new player on the Bulgarian gold mining market. McMillan advised on Canadian law. N/A Bulgaria
Jan-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov reached an out-of-court settlement for Italy's Mosaico+ Srl., in a commercial dispute over collection of outstanding receivables with Bulgaria's Temena LTD EOOD. N/A Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/5588-Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov-settles-claim-for-mosaico
Jan-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov obtained a successful verdict for Glorient Investment BG Ltd. in its dispute with Technomarket Bulgaria AD over ownership of 13 retail stores and an office building in Bulgaria. N/A Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/5596-Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov-successful-for-glorient-investment-in-real-estate-ownership-disputes
Jan-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov provided local Bulgarian counsel to the Export-Import Bank of China in relation to USD 102 million shipping financing extended to certain subsidiaries of Navigation Maritime Bulgare AD – the largest shipping operator in Bulgaria. USD 102 million Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/5616-Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov-advises-export-import-bank-of-china-on-shipping-financing-for-navigation-maritime-bulgare
Jan-17 CMS; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised Bulpros Consulting AD on acquisition financing it received from Unicredit Bulbank AD for an acquisition by its German subsidiary of a majority interest in a global software business held by GROUP Business Software Europa GmbH, GBS Pavone Groupware GmbH, and GROUP Business Software (UK). CMS advised UniCredit on the financing. N/A Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/5630-Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov-and-cms-advise-on-unicredit-acquisition-financing-for-bulpros-consulting
Jan-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised LaunchHub Advisors OOD and the European Investment Fund on the setting up of two new seed stage venture capital funds to invest in early stage startups in Bulgaria and across Southeastern Europe. N/A Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/5622-Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov-advises-european-investment-fund-on-setting-up-of-a-second-wave-private-equity-fund
Jan-17 Kinstellar; Linklaters Kinstellar, working alongside Linklaters, advised the Belgian KBC Group on its EUR 610 million acquisition of the United Bulgarian Bank and Bulgaria's Interlease leasing company from the National Bank of Greece. EUR 610 million Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/5650-kinstellar-advises-kbc-group-on-acquisition-of-united-bulgarian-bank-and-interlease-leasing-company
Jan-17 CMS CMS advised “Prestige-96” AD, the manufacturer of biscuits, wafers, and mini cakes, on the acquisition of the “Credo” brand and production facilities. N/A Bulgaria
Jan-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised B2 on the purchase of a real estate-secured Bulgarian NPL portfolio from UniCredit Bulbank. EUR 93 million Bulgaria
Jan-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov successfully represented Golden Leaf Tobacco company Inc. in a commercial dispute with Sofia-Bulgartabac AD a subsidiary of Bulgartabac Holding. USD 1.2 million Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/5725-victory-for-golden-leaf-tobacco-against-bulgatabac
Jan-17 Bazinas Law Firm; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised Mundus Services AD on its EUR 3.2 million acquisition of 100% of the capital of A.S.S. Bulgaria EOOD – a supplier of technical equipment maintenance to office and administrative buildings and engineer of security systems – from S.V.S. EOOD (80%) and a private individual (20%). The sellers were advised by the Bazinas Law Firm on the deal. EUR 3.2 million Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/5730-Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov-advises-mundus-services-on-acquisition-of-a-s-s-bulgaria-eood
Jan-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov has been retained by Bulgaria's Financial Supervision Commission (FSC) to represent it in a total of 19 proceedings before the Supreme Administrative Court based on the appeal of IsaOdit Ltd. against the FSC's decision to remove it from the list of approved auditors to verify the assets of Bulgarian pension and insurance companies. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/5739-Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov-entrusted-with-19-cases-by-bulgarian-financial-regulator
Feb-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Dacheng Law Offices Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov successfully represented Shanghai Sensheng Assets Management Centre with regard to a major portfolio investment in solar PV power plants in Bulgaria — including on nine commercial litigation proceedings regarding the ownership and management of the Bulgarian project companies. The firm also represented the client in the related interim relief proceedings. Dacheng Law Offices advised on Chinese law. EUR 90 million Bulgaria
Feb-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Mayer Brown Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised Wilmington Trust as a trustee on Bulgarian law aspects of the issuance of super senior secured notes AAA-tranche priority PIK of Ideal Standard. Mayer Brown LLP advised on UK law. EUR 75 million Bulgaria
Feb-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Linklaters; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised Zobele Holding S.P.A. and its Bulgarian subsidiary on Bulgarian law aspects of financing and security arrangements of Zobele Holding S.P.A. and its subsidiaries with a banking syndicate for a EUR 210 million refinancing of senior secured notes offering and super senior revolving credit facilities. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised the borrower on UK law, and Linklaters advised lenders UniCredit, HSBC, GE, Natixis, BNP, and Credit Agricole. EUR 210 million Bulgaria
Feb-17 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. In 2016 a team of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. was engaged by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to draw up an exhaustive legal Guidance for Bulgarian Public Procurement Authorities with regard to the Implementation of the Public Procurement Act (PPA). The documents prepared by the Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s’ team have been made publicly available and have been recognised by the Institute of Public Administration as comprehensive training materials. They will be used in 80 training sessions for 1,000 employees involved in public procurement by the end of 2019. The documents are published on the website of the Institute of Public Administration. N/A Bulgaria
Feb-17 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. assisted Pharmhold AD on its transformation into a public company and its listing on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange, including a successful appeal of the decision by the refusal by the Financial Supervision Commission to approve the prospectus to the Supreme Administrative Court. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. provided thorough advice on the public offering prospectus which was approved by the FSC on 17.02.2017. N/A Bulgaria
Feb-17 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co helped New-Tek EOOD reach an out-of-court agreement with Bulgarian National Television for payment of amounts due under a software license agreement. N/A Bulgaria
Mar-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited on public procurement tenders in the medical and life sciences sector. N/A Bulgaria
Mar-17 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advised the Sisecam Group on the implications on the Bulgarian corporate structures of a sequence of mergers and spin-offs on the level of the Netherlands vehicle mother companies within the Group. Advice was provided on the possible tax effects of the operation, as well as on the implementation of all necessary steps to reflect the operation within the Bulgarian group of companies. N/A Bulgaria
Mar-17 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advised VM Petroleum on the design and construction of a large Sofia gas station which opened for business in March 2017. N/A Bulgaria
Mar-17 Boyanov & Co.; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginsky, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised the owners of the Pharmastore pharmacy chain in the sale of the business to Sopharma Trading. Boyanov & Partners advised Sopharma on the deal. N/A Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/6108-Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov-and-boyanov-co-advise-on-pharmastore-acquisition-by-sopharma-trading
Apr-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Latham & Watkins Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov acted as legal advisor to Citigroup Global Markets Limited that should have provided project finance to TAV Airports Holding in relation to the Sofia Airport Concession. The tender was for a 35-year concession to operate Sofia Airport, the country’s biggest, demanding at least EUR 281 million in initial payment. Latham & Watkins advised on UK law. EUR 281 million Bulgaria
Apr-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov prepared an update of the Euro medium-term note (EMTN) Series F European Base Prospectus for Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. N/A Bulgaria
Apr-17 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. represented Multiforce A.S., a security services company, in its challenge to an award of a public procurement contract for security services to a government agency and also with regard to challenging the requirements of a public procurement procedure as anticompetitive and limiting the participation of economic operators. EUR 3.3 million Bulgaria
May-17 CMS; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Debevoise & Plimpton; Dentons Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised the Bulgarian aspects of the acquisition of certain assets and renewal rights of AIG’s business in many jurisdictions, including Bulgaria. Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov’s services included advice on the Bulgarian aspects of the deal, inter alia legal due diligence, structuring advice, regulatory, compliance and transactional work. CMS advised the seller. Globally, Dentons advised the buyer while Debevoise & Plimpton assisted the seller. EUR 203 million Bulgaria
May-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised Eurex Clearing AG on clearing of security lending transactions with Bulgarian lenders. N/A Bulgaria
May-17 Arsov Nachev Ganeva; Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. defended Sofia Airport, a major supplier of ground handling services, in a complex case before the Bulgarian competition regulator regarding alleged abuse of dominance via predatory pricing. Arsov Nachev Ganeva advised the counter-party. N/A Bulgaria
May-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised Mundus Services AD on the acquisition of 100% of the capital of VM Automation EOOD – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bulgaria’s VM Finance Group. N/A Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/6335-Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov-advises-mundus-services-on-acquisition-of-vm-automation
May-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov has successfully persuaded the Bulgarian courts to recognize and enforce an award in favor of Sandvik Bulgaria EOOD resulting from arbitration against Bulgaria's state-owned Montagi EAD arising from a contract for erection of coal and lime stone storage and handling systems at Bulgaria's Maritza East 1 power station. N/A Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/6352-Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov-facilitates-recognition-and-enforcement-of-viac-award-in-bulgaria
May-17 Cravath Swaine & Moore; K&L Gates; Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised FactSet on CEE matters related to its USD 205 million acquisition of BISAM Technologies from Aquiline Capital Partners. Factset was also represented by Cravath Swaine & Moore in the United States and K&L Gates in Western Europe. Willkie Farr & Gallagher represented the Sellers and BISAM. USD 205 million Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/6353-wolf-theiss-advises-factset-on-acquisition-of-bisam-technologies
May-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski advised Romania's Prime Kapital on the acquisition of two shopping malls in Bulgaria by the Luxembourg-registered PKM Investments (a joint venture of MAS Real Estate and Prime Kapital) from Poland's Globe Trade Centre. The sellers were advised by Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov. EUR 62 million Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/6442-tsvetkova-bebov-komarevski-advises-on-pkm-investments-acquisition-of-bulgarian-shopping-malls-from-globe-trade-centre
Jun-17 Boyanov & Co. Boyanov & Co. advised Investor.BG (Investor Media Group) in its acquisition of a majority stake in VUZF AD, the founder and owner of the Sofia-based University of Finance, Business and Entrepreneurship, from founder Grigorii Vazov. N/A Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/6556-boyanov-co-advises-on-first-university-acquisition-in-bulgaria
Jun-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Heta Asset Resolution AG on its exit from Bulgaria by means of a management buy-out of of its subsidiaries Heta Asset Resolution Bulgaria OOD and Heta Asset Resolution Auto Bulgaria OOD. N/A Bulgaria
Jun-17 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. reported that on May 16, 2017, Bulgaria's Commission for Protection of Competition issued a decision stating that firm client Sofia Airport’s conduct in the ground handling services market cannot be defined as an abuse of dominant position. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/6648-dimitrov-petrov-co-persuades-bulgaria-s-competition-authority-that-sofia-airport-is-not-abusing-dominant-position
Jul-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised HSBC Bank it on the regulatory framework of its security and investment products. N/A Bulgaria
Jul-17 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advised Husqvarna on the liquidation of its Bulgarian subsidiary Husqvarna Bulgaria EOOD. N/A Bulgaria
Jul-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; EY Law Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised International Personal Finance Investments Limited, the leading British-based international home credit business provider, on the sale of Provident Financial Bulgaria (Provident) to Easy Asset Management (which operates under the Easy Credit brand). EY Law advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/6686-Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov-and-ey-law-advise-on-bulgarian-sale-of-provident-to-easy-credit
Jul-17 Baker McKenzie; Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov, working with Baker McKenzie, London, advised British American Tobacco on its over EUR 100 million acquisition of assets of Bulgarian cigarette maker Bulgartabac Holding, including Bulgartabac's Victory, Eva Slim, and GD tobacco brands and its distribution and retail assets in Bulgaria and Bosnia. The sellers -- Bulgartabac Holding AD and Blagoevgrad-BT AD -- were represented by in-house counsel on the deal. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advised British American Tobacco on the merger control clearance. EUR 100 million Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/6697-Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-bat-acquisition-of-bulgartabac-assets
Jul-17 Boyanov & Co.; Dimitrova & Co. Boyanov & Co. advised Bulgarian Leasing Finance EAD — the former Piraeus Leasing AD — on its acquisition of 100% of the capital of TBI Rent EAD, a Bulgarian provider of operating lease and rent-a-car services, from TBI Bank. The sellers were reportedly advised by Dimitrova & Co. N/A Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/6706-boyanov-co-advises-leasing-finance-ead-on-acquisition-of-tbi-rent-ead
Jul-17 Penkov, Markov & Partners Penkov, Markov & Partners advised both Dairewa BV and PROFIREAL Group subsidiary Profi Credit Bulgaria on a cross-border non-syndicated loan of up to EUR 14 million deal between the two. EUR 14 million Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/6723-pm-p-advises-on-dairewa-profi-credit-bulgaria-financing
Jul-17 Penkov, Markov & Partners Penkov, Markov & Partners advised Weston Growth Capital (formerly Innimmo Investments) on its acquisition of Advance Address Valuations from real estate investment holding AG Capital. N/A Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/6730-penkov-markov-partners-advises-weston-growth-capital-on-its-acquisition-of-bulgaria-s-largest-appraisal-company
Jul-17 Boyanov & Co.; Penkov, Markov & Partners Boyanov & Co. advised Silver Star Group on its acquisition of a group of assets and services related to the Mercedes distribution business in Bulgaria from Vienna Real Estate / Balkan Star Group. Penkov, Markov & Partners advised Balkan Star on the deal. N/A Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/6735-boyanov-and-pm-p-advise-on-silver-star-group-acquisition-of-mercedes-distribution-business-from-vienna-real-estate
Jul-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov has successfully assisted CEZ Electro Bulgaria AD, one of the three public electricity suppliers in Bulgaria, in settling a multimillion commercial dispute with state-owned power utility National Electricity company EAD (NEK). EUR 35 million Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/6750-Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov-successful-for-cez-in-a-multimillion-dispute-with-nek
Jul-17 Deloitte Legal; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Kronberg International on the acquisition of Mall Varna EAD from Raiffeisen Bank International AG. Deloitte Legal advised RBI on the deal, which closed in Q2, 2017\. The purchase price was not disclosed. N/A Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/6768-Schoenherr-and-deloitte-legal-advise-on-kronberg-international-acquisition-of-mall-varna
Jul-17 CMS Acting for borrowers RES Techonogy JSCo and ASM-BG Investicii JSCo., both jointly owned by the Korean South East Energy company (a subsidiary of KEPCO) and SDN company Ltd., CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang advised on the largest renewable energy refinancing in Bulgaria to date with the completion of UniCredit’s EUR 62 million facility. CMS Reich Rohrwig Hainz advised UniCredit on the refinancing. EUR 62 million Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/6772-cms-advises-on-largest-renewable-energy-refinancing-in-bulgaria
Jul-17 Boyanov & Co.; Dinova Rusev & Partners Boyanov & Co. advised UK Hystead Limited on its EUR 156 million acquisition of The Mall — the second biggest shopping center in Bulgaria. In particular, UK Hystead Limited acquires 100% of Bulgarian company AP Retail I Limited from Cypros Fortone Holdings Limited, which is ultimately owned by Greece's Assos Capital (85%) and Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs (a combined 15%). Dinova Rusev & Partners Law Office advised the sellers on the deal. EUR 156 million Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/6813-boyanov-co-advises-on-acquisition-of-second-largest-shopping-center-in-bulgaria
Aug-17 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advised VM Petroleum and Tradenet Varna on the establishment of a new petrol station retail chain in Bulgaria. Ultimately, the firm assisted with the successful conclusion of over 20 purchase contracts and lease agreements, with a total value exceeding EUR 6 million. N/A Bulgaria
Aug-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH Gerginov Aehrenthal Zivny advised Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Bulgaria on the merger of its Enterprise business segment with Computer Science Corporation. N/A Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/6846-chsh-bulgaria-advises-hewlett-packard-enterprise-in-bulgaria-on-merger-of-its-enterprise-business-with-computer-science-corporation
Aug-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Bulgarian Eagle airlines, the ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, and Insurance) carrier recently founded by the Germania Group, on its expansion into Bulgaria and on obtaining an official air operator certificate from the Bulgarian authorities, which allows the airline to use aircraft for commercial purposes. After all the necessary licenses were issued and a demonstration flight was successfully completed, the Bulgarian aviation authority cleared the new airline for take-off. N/A Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/6903-Schoenherr-advises-bulgarian-eagle-airline-on-bulgarian-expansion-and-aoc-certification
Aug-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised the Austrian real estate investment company S IMMO AG on the sale of the Serdika Center Sofia shopping mall and the Serdika Offices building to New Europe Property Investments plc. in the form of a share deal. EUR 207.4 million Bulgaria
Aug-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov acted for a consortium consisting of German engineering consultancy companies CDM Smith Consult GmbH, Fichtner GmbH & Co KG, and C&E Consulting und Engineering GmbH in arbitration proceedings before the Arbitration Court at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce against the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Waters. EUR 161,000 Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/6974-Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov-successful-for-engineering-consultancies-in-arbitration-against-bulgarian-ministry-of-environment-and-waters
Aug-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov successfully represented the interests of CEZ Razpredelenie Bulgaria AD in several cases before Bulgaria's Commission for Protection against Discrimination. N/A Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/6987-Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov-successful-for-cez-razpredelenie-bulgaria-before-bulgaria-s-commission-for-protection-against-discrimination
Sep-17 Deloitte Legal; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised AP Investments AD on the sale of 50% of Mall Galleria Varna to the Serbian-based Delta Real Estate DOO and the Cyprus-based Astatine Holdings Limited. The buyers were advised by Deloitte Legal on the deal. EUR 12.5 million Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/7017-Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov-and-deloitte-legal-advise-on-sale-of-stake-in-mall-galleria-varna
Sep-17 Kinstellar Kinstellar advised a consortium consisting of Hungary’s OTP Bank PLC, its Bulgarian subsidiary, DSK Bank, and Eurobank Bulgaria on a EUR 133 million senior loan facility to Business Park Sofia. EUR 133 million Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/7099-kinstellar-advises-banking-consortium-on-loan-to-business-park-sofia
Sep-17 Kambourov & Partners Kambourov & Partners successfully represented Iberdrola Inmobilaria before the European Court of Justice in a case involving the general rules for deduction of VAT credit in cases of investment in public infrastructure. N/A Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/7105-kambourov-partners-successful-in-vat-dispute-in-european-court-of-justice
Sep-17 Kinstellar Kinstellar’s Sofia antitrust team advised the Linxens Group on its successful application to the Bulgarian Commission on Protection of Competition for its acquisition of the SIT Division of the Smartrac Group and on the antitrust aspects of the deal. N/A Bulgaria www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/bulgaria/7159-kinstellar-advises-linxens-group-on-merger-control-aspects-for-smartrac-s-secure-id-and-transaction-division-acquisition
Oct-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Penkov, Markov & Partners Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov’s real estate team advised NEPI Rockcastle on the September 21, 2017 acquisition by its subsidiary NEPI Project Two EOOD of Bulfeld EOOD — the owner of the Paradise Center shopping center in Sofia — from Bul Dom OOD. Penkov, Markov & Partners advised the sellers on the deal. EUR 252.9 million Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/7202-Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov-and-penkov-markov-partners-advise-on-historic-bulgarian-real-estate-deal
Oct-17 CMS CMS successfully defended renewable energy client Astronergy against a commercial claim brought by a former developer over the acquisition of the Cherveniakovo-4MWp photovoltaic plant in Bulgaria. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/7211-cms-successful-in-commercial-dispute-for-astronergy-against-photovoltaic-plant-developer
Oct-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised Fund Manager of Financial Instruments in Bulgaria EAD on the structuring and launch of a EUR 100 million public procurement procedure to select financial intermediaries for equity and quasi-equity investments in Bulgarian seed and start-up companies. EUR 100 million Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/7223-Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov-advises-fund-of-funds-on-investment-in-start-ups
Oct-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov acted as local counsel to the Export-Import Bank of China with regard to a EUR 50 million loan facility extended to the Bulgarian Development Bank for on-lending to customers in the form of mid or short-term trade financing transactions. EUR 50 million Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/7263-Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov-advises-china-eximbank-on-financing-of-bulgarian-development-bank
Oct-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Bulgaria’s Arexim Engineering, a world leading producer of plastic car components, on the sale of its business related to the production of battery boxes to Accumalux. N/A Bulgaria
Oct-17 Boyanov & Co. Boyanov & Co. supported the UK-listed company BSP PLC on its acquisition of a historic building in Sofia. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/7355-boyanov-co-consults-bsp-plc-on-acquisition-of-historic-building-in-sofia
Nov-17 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. provided legal advice to Evrotrust Technologies AD with regard to the capital raising for establishing the local business of a certification services provider. N/A Bulgaria
Nov-17 Boyanov & Co. On November 1, 2017, Lilyana Pavlova, the Minister in charge of the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council and Boyanov & Co. Managing Partner Borislav Boyanov, the President of the Association of the Honorary Consuls in Bulgaria and Honorary Consul of Malta, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation for the forthcoming Bulgarian Presidency of the European Union. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/7401-borislav-boyanov-signs-memorandum-of-cooperation-with-the-ministry-of-the-bulgarian-presidency-of-the-eu-council
Nov-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised Fund Manager of Financial Instruments in Bulgaria EAD on the structuring and launching of a EUR 180.5 million public procurement procedure to select financial intermediaries for the Urban Development Fund under the Operational Program "Regions in Growth 2014-2020," which is co-financed by the European Structural and Investment Funds. EUR 180.5 million Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/7461-Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov-advises-fund-of-funds-on-investments-in-urban-development
Nov-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Norway’s B2 Kapital on the acquisition of a EUR 84 million non-performing Bulgarian credit portfolio composed of secured/unsecured non-performing loans granted to private individuals, SMEs and corporate customers. EUR 84 million Bulgaria
Dec-17 Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov acted on refinancing provided to Libena Resorts Ltd.’s hotel business, successor of Sigma Capital Investments S.A. Through its four subsidiaries it owns four and five-star hotels and resorts on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. EUR 80 million Bulgaria
Dec-17 Penkov, Markov & Partners; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Penkov, Markov & Partners, working alongside Weil, Gotshal & Manges, advised CEZ on the sale of Bulgaria's hard coal-fired thermal power plant in Varna to Bulgarian company SIGDA OOD. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/7634-penkov-markov-partners-advises-cez-on-sale-of-varna-power-plant
Jul-17 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advised DESA, a Turkish producer of leather products, on the establishment of its business in Bulgaria and on the incorporation of a Bulgarian subsidiary. N/A Bulgaria, Turkey
Jun-17 CMS; DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Hungary-based Egis Pharmaceuticals on its acquisition of the D-Panthenol brand, the second largest brand in the dexpanthenol market in Russia, and of a Russian gynaecology portfolio consisting of Vagilac, Feminal and Folacin brands, from Jadran-Galenski Laboratorij. CMS advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Bulgaria; Croatia; Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6631-dla-piper-and-cms-advise-on-egis-pharmaceuticals-acquisition-of-brand-and-portfolio-from-jadran-galenski-laboratorij
Dec-17 Allen & Overy; Kocian Solc Balastik; Spasov & Bratanov; Svetkova Bebov Komarevski Kocian Solc Balastik advised Energo-Pro on matters of Czech law related to its debut Eurobond issue in London. Energo-Pro was advised as to Bulgarian law by Svetkova Bebov Komarevski, while the Managers (Banca IMI S.p.A, Komercni banka, a.s., and UniCredit Bank AG) and the Trustee (Citibank, N.A London Branch) were advised by Allen & Overy on Czech and English law and by Spasov & Bratanov on matters of Bulgarian law. N/A Bulgaria; Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7635-ksb-allen-overy-svetkova-bebov-komarevski-and-svatov-bratanov-advise-on-energo-pro-debut-eurobond-issue
Aug-17 Arcliffe Arcliffe was appointed by Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze to assist the company on labor law-related matters in various CEE jurisdictions. N/A Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Romania; Slovakia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6945-arcliffe-s-to-provide-labor-law-assistance-to-sumitomo-electric-bordnetze
Jun-17 Boyanov & Co.; Freshfields Boyanov & Co., working alongside Freshfields, reported that it advised the National Bank of Greece on its EUR 610 million sale of United Bulgarian Bank and Interlease to KBC, and that the deal closed on June 13, 2017. EUR 610 million Bulgaria; Greece www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6550-boyanov-co-and-freshfields-advise-national-bank-of-greece-on-sale-of-united-bulgarian-bank-and-interlease-to-kbc
Feb-17 BDK Advokati; Boyanov & Co.; KG Law; Neocleous; Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Winston & Strawn The firms of the SEE Legal network reported that they worked alongside Skadden Arps in advising BA Glass I – Servicos de Gestao e Investimentos S.A. (the parent company of BA Vidro S.A.) on its acquisition of substantially all of the Yioula Glassworks SA glass container business from Yioula Glassworks SA and its subsidiary Yalos Holdings (Overseas) Limited. Yioula Glassworks was supported on all legal issues by Winston & Strawn. EUR 550 million Bulgaria; Greece; Romania; Serbia; www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5802-see-legal-advises-buyers-of-glass-container-business
Dec-16 CMS; Dentons; Hristov & Partners Dentons advised Group Spadel, on the acquisition of a 93.29% stake in Bulgarian bottled water producer Devin AD from private equity firm Advent International. Dentons worked with Hristov & Partners in Bulgaria, while Advent was advised by CMS on the transaction. EUR 120 million Bulgaria; Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5498-dentons-hristov-partners-and-cms-advise-on-spadel-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-bulgarian-bottled-water-producer
Dec-16 Allen & Overy; Dentons Allen & Overy advised South Africa-based Internet and entertainment group Naspers on its sale of the comparison shopping engines Arukereso.hu, Compari.ro, and Pazaruvaj.com to the Rockaway Group. Dentons reportedly advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Bulgaria; Hungary; Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5526-allen-overy-advises-naspers-on-sale-of-cee-comparison-shopping-engines
Dec-16 Baker McKenzie; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss, working as local CEE counsel to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, advised Amundi on its acquisition of Pioneer Investments from Unicredit. UniCredit was advised by Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners. EUR 3.545 billion Bulgaria; Hungary; Romania; Slovakia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5485-wolf-theiss-advises-amundi-on-acquisition-of-pioneer-investments
May-17 Durukan+Partners Durukan+Partners advised KfW IPEX Bank in connection with an amendment to the EUR 16 Million export financing to Bulgarian borrower Trakya Glass Bulgaria EAD guaranteed by Turkish guarantors Turkiye Sise ve Cam Fabrikalari A.S., Trakya Cam Sanayii A.S., and Pasabahce Cam Sanayii A.S. EUR 16 million Bulgaria; Turkey
Jan-17 ODI Law; Simmons & Simmons ODI, working alongside alongside Simmons & Simmons, advised Sinohydro on its cross-border acquisition of Geodata Tunel d.o.o., a design and construction company in Croatia. N/A Croatia
Jan-17 Dentons Dentons advised Enlight Renewable Energy on the construction and financing of a wind farm near the Adriatic port of Split in Croatia. N/A Croatia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5674-dentons-advises-enlight-renewable-energy-on-construction-and-financing-of-croatian-wind-farm
Jan-17 CMS; Jones Day; Schoenherr CMS advised OTP Group on its acquisition of Societe Generale’s Croatian bank, Splitska Banka, and its leasing and insurance subsidiaries. Jones Day Paris and Schoenherr Zagreb advised Societe General on the transaction. N/A Croatia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/croatia/5703-cms-and-Schoenherr-advise-on-otp-group-s-acquisition-of-societe-generale-s-croatian-subsidiary
Jun-17 Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic; Gide Loyrette Nouel; Praljak & Svic Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic, working alongside Gide Loyrette Nouel, advised BNP Paribas Cardif Insurance in the sale of its Croatian entity to Croatia Osiguranje, making Croatia Osiguranje the sole owner of BNP Paribas Cardif Insurance in Croatia. Croatia Osiguranje was advised by Praljak & Svic. N/A Croatia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/croatia/6472-dtb-advises-bnp-paribas-cardif-insurance-on-sale-of-croatian-subsidiary
Aug-17 Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic; Mamic, Peric, Reberski Rimac Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic advised Arriva on its acquisition of 78.34% of the Autotrans Group. Mamic, Peric, Reberski Rimac advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Croatia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/croatia/6952-dtb-and-mprr-advise-on-arriva-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-autotrans-group
Mar-17 Ostermann & Partners; Schoenherr Ostermann & Partners assisted APS Holding with its acquisition of a Croatian portfolio of non-performing loans with a nominal value significantly exceeding EUR 100 million from Hrvatska Postanska Banka with the approval of the Croatian National Bank. The Hrvatska Postanska Bank was reportedly advised by Schoenherr. EUR 100 million Croatia; Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6124-ostermann-partners-advises-aps-holding-on-npl-portfolio-acquisition-in-croatia
Dec-16 Clifford Chance; Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic; Montanios & Montanios; Norton Rose Fulbright; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Norton Rose Fulbright advised Inter Cars S.A. and its group companies on a PLN 1.1 billion loan facility. Clifford Chance, working with Tark Grunte Sutkiene, Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic, and Montanios & Montanios, advised Bank Pekao S.A. (agent), mBank S.A. (security agent), and Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A., ING Bank Slaski S.A., Bank BGZ BNP Paribas S.A., DNB Bank, and Caixa Bank (mandated lead arrangers) on the facility. PLN 1.1 billion Croatia; Czech Republic; Lithuania; Poland; Romania; Slovakia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5497-norton-rose-clifford-chance-dtb-and-tgs-advise-on-inter-cars-loan-facility
Mar-17 Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic; Selih & partnerji; Weinhold Legal Weinhold Legal, Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic, and Selih & partnerji advised on the merger of Croatia's Olympus d.o.o and Slovenia's OLYMPUS SLOVENIJA d.o.o. into the Czech entity, Olympus Czech Group, s.r.o., clen koncernu. N/A Croatia; Czech Republic; Slovenia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6109-weinhold-legal-dtb-and-selih-partnerji-advise-on-olympus-group-merger
Jan-17 Dechert; Squire Patton Boggs Dechert secured a victory for MOL Hungarian Oil & Gas Plc in what Dechert describes as "a bet-the-company, multi-billion dollar arbitration." N/A Croatia; Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/croatia/5642-dechert-secures-victory-for-mol-in-corruption-arbitration-with-croatian-government
Sep-17 Wiewiorski Legal; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego on the financing of OT Logistics' expansion in Croatia. OT Logistics was advised by Wiewiorski Legal. EUR 30 milion Croatia; Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/7063-wolf-theiss-and-wiewiorski-legal-advise-on-financing-of-ot-logistics-acquisition-of-shares-of-luka-rijeka
Oct-17 Krajinovic and Partners; K&L Gates K&L Gates advised OT Logistics S.A. on the acquisition of 11.75% of shares in Luka Rijeka d.d., as well as on the conclusion of a joint policy agreement with Allianz ZB and Erste funds. Krajinovic and Partners advised OT Logistics on Croatian law. N/A Croatia; Poland ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7219-k-l-gates-advises-ot-logistics-on-acquisition-of-shares-in-luka-rijeka
Apr-17 Allen & Overy; Dentons; Karanovic & Nikolic RTPR Allen & Overy advised Penta, the Romanian entities part of the group having as parent Fortuna Entertainment Group NV, as well as the Romanian entity part of the Hattrick group, acting as borrowers and/or guarantors under the Facility Agreement in relation to a EUR 161.65 million financing. Dentons was the advisor of Finance Parties. Arthur Cox and Karanovic & Nikolic advised the borrower on Irish and Croatian aspects respectively. EUR 161.65 million Croatia; Romania
Aug-17 BDK Advokati; Lukic BDK Advokati advised the Czech company Lach:ner s.r.o., a regional distributor of pure chemicals, specialized services, and innovative products,** **on the acquisition of 100% of shares in Serbian Proanalytica d.o.o., a distributor of laboratory chemicals. The Lukic law firm advised the sellers on the deal, which closed on August 4, 2017. N/A Croatia; Serbia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6863-bdk-advokati-advises-lach-ner-on-acquisition-of-proanalytica
Jun-17 ODI Law ODI Law advised the seller -- a private individual -- on the sale of a 42.1218 % stake in Iskra to Taxgroup Gmbh, one of the existing shareholders of the company. The deal also involved the purchase by the firm's client of a share in Caveat Romanae, a Croatian subsidiary of Iskra. N/A Croatia; Slovenia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6526-odi-law-advises-on-sale-of-stake-in-iskra-to-taxgroup
Dec-16 Allen & Overy; White & Case Allen & Overy acted for Societe Generale on financing for an (ultimately unsuccessful) bidder for the CEE assets of SAB Miller. White & Case advised the potential bidder/borrower.  N/A Czech Republic
Dec-16 Allen & Overy; BADOKH Allen & Overy assisted Ceska Sporitelna and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia as joint lead managers of CZK 1 billion standalone bond issuance by Czechoslovak Group a.s., a holding enterprise of a group of Czech and Slovak industrial and trade companies. Badokh advised the issuer.  CZK 1 billion Czech Republic
Dec-16 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Redside Investicni Spolecnost, a.s., the manager of the real estate open-ended investment fund NOVA Real Estate, on its acquisition of the Panorama Business Center building from Dutch closed private investment fund Mint Fund 8 B.V. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5470-Schoenherr-advises-redside-on-acquisition-of-panorama-business-center-in-prague
Dec-16 Dentons; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised ContourGlobal erneuerbare Energie Europa GmbH on the sale of its solar energy business in the Czech Republic to China Central and Eastern Europe Investment Co-operation Fund SCS SICAV-SIF, via CEE Equity Partners Ltd. Dentons advised CEE Equity Partners on the deal. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5463-Schoenherr-and-dentons-advise-on-sale-of-contourglobal-s-czech-solar-energy-business-to-cee-equity-partners
Dec-16 Baker McKenzie; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; Hengeler Mueller; Kirkland & Ellis; Millbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy Kinstellar advised on the Czech aspects of the divestment of Xella to an affiliate of US private equity group Lone Star. Among the many other firms working on the deal were Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Millbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy for Xella and Hengeler Mueller and Kirkland & Ellis for Lone Star. EUR 2.2 billion Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5467-kinstellar-advises-on-eur-2-2-billion-divestment-of-xella-to-lone-star
Dec-16 Kocian Solc Balastik KSB assisted Gramexo PLC on its issuance of discounted certificates in the value of approximately CZK 1.4 billion. CZK 1.4 billion Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5492-ksb-advises-on-issuance-of-discounted-certificates-for-new-rustonka-real-estate-project
Jan-17 Clifford Chance; Wilson & Partners Clifford Chance advised CBRE Global Investors on its acquisition of the OC Letnnany shopping center from Tesco, on behalf of a separate account client of CBRE. Tesco was advised by Wilson & Partners. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5661-clifford-chance-and-wilson-partners-advise-on-sale-of-largest-shopping-center-in-the-czech-republic
Jan-17 Kinstellar; Randa Havel Legal; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Randa Havel Legal provided Czech law advised to the American investment group Blackstone in connection with its sale of the Hilton Prague Old Town hotel and the adjoining Gestin Centrum building to M&L Hospitality Trust. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett was lead counsel to Blackstone on the deal, while M&L Hospitality was advised by Kinstellar. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5657-randa-havel-legal-advises-blackstone-on-sale-of-hilton-prague-old-town-hotel-to-m-l-hospitality-trust
Jan-17 Antoniou McCollum & Co; Antis Triantafyllides and Sons; Clifford Chance; George Z. Georgiou & Associates; JSK JSK advised APS Holding a.s on its agreement with the Hellenic Bank Public company Ltd to manage the real estate assets and service the non-performing loans of the Bank. Antoniou McCollum & Co advised APS on Cyprus law matters. Clifford Chance advised the Hellenic Bank, with George Z. Georgiou & Associates advising it on employment law matters and Antis Triantafyllides and Sons on Cyprus Law matters. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5684-jsk-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-aps-agreement-with-hellenic-bank-of-cyprus-for-management-of-real-estate-assets-and-servicing-of-npls
Jan-17 DLA Piper; Fenwick West; Vaclav Stankovsky Allen & Overy advised Alteryx on its acquisition of 100% shareholding in Semanta, a Czech developer of data governance and analytic tools. Fenwick West advised Alteryx on the US aspects. Vaclav Stankovsky advised the sellers . N/A Czech Republic
Feb-17 Baker McKenzie Baker McKenzie advised Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka on its provision of a loan facility to Denemo Media for its EUR 116 million acquisition of Modern Times Group's 50% shareholding in FTV Prima Holding, the second largest private Czech broadcaster. The share acquisition will return FTV Prima entirely back to Czech ownership. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5795-baker-mckenzie-advises-on-financing-of-denamo-media-s-acquisition-of-remaining-shares-in-ftv-prima-holding
Feb-17 Kocian Solc Balastik KSB provided legal services to the CERCL Green group in connection with the sale of Green Gas International by means of a management buy-in for an undisclosed consideration to ML Green Netherlands B.V., a special purpose management buy-in company jointly owned by private investors Laurent Barrieux and Martin Vojta. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5809-ksb-advises-cercl-green-group-on-sale-of-green-gas-international-to-private-investors
Feb-17 Allen & Overy; Glatzova & Co. Glatzova & Co. advised Denemo Media s.r.o. on its acquisition of a 50% shareholding in FTV Prima, with Allen & Overy advising Modern Times Group, the seller. EUR 234.7 million Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5850-glatzova-co-and-allen-overy-advise-on-denemo-media-acquisition-of-shareholding-in-ftv-prima
Feb-17 Kocian Solc Balastik KSB assisted the MS Invest real estate development company in its recent issue of discounted bonds. CZK 320 million Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5864-ksb-advises-ms-invest-on-bond-issue
Feb-17 Dunovska & Partners Following a tender for "Provision of Legal Services for Law Offices," Dunovska & Partners has been selected to supply legal services to Komercni Banka, a.s as well as Societe Generale. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/5892-dunovska-partners-wins-tender-to-supply-legal-services-to-komercni-banka
Mar-17 Ostrava Zachveja & Partneri; Taylor Wessing Taylor Wessing Prague advised Hectas Facility Services Stiftung & Co. KG, from Germany, on the disposal of its subsidiary Hectas Facility Services, s.r.o., which supplies cleaning and technical services in the Czech Republic, to Ostrava-based MW-Dias, a.s. Ostrava's Zachveja & Partneri firm advised the buyers. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6015-taylor-wessing-and-zachveja-partneri-advise-on-hectas-sale-of-czech-subsidiary
Mar-17 Kinstellar; White & Case Kinstellar successfully advised Deutsche EuroShop AG on its EUR 374 million acquisition of Olympia Shopping Center in Brno from a joint venture of ECE Real Estate Partners and Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP. White & Case advised the sellers on the transaction, which is expected to be finalized within the first half of 2017, and which represents Deutsche EuroShop's entry into the Czech market. EUR 374 million Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6028-kinstellar-and-white-case-advise-on-acquisition-of-olympia-brno-shopping-center
Mar-17 Delta Legal; JSK JSK advised the Lama Energy Group on its acquisition of Live Telecom from sellers Pavel Stepanek, David Lukac, and Zdenek Nesveda. The sellers were represented by Delta Legal. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6048-jsk-and-delta-legal-advise-on-lama-energy-acquisition-of-live-telecom
Mar-17 Advokatni Kancelar Holub; Balcar, Polansky & Spol Balcar, Polansky & Spol. advised Skanska Reality on its CZK 841 million purchase of eight hectares of land in Prague from Codeco UK. The sellers were represented by Radek Budin of Advokatni Kancelar Holub. CZK 841 million Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6051-balcar-polansky-spol-advises-skanska-on-purchase-of-land-for-development-of-prague-housing-project
Mar-17 Kinstellar Kinstellar advised Genesis Capital on its acquisition of a 47% share in the POS Media Group from founder and CEO Richard van het Bolscher. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6067-kinstellar-advises-genesis-capital-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-pos-media-group
Mar-17 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance's Prague office advised Danish electronics company Bang & Olufsen on the divestment of its Czech subsidiary, Bang & Olufsen, s.r.o., to its long-term partner Tymphany Acoustic Technology HK Limited. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6099-clifford-chance-advises-bang-olufsen-on-the-divestment-of-czech-subsidiary
Mar-17 CMS; Squire Patton Boggs CMS advised Spanish investment fund Azora Europa l on its sale of the Galleries Louvre office property in Prague to Redstone Real Estate. Squire Patton Boggs advised Redstone on the deal. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6139-cms-and-squire-patton-boggs-oversee-sale-of-galleries-louvre-in-prague
Mar-17 Dentons Dentons advised automotive parts manufacturer Motorpal on the successful implementation of a pre-pack reorganization. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6136-dentons-assists-motorpal-with-emergence-from-insolvency
Mar-17 Noerr Noerr advised ANV, a Lloyds syndicate underwriter and member of the AmTrust Group, on providing W&I insurance for the acquisition of the SPV that owns the Futurum Ostrava shopping center. N/A Czech Republic
Apr-17 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy assisted Moneta Money Bank, a.s., in connection with the establishment of its debut domestic bond program allowing for issuance of senior unsecured bonds, mortgage covered bonds, and subordinated bonds, including on the preparation and approval process of the program base prospectus by the Czech National Bank. EUR 1.86 billion Czech Republic
Apr-17 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Solek Holding, a progressive Czech renewables group developing photovoltaic and similar projects, on its debut standalone issuance of CZK 500 million unsecured bonds offered to retail and institutional investors in the Czech Republic. CZK 500 million Czech Republic
Apr-17 Kinstellar; Kocian Solc Balastik Kinstellar advised Trelleborg, a provider of engineered polymer solutions, on its EUR 65 million sale of Trelleborg Material & Mixing Lesina s.r.o., a producer and supplier of polymer compounds, to Hexpol. Kocian Solc Balastik advised Hexpol on then deal. EUR 65 million Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6202-kinstellar-and-ksb-advise-on-trelleborg-sale-of-czech-compounding-unit
Apr-17 Kinstellar; Linklaters Kinstellar and Linklaters advised Barclays Bank PLC, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, on the sale of a 7.5% stake held by CEZ in the Hungarian oil company MOL. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6205-kinstellar-and-linklaters-advise-on-sale-by-cez-of-stake-in-mol
May-17 JSK JSK represented a fund managed by 3TS Capital Partners and BHS Private Equity Fund on a EUR 2 million investment and a EUR 2.5 million investment in the ZOOT online fashion store, respectively. EUR 4.5 million Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6393-jsk-and-badokh-advise-on-3ts-capital-partners-and-bhs-private-equity-fund-investments-in-zoot
May-17 CMS CMS advised VGP and Allianz on the acquisition of several new logistics properties in the Czech Republic and Germany. EUR 173 million Czech Republic
May-17 Dvorak Hager & Partners; Havel Holasek & Partners Dvorak Hager & Partners advised Pebal s.r.o., on investment into the company by JB Capital and the establishment of a joint venture. Havel Holasek & Partners advised JB Capital on the deal. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6431-dvorak-hager-partners-advises-pebal-on-investment-by-jb-capital
May-17 CMS; Kinstellar CMS Prague advised Prologis on its sale of the Ostrava Logistics Park to CBRE Global Investors. Kinstellar advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6450-cms-and-kinstellar-advise-on-sale-of-ostrava-logistics-park
May-17 Allen & Overy; White & Case Allen & Overy advised IAD Investments in relation to the disposal of 100% shares in River Garden I, a class-A office building located in the Karlin district of Prague, from LaSalle Investment Management. White & Case advised the buyer. N/A Czech Republic
Jun-17 DLA Piper; Havel Holasek & Partners Allen & Overy advised Nikon Corporation on a long term cooperation and joint venture agreement with a Czech developer of graphics software used in laboratory microscopes and photo cameras. Havel Holasek advised the developer. N/A Czech Republic
Jun-17 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance's Prague office advised the regional used car dealership AAA Auto International a.s. in connection with the planned refinancing of the acquisition of the company and agreeing the terms of operating loans for its entire group from CSOB. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6469-clifford-chance-and-white-case-advise-on-refinancing-of-aaa-auto-international
Jun-17 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised the Karlin Group on the creation of a joint venture with the Shinkun & Binui developer for a residential real estate project in the Modrany part of Prague. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6515-dla-piper-advises-karlin-group-on-jv-real-estate-acquisition-in-prague
Jun-17 Schoenherr; Wilson & Partners Schoenherr assisted Erste Group Immorent with its sale of its Czech company Futurama Gama s.r.o., which owns the Futurama Business Park Phase III building in Prague, to Caerus International Ltd. Wilson & Partners advised the buyer. N/A Czech Republic
Jun-17 Dvorak Hager & Partners Dvorak Hager & Partners successfully represented a member of the Expandia group in arbitration proceedings before the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic against an unnamed "leading Czech construction company." N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6571-dhp-succesful-for-expandia-group-in-czech-arbitration-proceedings
Jun-17 Slaughter and May; White & Case Slaughter and May advised Centrica plc on the sale of its operational Langage and South Humber Bank combined cycle gas turbine power stations with a combined capacity of 2.3GW to a subsidiary of Energeticky a prumyslovy holding, a. s. for GBP 318 million in cash (subject to customary working capital and other completion adjustments). White & Case announced that it had advised EP UK Investments Limited (EP UKI), the UK business of Energeticky a Prumyslovy Holding, a.s. (EPH), on the deal. GBP 318 million Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6646-slaughter-and-may-advises-centrica-on-sale-of-power-stations-to-eph
Jul-17 Dvorak Hager & Partners Dvorak Hager & Partners represented Algotech in its purchase of a share of Hugport, a start-up providing digital signage solutions. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6751-dvorak-hager-partners-represents-algotech-in-hugport-investment
Jul-17 Allen & Overy; Kinstellar Allen & Overy advised the EPISO 4 opportunistic fund, managed by Tristan Capital Partners, and its co-investing local partner, Mint Investments, on their acquisition of the Avenir Business Park in the Nove Butovice neighborhood of Prague from debt restructuring firm Lone Star. Kinstellar advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6810-a-o-and-kinstellar-advise-on-sale-of-prague-business-park
Jul-17 Dentons; Kinstellar Dentons advised Aerium, a pan-European real estate fund manager, on the sale of the Kralovo Pole Shopping Center in Brno, in the Czech Republic, to CPI Property Group. Kinstellar advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6822-dentons-and-kinstellar-advises-on-sale-of-kralovo-pole-shopping-center
Aug-17 Taylor Wessing Taylor Wessing Prague advised Germany's Biotest group and its subsidiary Plasma Service Europe on their acquisition of Cara Plasma s.r.o. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6968-taylor-wessing-advises-biotest-on-acquisition-of-czech-plasma-center-operator
Sep-17 Dentons Dentons advised Investec GLL Global Special Opportunities Real Estate Fund on the EUR 19.5 million sale of the Keystone office building in the Karlin neighborhood of Prague to the Czech KB Realitni fond 2 Investicni Kapitalove Spolecnosti KB real estate fund. EUR 19.5 million Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/6998-dentons-advises-investec-gll-global-special-opportunities-real-estate-fund-on-sale-of-prague-office-building-to-kb-realitni-fond-2
Sep-17 CMS; DSK Legal CMS advised Indian automotive components manufacturer Pricol Ltd. on its acquisition of PMP PAL International s.r.o., a Czech company which manufactures automotive windscreen wiper parts, from PMP Auto Components (part of the Ashok Piramal Group). The sellers were advised by India's DSK Legal. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/7031-cms-advises-pricol-on-czech-acquisition
Sep-17 CMS CMS advised investment companies Miton, Enern, and In-Bridge, on their sale of Slevomat Group, a company holding deal websites in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, to UK-based travel company Secret Escapes. N/A Czech Republic www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/czech-republic/7060-cms-advises-on-slevomat-sale-to-secret-escapes
Sep-17 Gleiss Lutz; Schoenherr Schoenherr Czech Republic (along with Gleiss Lutz as lead counsel) advised Isringhausen Metall GmbH, part of the AUNDE Group, on the acquisition of a 100% stake in GMA Stanztechnik Kaplice spol. s r.o. from the German company GMA Stanztechnik GmbH & Co. KG. N/A Czech Republic
Sep-17 Dvorak Hager & Partners Dvorak Hager & Partners represented the Fit Invest group in its purchase of the Form Factory fitness center in the Stodulky neighborhood of Prague. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/7169-dvorak-hager-partners-works-out-sale-of-fitness-center-in-prague
Sep-17 Dvorak Hager & Partners Dvorak Hager & Partners advised the Czech investment group CEHA Investment a.s. on its acquisition of the Czech construction company Cermak a Hrachovec a.s. and its sister company Prakan a.s. from Colas S.A. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/7171-dvorak-hager-partners-builds-acquisition-of-czech-construction-company
Sep-17 Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastik won a promotion dispute over garlic drops for manufacturer Allivictus. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/7170-the-smell-of-victory-ksb-victorious-in-allivictus-garlic-drops-promotion-dispute
Oct-17 CMS; Linklaters; Noerr Noerr, together with Linklaters, advised RWS, the provider of translation services, on its acquisition of the Czech company Moravia from Clarion Capital Partners, advised by CMS. N/A Czech Republic
Oct-17 Z/C/H Legal Z/C/H Legal successfully assisted the Czech Republic's Burrito Loco restaurant chain with the entry of a new investor: The Leos Novotny investment group. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/7245-z-c-h-legal-advises-burrito-loco-on-agreement-with-new-investor
Oct-17 Baker McKenzie; White & Case Baker McKenzie advised Sika, a manufacturer of speciality chemicals, on its acquisition of Prague-based KVK Holding from private equity firm Arx Equity Partners. White & Case advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/7266-baker-mckenzie-and-white-case-advise-on-sika-acquisition-of-kvk-holding
Oct-17 CEE Attorneys; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Austrian Post on its acquisition of a share of In Time Spedice. CEE Attorneys advised the selling shareholder on the deal. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/7290-Schoenherr-and-cee-attorneys-advise-on-austrian-post-acquisition-of-share-in-in-time-spedice
Oct-17 Kinstellar; PRK Partners; White & Case Kinstellar and White & Case advised BMO Real Estate Partners on the acquisition of the high end department store in Prague occupied by Van Graaf from Vienna-based MTK Developments on behalf of investors in BMO's pan-European retail property investment fund. PRK Partners reportedly advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/7299-kinstellar-and-white-case-advise-bmo-rep-on-acquisition-of-van-graaf-department-store-in-prague
Oct-17 CMS CMS advised Moravia Holdings II on the sale of Moravia US Holding Company, Inc. and Moravia Lux Holding Company S.a r.l. USD 320 million Czech Republic
Oct-17 Dvorak Hager & Partners Dvorak Hager & Partners represented the Fit Invest group in its purchase of the World Class fitness center on Wenceslas Square in Prague. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/7315-dvorak-hager-partners-advises-fit-invest-on-acquisition-of-wenceslas-square-gym
Nov-17 bpv (Braun Partners); Kinstellar BPV Braun Partners advised European real estate service provider Corpus Sireo on the purchase by its Luxembourg investment fund Dereif Immobilien of the Oasis Florenc office building in the center of Prague. Kinstellar advised the unidentified sellers on the deal. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/7383-bpv-braun-partners-and-kinstellar-advise-on-sale-of-oasis-florenc-office-building-in-prague
Nov-17 Baker McKenzie; Bouchon & Partner; Kocian Solc Balastik; Wardynski & Partners Kocian Solc Balastik advised the Agrofert Group on its acquisition by group member DEZA a.s. of Polish chemical company Petrochemia-Blachownia S. A. from BorsodChem Zrt. Szecskay Attorneys at Law advised DEZA on Hungarian matters, Wardynski & Partners advised on Polish matters, and Bouchon & Partner advised on German matters. Baker McKenzie advised BorsodChem Zrt. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/7453-ksb-advises-on-deza-on-acquisition-of-petrochemia-blachownia
Nov-17 Dentons; Kinstellar Kinstellar advised CBRE Global Investors on its off-market acquisition of a logistics/light industrial portfolio in Plzen, in the western Czech Republic, from Stage Capital. Dentons advised Stage Capital on the deal. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/7456-kinstellar-and-dentons-advise-on-plzen-logistics-light-industrial-portfolio-sale
Nov-17 Randa Havel Legal Randa Havel Legal represented the Jufa Investment Group in connection with its purchase of the Brno Turany solar power plant. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/7463-randa-havel-advises-jufa-investment-group-on-acquisition-of-large-czech-solar-power-plant
Nov-17 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Allianz and ING on a EUR 160 million syndicated loan for the financing of a portfolio of industrial properties owned by CTP, a commercial real estate developer and manager in the Czech Republic. EUR 160 million Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/7459-dla-piper-advises-allianz-and-ing-on-syndicated-loan-for-ctp-industrial-property-portfolio-in-czech-republic
Nov-17 CMS; Rentsch Legal CMS advised Savills plc. on the acquisition of SB Property Services, a Czech company providing asset management services, from its founders, Martina Bartek and Michaela Semanova. Rudolf Rentsch of Rentsch Legal advised the sellers. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/7488-cms-advises-savills-on-expansion-of-czech-operations
Nov-17 Rentsch Legal; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Prevent DEV GmbH on the sale of its Car Trim production site in Kraslice, Czech Republic, to Lantal Textiles AG. Rentsch Legal advised the buyer. N/A Czech Republic
Nov-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Prevent DEV GmbH on the sale of its Car Trim production site in Nymburk, Czech Republic to Car Face Design s.r.o. N/A Czech Republic
Nov-17 Konecna & Zacha Konecna & Zacha successfully represented the Statutory City of Ostrava in a dispute involving the construction of a shopping center. CZK 1.5 million Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/7532-konecna-zacha-successful-for-city-of-ostrava-in-court-of-appeals
Dec-17 Dentons Dentons successfully represented Sev.en EC, a.s., a member of the Czech Coal group, before the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic in what the firm calls "extraordinary litigation" related to the reimbursement of gift tax from the Czech state that was imposed on the free carbon dioxide emission allowances in 2011 and 2012 in breach of EU law. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/7609-dentons-wins-important-tax-case-for-sev-en-ec-in-czech-supreme-administrative-court
Dec-16 CMS; Oppenheim CMS advised Belgian real estate developer Atenor on the sale of Vaci Greens Building C in Budapest to Czech investment fund ZFPR Realitni Fond, which is managed by ZFP Investments. Oppenheim acted for ZFP Investments on the deal. N/A Czech Republic; Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5486-cms-and-oppenheim-advise-on-sale-of-vaci-greens-building-c
Jun-17 Allen & Overy; Kinstellar Allen & Overy advised Cromwell Property Group on the sale of a portfolio of industrial assets to M7 Real Estate. The portfolio comprises 209,832 square meters across 276 units. Seven of the assets are located in Hungary, while the remaining four are in the Czech Republic. Kinstellar advised M7 Real Estate. EUR 127.5 million Czech Republic; Hungary
Jan-17 Clifford Chance; Dentons Clifford Chance advised CBRE on the sale of its retail portfolio in Central and Eastern Europe to CPI Property Group (CPI). Dentons advised CPI on the transaction, which is valued at over EUR 600 million and will see properties including 11 shopping centers change hands across the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, and Romania. EUR 600 million Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5682-clifford-chance-and-dentons-advise-on-cbre-divestment-of-retail-portfolio-in-cee-to-cpi-property-group
May-17 Noerr Noerr advised N26 Mobile Bank on banking regulatory and civil law matters in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Romania, including structuring of business/products and operations, consumer protection, personal data protection, and anti-money laundering. N/A Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Romania
Dec-16 Allen & Overy; Freshfields A&O advised Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. on its share purchase agreement with Anheuser-Busch InBev to acquire businesses formerly owned by SABMiller Limited (formerly SABMiller plc) in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, Hungary, and Romania and other related assets that were owned by SABMiller prior to its combination with AB InBev. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised AB InBev on the deal. EUR 7.3 billion Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Romania; Slovakia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5469-allen-overy-and-freshfields-advise-on-acquisition-of-cee-businesses-formerly-owned-by-sabmiller
Jun-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised AG Foods Group and Cooperatief Avallon MBO U.A. on the settlement of minority shareholders' disputes and on a subsequent management buyout. N/A Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6542-Schoenherr-advises-ag-foods-and-cooperatief-avallon-on-shareholder-settlement-and-management-buyout
Jun-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised AG Foods Group and Cooperatief Avallon MBO U.A. on settlement of minority shareholders' disputes and on a subsequent management buyout. N/A Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6542-Schoenherr-advises-ag-foods-and-cooperatief-avallon-on-shareholder-settlement-and-management-buyout
Jun-17 Jeantet Jeantet advised the Mama Shelter hotel chain – a subsidiary of the Accor Group – on the opening of new hotels in Prague and Belgrade. N/A Czech Republic; Hungary; Serbia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6540-jeantet-advises-mama-shelter-on-cee-hotel-openings
Jun-17 Jeantet Jeantet advised the Mama Shelter hotel chain – a subsidiary of the Accor Group – on the opening of new hotels in Prague and Belgrade. N/A Czech Republic; Hungary; Serbia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6540-jeantet-advises-mama-shelter-on-cee-hotel-openings
Mar-17 CMS; Gleiss Lutz; Mannheimer Swartling Gleiss Lutz and CMS advised the Pradera retail property fund and asset managers on its EUR 900 million acquisition of 25 prime retail parks in eight European countries from IKEA Centres. The sellers were advised by Mannheimer Swartling. EUR 900 million Czech Republic; Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6019-gleiss-lutz-and-cms-advise-on-pradera-acquisition-of-ikea-centers-real-estate-portfolio
Apr-17 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised Fortbet Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of Penta Investments, on a tender offer for shares in the Dutch company Fortuna Entertainment Group N.V.. N/A Czech Republic; Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6160-clifford-chance-advises-fortbet-holdings-on-tender-offer-for-shares-in-fortuna-entertainment-group
Apr-17 Kirkland & Ellis; Kocian Solc Balastik; Wardynski & Partners Kocian Solc Balastik in the Czech Republic and Wardynski & Partners in Poland have provided local assistance to global counsel Kirkland & Ellis in advising Bain Capital Private Equity on its USD 3.2 billion acquisition of the cleaning and chemicals system division ("Diversey Care") and the food hygiene and cleaning business of Sealed Air Corp. USD 3.2 billion Czech Republic; Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6169-ksb-and-wardynski-partners-provide-local-assistance-on-diversey-care-sale
Oct-17 Dentons; White & Case White & Case advised REICO Investicni Spolecnost Ceske Sporitelny, a.s., acting for CSNF, which manages the largest Czech market real estate investment fund, on the acquisition of the Galeria Sloneczna in Radom, Poland, from White Star Real Estate. Dentons advised the sellers on the deal. EUR 164 million Czech Republic; Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7218-white-case-and-dentons-advise-on-reico-acquisition-of-galeria-sloneczna-in-poland
Jun-17 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii; Wolf Theiss Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Czech pharmacy chain Dr. Max, owned by Penta Investments Group, on its acquisition of the Fastpharm SRL, Iezer Farm SRL, Panpharma Med SRL, and York Farm SRL chains, which will be rebranded and run under the name "Dr. Max". Wolf Theiss advised the sellers, a Romanian family. N/A Czech Republic; Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6543-tuca-zbarcea-asociatii-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-dr-max-acquisition-of-romanian-pharmacies
Feb-17 Kinstellar; Sidley & Austin Kinstellar teams in Bucharest, Budapest, and Prague have worked alongside international counsel Sidley & Austin in advising Nidec, a leading Japanese manufacturer of electric motors, on the acquisition of Leroy-Somer and Control Techniques from Emerson Electric Co. Motors. USD 1.2 billion Czech Republic; Romania; Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5775-kinstellar-advises-nidec-on-acquisition-of-emerson-electric-co-motors
Apr-17 Allen & Overy; CMS Allen & Overy advised the arranging banks on a financing for P&P Spearhead, a group engaged in the agricultural sector primarily in CEE. CMS advised P&P Spearhead on the deal. EUR 177 million Czech Republic; Romania; Slovakia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6162-allen-overy-and-cms-advise-on-cee-financing-for-p-p-spearhead
Jul-17 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy announced that it advised Fortuna Entertainment Group on the acquisition of the 100% share in Hattrick Sports Group Ltd., Ireland, the owner of the Casa Pariurilor betting operator in Romania, the PSK and Hattrick operator in Croatia, and B2B operations in Spain, Germany, and other European countries. N/A Czech Republic; Romania; Slovakia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6709-a-o-advises-fortuna-on-hattrick-acquisition
Jan-17 PRK Partners PRK Partners advised SABMiller group on Czech and Slovak issues related to its sale of its CEE businesses — including Czech brewery Plzensky Prazdroj and Slovak brewery Pivovary Topvar — to the Japanese Asahi Group. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5647-prk-partners-advises-sabmiller-group-on-sale-of-cee-business-to-asahi-group
Feb-17 Baker McKenzie; CMS CMS, working alongside Sidley Austin, advised Mid Europa Partners on its sale of Alpha Medical, a prominent provider of laboratory testing services in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, to Unilabs. The sale price was not disclosed. Baker McKenzie reportedly advised Unilabs on the the transaction, which remains subject to customary clearance by local competition authorities and is expected to close in Q2 2017. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5820-cms-advises-mid-europa-on-largest-healthcare-transaction-in-cee-since-2008
Feb-17 bpv (Braun Partners) BPV Braun Partners advised Unilabs on regulatory issues related to its acquisition of Alpha Medical Group's laboratories in the Czech Republic and Slovakia from Mid Europa Partners, including environmental and compliance matters. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5869-bpv-braun-partners-advises-unilabs-on-regulatory-aspects-of-acquisition-from-mid-europa-partners
Jun-17 Dvorak Hager & Partners Dvorak Hager & Partners provided legal assistance to Czech Republic Sotheby's International Realty in connection with its entry into the Czech and Slovak markets. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6527-dvorak-hager-partners-helps-set-up-sotheby-s-in-prague
Jun-17 Kinstellar Kinstellar advised Genesis Private Equity Fund III on its acquisition of what the firm describes as "a material minority share" in a new player on the consumer electronics market. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6645-kinstellar-advises-genesis-private-equity-fund-iii-on-formation-of-new-entity-on-consumer-electronics-market
Oct-17 Clifford Chance; Velisek & Podpera Clifford Chance's Prague office advised KKCG Investments AG on the acquisition of a majority stake in AutoCont Group, the largest supplier of information and communication technologies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Clifford Chance also advised on the financing of the transaction. Velisek & Podpera advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7341-clifford-chance-and-velisek-podpera-advise-on-kkcg-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-autocont-group
Nov-17 Kinstellar Kinstellar advised Genesis Private Equity Fund III in connection with its investment in the combination of DATART and HP TRONIC on the Czech and Slovak market. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7469-kinstellar-advises-genesis-private-equity-fund-iii-on-investment-int-new-datart-and-hp-tronic-structure
Jul-17 JSK; Kavcic, Bracun & Partners; Zavrsek Law Firm The Czech Republic's JSK law firm and Slovenia's Kavcic, Bracun & Partners have successfully provided legal advice to TCCM, s.r.o., in relation to its acquisition of 100% shares in Slovenia's Teleray. The Zavrsek Law Firm, in Slovenia, advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Czech Republic; Slovenia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6663-jsk-and-kavcic-bracun-partners-advise-tccm-on-acquisition-of-teleray
May-17 Gurel Yoruker; Kocian Solc Balastik KSB acted for the Energo-Pro group on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Murat Nehri (a Turkish company currently developing the 280 MW Alpaslan II Hydroelectric Power Plant on the Murat river in Mus province in South-Eastern Turkey) from Enerjisa Enerji Uretim — a 50-50 joint venture of the Turkish Sabanci Group and German E.ON. The Gurel Yoruker firm advised the sellers on the deal, which closed on April 28, 2017. N/A Czech Republic; Turkey www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6364-ksb-and-gurel-yoruker-advise-on-energo-pro-acquisition-in-turkey
Dec-16 Ellex (Raidla) Raidla Ellex represented Telia company in a dispute involving its acquisition of shares of Eesti Telekom to a conclusion. EUR 951,835 Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5475-raidla-ellex-represents-telia-company-in-dispute-over-acquisition-of-shares-in-eesti-telekom
Dec-16 Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla advised the management of Infotark on funding for its acquisition of shares in the company and the acquisition itself, which gave them a majority stake. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5488-raidla-ellex-advises-advises-management-on-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-infotark
Dec-16 Eversheds Eversheds Ots & Co advised VitalFields and its shareholders on their sale of the Estonian farm management software company to The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto company. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5499-eversheds-ots-co-advises-vitalfields-on-sale-to-the-climate-company
Dec-16 Ellex (Raidla); Tark Grunte Sutkiene Both Varul — the Estonian office of Tark Grunte Sutkiene — and Ellex Raidla reported success in a dispute before the Estonian Supreme Court involving the country's Administrative Reform Act. Varul represented 23 smaller municipalities claiming that the Act violated their constitutional rights, while Raidla Ellex defended the Act on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Estonia. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5528-varul-and-raidla-ellex-both-claim-success-in-estonian-supreme-court-in-challenge-to-administrative-reform-act
Jan-17 Tark Tark advised Swiss drug manufacturer Acino on its acquisition of a medication packing plant from drug manufacturer Takeda. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5543-tark-advises-acino-on-acquisition-of-medication-packing-plant-from-takeda
Jan-17 Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla advised Estconde Invest OU on the sale of two office buildings in Tallinn. N/A Estonia www.city24.ee/en/real-estate/commercials-for-rent/Tallinn-Kesklinn/5694563; www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5603-raidla-ellex-advises-estconde-invest-on-sale
Jan-17 Sorainen Sorainen Estonia advised Silmaasema, the Finnish optical chain, on its acquisition of Estonian chain Tallinna Optika from its founder Kalev Klais. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5594-sorainen-advises-silmaasema-on-acquisition-of-estonian-optical-chain
Jan-17 Hedman Partners Hedman Partners provided Estonian startup SprayPrinter with legal advice to help it get accepted into the US Kickstarter program -- a funding platform for creative projects. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5617-hedman-partners-helps-sprayprinter-get-to-us-kickstarter
Jan-17 Leadell (Pilv) Leadell Pilv advised the Tartu Ulikooli Kliinikum foundation and Valga Haigla AS hospital on the former's acquisition of 51% of the shares of the latter from the Estonian Town of Valga. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5626-leadell-pilv-advises-tartu-ulikooli-kliinikum-foundation-on-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-valga-haigla-hospital
Jan-17 Cobalt; Pohla & Hallmagi Cobalt advised Baltic Horizon Fund on its EUR 12.2 million acquisition of the newly reconstructed Piirita shopping center in Pirita, Tallinn, from Matching Holding OU. The Pohla & Hallmagi firm advised the sellers on the deal. EUR 12.2 million Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5623-cobalt-and-pohla-hallmagi-advise-on-acquisition-of-pirita-shopping-center
Jan-17 Cobalt Cobalt assisted a syndicate of banks with Nordea Bank Finland Plc as the arranger in a EUR 280 million financing to AS Tallink Grupp for the refinancing of the Group's existing loans. EUR 280 million Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5644-cobalt-advises-bank-syndicate-on-financing-for-as-tallink-grupp
Jan-17 Ellex (Raidla); TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Cybernetica in selling its navigation systems business unit, including EKTA branded products and contracts, to TSX listed Carmanah Technologies Corporation. The buyer was advised by Ellex. EUR 1,35 million Estonia
Jan-17 Cobalt; Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek Cobalt advised Berlin-based language learning mobile app Tandem on the investment of EUR 2 million into the company by Rubylight, Faber Ventures, and existing investors Hannover Beteiligungsfonds, Atlantic Labs, and Zehden. Cobalt German law firm Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek covered local law aspects of the transaction. EUR 2 Million Estonia
Jan-17 Ellex (Raidla); LINKLaw Ellex Raidla advised Aeroc International AS with the acquisition of VKG Plokk OU from Viru Keemia Grupp AS. The sellers were advised by LINKLaw. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5706-raidla-ellex-and-linklaw-advise-on-aeroc-international-s-acquisition-of-vkg-plokk-ou
Jan-17 Glimstedt Glimstedt successfully represented the Estonian Competition Authority against AS Tallinna Vesi in a complex tariff dispute before the Tallinn Circuit Court. EUR 40,000 Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5735-Glimstedt-successful-for-estonian-competition-authority-in-tariff-dispute
Feb-17 Ellex (Raidla) Raidla Ellex advised Coop Eesti, Estonia’s largest retail group, on its acquisition of shares of Eesti Krediidipank from the Bank of Moscow. Inbank acquired a shareholding simultaneously with Coop Eesti to contribute to the bank’s development as a counsel and financial investor. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5747-ellex-raidla-advises-coop-and-inbank-on-acquisition-of-eesti-krediidipank-shares
Feb-17 Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla successfully represented EuroPark, Estonia’s largest parking service provider, in three cases before the Estonian Supreme Court regarding the use of private parking places. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5760-raidla-ellex-successfully-represents-europark-in-cases-before-the-estonian-supreme-court
Feb-17 Nove Nove successfully represented If P&C Insurance in a dispute with policyholder and contractor Skanska involving Skanska's claims for professional liability cover. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5770-nove-represents-if-p-c-insurance-in-dispute-with-skanska
Feb-17 Gilkman Alvin Glikman Alvin represented KredEx Credit Insurance Ltd.'s in its successful defense of its victory in the court of first instance to the Tallinn Circuit Court. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5766-glikman-alvin-successful-for-kredex-credit-insurance-in-circuit-court
Feb-17 Ellex (Raidla); Triniti Ellex Raidla represented Seesam Insurance AS in a sale-and-lease-back transaction of an office building with an unidentified private investor. Triniti reportedly advised the buyer. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5763-ellex-raidla-advises-seesam-insurance-on-sale-and-lease-back-of-office-building
Feb-17 Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla advised Eesti Loto on the procurement of a new central information system. EUR 3.5 million Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5780-ellex-raidla-advises-eesti-loto-in-procurement-of-new-central-information-system
Feb-17 Leadell (Pilv) Leadell Pilv successfully represented AbeStock AS, Viimsi Kaubanduskeskus OU, and ABC Vara AS before the Estonian Supreme Court in a dispute over their alleged joint and several liability for a EUR 4.6 million debt. EUR 4.6 million Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5800-leadell-pilv-successful-for-three-clients-before-estonian-supreme-court
Feb-17 Ellex (Raidla);Glikman Alvin Glikman Alvin advised JSC BM Bank (the former Bank of Moscow) – a member of the VTV Group – on the transfer of its 59.7% stake in the Estonian Credit Bank to Coop Eesti and Inbank. Ellex Raidla acted for Coop and Inbank, while Supremia Attorneys at Law advised the mediator of the share sale. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5827-glikman-alvin-ellex-raidla-and-supremia-advised-on-coop-invest-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-estonian-credit-bank
Feb-17 Glimstedt Glimstedt advised Estonian-based Guardtime on its contract to design the next generation NATO cyber range defensive platform with the Estonian Ministry of Defense. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5849-Glimstedt-advises-guardtime-on-contract-with-estonian-ministry-of-defense
Feb-17 Primus Primus advised Skeleton Technologies on a EUR 15 million "quasi equity" financing from the European Investment Bank. The EIB loan is guaranteed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments. EUR 15 million Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5862-primus-advises-skeleton-technologies-on-loan-from-european-investment-bank
Feb-17 Njord Njord assisted bitcoin gambling operator bitcasino.io establish a bitcoin gambling operating company — Kopikas Entertainment OU — with only bitcoins as share capital contribution. According to Njord, "the share capital contribution in bitcoins was one of its kind and the first in Estonia and most likely in the world." EUR 1 million Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5882-njord-advises-on-establishment-of-company-with-only-bitcoins-as-share-capital-contribution
Feb-17 Leadell (Pilv) Attorneys Aivar Pilv and Anneli Aab from Leadell Pilv in Estonia have successfully defended clients Karl and Kaarel Liivapuu in Harju County Court against a civil claim for damages of over EUR 127,000 based on allegations that they improperly influenced "a member of management board ... to perform a transaction harmful for the company by selling an apartment under its market value." EUR 127,000 Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5889-leadell-pilv-successful-in-improper-influence-defense
Feb-17 Glimstedt Glimstedt advised Levikom in launching the world’s first “open value chain” IoT network. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/5897-Glimstedt-advises-levikom-on-launch-of-the-world-s-first-open-value-chain-iot-network
Mar-17 Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla advised East Capital Explorer's on the sale of its 38.3% shareholding in the Trev-2 Grupp to the Baltcap Private Equity Fund. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6014-ellex-raidla-advising-east-capital-on-sale-of-shareholding-in-trev-2-grupp
Mar-17 Cobalt; Tark Grunte Sutkiene; Varul Varul, the Estonian member of Tark Grunte Sutkiene, advised the shareholders and management of Citypark Eesti, one of the largest parking services providers in Estonia, on the sale of 100% of its shares to Stova, a member of Lithuania's Modus Group. Cobalt advised Stova on the deal. Financial terms were not disclosed. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6031-varul-and-cobalt-advise-on-stova-acquisition-of-citypark-eesti
Mar-17 Njord Njord won a public tender organized by the Tallinn University of Technology to provide "high-level training of 30 selected inspectors of the Labor Inspectorate and heads of the Labor Dispute Committee in Estonia regarding occupational and health regulations, labor relations, and labor disputes." N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6049-njord-wins-public-tender-to-provide-labor-law-training
Mar-17 Primus; Sorainen Sorainen Estonia advised Nettbuss on its acquisition of 15% of Estonian technology company T Solutions. Primus advised T Solutions on the deal, which also involves an agreement by Nettbuss to implement T Solutions’ technology on Nettbuss commercial express lines in Norway and Sweden. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6065-sorainen-advises-nettbuss-on-acquisition-of-stake-inestonian-technology-company
Mar-17 Cobalt Cobalt Estonia successfully advised Nordea and DNB banks regarding issues concerning insolvent dairy producer Tere. After complex procedures (reorganization, bankruptcy, change of management), the banks exited the case by selling their claims to Maag Grupp. N/A Estonia
Mar-17 Cobalt; Ellex (Raidla); Primus; Sorainen Primus advised BaltCap on its acquisition of 100% of Sanoma Baltics AS, the operator of the Estonian online classified sites auto24 and Kuldne Bors, from Sanoma Media Finland Oy. Sorainen advised the sellers and Cobalt advised the management of Sanoma Baltics AS on the transaction. Financing for the transaction was partly provided by LHV pension funds, managed by AS LHV Varahaldus, which was advised by Ellex Raidla. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6073-four-firms-advise-on-baltcap-acquisition-of-estonian-classified-portals-from-sanoma-media-finland
Mar-17 Slaughter and May Slaughter and May advised Attarat Power company and project sponsors Eesti Energia AS and YTL Power International Berhad on the construction and project financing of a 554MW gross oil shale fired mine mouth power station and open cast oil shale mine in Attarat um Ghudran, Jordan. USD 1.582 million Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6076-slaughter-and-may-advises-eesti-energia-among-others-on-construction-and-financing-of-power-station-and-mine-in-jordan
Mar-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised the Arvo Pert Centre in Estonia regarding construction procurement for a new building. EUR 6.69 million Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6129-cobalt-advises-arvo-pert-centre-on-construction-procurement
Apr-17 Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla advised Nasdaq Tallinn-listed Harju Elekter on its acquisition of an 80.5% stake in Energo Veritas OU, a company trading in electrical materials and equipment. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6149-ellex-raidla-advises-harju-elekter-on-purchase-of-majority-stake-in-energo-veritas
Apr-17 Cobalt Cobalt successfully represented the European Commission in a dispute against the Republic of Estonia in the Court of Justice of the European Union. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6156-cobalt-represents-ec-in-dispute-with-estonia-over-surplus-sugar-stocks
Apr-17 Fort Fort advised Tuleva Fondid AS on its successful application for authorization from Estonia's Financial Supervision Authority for its launch of mandatory pension funds, with simultaneous registration of two second-pillar pension funds. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6154-fort-estonia-advises-tuleva-on-mandatory-pension-fund-manager-application
Apr-17 Tark Grunte Suktiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised real estate crowdfunding platform EstateGuru on the acquisition of a 4% interest in the company by Helmes, an Estonian IT solutions provider. N/A Estonia gcsummit.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6158-tark-grunte-sutkiene-advises-estateguru-on-investment-by-hermes
Apr-17 Nove; Tark Grunte Sutkiene; Varul Arsi Pavelts of Nove and Paul Varul from Varul — the Estonian office of Tark Grunte Sutkiene — successfully represented Netica OU before the Estonian Supreme Court in a dispute with Paldiski Logistikapark OU and OU Riigiressursside Keskus involving, according to Nove, "acknowledgement of obligation." N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6178-lawyers-from-nove-and-varul-successful-for-netica-in-estonian-supreme-court
Apr-17 Tark Grunte Suktiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene represented Kemotex Finance in obtaining creditor and mortgage creditor authorization from the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6200-tark-grunte-sutkiene-represents-kemotex-finance-on-fsa-license-application
Apr-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised venture capital firm Karma Ventures on its investment in Plumbr. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6207-cobalt-advises-karma-ventures-on-investment-in-plumbr
Apr-17 Njord Njord's Estonian office assisted People Fitness Eesti OU with the opening of its first health club in Tallinn. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6215-njord-advises-people-fitness-eesti-on-opening-of-talinn-health-club
Apr-17 Njord Njord's Estonian office advised AS Testfilm on the acquisition of a business line focusing on the cure of sleeping disorders and the provision of different specialized medical services from Unimed Grupp OU. Rask Attorneys-at-Law advised Unimed Grupp on the deal. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6227-njord-advises-as-testfilm-on-sleeping-disorder-treatment-business-line-from-unimed-grupp
Apr-17 Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla advised Eesti Gaas on an agreement with the Tallink Group by which Eesti Gaas will provide the Megastar vessel operating between Tallinn and Helsinki with liquified natural gas. N/A Estonia megastar.tallink.com/about-megastar/intro/; www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6221-ellex-raidla-advises-eesti-gaas-on-agreement-to-provide-lng-to-megastar
Apr-17 Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla advised Ramboll Finland Oy on the divestment of its shareholding in Ramboll Environment OU to Eurofins Scientific, made as part of a global transaction between the two companies involving the sale of Ramboll Finland's food and environment testing business. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6264-ellex-raidla-advises-ramboll-finland-on-sale-of-shareholding-in-ramboll-environment
May-17 Nove; Sorainen Lawyers from the Nove and Sorainen law firms successfully represented private individual Tarmo Tamm before the Estonian Supreme Court in a dispute involving the liability of a board member. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6360-nove-and-sorainen-successful-in-estonian-supreme-court-in-board-member-liability-dispute
May-17 Cobalt Cobalt Estonia advised Laurus S.a.r.l., a joint venture of the Swiss investment company Partners Group and Northern Horizon Capital, on the sale of the Hobujaama 4 office building in Tallinn to Colonna. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6370-cobalt-advises-partners-group-on-sale-of-hobujaama-4-office-building-in-tallinn
May-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised venture capital firms Karma Ventures and Creathor Venture on a EUR 1.5 million investment in Swedish high-tech startup Adaptive Simulations. EUR 1.5 million Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6375-cobalt-advises-karma-ventures-and-creathor-venture-on-investment-in-adaptive-simulations-start-up
May-17 TGS Baltic The Estonian office of TGS Baltic represented Kemotex Finance on its successful application for creditor and mortgage creditor authorization from the country's Financial Supervision Authority. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6382-tgs-baltic-represents-kemotex-finance-on-application-for-estonian-license
May-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised the Estonian Development Fund and its investment company SmartCap on the transfer of their venture capital direct investment portfolio to private fund manager Tera Ventures. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6399-cobalt-advises-estonian-development-fund-and-smartcap-on-transfer-of-venture-capital-portfolio-to-tera-ventures
May-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised Sten Tamkivi and Silver Keskkula, the founders of the start-up Teleport, on the sale of the company to British technology company MOVE Guides. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6405-cobalt-advises-founders-on-sale-of-teleport-to-move-guides
May-17 Nove Nove represented the Estonian company OU Hotell Parnu in the Supreme Court of Estonia in a dispute relating to the validity of transactions concluded by a member of its board. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6414-nove-and-leadell-successful-for-hotell-parnua-in-estonian-supreme-court
May-17 Glikman Alvin Glikman Alvin successfully defended writer Kaur Kender against criminal charges of creation and dissemination of child pornography in his work. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6421-glikman-alvin-successful-in-free-speech-case
May-17 Cobalt Cobalt Estonia advised a newly launched venture capital fund, Change Ventures, on Estonian law issues related to fund formation and on its first three investments, into Interactio (a Lithuanian startup that provides a simultaneous translation app that fully replaces interpretation hardware for live events), Timbeter (an Estonian startup that offers a smart-device solution for accurate timber measurement and data management), and Guaana (an Estonian startup that provides an online platform for allocating scientific research grants based on peer evaluation). N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6463-cobalt-estonia-advises-change-ventures-on-fund-formation-and-initial-investments
Jun-17 Cobalt Cobalt Estonia advised venture capital firm Karma Ventures on its investment in SpectX, a startup founded by former security engineers at Skype and Swedbank that is developing an analytics software solution for rapid processing of unlimited amounts of data. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6505-cobalt-advises-karma-ventures-on-investment-in-spectx
Jun-17 Leadell (Pilv) The Leadell Pilv Law Office successfully represented private individual Allan Kiil in a dispute against Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn). EUR 25,000 Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6536-leadell-pilv-successful-in-dispute-against-port-of-tallinn
Jun-17 Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla advised Endover Kinnisvara on its issuance of EUR 6.5 million notes. EUR 6.5 million Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6541-ellex-raidla-advises-endover-kinnisvara-on-bond-issuance
Jun-17 Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla advised Endover Kinnisvara on its issuance of EUR 6.5 million notes. EUR 6.5 million Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6541-ellex-raidla-advises-endover-kinnisvara-on-bond-issuance
Jun-17 Cobalt Cobalt represented the European Commission in three administrative matters concerning state aid before the Tallinn District Court. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6555-cobalt-represents-the-european-commission-in-state-aid-matters
Jun-17 Ellex (Raidla); Kluge; TGS Baltic; Watson Farley & Williams TGS Baltic, together with Watson Farley & Williams in Germany and Kluge in Norway, advised DVB America N.V. on the restructuring of the credit facility provided for ferry financing between the Estonian mainland and Saaremaa and Hiiumaa islands. Ellex advised Vainamere Liinid OU, the borrower. EUR 71.5 million Estonia
Jun-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised Rubylight on follow-on investment in the Berlin-based social newsfeed app Jodel. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6570-cobalt-advises-rubylight-on-follow-on-investment-in-social-newsfeed-app-jodel
Jun-17 Njord Njord advised Axioma LT UAB on its acquisition of Aktsiaselts Remeski Keskus. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6641-njord-advises-axioma-on-acquisition-of-aktsiaselts-remeksi-keskus
Jul-17 Primus Primus advised international logistics and industrial park operator VGP on its EUR 54 million sale of the Nehatu logistics park in Tallinn to East Capital Baltic Property Fund III. Ellex Raidla advised the buyers on the deal, which includes 5 logistics buildings with a total of more than 77,000 square meters of lettable area, and which remains subject to approval by the Estonian Competition Authority. EUR 54 million Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6699-primus-and-ellex-advise-on-vgp-sale-of-nehatu-logistics-park-to-east-capital
Jul-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised French real estate fund Corum on its EUR 16.7 million acquisition of the Prisma shopping center in Narva, Estonia, from EfTEN, in a deal that marks Corum's first investment in the Baltics. EUR 16.7 million Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6726-cobalt-advises-corum-on-acquisition-of-prisma-shopping-center-in-estonia
Jul-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised venture capital funds Creathor Venture and MTIP (MedTech Innovation Partners) in financing Finnish startup Blueprint Genetics. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6738-cobalt-advises-vc-funds-on-investment-in-finnish-startup
Jul-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic reported that the firm successfully represented the Estonian municipalities of Noo and Luunja and the town of Loksa in matters related to the Estonian government's proposal to have them merge. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6743-tgs-baltic-successful-for-estonian-communities-in-challenge-to-controversial-administrative-reform-act
Jul-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised Combiwood on its acquisition of Norwegian moldings producer Barkevik. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6747-cobalt-estonia-advises-combiwood-on-acquisition-of-norwegian-moldings-producer
Jul-17 Cobalt Cobalt successfully represented the company Empower, the energy and telecommunications infrastructure construction company, in court. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6778-cobalt-successful-for-empower-in-dispute
Jul-17 Sorainen Sorainen advised Estonian wood manufacturing company Ha Serv and its majority owner Livonia Partners’ EuVECA in the acquisition of Suomen Lampopuu, a Finnish manufacturer of thermo-treated wood products. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6780-sorainen-advises-ha-serv-on-acquisition-of-suomen-lampopuu
Jul-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised The Middleby Corporation on its acquisition of Sveba Dahlen Group, a manufacturer of high-quality bakery ovens, baking equipment, and planetary mixers in Northern Europe. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6786-cobalt-advises-the-middleby-corporation-on-acquisition-of-sveba-dahlen-group
Jul-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised venture capital funds Creathor Venture and MedTech Innovation Partners on financing the Finnish startup Blueprint Genetics. EUR 14 million Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6792-cobalt-advises-vc-funds-on-blueprint-genetics-financing
Jul-17 Sorainen Sorainen Estonia advised Armin Karu, Kaia Karu, Erik Karu, and Ines Karu-Salo on the sale of OU Emahool and its franchise of Mothercare online-store and retail stores in Estonia and Latvia to the owner of Juku children stores, Kotryna OU. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6801-sorainen-advises-karu-family-on-sale-of-specialized-mother-and-baby-product-shops
Jul-17 Eversheds Eversheds Sutherland Ots & Co advised Estonian seafood producer PRFoods on its EUR 14.5 million acquisition of 85% of the John Ross Jr Ltd. and Coln Valley Smokery Limited fish processing companies from the Leigh family. EUR 14.5 million Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6824-eversheds-sutherland-ots-co-advises-prfoods-on-acquisition-of-uk-fish-processing-companies
Aug-17 Leadell (Pilv) Leadell Pilv represented Urmas Nisuma, one of the owners of the Hotel Parnu, in a dispute with business partner Ado Sepa and OU Linden Hotell, which Sepa controls involving allegations that Sepa and his company had taken over effective control of Hotel Parnu from Nisuma and lefyt him out of both the profits and day-to-day business of the hotel. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6840-leadell-pilv-victorious-in-precedent-setting-estonian-case
Aug-17 Cobalt Cobalt reported that it and Baker McKenzie have been chosen as legal advisor to the Port of Tallinn's on its initial public offering. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6848-cobalt-and-baker-mckenzie-chosen-to-advise-on-port-of-tallinn-ipo
Aug-17 Cobalt Cobalt Estonia advised ride-hailing platform Didi Chuxing on its investment in Estonian-based transport app Taxify. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6856-cobalt-advises-didi-chuxing-on-investment-in-estonian-based-transport-app-taxify
Aug-17 Hedman Partners Hedman Partners acted as a collateral agent in a EUR 6.5 million bond issue financed entirely through the capital markets, with more than 50 Baltic investors taking part. EUR 6.5 million Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6934-hedman-partners-acting-as-collateral-agent-in-estonia
Aug-17 Hedman Partners Hedman Partners advised a majority shareholder of Fusion Varahalduse AS on its merger with United Finance, a financial institution in the Finnish capital. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6940-hedman-partners-advised-fusion-varahalduse-on-merger-with-united-finance
Aug-17 Primus Primus advised a joint venture of Lumi Capital and LHV pension funds on their July 2017 entrance into a transaction with a joint venture of Hepsor Kinnisvara and Tolaram Group to develop and acquire two apartment buildings in the new Sitsi Ounaaed development in the Pelgulinn district of Tallinn. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6981-primus-advises-lhv-pension-funds-and-lumi-capital-joint-venture-on-investment-in-talinn-apartment-buildings
Aug-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised AS Ekspress Grupp on its foundation of a new affiliated company, OU Kinnisvarakeskkond, which will develop a new real estate portal. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/6976-cobalt-advises-ekspress-grupp-on-founding-of-new-affiliate
Sep-17 Rask Rask Attorneys-at-Law advised on the establishment of a cultural center in Narva, Estonia. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/7002-rask-advises-the-narva-vaba-lava-cultural-center-in-narva
Sep-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised on the initial coin offering of Robot Vera. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/7077-cobalt-advises-on-ico-of-robot-interviewing-company
Sep-17 Cobalt Cobalt Estonia advised Aktsiaselts DNB Pank, a subsidiary of Norway’s DNB Bank ASA, on its application for an additional credit institution authorization from the European Central Bank and the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/7083-cobalt-advises-as-dnb-pank-on-application-for-additional-authorization
Sep-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Bulgarian crowdfunding platform IUVO on its obtaining of credit intermediary authorization from the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/7091-tgs-baltic-assists-iuvo-group-on-application-for-credit-intermediary-authorization
Sep-17 Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla represented media group AS Ekspress Grupp in a dispute with Grupivara OU involving the approval of AS Ekspress Grupp's annual reports. N/A Estonia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/7101-ellex-raidla-represents-ekspress-grupp-in-dispute-over-approval-of-annual-reports
Sep-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic represented the Estonian Center Party in a dispute in the arbitration court of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry over the lawfulness of EUR 730,000 guarantee letters by a former Secretary General issued to the party’s campaign manager, advertising agency Midfield. EUR 730,000 Estonia
Sep-17 Primus Primus advised a joint venture of Lumi Capital and LHV pension funds on a July 2017 agreement with a joint venture of Hepsor Kinnisvara and Tolaram Group to develop and acquire two rental apartment buildings in the Pelgulinn district of Tallinn. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/7112-primus-advises-lumi-capital-and-lhv-pension-funds-jv-in-apartment-building-investment
Sep-17 Cobalt; Rask Cobalt advised longtime client Alexela Oil on its acquisition of Euro Oil’s 24 petrol stations in Estonia. The sellers on the share deal were advised by Rask. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/estonia/7115-cobalt-and-rask-advise-on-alexela-oil-acquisition-of-euro-oil-petrol-stations-in-estonia
Oct-17 Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla advised recruitment platform Jobbatical on its USD 4 million series A round led by Japan-based Mistletoe Inc, with participation from Union Square Ventures (U.S.), AirTree Ventures (Australia), and Tera Ventures (Estonia). USD 4 million Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/7201-ellex-raidla-advises-jobbatical-on-series-a-round
Oct-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted Austrian headquartered Ascalon Holding GmbH in acquiring a 47% ownership in Finnish Scancerco Oy, a wholesale company for door, window and building industry. N/A Estonia
Oct-17 Law Firm Teder; TGS Baltic; Sorainen TGS successfully represented Estonia's Hiiu County Government in administrative court in three disputes regarding spatial plans providing general conditions for establishing offshore wind farms. Sorainen represented the wind farm developer Nelja Energia AS in the dispute while Law Firm Teder represented the opposing party, non-profit organization Hiiu Tuul. N/A Estonia
Oct-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised Patria OYJ on its acquisition of 50.1% of Milrem LCM OU, the largest defense maintenance contractor in Estonia. Patria is partly owned by the State of Finland. N/A Estonia
Oct-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised Karma Ventures on its investment in AppGyver, a provider of innovative app development tools founded in 2010 with offices in the USA and Finland. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/7327-cobalt-advises-karma-ventures-on-investment-in-appgyver
Nov-17 Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla advised Stora Enso on the sale of 100% of its shares in Puumerkki Oy and Puumerkki AS to Mimir Invest AB. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/7402-ellex-raidla-advises-stora-enso-in-connection-with-sale-of-puumerkki-oy
Nov-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic successfully represented Estonia's Hiiu County Government in administrative court in three disputes regarding spatial plans providing general conditions for establishing wind farms. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/7397-tgs-baltic-successful-for-estonian-county-in-challenges-to-on-and-offshore-wind-farm-plans
Nov-17 Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla advised EfTEN Real Estate Fund III AS, a public closed alternative investment fund, on its public offering, totaling EUR 3.5 million, with a bid price of EUR 14 per share. EUR 3.5 million Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/7404-ellex-raidla-advises-eften-real-estate-fund-iii-on-public-offering-of-shares
Nov-17 Nove The Nove law office reported that it has been selected by Estonia's Ministry of Defense and Ministry of the Interior to prepare a "Legal Analysis of Supplies" report. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/7447-nove-selected-to-analyze-estonian-supply-strategy-for-crisis-situations
Nov-17 Nove The Nove law office and Estonia's Center for Applied Research were selected to prepare a "Study to Map Environmental Field Corruption Risks and Measures to Prevent Corruption and Fraud" report by the country's Ministry of the Environment. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/7482-nove-to-prepare-report-on-environmental-corruption-risks-and-measures-to-prevent-corruption-and-fraud
Nov-17 Cobalt; Ellex (Raidla) Cobalt advised BPM Capital on financing for Tahe Outdoors' investment in German kite surf engineering company Hiss-Tec. Ellex Raidla advised Tahe Outdoors on its investment. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/7508-cobalt-and-raidla-ellex-advise-on-bpm-capital-financing-of-tahe-outdoors-investment-in-hiss-tec
Nov-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised venture capital firm Karma Ventures on its investment in Minut, Inc., a Scandinavian startup that has developed and is promoting Point, a new platform that lets homeowners connect over the Internet to their home security system. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/7535-cobalt-advises-karma-ventures-on-investment-in-minut
Dec-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised venture capital fund Change Ventures on its investment in Festivality, a platform for bringing events onto mobile devices. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/7588-cobalt-advises-change-ventures-on-festivality-investment
Dec-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised AS Ekspress Grupp on its EUR 750,000 investment into Zlick LTD. EUR 750,000 Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/7597-cobalt-advises-ekspress-grupp-on-zlick-investment
Dec-17 Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla advised Estonian start-up ZeroTurnaround on the sale of the business to Rogue Wave Software, Inc. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/7613-ellex-raidla-advises-zeroturnaround-on-acquisition-by-rogue-wave-software
Dec-17 Ellex (Raidla); TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised AK Systems on the sale of its IT services business to Telia Estonia. Ellex advised the buyer. N/A Estonia
Dec-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Admiral Markets on its public bond issue of up to EUR 7 million. EUR 7 million Estonia
Dec-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised Finnish company Live Nation Finland Oy on its acquisition of the remaining 49% of OU Live Nation Baltics, giving it sole ownership of the company. N/A Estonia
Mar-17 Tark Grunte Suktiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised 1Home Group AS on its acquisition and takeover of management of a student hotel in Riga and EUR 8.4 million financing from AS DNB Banka for the expansion of its business of providing rental housing for students in the Baltics and Poland. EUR 8.4 million Estonia; Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6056-tark-grunte-sutkiene-advises-1home-group-on-acquisition-of-riga-student-hotel-and-financing-for-expansion
Jun-17 Primus; White & Case Primus advised AS Lauma International on its acquisition of Felina International AG, the parent company of the German-based lingerie group, from the Palero investment fund. White & Case Frankfurt advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Estonia; Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6618-primus-and-white-case-advise-on-lauma-international-s-acquisition-of-felina-international-from-palero
Jul-17 Eversheds Eversheds Sutherland Bitans in Latvia and Eversheds Ots & Co in Estonia have represented the Republic of Estonia (in the form of the Estonian Road Administration) in connection with the recognition and enforcement of an Estonian arbitral award in Latvia against a prominent Latvian road construction company, recovering EUR 4.6 million for their client in the process. EUR 4.6 million Estonia; Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6771-eversheds-represents-the-republic-of-estonia-in-successful-enforcement-of-arbitral-award-in-latvia
Jul-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised Korona Invest Fund on Estonian and Latvian aspects of its investment in digital agency Wunder. N/A Estonia; Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6783-cobalt-advises-korona-invest-fund-on-investment-in-wunder
Oct-17 Primus Primus advised Madara Cosmetics, the Latvian manufacturer of natural and organic cosmetics, on its share offering to investors in Latvia and Estonia, with the subscription period lasting between October 16 and November 3. N/A Estonia; Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7351-primus-advises-madara-cosmetics-on-public-offering-of-shares-in-latvia-and-estonia
Jan-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted General Electric Technology GmbH with the re-registration of its intellectual property portfolio (including five patents) from Alstom Technology Ltd to General Electric Technology GmbH. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania
Jan-17 BA-HR; Cobalt; Dittmar & Indrenius; Ellex (Klavins); Ellex (Valiunas); Gorrissen Federspiel; Hansen Law; Husch Blackwell; Lindahlhas; Mannheimer Swartling; Michelmores; Pinsent Masons; Roschier Attorneys; Sorainen; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; White & Case Sorainen, Ellex Valiunas, Ellex Klavins, and Cobalt advised on Baltic elements of the acquisition by AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. of Nordic Cinema Group Holding AB from Bridgepoint and Bonnier Holding. Sorainen advised AMC, working alongside Pinsent Masons, Husch Blackwell, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and Lindahlhas. In addition to Valiunas Ellex, Klavins Ellex, and Cobalt, the sellers were advised by Mannheimer Swartling, White & Case, Dittmar & Indrenius, BA-HR, Gorrissen Federspiel, Roschier Attorneys, Hansen Law, and Michelmores. USD 929 million Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5716-sorainen-cobalt-and-ellex-provide-baltic-advice-on-amc-s-acquisition-of-nordic-cinema-group
Feb-17 Cobalt; Ellex (Klavins); Ellex (Raidla); Ellex (Valiunas) Ellex advised European vending and coffee services company Selecta Group on the sale of its Baltic subsidiaries to BaltCap Private Equity Fund II, managed by BaltCap. Cobalt advised BaltCap on the deal. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5772-ellex-and-cobalt-advises-on-baltcap-acquisition-of-selecta-s-baltic-operations
Feb-17 Sorainen Sorainen has updated and supplemented transfer pricing documentation for Bridgestone Baltics regarding transactions undertaken in the Baltics in 2014 and 2015. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5777-sorainen-provides-transfer-pricing-update-for-bridgestone-baltics
Feb-17 Glimstedt; Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius advised the Publicum Group, a Lithuanian communication services provider, on its pan-Baltic merger with the Idea Group. Glimstedt advises shareholder of UAB ADCOM, one of the leading media agencies in Lithuania, on all legal issues related to this transaction. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5782-motieka-audzevicus-advises-on-creation-of-pan-baltic-media-services-holding-company
Feb-17 Baker McKenzie; Ellex Ellex advised European vending and coffee services company Selecta Group on the sale of its Baltic subsidiaries to BaltCap Private Equity Fund II, managed by BaltCap. Cobalt advised BaltCap on the deal, which remains subject to the approval of the competition authorities. The transaction price was not disclosed. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania
Mar-17 Allen & Overy; Cobalt; Hamilton; Mannheimer Swartling; Sorainen Working alongside global counsel Mannheimer Swartling, Sorainen advised Providence Equity Partners on the acquisition of the Baltic businesses of Swedish media holdings Modern Times Group. Allen & Overy advised Providence on financing for the acquisition. Cobalt — working alongside Sweden's Hamilton law firm — advised the Modern Times Group on the deal. EUR 115 million Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6082-sorainen-a-o-and-cobalt-advise-on-providence-acquisition-of-mtg-s-baltic-business
Mar-17 Bird & Bird; Cobalt; Ellex (Raidla); Primus Cobalt advised Santa Monica Networks Group on the sale of its Estonian and Finnish subsidiaries to the Elisa Corporation telecommunications company and its Latvian and Lithuanian subsidiaries to Livonia Partners. Bird & Bird advised the Elisa Corporation and Ellex Raidla advised Livonia Partners on the transaction. Primus represented the minority shareholder of SIA Santa Monica Networks. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6088-cobalt-advises-santa-monica-networks-on-sale-of-baltic-subsidiaries
Apr-17 Sorainen Sorainen advised Ringier Axel Springer Media AG on Estonian law aspects of its acquisition of CV Keskus, an operator of the Estonian cvkeskus.ee, Latvian cvmarket.lv, and Lithuanian cvmarket.lt job classified sites. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6185-sorainen-advises-on-ringier-axel-springer-media-acquisition-of-baltics-job-classifieds-group
Jun-17 Ellex; Sorainen Sorainen advised CPA:17-Global on the acquisition of a 70% position in a joint venture with Baltic Retail Properties. Ellex advised Baltic Retail Properties on the deal. The portfolio includes eighteen retail stores and one logistics facility in locations throughout Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia. The assets are leased on a long-term basis to Kesko Senukai, a prominent do-it-yourself retailer in the Baltic States. EUR 127 million Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6475-sorainen-and-ellex-advise-on-cpa-17-global-investment-in-baltic-real-estate-portfolio
Jul-17 Deca Legal; Sorainen Sorainen Estonia advised NEFCO, an institution established by the five Nordic countries to finance green investment projects in Eastern Europe, on its subscription agreement with BaltCap for a EUR 3 million equity investment in the EUR 100 million BaltCap Infrastructure Fund, which will focus primarily on investments related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and transport, as well as social infrastructure projects in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. BaltCap was advised by the Deca Legal law firm. EUR 3 million Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6724-sorainen-advises-nefco-on-investment-in-new-baltcap-fund
Aug-17 Sorainen Sorainen advised French payments company Worldline on its acquisition of payment processors First Data Lietuva, First Data Latvia, and First Data Eesti. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6847-sorainen-advises-worldline-on-acquisition-of-baltic-subsidiaries-of-first-data-corporation
Aug-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic's Latvia office assisted Clear Channel International BV with due diligence of Clear Channel's subsidiaries in Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania. EUR 150 million Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6971-tgs-baltic-assists-clear-channel-international-bv-with-organizing-due-diligence-of-baltic-subsidiaries
Sep-17 Sorainen Sorainen advised Nasdaq on the merger of the central securities depositories of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia into the Latvian entity Nasdaq CSD SE and its obtaining of a license to operate under the new EU regime introduced by Central Securities Depositories Regulation No. 909/2014. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/7152-sorainen-assists-nasdaq-with-merger-of-central-securities-depositories-in-the-baltics
Oct-17 Cobalt; Sorainen Sorainen advised Nordea on the October 1, 2017 combination of its Baltic operations with those of DNB to create Luminor. Cobalt advised DNB on the deal. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7227-sorainen-advises-nordea-on-combination-of-baltic-businesses-with-dnb
Oct-17 Cobalt; Sorainen Sorainen advised Finland-based Oriola on the sale of its Baltic business to Oribalt Group, controlled by the former management of Oriola's Baltic subsidiaries. Cobalt advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7333-sorainen-and-cobalt-advise-on-sale-of-oriola-s-baltic-businesses
Nov-17 Cobalt; Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla and Cobalt worked alongside Taaleri Capital in advising the management of Oriola Baltic in their August 14, 2017 buyout of the company's five Baltic subsidiaries, the reorganizing of the subsidiaries in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania under a new Latvian parent company, SIA Oribalt Group, and the transaction financing. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7479-ellex-raidla-and-cobalt-assist-taaleri-capital-on-oriola-baltic-operations-management-buyout
Nov-17 Russel Bedford (Seller's lawyer), NOBLES Ukraine, Ellex (Buyers local counsels), Stelios Americanos (Cyprus) Noerr advised on the acquisition of 51% shares (with a call option to acquire all shares) in Timex Card - a Polish company acting as a franchise partner and distributor of UTA service cards for car fleets issued by UNION TANK Eckstein - the Target's business activity was spun-off from Timex S.A., controlled by Cypriot holding Sklodowski Holdings Limited and includes business in Poland as well as in Ukraine and the Baltics (operated via branches and subsidiaries). Russel Bedford (Seller's lawyer), NOBLES Ukraine, Ellex (Buyers local counsels), Stelios Americanos (Cyprus) N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Poland; Ukraine;
Dec-16 Ellex (Raidla); Fort; Primus Primus advised Polaris Invest on its EUR 83.6 million cash acquisition of a 63% stake in AS Starman from East Capital Explorer. The transaction was financed by Elisa, which also agreed to purchase Starman’s Estonian operations from Polaris for EUR 151 million in cash. Elisa was represented by Fort, with both East Capital Explorer and Starman represented by Raidla Ellex. EUR 208 million Estonia; Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5459-primus-fort-and-raidla-ellex-advise-on-complicated-as-starman-transaction-in-the-baltics
Feb-17 Cobalt; Ellex (Klavins); Ellex (Raidla); Ellex (Valiunas); Sorainen Ellex Raidla, Ellex Valiunas, and Ellex Klavins advised Kesko on the sale of a 45% interest in its Baltic machinery trade subsidiaries to DAVA Agravis Machinery Holding A/S, a subsidiary of Denmark's Agro group. Sorainen advised the buyer on its acquisition in Lithuania. Cobalt advised DAVA Agravis Machinery Holding. EUR 21 million Estonia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5877-ellex-and-sorainen-advise-on-sale-of-minority-interest-in-kesko-s-baltic-machinery-subsidiaries
Jun-17 Ellex (Raidla); Ellex (Valiunas); TGS Baltic TGS Baltic acted as a collateral agent and as a certified advisor during the bond issuance of UPP & Co Kauno 53 OU, an Estonian SPV (special-purpose vehicle) founded by United Partners Property, and admission to trading on the Nasdaq Baltic First North market by Nasdaq Tallinn Ellex in Estonia and Lithuania advised the issuer. EUR 4.7 million Estonia; Lithuania
Jun-17 Ellex (Raidla); Ellex (Valiunas) Ellex Raidla and Ellex Valiunas advised United Partners in preparation for its EUR 4.7 million bond issuance. EUR 4.7 million Estonia; Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6576-ellex-valiunas-and-raidla-advise-united-partners-in-preparation-for-bond-issuance
Jul-17 Cobalt; Primus Primus advised Polaris Invest and Com Holding, the shareholders of Cgates, the second largest cable operator in Lithuania, on the sale of a stake in the company to Livonia Partners. Cobalt advised Livonia Partners on the transaction, which is awaiting regulatory approval. N/A Estonia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6666-primus-and-cobalt-advise-on-sale-of-stake-in-cgates-to-livonia-partners
Jul-17 Cobalt; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Baltic pension fund manager LHV Pension Funds on its investment in Cgates, a Lithuanian provider of cable television and Internet services, made as part of a consortium with partners Livonia Partners and Ambient Sound Investments. Cobalt represented Livonia Partners. N/A Estonia; Lithuania
Dec-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised venture capital firm Karma Ventures on its investment in Vilnius-based CGTrader. N/A Estonia; Lithuania
Jul-17 Linklaters Linklaters Warsaw advised gategroup, an independent provider of services to the travel industry, on the sale of its EuroShop stores, based at airports and ferries in Poland and Estonia, to Lagardere Travel Retail. Radzikowski Szubielska reportedly advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Estonia; Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6819-linklaters-advises-gategroup-on-sale-of-euroshop-stores
Mar-17 Cobalt; Wolf Theiss Cobalt advised Fitek on its acquisition of Slovakian financial technologies company SmartPost. Wolf Theiss covered Slovakian law aspects of the transaction. N/A Estonia; Slovakia
Jan-17 Ince & Co; Norton Rose Fulbright; Papadimitriou Ince & Co advised GasLog Ltd. on its acquisition a 20% shareholding in Gastrade S.A. A.S. Papadimitriou in Athens provided Greek law advice to GasLog, and Norton Rose Fulbright advised Gastrade. N/A Greece www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/greece/5572-ince-co-advises-gaslog-on-greek-fsru-project
Mar-17 Norton Rose Fulbright; Watson Farley & Williams Norton Rose Fulbright advised Alpha Bank on the EUR 33.7 million non-recourse financing of a 33.3MW onshore wind power project developed by Goritsa Aiolos Energy S.A., a company of Eren Groupe, in Viotia, Greece. Watson Farley & Williams advised Goritsa Energy on the financing. EUR 33.7 million Greece www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/greece/6106-norton-rose-fulbright-and-watson-farley-williams-advise-on-alpha-bank-financing-of-greek-wind-power-project
Apr-17 Freshfields Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide and the Copelouzos Group on the EUR 1 billion financing of the operating concessions to run a total of 14 regional airports in Greece. EUR 1 billion Greece www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/greece/6198-freshfields-advises-on-financing-of-concession-to-run-14-greek-airports
May-17 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Kiron Interactive on a series of corporate and financing matters related to its participation in a Cypriot joint venture with Vermantia Plus.  N/A Greece
May-17 Kyriakides Georgopoulos Kyriakides Georgopoulos advised Cookpad International LTD on its acquisition of Greece's Sintages tis Pareas online recipe contents business. N/A Greece www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/greece/6430-kyriakides-georgopoulos-advises-cookpad-international-on-acquisition-of-greek-online-recipe-company
Jun-17 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised the Sword Group, an international consulting company, on all tax matters related to the purchase of shares in PLEFSYS and on the appointment of a tax representative of the company in Greece.  EUR 0.5 million Greece
Jun-17 Kyriakides Georgopoulos Kyriakides Georgopoulos advised the National Bank of Greece on a Public Private Partnership project for the development, design, financing, construction, and operation of a solid waste treatment plant at Serres, in Northern Greece, awarded to the consortium of Archirodon Group NV, Intrakat Constructions S.A., and Envitec S.A. The consortium was advised by Bernitsas. EUR 37 million Greece www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/greece/6634-kg-law-and-bernitsas-advise-on-greek-waste-treatment-ppp
Jul-17 A.S. Papadimitriou; Bernitsas Law; Freshfields A.S. Papadimitriou has acted as local counsel to EXIN Financial Services Holding B.V. on its EUR 718 million acquisition of a 75% stake in insurer Ethniki Hellenic General Insurance S.A. from the National Bank of Greece. Bernitsas Law and Freshfields advised the NBG on the transaction, which remains subject to customary approvals. EUR 718 million Greece www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/greece/6681-a-s-papadimitriou-partners-bernitsas-and-freshfields-advise-on-exin-group-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-ethniki-hellenic-general-insurance
Jul-17 Zepos & Yannopoulos Zepos & Yannopoulos, working alongside Shearman Sterling, has acted as Greek legal counsel to Attica Bank SA, a Greek medium size bank, on the securitization of non-performing loans and future receivables from the EUR 1.3 billion sale of real estate. The portfolio was sold to a Luxembourg SPV against issuance of EUR 525 million senior notes and EUR 806.2 million junior notes. All the notes were initially subscribed by Attica Bank, which will also act as interim servicer of the portfolio. EUR 1.3 billion Greece www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/greece/6704-zepos-yannopoulos-advises-attica-bank-on-securitization-of-npls-and-future-receivables
Aug-17 Norton Rose Fulbright Norton Rose Fulbright advised the Hellenic Republic on the ownership unbundling of the Greek power grid operator, ADMIE, from the Public Power Corporation, and the partial privatization of ADMIE through the sale of a 24% interest to the State Grid Corporation of China. EUR 623,2 million Greece www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/greece/6854-norton-rose-fulbright-advises-on-unbundling-and-partial-privatization-of-greek-electricity-tso
Sep-17 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos Greece advised Hellenic Petroleum Group of Companies with respect to the group’s compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. N/A Greece www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/greece/7054-drakopoulos-advises-hellenic-petroleum-on-gdpr-compliance
Nov-17 Kyriakides Georgopoulos Kyriakides Georgopoulos assisted the Frigoglass group on the completion of its debt and capital restructuring process. N/A Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/7386-kyriakides-georgopoulos-advises-frigoglass-group-on-debt-and-capital-restructuring
Nov-17 Norton Rose Fulbright Norton Rose Fulbright advised Alpha Bank on its second shipping securitization, which raised USD 250 million. The transaction was arranged and financed by Citi. USD 250 million Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/7403-norton-rose-fulbright-advises-alpha-bank-on-second-shipping-securitization
Nov-17 AP Legal; DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Kerzner International Holdings Limited on its joint venture with private equity firm Dolphin Capital Partners and Dolphin Capital Investors for the development and management of a luxury tourism project on the Cycladic island of Kea. Local input was provided by AP Legal in Greece and L Papaphilippou & Co LLC in Cyprus. N/A Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/7514-dla-piper-and-ap-legal-advise-kerzner-international-on-joint-venture-to-develop-and-manage-luxury-tourism-project-in-greece
Nov-17 Kyriakides Georgopoulos The Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm acted as Greek law counsel to the EBRD in relation to the EUR 150,000,000 loan agreement entered into by (among others) the EBRD as lender, Cosmote Mobile Telecommunications S.A. as borrower, and Hellenic Communications Organization S.A. as guarantor. EUR 150 million Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/7543-kyriakides-georgopoulos-provides-greek-law-counsel-to-ebrd-on-loan-to-cosmote-mobile-telecommunications
Dec-17 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised the Hellenic Petroleum Group of Companies regarding the group’s compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  N/A Greece
Dec-17 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised WGC LLC on a EUR 3 million purchase and operation of an olive oil factory in in Greece.  EUR 3 million Greece
Dec-17 Kyriakides Georgopoulos; Norton Rose Fulbright Kyriakides Georgopoulos announced that it acted as Greek law counsel to a consortium of lenders consisting of Alpha Bank, Piraeus Bank and HSBC London Plc, Greek Branch for the refinancing of the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Athens. Norton Rose Fulbright acted as the lenders' English law counsel. N/A Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/7596-kyriakides-georgopoulos-advises-lenders-on-refinancing-of-mcarthurglen-designer-outlet
Mar-17 Drakopoulos Drakopolous advised Yalco, a major Greek distributor of household goods and hotel equipment listed on the Athens Stock Exchange, on the EUR 1.9 million sale of its 100% Romanian subsidiary to a Cypriot purchaser. EUR 1.9 million Greece; Romania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6032-drakopoulos-advises-yalco-on-sale-of-romanian-subsidiary
Aug-17 Leroy si Asociatii; Norton Rose Fulbright Leroy si Asociatii advised Societe Generale on Romanian law matters related to the delivery of one bulk carrier vessel, the acquisition of which was partially financed by a syndicated loan facility made available by Societe Generale and other lenders to Angelicoussis Shipping Group companies. Norton Rose Fulbright Greece advised the other groups of lenders. N/A Greece; Romania
Mar-17 Drazic, Beatovic & Stojic; Holman Fenwick Willan; White & Case; Zivkovic Samardzic Holman Fenwick Willan and Zivkovic Samardzic advised Serbian industrial conglomerate MK Group on the proposed acquisition by its subsidiary AIK Banka of Alpha Bank A.E.'s Serbian subsidiary. Alpha Bank was advised by White & Case and Drazic, Beatovic & Stojic on the transaction. Financial details were not disclosed. N/A Greece; Serbia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6005-hfw-zivkovic-samardzic-and-white-case-advise-on-mk-group-acquisition-of-alpha-bank-srbija
Aug-17 BDK Advokati; Moussas & Partners; Three Crowns LLP BDK Advokati, Three Crowns LLP, and Moussas & Partners successfully represented Greek investor Mytilineos in an investment arbitration against the Serbian state. USD 40 million Greece; Serbia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6979-bdk-three-crowns-and-moussas-partners-successful-for-mytilineos-in-arbitration-against-serbian-state
Feb-17 Estudio Olaechea; Noerr; Moroglu Arseven; Zepos & Yannopoulos Noerr, Zepos & Yannopoulos, and Moroglu Arseven advised Daimler AG on the acquisition by subsidiary Intelligent Apps GmbH – provider of the e-hailing app mytaxi – of Taxibeat, the Greek app-based taxi booking company. Daimler was also advised by Estudio Olaechea in Peru. N/A Greece; Turkey www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5900-noerr-zepos-yannopoulos-and-moroglu-arseven-advise-on-mytaxi-takeover-of-greece-s-taxibeat
Apr-17 Freshfields; Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co.; Papadimitriou; Turunc Turunc provided Turkish legal advice and the Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm acted as Greek legal advisor to Israel's Rivulis Irrigation Ltd. in relation to its acquisition of 100% of the shares in the Greek company Eurodrip SA from US fund Paine Schwartz Partners, LLC. Israel's Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. was lead counsel for the buyers, while Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and A. S. Papadimitriou advised the sellers. N/A Greece; Turkey www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6245-turunc-kg-law-and-a-s-papadimitriou-partners-advise-on-rivulis-irrigation-acquisition-of-eurodrip
Jan-17 Baker McKenzie Baker McKenzie’s Kyiv office advised Eurobank Ergasias S.A., one of the largest banks in Greece, on the sale of its Ukrainian subsidiary, Universal Bank, to Ukraine's TAS Group industrial group, which owned by Ukrainian businessman Sergiy Tigipko. N/A Greece; Ukraine www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5544-baker-mckenzie-advises-eurobank-ergasias-on-sale-of-universal-bank-to-tas-group
Dec-16 Ban, S.Szabo & Partners; CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised Evobus GmbH and Evobus Kft. on the supply of 31 buses for the purposes of public transport in Budapest. Ban, S.Szabo & Partners acted at the advisor to the transport services provider. EUR 9.35 million Hungary
Jan-17 Nagy es Trocsanyi As counsel of the Hungarian State, Nagy es Trocsanyi worked from 2012-2017 on the repatriation of the Sevso treasures, a hoard of silver objects from the late Roman Empire, to Hungary. EUR 43.5 Million Hungary
Jan-17 Nagy es Trocsanyi Nagy es Trocsanyi successfully represented the Hungarian subsidiary of YARA International ASA in its claim for compensation of damages originating from defective performance. N/A Hungary
Jan-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised NIF Nemzeti Infrastruktura Fejleszto Zrt. on the design, development, and construction sections M0 28+856 – 73+235 km of Hungary's M4 expressway. EUR 232.2 million Hungary
Jan-17 Baker McKenzie; Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells reported that it achieved a victory for Edenred in its ICSID arbitration against Hungary, with the Tribunal ruling in favor of Edenred and ordering Hungary to pay around EUR 23 million, plus interest. Baker McKenzie represented Hungary in the arbitration. EUR 23 million Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/5575-hogan-lovells-wins-for-edenred-in-icsid-arbitration-against-hungary
Jan-17 Kinstellar Kinstellar advised on the sale of the Office Garden 1 building to FLE GmbH, part of the French LFPI group. N/A Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/5631-kinstellar-advises-on-sale-of-office-garden-i-in-budapest
Jan-17 Dentons; NGYL Partners Dentons advised Skanska on the sale of the Nordic Light office complex in Budapest to Erste Alapkezelo Zrt, a subsidiary of Erste Asset Management GmbH. NGYL Partners advised Erste on the deal. N/A Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/5634-dentons-and-ngyl-partners-advised-on-sale-of-nordic-light-office-complex-in-budapest
Jan-17 Kinstellar; Noerr Kinstellar advised Prologis (on behalf of Prologis European Properties Fund II) on its acquisition of the M0 Central Business Park, located at Szigetszentmiklos on the M0 ring road around Budapest, from the Logidune Kft. logistics real estate developer. Noerr advised Logidune on the deal. N/A Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/5679-kinstellar-advises-prologis-on-acquisition-of-budapest-business-park
Jan-17 CMS; Clifford Chance; Dechert; Dentons; Lakatos Koves & Partners; Neocleous; White & Case CMS Cameron McKenna advised the China CEE Investment Co-operation Fund, advised by CEE Equity Partners, on its acquisition of 99.9% of Magyar Telecom B.V.'s holdings in the Invitel Group. Dechert involved Magyar Telecom on the deal. White & Case, Dentons, and Neocleous advised on the financing of the transaction. EUR 202 million Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/5670-cms-advises-cee-equity-on-acquisition-of-invitel-group-from-magyar-telecom
Feb-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH represented Phoenix Pharma Zrt. (a major Hungarian healthcare provider) as plaintiff in two lawsuits concerning the liquidation of its customers. The purpose of the lawsuits was to establish the liability of the customers’ managing directors and “shadow” directors for decreasing the value of the customers’ assets.  EUR 1.3 million Hungary
Feb-17 CMS; Jeantet Jeantet advised Orbis, a unit of the French group Accor, in a buyback transaction involving five hotels in downtown Budapest operating under Accor brands from Erste Group Immorent Holding GmbH. CMS advised Erste Group Immorent on the deal. EUR 64.3 million Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/5799-jeantet-and-cms-advise-on-group-accor-acquisition-of-five-budapest-hotels
Feb-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH Dezso & Partners advised Domper Kft. and Subterra a.s. in an investigation launched by the Hungarian Competition Authority concerning an an alleged restrictive agreements involving the construction of Hungary's M4 motorway." N/A Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/5823-chsh-dezso-partners-successful-for-domper-kft-and-subterra-a-s-before-hungarian-competition-authority
Feb-17 Weil, Gotshal & Manges Weil represented MOL in its acquisition of a majority interest in the OT Industries Group, which Weil describes as "a key market participant of the Central and Eastern European oil and gas industry with its main profile in EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) project implementation." The transaction, which also involved a joint venture arrangement between MOL and the minority shareholder, closed on January 31, 2017. N/A Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/5852-weil-advises-mol-on-acquisition-of-ot-industries-group
Feb-17 CMS; Dentons CMS advised Futureal, Hungary’s largest real-estate developer, on its acquisition of the Sasad Resort residential development in the Buda hills area of Budapest from GTC. Dentons advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/5848-cms-and-dentons-advise-on-sale-of-sasad-resort-project-in-budapest
Feb-17 Oppenheim; Ormos Law Firm Oppenheim advised Skanska on its December 2016 agreement to lease a 17,300 square meter space in its Mill Park complex in Budapest to IT Services Hungary, the largest ICT employer of Hungary, starting in Q2 2018. The Ormos Law Firm advised ICT Services Hungary on the deal, which Oppenheim claims was "the second biggest office leasing transaction in Hungary in 2016." N/A Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/5860-oppenheim-and-ormos-advise-on-lease-of-skanska-mill-park-space-to-it-services-hungary
Feb-17 Szabo Kelemen & Partners; VJT & Partners Szabo Kelemen & Partners (SKP) advised CarNet Invest Zrt. on its acquisition of Auto-Fort group from C.P Holding and Interag. The sellers were advised by VJT & Partners on the deal, which was approved by the Hungarian Competition Authority at the beginning of January and closed this month. N/A Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/5867-szabo-kelemen-partners-and-vjt-partners-advise-on-carnet-invest-acquisition-of-auto-fort
Feb-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Agro Sittara on the acquisition of an agricultural enterprise in Hungary and its consolidation with the company’s existing agricultural enterprise. N/A Hungary
Feb-17 CMS CMS advised the Belgian real estate developer Atenor on the sale of Building A in the Vaci Greens complex in Budapest. N/A Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/5873-cms-advises-atenor-on-sale-of-vaci-greens-building-a-in-budapest
Feb-17 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised NXP Semiconductors on transferring the assets of NXP Semiconductors Hungary  Ltd. as a part of the global divestment of Nexparia from NXP to a consortium of financial investors.  N/A Hungary
Mar-17 Kinstellar Kinstellar assisted Rubik Ventures (Luxembourg) on its sale of the SPV owning an office building in Budapest to Videoton Group. The property, located at 30 Bocskai St., in Budapest's 11th district, is 5,000 square meters and is fully leased to Colas Hungaria Zrt. N/A Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/5998-kinstellar-assists-rubik-ventures-on-sale-of-budapest-office-building
Mar-17 CMS CMS advised the John Laing Group plc. on its sale of a 30% stake in Mecsek Autopalya Koncesszios Zrt., the Hungary-based highway concession company, to Strabag AG and Intertoll Europe Zrt. EUR 26.2 million Hungary
Mar-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Lehoczky, Muszka es Szelei CHSH Budapest advised Vienna-based investment manager GalCap Europe on its acquisition of a renovated palais in the center of Budapest under its Eastern European mandate for an individual fund of a German pension scheme managed by Institutional Investment Partners. Lehoczky, Muszka es Szelei advised the unidentified private investor. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/6089-chsh-budapest-advises-galcap-europe-on-acquisition-of-merkur-palota-in-center-of-budapest
Mar-17 CMS; PwC Legal CMS Budapest advised Balbec Capital LP and APS Holding on the financing and acquisition of a non-performing loan portfolio of residential mortgages from UniCredit. PwC Legal advised UniCredit on the deal. EUR 139 million Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/6092-cms-advises-balbec-capital-and-aps-holding-on-hungarian-npl-acquisition
Mar-17 Sar & Partners Sar & Partners advised Hungarian hotel chain management companies responsible for the Prestige, Continental, and Boutique Hotels Budapest****Superior in several trademark infringement proceedings in Hungary initiated by or against the fast fashion company, Industria de Diseno Textil S.A., holder of the international and European Union "ZARA" trademarks. The subject of these proceedings was the use of the logo by the hotel chain management companies in connection with services of four stars superior premium hotels. N/A Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/6126-sar-partners-successful-for-hungarian-hotel-chain-management-companies-in-long-lasting-trademark-dispute
Mar-17 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised OTP on the acquisition of the third building of the Vaci Greens campus in Budapest. N/A Hungary
Apr-17 Nagy es Trocsanyi Nagy es Trocsanyi successfully represented Invivo Group on tax consequences (VAT) of product distribution. HUF 1.2 Billion Hungary
Apr-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised NIF Nemzeti Infrastruktura Fejleszto Zrt. on the design and construction of the track side system and ETCS 2 system of the rail way track between Kelenfold and Szazhalombatta in Hungary.  EUR 53.8 million Hungary
Apr-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH provided legal advice to Modine Europe GmbH regarding the development of a new production hall in Mezokovesd, Hungary.  EUR 5 million Hungary
Apr-17 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised OTP Property Fund on the acquistion of Nokia Sky Park in Budapest, which has more than 25,000 square meter of gross leasable area and a 460-space parking garage.  N/A Hungary
Apr-17 Jalsovszky Law Firm; Szecsenyi Szecsenyi & Partners advised Wing Zrt. on the sale of the South Pest Business Park logistics facility to Diofa Asset Management. The Jalsovszky Law Firm advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/6150-szecsenyi-and-jalsovszky-advise-on-sale-of-south-pest-business-park
Apr-17 bpv (Jadi Nemeth) The bpv Jadi Nemeth firm in Budapest reported that the Court of Justice of the European Union has published the Opinion of Advocate General Szpunar in case C-49/16 Unibet International confirming the arguments made by the firm in Luxembourg. N/A Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/6179-eu-court-of-justice-advocate-general-s-opinion-follows-bpv-jadi-nemeth-arguments-on-behalf-of-unibet-international-limited
Apr-17 HP Legal HP Legal advised Raiffeisen Bank Ltd. on its provision of a refinancing credit facility and an additional working capital facility to Profirent (a large Hungarian building equipment rental company). EUR 15 million Hungary
Apr-17 CMS CMS advised DEKRA on the direct acquisition of VEIKI-VNL Kft., a company which delivers laboratory services and product testing in the high voltage electricity industry. N/A Hungary
Apr-17 Kinstellar Kinstellar's Budapest and Prague offices advised M7 Real Estate on its EUR 68.5 million senior debt facility from Starwood European Real Estate Finance and on its acquisition of Aerozone Logistics Park in Budapest from CA Immo Group and Union Invest. EUR 68.5 million Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/6229-kinstellar-advises-m7-on-loan-and-logistics-park-acquisition
May-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised Dalex Alkotomuvesz Kft. with regard to the lease of a hostel located in the center of Budapest with a net floor area of approximately 2,000 square meters.  N/A Hungary
May-17 CMS; DLA Piper CMS Budapest advised the Futureal Group on the sale of the Skypark office building in the center of Budapest and the Sziget Centre shopping mall on the city's outskirts to the OTP Property Investment Fund. DLA Piper advised the OTP Prime Property Investment Fund on its acquisition of the Skypark office building. N/A Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/6379-cms-advises-futureal-on-budapest-real-estate-sales
May-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised CA Immo and Union Investment on the sale of the Aerozone logistics center in the suburbs of Budapest to the M7-managed fund M7 CEREF I. N/A Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/6385-chsh-advises-ca-immo-and-union-investment-on-sale-of-aerozone-logistics-center-in-budapest
May-17 CMS; Lakatos Koves & Partners CMS Budapest represented BlackRock in leasing a 3,500 square meter space at GTC White House, an office building being developed by GTC Hungary and due for completion in Q1 2018. Lakatos Koves & Partners advised GTC Hungary on the deal. N/A Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/6398-cms-and-lakatos-koves-partners-advise-blackrock-on-lease-of-space-at-gtc-white-house
May-17 Szecsenyi The Szecsenyi law firm advised a fund managed by CBRE Global Investors on its sale of the Liget Center in Budapest to M7 Real Estate, acting on behalf of its first Central European fund for third party investors, M7 Central European Real Estate Fund I (M7 CEREF I). Kinstellar advised M7 on the deal. N/A Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/6403-szecskay-advises-cbre-global-investors-on-sale-of-liget-center-in-budapest-to-m7-real-estate
May-17 Clifford Chance; Hengeler Mueller; Norton Rose Fulbright; Schoenherr Schoenherr, working with Hengeler Mueller, advised Robert Bosch GmbH on the sale of its Hungarian starter motor and generator business to Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group Co. Ltd and China Renaissance Capital Investment Inc. Clifford Chance and Norton Rose Fulbright advised the buyer. EUR 545 million Hungary
Jun-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised NIF Nemzeti Infrastruktura Fejleszto Zrt. on the complete rebuild of the rail way track between Puspokladany (excl.) and Ebes (incl.) to achieve 225 kN axel load and operational speed of 160 kms per hour. EUR 241.6 million Hungary
Jun-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised Magyar Nemzeti Vagyonkezelo Zrt. on the development of a framework agreement for the construction, reconstruction, and renovations of various buildings falling within the company's asset management responsibilities.  N/A Hungary
Jun-17 Kovacs, Reti, Szegheo Law Office The KRS Law Office advised PortfoLion Regional Private Equity Fund on its investment of EUR 2 million in the Codecool Kft. IT training company. EUR 2 million Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/6545-krs-advises-portfolion-on-eur-2-million-investment-in-codecool
Jun-17 KRS Law Office The KRS Law Office in Budapest advised PortfoLion Regional Private Equity Fund on its investment of EUR 2 million in the Codecool Kft. IT training company. EUR 2 million Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/6545-krs-advises-portfolion-on-eur-2-million-investment-in-codecool
Jun-17 HP Legal HP Legal advised K&H Bank Ltd. on its provision of a credit facility to Cordia Real Estate involving a residential real estate development in the 2nd district of Budapest. EUR 15 million Hungary
Jun-17 Antall & Partners; Jeantet Jeantet Budapest advised Accor-Pannonia Hotels Zrt. on its EUR 42.25 million acquisition of the company holding the real estate on which the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge hotel is located from Universale International Realitaten GmbH. Reti, Antall & Partners advised the sellers. EUR 42.25 million Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/6635-jeantet-budapest-and-reti-antall-partners-advise-on-sale-of-sofitel-budapest-chain-bridge-hotel
Jul-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH provided legal advice to Mark Consulting in connection with the acquisition of an approximately 1000 square meter retail unit housing an ALDI store in Debrecen, Hungary.  N/A Hungary
Jul-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised Diofa Alapkezelo Zrt. and drafted of a Letter of Intent regarding the acquisition of a logistics center consisting of combined warehouse and office spaces with a total lettable area of approximately 25,800 sqyare meters.  N/A Hungary
Jul-17 Kinstellar; Lakatos Koves & Partners; Shearman & Sterling; White & Case Lakatos Koves & Partners provided Hungarian law advice to Mid Europa Partners in relation to the IPO of Waberer’s International Nyrt., one of Europe’s largest haulage and logistics companies. White & Case acted as international legal advisor, and Shearman & Sterling and Kinstellar represented the Mandated Lead Arrangers. Kinstellar confirmed that Citigroup and Berenberg had acted as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners on the IPO, with Erste Group and Renaissance Capital also acting as Joint Bookrunners. Erste Group acted as Lead Manager of the Hungarian Public Offering. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/6745-lkt-and-white-case-advise-mid-europa-partners-on-waberer-s-ipo-in-hungary
Jul-17 CMS CMS advised Trei Real Estate, the property arm of the German Tengelmann Group, on a sale of a portfolio of 40 Spar leased supermarkets to Erste Asset Management. N/A Hungary
Jul-17 CMS CMS advised Union Investment on the sale of the 18,000 square meter Krisztina Palace office property in Budapest.  N/A Hungary
Jul-17 Allen & Overy; Dentons; Linklaters; Wolf Theiss Linklaters advised Budapest Airport and its shareholders on the amendment and extension of its existing EUR 1.4 billion debt facilities, with Dentons Budapest working alongside and advising on Hungarian law. Allen & Overy in London and Faludi Wolf Theiss in Budapest advised the lenders and security agent Bayerische Landesbank on English and Hungarian law, respectively. EUR 1.4 billion Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/6804-linklaters-dentons-a-o-and-wolf-theiss-advise-budapest-airport-on-amendment-and-extension-of-debt-facilities
Jul-17 Sar & Partners Sar & Partners reported that, in the nearly two-decade long patent dispute with Adidas in Hungary, the country's Supreme Court has now ruled, on appeal, that the lower court's ruling regarding the amount of unjust enrichment to be returned to firm client Laszlo Oroszi — the developer of Adidas's Predator Precision and Predator Mania football shoes, who patented the ribbed top of the shoes in 1996 — should stand, although the specific reasoning for the award was incorrect. N/A Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/6825-sar-partners-persuades-hungarian-supreme-court-of-alternate-route-to-same-result-in-adidas-case
Jul-17 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Media Development Management Kft on the acquisition of Russmedia Kft from Russmedia Cee GmbH.  N/A Hungary
Aug-17 Baker McKenzie; DLA Piper DLA Piper advised OTP Property Investment Fund on its acquisition of the West End Business Center office building in Budapest from an international investment consortium consisting of Wing, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing, and CC Real. The sellers were assisted by Baker McKenzie. N/A Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/6870-dla-piper-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-west-end-business-center-sale-in-budapest
Aug-17 Allen & Overy EUR 110 million Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/6876-a-o-frankfurt-advises-mol-on-first-ever-schuldschein-transaction-of-a-hungarian-company
Aug-17 HP Legal HP Legal advised K&H Bank on the amendment of the credit documentation of BSZL Zrt., which operates the largest river port in the Danube. EUR 35 million Hungary
Aug-17 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised the Hungarian Prime Minister's Office on the acquisition of Electool, a company developing procurement operation systems.  N/A Hungary
Aug-17 Dentons Dentons advised German asset manager KGAL Investment Management GmbH on its EUR 60 million acquisition of the Kalvin Square and City Zen office buildings in downtown Budapest from Europa Capital. EUR 60 million Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/6957-dentons-advises-kgal-on-acquisition-of-kalvin-square-and-city-zen-office-buildings-in-budapest
Sep-17 Nagy es Trocsanyi Nagy es Trocsanyi advised Hiventures Venture Capital Fund Management Plc. on its investment into NeticleLabs Kft. N/A Hungary
Sep-17 Baker McKenzie; Deloitte Legal Baker McKenzie advised Luxembourg-based Corpus Sireo Real Estate investment fund on its EUR 53.8 million acquisition of the Eiffel Palace building from the National Bank of Hungary. The seller was represented by Deloitte Legal. EUR 53.8 million Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/7042-baker-mckenzie-advises-on-eiffel-palace-acquisition-in-budapest
Sep-17 CMS CMS Budapest advised Belgian real estate developer Atenor on the acquisition of a 19,000 square meter plot of land on the main road corridor in Budapest connecting the city center to the airport. N/A Hungary www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/7058-cms-advises-atenor-on-acquisition-of-new-site-in-budapest
Sep-17 HP Legal HP Legal advised MKB and Eximbank on the financing of the construction of a wheat starch production plant of Visonta Project Ltd. EUR 100 million Hungary
Sep-17 CMS CMS advised NEPI Rockcastle plc on its acquisition of the Arena Plaza shopping center in Budapest by means of a EUR 275 million purchase of all the issued shares in and claims against Symmetry Arena Ingatlankezelo Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag, the owner of the mall, from Lanebridge Investment Management Limited. EUR 275 million Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/hungary/7139-cms-and-dla-advise-on-nepi-rockcastle-acquisition-of-arena-plaza-shopping-center-in-budapest
Sep-17 Baker McKenzie Baker McKenzie Budapest assisted British multinational oil and gas company BP on the establishment of a shared service center in Szeged, Hungary. HUF 8 billion Hungary www.www.ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/7166-baker-mckenzie-advises-bp-on-new-shared-service-center-in-hungary
Oct-17 Nagy es Trocsanyi Nagy es Trocsanyi advised Hiventures Venture Capital Fund Management Plc. on its investment into Tickething-Change Kft. N/A Hungary
Oct-17 CMS; Weil, Gotshal & Manges CMS advised Kopaszi Gat Kft. on the sale of property in Budapest to the MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas company, which will use it for the development of its new built-to-suit office building. Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised MOL on the acquisition. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/7217-cms-and-weil-advise-on-land-sale-for-future-mol-headquarters
Oct-17 CMS; Hogan Lovells Partos & Noblet Hogan Lovells advised the Vajda Papir Group on its HUF 22 billion syndicated loan arrangement with a Hungarian bank syndicate consisting of OTP Bank, UniCredit Bank Hungary, Eximbank, and the Hungarian Development Bank for project finance and general corporate purposes. The lenders were advised by CMS Budapest. HUF 22 billion Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/7283-hogan-lovells-and-cms-advises-on-syndicated-loan-for-vajda-paper-group
Oct-17 Sarhegyi and Partners The Sarhegyi and Partners law firm successfully represented the Hungarian State on appeal to the Metropolitan Regional Court against claims brought against it by the Hungarian town of Budaors involving challenges to aspects of the country's Budget Act. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/7292-sarhegyi-and-partners-successful-for-hungarian-state-against-hungarian-town
Oct-17 Clifford Chance; Dr. Zsolt Szita Law Office; Lakatos Koves & Partners; Linklaters Lakatos Koves & Partners provided Hungarian law advice and Clifford Chance London acted as international legal advisor to joint lead managers Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, and ING Wholesale Banking London and stabilization manager Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch in connection with Hungary’s issue of international bonds with a 1.75% coupon for EUR 1,000,000,000 on 4 October, 2017 maturing in 2027. The Hungarian state was advised by the Dr. Zsolt Szita Law Office on matters of Hungarian law and Linklaters on English law. EUR 1 billion Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/7320-lakatos-koves-partners-advises-lead-managers-on-eur-1-billion-sovereign-bond-issuance-by-hungary
Nov-17 HBK Partners HBK Partners advised Konzum Group on a public takeover bid for Appeninn Holding Plc. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/7382-hbk-partners-advises-konzum-group-on-takeover-bid-for-appeninn-holding
Nov-17 Noerr Noerr advised on the sale of 100% quotas in Terex Cranes Hungary. N/A Hungary
Nov-17 Szabo Kelemen & Partners Szabo Kelemen & Partners successfully represented Berlington Hungary kft. and several other Hungarian gambling operators against the Hungarian State in their claims for damages caused by the Hungarian legislation, which, in 2012, banned the operation of slot machines in arcade halls without providing a transitionary period and without indemnification. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/7481-szabo-kelemen-and-partners-successful-for-gambling-operators-in-claim-for-damages-against-hungarian-state
Nov-17 Mayer Brown; Noerr Noerr, working alongside global counsel Mayer Brown, advised IDI Gazeley on the USD 2.4 billion acquisition of its European division, Gazeley, by the Singaporean warehouse operator Global Logistic Properties. USD 2.4 billion Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/7487-noerr-budapest-advises-on-hungarian-matters-related-to-acquisition-of-idi-gazeley-s-european-division
Nov-17 CMS CMS advised Atenor on the sale of the fourth building of the Vaci Greens complex in Budapest to a Hungarian private fund. N/A Hungary
Nov-17 EY Law; Kinstellar Kinstellar Hungary advised a syndicate of banks consisting of Erste Group Bank AG, Erste Bank Hungary Zrt., K&H Bank Zrt., UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt. and UniCredit SpA on a EUR 335 million credit facility to Granit Polus for refinancing existing loans and providing a capex credit line for the WestEnd City Center shopping mall in Budapest. EY Law advised the borrowers on the deal. EUR 335 million Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/7525-kinstellar-and-ey-law-advises-on-financing-of-westend-city-center-in-budapest
Nov-17 DLA Piper; Lakatos Koves & Partners DLA Piper advised the OTP Property Fund on its acquisition of the BSR Center office building on Vaci ut in Budapest from a real estate fund managed by GLL Real Estate Partners. The seller was advised by Lakatos Koves & Partners. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/7531-dla-and-lkt-advise-on-otp-acquisition-of-bsr-center-in-budapest
Dec-17 Jeantet Jeantet advised Accor-Pannonia Hotels Zrt., a subsidiary of the Orbis Hotel Group, on the execution of a sale and management back transaction with controlled subsidiaries of Starwood Capital Group regarding the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge Hotel. EUR 75 million Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/7602-jeantet-advises-accor-pannonia-hotels-on-sale-of-sofitel-budapest-chain-bridge
Dec-17 Szabo Kelemen & Partners Szabo Kelemen & Partners advised Adony Logisztikai Kozpont Kft. on the purchase of Hungary’s largest granary and on financing for the transaction. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/7615-szabo-kelemen-partners-advises-on-sale-of-hungary-s-largest-granary
Dec-17 Kinstellar Kinstellar advised Hungarian telecommunications service provider Magyar Telekom Nyrt. and its affiliate T-Systems Magyarorszag Zrt. on the acquisition of ITgen Kft., an SAP technology and security specialist. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/7653-kinstellar-advises-on-acquisition-of-itgen
Dec-17 HP Legal HP Legal advised the Archabbey of Pannonhalma on the licensing agreements of a new Marriott Autograph Hotel. EUR 15 million Hungary
Dec-17 HP Legal HP Legal advised K&H Bank as lender on a loan to Infogroup to finance the construction of the Bartok Udvar Office Project. EUR 15 million Hungary
Dec-17 HP Legal HP Legal advised International Investment Bank on its provision of a bank guarantee facility in respect of a new waterfowl slaughtering and processing plant developed by Hunent Zrt. EUR 45 million Hungary
Apr-17 CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH assisted Hungarian air traffic controller company HungaroControl Zrt. with the renewal of its professional indemnity insurance covers. Bids were managed in two public procurement procedures: one involving  coverage of USD 1.2 billion for the airspace over Hungary and another involving coverage of USD 1.2 billion for activities in the airspace over Kosovo. USD 3.1 million Hungary; Kosovo
Jul-17 CMS; Hogan Lovells; PeliFilip CMS Hungary advised by Ilford Holding Kft. and Invitel Technocom Tavkozlesi Kft. — controlled by the China Central and Eastern Europe Investment Co-operation Fund, advised by CEE Equity Partners — on its July 21, 2017 sale of 99.99% of the share capital and voting rights of Hungarian telecommunications operator Invitel Tavkozlesi Zrt. to DIGI Tavkozlesi es Szolgaltato Kft., the Hungarian subsidiary of Digi Communications N.V. PeliFilip advised the buyers on the deal. EUR 140 million Hungary; Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6789-cms-hungary-advises-cee-equity-on-sale-of-invitel-hungary-s-residential-business-to-digi-communications
Jan-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr has led Kosovar mobile operator Dardafon.net LLC to victory in its dispute against state-owned Telecom Kosovo n Kosovo's largest commercial arbitration to date. EUR 31.1 million Kosovo www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/kosovo/5532-Schoenherr-leads-z-mobile-to-victory-in-kosovo-s-largest-commercial-arbitration-to-date
Dec-16 Tria Robit The Board of Appeals of the Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia ruled in favor of Tria Robit client Europart Holding GmbH in its opposition to the trademark "EURO PARTS holding" registered by Euro Auto Truck Baltia, SIA. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/5491-tria-robit-successful-in-trademark-opposition-for-europart-holding
Jan-17 Eversheds Eversheds Bitans advised Latvia's AS Citadele Banka on the emission, public offering, and listing of subordinated bonds on the Nasdaq Baltic Bond List. EUR 40 million Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/5604-eversheds-advises-citadele-bank-on-corporate-bond-issuance
Jan-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic developed the General Staff Remuneration Regulations for the University of Latvia. N/A Latvia
Jan-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted Snap Inc., the developer of Snapchat, in engaging employees and independent consultancy service providers for creation of simulations for hair and clothing in various animated scenes services, including 3D modeling character setup, through its Latvian subsidiary Snap Latvia, in various countries, including Russia. N/A Latvia
Jan-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic successfully represented LV Asset Management AIFP before the Latvian Financial and Capital Market Commission in its application to become a registered alternative investment fund manager and in registering the closed alternative investment fund “EverGreen Fund” with sub-funds “EcoEnergy Subfund” and  “EcoShrimp Subfund.” EUR 50 million Latvia
Feb-17 Vilgerts Vilgerts has been engaged by Proof IT to challenge the procurement decisions of the European Institute for Gender Equality involving the award of framework IT service contracts before the General Court of the EU. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/5779-vilgerts-to-represent-proof-it-in-challenge-of-award-of-it-service-contracts-before-general-court-of-the-eu
Feb-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted Intrum Justitia Software Development Centre with a spectrum of employment, immigration, and data processing issues, starting from contracts with Belorussian agencies recruiting qualified specialists for their transfer for employment in Latvia, concluding, amending and terminating employment contracts, and formulating job descriptions and duties, and ending with drafting all relevant internal working and safety at work regulations, then adopting and familiarizing employees with them. N/A Latvia
Feb-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted My Fitness, the largest chain of luxury gyms and fitness studios in Latvia and Estonia, with a spectrum of employment law issues. N/A Latvia
Feb-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Santen Oy on its termination of the former head and engagement of a new head of its Latvia representative office. N/A Latvia
Feb-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic implemented the merger of Mars and Wrigley planned during the previous year by ensuring notification of Mars and Wrigley employees about the transfer, evaluating preferences of several employees competing for the same job position, and evaluating termination packages and processes for engaging new employees. N/A Latvia
Feb-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted Royal Canin with engaging certain service providers on the basis of a service contract instead of an employment contract. N/A Latvia
Feb-17 Tria Robit Acting on behalf of client Intercontinental Great Brands LLC, Tria Robit convinced AS Siera Nams to withdraw its application to register the figurative mark PHILADELPHIA. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/5898-tria-robit-persuades-competitor-to-intercontinental-great-brands-to-withdraw-trademark-application
Feb-17 Sorainen Sorainen, acting on behalf of SIA Bauskas Dzive, the publisher of the Latvian newspaper of the same name, persuaded the Latvian Supreme Court to partially satisfy a complaint against a decision of the Administrative District Court, which had refused to initiate a case on the basis of _Bauskas Dzive_’s application against the conduct of the Council of Iecava Region, itself the publisher of the _Iecavas Zinas_ newspaper. EUR 33,000 Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/austria/5916-bpv-hugel-represents-vienna-airport-in-successful-application-for-exemption-from-procurement-rules
Feb-17 Primus Primus successfully represented the publishing house VESTI at court in a dispute with Latvian citizen Gulam Mohammad Gulami, who had brought an action for the retraction of defamatory information and damages. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/5912-primus-successful-for-vesti-publishing-house-in-defamation-dispute
Mar-17 Spigulis & Kukanis; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene assisted a minority (20%) shareholder of SIA Vudlande with a buy-out of the remaining 80% of the company from Latvian Timber Ltd. (UK). Spigulis & Kukainis advised Latvian Timber on the deal. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6037-tark-grunte-sutkiene-and-spigulis-kukainis-advise-on-buy-out-of-latvian-sawmill-from-latvian-timber-ltd
Mar-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic provided legal assistance to the Akropolis Group on the drafting of and negotiations for a turn key agreement on performing a full scope of work, including design and construction of a new multifunctional shopping and office center in Riga. N/A Latvia
Mar-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic successfully represented of Nordic Granit, SIA before Latvia’s Procurement Monitoring Bureau. EUR 135,000 Latvia
Mar-17 Tria Robit Tria Robit, working on behalf of Italian undertaking Ferrero S.P.A., successfully opposed the international registrations by Ukrainian undertaking Dochirnie pidpryiemstvo "Kondyterska korporatsiia Roshen" with the word "Roshen" in them -- subsequently designated to Latvia -- on the basis that they created a likelihood of confusion with Ferrero's earlier international "Ferrero Rocher" figurative trademark registration _and_ improperly imitated a well-known trademark. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6084-tria-robit-successful-for-ferrero-in-challenge-to-roshen-trademark-registration-in-latvia
Mar-17 Sorainen Sorainen Latvia, acting pro bono, assisted the Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees (LIZDA) in its claim that liquidation proceedings of the Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy are not legal. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6094-sorainen-provides-pro-bono-assistance-in-efforts-to-stop-liquidation-of-riga-teacher-training-academy
Mar-17 Primus Primus represented Klaipedos Baldu Prekyba JSC — a furniture retail trade chain with eight stores in Lithuania operating under the Berry trademark — on its conclusion of a long term lease agreement with the Elkor group for a multi-story building and adjacent territory for a store in the central part of Riga. EUR 1 million Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6114-primus-represents-klaipedos-baldu-prekyba-on-lease-of-riga-building-for-store
Apr-17 Cobalt; Vilgerts Cobalt advised AS SEB Banka and Danske Bank A/S Latvia Branch on their provision of a syndicated loan to glass fibre manufacturer AS Valmieras Stikla Skiedraone in the amount of EUR 50.4 million. Vilgerts advised Valmieras Stikla Skiedraone on the loan. EUR 50.4 million Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6183-cobalt-and-vilgers-advise-on-valmieras-stikla-skiedra-loan
Apr-17 Eversheds; TGS Baltic TGS provides legal advice to Haascookzemmrich STUDIO2050 in relation to design and author supervision. Eversheds Sutherland Bitans represented the contracting authority Ventpils Komunala parvalde. EUR 23 million Latvia
Apr-17 Deloitte Legal Deloitte Legal advised IKEA group companies SIA Verus Praedium and SIA Paul Mason Properties regarding a construction loan and overdraft facility, both from SEB Banka. EUR 40.4 million Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6212-deloitte-legal-advises-ikea-group-companies-on-construction-loan-and-overdraft-facility-from-seb-banka
Apr-17 Ellex (Klavins); Sorainen Ellex Klavins advised Latvian telecommunications company Unistars on its acquisition by mobile operator Bite. Sorainen advised Bite on the deal. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6270-ellex-klavins-and-sorainen-advise-on-unistars-acquisition-by-bite
May-17 Eversheds; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Laimonis Kravalis and Daiga Grigale, the majority shareholders of AS Interbaltija AG, on the buy-out of minority shareholder SIA Wine Holding and the subsequent sale of 100% shares of AS Interbaltija AG to Amber Beverage Group. The Latvian office of Eversheds Sutherlands advised SIA Wine Holding. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6418-tgs-baltic-and-eversheds-sutherlands-advise-on-interbaltija-minority-buyout-and-sale
May-17 Vilgerts Vilgerts reported that the Supreme Court of Latvia decided in favor of its client, If P&C Insurance, in its dispute with Liepajas Metalurgs regarding use of an inappropriate vessel for carriage under an open cargo policy subject to ICC(A). N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6419-vilgerts-defends-if-p-c-insurance-in-latvian-supreme-court-against-claim-by-liepajas-metalurgs
May-17 Sorainen Sorainen advised Medap Systems, a Latvian developer of medical diagnostics equipment software, on trademark registration and intellectual property protection issues. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6425-sorainen-latvia-assists-in-registration-of-medap-systems-trademark
May-17 TGS Baltic The Latvian office of TGS Baltic assisted AS DNB Banka and its group companies during the insolvency proceedings of a debtor and in related legal proceedings, resulting in partial settlement of the claims and the takeover of the real properties pledged as security for the loan by a company in the DNB Banka group. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6424-tgs-baltic-advises-dnb-bank-on-insolvency-of-debtor
May-17 Deloitte Legal ZAB Deloitte Legal represented AS Indexo in its successful application for an investment management license and its registration as a manager of funds in a funded pension scheme. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6438-deloitte-legal-assists-as-indexo-on-license-application-and-registration
Jun-17 Cobalt; Dottir Attorneys; Fenwich West Cobalt Latvia, working alongside US counsel Fenwick & West, advised visual presentation platform Prezi in its acquisition of Infogram, a web-based data visualization company in Latvia. Infogram was advised by Dottir Attorneys in the United States. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6491-cobalt-advises-prezi-on-latvian-aspects-of-infogram-acquisition
Jun-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised the wholesaler of pharmaceuticals and health products Tamro on the development and implementation of a pharmacy point of sales system. N/A Latvia
Jun-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs International, and Societe Generale in relation to a dual-tranche Eurobond transaction by the Republic of Latvia in an aggregate amount of EUR 350 million. The transaction completed Latvia’s financing requirement for 2017 in the international capital markets. EUR 350 million Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6613-cobalt-advises-joint-lead-managers-on-dual-tranche-eurobond-taps-by-republic-of-latvia
Jun-17 Ellex (Klavins) Ellex Klavins successfully represented the Latvian state, acting through the Ministry of Finance and the State JSC Privatization Agency in proceedings against Valerijs Kargins and Viktors Krasovickis. former shareholders of JSC Parex Banka (now Reverta). EUR 144 million Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6637-ellex-klavins-represented-the-latvian-ministry-of-finance-and-privatization-agency-in-parex-banka-shareholder-dispute
Jul-17 BDO Law Counsel Gvido Zemribo of BDO Law successfully represented Heide Lydia Friedel Schmidt in the European Court of Human Rights in a case originally filed in 2005 regarding an alleged violation of Article 6 § 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights. On April 27, 2017 the Court ruled that Heide Lydia Friedel Schmidt's right to a fair trial had been violated. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6659-bdo-law-successful-at-european-court-of-human-rights
Jul-17 Primus Primus advised Marketing Investment Group, the owner of Sizeer (a multi-brand footwear and clothing chain from Poland), on questions concerning its entry into the Latvian market and the opening of its first store in Riga. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6690-primus-advises-marketing-investment-group-on-latvia-entry
Jul-17 Cobalt Cobalt represented the Jaunjelgava Municipality of Latvia on its successful constitutional challenge to a Latvian regulation setting the minimum number of pupils in secondary school classes. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6702-cobalt-successful-for-latvian-municipality-in-constitutional-challenge-to-pupils-per-class-regulation
Jul-17 Sorainen Sorainen advised Linstow, a shopping center developer and manager in the Baltic states, on its acquisition of real estate consisting of several separate buildings and a site exceeding 3 hectares in Riga, near the Alfa Retail Park. EUR 3 million Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6711-sorainen-advised-linstow-on-riga-real-estate-acquisition
Jul-17 Osborne Clarke; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic and Osborne Clarke advised WhatsApp and Facebook on a potential partnership with local mobile network operators in Latvia and TGS Baltic assisted with an assessment of the general net neutrality situation in Latvia. N/A Latvia
Jul-17 Eversheds; Skrastins & Dzenis; Sorainen; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised SOK (the shareholder of AS Prisma Latvia) on the termination of lease agreements with all lessors of its Prisma hypermarkets in Latvia. Eversheds Sutherland Bitans, Sorainen, and Skrastins & Dzenis represented various lessors. EUR 11.9 million Latvia
Jul-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic provided assistance to the AS Graanul Invest group in relation to procurement of stevedoring services in the Riga Free Port from SIA Rigas Universalais Terminals. N/A Latvia
Jul-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Ceva Logistics Netherlands B.V. on an alleged violation of customs regulations. The case entailed potential administrative liability for discrepancies in the transit documents violating customs regulations and potentially negative tax consequences. N/A Latvia
Jul-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted Europa Belgium NV / SA (Netherlands) in claiming unpaid freight invoices from Retro Furnish Ltd. (United Kingdom), and with a seizure/attachment of a bank account in Latvia and other assets that Retro Furnish Ltd. held in that bank account. N/A Latvia
Jul-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic represented DSV Air & Sea in relation to fraudulent actions with regard to monetary funds owned by the company. As the result of the firm's assistance, sums fraudulently transferred to a Latvian bank were successfully frozen. EUR 3.5 million Latvia
Jul-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted ABN Amro Bank NV, acting as security agent and mandated lead arranger, with the refinancing of a multi-currency revolving syndicated loan issued to Paul Reinhart AG. USD 270 millions Latvia
Jul-17 TGS Baltic; Sorainen TGS Baltic assisted the University of Latvia regarding the EUR 30 million investment contract of the European Investment Bank for the further development of the university's new campus in Riga, called the “Academic Centre.” Sorainen was involved by EIB on selected issues of Latvian law. EUR 30 million Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6811-tgs-baltic-assists-the-university-of-latvia-with-eib-investment
Aug-17 Sorainen Sorainen is assisting Latectus, a subsidiary of AB SEB Bank, with structuring and developing an auction procedure for sale of its real estate portfolio in Latvia and Lithuania. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6851-sorainen-assists-latectus-develop-auction-procedure-for-dale-of-real-estate-portfolio
Aug-17 Sorainen Sorainen advised Eurovia – a subsidiary of VINCI, a transport infrastructure construction and urban development company, which operates in 15 countries and has 38,000 employees – on its acquisition of 68.75% shares in Saldus Celinieks, a Latvian builder of road infrastructure. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6858-sorainen-helps-eurovia-gain-a-foothold-in-latvia
Aug-17 Sorainen Sorainen advised Eltel Networks on the management buy-out of of its business operations in Latvia in which Eltel District Manager Jurijs Kokorevics acquired 100% of the shares. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6889-sorainen-latvia-advises-eltel-networks-on-management-buy-out
Aug-17 TGS Baltic The Latvian office of TGS Baltic represented the FXFair forex services provider in the process of attracting a new equity investor and throughout the shareholder change procedure. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6901-tgs-baltic-advises-fxfair-on-attraction-of-new-investor
Aug-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Alpha Shipping Company SIA in a dispute with a Swedish shipping company regarding the performance of services in the Port of Helsingborg and respective payments. EUR 62,000 Latvia
Aug-17 Cobalt Working on behalf of Evolution Latvia SIA, Cobalt secured the annulment of a prohibition against dismissing a member of the LABA trade union in Latvia N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6942-cobalt-latvia-persuades-court-to-annul-trade-union-prohibition-of-employee-dismissal
Aug-17 Legal Solutions Partners; Skrastins & Dzenis Skrastins & Dzenis, in cooperation with Bulgaria's Legal Solutions Partners, participated in a project involving energy performance contracting in Latvia for public buildings and street lighting projects. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6949-skrastins-dzenis-and-legal-solutions-partners-work-on-latvian-energy-performance-contracting-project
Aug-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted HAVI Global Logistics GmbH with the buy-out of the minority shareholder of HAVI Logistics SIA. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6947-tgs-baltic-advises-havi-global-logistics-with-buy-out-of-minority-shareholder-of-havi-logistics-sia
Sep-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted Benu Aptieka Latvija SIA, a chain of medicine retailers in the Baltics, on its acquisition of 100% shares SIA Cesu Vecpilsatas Aptieka, a pharmacy in Cesis, Latvia. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/7073-tgs-baltic-assists-benu-aptieka-latvija-sia-on-acquisition-of-sia-cesu-vecpilsetas-aptieka
Sep-17 Sorainen Sorainen provided legal advice to Regional Investment Bank – a credit institution in Latvia established in 2001 – as a mortgage creditor in a maritime dispute involving the forced sale of a ship. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/7084-sorainen-latvia-represents-regional-investment-bank-in-complex-maritime-dispute
Sep-17 Sorainen Sorainen represented Norwegian shipbuilding company Folla Maritime Service in negotiations with Rigas Kugu Buvetava (Riga Shipyard) regarding execution of a shipbuilding contract under Latvian law. N/A Latvia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/7096-sorainen-latvia-advises-folla-maritime-service-in-negotiations-over-shipbuilding-contract
Sep-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted OOO Smeshariki in a review of the status of eight Smeshariki international trademarks in Latvia and with on-going trademark disputes in Latvia. USD 15 million Latvia
Sep-17 Cobalt Cobalt reported that the Supreme Court of Latvia passed a judgment recognizing the rights of firm client Otkritie Capital International Ltd. to recover almost EUR 14.8 million. EUR 14.8 million Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/7189-cobalt-secures-recognition-of-london-high-court-judgement-in-latvia
Oct-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised Latvian investor Hansalink SIA on its acquisition of a direct qualifying holding in Bank M2M Europe. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/7240-cobalt-advises-hanslink-in-acquisition-of-bank-m2m-europe
Oct-17 Ellex (Klavins) Ellex Klavins advised New Hanza Capital, acting via its NHC 2, SIA subsidiary, on the acquisition of three office buildings on the territory of Latvia's former State Electro-Technical Factory from Salvus 6, SIA, a subsidiary of DNB Bank. EUR 8.46 million Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/7233-ellex-klavins-advises-new-hanza-capital-on-acquisition-of-riga-office-buildings
Oct-17 BDO Law; Ellex (Klavins); TGS Baltic Ellex Klavins successfully represented JCDecaux Latvia before the Latvian Competition Council in a matter regarding the placement of outdoor advertising on public transportation stops. TGS Baltic represented Clear Channel Latvia in its application to the Latvian Competition Council "that led to Council’s infringement decision establishing that SIA Rigas Satiksme, SIA Pilsetas linijas, and SIA JCDecaux had committed competition law violation in relation to contracts on rights to place outdoor advertisements." BDO Law prepared a written undertaking on behalf of SIA Rigas Satiksme. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/7256-ellex-klavins-successful-for-jcdecaux-latvia-on-placement-of-advertising-on-public-transportation-stops
Oct-17 Ellex (Klavins); TGS Baltic TGS Baltic represented Clear Channel Latvia in its successful argument to the Latvian Competition Council that contracts by SIA Rigas Satiksme, SIA Pilsstas linijas and SIA JCDecaux involving the rights to place outdoor advertisements constituted a violation of competition law. Ellex Klavins represented JCDecaux Latvia. N/A Latvia
Oct-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted with significant changes in the management board and employment structure of Avis Latvia. N/A Latvia
Oct-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised AB SEB Banka on its role as arranging bank on the October 10th issuance of EUR 20 million Green bonds by Latvia's state-owned JSC Development Finance Institution Altum. EUR 20 million Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/7307-cobalt-advises-seb-bankas-on-altum-green-bond-issuance
Nov-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic successfully represented Road Traffic Safety Directorate as contracting authority in litigation resulting from the procurement of speed camera equipment.  EUR 6.8 million Latvia
Nov-17 Cobalt; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Nordea Bank AB in relation to amendments in Senior Multicurrency Term and Facility Agreement concluded with One Med Oy, drafted novation of a share pledge agreement, and ensured registration of the pledge. One Med Oy was assisted by Cobalt. EUR 31.5 million Latvia
Nov-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Expobank AS on integrating the requirements of Financial Instrument Market Directive 2014/65/EU (MiFID II) into its operations. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/7536-tgs-baltic-assists-expobank-as-on-compliance-with-eu-financial-instruments-market-directive
Nov-17 Sorainen Sorainen advised the Baltic Horizon Fund, managed by Northern Horizon Capital, on its acquisition of the Vainodes 1 office building in Riga from sellers NULE 4 and NM 2. EUR 21.3 million Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/7540-sorainen-advises-baltic-horizon-fund-on-acquisition-of-riga-office-building
Dec-17 Cobalt Cobalt Latvia advised venture capital firm Karma Ventures on its investment in Sonarworks, a Latvian innovative audio technology startup. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/7657-cobalt-advises-karma-ventures-on-investment-in-sonarworks
Dec-17 Ellex (Klavins); Triniti Ellex Klavins advised Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Latvija on a land acquisition in the Adazi Region intended for a new production facility. The seller, Sabre Group, was represented by Triniti. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/7661-ellex-klavins-and-triniti-advise-on-orkla-confectionery-snacks-latvija-on-property-acquisition
Dec-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic helped AS Interbaltija AG with merger notification to the Latvian Competition Council related to the sale of the company to Amber Beverage Group. EUR 6.8 million Latvia
Dec-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted Tamro in a dispute with a former employee regarding the pharmaceuticals and health products company’s obligation to make a payment for observing a non-compete obligation where the employee voluntarily commenced new employment in a different industry. N/A Latvia
Dec-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Volvo Truck on changes in the company’s internal employment structure and in terminating the employment of an HR specialist and engaging a new HR partner. N/A Latvia
Dec-17 Aldis Paunins; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised the Latvian Ministry of Economics on the acquisition of 16.05% of the shares of the natural gas transmission and storage system operator AS Conexus Baltic Grid by the Latvian electricity transmission system operator AS Augstsprieguma tikls from SIA ITERA Latvija. Aldis Paunins, Attorney at Law, advised SIA ITERA Latvija on the sale. N/A Latvia
Dec-17 Ellex (Klavins); TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised the Latvian Ministry of Economics on the acquisition of 18.31% of the shares of the natural gas transmission and storage system operator AS Conexus Baltic Grid by the Latvian electricity transmission system operator AS Augstsprieguma tikls from the German energy company Uniper Ruhrgas International GmbH. Ellex Klavins and EY Latvia advised Uniper Ruhrgas International GmbH on the sale of its stake in AS Conexus Baltic Grid. N/A Latvia
Dec-17 Meitar; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted the shareholders of KnowledgePrice, a digital transformation services firm, with the sale of 100% of the shares of the company to Sapiens International Corporation. Meitar advised the buyers. N/A Latvia
Dec-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted Amenda Markets AS IBS regarding the introduction of Financial Instrument Market Directive 2014/65/EU (MiFID II) in the operations of investment brokerage company. N/A Latvia
Jan-17 Tark Grunte Suktiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene assisted LV Asset Management AIFP in its successful application for status as a registered alternative fund manager to Latvia's Financial and Capital Market Commission and AB INVL Baltic Real Estate on its transformation into a licensed Lithuanian special closed-end type investment company. N/A Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5738-tark-grunte-sutkiene-represents-lv-asset-management-aifp-and-ab-invl-baltic-real-estate-in-administrative-licensing-and-registration-procedures
Mar-17 Dominas Derling; Leadell (Balciunas & Grajauskas) Dominas Derling advised the selling shareholders of Litagra on the transfer of its trading business and grain elevator network in Lithuania and Latvia to the Achema Group. Leadell Balciunas & Grajauskas represented the buying side. N/A Latvia; Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5976-dominas-derling-and-leadell-advise-on-litagra-group-transfer-of-trading-business-to-achema-group
Jul-17 Ellex (Klavins) Ellex Klavins advised Lords LB Special Fund V, managed by Lords LB Asset Management, on its EUR 16.8 million acquisition of the Preses Nams building from SIA LASCO Investment, a subsidiary of AS Latvijas Kugnieciba. EUR 16.8 million Latvia; Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6820-ellex-klavins-and-valiunas-advise-lords-lb-special-fund-v-on-acquisition-of-preses-nams
Aug-17 Ecovis; Ellex The Latvian and Lithuanian offices of Ellex advised the Lithuanian investment company UAB Prosperus Strategic RE Fund on its acquisition of the 7250-square meter Mezciems shopping center in Riga and a 1,650 square-meter store in Vilnius. The Ecovis law firm advised the sellers on the Latvian sale. N/A Latvia; Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6832-ellex-and-ecovis-advise-on-uab-prosperus-acquisitions-in-latvia-and-lithuania
Aug-17 Alrud; Cobalt; KPMG Cobalt advised AS Storent Investments, a rental equipment company operating in Baltics, Finland, and Sweden, on its acquisition of Cramo operative companies in Latvia (SIA Cramo) and Kaliningrad (OOO Cramo Kaliningrad) consisting of seven rental depots with 43 employees. Storent was advised on Russian aspects of the deal by Alrud, and Cramo Plc was advised by KPMG. N/A Latvia; Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6872-cobalt-advises-storent-investments-on-acquisition-of-cramo-operations-in-latvia-and-kaliningrad
Feb-17 Asters Asters represented Eugene Kazmin, a Ukrainian national and the owner of the KVV Group, a scrap metal holding company in Ukraine, in investment arbitration against the Republic of Latvia. N/A Latvia; Ukraine www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/ukraine/5813-asters-represents-ukrainian-investor-in-icsid-arbitration-against-latvia
Dec-16 Ellex (Valiunas); Sorainen Sorainen advised CPA:17 – Global on its acquisition of a modern Class A central logistics facility located in Kaunas from Baltic Retail Properties IISUTI UAB and on a long-term lease agreement with Kesko Senukai, a prominent Do-It-Yourself retailer in Lithuania and the Baltic States. Ellex Valiunas advised the seller. EUR 60 million Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5487-sorainen-advises-cpa-17-on-lease-of-kesko-senukai-logistics-center
Dec-16 Ellex (Valiunas); Sorainen Sorainen advised the shareholders of Palink, the operator of the IKI grocery retail chain, on the EUR 213 million cash sale of 100% of Palink shares to ICA Gruppen, the shareholder of the Rimi Baltic retail chain. Valiunas Ellex advised the buyers on the deal. EUR 213 million Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5522-sorainen-and-valiunas-ellex-advise-on-largest-m-a-deal-in-lithuania-in-2016
Dec-16 Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania assisted International Fintech with the launch of its operations in Lithuania. International Fintech, backed by investors from Israel, is developing a system that provides e-money and e-wallet services to online customers. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5527-sorainen-assists-international-fintech-with-lithuanian-launch
Jan-17 Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius advised Lufthansa Technik AG on tax issues in Lithuania. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5531-motieka-audzevicius-advises-lufthansa-technik-on-lithuanian-tax-issues
Jan-17 Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius, working alongside Dentons, successfully represented PAO Gazprom before the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5545-motieka-audzevicius-and-dentons-represent-pao-gazprom-before-lithuanian-supreme-court
Jan-17 Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania advised Finnish energy company Gasum on the sale of its shares in GET Baltic to Amber Grid, a Lithuanian gas transmission system operator. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5646-sorainen-advises-gasum-on-sale-of-shareholding-of-get-baltic-to-amber-grid
Jan-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Skogran UAB on its acquisition of the Finnish forestry company Pohjan Taimi Oy from Suomen Metsakeskus and Tapio Oy. N/A Lithuania
Jan-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised the European Investment Bank on the implementation of the fund of funds and financial engineering instruments in energy efficiency projects. EUR 230 million Lithuania
Jan-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised PVA European Refreshments, a company operating in the Republic of Ireland, on its acquisition of half of the shares in UAB Neptuno Vandenys from the soft drinks producer UAB Coca-Cola HBC Lietuva. EUR 10 million Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5671-cobalt-advises-pva-european-refreshments-on-acquisition-of-half-the-shares-in-uab-neptuno-vandenys-from-uab-coca-cola-hbc-lietuva
Jan-17 Tark Grunte Suktiene Tark Grunte Sutkiene successfully represented UAB Senojo Boksto Klinika in the court of first instance and in the appellate court in an unfair competition dispute with Svalbono Klinika UAB, V.S. and UAB Valdimara. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5740-tark-grunte-sutkiene-successful-for-senojo-boksto-klinika-in-unfair-competition-claim
Feb-17 Ellex (Valiunas); Glimstedt Glimstedt advised the IKEA Group on its acquisition of a 45 MW capacity wind farm in the Lithuanian district of Mazeikiai by purchasing the shares of the investment fund Orion Alternative Energy Fund (managed by the company Orion Asset Management) and the shares of Pamario Jegainiu Energija held by the investment fund Energy Investment Fund. The sellers were advised by Ellex Valiunas. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5757-Glimstedt-and-ellex-valiunas-advise-on-ikea-group-acquisition-of-lithuanian-wind-farms
Feb-17 Advokatu Kontora Gostautas ir Partneriai Advokates; Sorainen Sorainen advised Taurapolis on the acquisition of a building complex on Aludariu street in the territory of the former Vilniaus Tauro brewery in Vilnius from Aludariu Development. The sellers were advised by boutique firm Advokatu Kontora Gostautas ir Partneriai Advokatas. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5765-sorainen-advises-taurapolis-on-acquisition-of-vilnius-complex-from-aludariu-development
Feb-17 Ellex (Valiunas) Ellex Valiunas assisted in integrating Omnitel and Baltic Data Center into Telia Lietuva (former Teo Lt). N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5793-ellex-valiunas-advises-on-integration-of-omnitel-and-baltic-data-center-into-telia-lietuva
Feb-17 Tvins The Tvins law firm in Estonia advised UAB Finansu Bite Verslui on becoming the first member of the public list of crowdfunding platform operators in Lithuania. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/5824-tvins-advises-finansu-bite-verslui-on-entrance-into-public-list-of-lithuanian-crowdfunding-platform-operators
Feb-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Hamilton Poland on its acquisition of Sekargas and Kompanija shares. N/A Lithuania
Mar-17 Ellex (Valiunas); Glimstedt UAB IRI Investments Lietuva has acquired a 45 MW capacity wind farm in the Mazeikiai district of Lithuania by purchasing 100% of shares at UAB Pamario Jegainiu Energija previously owned by the investment fund Orion Alternative Energy Fund, which is managed by Orion Asset Management and the Energy Investment Fund. Ellex advised the sellers. N/A Lithuania
Mar-17 Glimstedt Glimstedt represented MG Baltic Investment in its claim, as a shareholder, against the director of one of its subsidiaries for compensation of damages caused by a breach of fiduciary duties. EUR 13 million Lithuania
Mar-17 Glimstedt Glimstedt represented Jenna Samantha Lazarus and Greg Anthony Lazarus on their application to the Lithuanian Migration Department requesting the reinstatement of their Lithuanian citizenship on the grounds that their ancestors held Lithuanian citizenship prior to June 15, 1940, and ian subsequent and successful appeal of the Department’s rejection of their application in judicial proceedings. N/A Lithuania
Mar-17 Cobalt; Tark Grunte Sutkiene Cobalt advised the shareholders of UAB Sekargas Ir Kompanija — a Lithuanian provider of cargo supervision and quality inspection services — on the sale of 70 percent of the company’s shares to J.S. Hamilton Poland S.A. Tark Grunte Sutkiene advised J.S. Hamilton Poland on the transaction, which closed in February following clearance by Lithuania's Competition Council and Commission for Approval of Conformity of Potential Participants to National Security Interests. The value of the transaction was not disclosed. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6009-cobalt-and-tark-grunte-sutkiene-advise-on-sale-of-sekargas-shares-to-j-s-hamilton-poland
Mar-17 Fort The Court of Appeal of Lithuania granted the appeal of Fort's Vilnius office and has decided that the court of first instance increased the risk of different court decisions arising from similar circumstances by obliging 212 investors of the bankrupt Snoras bank to submit 212 separate claims instead of one joint claim. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6013-fort-successful-on-appeal-for-investors-in-snoras-bank
Mar-17 Magnusson; Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius advised the shareholders of Bendrosios Medicinos Praktika on the sale of the hospital to the CGP Management holding company which controls the Camelia pharmacy chain Camelia. Magnusson advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6026-motieka-audzevicus-and-magnusson-partners-advise-on-sale-of-bendrosios-medicinos-praktika
Mar-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. and its Lithuanian subsidiary AB Sanitas on legal matters relating to restructuring the existing financing scheme consisting of term loans, revolving loans, and notes. N/A Lithuania
Mar-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised the former owner in his sale of the shares in UAB Verslama, which develops a new construction project in Vilnius city. N/A Lithuania
Mar-17 Deloitte Legal; Glimstedt Glimstedt advised DistIT AB on its EUR 1.2 million acquisition of an 80% stake in Sominis Technology UAB, a Vilnius-based distributor of PC, laptop, smartphone, and tablet accessories. Deloitte advised the sellers on the deal. EUR 1.2 million Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/latvia/6096-Glimstedt-advises-distit-on-acquisition-of-sominis-technology
Mar-17 Sorainen Sorainen represented Lidl Lietuve in successful negotiations with the Vilnius City Municipality, the Architects Association of Lithuania, and The Department of Cultural Heritage involving disputes regarding the architectural value of a former road police building on Giraites street in Vilnius. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6115-sorainen-represents-lidl-lietuve-in-negotiations-over-disputed-historical-value-of-vilnius-office-building
Mar-17 Glimstedt; Primus Primus assisted Mimaki Engineering, a Japanese manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting machines, on the acquisition of manufacturing and distribution of the Eco Balance ecosolvent ink and the distribution business of the Decojet digital printing PVC wallpaper from Lithuanian company UAB Veika. The sellers were represented by Glimstedt on the deal. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6141-primus-and-Glimstedt-advise-on-mimaki-engineering-acquisition-from-uab-veika
Mar-17 Sorainen Sorainen assisted IBS Lithuania in the process of obtaining an e-money license from the Bank of Lithuania. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6144-sorainen-helps-ibs-lithuania-obtain-e-money-license-from-bank-of-lithuania
Apr-17 Glimstedt; Sorainen Glimstedt advised Realco, an ICOR group company, on the sale of the Pentagon business center to Technopolis, with a further option to buy a neighboring development opportunity. The transaction was carried out in two share deals. Sorainen acted on behalf of Technopolis. N/A Lithuania
Apr-17 Glimstedt; Sorainen Glimstedt advised the Icor group on its sale of the Pentagon office property and nearby area in Vilnius to the Finnish real estate group Technopolis. Sorainen advised the buyers on the transaction, which was valued at around EUR 32 million. EUR 32 million Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6182-Glimstedt-and-sorainen-advise-on-sale-of-pentagon-office-building
Apr-17 SPC Legal SPC Legal assisted Modus Group in changing its holding structure by making 19 intra-group transfers to change the subordination system of different businesses. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6235-spc-legal-assists-modus-group-in-changing-holding-structure
Apr-17 SPC Legal SPC Legal advised UAB Nuomos Verslas (an investment vehicle owned by the majority shareholders of AB Freda) on its acquisition of 100% of shares of a company holding two warehouses with a total area of 13,000 square meters. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6240-spc-legal-advises-nuomos-verslas-on-acquisition-of-warehouses
Apr-17 SPC Legal SPC Legal assisted AB Panevezio Stiklas, a Baltic producer of glass products and processors, in its obtaining of EUR 7.3 million in financing from the Citadele bank to be "used to purchase a new glass furnace and thus to materially upgrade production activities of the company." EUR 7.3 million Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6250-spc-legal-helps-panevezio-stiklas-obtain-loan-from-citadele
Apr-17 Sorainen Sorainen's Vilnius office advised design and publishing company Kopa on the implementation of a new construction project in Lithuania's Kaunas free economic zone. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6263-sorainen-lithuania-advises-kopa-on-project-in-free-economic-zone
May-17 Glimstedt Glimstedt represented Addendum Solutions in an employment dispute with a former employee involving alleged breaches of an employment agreement containing a confidentiality clause and a clause prohibiting luring away of fellow employees post-termination. EUR 29,000 Lithuania
May-17 Dominas Derling Dominas Derling advised SAFI Engineering on termination of activities in the Klaipeda free economic zone. N/A Lithuania
May-17 Cobalt; Ellex (Valiunas); Dominas Derling Dominas Derling acted on behalf of the CEO and institutional shareholders of Rokiskio Suris in a case involving the claims made by the minority shareholder for damages against the CEO for prohibited financial assistance allegedly provided by the company to a third party with the view of acquisition of its shares. Ellex Valiunas represented the claimant East Capital. Cobalt represented third parties. EUR 11 million Lithuania
May-17 Dominas Derling Dominas Derling represented E-energija in arbitration relating to the LNG terminal take-or-pay contract enforcement action. N/A Lithuania
May-17 Cobalt Cobalt represented East West Agro, one of the largest agricultural machinery sales companies in Lithuania, in the initial public offering of the company’s shares. EUR 3 million Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6361-cobalt-assists-east-west-agro-with-rare-lithuanian-ipo
May-17 Cobalt; Sorainen Sorainen's Lithuania office advised 4finance on a USD 325 million bond issue due in 2022. Cobalt acted as Latvian counsel to 4finance Group on the bond issuance. The bonds are listed on the Global Exchange Market of the Irish Stock Exchange. USD 325 million Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6383-sorainen-lithuania-advised-4finance-on-usd-325-million-bond-issuance
May-17 Ellex (Valiunas) Ellex Valiunas represented the EBRD on a EUR 50 million loan agreement with Lithuania's Public Investment Development Agency. EUR 50 million Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6412-ellex-valiunas-advises-ebrd-on-loan-to-lithuania-s-public-investment-development-agency
May-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised S.A. Elemental Holding on its acquisition of 99.8% of shares in EMP Recycling. EUR 3.5 million Lithuania
May-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic represented UAB FM_ Finasta and its clients regarding structuring and acquisition of the issue of convertible bonds of AS Lauma International. N/A Lithuania
May-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised EWA on the initial public offering of the company’s shares, and on the merging of UAB EWA Group with East West Agro and converting the form of East West Agro from private limited liability company to public limited liability company completed in preparation. EUR 3 million Lithuania
May-17 Cobalt Cobalt advised Practica Venture Capital, managed by Practica Capital, on its EUR 1 million investment in UAB Softneta. EUR 1 million Lithuania
May-17 Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius advised ZSC Techteam and ZeroSum Capital OU on each's acquisition of 40% of the shares in long-term firm client Finbee — which the firm also represented on the deal. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6434-motieka-audzevicius-advises-on-both-sides-of-finbee-investments
May-17 Cobalt Cobalt assisted UAB Mobilus Mokejimai in obtaining an electronic money institution license for restricted activity, enabling it to issue electronic money and provide payment services in Lithuania. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6441-cobalt-helps-mobilus-mokejimai-obtain-electronic-money-institution-license
Jun-17 Glimstedt Glimstedt represented security company G4S in a case involving allegations by its insurer that it failed to perform its duties in securing an object under the security contract. EUR 3.5 million Lithuania
Jun-17 Dominas Derling Dominas Derling advised OTCF on lease issues. N/A Lithuania
Jun-17 Sorainen Sorainen advised Regus on the lease of office premises at the Park Town business center developed by MG Valda. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6484-sorainen-helps-regus-rent-office-space-at-in-vilnius-business-center
Jun-17 Ellex; Sorainen Sorainen assisted the Lithuanian Ministry of Finance in issuing ten-year and thirty–year Eurobonds and borrowing EUR 750 million and EUR 550 million respectively. Ellex Valiunas advised lead managers BNP Paribas and J.P. Morgan on the Eurobonds issuance. EUR 1.3 billion Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6501-sorainen-lithuania-advises-on-eurobonds-issuances
Jun-17 Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius successfully represented Lithuania's public non-profit deposit system administration institution Uzstato Sistemos Administratorius before the District Court of Vilnius City. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6514-motieka-audzevicus-successful-for-lithuania-s-non-profit-deposit-system-administration-institution-in-court
Jun-17 Allen & Overy; Cobalt Cobalt represented a syndicate of banks including AB SEB Bankas (in Lithuania), Danske Bank A/S (in Denmark), and Nordea Bank AB (in Sweden), in granting a syndicated loan of EUR 60 million to Telia Lietuva. The borrowers were advised by the South African office of Allen & Overy. EUR 60 million Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6537-cobalt-and-a-o-advise-on-telia-lietuva-syndicated-loan
Jun-17 Sorainen Sorainen advised Harbortouch, a provider of touch-screen point-of-sale (POS) systems and payment services in the USA, on its launch of operations in Vilnius. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6559-sorainen-advises-harbortouch-on-vilnius-office
Jun-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Schage Real Estate on the sale of the Vytenio 4 office project. N/A Lithuania
Jun-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic provided the European Commission with an EU-wide study on the law applicable to insurance contracts. N/A Lithuania
Jun-17 Sorainen Sorainen represented Alfa Bank in a dispute over loans personally granted by Lithuanian businessman Vidmantas Kucinskas to Arvi NKP, which operates a fertilizer factory in Kaliningrad. EUR 10 million Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6579-sorainen-victorious-for-alfa-bank-in-lithuanian-dispute
Jun-17 Sorainen Sorainen assisted Contrarian Ventures on its successful tender to become manager of a venture capital fund established by Lietuvos Energija. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6593-sorainen-advises-contrarian-ventures-on-successful-tender-to-manage-lietuvos-energija-venture-capital-fund
Jun-17 Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius represented AB Kauno Grudai, one of the largest agriculture companies in Lithuania, in an investigation initiated by the Lithuanian Competition Council. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6630-motieka-audzevicius-successful-for-ab-kauno-grudai-in-illegal-concentration-claim
Jun-17 Clifford Chance; Dentons; Ellex (Valiunas); Sorainen Sorainen advised Lietuvos Energija in establishing a EUR 1 billion Euro Medium Term Note Program and on preparations to issue and distribute the first tranche of up to EUR 200 million. Ellex Valiunas represented BNP Paribas and SEB on the program. Dentons announced that it also advised Lietuvos Energija, UAB on the bond issue, and reported that Clifford Chance worked alongside Ellex in advising the underwriters. According to Dentons, "Lietuvos Energija was initially expected to bring a EUR 200 million green bond to market, however, the deal defied expectations with an oversubscribed book which enabled the issuer to print a EUR 300 million bond from a EUR 1.4 billion book. The bonds were issued under Lietuvos Enegija's EUR 1 billion Euro Medium Term Note (EMTN) Programme, and Dentons also advised the company on the establishment of the EMTN Programme." EUR 1 billion Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6654-sorainen-and-ellex-assist-with-lietuvos-energija-green-bond-issuance
Jul-17 Sorainen; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic represented UAB INVL Asset Management and funds managed by it on the acquisition of shares in Lithuania SME Fund and BaltCap Latvia Venture Capital Fund from UAB SEB Venture Capital. Sorainen advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6731-tgs-baltic-and-sorainen-facilitate-invl-asset-management-acquisition-of-shares-in-seb-venture-capital-funds
Jul-17 Ellex Ellex, representing the Vilnius-based UAB Ozantis real estate developer, helped facilitate a settlement agreement between some 32 entities and containing more than 16,880 signatures that, having been approved by the Vilnius City Council, brings an end to a 16-year dispute regarding investments in the 60-hectare territory of the Siemens Arena in Vilnius. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6794-ellex-lithuania-helps-bring-an-end-to-16-year-dispute-involving-siemens-arena-area
Jul-17 Primus Primus represented and advised UAB Litagra, one of the largest agricultural companies in Lithuania, on its now-completed reorganization and division into two companies: UAB LP Grupe, which will take over the trade and elevator business, and UAB Litagra, which will operate the activities of feed production and agricultural business. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6798-primus-helps-litagra-with-reorganization
Aug-17 Fort; Sorainen Sorainen advised Genesta Property Nordic on the sale of 100% of its shares in GNBLIT Kaunas Logistics to EfTEN Capital. Fort advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6865-sorainen-and-fort-advise-on-genesta-property-nordic-sale-of-gnblit-kaunas-logistics
Aug-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic represented Lietuvos Energija in structuring the Baltics' first specialized corporate risk capital fund and in coordinating all documents related to the fund's establishment with fund manager Contrarian Ventures. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6882-tgs-baltic-represents-lietuvos-energija-in-structuring-of-innovation-fund
Aug-17 Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania advised the shareholders of the Adnet Media online advertising network in the Baltic States, on their entrance into a share sale-purchase agreement with Ekspress Grupp. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6900-sorainen-advises-shareholder-of-adnet-media-on-sale-of-remaining-shares-to-ekspress-grupp
Aug-17 Tvins Tvins advised the Energy and Infrastructure SME Fund, managed by Lords LB Asset Management, on its acquisition of 100% of shares of City Parking Group S.A. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6958-tvins-advises-lords-lb-asset-management-on-acquisition-of-city-parking-group
Sep-17 TGS Baltic Prominent Lithuanian entrepreneur Nerijus Numavicius signed a long-term strategic partnership agreement with TGS Baltic, which will serve as his strategic adviser for legal and business management issues. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/6990-lithuanian-billionaire-retains-tgs-baltic-as-strategic-advisor
Sep-17 Sorainen Sorainen advised Olympic Entertainment Group on the merger of Orakulas into the Olympic Casino Group Baltija. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/7005-sorainen-assists-with-lithuanian-casino-merger
Sep-17 Sorainen Sorainen successfully defended the interests of Eurocash1 in an eight-year dispute involving a prohibited vertical agreement. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/7074-sorainen-successful-for-eurocash1-in-lithuanian-supreme-administrative-court
Sep-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Lietuvos Energija on its sale of shares in Duomenu Logistikos Centras to Telia Lietuva. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/7100-tgs-baltic-represents-lietuvos-energija-on-sale-of-duomenu-logistikos-centras
Sep-17 Sorainen Sorainen advised Zurnalu Leidybos Grupe, the publisher of the popular Lithuanian magazines “Zmones”, “Laima”, “Ji”, and “Edita” and the operator of the portals Zmones.lt, Ji24.lt, Elaima.lt, and Shopspy.lt, on the transfer of its business to Media Bites. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/7109-sorainen-advises-zurnal-leidybos-grupe-on-sale-of-publications-to-media-bites
Sep-17 Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka &_ Audzevicius assisted listed company Lifland Gaming in its acquisition of 100%_of shares in Baltic Bet – a betting services company in Lithuania. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/7145-motieka-audzevicius-assists-lifland-gaming-in-acquisition-of-baltic-bet
Sep-17 Glimstedt Glimstedt advised UAB Asseco Lietuva on its acquisition of Saikas UAB. N/A Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/7157-Glimstedt-advises-asseco-lietuva-on-acquisition-of-saikas
Sep-17 Cobalt Cobalt successfully persuaded Lithuania's Supreme Administrative Court to reduce a fine imposed on client UAB Ministerium by the Lithuanian Competition Council from EUR 8,000 to EUR 4,000. EUR 8,000 Lithuania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/lithuania/7154-cobalt-persuades-administrative-court-to-reduce-fine-on-uab-ministerium
Oct-17 Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius assisted UAB Elektroniniu Pinigu Bite in obtaining an e-money institution license for activities in Lithuania. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7231-motieka-audzevicius-assists-uab-elektroniniu-pinigu-bite-obtain-e-money-institution-license-in-lithuania
Oct-17 TGS Baltic; Motieka & Audzevicius TGS Baltic advised venture capital fund Litcapital I on the buyout of 85 percent of shares in semiconductor laser company Brolis Semiconductors by the Brolis Group. Motieka & Audzevicius advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7235-tgs-baltic-and-motieka-audzevicius-advise-on-brolis-group-buyout-of-litcapital-i-shares-in-brolis-semiconductors
Oct-17 Ellex; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Medicinos Bankas on its purchase of rights of claim to a EUR 29.8 million loan portfolio from UAB Baltijos Kredito Sprendimai to home, student, and consumer loans of former clients (natural persons) of the failed bank Snoras. Ellex reportedly advised the sellers on the deal. EUR 29.8 million Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7238-tgs-baltic-represents-medicinos-bankas-on-acquisition-of-snoras-loan-portfolio
Oct-17 Ellex (Valiunas) Acting upon the request of Mano Unija, the largest credit union in Lithuania, the Bank of Lithuania has issued authorization for it to start transforming into a public company with a bank license. Ellex Valiunas advised Mano Unija on the process. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7267-ellex-valiunas-assists-in-transformation-of-credit-union-into-bank-in-lithuania
Oct-17 Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius successfully defended the interests of public non-profit deposit system administration institution Uzstato Sistemos Administratorius in contractual litigation. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7270-m-a-successful-for-public-non-profit-deposit-system-administrator
Oct-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic represented BaltCap Infrastructure Fund on the entrance into a EUR 16 million engineering, procurement, and construction contract with Axis Technologies to develop a biomass plant in Vilnius. EUR 16 million Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7278-tgs-baltic-represents-baltcap-infrastructure-fund-on-biomass-plant-development-deal
Oct-17 Sorainen Sorainen advised Decathlon on its entrance into Lithuania and the Baltics. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7323-sorainen-helps-decathlon-enter-lithuania
Oct-17 Cobalt; Sorainen Sorainen advised Blue Ocean Invest on the sale of 100% shares in Interneto Partneris – the largest online flight ticket seller in the Baltic States – to the Otravo Group. The buyers were advised by Cobalt. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7338-sorainen-and-cobalt-advise-on-sale-of-online-flight-ticket-seller-in-the-baltics
Oct-17 Aversus Averus advised the Kaunas Free Economic Zone Management company in Lithuania on its agreement with Hollister for the American lifestyle brand (owned by Abercrombie & Fitch Co.) to set up a new plant in the zone. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7345-averus-advises-kaunas-free-economic-zone-management-company-on-agreement-with-hollister
Oct-17 Sorainen Sorainen advised Orkla Care and Orkla Health on intellectual property matters. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7353-sorainen-helps-orkla-care-and-orkla-health-combat-intellectual-property-infringements
Oct-17 Cobalt; TGS Baltic Cobalt advised Lithuanian dairy company AB Rokiskio Suris on the acquisition of 10% of its shares by global dairy giant Fonterra. TGS Baltic advised Fonterra on the deal. EUR 7 million Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7357-cobalt-and-tgs-baltic-advised-on-fonterra-investment-in-lithuanian-dairy-company
Nov-17 Dominas Derling Dominas Derling advised the selling shareholders of Musu miskai, UAB on the transfer of 100 percent of the shares to Silvestica Green Forest AB. EUR 2.45 million Lithuania
Nov-17 Sorainen Sorainen has drafted a letter on potential opposition to the Cloud Raiders trademark of global game developer Game Insight and registered the company's Cloud Raiders, Guns of Boom, and GEOTWIST trademarks. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7388-sorainen-advises-game-insight-on-trademark-matters
Nov-17 Sorainen Sorainen advised Google on its launch of YouTube Kids and Google Play ToS in the Lithuanian market as well as assisting the company in issues related to misleading content. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7391-sorainen-advises-google-on-intellectual-property-and-data-protection-issues
Nov-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic represented UAB Nordic Food Republic on a restaurant lease agreement with UAB Blendas, the owner of a hotel located in the historic mansion of the Pacai family that is expected to open next year. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7420-tgs-baltic-represents-nordic-food-republic-on-lease-agreement-with-blendas
Nov-17 Sorainen Sorainen advised the Open Circle Capital venture capital fund on the launch of its operations in Lithuania. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7468-sorainen-helps-new-venture-capital-fund-launch-operations-in-lithuania
Nov-17 Ellex (Valiunas) Ellex Valiunas assisted UK financial technologies start-up Revolut on its successful application to the Bank of Lithuania for a banking license. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7470-ellex-valiunas-helps-fintech-startup-obtain-lithuanian-banking-license
Nov-17 Sorainen Sorainen advised German technology company Continental on building a new electronic components manufacturing plant in the Kaunas region of Lithuania. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7472-sorainen-advises-continental-on-building-of-its-first-plant-in-lithuania
Nov-17 Sulija Partners Law Firm; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic represented both Aircastle Limited and Aero Capital Solutions Inc.on the sale and leveraged purchase of two aircraft registered in Lithuania and leased to Lithuania air carrioer Small Planet Airlines UAB. The Sulija Partners Law Firm represented Small Planet Airlines on the deal and on lease novation legal matters. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7490-tgs-baltic-represents-aircastle-limited-and-aero-capital-solutions-inc-on-aircraft-sale
Nov-17 Sorainen Sorainen advised the Finnish fund YCE Housing I, managed by Vicus Capital Advisors Limited, on its investment in Stage I of the Raitininku Sodai residential construction project in Vilnius. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7495-sorainen-advises-finnish-fund-s-investment-in-vilnius-residential-project
Nov-17 Avance Attorneys; Cobalt; Jones Day; Sorainen Sorainen, working alongside global lead counsel Jones Day, advised Owens Corning on its acquisition of the Paroc Group, a European producer of mineral wool insulation for building and technical applications. Finland's Avance Attorneys advised the sellers. Cobalt's Lithuania team also provided sell-side support in respect of Lithuanian part of the deal. EUR 900 million Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7523-sorainen-advises-owens-corning-on-acquisition-of-paroc-group
Dec-17 Cobalt; Ellex (Valiunas) Cobalt represented UAB EIKA on the sale of Business Centre 135 in Vilnius to UAB Capitalica Baltic Real Estate Fund I, represented by the UAB Capitalica Asset Management management company. Ellex Valiunas advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7591-cobalt-and-valiunas-ellex-advise-on-sale-of-business-centre-135-in-vilnius
Dec-17 Sorainen Sorainen helped Via Payments, part of the VIA SMS Group, obtain an e-money institution license from the Bank of Lithuania. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7628-sorainen-advises-via-payments-on-e-money-institution-license-application
Dec-17 Cobalt Cobalt successfully acted for UAB Haltex in proceedings regarding the dismissal of a mid-level executive. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7640-cobalt-successful-for-haltex-in-employee-dismissal-proceedings
Dec-17 TGS Baltic TGS Baltic represented Credit Value Investments and funds managed by it in investing in the bonds of AB Civinity by structuring the bond issue and creating the issuer’s instruments to ensure the performance of obligations. N/A Lithuania
Jul-17 Deloitte Legal; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Enterprise Investors on the sale by the Polish Enterprise Fund VI and minority shareholders sale of Novaturas, the largest tour operator in the Baltic States, to Itaka Holdings. Deloitte Legal advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Lithuania; Poland ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6715-tgs-baltic-advises-enterprise-investors-on-sale-of-novaturas
Dec-17 TGS Baltic; Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland and TGS Baltic advised Baltic Champs Group on acquisition of a majority stake in Agrowill AB. EUR 42 million Lithuania; Poland
Jul-17 Allen & Overy; Sulija Partners Law FIrm Sulija Partners Law Firm assisted AB AviaAM Leasing, a Warsaw Stock Exchange-listed global aviation holding company, with the sale of four Airbus A320 aircraft to a subsidiary of GTLK Europe, an Ireland-based international leasing company. Allen & Overy Moscow advised GTLK Europe on the deal. N/A Lithuania; Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6795-sulija-partners-law-firm-vilnius-and-allen-overy-advise-on-sale-of-airbus-a320-aircraft-with-lease-attached
Sep-17 Ellex (Valiunas); White & Case A legal position developed by Ellex Valiunas and White & Case on behalf of the Lithuanian Ministry of Justice in a dispute with Vladimir Antonov, the former owner of Snoras bank, was accepted by Russian courts. N/A Lithuania; Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/7085-ellex-valiunas-and-white-case-developed-a-successful-legal-position-for-the-republic-of-lithuania
Oct-17 Georgi Dimitrov Law Firm; Karanovic & Nikolic Macedonian lawyers cooperating with Karanovic & Nikolic advised Central Asia Metals on its EUR 340 million acquisition of 100% of Lynx Resources, which operates the SASA zinc-lead mine in Macedonia, from Orion Co-investments III and Fusion Capital. The Georgi Dimitrov Law Firm reportedly advised the sellers. EUR 340 million Macedonia ceelegalmatters.com/macedonia/7371-karanovic-nikolic-advises-central-asia-metals-on-acquisition-of-macedonian-zinc-lead-mine
Jun-17 Ak Law Firm; Clifford Chance (Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership) The Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership advised Turkiye Is Bankasi and Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi on financing provided to Turkuaz Petrol Urunleri A.S. for its acquisition of TP Petrol Dagitim, the fuel retailing branch of Turkiye Petrolleri, Turkeyęs state-owned oil and gas firm. The Ak Law Firm represented Turkuaz Petrol Urunleri (a subsidiary of Zulfikarlar Holding A.S.) on its successful bid for TP Petrol Dagitim. N/A Moldova; Turkey www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6530-yegin-ciftci-attorney-partnership-and-ak-law-advise-on-financing-for-and-privatization-of-tp-petrol-dagitim
Feb-17 BDK Advokati BDK Advokati advised Montenegrin transmission system operator Crnogorski Elektroprenosni Sistem on its development of the undersea HVDC transmission cable connecting Italy and Montenegro. The project was finalized in February 2017. The development was handled jointly with Terna. EUR 800 million Montenegro
May-17 CMS CMS advised TFI BGK on a joint venture agreement with OT Logistic S.A. in relation to the acquisition of companies Luka Bar and Monte Cargo in Montenegro. N/A Montenegro
Nov-17 Law Office Vujacic Law Office Vujacic advised Atlas Invest on the EUR 3.2 million sale of "The Old Post" building in Budva, Montenegro, to an unnamed private individual. EUR 3.2 million Montenegro ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7474-vujacic-advises-atlas-invest-on-sale-of-budva-property
Nov-17 MIM Law MIM Law successfully represented Beppler & Jacobson Montenegro in the Commercial Court of Montenegro, which, following a long trial, ordered Casino Avala Budva to pay more than EUR 16 million EUR to the hotel owner for its unauthorized use of B&J's business premises. EUR 16 million Montenegro ceelegalmatters.com/montenegro/7528-mim-law-successful-for-beppler-jacobson-montenegro-in-commercial-court
Mar-17 Zivkovic Samardzic Zivkovic Samardzic secured a victory for its clients, Petrol d.d. Ljubljana and Petrol Crna Gora MNE d.o.o, the leading Slovenian energy company and its Montenegrin subsidiary, in their dispute with Konim d.o.o. Belgrade in the Montenegrin Court of Appeal. N/A Montenegro; Serbia; Slovenia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5955-zivkovic-samardzic-victorious-for-petrol-d-d-ljubljana-and-petrol-crna-gora-mne-d-o-o-in-dispute-with-konim-d-o-o-belgrade
Dec-16 Greenberg Traurig; Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak represented Agora S.A. on its sale of a 21.5% of the share capital in Green Content sp. z o.o. to Discovery Polska. Additionally, Discovery Polska subscribed for new shares in the increased share capital of Green Content. Greenberg Traurig advised Discovery Polska on the deal. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5462-sk-s-and-greenberg-traurig-advise-on-investment-agreement-between-agora-and-discovery-polska-for-sale-of-stake-in-green-content
Dec-16 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka successfully represented PKP Intercity in an arbitration before the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw related to a dispute over payment of a contractual penalty by Alstom for a delay in the supply of Pendolino trains. EUR 42.3 Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5471-dzp-obtains-record-compensation-award-for-pkp-intercity-from-supplier-of-pendolino-trains
Dec-16 Dentons Dentons announced that the joint bid of a consortium consisting of it, Infralinx Capital Polska, Ove Arup & Partners International Limited, and the Institute for Public- Private Partnership Foundation submitted pursuant to a tender announced by the Ministry of Development for the award of a public contract for the Framework Agreement for Consultancy and Specialist Workshops Concerning Preparation for the Implementation of Public-Private Partnership Projects was chosen as one of the three best bids. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5478-dentons-led-consortium-bid-wins-ppp-tender-by-ministry-of-development-in-poland
Dec-16 Dentons; Linklaters Dentons advised European Property Investors Special Opportunities 3, an opportunity fund advised by European real estate investment manager Tristan Capital Partners, on its sale of the Zakopianka Shopping Center in Krakow to Echo Polska Properties. Linklaters advised Echo Polska on the deal. EUR 54 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5481-dentons-advises-tristan-capital-partners-on-sale-of-krakow-shopping-center
Dec-16 Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised the European Investment Bank on the debut hybrid unsecured subordinated registered bonds in the amount of EUR 190 million issued by Tauron Polska Energia S.A. Allen & Overy advised Tauron Polska on the issue. EUR 190 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5483-clifford-chance-and-allen-overy-advise-on-issue-of-hybrid-bonds-of-tauron-polska-energia
Dec-16 Glade Michel Wirtz; Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised Rentokil Initial plc on its joint venture agreement with Haniel & Cie. Holding company. The Dusseldorf-based Glade Michel Wirtz law firm provided counsel to Haniel. EUR 1.1 billion Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5500-greenberg-traurig-represents-rentokil-initial-on-joint-venture-with-haniel
Dec-16 Hogan Lovells; Pinsent Masons; KKLW; Kochanski Zieba & Partners Kochanski Zieba & Partners, working alongside Pinsent Masons, advised Aberdeen Asset Management’s Infrastructure Funds on its acquisition of a 49.99% stake in Intertoll Europe’s PPP portfolio for ZAR 633.2 million (EUR 43 million). EUR 43 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5506-kzp-pinsent-masons-hogan-lovells-and-kklw-advise-on-strategic-partnership-between-aberdeen-and-intertoll
Dec-16 Greenberg Traurig; Linklaters Linklaters advised Echo Investment S.A. on its sale of the Q22 tower in Warsaw to the US-based Invesco Real Estate fund. Greenberg Traurig advised Invesco on the deal and on its financing. PLN 1 billion Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5525-linklaters-and-greenberg-traurig-advise-on-sale-of-warsaw-s-q22-tower
Jan-17 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft; Noerr; White & Case Noerr advised IKB Deutsche Industriebank on financing of one of the largest wheels suppliers to the automotive industry. White & Case was counsel to the existing lender, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft was the debtor’s counsel, and DZP acted as the debtor’s counsel in Poland. EUR 20 million Poland
Jan-17 Noerr Noerr offered asset management-related advice to Rolls Royce, relative to its production facility complex in the South of Poland. N/A Poland
Jan-17 Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners SSW advised an affiliate of the GetBack group on its issuance of bonds for a total value of up to PLN 105 million PLN 105 million Poland
Jan-17 Dentons; Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised Waimea Holding S.A. on its sale of the North-West Logistic Park warehousing and manufacturing facility in Szczecin to Exeter Property Group, which was supported by Dentons. PLN 180 million Poland
Jan-17 Czabanski & Galuszynski; Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners SSW advised the Unilink group on the equity investment into the company by Darby Private Equity, part of Franklin Templeton Investments. Czabanski & Galuszynski advised the buyer. Euro 12.5 million Poland
Jan-17 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds advised Rolls-Royce PLC and Rolls-Royce Polska Sp. z o.o. on the framework cooperation agreement they signed with Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5533-wierzbowski-eversheds-advises-rolls-royce-on-agreement-with-pgz
Jan-17 Hogan Lovells; Norton Rose Fulbright Norton Rose Fulbright advised a consortium of banks consisting of Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Bank Zachodni WBK S.A., Powszechna Kasa Oszczednosci Bank Polski S.A., and the European Investment Bank on a PLN 629 million loan facility to be made available to Polish transport company Przewozy Regionalne sp. z o.o. Hogan Lovells advised Przewozy Regionalne on the deal. PLN 629 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5553-norton-rose-fulbright-and-hogan-lovells-advise-on-financing-for-polish-rail-company
Jan-17 Public Procurement Law Firm Robert Siwik The Public Procurement Law Firm Robert Siwik represented a consortium of Saferoad group companies in appeal proceedings before Poland's National Chamber of Appeals concerning a tender for the maintenance of a section of the country's highway around Poznan. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5573-the-public-procurement-law-firm-robert-siwik-represents-saferoad-consortium-before-polish-nca
Jan-17 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP, representing the Transport & Logistics Poland Employers' Association, successfully persuaded Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal that a Polish regulation allowing payments for international transport drivers to be made in the form of overnight allowances is not compliant with the Polish Constitution. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5582-poland-s-constitutional-tribunal-upholds-dzp-s-interpretation-in-overnight-accommodation-case
Jan-17 Public Procurement Law Firm Robert Siwik The Public Procurement Law Firm Robert Siwik reported that it successfully represented two large trade associations — the Polish Association of Construction Employers and the Polish Association of Aggregates Producers — in appeal proceedings before Poland's National Chamber of Appeals involving the award of a contract for the redevelopment and extension of a section of the "inter-regional road” 559. The two associations had joined their claim to that of appellant Skanska SA. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5576-robert-siwik-public-procurement-law-firm-successful-for-trade-associations-in-appeal-to-nca
Jan-17 Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners SSW Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners advised Vantage Development S.A. on its issuance of O-series bonds with face value of PLN 50 million. PLN 50 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5589-ssw-advises-vantage-development-on-o-series-bond-issuance
Jan-17 Public Procurement Law Firm Robert Siwik The Public Procurement Law Firm Robert Siwik successfully represented the Polish Association of Construction Employers before Poland's National Chamber of Appeals (NCA) in a case involving A4 motorway maintenance. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5583-robert-siwik-again-successful-for-polish-association-of-construction-employers-before-poland-s-nca
Jan-17 Greenberg Traurig; Hogan Lovells The Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig advised Galeria Warminska spolka z ograniczona odpowiedzialnoscia sp.k. on the sale of the Galeria Warminska shopping center to a Polish SPV controlled by Rockastle. Hogan Lovells reportedly advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5602-greenberg-traurig-advises-on-sale-of-galeria-warminska-shopping-center
Jan-17 Dentons; Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP acted for Enea Wytwarzanie in negotiating a five month extension to a contract to build a 1075 MW energy unit in Kozienice with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe and Polimex-Mostostal. Dentons advised Polimex-Mostostal on the deal. PLN 5.1 billion Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5593-dzp-and-dentons-negotiate-annex-to-contract-to-build-new-energy-unit-in-kozienice
Jan-17 Dentons; Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners SSW Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners advised Waimea Holding SA on the sale of a warehouse and production center in the North-West Logistic Park in Szczecin to the Exeter Property Group. Dentons advised the buyer on the deal. EUR 41.2 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5597-ssw-and-dentons-advise-on-sale-of-property-in-north-west-logistic-park-in-szczecin
Jan-17 Gessel Gessel advised Good Food Products on a credit agreement with Bank BGZ BNP Paribas. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5606-gessel-advises-good-food-products-on-bgz-bnp-paribas-loan
Jan-17 Gessel Gessel advised Bank BGZ BNP Paribas S.A., cooperating with Biuro Inwestycji Kapitalowych, on its investment in CCIG Group Sp. z o.o. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5619-gessel-advises-bank-bgz-bnp-paribas-on-investment-in-ccig-group
Jan-17 FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz FKA Furtek Komosa Aleksandrowicz advised mBank SA on the sale of a portfolio of non-performing receivables towards corporate clients (and related receivables owed to a government financial institution) with a face value of over PLN 125 million. PLN 125 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5613-fka-advises-mbank-on-sale-of-non-performing-receivables-portfolio
Jan-17 BSWW Legal & Tax; Solivan BSWW Legal & Tax advised Rank Progress on the EUR 26.7 million sale of Galeria Swidnicka to the Catalyst Capital Fund (an SPV of Calioppe Investments). The Solivan firm advised the seller on the deal. EUR 26.7 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5624-bsww-legal-tax-and-solivan-advise-on-sale-of-galeria-swidnicka-in-poland
Jan-17 BIL Law Firm; Mrowiec Fialek Mrowiec Fialek advised private equity fund Argus Capital and GTX Hanex Plastic sp. z o.o. on Argu's divestment of GTX Hanex to Marpol S.A. The BIL Law Firm advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5658-mrowiec-fialek-advises-argus-capital-on-divestment-of-gtx-hanex-plastic
Jan-17 CMS CMS advised the EW Group GmbH/Aviagen Group on the acquisition of Hubbard Breeders, the broiler genetics division of Groupe Grimaud. N/A Poland
Jan-17 Mrowiec Fialek Mrowiec Fialek advised Matexi Polska Sp. z o.o. – a company belonging to Belgium's Holding Matexi development group – on its acquisition of unidentified real property in Warsaw. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5681-mrowiec-fialek-advises-matexi-polska-on-real-estate-acquisition
Jan-17 CMS; Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak advised Eurocash S.A. on its acquisition of Polska Dystrybucja Alkoholi sp. z o.o. CMS advised the selling shareholders. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5677-sk-s-and-cms-advise-on-eurocash-acquisition-of-polska-dystrybucja-alkoholi
Jan-17 Mrowiec Fialek Mrowiec Fialek advised Krakow-based Fabryka Pizzy sp. z o.o. on an investment agreement with restaurant company Sfinks Polska S.A. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5673-mrowiec-fialek-and-partners-advises-fabryka-pizzy-on-agreement-with-sfinks-polska
Jan-17 CMS; KI Komosa Imielowski CMS Poland advised the Brusikiewicz family on the sale of a 60% share in the Thai Wok restaurant chain to the EBS group. The KI Komosa Imielowski firm advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5690-cms-poland-advises-founders-of-thai-wok-on-sale-of-majority-share
Jan-17 Squire Patton Boggs; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Squire Patton Boggs advised Resource Partners on its acquisition of a 70% stake in Polish cosmetics company Torf Corporation. Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised selling Torf CEO Wojciech Piasecki and Director General Ryszard Guminski on the deal. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5698-squire-patton-boggs-and-weil-gotshal-manges-advise-on-resource-partners-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-polish-cosmetics-company-torf
Jan-17 BSWW Legal & Tax BSWW Legal & Tax provided advisory services to i2 Development S.A. with respect to its issuance of secured series C bonds with a total face value of PLN 30m. PLN 30 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5705-bsww-legal-tax-advises-on-bond-issue-of-i2-development
Jan-17 Gessel Gessel assisted J.S. Hamilton Poland S.A. in connection with a PLN 40 million issue of ordinary A-series interest-bearing unsecured bonds. The entire issue was acquired by institutional investors. PLN 40 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5717-gessel-advises-j-s-hamilton-poland-s-a-on-corporate-bond-issue
Jan-17 Public Procurement Law Firm Robert Siwik The Public Procurement Law Firm Robert Siwik successfully represented a consortium of companies consisting of Mosty Gdansk and “Projmors” Biuro Projektow Budownictwa Morskiego in appeal proceedings before Poland's National Chamber of Appeals concerning the award of a contract for project documentation for building a canal across the Vistula Spit by the Gdynia Maritime Authority. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5720-robert-siwik-successful-in-appeal-of-award-of-project-documentation-for-canal-across-the-vistula-spit
Feb-17 Allen & Overy; Polinvest Allen & Overy advised Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A. in connection with financing provided to Trasa Lagiewnicka S.A. for the construction of a 3.7 kilometer stretch of the Lagiewnicka Route in Poland known as the Third Krakow Bypass. Polinvest advised Trasa Lagiewnicka on the deal. PLN 1 billion Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5794-allen-overy-and-polinvest-advise-on-financing-for-third-krakow-bypass
Feb-17 Clifford Chance; White & Case White & Case advised the Polish Ministry of Finance on its EUR 750 million issuance of Green Bonds with a profitability of 0.634 percent and an annual return of 0.5 percent. HSBC — sole green structuring adviser, as well as a bookrunner — was advised by Clifford Chance. EUR 750 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5790-white-case-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-green-bond-issuance-in-poland
Feb-17 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised a fund managed by CBRE Global Investors on the sale of companies (under a share deal) that are the owners of Trinity Office Park II and Prosta Office Centre office buildings in Warsaw. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5858-clifford-chance-advises-cbre-global-investors-on-sale-of-warsaw-office-buildings
Feb-17 Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak has America's Mohawk Industries Inc. in a transaction involving the takeover of Polcolorit S.A., a company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5870-sk-s-advises-mohawk-on-takeover-of-polcolorit
Feb-17 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland advised IKEA on its launch of a distance selling platform that includes both online and telephone sales. N/A Poland
Feb-17 Allen & Overy; Greenberg Traurig; Kirkland & Ellis; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr WKB advised members of the ad hoc group of noteholders of Roust on Polish law aspects of the complex restructuring of USD 488 million of debt. Kirkland & Ellis acted as counsel to the Senior Noteholders. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in the UK and Greenberg Traurig's Warsaw office were counsel to Roust. Allen & Overy acted as Polish counsel to mBank, the Polish security agent. EUR 405 million Poland
Feb-17 CMS; Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka CMS advised Greenspruce LP, the UK-based investment holding company and a subsidary of Invesco Ltd., the listed US-based investment management company, on its acquisition of Wawel Holding Sp. z o.o., the Poland-based hotel operator, from Societe Hoteliere de Cracovie SA, the Belgium-based investment holding company. Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka advised Wawel Holding. N/A Poland
Feb-17 Greenberg Traurig; White & Case White & Case advised Mid Europa Partners on the sale of Zabka Polska to funds advised by CVC Capital Partners. Greenberg Traurig advised CVC Capital on the deal, which it the largest ever transaction in the Polish food retail sector and the largest ever private equity exit in Poland. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5886-white-case-and-greenberg-traurig-advise-on-mid-europa-partners-sale-of-zabka-polska-to-cvc
Feb-17 Clifford Chance; CMS CMS advised Integer.pl in the process of finding an investor – private equity fund Advent International through AI Prime – and the planned exit from the stock exchange. Clifford Chance signed Advent International on the deal. PLN 670 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5911-cms-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-advent-international-investment-in-integer-pl-and-integer-pl-delisting-from-warsaw-stock-exchange
Feb-17 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP advised GSK Services sp. z o.o. on its successful bid to submit anti-pneumococcal vaccines to the Polish Ministry of Health, and its successful defense of its selection after a challenge from second place finisher PGF Urtica sp. z o.o. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5920-dzp-advises-gsk-services-on-successful-participation-and-defense-of-anti-pneumococcal-vaccination-tender
Feb-17 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto; Punda Lyszczarek I Wspolnicy Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised Equitin Partners Limited, a private equity fund in the financial services, FMCG, and healthcare sectors, on its acquisition of the 70% controlling stake in Time for Wax, a Polish beauty services chain. The sellers, Time for Wax's founders, were advised by Punda Lyszczarek i Wspolnicy (PLW). N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5925-cdz-and-plw-advise-on-equitin-partners-investment-in-time-for-wax
Mar-17 Traple Konarski Podrecki I Wspolnicy Traple Konarski Podrecki i Wspolnicy is reporting that it represented the Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP) in a matter before the Court of Justice of the European Union, which, on January 25, 2017, issued its judgment. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5953-traple-konarski-podrecki-represents-the-polish-filmmakers-association-before-court-of-justice-of-the-european-union
Mar-17 BSWW Legal & Tax BSWW advised the Buma Group on its lease of 8000 square meters in the DOT Office Complex, one of its investment projects in Krakow, to Ericsson, which intends to move its seat there in June 2017. According to BSWW, "the tenant is going to lease the entire Building E of the investment." N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5985-bsww-advises-buma-group-on-lease-of-dot-office-to-ericsson
Mar-17 CMS CMS advised Invesco Real Estate on the EUR 70 million purchase of Wawel Holding Sp z o.o., the company owning the Sheraton Grand Krakow Hotel. DZP advised Algonquin, a pan-European hotel investor and operator, on the transaction, which closed on February 28, 2017. EUR 70 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/5999-cms-and-dzp-advise-on-sale-of-sheraton-grand-krakow-hotel
Mar-17 CMS; DLA Piper; Hogan Lovells; Norton Rose Fulbright Hogan Lovells advised Arcus Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of an 85% stake in the Gdansk Transport company S.A., a special purpose company set up in 1996 to pursue the DBFMO project for the northern section of the AmberOne A1 motorway concession in Poland. The acquisition was a multi-step transaction, involving Arcus's acquisition of NDI Autostrada sp. z o.o. (NDIA), which owns a 25.31% stake in GTC, from Grupa NDI and Transport Infrastructure Investment company (TIIC). As part of the acquisition, NDIA also exercised its right of first refusal on A1 Invest AB Skanska’s 30% stake and on John Laing Infrastructure Limited's 29.7% interest in GTC, taking NDIA’s ownership in GTC to 85%, with Intertoll Europe retaining the residual 15% shareholding and remaining the operator of the A1 motorway. Norton Rose Fulbright advised Grupa NDI and TIIC, CMS advised John Liang, and DLA Piper advised Skanska. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6021-hogan-lovells-cms-and-norton-rose-fulbright-advise-on-arcus-infrastructure-partners-multi-step-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-gdansk-transport-company
Mar-17 Dentons Dentons advised Korporacja Inwestycyjna Polskiej Farmacji sp. z o.o. on its tender offer for 100% shares in Pelion S.A. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6058-dentons-advises-on-tender-offer-for-shares-in-largest-polish-healthcare-company
Mar-17 Allen & Overy; Dentons Allen & Overy advised ENGIE on the sale of 100% of its shares in ENGIE Energia Polska, the owner of Elektrownia Polaniec, to ENEA S.A. Dentons advised ENEA on the transaction. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6061-allen-overy-and-dentons-advise-on-sale-of-shares-in-engie-energia-polska
Mar-17 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland advised Samsung Electronics on the I-Terra Project, under which I-Terra will be responsible for running and supplying the Samsung e-store, and on consumer and privacy matters connected with the introduction of new Samsung products to the Polish market. N/A Poland
Mar-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Robert Bosch GmbH on merger control proceedings before the Polish Office for Competition and Consumer Protection in relation to the creation of joint venture by Robert Bosch GmbH and EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG under the name Kraftwerksbatterie Heilbronn GmbH. N/A Poland
Mar-17 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG persuaded the Court of Appeal in Warsaw to deny the appeal by the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection of a lower court's ruling reversing his determination that T-Mobile Polska S.A. had participated in an agreement with three other telecommunication operators to restrict competition. PLN 34 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6090-spcg-successful-for-t-mobile-polska-in-challenge-to-uokik-ruling
Mar-17 White & Case On February 23, 2017, Poland's Supreme Court ruled in favor of a cassation appeal submitted by White & Case on behalf of a Polish and Spanish consortium led by Mostostal Warszawa S.A. to determine who the defendant must be in cases regarding the abuse of a bank guarantee. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6097-white-case-successful-in-polish-supreme-court-for-spanish-polish-consortium-in-banking-case
Mar-17 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland advised IKEA on its launch of a distance selling platform that includes both online and telephone sales. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6101-wierzbowski-eversheds-sutherland-advises-ikea-on-launch-of-online-store-in-poland
Mar-17 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto; Grabarek, Szalc I Wspolnicy Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised Capital Partners Investment Fund on a loan provided to IPOS S.A., a Polish provider of IT solutions. Grabarek, Szalc i Wspolnicy — a member of Grata International — advised iPOS on the deal. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6120-cdz-and-gsw-legal-advise-on-capital-partners-loan-to-ipos
Mar-17 Dentons; Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells advised Union Investment on its EUR 62 million acquisition of the Maraton office building in Poznan, Poland, from Skanska. Dentons advised Skanska on the deal. EUR 62 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6127-hogan-lovells-and-dentons-manage-union-investment-s-acquisition-of-poznan-office-building-from-skanska
Apr-17 K&L Gates; Noerr Noerr advised mBank on financing of an SPV to enable the acquisition of 46.03% of Komputronik S.A. and the subsequent delisting. The acquisition of Komputronik shares was performed via a tender offer and squeeze-out of the minority shareholders. K&L Gates was the borrower’s counsel. N/A Poland
Apr-17 Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised on the indirect disposal of shares in Awbud S.A. to Abadon Real Estate S.A.  N/A Poland
Apr-17 Greenberg Traurig; Kochanski Zieba & Partners; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Kochanski Zieba & Partners advised Echo Polska Properties on its acquisition, made along with Echo Investment S.A., of the Galeria Mlociny shopping center in northern Warsaw currently under construction. Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised Echo Investment on the deal, while Greenberg Traurig advised the seller, Rosehill Investments. EUR 42 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6166-kzp-and-weil-facilitate-echo-acquisition-of-galeria-mlociny-shopping-center-in-warsaw
Apr-17 Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. on the sale of 100% of the shares of Exatel S.A. to the Polish State Treasury. EUR 87 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6171-wolf-theiss-advises-pge-on-sale-of-exatel
Apr-17 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised SaveCartTM, a new marketing technology start-up, on the acquisition of a 15% stake in the company by the start-up’s inventors. The founding shareholders retain the remaining shares. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6181-cdz-advises-savecarttm-on-equity-investment-by-inventors
Apr-17 Clifford Chance; White & Case Clifford Chance advised a consortium of Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. (Agent and Security Agent), Alior Bank S.A., Bank BGZ BNP Paribas S.A., DNB Bank ASA, DNB Bank Polska S.A., PKO Bank Polski S.A., TFI PZU S.A. and Raiffeisen Bank International AG in relation to a transaction concerning the granting of term facilities and revolving facilities in the amount of PLN 7 billion to Play Holding 2 S.a r.l. and P4 sp. z o.o. (PLAY's network operator). White & Case advised the borrowers on the loan. PLN 7 billion Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6184-clifford-chance-and-white-case-advise-on-p4-financings
Apr-17 Mrowiec Fialek; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Mrowiec Fialek advised Altus TFI on its acquisition of BPH TFI from BPH PBK Zarzadzanie Funduszami, a member of the GE Capital group. Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised the GE Capital Group, including BPH PBK Zarzadzanie Funduszami, Bank BPH, and BPH TFI on the transaction. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6187-mrowiec-fialek-and-weil-gotshal-advise-on-sale-of-bph-tfi-to-altus-tfi
Apr-17 Clifford Chance; CMS; Dentons; Weil, Gotshal & Manges CMS advised InPost S.A. on the tender offer launched by Advent International Corporation and InPost Chairman Rafal Brzoska for 100% shares of the company. Advent International was advised by Clifford Chance, Dentons, and Weil. GBP 28.33 million Poland
Apr-17 CMS CMS's Polish and Swiss offices advised the Bucher-Motorex Group on the acquisition of a lubricants factory in Poland from Circle K (the former Statoil Fuel&Retail). N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6208-cms-advises-bucher-motorex-group-on-first-acquisition-in-cee
Apr-17 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP succeeded in the Regional Court in Gdansk for Obrascon Huarte Lain. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6216-dzp-recovers-funds-from-unjustified-guarantee-call-for-ohl
Apr-17 Linklaters; Wardynski & Partners Wardynski & Partners represented Castorama on its lease of warehouse and logistics space in Poland from the Panattoni group. Linklaters advised the Panattoni Group on the deal. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6224-wardynski-and-linklaters-advise-on-warehouse-lease-in-poland
Apr-17 Weil, Gotshal & Manges; White & Case White & Case advised Powszechna Kasa Oszczednosci Bank Polski S.A. Oddzial – Dom Maklerski PKO Bank Polski w Warszawie, as Global Coordinator, Joint Bookbuilder and Offeror, UBS Limited, WOOD & company Financial Services, a.s. S.A. and Oddzial w Polsce, as Global Coordinators and Joint Bookbuilders, and Erste Group Bank AG as Joint Bookbuilder, on the PLN 1.65 billion (approximately EUR 388 million) initial public offering and admission to trading of shares in Dino Polska S.A. on the regulated market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised Dino Polska and the selling shareholder, Polish Sigma Group S.a r.l., controlled by Polish Enterprise Fund VI L.P., a fund managed by Enterprise Investors. EUR 388 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6220-white-case-and-weil-advise-on-dino-polska-ipo
Apr-17 Clifford Chance; Witkowski Hayder Clifford Chance advised DaVita on the acquisition of Centrum Dializa II, which runs 47 dialysis centers and nephrological wards across Poland, from Jacek Nawakowski. The Witkowski Hayder firm advised Centrum Dializa II and Nawakowski on the deal. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6265-davita-acquires-centrum-dializa-ii-from-jacek-nawakowski
May-17 Dubinski Fabrycki Jelenski; SMM Legal SMM Legal advised Narodowe Centrum Badan i Rozwoju in the preparation and negotiation of an investment agreement between it and the contractor chosen in a public procurement procedure to create a fund-of-funds (a financial instrument) valued at of EUR 100 million from the European Regional Development Fund. Dubinski Fabrycki Jelenski advised Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych BGK S.A. on the deal. EUR 100 million Poland
May-17 Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners SSW advised GetBack S.A. on its issuance of a five bond series (series VA to VE) for a total face value of PLN 38 million.  PLN 38 million Poland
May-17 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised SaveCartTM, a new marketing technology start-up, on the equity investment into the company by an unnamed investor. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6313-cdz-advises-savecarttm-on-an-equity-investment
May-17 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG advised MMP Neupack Polska Spolka z o.o. (part of the MM Karton AG group) on what the firm calls "the division of the company by separation." N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6333-spcg-advises-mmp-neupack-polska-spolka-z-o-o-on-spin-off
May-17 Clifford Chance; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised TVN on its sale of the remaining 25% of web portal Onet Holding sp. z o.o. to joint venture partner Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, giving Ringier Axel Springer full control of the company. Clifford Chance advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6336-weil-advises-tvn-on-sale-of-remaining-shares-in-onet-holding-to-ringier-axel-springer-media
May-17 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG persuaded the Court of Appeal in Krakow to uphold the judgment of the lower court in favor of firm client Sobieslaw Zasada Group against a demand to have the plaintiff's compensated for its contribution in kind. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6355-spcg-successful-for-sobieslaw-zasada-group-on-appeal
May-17 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP advised SBB Energy on its acquisition of a majority stake in ELMAX Enterprise Service and Trade Andrzej Holub Sp. z o.o. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6411-dzp-advises-sbb-energy-on-acquisition-of-controlling-stake-in-elmax
May-17 Elzbieta Bogucka; Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr WKB successfully represented Miejskie Przedsiebiorstwo Komunikacyjne w Poznaniu in a case brought by Elektrobudowa S.A. for payment of PLN 25 million plus statutory interest in a dispute concerning the non-payment of a fee for the performance of a public contract governing the construction of a tram terminal in the Franowo Housing Estate in Poznan. The contractor was a consortium consisting of ZUE S.A. (leader) and Elektrobudowa S.A. EUR 5.8 million Poland
May-17 Gessel; eszek Czarny, Wojciech Budny & Partners Gessel advised the Madej Wrobel cold cut producer on its take-over by Bruno Tassi. The Leszek Czarny, Wojciech Budny & Partners firm advised the buyers. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6422-gessel-advises-madej-wrobel-on-take-over-by-bruno-tassi
May-17 Gessel; Sobczynski Adwokaci Gessel represented private equity fund Highlander Partners on its take-over of Rotometal Sp. z o.o. S.K., a producer of cylinders used in printing adhesive labels for the consumer sector and other polygraphic components. Sobczynski Adwokaci advised Rotometal and its owners in the transaction. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6432-gessel-and-sobczynski-adwokaci-advise-on-highlander-partners-take-over-of-rotometal
May-17 Linklaters Linklaters Warsaw, working pro bono, assisted the Empowering Children Foundation on its purchase of property in Warsaw earmarked to be Poland's first specialist support center for children. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6433-linklaters-provides-pro-bono-support-in-acquisition-of-property-for-first-specialist-support-center-in-poland
May-17 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG advised the Aon Group on Polish law aspects of the global sale of its benefits administration and HR BPO platform to private equity funds affiliated with Blackstone. USD 4.3 billion Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6453-spcg-advises-aon-group-on-polish-law-aspects-of-sale-of-benefits-administration-and-hr-bpo-platform-to-blackstone
Jun-17 KKP Law Firm; SMM Legal SMM Legal advised Narodowe Centrum Badan i Rozwoju in the preparation and negotiation of an investment agreement between it and the contractor chosen in a public procurement procedure to create a fund-of-funds (a financial instrument) valued at EUR 125 million from the European Regional Development Fund. KKP Law Firm advised VC3.0 sp. z o.o. EUR 125 million Poland
Jun-17 Mrowiec Fialek Mrowiec Fialek advised Advent Libri, a portfolio company of Advent International, on its acquisition of the Empik School -- one of the largest foreign language schools in Poland. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6477-mrowiec-fialek-partners-advises-advent-libri-on-acquisition-of-empik-school
Jun-17 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Taylor Wessing; WMS Treuhand DZP advised Wielton SA, on its acquisition of 100% of shares in the German Langendorf GmbH, which manufactures trailers, semi-trailers, and special vehicles for transporting glass and other challenging materials. The Langendorf Group was represented by Germany's WMS Treuhand law firm, and Taylor Wessing advised NWR Bank on the deal. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6482-dzp-advises-wielton-on-take-over-of-langendorf-group
Jun-17 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised the International Finance Corporation on its EUR 137 million investment in subordinated green bonds issued by Bank Zachodni WBK. EUR 137 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6487-allen-overy-advises-ifc-on-green-bonds-issued-by-bank-zachodni-wbk
Jun-17 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG obtained a successful result for Tesco Polska in the Court of Appeal in Krakow in a dispute with a contractor concerning the legal nature of guarantee deposits securing their performance. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6496-spcg-successful-for-tesco-polska-in-the-court-of-appeal-in-krakow
Jun-17 CMS CMS advised the EBRD on its participation in the acquisition of Zabka, one of Poland’s leading food retailers, with an equity investment of up to EUR 25 million. EUR 25 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6509-cms-advises-ebrd-on-equity-investment-in-zabka
Jun-17 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP advised Envelo (Digital Mail Services Poland sp. z o.o.) , the largest platform for postal services in Poland, in a dispute with the Ministry of Finance concerning the application of VAT on their flagship product, the sale of e-stamps. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6521-dzp-persuades-court-that-e-mail-stamps-are-exempt-from-vat
Jun-17 Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners SSW Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners advised Capital Park S.A. on its issuance of K-series bearer bonds. EUR 15.67 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6518-ssw-advises-capital-park-on-k-series-bond-issuance
Jun-17 Greenberg Traurig The Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig represented Amstar in connection with a joint venture with developer Hines and the acquisition by the joint venture company of a 0.92 hectare plot of land in the city center of Krakow from Heitman. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6512-greenberg-traurig-and-dentons-advise-on-amstar-real-estate-acquisition-in-poland
Jun-17 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised a fund managed by TFI Capital Partners S.A. on an indirect transfer to Aplitt S.A. of all shares in Monetia Sp. z o.o., which the firm describes as "the largest Polish company in terms of the number of outlets specializing in financial transaction outsourcing and cash transaction handling." N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6525-chajec-don-siemion-zyto-advises-capital-partners-on-transfer-of-monetia-shares-to-aplitt
Jun-17 Gessel; PWP Kanclelarie Prawne Gessel advised Enterprise Investors on the sale of a 32.99% stake in Skarbiec Holding S.A. and on the sale of a PLN 75 million block of shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The shares were purchased by Murapol, a leading Polish real estate developer, which was advised by PWP Kanclelarie Prawne. PLN 75 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6544-gessel-advises-enterprise-investors-on-sale-of-shares-in-skarbiec-holding
Jun-17 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised NanoGroup S.A., an advanced biotech company, on setting up a holding designed to generate added value by tapping into the group’s potential. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6538-cdz-advises-nanogroup-on-warsaw-stock-exchange-listing
Jun-17 Gessel; PWP Kanclelarie Prawne Gessel advised Enterprise Investors on the sale of a 32.99% stake in Skarbiec Holding S.A. and on the sale of a PLN 75 million block of shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The shares were purchased by Murapol, a leading Polish real estate developer, which was advised by PWP Kanclelarie Prawne. PLN 75 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6544-gessel-advises-enterprise-investors-on-sale-of-shares-in-skarbiec-holding
Jun-17 Linklaters Linklaters advised Skanska on the co-creation of a business ecosystem called "Business Link" with Akademickie Inkubatory Przedsiebiorczosci, the largest network of co-working space and private offices in Poland. The joint venture, according to Linklaters, "will enable the developer to create the most comprehensive commercial office proposition available to a wide range of businesses in the CEE market." N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6546-linklaters-advises-skanska-on-business-link-start-up-platform
Jun-17 Dentons; White & Case White & Case advised PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. (PGE), Poland's biggest power producer, on its PLN 4.51 billion (approximately USD 1.2 billion) acquisition of the EDF Group's assets in Poland. The EDF Group was represented by Dentons. USD 1.2 billion Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6549-white-case-advises-pge-polska-grupa-energetyczna-on-acquisition-of-edf-group-s-polish-assets
Jun-17 SK&S SK&S advised Salad Signature (a portfolio company of the IK VII Fund, advised by the IK Investment Partners private equity firm) on its acquisition of 100% of shares in Maga PPH sp. z o.o. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6552-sk-s-advises-salad-signature-on-acquisition-of-maga-pph
Jun-17 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP announced that it, Mott MacDonald, and Crido Taxand have agreed to provide the Polish Ministry of Development and the City of Krakow with "full-range legal, economic, financial and technical advice, which will include preparing the legal structure for the first project in Poland to design, build, and operate part of a tramway undertaking entitled 'Krakow Fast Tramway – Stage IV.'" N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6554-dzp-advises-polish-ministry-of-development-on-ppp-project-for-krakow-tramway
Jun-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Eltel on the sale of its telecom maintenance service operations in Poland to Polish BKJ sp. z o.o. N/A Poland
Jun-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr Warsaw advised AGRO Merchants Group, an American company which owns and operates temperature-controlled warehouse and distribution space, on the acquisition of PSTL Sp. z o.o., a Polish firm providing transport of frozen goods. N/A Poland
Jun-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr Warsaw advised Down2Earth Capital, a Belgian independent private equity fund, on the acquisition of MM Brown Group, a Polish company which owns chocolissimo.pl, and provides online and B2B sales of chocolate products. N/A Poland
Jun-17 CMS CMS advised mBank on the sale of 79.99% of shares in mLocum S.A, a company specializing in housing projects and property management to Archicom S.A., a developer implementing housing projects, post-industrial facilities, and investments in the premium sector. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6577-cms-advises-mbank-on-sale-of-mlocum-to-archicom
Jun-17 KKLW KKLW advised a consortium of Turkish construction firm Gulermak and Poland's Przedsiebiorstwo Budowy Drog i Mostow on its selection via tender to construct Part B of the Warsaw bypass road -- a 6.45 km long section to include a new bridge on the Vistula river. The value of the contract is EUR 178.1 million. EUR 178.1 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6621-kklw-advises-turkish-polish-consortium-on-successful-bid-to-construct-warsaw-bypass-road
Jun-17 Baker McKenzie; Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Orrick Orrick advised Infracapital, the infrastructure investment arm of M&G Investments, in its joint venture with Nokia, to build, own, and operate a fiber optic broadband network across Poland. DZP advised Infracapital on Polish law matters, while Baker McKenzie advised the joint venture and Nokia. EUR 300 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6639-orrick-dzp-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-successful-bid-for-polish-fiber-optic-broadband-network
Jun-17 Laszczuk & Partners Laszczuk & Partners assisted international flower wholesaler FleuraMetz Group on the sale of its transport activity enterprises in Poland and the Czech Republic to H.Z. Transport Poland sp. z o.o., a part of H.Z. Logistics, which operates a transportation business across Europe. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6651-laszczuk-partners-advises-fleurametz-group-on-sale-of-polish-and-czech-transport-activity-enterprises-to-h-z-transport-poland
Jul-17 Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised on Alior Bank S.A.'s loan of up to PLN 50 million to GetBack S.A. and two investment funds. PLN 50 million Poland
Jul-17 Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised Benefit Systems S.A. on its A series bonds issuance by a company in its group, involving the allocation of bonds with a face value of PLN 15 million. process. PLN 15 million Poland
Jul-17 Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners SSW Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners advised Haitong Bank S.A. Spolka Akcyjna Oddzial w Polsce as the offerer on GetBack S.A.'s issuance of bonds with a face value of PLN 300 million. PLN 300 million Poland
Jul-17 Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised Capital Park S.A. on its L series issuance of bonds with a face value exceeding EUR 5.7 million.  EUR 5,7 million Poland
Jul-17 Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised on a loan of up to EUR 30 million by Bank BGZ BNP Paribas S.A. to GetBack S.A. and an investment fund. PLN 30 million Poland
Jul-17 CMS CMS advised Deutsche Asset Management on the purchase of a portfolio of Fashion House Outlets located in the Polish cities of Piaseczno, Gdansk, and Sosnowiec from Peakside Capital. Dentons advised Peakside Capital on the deal. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6658-cms-and-dentons-advise-on-purchase-of-three-fashion-house-outlet-shopping-centers-in-poland
Jul-17 CMS CMS advised Maxcom, a key manufacturer and distributor of feature phones -- mobile phones designed for seniors and extreme sports -- on its Warsaw Stock Exchange debut. The IPO took place on June 30, 2017. PLN 37 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6667-cms-advises-on-ipo-of-maxcom
Jul-17 Greenberg Traurig; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Greenberg Traurig represented the shareholders of Grupa Pracuj sp. z o.o. in its June 28, 2017 sale of a minority stake in the company to TCV, an international investment firm. Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised TCV on the deal. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6662-greenberg-traurig-and-weil-gotshal-advise-on-sale-of-minority-stake-in-grupa-pracuj
Jul-17 Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised PZU SA on its PLN 2.25 billion issuance of subordinated bonds in compliance with the requirements of the Solvency II Directive — the first issuance of subordinated debt instruments by a Polish insurance company. PLN 2.25 billion Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6675-allen-overy-advises-on-first-issuance-of-solvency-ii-compliant-subordinated-bonds-by-polish-insurance-company
Jul-17 act (BSWW) Act BSWW advised the ECC Group on lease agreements signed for space in the Nowa Stacja shopping center near Warsaw with Danish household goods distributor Jysk, Vision Express, and Martes Sport, which produces and imports sports clothing, footwear, and accessories. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6679-act-bsww-assists-ecc-group-with-leases-for-nowa-stacja-shopping-center
Jul-17 act (BSWW) Act BSWW advised both Reino Partners and Buma Group on their joint venture construction project in Wroclaw, consisting of two office buildings with a total area of 23,000 square meters. The first offices will be delivered to tenants by the end of 2018. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6685-act-bsww-advises-reino-partners-and-buma-group-on-cu-office-project
Jul-17 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP advised FBSerwis on its PLN 155 million purchase of 100% of shares in Przedsiebiorstwo Higieny Komunalnej Trans-Formers Wroclaw and 100% of shares in Trans-Formers Karpatia. Gide Loyrette Nouel advised the sellers, Hossanova Sp. z o.o. (formerly Trans-Formers Holding Sp. z o.o. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6682-dzp-and-gide-advise-on-fbserwis-acquisition-of-trans-formers-group-companies-in-poland
Jul-17 KKLW KKLW successfully represented Gulermak on a challenge to the Terms of Reference for the design and construction of the S3 road between Legnica and Lubawka in southwestern Poland by Poland's General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA) as containing excessive conditions for potential contractors. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6687-kklw-again-successful-for-gulermak-in-public-procurement-challenge
Jul-17 Dubinski Fabrycki Jelenski; Magnusson; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Magnusson and Dubinski Fabrycki Jelenski advised Octava Non-Public Assets Closed-End Investment Fund on its purchase of a portfolio of 11 real properties, effected by purchasing 30 companies owned by two BPH closed-end real estate investment funds. BPH TFI was advised by Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Financial details were not disclosed. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6691-magnusson-and-weil-advise-on-octava-acquisition-of-11-property-portfolio-in-poland
Jul-17 CMS CMS advised Work Service S.A. on the sale of IT Kontrakt sp. z o.o. to Oaktree Capital Management (UK) LLP, a private equity fund acting together with Cornerstone Partners sp. z o.o. The value of the transaction was just under PLN 147 million and Work Service S.A. intends to use the proceeds to finance further development of its core business and strengthen its presence in CEE. PLN 147 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6696-cms-advises-work-service-on-sale-of-it-kontrakt-to-oaktree-capital-management
Jul-17 K&L Gates K&L Gates advised Chinese construction and engineering company China Overseas Engineering Group Co., Ltd (Covec) in the resolution of a dispute with the Polish General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways related to the construction of sections of the A2 Motorway between Lodz and Warsaw, in Poland. PLN 1 billion Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6698-k-l-gates-advises-covec-on-settlement-in-polish-highway-construction-dispute
Jul-17 Kochanski Zieba & Partners; Norton Rose Fulbright Kochanski Zieba & Partners has the Infracapital infrastructure fund on its acquisition of 100% of the shares of gas infrastructure company Duon Dystrybucja S.A., a distributor of grid gas and LNG in Poland, from the Fortum Group. Norton Rose Fulbright advised the sellers on the transaction, which requires OCCP approval to be finalized. The final sale price was not disclosed. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6716-kzp-and-norton-rose-fulbright-advise-on-acquisition-of-duon-dystrybucja-by-infracapital
Jul-17 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski Acting on behalf of Deutsche Bank Polska in the Court of Appeal in Warsaw, SPCG won a dispute with the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection concerning "the alleged infringement of the collective interests of the consumers." N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6728-spcg-successful-for-deutsche-bank-polska-in-court-of-appeal-in-warsaw
Jul-17 Kondracki Celej Kondracki Celej advised Luma Ventures fund on a PLN 6 million investment in Datarino. PLN 6 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6722-kondracki-celej-advises-luma-ventures-on-investment-in-datarino
Jul-17 Gessel; Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig represented the Innova Capital private equity fund on its acquisition of an approximately 75% stake in the Polish office furniture manufacturer Profim sp. z o.o. Gessel advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6736-greenberg-traurig-and-gessel-advise-on-innova-capital-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-profim
Jul-17 act (BSWW) Act BSWW advised Nielsen in an intra-group merger between its Polish subsidiaries ACNielsen Polska Sp. z o.o. and Brandbank (Poland). N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6741-act-bsww-advises-on-nielsen-intragroup-merger
Jul-17 JGA; Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr WKB advised mBank S.A. on the financing of the acquisition of a controlling share in Mangata Holding. JGA acted as the counsel to the borrower and other obligors. EUR 30.5 million Poland
Jul-17 CMS CMS assisted mBank SA on it sale of a 51% stake in mLocum S.A., a Poland-based residential real estate developer and provider of related engineering and maintenance services, to Archicom Spolka Akcyjna, a listed Poland-based company engaged in construction of residential and commercial buildings. EUR 13.14 million Poland
Jul-17 CMS; DLA Piper CMS advised Axel Johnson International AB on its acquisition of a majority stake in IOW Group, a Poland-based distributor and service provider of mobile drivetrain systems, hydraulics, cooling systems and filter technologies. IOW Group was advised by DLA Piper N/A Poland
Jul-17 CMS CMS advised Revico S.A. on its sale of shares in Chemoservis-Dwory S.A. N/A Poland
Jul-17 Latham & Watkins; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; White & Case White & Case advised Play Communications S.A. (Play) and its shareholders, Novator and Olympia, on the EUR 1 billion initial public offering of Play on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, which values the company at EUR 4 billion (PLN 16 billion). Play will be listed on July 27, 2017. Latham & Watkins advised the banks on the IPO, which is reported to be Europe's largest IPO in the telecommunications sector since June 2015, and one of the five largest Polish IPOs ever. Weil, Gotshal & Manges – Pawel Rymarz sp.k. announced that, acting alongside global counsel Latham & Watkins, it had advised Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners J.P. Morgan Securities plc, Merrill Lynch International, and UBS Limited, as well as Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. and PKO Bank Polski S.A. Oddzial - Dom Maklerski PKO Banku Polskiego w Warszawie, acting as Joint Bookrunners and Co-Offering Agents, on matters of Polish law related to the initial public offering of Play Communications S.A.. EUR 1 billion Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6749-white-case-advises-on-eur-1-billion-play-ipo
Jul-17 Mrowiec Fialek Mrowiec Fialek advised Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne S.A. (WSiP) on its acquisition of the Szkola Jezykow Obcych R. Jezak Sp. z o.o. foreign language school. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6756-mrowiec-fialek-advises-wsip-on-acquisition-of-another-language-school
Jul-17 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto; Plopper & Partners Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised a private equity fund managed by Value Quest Sp. z o.o. on its acquisition of 100% shares in TTComm S.A., a prominent provider of satellite services in Central and Eastern Europe, from TTComm International B.V. The sellers were advised by Plopper & Partners, a US law firm N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6767-cdz-advises-value-quest-on-acquisition-of-ttcomm
Jul-17 CMS; Macfarlanes; Mills & Reeve CMS advised Polish company Tele-Fonika Kable S.A. on its acquisition of JDR Cable Systems (Holdings) Ltd. — a supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the offshore energy industry, headquartered in the UK — from majority owner Vision Capital. Macfarlanes served as legal counsel to the sellers, with Mills & Reeve acting as legal counsel to the JDR management team. JP Morgan and Societe Generale provided financial advice to TFKable, and Simmons & company International provided financial advice to JDR. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6770-cms-advises-poland-s-tele-fonika-kable-s-a-on-uk-acquisition
Jul-17 CMS; Eversheds; Gessel Gessel and Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland advised Enterprise Investors on the acquisition by the Polish Enterprise Fund VII and the President of the Management Board of 100% of shares in Janton, Poland’s leading producer of alcoholic beverages based on grape and fruit wines. The sellers were advised by CMS on the deal, which remains conditional on antimonopoly approval. Financial details were not disclosed. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6777-gessel-eversheds-and-cms-advise-on-enterprise-investors-financing-of-janton-mbo
Jul-17 Dentons Dentons provided legal and tax support to Mabuchi Motor on its investment into a new plant in the Krakow Special Economic Zone in Poland. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6779-dentons-in-poland-advises-mabuchi-motor-on-first-european-investment
Jul-17 Dentons; Greenberg Traurig Dentons advised the offering managers — including Haitong Bank, mBank, Pekao Investment Banking, Wood&Co, Raiffeisen Centrobank, Mercurius, Trigon and Vestor — on the initial public offering and listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange of Polish debt collection company GetBack S.A. Greenberg Traurig advised Getback S.A. and its only shareholder, DNLD Holdings B.V. (an entity controlled by a consortium of private equity funds led by funds from the Abris Capital Partners Group), on the initial public offering of shares and listing. EUR 174 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6782-dentons-and-greenberg-traurig-advise-on-getback-ipo
Jul-17 Dubinski Fabrycki Jelenski Dubinski Fabrycki Jelenski advised Plukon Food Group BV (the Netherlands) on its acquisition of a majority stake in L&B Wyrebski Sp. z o.o. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6785-dfj-advises-plukon-food-group-on-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-polish-poultry-company
Jul-17 Linklaters; Wardynski & Partners Linklaters advised Grupa Ozarow on the sale of 99.19% of the shares in its Polish calcium silicate subsidiary, Grupa Silikaty Sp. z o.o., to H+H Polska Sp. z o.o., the Denmark-based subsidiary of H+H International. Wardynski & Partners advised the buyers on the deal, which remains subject to customary approval by the Polish authorities and is expected to occur at the end of 2017. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6790-linklaters-and-wardynski-partners-advise-on-h-h-polska-acquisition-of-grupa-silikaty
Jul-17 Kondracki Celej The Kondracki Celej law firm advised bValue venture capital fund on its investment in SEEDiA, a Krakow-based startup that produces intelligent solar furniture and benches. The investment value is up to PLN 3 million. PLN 3 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6800-kondracki-celej-advises-bvalue-on-investment-in-seedia
Jul-17 Dentons; Linklaters Linklaters advised Echo Investment SA (acting through its SPV) in connection with the sale of the Sagittarius Business House office building in Wroclaw to Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH. Dentons advised the buyers in the transaction, which remains subject to fulfillment of customary conditions precedent and is expected to occur in 2018. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6807-linklaters-and-dentons-advise-on-sale-of-sagittarius-business-house-in-wroclaw
Jul-17 Radzikowski, Szubielska & Partners Radzikowski, Szubielska & Partners assisted international trading company RWE Supply & Trading GmbH on its launch of trading activities in natural gas and electricity as a direct member of the Polish Power Exchange (PolPX). N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6805-radzikowski-szubielska-partners-helps-rwest-initiate-natural-gas-and-electricity-trading-activities-on-polish-power-exchange
Aug-17 Linklaters; Porebski I Wspolnicy Linklaters advised Alliance Automotive Group, a distributor of light and commercial vehicle parts to the independent aftermarket in France, Germany, and the UK, on the acquisition of a 51.3% controlling stake in Groupauto Polska from eight individual shareholders. Porebski i Wspolnicy advised the sellers on the transaction, which remains subject to the approval of the Polish Competition Authority, with completion expected by the end of September 2017. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6834-linklaters-advises-on-acquisition-of-controlling-stake-in-groupauto-polska
Aug-17 Crido Legal; Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Mott MacDonald DZP reported that it is part of a consortium with Mott MacDonald and Crido Tax which has agreed to provide legal, economic, financial, and technical assistance to Poland's Ministry of Development and the City of Krakow for the implementation of a public-private partnership project titled "Building, Maintenance and Management of the Investor Assistance Center (Krakow) in Krakow." N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6855-dzp-advises-polish-ministry-of-development-on-ppp-project-for-construction-of-investor-assistance-center-in-krakow
Aug-17 Hogan Lovells; White & Case Hogan Lovells advised mBank Hipoteczny S.A. on establishing a mortgage-covered bonds program up to the maximum total nominal value of EUR 3 billion (or the equivalent in another currency). White & Case was the counsel for both program arranger and dealer Commerzbank AG and other dealers, which include Erste Group Bank AG, J.P. Morgan Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg, and Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. The program instituted by mBank Hipoteczny S.A. is the second international program for the issuance of covered bonds established by a Polish mortgage bank. EUR 3 billion Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6850-hogan-lovells-and-white-case-advise-on-eur-3-billion-mortgage-covered-bonds-program-in-poland
Aug-17 Gessel Gessel supported the Przelewy24.pl group in its merger with Currency One S.A., Poland’s largest operator of online currency exchange platforms. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6881-gessel-provides-support-for-merger-of-currency-one-with-przelewy24-group
Aug-17 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG represented the Leroy Merlin Polska retail chain in an arbitration dispute before the Court of Arbitration at the Confederation of Lewiatan with a former supplier concerning the admissibility of use in trade of turnover-based bonuses by the retail chains. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6890-spcg-wins-arbitration-for-leroy-merlin-polska-concerning-use-in-trade-of-turnover-based-bonuses
Aug-17 Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr WKB advised OGP Gaz-System SA on its contractor selection procedure and the conclusion of an agreement with Ramboll Danmark A/S, the contractor responsible for carrying out analytical, research, and design work necessary to obtain permits for the construction of the Baltic Pipe. The agreement was signed on August 3, 2017. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6895-wkb-supports-ogp-gaz-system-on-agreement-for-construction-of-baltic-pipe
Aug-17 CMS; Crido Legal; Cushman & Wakefield; Dentons CMS advised REICO, the manager of the largest and oldest Czech open-ended real estate fund, on the purchase of the Proximo I office building in Warsaw from Proximo I sp. z o.o. Sp. K., part of the Hines Russia & Poland fund. In addition to CMS, REICO was advised by international advisory firms CBRE, TPA, and DIL, while the seller was represented by Cushman & Wakefield, Crido, and Dentons. EUR 112 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6894-cms-and-dentons-advise-on-office-transaction-in-poland
Aug-17 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig represented Getback S.A. in the acquisition of a majority stake in EGB Investments S.A. The total value of the transaction amounted to over PLN 200 million. PLN 200 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6897-greenberg-traurig-advises-getback-on-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-egb-investments
Aug-17 Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr; Gorrissen Federspiel; Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek; Wistrand WKB advised OGP Gaz-System SA on its contractor selection procedure and the conclusion of an agreement with Ramboll Danmark A/S, the contractor responsible for carrying out analytical, research and design work necessary to obtain permits for the construction of the Baltic Pipe – a project aiming at creating a new supply corridor in the European gas market. Wistrand, Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek, and Gorrissen Federspiel were WKB’s consultants with regards to Swedish, German, and Danish law. N/A Poland
Aug-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised EPTA, the multinational group specialized in commercial refrigeration for retailers, on the acquisition of its long term Polish partner, Libre. N/A Poland
Aug-17 Magnusson Magnusson advised Vastint, the real estate arm of Inter IKEA Group, on its agreement with Credit Agricole to lease office space in the Wroclaw Business Garden. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6916-magnusson-advises-vastint-on-wroclaw-lease
Aug-17 Gessel; PwC Legal Gessel acted as counsel to NPN II, a private equity fund managed by Krokus PE, on its sale of a 100% stake in Comfort S.A. to an entity from the Golbeck Group. PwC Legal reportedly advised the buyers on the transaction. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6980-gessel-advises-npn-ii-fund-on-sale-of-comfort-s-a
Aug-17 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG has won a dispute for Olesnica City in the Court of Appeal in Wroclaw against Krzysztof Golab – an administrative receiver of TIWWAL sp. z o.o. w upadlosci likwidacyjnej (in liquidation bankruptcy) – involving contractual penalties imposed on Olesnica City for the alleged non-submission of the design documentation. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6986-spcg-successful-for-olesnica-city-on-appeal-of-lower-court-judgment
Sep-17 SMM Legal SMM Legal advised Narodowe Centrum Badan i Rozwoju on the revision and new opening of the BridgeAlfa grant program to support R&D companies with NCRD's grants through venture capital intermediaries. EUR 356 million Poland
Sep-17 SMM Legal MM Legal represented ENERGA-Obrot S.A. in 22 actions related to framework agreements between the company and renewable energy sources electricity generators involving the sale of property rights arising from the certificates of origin (so-called green certificates). The defendants in the proceedings are the contractors of the company — i.e., wind farms selling green certificates to the company — and banks who were assigned receivables arising from these agreements. EUR 500 million Poland
Sep-17 Hogan Lovells; Noerr; Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski Noerr advised the underwriter and W&I insurance provider ANV on a W&I insurance policy regarding the sale of the Vinci Office Center in Krakow by Dyskret Polska group (which was advised by SPCG) to Benson Elliot (which advised by Hogan Lovells). N/A Poland
Sep-17 Bird & Bird Bird & Bird's Warsaw office advised mBank in financing the construction of photovoltaic projects carried out by a special purpose entity from the Wento capital group. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/7030-bird-bird-advises-mbank-on-financing-for-construction-of-photovoltaic-projects-carried-out-by-wento-spv
Sep-17 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP advised Polish broadcaster TVN on the sale of 100% of shares of Mango-Media sp. z o.o. to Studio Moderna Polska sp. z o.o. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/7040-dzp-advises-polish-broadcaster-tvn-on-sale-of-mango-media
Sep-17 Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised the European Investment Bank on its entrance into a project agreement and a subscription agreement with Energa S.A. providing the basis for the issue of EUR 250 million hybrid bonds. Allen & Overy advised Energa on the deal. EUR 250 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/7057-clifford-chance-and-a-o-advise-on-eib-agreements-with-energa-regarding-hybrid-bond-issuance
Sep-17 Allen & Overy; Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells advised the Nordea Group on transferring the managing capabilities from Nordea OFE to Aegon PTE. Allen & Overy advised Aegon PTE on the transaction. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/7055-hogan-lovells-and-allen-overy-advise-the-nordea-group-on-nordea-ofe-merger-with-aegon-pte
Sep-17 CMS; Noerr CMS advised private equity fund Resource Partners on its sale of Delicpol, a manufacturer of cookies sold under private labels, to Continental Bakeries, a manufacturer of sweets owned by Goldman Sachs Merchant Baking Division and Silverfern, a private equity fund. Noerr Warsaw advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/7050-cms-and-noerr-advises-on-the-sale-of-delicpol-to-continental-bakeries
Sep-17 Jara Drapala & Partners Jara Drapala & Partners obtained a judgement on behalf of Porr S.A. a against Poland's General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways for performance of works exceeding the contract scope. PLN 11 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/7062-jara-drapala-partners-successful-for-porr-in-dispute-against-general-directorate-for-national-roads-and-motorways
Sep-17 CMS CMS advised PKO BP on a new issue of subordinated bonds. PLN 1.7 billion Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/7064-cms-advises-pko-bp-on-issuance-of-new-subordinated-bonds
Sep-17 Norton Rose Fulbright; White & Case Norton Rose Fulbright advised a consortium of banks consisting of Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A., Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A., mBank S.A., and ING Bank Slaski S.A. on the grant of EUR 160 million and PLN 380 million in financing to Polish, Romanian, and German companies from the Cersanit Group and a PLN 100 million corporate bond issue placed on the Polish market. Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A. acted as agent and security agent. White & Case reportedly advised Cersanit on the deal. EUR 160 million, PLN 480 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/7066-norton-rose-fulbright-advises-banks-on-financing-granted-to-cersanit-group
Sep-17 CMS CMS advised SEGRO, owner of SEGRO Logistics Park Strykow, on the lease of 30,000 square meters of warehouse space. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/7070-cms-advises-segro-on-new-lease-at-segro-logistics-park-strykow
Sep-17 Bird & Bird Bird & Bird's Warsaw office advised BNK Petroleum Inc., a North American oil & gas enterprise listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, on the shutting down of its operations in Poland. N/A Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/7076-bird-bird-warsaw-advises-on-two-oil-gas-m-a-transactions
Sep-17 CMS CMS advised the chipboard producer Egger on construction of a factory in Poland. PLN 1 billion Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/7108-cms-advises-austrian-investor-on-factory-construction-in-poland
Sep-17 Dentons; White & Case Dentons advised German banks Helaba, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, and Berlin Hyp on their refinancing of the Warsaw Spire office complex. White & Case advised Belgian company Ghelamco on the deal. EUR 370 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/7103-dentons-and-white-case-advise-on-financing-of-warsaw-spire
Sep-17 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland advised the Insurance Guarantee Fund on the implementation of an antifraud platform. PLN 35 million Poland
Sep-17 Chiomenti Studio Legale; Dua Associates; Lobo & de Rizzo; Tosetto, Weigmann e Associati; Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr WKB acted as local Polish counsel (alongside JunHe LLP as the global counsel) to Wuhu YuanDa as one of the owners of a special purpose vehicle Efort Intelligent Equipment Co. Ltd. on the indirect acquisition of a company based in a special economic zone in Poland which manufactures automated production lines for the automobile industry. Dua Associates acted as Indian counsel, Lobo & de Rizzo as Brazilian Counsel, and Chiomenti Studio Legale as Italian Counsel. Tosetto, Weigmann e Associati acted as the sellers’ counsel. N/A Poland
Sep-17 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski; WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr advised PKO Bank Polski on the purchase by PKO BP Finat Sp. z o.o. of 100% of the shares in KBC TFI S.A. from KBC Asset Management, a Belgian fund manager from the KBC banking group. SPCG advised KBC on the deal. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/7114-wkb-and-spcg-advise-on-pko-bank-polski-purchase-of-kbc-tfi
Sep-17 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; K&L Gates K&L Gates advised a consortium of banks consisting of Mercurius Dom Maklerski (as global co-ordinator), mBank and Trigon Dom Maklerski (as joint-bookrunners), and mCorporate Finance and Trigon Investment Banking (as financial advisors) in connection with the sale of 51.17% of the shares of LC Corp in an accelerated bookbuilding process by shareholders Leszek Czarnecki, LC Corp BV, Getin Noble Bank, Open Finance, and Open Life. DZP reportedly advised the selling shareholders on the sale, which is valued at approximately 500 million zlotys. PLN 500 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/7137-k-l-gates-advises-on-sale-of-controlling-stake-in-lc-corp
Sep-17 SMM Legal SMM Legal represented Energa-Obrot S.A. in 22 court and arbitration cases concerning framework agreements for the sale of proprietary rights under certificates of origin for the energy generated from wind farms. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/7142-smm-legal-represents-energa-obrot-on-challenges-to-renewable-energy-agreements
Sep-17 CMS; Deloitte Legal; Gessel; Weil, Gotshal & Manges CMS, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and Gessel have advised the sellers of Poland's Mila SA supermarket chain to Eurocash SA. Eurocash was advised by Deloitte Legal on the deal. PLN 350 million Poland www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/7150-cms-weil-and-deloitte-advise-on-eurocash-acquisition-of-polish-supermarket-chain
Sep-17 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG successfully represented Termo Organika sp. z o.o. in a dispute with the Styrokon styrofoam manufacturer. N/A Poland www.www.ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7165-spcg-successful-for-termo-organika-in-unfair-competition-claim
Oct-17 Mrowiec Fialek Mrowiec Fialek advised Nowa Era sp. z o.o. on the intra-group acquisition of the assets of Young Digital Planet S.A. via a spin-off of the company. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7196-mrowiec-fialek-advises-nowa-era-on-restructuring-of-sanoma-group-in-poland
Oct-17 Dentons Dentons advised Ghelamco Poland on the sale of Building B in the Warsaw Spire office complex to CA Immo. Greenberg Traurig reportedly advised the buyers on the transaction. EUR 100 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7215-dentons-advises-ghelamco-on-eur-100-million-sale-of-warsaw-spire-building-b
Oct-17 Dentons Dentons advised Globalworth on an agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Griffin Premium Real Estate. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7221-dentons-advises-globalworth-on-expansion-in-poland-via-investment-in-griffin-premium-real-estate
Oct-17 Cuatrecasas; Kochanski Zieba & Partners; Loyens & Loeff; Mayer Brown; Paul Hastings; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Willkie Farr & Gallagher Kochanski Zieba & Partners, working alongside Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP, Cuatrecasas, and Loyens & Loeff, advised a consortium of banks consisting of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, HSBC, JPMorgan, BNP Paribas, and Lloyds as arrangers in respect to EUR 900 million of senior facilities to finance the acquisition of IPH Group by Brammer — a portfolio company of private equity firm Advent International. The London office of Weil advised Brammer on both the financing and the acquisition itself. Willkie, Farr & Gallagher advised the sellers — PAI Partners — and Mayer Brown advised the management team. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7237-kzp-advises-on-financing-of-industrial-supplier-acquisition
Oct-17 Dentons; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Dentons advised Griffin Premium Real Estate on its EUR 160 million acquisition of 100% shares in entities owning three office properties from Echo Polska Properties. Weil advised the sellers on the deal. EUR 160 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7228-dentons-and-weil-advise-on-griffin-premium-real-estate-acquisition-of-polish-office-properties
Oct-17 act (BSWW) Act BSWW provided legal services to investment funds managed by Credit Value Investment on the issuance of bonds by Telematics Technologies sp. z o.o. with a total nominal value of approximately PLN 48 million for the purpose of refinancing the participation of MCI. Tech Ventures in Naviexpert sp. z o.o. PLN 48 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7242-act-bsww-advises-on-refinancing-mci-tech-ventures-participation-in-naviexpert-and-settling-phantom-shares
Oct-17 Arcliffe Arcliffe Warsaw advised Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A. on approximately PLN 24,500,000 in financing provided to the Napolo Group for the development of the Nowy Punkt 3 residential complex in Warsaw. PLN 24.5 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7269-arcliffe-warsaw-advises-bank-pekao-on-financing-for-warsaw-residential-complex
Oct-17 act (BSWW); Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG advised PKO BP S.A. in connection with loans granted to the Buma Group for the construction of an office building in the Wadowicka 3 complex in Krakow. Act BSWW reportedly advised the Buma Group. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7264-spcg-advises-pko-bp-on-loan-to-buma-group-for-construction-of-krakow-office-building
Oct-17 WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr WKB Wiercinski, Kwiecinski, Baehr assisted C1015Nokia Solutions and Networks sp. z o.o. in negotiating and entering into an agreement with PHN Capital Group for the lease of new office space. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7280-wkb-advises-nokia-on-long-term-lease-of-office-space-in-warsaw
Oct-17 Dentons; Hogan Lovells; King & Spalding Dentons and King & Spalding advised Triuva Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH on its approximately EUR 48.5 million acquisition of the new Green Day office building in Wroclaw. The seller, a Luxembourg fund advised jointly by GLL Real Estate Partners and Investec Bank PLC, was advised by Hogan Lovells. EUR 48.5 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7297-dentons-and-hogan-lovells-advise-on-triuva-acquisition-of-wroclaw-office-building
Oct-17 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland advised the Polish Power Exchange on the implementation of the MiFID II package. N/A Poland
Oct-17 CMS CMS advised Bounty Brands (Pty) Ltd, the South Africa-based company engaged in the provision of personal care, apparel, home and personal care products, and a portfolio company of Coast2Coast Investments, a South Africa-based private equity firm, on its acquisition of Wielkopolska Wytwornia Zywnosci PROFI, a Poland-based producer of pate and ready-to-eat. N/A Poland
Oct-17 CMS CMS advised mBank on establishing the mAccelerator corporate venture capital fund. EUR 50 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7300-cms-advises-mbank-on-establishment-of-corporate-venture-capital-fund
Oct-17 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG advised Mayr-Melnhof Packaging Int. GmbH and a Polish entity from its capital group on the acquisition of a production plant and acquisition of real estate from ASG Poland S.A. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7330-spcg-advises-mayr-melnhof-packaging-on-acquisition-of-plant-and-real-estate-from-asg-poland
Oct-17 Noerr Noerr advised Polish privately-owned meat processor Cedrob on its acquisition of 100% shares in Zaklady Miesne Silesia, a Polish meat producer of pork, beef, and poultry, from its owners. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7334-noerr-warsaw-advises-cedrob-on-acquisition-of-zm-silesia
Oct-17 Baker McKenzie; White & Case White & Case advised companies from the Ghelamco group on financing of up to EUR 221 million and PLN 45 million (a total amount of approximately PLN 1 billion) received from a consortium of financial institutions including Bank Zachodni WBK S.A., PKO BP S.A., Bank Pekao S.A., Bank BGZ Paribas S.A., and Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A. that will be used to construct an office-services-hotel complex called The Warsaw Hub. Baker McKenzie advised the lenders on the deal. PLN 1 billion Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7339-white-case-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-financing-for-the-warsaw-hub
Oct-17 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland and PwC advised the Polish Power Exchange on the implementation of the MiFID II package. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7344-wierzbowski-eversheds-sutherland-advises-polish-power-exchange-on-implementation-of-mifid-ii
Oct-17 Czabanski & Galuszynski Czabanski & Galuszynski advised Bank Pekao S.A. on the refinancing of the Q Hotel chain. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7347-czabanski-galuszynski-advises-bank-pekao-on-refinancing-of-q-hotel-chain
Oct-17 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised Alior Bank on the establishment of a bond issuance program with a nominal value of up to PLN 1.2 billion. PLN 1.2 billion Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7360-greenberg-traurig-advises-alior-bank-on-establishment-of-bond-issuance-program
Oct-17 Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised the NanoGroup S.A. biotech company on preliminary stages of the process of listing the company on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7368-cdz-advises-nanogroup-on-potential-warsaw-stock-exchange-listing
Oct-17 CMS; PwC Legal CMS advised Coast2Coast, a South African private investment fund, on the acquisition of Wielkopolska Wytwornia Zywnosci Profi — a manufacturer of pČtes and soups sold under the Profi brand. PwC Legal advised Profi on the transaction. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7374-cms-assists-coast2coast-on-acquisition-of-profi
Oct-17 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland advised Nokia Solutions and Networks Sp. z oo on the establishment of a consortium in connection with the tender procedure for PKP PLK concerning the construction of the ERTMS/GSM-R system of railway lines in Poland. PLN 2.27 billion Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7378-wierzbowski-eversheds-sutherland-advises-nokia-solutions-and-networks-on-tender-for-pkp-plk
Nov-17 Weil, Gotshal & Manges Weil attorneys in Paris and Warsaw obtained a ruling from the French tax authorities officially recognizing the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation as one of the few foreign entities to which bequests and donations can qualify for full tax exemption. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7387-weil-associates-pave-the-way-for-french-gifts-and-bequests-to-the-auschwitz-birkenau-foundation
Nov-17 Clifford Chance; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Clifford Chance Warsaw advised Mid Europa Partners on its agreement to acquire Hortex Group from funds advised by Argan Capital. Weil advised Argan Capital on the deal. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7408-clifford-chance-and-weil-advise-on-mid-europa-acquisition-of-hortex
Nov-17 CMS; K&L Gates K&L Gates advised Trigon Brokerage S.A., offeror and book runner, on the IPO of Venture Inc S.A. and its introduction to trading on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. CMS advised Venture Inc. PLN 30 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7436-k-l-gates-and-cms-advise-on-venture-inc-ipo
Nov-17 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Trauig advised Gremi Media S.A., the publisher of Poland's daily newspapers “Rzeczpospolita” and “PARKIET Gazeta Gieldy i Inwestorow,” on the listing of its shares on the NewConnect market, the alternative trading system of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The listing involved 1,138,500 shares of the company, with a nominal value of PLN 4 per share. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7446-greenberg-traurig-advises-gremi-media-on-listing-on-newconnect
Nov-17 Jara Drapala & Partners JD&P reported that the Court of Appeal in Warsaw had awarded a "seven-digit amount" to firm client PORR (a contractor of road and bridge construction projects) in a dispute against Poland's General Directorate for National Roads and Highways. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7448-jara-drapala-partners-obtains-significant-monetary-judgment-for-porr-in-claim-against-general-directorate-for-national-roads-and-highways
Nov-17 Clifford Chance; DLA Piper; Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells advised arrangers and joint lead managers Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank and StormHarbour Securities on the securitization of a portfolio of lease receivables worth PLN 2.2 billion originated by Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy S.A., a Polish leasing company owned by Credit Agricole S.A. DLA Piper was legal advisor of EFL S.A., and Clifford Chance advised the European Investment Bank and European Investment Fund. PLN 2.2 billion Poland ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7455-hogan-lovells-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-securitization-of-lease-receivables-by-europejski-fundusz-leasingowy
Nov-17 Aabo-Evasen & Co.; Norton Rose Fulbright Norton Rose Fulbright advised Grzegorz Lysiuk and Marek Bardzinski on the sale of their shares in ComVision sp. z o.o. to LINK Mobility Group ASA. Norway's Aabo-Evensen & Co advised the buyers on the transaction, which was completed based on an agreed enterprise value of EUR 16 million on a cash-free and debt-free basis. EUR 16 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7462-norton-rose-fulbright-advises-on-sale-of-prominent-polish-mobile-messaging-company
Nov-17 Kochanski Zieba & Partners; Plesner Kochanski Zieba & Partners, working alongside global counsel Plesner, advised global investment firm Marlin Equity Partners on its acquisition of Medius Poland, as part of a wider international transaction whereby Marlin acquired holding company Medius AB, a provider of cloud-based accounts payable automation software. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7491-kzp-advises-marlin-equity-partners-on-acquisition-of-medius-poland
Nov-17 Gessel; Squire Patton Boggs Squire Patton Boggs advised Mariusz Koczwara, the owner of the Polish gluten-free manufacturer Bezgluten, on his sale of the company to Bounty Brands, the food division of Coast2Coast. Gessel advised Coast2Coast on the deal. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7496-squire-patton-boggs-and-gessel-advise-on-coast2coast-acquisition-of-polish-gluten-free-manufacturer
Nov-17 Dentons; Kirkland & Ellis; Linklaters; White & Case; Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr WKB advised Toys "R" Us, a USA-based retailer operating around 1,600 stores worldwide, as Polish counsel in a USD 5 billion Chapter 11 restructuring of its chain, including advising on bridge financing in the amount of USD 816.2 million. The project involved a number of jurisdictions, including USA and Russia. Dentons advised Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, and Wilmington Trust, National Association. Linklaters and White & Case Poland also advised on the restructuring while Kirkland & Ellis acted as the global advisor to Toys "R" Us. EUR 677.2 million Poland
Nov-17 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG successfully represented Tesco Polska in Poland's Court of Appeal in a dispute involving trade bonuses and logistic discounts related to the takeover of the obligation to deliver supplies from the central warehouse of the retail chain to Tesco Polska stores. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7499-spcg-successful-for-tesco-polska-in-polish-court-of-appeal
Nov-17 Noerr; White & Case Noerr advised Gobarto S.A. on a PLN 244 million credit facility agreement granted to Gobarto S.A. and its Polish subsidiaries by Bank Pekao S.A.. White & Case advised Bank Pekao on the matter, which included a refinancing facility, credit line for general corporate purposes, and a term loan to finance the acquisition of various real properties. PLN 244 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7509-noerr-and-white-case-advise-on-gobarto-financing-by-bank-pekao
Nov-17 CMS; Crido Legal Crido Legal advised the Hungarian Investment Fund on its approximately EUR 70 million acquisition of the Torun Plaza shopping center in Poland from Plaza Centers N.V. CMS advised the sellers on the deal. EUR 70 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7516-crido-legal-and-cms-advise-on-sale-of-polish-shopping-center
Nov-17 Eversheds Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland advised Biomed-Lublin WSiS S.A. on the sale of rights to the Lakcid, Lakcid Forte, and Lakcid L brands to Polpharma. PLN 17 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7517-wierzbowski-eversheds-sutherland-advises-biomed-lublin-on-sale-of-lakcid-brands
Nov-17 Dentons; Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners; White & Case Dentons advised Bounty Brands, part of the South African Coast2Coast fund, in connection with its acquisition of the Unitop group, a Polish manufacturer of confectionary products and snacks. SSW advised the Unitop Group on the deal. White & Case advised the financing banks. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7522-dentons-and-ssw-advise-on-coast2coast-acquisition-of-unitop-group
Nov-17 CMS; Greenberg Traurig CMS advised Maxima Grupe, owner of a network of grocery stores in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, and a network of Aldik supermarkets in Poland, on an investment agreement signed with Emperia Holding S.A., an owner of the leading Stokrotka supermarket chain in Poland, which then became the basis for a tender offer. Greenberg Traurig advised Greenberg Traurig on the matter. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7533-cms-and-greenberg-traurig-advise-on-acquisition-of-emperia-holding-s-a
Nov-17 Kurzynski Kosinski Lyszyk Wierzbicki KKLW advised Lootena in a PPP project involving the construction of multi-story car parks in Lodz. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7538-kklw-advises-lootena-on-ppp-project-in-lodz
Nov-17 Mrowiec Fialek Mrowiec Fialek advised private equity fund ESO Capital on its divestment of Tempo Finanse Sp. z o.o. to Everest Finanse S.A. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7542-mrowiec-fialek-and-partners-advises-eso-capital-on-divestment-of-tempo-finanse-to-everest-finanse
Nov-17 CMS CMS advised Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego and Jedwabny & Brzozowska Legal advised Polish family company Polcom Group on financing provided by the former to the latter for the construction of a Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Edinburgh. GBP 14 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7545-cms-and-jedwabny-brzozowska-legal-advise-polish-clients-on-uk-investment-project
Nov-17 act (BSWW) Act BSWW advised a consortium made up of General Aviation Services Sp. z o.o. and Heli Holland Air Service B.V. on its entrance into a three-year air transport services agreement with Lotos Petrobaltic S.A. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7552-act-bsww-advises-consortium-on-public-procurement-contract-for-air-transport-services
Nov-17 Kurzynski Kosinski Lyszyk Wierzbicki KKLW advised ZA Polna SA in its delisting from the Warsaw Stock Exchange. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7557-kklw-advises-in-delisting-of-za-polna
Dec-17 CMS; Hogan Lovells; Noerr Noerr advised the underwriter and W&I insurance provider ANV on a W&I insurance policy regarding the sale of a logistics park and warehouses in Konotopa by Panattoni Group and Marvipol S.A (which were advised by CMS) to M&G RE Fund (advised by Hogan Lovells). N/A Poland
Dec-17 Clifford Chance; Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised the shareholders of WDX on the company's acquisition by Abris Capital. Clifford Chance advised the buyer. N/A Poland
Dec-17 Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners SSW Pragmatic Solutions provided consulting services during GetBack S.A.'s approximately EUR 7 million bond issuance . EUR 7 million Poland
Dec-17 Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised Cloud Technologies S.A. on the company's buy back of up to 920,000 shares . The brokerage house acting as an intermediary in the buyback process is IPOPEMA Securities S.A. PLN 18 million Poland
Dec-17 Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners SSW Pragmatic Solutions provided consulting services during GetBack S.A.'s approximately EUR 100 mililon bond issuance.  PLN 100 million Poland
Dec-17 Hogan Lovells; Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised the Unilink group on the transaction regarding refinancing the bonds acquired by Darby Private Equity, by the bank loans from mBank S.A. Hogan Lovells advised the bank. PLN 60 million Poland
Dec-17 Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised Credit Value Investments sp. z o.o., on financing made through the subscription of bonds to Holiday Park & Resort sp. z o.o. for the real estate project covering building of the several resort complexes at the Baltic Sea. PLN 60 million Poland
Dec-17 Dentons; Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised Hansainvest Real Assets GmbH on its acquisition of Generation Park X – the first building of Warsaw's Generation Park office project in Warsaw — from Skanska. Dentons advised Skanska on the deal. EUR 83 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7562-greenberg-traurig-and-dentons-advise-on-hansainvest-acquisition-of-generation-park-x-in-warsaw-from-skanska
Dec-17 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka DZP advised Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland on its receipt of financial support from Poland's Minister of Development and Finances to create a new production line in its factory in Jelcz-Laskowice. PLN 400 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7590-dzp-support-toyota-on-receipt-of-state-aid-from-polish-minister-of-development
Dec-17 Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance Clifford Chance Warsaw advised Warburg Pincus on its sale of a majority stake in INEA, the fibre-to-the-home and cable operator in Western Poland, to Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5, managed by global infrastructure investor Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets. Macquarie was advised by Allen & Overy. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7599-clifford-chance-and-allen-overy-advised-on-warburg-pincus-exit-from-inea
Dec-17 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig is representing Cyfrowy Polsat Group on the acquisition of a block of approximately 32% of shares in Netia from two major shareholders, with a total purchase price amounting to PLN 638.8 million, and on the announcement of a tender offer in order to achieve 66% of the total number of votes at the General Meeting of Netia. PLN 638.8 Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7608-greenberg-traurig-advises-cyfrowy-polsat-group-on-acquisition-of-shares-in-netia
Dec-17 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig represented Cyfrowy Polsat Group in the acquisition of 100% of shares in companies owning the Eska TV, Eska TV Extra, Eska Rock, Polo TV, and Vox Music TV channels from ZPR Media Group, and 34% of the shares in the company owning the Fokus TV and Nova TV stations, as well as in connection with the preliminary agreement to purchase a further 15% of shares in the company in the future. PLN 103 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7618-greenberg-traurig-advises-cyfrowy-polsat-on-acquisition-of-new-channels-from-zpr-media-group
Dec-17 Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig is representing Goldman Sachs International, through its affiliate Bricks Acquisition Limited, on the announced PLN 1 billion tender offer for 100% of shares in Robyg S.A., a prominent Polish stock-exchange listed developer. PLN 1 billion Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7611-greenberg-traurig-advises-goldman-sachs-on-tender-offer-for-100-of-shares-in-robyg
Dec-17 Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG won a dispute before the Court of Appeal in Wroclaw, Poland, for Tesco Polska concerning the admissibility and effects of an agreement on the negative recognition of debt. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7637-spcg-wins-dispute-for-tesco-polska-before-the-court-of-appeal-in-wroclaw
Dec-17 Hogan Lovells; Linklaters Hogan Lovells advised the Management Board of mBank S.A. — a unit of Commerzbank — on its conditional agreement to sell an organized part of its mFinanse unit to Phoebe IVS. Linklaters advised the buyers on the deal. USD 147 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7662-hogan-lovells-and-linklaters-advise-on-mbank-s-sale-of-shares-and-organized-part-of-mfinanse
Dec-17 Clifford Chance; Linklaters Clifford Chance advised a syndicate of banks, with PKO BP as its agent, in connection with the signing of a credit facility agreement with PESA Bydgoszcz S.A. Linklaters advised PESA Bydgoszcz on the financing. PLN 200 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7658-clifford-chance-and-linklaters-advise-on-syndicated-financing-for-pesa-bydgoszcz
Dec-17 Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr WKB advised ENEA on an investment under which it will acquire and/or take-up newly issued shares in Elektrownia Ostroleka from from Energa so that it ultimately holds 50% of the entire share capital. N/A Poland
Dec-17 Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised Credit Value Investments sp. z o.o. on financing made through the subscription of bonds to OTL Logistics S.A.. PLN 21.5 million Poland
Dec-17 PwC Legal; TGS Baltic; Spaczynski, Szczepaniak & Partners SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised Credit Value Investments sp. z o.o. on financing made through the subscription of bonds granted to the Civinity Group. TGS Balitc was the legal advisor to the fund in Lithuania and Latvia and PWC Legal Lithuania acted as the legal advisor to the issuer. EUR 11 million Poland; Lithuania; Latvia
Apr-17 Greenberg Traurig; Suciu Popa Greenberg Traurig announced that it advised Anheuser-Busch InBev on the Polish aspects of the sale to Japanese brewer Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. of the businesses that prior to its combination with AB InBev were owned by SABMiller plc in Central and Eastern Europe. Similarly, Suciu Popa announced that it advised SAB Miller on the sale of its Romanian businesses. N/A Poland; Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/poland/6152-greenberg-traurig-and-suciu-popa-announce-roles-in-poland-and-romania-on-inbev-asahi-deal
Jul-17 Linklaters; PeliFilip; Radulescu & Musoi; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss Bucharest and Warsaw, working alongside Radulescu & Musoi, advised Poland's Credit Value Investments asset management company on its EUR 12 million investment in Impact Developer & Contractor. Impact Developer & Contractor was advised by PeliFilip and Linklaters. EUR 12 million Poland; Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6821-wolf-theiss-pelifilip-and-linklaters-advised-on-cvi-investment-in-impact-developer-contractor
Aug-17 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance Badea advised New Europe Property Investments on its merger with Rockcastle Global Real Estate company Limited to create NEPI Rockcastle Plc, which one analyst described as "the biggest investor on the commercial property market in Central and Eastern Europe and one of the ten largest companies of its type in Europe in terms of capitalization." N/A Poland; Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6831-clifford-chance-badea-advises-nepi-on-merger-with-rockcastle
Nov-17 Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka; Kurzynski Kosinski Lyszyk Wierzbicki; Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen; Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Romania's Popovici, Nitu, Stoica & Asociatii and Poland's Kurzynski Kosinski Lyszyk Wierzbicki advised the Romanian and Polish subsidiaries of the Etanco Group on their acquisition of of the subsidiaries of Gunnebo Fastening in those two countries. NNDKP, working along lead counsel Fidel, advised Gunnebo Fastening on the Romanian side of the transaction, with DZP reportedly advising Gunnebo Fastening on the sale of its Polish subsidiary. N/A Poland; Romania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7486-pnsa-nndkp-and-kklw-advise-on-acquisition-of-polish-and-romanian-subsidiaries-of-gunnebo-fastening
Jun-17 Bondoc & Asociatii; CMS; Maravela si Asociatii; White & Case Bondoc & Asociatii assisted US-listed The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. on a complex joint venture with Astra Rail Management GmbH involving the transfer of companies and cash in several jurisdictions under a joint Dutch umbrella. White & Case advised on non-Romanian law aspects for Greenbrier and CMS and Maravela si Asociatii advised Thomas Mann's subsidiary. EUR 60 million Poland; Romania; Slovakia
Mar-17 CMS; Gessel CMS advised iCotton, a manufacturer of hygiene products in Eastern Europe, on its acquisition of a controlling 59.95% stake Harper Hygienics from Polish Enterprise Fund V, a private equity fund managed by Enterprise Investors. Gessel advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Poland; Russia; Ukraine www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6078-cms-and-gessel-advise-on-icotton-acquisition-of-controlling-stake-in-harper-hygienics
Apr-17 White & Case White & Case lawyers in Poland and Slovakia participated in the firm's provision of advice to Banca Farmafactoring on its initial public offering on the Milan Stock Exchange, in which approximately 30% of the company's ordinary shares were sold for a total amount of approximately EUR 250 million. EUR 250 million Poland; Slovakia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6197-white-case-lawyers-in-warsaw-and-brata-on-team-advising-on-banca-farmafactoring-ipo
Jan-17 Morgan Lewis; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss, working with Morgan Lewis, advised Hong Kong-based Automated Systems Holdings Limited on its merger with U.S.-based Grid Dynamics. N/A Poland; Ukraine www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5727-wolf-theiss-advises-on-merger-of-automated-systems-holdings-and-grid-dynamics
Jun-17 Clifford Chance; Gide Loyrette Nouel; Redcliffe Partners; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Clifford Chance advised Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen S.A. on its acquisition of control over Bank Polska Kasa Opieki Spolka Akcyjna (Bank Pekao) from Italy’s UniCredit. Redcliffe advised PZU on its successful application for merger clearance from the Ukrainian competition authority for the acquisition. Gide Loyrette Nouel advised Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A., and Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised UniCredit. EUR 2.39 billion Poland; Ukraine
Jul-17 Clifford Chance; Redcliffe Partners Clifford Chance and Redcliffe Partners advised the EBRD on the extension of its USD 10 million loan to Ukraine’s TC Meest Express LLC, a provider of postal and logistic services for worldwide delivery. USD 10 million Poland; Ukraine
Nov-17 Avellum; White & Case Avellum, working alongside global advisor White & Case, provided Ukrainian legal advice to Coast2Coast on the acquisition of Poland-based Stella Pack by Coast2Coast portfolio company Bounty Brands. N/A Poland; Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7492-avellum-provides-ukrainian-advice-to-coast2coast-on-acquisition-of-household-products-producer-stella-pack
Dec-17 act (BSWW); Dentons; Hogan Lovells; Jasinski; Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski Hogan Lovells advised Benson Elliot on its purchase of five office buildings in four Polish cities, including the Vinci office building in Krakow, on which Greenberg Traurig advised as well. The deal included the acquisition of the Opera building in Gdansk from EURO Styl (which was represented by Jasinski Kancelaria Radcow Prawnych); the Vinci office building in Krakow from Dyskret Polska (which was advised by SPCG); the Forum 76 building in Lodz from Virako (which was advised by Dentons); and the Okraglak and Kwadraciak buildings in Poznan from Immobel (which was advised by act BSWW). N/A Poland; Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7655-plethora-of-practitioners-advise-on-benson-elliot-office-building-acquisitions-in-poland
Dec-16 Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised Ameropa Holding AG on a Competition Council investigation into an alleged price fixing cartel between Ameropa Grains and other grain traders. The Competition Council closed the investigation without applying any fines. N/A Romania
Dec-16 Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii assisted Albalact on a Competition Council investigation into alleged anticompetitive agreements regarding milk collection and processing and retail of dairy products. N/A Romania
Dec-16 Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii assisted Albalact on a Competition Council investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices involving four dairy producers regarding the "Supply of dairy products for the students in classes I-VIII of the state or private education and preschool children in state or private kindergartens with a normal 4 hours program, from Giurgiu County" service for 2010 – 2014. N/A Romania
Dec-16 Allen & Overy; PeliFilip RTPR Allen & Overy advised a syndicate of banks consisting of Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG, ING Bank, Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, SEB AG and Vorarlberger Landes- und Hypothekenbank Aktiengesellschaft on Romanian law aspects of Schlemmer Romania S.R.L.'s accession to a German-law-governed term and revolving loan facilities agreement for the refinancing of existing indebtedness and general corporate purposes of the Schlemmer group. PeliFilip advised the borrower. EUR 85 million Romania
Dec-16 Allen & Overy RTPR Allen & Overy advised the EBRD on a EUR 40 million loan to Credit Europe Bank to be used for supporting local small businesses. EUR 40 million Romania
Dec-16 Bondoc & Asociatii Bondoc & Asociatii advised Delta Commodities & Financial Services on the restructuring of several banking facilities of a corporate group active in the agri business. The assistance included multi-party negotiations with six   commercial banks including an export credit bank. N/A Romania
Dec-16 Leroy si Asociatii; Savu, Cristescu si Asociatii Leroy si Asociatii advised the French group Yves Rocher on its acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Cosmetiques de France, owner of the Yves Rocher franchise in Romania, which includes 40 stores. Savu, Cristescu si Asociatii advised the seller. N/A Romania
Dec-16 Allen & Overy; Leroy si Asociatii; Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen; Schoenherr RTPR Allen & Overy advised Raiffeisen Bank and Wood & company Financial Services as managers on Med Life’s IPO -- the biggest private IPO in Romanian history -- on the Bucharest Stock Exchange. Medlife was advised by Schoenherr. Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen advised Value4Capital on the sale of its entire shareholding of 36.25% in Medlife S.A., performed through the IPO. Leroy si Asociatii advised the International Finance Corporation which made a partial exit and lowered its share stake in Medlife following the listing. EUR 230 million Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5493-rtpr-allen-overy-and-Schoenherr-advise-on-romania-s-largest-ever-private-ipo
Jan-17 Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised AIM-listed Secure Property Development & Investment on the issuance of a corporate guarantee to Alpha Bank Romania as security for a loan granted by the bank to one of the client’s Romanian subsidiaries.  EUR 1 million Romania
Jan-17 Bondoc & Asociatii; Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen Bondoc & Asociatii represented a consortium of OTV International SASU and Constructii Erbasu S.R.L. in a legal battle over the awarding of a major public procurement contract for the rehabilitation of a waste water management plant in Bucharest. NNDKP represented the defendant.  EUR 140 million Romania
Jan-17 Musat & Asociatii Musat & Asociatii assisted Emerson S.R.L., the Romanian subsidiary of Emerson Electric, with the separation of Emerson Network Power for the purpose of its transfer to the American investment fund Platinum Equity. USD 4 billion Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5585-musat-asociatii-assist-emerson-in-transfer-of-emerson-network-power-business
Jan-17 Biris Goran; CMS Biris Goran advised AdamAmerica Europe on its acquisition of Construdava, a 9,400 square meter office building located on Pipera-Tunari Road, in the North-East of Bucharest, from Commerzbank AG and Aberdeen Asset Management. CMS advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5668-biris-goran-and-cms-advise-on-adamamerica-purchase-of-construdava-office-building-from-commerzbank-and-aberdeen-asset-management
Jan-17 EY Law; Faegre Baker Daniels; Van Campen Faegre Baker Daniels, EY Law, and Van Campen advised the European luxury smartwatch brand Vector on the company's acquisition by Fitbit. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5709-faegre-baker-daniels-ey-law-and-van-campen-liem-advise-on-fitbit-acquisition-of-vector
Feb-17 Clifford Chance; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised on the financing of the acquisition of NetCity Telecom SRL and the refinancing of a senior loan granted to Direct One SA. Badea Clifford Chance advised Banca Comerciala Romana SA and BRD Groupe Societe Generale SA. EUR 36 million Romania
Feb-17 Bondoc & Asociatii Bondoc & Asociatii assisted eMAG on the acquisition of a significant participation in Zitec.  EUR 1.7 million Romania
Feb-17 Allen & Overy; Bondoc & Asociatii Bondoc & Asociatii assisted Mid Europa Partners in connection with the acquisition of Profi, one of the largest retail chains in Romania. RTPR Allen & Overy assisted the seller. EUR 533 million Romania
Feb-17 Bondoc & Asociatii Bondoc & Asociatii advised Fondul Proprietatea SA in connection with a monetary claim for interest on late payment of dividends in a publicly-held, state owned company for financial year 2014. N/A Romania
Feb-17 Clifford Chance; Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen NNDKP provided legal counsel to a syndicate of banks on a EUR 24 million financing granted to the Pehart Tec Group. Clifford Chance advised the borrower on the deal. EUR 24 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5788-nndkp-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-pehart-tec-group-financing
Feb-17 Vernon | David; Volciuc-Ionescu Volciuc-Ionescu advised Banca Commerciala Romana on a EUR 25 million financing to TMK-ARTROM for the development of a thermal treatment line. Vernon | David advised the borrower. EUR 25 million Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5796-volciuc-ionescu-and-vernon-david-advise-on-bcr-financing-to-tmk-artrom
Feb-17 Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen NNDKP successfully represented a joint venture formed of three Spanish and French companies — FCC Construccion S.A., Aqualia Intech S.A., and Suez International S.A. (case number 8424/2/2016) — in a dispute over the awarding of a public procurement contract related to the extension of the Glina Waste Water Treatment Plant and the construction of a sludge incinerator organized by Bucharest Municipality. N/A Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5805-nndkp-successful-in-major-public-procurement-dispute
Feb-17 Musat & Asociatii Musat & Asociatii advised car component producer Mecaplast on a brownfield investment in Romania of approximately EUR 10 million. EUR 10 million Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5814-musat-asociatii-advises-on-mecaplast-investment-in-romania
Feb-17 CMS CMS advised ALPLA Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co KGon its acquisition of Star East Pet SRL. N/A Romania
Feb-17 bpv (Grigorescu Stefanica) BPV Grigorescu Stefanica advised Zitec on the acquisition of a significant minority stake in the company by Dante International, the Naspers-owned company operating the largest Romanian e-commerce website. Following the transaction, Zitec will benefit from an infusion of capital intended for financing its expansion plans. N/A Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5876-bpv-grigorescu-stefanica-advises-zitec-in-acquisition-of-minority-stake-by-dante-international
Feb-17 Zamifirescu Racoti & Partners Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners has obtained a new final arbitration award from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Paris partially accepting the counterclaim made by the management company for state-owned stakes in the Societatea de Administrare a Participatiilor in Energie (SAPE) energy companies against E.ON Romania S.R.L. (E.ON). As a result of the ruling, E.ON is obliged to pay the amount of RON 4,070,948 (approximately EUR 901,000) plus interest to SAPE in compensation for infringing the minority shareholder’s rights in its distribution of dividends. EUR 901,000 Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/moldova/5891-zamfirescu-racoti-partners-successful-for-sape-in-international-arbitration-relating-to-privatization-of-electrica-moldova
Feb-17 Zamifirescu Racoti & Partners Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners secured a final arbitration decision from the International Chamber of Commerce Paris, which partially accepted a case brought by Societatea de Administrare a Participa_iilor in Energie (SAPE) against Enel Investment Holding B.V. and Enel S.p.A (Enel). EUR 401.2 million Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/5928-zrp-obtains-largest-international-arbitration-award-ever-involving-a-romanian-party
Mar-17 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Carrefour Romania on the implementation of a farming cooperative. N/A Romania
Mar-17 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Carrefour Romania S.A. on the signing of a 10-year lease agreement of built-to-suit logistic facilities developed by Warehouses DePauw for the company’s online retail business N/A Romania
Mar-17 PwC Legal (D&B David si Baias) D&B David si Baias assisted Cotecna Inspection on its acquisition of 100% of the shares of TIMEX Surveyors S.R.L. from its former sole shareholder, Butuca Adrian. N/A Romania
Mar-17 Bondoc & Asociatii Bondoc & Asociatii assisted Paul Hartmann SRL on various aspects of its business, including the acquisition of a large portfolio. N/A Romania
Mar-17 CMS CMS advised AGI Hera on its sale of industrial (logistic) property of over 100,000 square meters near Bucharest. N/A Romania
Mar-17 CMS CMS advised Chem-Trend on the acquisition of the release agent business of its long-time distribution partner in Romania, Rubio Trading & Consulting SRL. N/A Romania
Mar-17 Allen & Overy; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii and Allen & Overy advised sports betting company Fortuna Entertainment Group on Romanian legal issues related to its acquisition of Hattrick Sports Group Ltd., Ireland, from Hattrick Sports Group LLC (U.S) and other shareholders and share warrant holders. EUR 135 million Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6112-tuca-zbarcea-asociatii-advises-fortuna-entertainment-group-on-romanian-aspects-of-hattrick-sports-group-acquisition
Apr-17 Bredin Prat; Jones Day; Kinstellar; Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised Lincoln Electric, a manufacturer of welding products, on the acquisition of Romanian company Ductil SA, as part of the global acquisition of the welding business of Air Liquide. Jones Day was the global adviser to Lincoln Electric. Bredin Prat advised the seller globally and Kinstellar was the local adviser. N/A Romania
Apr-17 Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised Auchan Romania on its partnership with Petrom for opening of convenience stores in Petrom fuel service stations in Romania under the MyAuchan brand. N/A Romania
Apr-17 DLA Piper; The Law Chamber As part of a more complex transaction involving the restructuring of the joint business investment plans of both the seller and the buyer, DLA Piper advised Catalin Fenelon Neagu on his sale of 74.4898% of his shareholding in Telecredit IFN S.A. to RC2 (Cyprus) Limited, a closed-end investment fund. Local boutique The Law Chamber advised the purchaser. EUR 2.6 million Romania
Apr-17 Allen & Overy RTPR Allen & Overy advised the EBRD on the restructuring of a EUR 8.8 million loan granted to Compania de Utilitati Publice Dunarea Braila S.A. in order to permit additional investments aimed at modernizing and upgrading the water and wastewater services in Braila County. EUR 8.8 million Romania
Apr-17 Allen & Overy RTPR Allen & Overy advised BRD-Groupe Societe Generale S.A. and Komercni Banka, a.s. on a EUR 47.6 million loan to CTPark Gamma S.R.L. for the development of two industrial buildings near Bucharest. EUR 47.6 million Romania
Apr-17 Allen & Overy; PeliFilip RTPR Allen & Overy successfully represented SDEE Transilvania Nord SA (part of Electrica group) in front of the Bucharest Court of Appeal in a dispute initiated by RCS-RDS (the largest Romanian telecom services provider) challenging through a series of administrative cases SDEE’s electricity distribution natural monopoly. PeliFillip represented RCS-RDS N/A Romania
Apr-17 Bondoc & Asociatii Bondoc & Asociatii assisted Luscan Com SRL in connection with the acquisition of a business active in the extractive industry from an insolvent company. Following the acquisition, the firm represented the acquired company in a dispute related to its rights on the land where the extractive activities took place. N/A Romania
Apr-17 Allen & Overy; Bondoc & Asociatii Bondoc & Asociatii advised Mid Europa private equity group in connection with the increase and renegotiation of facilities extended to finance the acquisition of the Regina Maria group. RTPR Allen & Overy assisted the Seller. EUR 95 million Romania
Apr-17 Suciu Popa Suciu Popa assisted Enel Investment Holding B.V. in finalizing its acquisition of 13.6% of the share capital of E-Distributie Muntenia S.A. and Enel Energie Muntenia S.A., which increased Enel’s interest in the two companies to 78%. EUR 400 million Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6186-suciu-popa-assists-enel-on-finalization-of-e-distributie-muntenia-and-enel-energie-muntenia-acquisition
Apr-17 CMS CMS advised Linde on the acquisition of Rodmir Expert and ITO Industries International, two Romanian companies active in the same industry. N/A Romania
Apr-17 Clifford Chance; Linklaters; PeliFilip PeliFilip, working with Linklaters, advised the Romanian Ministry of Public Finance on a two-tranche Eurobonds issue which attracted EUR 1.75 billion from international markets. Clifford Chance Badea provided legal assistance to the bank syndicate, which included Barclays Bank PLC, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Erste Group Bank AG, Societe Generale, and ING Bank NV. EUR 1.75 billion Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6211-pelifilip-linklaters-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-romanian-eurobond-issuance
Apr-17 Maravela si Asociatii Maravela si Asociatii assisted Quantum Music Records Romania on its conclusion of a strategic partnership with Universal Music France for the development of the musical project of the artist Irina Rimes in France and on French territories and in the French communities of Monaco, The French Overseas Territories and Departments, Andorra, Benelux, Switzerland, and Canada. N/A Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6219-maravela-asociatii-assists-quantum-music-on-agreement-with-universal-music-for-irina-rimes
Apr-17 Leroy si Asociatii; Schoenherr Leroy si Asociatii advised Lactalis, the world's leading dairy products company, in the post-acquisition phase of Albalact, the largest Romanian dairy producer, namely with the squeeze out procedure of the minority shareholders in Albalact, followed by the delisting of Albalact from trading on the Bucharest Stock Exchange. Schoenherr advised the seller. N/A Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6248-leroy-si-asociatii-advises-lactalis-on-squeeze-out-of-minority-shareholders-of-albalact
Apr-17 Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen NNDKP represented a joint venture created by FCC Construccion SA, Astaldi SPA, and Contratas Y Ventas S.A. in litigation involving an award of a public procurement contract by Compania Nationala de Cai Ferate SA (CFR) entitled “Rehabilitation of the Frontiera – Curtici – Simeria Railway, part of the IVth Pan – European Corridor, for the circulation of trains with a maximum speed of 160 km/h, Section 3: Gurasada-Simeria.” EUR 550 million Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6251-nndkp-successful-for-jv-in-rehabilitation-of-railway-line-public-procurement-award-defense
May-17 Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised SIVECO Romania on its successful participation in a public tender organized by the Romanian Intelligence Service for the acquisition of "Computer system integration and operational and analytical recovery of large amounts of data, personnel training and networking LAN and SAN” software. EUR 31 million Romania
May-17 Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised Ameropa Grains on the acquisition of a complex storage facility. N/A Romania
May-17 Allen & Overy RTPR Allen & Overy advised the EBRD on the restructuring of a EUR 17.1 million loan granted to Apa Canal Sibiu S.A., to permit additional investments aimed at modernizing and upgrading the water and wastewater services in Sibiu County. EUR 17.1 million Romania
May-17 Bondoc & Asociatii; Clifford Chance Bondoc & Asociatii assisted Bedminster Capital in connection with the sale of Hiperdia Diagnostics Centers in Romania to Affidea (following a competitive process involving two other bidders). Clifford Chance assisted Affidea. N/A Romania
May-17 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Accel on its investment, made in participation with Earlybird Venture Capital, Credo Ventures, and Seedcamp, on USD 30 million in Series A investment into UiPath, a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company. USD 30 million Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6362-tuca-zbarcea-and-asociatii-advises-accel-partners-on-funding-in-uipath
May-17 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Clifford Chance; Freshfields; Houthoff Buruma; PeliFilip PeliFilip assisted Digi Communications N.V., the majority shareholder of RCS & RDS S.A., regarding the initial public offering of shares conducted for listing RCS & RDS on the Bucharest Stock Exchange. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Digi on U.S., UK, and Dutch elements of the issuance. Clifford Chance Badea advised the banks on Romanian law, while Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Houthoff Buruma offered legal assistance on U.S., UK, and Dutch law. N/A Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6357-pelifilip-and-clifford-chance-badea-advise-on-digi-ipo
May-17 Dentons; Suciu Popa Suciu Popa advised Hili Ventures in its acquisition of the ART Business Centre in Bucharest from FBC Exclusiv, with financing provided by Banca Comerciala Romana, advised by Dentons. N/A Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6369-suciu-popa-and-dentons-participate-in-hili-ventures-acquisition-of-bucharest-office-building
May-17 PeliFilip PeliFilip successfully represented Romania's Financial Supervisory Authority in a dispute initiated by the former Chairman of the Insurance Supervisory Commission, Tudor Daniel George. RON 3.3 million Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6374-pelifilip-successful-in-bucharest-court-of-appeal-for-financial-supervisory-authority
May-17 Deloitte Legal (Reff & Associates); Schoenherr Reff & Associates advised Investcapital Malta Ltd — a subsidiary of BRIEF-Kruk — on its acquisition of a debt portfolio with a nominal value of RON 1.25 billion from BRD Groupe Societe Generale. Schoenherr advised the sellers on the deal. EUR 282 million Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6464-reff-associates-and-Schoenherr-advise-on-sale-of-brd-groupe-societe-generale-debt-portfolio
Jun-17 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Carrefour on deals involving two of its supermarkets in the city of Braila as part of Carrefour’s commitments to the Romanian Competition Council pursuant to the Carrefour-Billa deal. N/A Romania
Jun-17 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Carrefour on a deal involving one of its supermarkets in the city of Braila as part of Carrefour’s commitments to the Romanian Competition Council pursuant to the Carrefour-Billa deal. N/A Romania
Jun-17 Individual Law Practice Chiciu Alexandru Florin; TAMC – Attorneys at law; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii, working with solo practitioner Chiciu Alexandru Florin and TAMC – Attorneys at law, cleared the FRF (the Romanian Football Federation) of all charges in a case concerning the withdrawal of the status of affiliated member of SC Fotbal Club U Craiova SA. N/A Romania
Jun-17 PwC Legal (D&B David si Baias) D&B David si Baias advised Solina on its acquisition of Supremia Grup SRL, a Romanian producer of blends and spices, with subsidiaries in Denmark and the Republic of Moldova. N/A Romania
Jun-17 PwC Legal (D&B David si Baias) D&B David si Baias assisted Ascendis Health on the acquisition of several pharma companies in Europe, including Sunwave Pharma SRL, a distribution company based in Romania. In cooperation with the PwC Legal office in Cyprus, D&B coordinated the closing activities for all jurisdictions. N/A Romania
Jun-17 Allen & Overy; Norton Rose Fulbright RTPR Allen & Overy and Norton Rose advised the EBRD on EUR 102.5 million financing granted to Lidl Discount, member of the German Schwarz group, for the financing of energy efficient buildings in Romania.   EUR 102.5 million Romania
Jun-17 Allen & Overy; Bondoc & Asociatii Bondoc & Asociatii assisted the Romanian Town of Sinaia in a dispute with the central fiscal authorities on VAT-related matters. N/A Romania
Jun-17 Allen & Overy; Leroy si Asociatii Leroy si Asociatii advised Expert Petroleum, a company specializing in resources optimization, operations restructuring, and production enhancement techniques, in the process of accessing a USD 5 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for the purpose of developing its business in Romania. Allen & Overy advised the lender. EUR 5 million Romania
Jun-17 Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen; Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised Romanian DYI retailer Dedeman, on its acquisition of the AFI Park 1-3 office buildings in Bucharest from AFI, with an additional option to buy AFI Park 4 & 5. Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen and solo practitioner Bianca Stamatoiu advised AFI. N/A Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6488-pnsa-and-nndkp-advise-on-dedeman-acquisition-of-afi-park
Jun-17 Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen NNDKP successfully represented Search Corporation SRL in a dispute involving a claim for damages of approximately RON 62 million related to the public procurement contract concluded in 2006 for design works for the building of the Agigea Bridge near the Port of Constanta. RON 62 million Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6557-nndkp-obtains-favorable-decision-for-search-corporation-srl-in-agigea-bridge-dispute
Jun-17 CMS CMS advised Alpla on the acquisition of Amraz, one of the leading PET preform producers in Romania. N/A Romania
Jun-17 CMS CMS advised Iulius Group on a joint venture with the South African fund Atterbury Europe. N/A Romania
Jun-17 BonelliErede; Chiomenti Studio Legale; Schoenherr Schoenherr, together with BonelliErede, advised Bosch Thermotechnik on the acquisition of MTA Spa and its six sales subsidiaries in Romania, France, Germany, Spain, USA and Austrialia. The seller was advised by Chiomenti. N/A Romania
Jun-17 Schoenherr The Bucharest office of Schoenherr provided legal assistance on the creation of a 50/50 partnership between the Iulius Group, the developer and operator of the Iulius network of shopping malls, with Atterbury Romania. N/A Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6594-Schoenherr-assists-with-iulius-group-and-atterbury-europe-partnership
Jul-17 PwC Legal (D&B David si Baias) D&B David si Baias advised Fluorocarbon UK Limited on the sale of its Romanian business, FBS Prestige SRL., to American Pan (Bundy Baking Solutions). N/A Romania
Jul-17 Noerr Noerr advised Daimler on the takeover by its subsidiary, e-hailing company Mytaxi, of Romanian company Clever Tech SRL, which owns the taxi hail app Clever Taxi. Financial terms were not disclosed. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6665-noerr-advises-daimler-on-acquisition-of-clever-taxi
Jul-17 PeliFilip PeliFilip advised Mitiska REIM on its purchase of 11 Romanian commercial parks from Alpha Property Development. The portfolio covers a gross leasable area of 55,000 square meters and is fully leased to local and international brands such as Deichmann, Takko, and Pepco. N/A Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6676-pelifilip-advises-mitiska-reim-on-romanian-portfolio-acquisition
Jul-17 Musat & Asociatii Musat & Asociatii reported that it gained an important victory for its client — the Cyane SRL real estate developer — in a dispute between the Cluj Napoca Local Council and the Association for Urbanistic Protection of Cluj involving the latter's attempts to have urban planning documents issued by the former related to the construction of a large real estate project (the Luminia residential complex)_ _canceled. N/A Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6721-musat-asociatii-successful-in-litigation-over-cluj-real-estate-project-plans
Jul-17 Kinstellar; PeliFilip PeliFilip advised real estate company Global Trade Center on its acquisition of Bucharest's Cascade Office Building from Adval Properties in a deal valued at EUR 9 million. Kinstellar reportedly advised the sellers. EUR 9 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6725-pelifilip-advises-gtc-on-cascade-office-building-acquisition
Jul-17 PeliFilip PeliFilip advised Skanska on the sale of the third building in the Green Court Bucharest project to Globalworth Real Estate Investments Ltd. The buyer relied on in-house counsel only on a deal valued at EUR 38 million. EUR 38 million Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6733-pelifilip-alongside-skanska-on-third-green-court-building-sale-in-bucharest
Jul-17 Stratulat Albulescu Stratulat Albulescu assisted Futureal, a Hungarian real estate investment company, with the acquisition at auction of over 15,000 square meters of land near Poligrafiei Boulevard in Bucharest to build a housing estate. The transaction was worth EUR 3.7 million and was completed on June 14. EUR 3.7 million Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6737-stratulat-albulescu-advises-futureal-with-bucharest-property-acquisition
Jul-17 Schoenherr Schoenherr advised OMV Petrom S.A. on the divestment of its fully owned subsidiary OMV Petrom Wind Power SRL to Canadian fund Transeastern Power Trust. EUR 23 million Romania
Jul-17 Leroy si Asociatii; Schoenherr Leroy si Asociatii advised the French group Lactalis on its successful acquisition of Romania's Covalact S.A. dairy producer, from the SigmaBleyzer private equity firm. Schoenherr advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6759-leroy-si-asociatii-and-Schoenherr-advise-on-lactalis-acquisition-of-covalact
Aug-17 Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised SAP Romania on a public tender organized by Electrica Furnizare (a state-owned company) for the acquisition of an IT client management system. N/A Romania
Aug-17 PwC Legal (D&B David si Baias) D&B David si Baias advised the shareholders of Praktiker Romania on the sale of 27 Praktiker stores to the British group Kingfisher. N/A Romania
Aug-17 DLA Piper As part of a multi-jurisdictional transaction, DLA Piper advised the funds Perusa Partners Fund 2, L.P. and Perusa Partners Founder 2a, L.P., managed by Perusa, on their acquisition of the majority of shares in HuDLA Piperst Holding B.V. from its founding shareholders. The transaction also covered the Netherlands, Germany, and China. N/A Romania
Aug-17 Bondoc & Asociatii; Clifford Chance Bondoc & Asociatii assisted Ioan Tecar in connection with his full exit from Pehart SA -- the largest paper producer in SEE. Clifford Chance assisted Abris, the buyer.  N/A Romania
Aug-17 Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised Auchan Retail Romania on its lease from Bucur Obor of 2300 square meters of space in the Bucur Obor Shopping Center in which it will base its first Bucharest supermarket. N/A Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6891-pnsa-advises-auchan-retail-romania-on-lease-in-bucharest-shopping-center
Aug-17 Lazzari Law Firm; Maravela si Asociatii; Mondini & Resconi; Sinescu & Nazat Maravela|Asociatii assisted Standex International Corporation with its first investment on the Romanian market: the acquisition of the Romanian branch of the Piazza Rossa Group. Other firms advising Standex on the transaction, which closed at the beginning of August, included Italy's Sinescu & Nazat, Mondini & Resconi law firm and Lazzari Law Firm. N/A Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6941-maravela-asociatii-advises-standex-on-acquisition-of-romanian-branch-of-piazza-rossa
Aug-17 Bondoc & Asociatii; Maravela si Asociatii; White & Case Maravela|Asociatii represented Chimcomplex Borzesti S.A. in a tender for the assets of Romania's Oltchim chemical company. Oltchim was assisted by Bondoc & Asociatii and White & Case. N/A Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6959-maravela-asociatii-gleiss-lutz-bondoc-asociatii-and-white-case-advise-on-tender-by-chimcomplex-to-acquire-oltchim-assets
Aug-17 Biris Goran; Noerr Biris Goran assisted Swiss investor Philippe Jacobs and the Ibitol Group with the sale of Coresi Business Park to Immochan via a share deal. The buyers were advised by Noerr on the transaction. N/A Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6969-biris-goran-and-noerr-advise-on-sale-of-coresi-business-park-in-romania
Sep-17 CEE Attorneys CEE Attorneys advised Xpediator Plc on the initial public offering of its shares on the Alternative Investment Market, a sub–market of the London Stock Exchange. N/A Romania www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/6991-cee-attorneys-assists-xpediator-plc-with-ipo-on-aim
Sep-17 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii represented Alstom in litigation concerning the award of a Ilteu – Gurasada rehabilitation works contract, made as part of the "Reabilitarea liniei de cale ferata Frontiera – Curtici – Simeria, parte componenta a Coridorului IV Pan – European pentru circulatia trenurilor cu viteza maxima de 160km/h: Tronsonul 2: Km 614 – Gurasada, subtronsonul 2c: Cap Y Ilteu – Gurasada si tronsonul 3: Gurasada-Simeria” project. EUR 326 million Romania
Sep-17 bpv (Grigorescu Stefanica); Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised the Romanian Chamber of Architects on its challenge of the decision of the National History Museum to cancel an international competition for the spatial and architectural redesign of the National History Museum of Romania in Bucharest. bpv Grigorescu Stefanica acted for Starh studio. EUR 94.6 million Romania
Sep-17 PwC Legal (D&B David si Baias) D&B David si Baias assisted the founding partners of Energobit — Stefan Gadola, Pal Peter, and Ioan Socea — with a capital injection amounting to approximately EUR 8,7 million. As a result of the share capital increase the three Romanian investors increased their ownership to 75% and the participation of Innova Capital and EBRD was diluted to 25%. EUR 8.7 million Romania
Sep-17 PwC Legal (D&B David si Baias) D&B David si Baias and PwC Romania assisted Voici la Mode during its acquisition of three Marks & Spencer stores in Romania, making it the new holder of the M&S franchise in Romania. N/A Romania
Sep-17 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Fortuna Entertainment Group N.V., acting through Fortuna Romania, on various gambling regulatory aspects as well as on corporate, IP and insolvency laws matters related to its acquisitions of Bet Active Concept S.R.L., Bet Zone S.R.L., Public Slots S.R.L., and Slot Arena S.R.L. EUR 47 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/7124-tuca-zbarcea-asociatii-assists-fortuna-entertainment-group-in-acquisition-of-romanian-gaming-companies
Sep-17 Firon Bar-Nir; Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised Auchan on its acquisition of a land plot in Timisoara, Romania, from Plaza Centers. The seller was assisted by Firon Bar-Nir. EUR 7.25 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/romania/7135-pnsa-and-firon-bar-nir-advise-on-auchan-land-acquisition-in-romania
Sep-17 Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Elit Cugir on its sale of a 100% stake in two packaged meat manufacturers in Romania — Elit SRL and Vericom SRL — to the Smithfield Foods Inc unit of WH Group Ltd. Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/7174-tza-and-nndkp-wrap-up-romanian-packaged-meat-manufacturer-deal
Sep-17 bpv (Grigorescu Stefanica) BPV Grigorescu Stefanica persuaded the Romanian Court of Appeal that an international architecture competition titled "The New MNIR" should be re-opened, after it had been cancelled by the director of the National History Museum of Romania. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/7176-bpv-grigorescu-stefanica-unblocks-eur-90-million-restoration-of-the-national-history-museum-of-romania
Oct-17 Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised Swietelsky Romania on its tender for the award of a railway infrastructure works agreement granted by the National Railway company valued at approximately RON 20 million, and on related litigation initiated by other bidders, which challenged the award before the National Council for Solving Complaints, the Bucharest Court of Appeal and the Timisoara Court of Appeal. RON 20 million Romania
Oct-17 PwC Legal (D&B David si Baias) D&B David si Baias assisted the shareholders of Clinica Polisano on their sale of 100% of the shares in the company to Medlife. N/A Romania
Oct-17 Allen & Overy RTPR Allen & Overy advised the EBRD on the EUR 10 million loan to Calihory Group to finance the expansion and refurbishment of the company’s network and the construction of a new warehouse. EUR 10 million Romania
Oct-17 Allen & Overy; PeliFilip RTPR Allen & Overy advised DS Smith Plc group on its acquisition of EcoPack and EcoPaper, two major producers of packaging and paper products on the Romanian market. PeliFilip advised the seller. EUR 208 million Romania
Oct-17 Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised long-standing client Swietelsky Romania on its successful tender for the award of a railway infrastructure construction agreement by Romania's National Railway company. RON 20 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/7236-pnsa-secures-swietelsky-romania-s-position-on-railway-public-procurement-tender
Oct-17 PeliFilip PeliFilip, working alongside Linklaters, assisted Romania's Ministry of Public Finance in a Eurobonds issuance which attracted EUR 1 billion from international markets, through the re-opening of an April 2017 issue, with a maturity of 10 years and a coupon of 2.375%. EUR 1 billion Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/7282-pelifilip-and-linklaters-advise-on-romanian-eurobonds-issue
Oct-17 Allen & Overy; bpv (Grigorescu Stefanica) RTPR Allen & Overy advised private equity fund ADM Capital on the sale of Brikston Construction Solutions S.A. (previously Ceramica S.A.) to the Austrian group Wienerberger. bpv (Grigorescu Stefanica) advised the buyer. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/7312-rtpr-allen-overy-advises-adm-capital-on-sale-of-brikston-construction-solutions-to-wienerberger
Nov-17 Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen; Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised French group Etanco on the purchase from Gunnebo Industries group of Gbo Fastenings’ business in Romania, as part of a multi-jurisdictional transaction. Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen advised the seller. N/A Romania
Nov-17 Allen & Overy RTPR Allen & Overy advised a syndicate of banks led by Raiffeisen Bank International AG on the extension of and certain amendments to Alro financing arrangements of USD 167 million. USD 167 million Romania
Nov-17 Allen & Overy; Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii RTPR Allen & Overy advised Societatea Energetica Electrica S.A. on its acquisition of the minority stakes previously held by Fondul Proprietatea in the company’s energy distribution and supply subsidiaries. PNSA advised the sellers on the deal. RON 752 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/7449-rtpr-allen-overy-and-pnsa-advise-on-electrica-deal-acquisition-from-fondul-proprietatea
Nov-17 Allen & Overy; Schoenherr RTPR Allen & Overy advised Wood & company Financial Services and Raiffeisen Bank as joint book-runners on the IPO of Sphera Franchise Group and admission to trading on the Bucharest Stock Exchange. Schoenherr Bucharest advised Sphera on the IPO, which represented approximately 25.3% of the company's share capital. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/7476-rtpr-allen-overy-and-Schoenherr-advise-on-sphera-franchise-group-ipo
Nov-17 CMS CMS advised Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. on the sale of its majority stake in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries – the largest industrial shipyard on Romania’s Black Sea Coast – to Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group. N/A Romania
Nov-17 CEE Attorneys; McGregors CEE Attorneys advised the Keswick Enterprises Group on the sale of its Romanian logistics subsidiary, Tibbett Logistics, to Japan's Yusen Logistics supply chain logistics company. McGregors advised the buyers on the transaction. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/7521-cee-attorneys-advises-keswick-enterprises-group-on-sale-of-romanian-logistics-subsidiary
Nov-17 Biris Goran Biris Goran represented One United Properties in a private placement bond issuance of EUR 20 million bonds maturing at four years through private placement for the development of high end real estate in Bucharest. EUR 20 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/7559-biris-goran-advises-one-united-properties-in-private-placement-bond-issuance
Dec-17 Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii assisted Auchan on the acquisition of an OK Supermarket network consisting of three stores located in and around Bucharest. N/A Romania
Dec-17 PeliFilip; Schoenherr; Shearman & Sterling PeliFilip advised Banca Transilvania on its acquisition of Bancpost S.A., ERB Retail Services IFN S.A., and ERB Leasing IFN S.A. from Eurobank Group. The sellers were advised by Shearman & Sterling and Schoenherr. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/7612-pelifilip-and-Schoenherr-advise-on-banca-transilvania-on-acquisition-of-bancpost-from-eurobank-group
Dec-17 CMS CMS advised Bitdefender’s founders and majority shareholders on the sale of a 30% stake to private equity firm Vitruvian Partners. N/A Romania
May-17 Allen & Overy; Dentons; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Fortuna Entertainment Group NV in connection with the acquisition of the Fortuna Romania business from its affiliated company, Fortbet Cyprus. Allen & Overy's Bratislava office acted as the acquisition finance advisor, together with Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii, while Dentons acted for the lenders. N/A Romania
Jul-17 Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised on the acquisition by Astra Rail Management GmbH, an important investor in the agribusiness industry in the south west part of Romania, of two companies activating in the same business (Agromec Scornicesti S.A. and Agroprest Mihdar S.R.L.) operating approx. 2,600 hectares of land, mostly under leasehold. N/A Romania
Mar-17 Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii; Van Campen Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised Credo Ventures on the acquisition of a minority share package in DCS Plus. Van Campen advised the seller. N/A Romania; Czech Republic
Aug-17 Bojovic & Partners; Freshfields; Karanovic & Nikolic; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Weil is representing OTP Bank on two major transactions involving its Romanian and Serbian subsidiaries and the National Bank of Greece. Karanovic and Nikolic provided local advice to OTP in Serbia, and Schoenherr provided local advice in Romania. Freshfields advised the National Bank of Greece on both deals. Bojovic & Partners announced that it acted as local counsel to the National Bank of Greece "in its sale of Vojvodanska Banka a.d., NBG Leasing d.o.o., and a portfolio of Serbian-risk corporate loans to OTP Banka Srbija A.D. Novi Sad." The B&P team was led by Partner Vuk Draskovic. EUR 125 million Romania; Serbia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6893-weil-freshfields-k-n-and-Schoenherr-advise-on-otp-bank-acquisitions-from-nbg-in-serbia-and-romania
Jan-17 Baker McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership); Cigdemtekin Dora Cakirca Aranci; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii The Esin Attorney Partnership and Baker McKenzie advised BRF S.A., one of the biggest poultry producers in the world, on its acquisition of a 79.48% stake in Banvit Bandirma Vitaminli Yem Sanayi A.S, a prominent Turkey-based poultry company. The controlling shareholders of Banvit were advised by the Cigdemtekin Dora Cakirca Aranci firm. White & Case advised the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) on the joint venture between QIA and BRF to acquire the 79.5% stake in BRF. Wolf Theiss also advised the Qatar Investment Authority on matters of Austrian law in the matter while Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised BRF on Romanian elements. EUR 229.4 million Romania; Turkey www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/5612-baker-mckenzie-and-cdca-advise-on-brf-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-banvit
Dec-16 Alrud; Freshfields Alrud advised Solopharm on its attraction of investment from the Baring Vostok private equity fund for the restructuring of its financial indebtedness, expansion of its production capacity, and diversification of the pharmaceutical products range. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised the buyer. N/A Russia
Dec-16 Alrud; LJ&P Studio Legale; Alrud advised McCormick & Company, a manufacturer of spices, herbs, and flavorings for global retail, commercial, and industrial markets, on matters of Russian law related to its acquisition of 100% shares in Enrico Giotti SpA (Italy), a leading Italian flavor manufacturer. LJ&P Studio Legale advised Enrico. USD 127 million Russia
Dec-16 Capital Legal Services Capital Legal Services advised the Government of Khabarovsky Krai in Russia's Far East on the December 12, 2016 concession agreement signed between it and the Regional Concession company - part of the VIS Construction Group. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5489-capital-legal-services-advises-government-of-khabarovsk-krai-in-first-ppp-in-transportation-in-russia-s-far-east
Dec-16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully represented the interests of Mondi Syktyvkar before the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5523-epam-defends-interests-of-mondi-syktyvkar-before-russia-s-federal-antimonopoly-service
Dec-16 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners developed an antitrust compliance program for Russia's M.Video retail chain. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5529-egorov-puginsky-afanasiev-partners-advises-m-video-on-antitrust-compliance
Jan-17 Akin Gump; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton Akin Gump advised USM Holdings and its subsidiaries in the proposed sale of its stake in Mail.Ru Group Limited to PJSC MegaFon. Cleary Gottlieb is advising MegaFon, which announced its board decision to call a shareholder meeting to approve the acquisition. USD 740 million Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5534-akin-gump-and-clear-gottlieb-advising-on-proposed-sale-of-stake-in-mail-ru-group-to-megafon
Jan-17 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defended the interests of T2 Mobile – a nation-wide mobile operator in Russia – in what the firm describes as "a precedent-setting case against the Moscow Metro regarding unfair tariffs for placing telecommunications equipment in the metro." N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5580-epam-defends-interests-of-tele2-in-case-against-moscow-metro
Jan-17 Morgan Lewis Morgan Lewis advised Natixis on a USD 300 million pre-export finance facility for Russian Copper company Group. Natixis was the Co-ordinating Mandated Lead Arranger for the deal, which was structured as a five year pre-export finance facility backed by receivables from export of copper wire rod and copper cathodes. USD 300 million Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5590-morgan-lewis-advises-natixis-on-pre-export-finance-facility-for-cjsc-russian-copper-company
Jan-17 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provided legal support for a project called the Mortgage Securities Factory, a new tool used by Russia's Agency for Housing Mortgage Lending to refinance mortgages. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5586-epam-advises-ahml-s-mortgage-securities-factory
Jan-17 Pepeliaev Group Lawyers from Pepeliaev Group’s St. Petersburg office successfully challenged the cadastral value of Petrovskiy Fort, one of the largest business centers in St. Petersburg, in first instance and appeal courts. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5629-pepeliaev-group-successfully-challenges-cadastral-value-of-petrovskiy-fort
Jan-17 Aliev; Goltsblat BLP; Herbert Smith Goltsblat BLP advised Russian billionaire Roman Avdeev's Rossium group of companies on their acquisition of a 90.99% stake in Mikhail Prokhorov's Onexim group's PJSC OPIN development group. Onexim was advised by Herbert Smith on the deal. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5651-goltsblat-blp-advises-rossium-group-on-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-onexim-s-opin
Jan-17 Capital Legal Services Capital Legal Services advised the ADG Group on the engagement of Lenta as a key anchor tenant for 36 of its 39 district shopping and entertainment centers. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5719-capital-legal-services-advises-on-adg-group-lease-to-lenta
Feb-17 Debevoise & Plimpton Debevoise & Plimptonadvised Polyus Gold International Limited on a USD 800 million Eurobond offering due 2023 with a coupon of 5.25% per annum. The Notes were offered inside the United States to qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A and outside the United States to buyers under Regulation S. USD 800 million Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5797-debevoise-advises-polyus-gold-on-another-eurobond-offering
Feb-17 Berwin Leighton Paisner; Herbert Smith Berwin Leighton Paisner advised Gett, the global on-demand mobility company, on its USD 100 million financing from Sberbank, the largest lender in Russia. Herbert Smith reportedly advised Sberbank. USD 100 million Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5808-blp-advises-gett-on-cross-border-financing-from-sberbank
Feb-17 Akin Gump; Park Energy Law Akin Gump advised PJSC Lukoil in relation to the acquisition by Renaissance Oil Corp. of an indirect 25% interest in the Integrated Exploration and Production Contract for the 230 square kilometer (56,800 acres) Amatitlan block near Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico. Park Energy Law advised Renaissance Oil on the deal. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5830-akin-gump-advises-lukoil-on-sale-of-an-interest-in-amatitlan-exploration-and-production-block
Feb-17 Weil, Gotshal & Manges Weil is reporting that, in a case referred to the firm by LGBTQ immigrant rights organization Immigration Equality, its lawyers secured asylum for a Russian _pro bono_ client on the grounds that he suffered past persecution on account of his sexual orientation and had a well-founded fear of future persecution if required to return to Russia. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5842-weil-secures-asylum-for-russian-man-fleeing-persecution-based-on-sexual-orientation
Feb-17 Freshfields Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised PAO Severstal on its USD 250 million issuance of senior unsecured guaranteed convertible bonds, due 2022. The transaction is the first-ever Russian bond issuance, and, according to Freshfields, one of the first emerging-market bond issuances to achieve zero-coupon pricing. USD 250 million Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5865-freshfields-advises-on-first-ever-zero-coupon-russian-bond-issuance
Feb-17 Linklaters; White & Case White & Case advised PJSC Detsky Mir, Russia's largest children's goods retailer, as issuer, and PJSFC Sistema, as selling shareholder, on the RUB 21.1 billion (approximately USD 360 million) IPO of up to 33.55 percent of Detsky Mir’s ordinary shares on the Moscow Exchange. Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs International, and Morgan Stanley are acting as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners, with Sberbank CIB and UBS Investment Bank also acting as Joint Bookrunners. The banks were represented by Linklaters. USD 360 million Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5872-white-case-advises-detsky-mir-on-first-russian-ipo-of-2017
Feb-17 Debevoise & Plimpton; Hogan Lovells Debevoise advised NLMK and its U.S. subsidiaries on a USD 250 million revolving ABL facility to refinance existing indebtedness. Hogan Lovells advised sole coordinator and bookrunner and mandated lead arranger Bank of America Merrill Lynch International, as well as mandated lead arrangers JPMorgan Chase Bank and Citibank. Bank of America was appointed as facility agent, collateral agent, and issuing bank. USD 250 million Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5880-debevoise-and-hogan-lovells-advise-on-usd-250-million-credit-facility-for-nlmk
Feb-17 Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP advised ICBC International Leasing on the delivery of six Airbus A321-211 aircraft to Aeroflot. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5890-goltsblat-blp-advises-icbc-on-lease-of-six-a321-211-to-aeroflot
Feb-17 Latham & Watkins; White & Case White & Case advised Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, VTB Capital plc, and Aton LLC as Joint Bookrunners on the RUB 10,416.7 million (approximately USD 175 million) secondary public offering (SPO) of 138,888,888 existing ordinary shares in PAO ‘TMK’, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of tubular products for the oil and gas industry. Latham advised PAO 'TMK'. USD 175 million Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5895-white-case-advises-banks-on-tmk-spo
Feb-17 Debevoise & Plimpton Debevoise & Plimpton advised Universal Cargo Logistics Holding (UCL Holding) in the division of the shipbuilding and shipping business of Volgo-Balt Transport Holding (VBTH) with its minority shareholders, whereby the Vodokhod group -- the river cruise business of VBTH -- was taken over by the minority shareholders and UCL Holding consolidated 100% of VBTH, which has retained control of all of the shipbuilding and water cargo transportation assets. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5918-debevoise-advises-ucl-holding-in-division-of-volgo-balt-transport-business
Mar-17 Lidings Lidings advised the Defi Group S.A.S. on matters related to the dismissal of the General Director of its Russian subsidiary and its appointment of a new General Director. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5950-lidings-advises-defi-group-on-change-of-russian-general-director
Mar-17 Capital Legal Services Capital Legal Services advised ADG Group on the engagement of the Lenta hypermarket chain as an anchor tenant for 36 of its 39 district shopping and entertainment centers. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/5974-capital-legal-services-supports-package-premises-lease-between-adg-group-and-lenta
Mar-17 Herbert Smith; Linklaters Linklaters advised VTB Capital, Renaissance Capital, and CLSA Ltd. as placing and settlement agents on the sale by Onexim Holdings Ltd of an approximately 3% stake in UC Rusal. Herbert Smith advised Onexim Holdings on the deal. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6029-linklaters-advises-on-uc-rusal-share-sale
Mar-17 Clifford Chance; Linklaters The Moscow office of Clifford Chance advised Integra Group on the restructuring of RUB 8.7 billion in debt provided by a syndicate consisting of Sberbank and Alfa-Bank. Linklaters advised the banks on the restructuring. RUB 8.7 billion Russia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6039-clifford-chance-and-linklaters-advise-on-integra-group-refinancing
Mar-17 Alrud Advised Volkswagen Group Rus in a number of disputes initiated by dealers of GEMA Group for the recovery of damages of over USD 250 million caused by termination of the dealer agreements. In the end, the court decided to dismiss the claims and concluded that the termination of the agreements had not caused damages, therefore there were no grounds for claiming damage from Volkswagen Group Rus.  USD 250 million Russia
Mar-17 CMS CMS advised OMV AG, the Austrian oil and natural gas group, on its acquisition of a 24.99% stake in the Yuzhno-Russkoye field, the Russia-based oil and gas field, from Uniper SE. USD 1.85 billion Russia
Mar-17 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners defended the interests of the Cherkizovsky meat processing plant in a dispute with the Miratorg company. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6100-epam-successful-in-defense-of-russian-meat-processing-plant-against-charges-of-unfair-competition
Mar-17 Alrud Alrud represented the interests of Standard Industries Holdings Inc. before Russia's competition authority regarding the acquisition of control over Russian subsidiaries of Braas Monier Building Group S.A. USD 1.4 million Russia
Apr-17 CMS; Freshfields CMS advised ING Bank N.V., London Branch and other international banks as mandated lead arrangers of a new USD 420 million five year unsecured syndicated finance facility to Russian Railways. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer reportedly advised Russian Railways on the deal. USD 420 million Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6188-cms-advises-international-banks-on-facility-to-russian-railways
Apr-17 Debevoise & Plimpton The Moscow and London offices of Debevoise & Plimpton advised longstanding client PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel on its USD 1 billion Eurobond offering due 2023 with a coupon of 4.10% per annum. USD 1 billion Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6195-debevoise-advises-nornickel-on-usd-1-billion-eurobond-offering
Apr-17 Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners advised Brunello Cucinelli on its EUR 7.1 million acquisition of a participation interest in Perugia LLC. EUR 7.1 million Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6210-nektorov-saveliev-partners-advises-brunello-cucinelli-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-perugia
Apr-17 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (EPAM) reported that on April 17, 2017 the Arbitrazh Court of Moscow approved a settlement agreement between Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service and the Google and Yandex corporations, thereby bringing an end to a dispute which had run for more than two years. EPAM represented Yandex in the dispute. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6213-egorov-puginsky-afanasiev-partners-represent-yandex-in-approved-settlement-with-google
Apr-17 Clifford Chance; Dentons Clifford Chance advised PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel on the sale of its equity interest in the company which owns the Legion TI Business Center in Moscow to RCP Investments II Ltd. Dentons advised the buyers on the deal. USD 100 million Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6225-clifford-chance-advises-nornickel-on-sale-of-legion-ti-business-center-in-moscow
Apr-17 Integrites Integrites' Moscow office provided pro bono legal advice to the World Bank in the form of a report entitled "Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2017". N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6237-integrites-moscow-provides-pro-bono-consultancy-to-world-bank-on-promoting-business-development-in-agriculture-report
Apr-17 Clifford Chance; Latham & Watkins Clifford Chance advised X5 Retail Group, a Russian food retailer, on its debut issue of RUB 20 billion guaranteed notes. Latham & Watkins advised the banks on the issuance. RUB 20 billion Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6297-clifford-chance-advises-x5-retail-group-on-debut-eurobond-issue
May-17 Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP advised Fasten, which it describes as "a major player on the taxi aggregator market in Russia," on its merger with RuTaxi. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6376-goltsblat-blp-advises-on-merger-of-russian-taxi-aggregators
May-17 Jus Aureum Jus Aureum advised Sberbank CIB on the debt restructuring procedure of the Chizhov Gallery JSC. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6407-jus-aureum-advises-sberbank-cib-on-chizhov-gallery-debt-restructuring
May-17 Clifford Chance; Latham & Watkins Clifford Chance advised EVRAZ plc, the London-listed globally integrated steel, mining. and vanadium company, on its disposal of the entire issued share capital of its fully owned subsidiary JSC EVRAZ Nakhodka Trade Sea Port to its majority shareholder Lanebrook Limited. Latham & Watkins advised Lanebrook Limited on the deal. USD 354.4 million Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6435-clifford-chance-advises-spin-off-of-evraz-nakhodka-trade-sea-port-to-majority-shareholder-lanebrook-limited
May-17 DeHeng Law Offices; Liniya Prava Liniya Prava, working with DeHeng Law Offices in China, advised ChinaNetCenter on its acquisition of a 70% share in the charter capital of LLC CDN-video from ZAO Leader, its subsidiary LLC CDN-Invest, and three business angels. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6454-liniya-prava-advises-largest-chinese-internet-service-platform-on-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-russia-s-cdn
May-17 Alrud Alrud supported the long-term lease of a 4000-5000 square meter building in the center of Moscow to H&M on behalf of the landlord - State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan. N/A Russia
May-17 CMS; DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Guard Capital, a venture capital fund specializing in telecom and Internet projects, on the sale of a 79.6% stake in DocDoc.ru, an e-medicine company in Russia, to Sberbank. Sberbank was represented by CMS on the deal, which sees the remaining stake belong to the founder of DocDoc.ru and its key management. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6456-dla-piper-and-cms-advise-on-sale-of-russian-e-medicine-company
May-17 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners ssisted with the transfer of JSC Uralsib's motor insurance portfolio to JSC Reliance. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6460-epam-advises-on-transfer-of-motor-insurance-portfolio
May-17 Alrud Alrud represented the Advent International private equity firm during merger control proceedings related to its cquisition of Morpho, the identity and security solutions business of the Safran group.  USD 2.7 billion Russia
Jun-17 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev and Partners acted as legal advisor to the special committee on the rights of Russian bondholders in the international debt restructuring of the Roust Corporation. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6471-epam-advises-special-committee-of-bondholders-on-restructuring-of-roust-group
Jun-17 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advised Danone Russia on its entry into a joint project with Soyuzmultfilm. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6490-epam-advises-danone-russia-on-joint-venture-with-soyuzmultfilm
Jun-17 Akin Gump; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Akin Gump advised PJSC Lukoil on the sale of 100% of the shares in JSC Arkhangelskgeoldobycha Diamond Mining company to the Otkritie Group. The buyers were advised by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. EUR 1.45 billion Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6503-akin-gump-advises-lukoil-on-sale-of-arkhangelskgeoldobycha-diamond-mining-company
Jun-17 Debevoise & Plimpton; Norton Rose Fulbright Debevoise & Plimpton advised Polyus Gold International Limited in connection with its agreement to sell up to a 15% stake in PJSC Polyus for a total consideration of up to approximately USD 1.4 billion to a consortium led by Fosun International Limited and including Hainan Mining Co., Ltd and Zhaojin Mining Industry company Limited. Norton Rose Fulbright advised the buyers. USD 1.4 billion Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6510-debevoise-and-norton-rose-fulbright-advise-on-sale-of-stake-in-pjsc-polyus-to-fosun
Jun-17 Alrud; Gleiss Lutz Alrud served as Russian law counsel on an international team lead by Gleiss Lutz advising Syngenta on the auction sale of a major part of the company to DLF Seeds A/S. N/A Russia
Jun-17 Alrud; Zhong Lun Law Firm Alrud advised China International Capital Corporation Limited on matters related to securing an issuer’s obligations with respect to payments made under panda bonds, including a detailed review and due diligence of eight Russian companies serving as guarantors under the issue and issuing legal opinions on the issuer’s companies’ status and good standing.The Zhong Lun Law Firm was lead counsel. N/A Russia
Jun-17 BGP Litigation Russia's BGP Litigation firm advised Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. on its entrance into a "large scale joint venture project with PJSC Rosneft" in the Russian Far East. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6529-bgp-litigation-represents-korea-s-hyundai-samho-heavy-industries-in-jv-with-rosneft
Jun-17 Art De Le Russia's Art De Le firm has counseled OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works on the successful resolution of its claim of abuse of dominant market position against JSC United company RUSAL — Trading House. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6553-art-de-le-counsels-magnitogorsk-iron-and-steel-works-on-abuse-of-dominant-position-claim-against-united-company-rusal-trading-house
Jun-17 Alrud Alrud represented the interests of Actelion Ltd with regard to its acquisition by Johnson & Johnson. USD 26 billion Russia
Jun-17 Alrud Alrud supported an American wheel producing company (Accuride) with the acquisition of three Russian companies formerly owned by AvtoVaz as part of a joint bid encompassing multiple assets of the seller’s holding in more than five jurisdictions.  N/A Russia
Jun-17 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Doc+, one of the largest Russian digital health startups, on a USD 5 million round of financing from existing investors Baring Vostok, a Russian private equity fund, and Yandex, one of Europe's largest Internet companies. USD 5 million Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6636-dla-piper-advises-russian-e-health-startup-on-funding-from-baring-vostok-and-yandex
Jun-17 Capital Legal Services Capital Legal Services advised the Perm Concession company — part of the VTB group — on its June 21, 2017 agreement with the government of the Perm region of Russia to construct and operate a bridge over the Chusovaya river. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6638-capital-legal-services-advises-on-concession-agreement-for-new-bridge-over-chusovaya-river
Jun-17 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners assisted Knauf Petrobord on its June 2, 2017 entrance into an agreement with the Government of Leningrad Region involving Leningrad's funding of at least RUB 3.5 billion to renovate production facilities for cardboard facing before 2020. RUB 3.5 billion Russia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6650-epam-supports-knauf-in-rub-3-5-billion-investment-agreement-with-leningrad-regional-government
Jun-17 Liniya Prava Liniya Prava, working in cooperation with King & Wood Mallesons, advised the China Development Bank (CDB) Henan branch on financing provided to a Henan joint venture leasing company related to its lease of 16 Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft to Aeroflot. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6653-lp-and-king-wood-mallesons-advise-china-development-bank-on-aircraft-financing-project
Jul-17 Alrud Alrud advised Pharm Research Associates on the lease of offices in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg. N/A Russia
Jul-17 Alrud Alrud advised the management of Baker Hughes CIS business, one of the world's largest oil field services companies, on its merger with and into General Electric, one of the largest multinational conglomerate corporation, in accordance with strategic investment regulation in Russia. N/A Russia
Jul-17 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners The Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation accepted arguments made by Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Partner Dmitry Stepanov and found Article 302, Paragraph 1 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation unconstitutional. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6668-epam-successful-for-private-individual-in-claim-before-russian-constitutional-court
Jul-17 Alrud; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto Alrud represented the Japanese company Tokyo Rope MFG. CO. LTD. in its intention to establish a joint venture with Rosengineering (JSC), a Russian company, in order to engage in construction of the factory in the special economic zone of technological innovative type, created on the territory of Saint Petersburg, and manufacturing of disaster prevention equipment, as well as other products. Mori Hamada & Matsumoto advised on Japanese matters.  N/A Russia
Jul-17 Clifford Chance; Debevoise & Plimpton The Moscow and London offices of Debevoise & Plimpton advised PJSC Polyus in connection with a public offering of shares and depositary receipts and the listing of the depositary receipts on the LSE. Clifford Chance reportedly advised the banks on the offering. Clifford Chance informed CEE Legal Matters that "advised the Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners of PJSC Polyus' public offering of 12,020,442 shares in the form of ordinary shares and depositary receipts and the listing of the depositary receipts on the LSE." N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6720-debevoise-advises-polyus-on-public-offering-of-shares-and-depositary-receipts-and-listing-on-london-stock-exchange
Jul-17 Alrud Alrud assisted Japan-based global culinary service Cookpad Int. with its acquisition of Russian recipe web-project Ovkuse. N/A Russia
Jul-17 Alrud Alrud assisted TOTVS S.A. with the creation its joint venture in Russia with National Computer Corporation, the largest IT holding in Russia.  N/A Russia
Jul-17 Pepeliaev Group The Pepeliaev Group's St. Petersburg office successfully represented Korean energy holding company Daesung Industrial Co., Ltd. in its claim for USD 4 million from its Russian counterpart. USD 4 million Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6791-pepeliaev-group-helps-korea-s-daesung-industrial-co-win-in-russian-contractual-dispute
Jul-17 Orrick Orrick reported that, on July 18, 2017, the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California dismissed, with prejudice, plaintiffs’ claims against JSC Rusnano and other defendants in a case challenging Rusnano's acquisition of the Nitol plant in the Irkutsk Region of Russia. Orrick represented JSC Rusnano and nine other corporate and individual defendants in the case. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6823-orrick-records-victory-for-rusnano-in-northern-district-of-california
Aug-17 Alrud; DLA Piper Alrud advised S.C. Johnson on its acquisition of production facilities in one of the regions of the Russian Federation, conversion of the plants into consumer chemistry products facilities, and additional construction and development of the project. DLA Piper was the seller’s legal advisor during the original acquisition stage. N/A Russia
Aug-17 Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP advised Deutsche Bank Technology Centre on its lease of 8200 square meters of office space in Moscow’s Aquamarine III Business Centre at 24 Ozerkovskaya Embankment from AFI Development. Goltsblat BLP describes the transaction as representing "the biggest Class A office lease deal in Moscow this year so far." N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6843-goltsblat-blp-advises-deutsche-bank-technology-centre-on-largest-2017-class-a-office-lease-in-moscow
Aug-17 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance's Moscow office advised Pfizer on its agreement to provide finance and technology to Russian pharmaceutical company NovaMedica for the construction of a new production facility in Russia, with the medicines licensed and manufactured under the agreement to be sold by Pfizer and NovaMedica in Russia and the CIS. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6896-clifford-chance-advises-pfizer-on-agreement-with-novamedica-in-russia
Aug-17 Andrey Gorodissky & Partners Andrey Gorodissky & Partners advised Sberbank CIB on its RUB 20 million contribution to a RUB 20 billion mezzanine financing for the Mcapital group of companies. RUB 20 million Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6938-andrey-gorodissky-partners-represents-sberbank-cib-in-mezzanine-financing-for-mcapital
Aug-17 Alrud; Slaughter and May Alrud and Slaughter and May advised Trafigura on its acquisition of a 49% stake in Mumbai-based Essar Oil Limited from Essar Energy Holdings Limited.  N/A Russia
Aug-17 Clifford Chance Clifford Chance reported that the Russian Appellate Court found the firm's arguments for Sberbank persuasive and overturned the judgment of the court of first instance in the case of Transneft vs Sberbank. USD 1.1 billion Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6960-clifford-chance-moscow-successful-for-sberbank-on-appeal-in-derivatives-case
Sep-17 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advised the National Media Group on the sale of shares in one of its companies to an unspecified buyer. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/6993-epam-uses-new-mechanisms-to-advise-on-sale-of-national-media-group-company-shares
Sep-17 Berwin Leighton Paisner; Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP and the London office of Berwin Leighton Paisner have advised Atlant on its Initial Coin Offering. USD 1.5 million Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/7003-goltsblat-blp-advises-on-ico-of-atlant
Sep-17 Alrud Alrud advised Mesago, subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt GmbH, on its acquisition of the Rosmold exhibition brand from Expomold Group, Russia. N/A Russia
Sep-17 Dentons Dentons advised Rosgosstrakh on its proposed merger with Otkritie Financial Group. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/7075-dentons-moscow-advises-rosgosstrakh-on-proposed-merger-with-otkritie-financial-group
Sep-17 Dentons Dentons represented Rosgosstrakh in its USD 300 million joint venture with Guohe Life (China), Anxin Trust & Investment, and other investors involving the creation of a new Chinese insurance company. USD 300 million Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/7080-dentons-represents-rosgosstrakh-on-jv-with-chinese-partners-to-create-new-chinese-insurance-company
Sep-17 Dentons Dentons Moscow advised CarPrice on a minority investment into its Japanese subsidiary from Mitsui. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/7082-dentons-advised-carprice-on-mitsui-investment-into-japanese-subsidiary
Sep-17 Dentons Dentons advised a consortium consisting of the Russian Direct Investment Fund and several prominent Middle Eastern funds on the acquisition of a minority stake in Russian Helicopters from Rostec. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/7090-dentons-advises-russian-direct-investment-fund-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-russian-helicopters
Sep-17 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised the FiveTen Group on its sale of Antal Russia, one of the largest recruitment companies in Russia and other CIS countries, back to the Antal International Group. N/A Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/7110-dla-piper-advises-fiveten-group-on-sale-of-recruitment-brand-in-russia
Sep-17 Clifford Chance; CMS Clifford Chance Moscow advised 11 international banks on a USD 850 million pre-export financing for Uralkali. CMS advised Uralkali on the financing. USD 850 million Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/7146-clifford-chance-and-cms-advise-on-uralkali-financing
Sep-17 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised AviaAM Financial Leasing China on the acquisition, financing, leasing, and delivery of eight Airbus A320 family aircraft. USD 500 million Russia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/russia/7158-dla-piper-advises-aviaam-financial-leasing-china-on-usd-500-million-aircraft-financing
Oct-17 Alrud; Pavia e Ansaldo Alrud advised RDIF in relation to the implementation and realization of the reconstruction of Russia's M-4 Don Highway. The project included: (i) the acquisition of a participatory share in the existing JV by a strategic foreign investor from a state Russian company; (ii) negotiating a shareholders agreement and  supplementary agreements in relation to funding and other obligations of participants of the company; (iii) entrance of co-investors  into the company and provision of additional equity funding. Pavia e Ansaldo advised ANAS. USD 883 million Russia
Oct-17 Dentons; DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Service-Telecom, a participant in the telecoms tower infrastructure market in the Moscow Region, on the acquisition of a 100% stake in Link Development, a prominent telecoms tower company in Northwest Russia. Dentons advised the unidentified sellers on the deal. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7197-dla-piper-and-dentons-advise-on-service-telecom-s-acquisition-of-russian-telecoms-tower-company
Oct-17 Alrud Alrud represented the interests of Japan's Showa Denko K.K. chemical company on its acquisition of SGL GE Holding GmbH, a manufacturer of carbon based and graphite products and materials. USD 384 million Russia
Oct-17 Alrud Alrud supported Sojitz on carrying out due dilligance of Russian companies that it engaged as dealers of Subaru cars and establishment of a joint venture with the owner of Russian companies. N/A Russia
Oct-17 Alrud Alrud represented John Wood Group PLC, a multinational energy services company, on acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler PLC, a multinational consultancy, engineering and project management company focused on energy sector.  USD 3.9 billion Russia
Oct-17 Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP advised Sberbank Investments in its capacity as restructuring agent on the restructuring of the Genser group's debt portfolio. N/A Russia
Oct-17 Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP won a dispute in the Supreme Court of Russia for Wine Brandy Plant Alliance-1892 LLC against Russia’s Federal Tax Service’s Inter-district Office for Major Taxpayers No. 3. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7271-goltsblat-blp-persuades-russian-supreme-court-that-adjustment-of-import-vat-deductions-is-unlawful
Oct-17 Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has defended Total in a multi-billion-dollar dispute with the administrations of Russia's Volgograd and Saratov regions before ad hoc arbitrators in accordance with UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7275-epam-defends-total-in-multi-billion-dollar-dispute-with-russian-regions
Oct-17 Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP advised PJSC MTS, a prominent telecommunications provider in Russia, on its acquisition of a 50.82% stake in Russian retail software developer Oblachny Retail LLC, which operated under the LiteBox brand. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7279-goltsblat-blp-advises-mts-on-acquisition-of-controlling-stake-in-online-cash-register-start-up-litebox
Oct-17 Vegas Lex Vegas Lex advised Sanofi on its entrance into one of the first federal special investment contracts with the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Oryol Region Government. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7340-vegas-lex-advises-sanofi-on-special-investment-contract-with-russian-ministry-of-industry-and-trade
Oct-17 DLA Piper DLA Piper was the official legal partner of a project bringing a Russian production of Peter Morgan's play "The Audience" to the stage. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7343-dla-piper-is-official-legal-partner-for-russian-production-of-the-audience
Oct-17 FBK Legal FBK Legal represented Yamaha in a successful debt recovery matter involving equipment it supplied worth more than RUB 200 million against a Russian dealer. FBK Legal also won a lawsuit initiated by the dealer who tried to contest a mortgage agreement used as collateral for the debt. RUB 200 million Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7352-fbk-legal-defends-yamaha-interests-in-court
Oct-17 Danilov & Konradi Danilov & Konradi advised CRYPTO20 on the launch of the world’s first tokenized cryptocurrency index and its October 16, 2017 initial coin offering. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7369-danilov-konradi-advises-on-the-world-s-first-tokenized-cryptocurrency-index
Oct-17 DLA Piper; Freshfields DLA Piper advised ADG group, a Russian urban developer, on the establishment of a joint venture with South Korea's CJ CGV, the fifth largest multiplex theatre company in the world. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised CJ CGV on the JV, in which the ADG Group holds a 30% stake, and CJ CGV holds all the remaining shares. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7376-dla-piper-and-freshfields-advise-on-moscow-cinema-operator-joint-venture-between-adg-group-and-cj-cgv
Oct-17 Alrud Alrud advised RHI Magnesia N.V. (Radex Vertiebsgesellschaft m.b.H, Veitscher Vertiebsgesellschaft m.b.H) on its sale of JSC Podolsk Refractories to the LIVIA Group. N/A Russia
Nov-17 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Herbert Smith Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised the Far-Eastern Shipping company PLC and its subsidiaries on a new scheme of arrangement sanctioned by the High Court of Justice of England and Wales via an order dated November 3, 2017. Herbert Smith advised VTB Bank PJSC on the matter. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7452-cleary-gottlieb-advises-fesco-on-restructuring
Nov-17 White & Case White & Case advised Nordic telecoms operator Telia company on the USD 1 billion sale of its approximately 19 percent holding in MegaFon, a federal mobile telecoms operator in Russia, to Gazprombank. USD 1 billion Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7467-white-case-advises-telia-company-on-usd-1-billion-sale-of-megafon-stake-to-gazprombank
Nov-17 Pepeliaev Group The Pepeliaev Group successfully represented the REHAU manufacturer of plastic windows in its challenge of decisions of Russia's Federal Customs Service regarding its classification of imported REHAU goods. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7478-pepeliaev-group-defends-rehau-in-dispute-with-russian-customs-service
Nov-17 Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP acted as Russian legal counsel for Ferronordic Machines AB on the offering and listing of its ordinary shares on Nasdaq Stockholm. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7489-goltsblat-blp-advises-ferronordic-machines-on-nasdaq-stockholm-ipo
Nov-17 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton The Court of Arbitration for Sport approved a settlement agreement negotiated by Cleary Gottlieb for Russian ice hockey player Danis Zaripov, resolving his appeal of the two-year ineligibility period imposed on him by the IIHF Disciplinary Board in July 2017, and permitting him to resume playing professional ice hockey. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7544-cleary-gottlieb-obtains-approval-in-court-of-arbitration-for-sport-for-settlement-between-russian-star-and-international-ice-hockey-federation
Nov-17 Liniya Prava Liniya Prava supported Obuv Rossii PJSC in its September 2017 RUB 6 billion IPO on the Moscow Exchange. RUB 6 billion Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7551-liniya-prava-supports-obuv-rossii-on-ipo
Dec-17 Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP advised the Eurasian Development Bank and the International Investment Bank on financing provided for the construction of two hydro-power plants with a total capacity of 49.8 MW in the Russian Republic of Karelia. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7598-goltsblat-blp-advises-lenders-on-hydro-power-plant-financing
Dec-17 White & Case White & Case LLP advised EN+ on the offering of global depositary receipts admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange and the Moscow Exchange. USD 1.5 billion Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7614-white-case-advises-en-on-largest-russian-ipo-since-2012
Dec-17 Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells advised Sberbank on its acquisition of a 25% stake in facial recognition startup VisionLabs, made via Sberbank's Digital Business Development Administration fintech venture fund. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7617-hogan-lovells-advises-sberbank-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-facial-recognition-startup
Dec-17 Capital Legal Services Capital Legal Services helped the Siberian Concession company (a JV of the VIS Group and Gazprombank) negotiate an agreement with the Novosibirsk Region government regarding the constructional and operational procedures of the fourth bridge over the Ob river in the city of Novosibirsk. RUB 34 billion Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7626-cls-provides-assists-with-agreement-for-construction-of-novosibirsk-bridge
Mar-17 Alrud; bpv (Hugel); Brandl & Talos; Loyens & Loeff; Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners; Schoenherr Schoenherr, Alrud, and Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners advised Kansai Paint Co Ltd. on the acquisition of the Helios Coatings Group from Ring International Holding AG, GSO Capital Opportunities Fund II (Luxembourg) S.a r.l., and Templeton Strategic Emerging Markets Fund IV, LDC. The seller was advised by bpv Huegel Rechtsanwaelte GmbH, Brandl & Talos, and Loyens & Loeff.  USD 728 million Russia; Slovenia
Jun-17 Baker McKenzie; Baker McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership); White & Case The Esin Attorney Partnership and Baker McKenzie advised Turkven Private Equity, the Akarlilar Family, and Mavi Giyim Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.on Mavi's IPO. White & Case advised underwriters Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and Is Yatirim on the IPO, which, with a market capitalization of TRY 2,135,300,000 (TRY 43 per share) and an offering of 27,311,350 shares, is the largest in Turkey since 2013. TRY 2,135.3 million Russia; Turkey www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/turkey/6578-baker-mckenzie-and-white-case-advise-on-turkey-s-largest-ipo-since-2013
Apr-17 Allen & Overy; Avellum; Baker McKenzie; Clifford Chance; Linklaters; Redcliffe Partners Clifford Chance advised Deutsche Bank, ING, Natixis, and UniCredit in their capacity as the coordinating committee for the pre-export finance banks in connection with the successful implementation of a USD 2.3 billion debt restructuring for Metinvest. Ukraine's Redcliffe Partners, working alongside Clifford Chance, provided Ukrainian law advice to the committee. Baker McKenzie and Allen & Overy advised Metinvest on the restructuring. Linklaters and Avellum acted as Ukrainian law counsel to the holders of guaranteed notes issued by Metinvest B.V.. USD 2.3 billion Russia; Ukraine www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6148-clifford-chance-redcliffe-partners-baker-mckenzie-and-a-o-advise-on-metinvest-debt-restructuring
Apr-17 Asters; Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Asters served as Ukrainian counsel (working with lead counsel Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan) to JSC Oschadbank, in connection with Oschadbank's claim against the Russian Federation, brought before an arbitration panel at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, for recovery of over USD 1 billion in compensation as a result of the total loss of its investments in Crimea. USD 1 billion Russia; Ukraine www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6222-asters-represents-oschadbank-in-claim-over-lost-crimean-investments
Jun-17 DLA Piper DLA Piper advised steel producer EVRAZ on its sale of the entire issued share capital of Kadish Limited, the holding company of EVRAZ Sukha Balka, to Berklemond Investments Ltd, a company of the DCH Group. N/A Russia; Ukraine www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6480-dla-piper-advises-on-usd-110-million-sale-of-ukrainian-ore-enrichment-plant
Jun-17 Ilyashev & Partners Ilyashev & Partners successfully represented SE Confectionery Corporation ROSHEN, PJSC Kharkiv Biscuit Factory, PJSC Confectionery Factory Kharkivyanka, and PJSC Poltavakonditer in an anti-dumping investigation related to the import into Ukraine of certain types of chocolate and other food products containing cocoa powder manufactured in the Russian Federation. N/A Russia; Ukraine www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6500-ilyashev-partners-advises-ukrainian-chocolate-manufacturers-in-anti-dumping-investigation
Aug-17 Baker McKenzie; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Morgan Lewis; Redcliffe Partners; White & Case Redcliffe Partners has acted as Ukrainian law counsel to Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baker and distributor of baked goods, in connection with its USD 650 million acquisition of the foodservice-focused company East Balt Bakeries from private equity fund One Equity Partners. White & Case, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, and Morgan Lewis acted as international legal counsel to Grupo Bimbo. Baker McKenzie advised One Equity Partners on the deal. USD 650 million Russia; Ukraine www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/6867-redcliffe-partners-and-baker-mckenzie-among-firms-advising-on-grupo-bimbo-acquisition-of-east-balt-bakeries
Oct-17 Debevoise & Plimpton Lord Goldsmith QC of Debevoise & Plimpton and a team from Akin Gump represented Russian state-owned oil company PJSC Tatneft in its successful appeal in the English Court of Appeal from a summary judgment decision of the English High Court, allowing the case to proceed to trial. N/A Russia; Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7311-debevoise-and-akin-gump-represent-tatneft-in-english-court-of-appeal-victory
Nov-17 Alrud; Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko advised HP Inc. on Ukrainian law matters related to its USD 1.05 billion acquisition of Samsung Electronics' global printer business. Alrud advised on Russian aspects of the global purchase agreement between the parties. USD 1.05 billion Russia; Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/ukraine/7512-sayenko-kharenko-advises-hp-on-acquisition-of-samsung-printer-business
Feb-17 Gestors Gestors signed an agreement with GAO Chernomorneftegaz "on legal services regarding the return of the ship Titan-2." N/A Russia; Ukraine www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/deals-and-cases/5801-gestors-to-assist-chernomorneftegaz-with-return-of-ship
Dec-16 Marjanovic Law Marjanovic Law advised the Coficab Group on the procedure for obtaining state incentives based on investment of over EUR 12 million in a factory established in Serbia and employment of 180 people. EUR 12 million Serbia
Dec-16 Karanovic & Nikolic Karanovic & Nikolic supported Affidea on its opening of the first foreign hospital located in Belgrade. The firm's services consisted of "extensive regulatory and corporate advice related to formation and start of operations of Affidea`s first hospital in Serbia." N/A Serbia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/serbia/5465-karanovic-nikolic-supports-affidea-on-opening-of-first-foreign-hospital-in-belgrade
Jan-17 BDK Advokati BDK Advokati advised Blue Sea Cap, the owner of the private healthcare platform Medigroup, on the acquisition of 75% of capital in the Ioanna mesotherapy clinic in Belgrade. N/A Serbia www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/serbia/5610-bdk-advokati-advises-blue-sea-cap-on-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-mesotherapy-clinic
Jan-17 BDK Advokati; JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic BDK Advokati advised Iron Mountain, the NYSE-listed storage and information management company, on its acquisition of Data Outsourcing Centre d.o.o., a prominent Serbian archive management, imaging services, and data storage company, from sellers Sinisa Tutus and Milan Mojic. JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic advised the sellers on the deal. N/A