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2-Mar Deloitte Legal; Kontogeorgiou Bakopanou & Associates Deloitte Legal, working in collaboration with Kontogeorgiou Bakopanou & Associates, assisted the shareholders of All Balcans Corporation Sha on the selling of their entire stake in the company to Neregelia Trading LTD dhe Beta Group Shpk. N/A Albania
29-Oct Deloitte Legal Deloitte Legal assisted Albanian Telecommunication Unions Shpk on its takeover of 85% of the share capital in Digicom Shpk. N/A Albania
14-Dec Arcliffe; ODI Law Arcliffe assisted Yazaki on corporate and labor-related matters related to the company's activity in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, and Croatia. ODI Law supported Arcliffe in the Adria region countries. N/A Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Czech Republic; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9803-arcliffe-and-odi-advise-yazaki-on-cee-matters
2-Oct BDK Advokati; Kalo & Associates; Kirkland & Ellis; Polenak; Schoenherr; Selih & Partners BDK Advokati, Kirkland & Ellis, Selih & Partners, Polenak, and Kalo & Associates advised BC Partners on its agreement to acquire a majority stake in United Group B.V. from KKR. Schoenherr advised KKR on the sale. N/A Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Macedonia; Montenegro; Serbia; Slovenia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9373-bdk-advokati-advises-bc-partners-on-acquisition-of-united-group-from-kkr
29-Aug CMS; Jones Day; Kalo & Associates; Schoenherr CMS acted with lead counsel Jones Day in advising the OTP Bank Group on its acquisition of Societe Generale subsidiaries SG Expressbank Group, Sogelife Insurance Company, and SG Banka Albania, for over EUR 600 million. Schoenherr and Kalo & Associates in Tirana advised Societe Generale on the sale. EUR 600 million Albania; Bulgaria; Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9164-cms-and-schoenherr-advise-on-otp-group-acquisition-of-societe-generale-subsidiaries
13-Feb DBK Partners; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Kerameus & Partners DBK Partners acted as local counsel to National Bank of Greece S.A. on the February 2, 2018 sale of NBG's entire stake in its Albanian subsidiary, Banka NBG Albania Sh.A. to American Bank of Investments SHA. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer served as international counsel to MBG on the sale, while Kerameus & Partners advised ABI. N/A Albania; Greece ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8004-cr-partners-freshfields-and-kerameus-partners-advise-on-national-bank-of-greece-sale-of-banka-nbg-albania
13-Feb CR Partners; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Kerameus & Partners CR Partners acted as local counsel to National Bank of Greece S.A. on the sale of NBG's entire stake in its Albanian subsidiary, Banka NBG Albania Sh.A. to American Bank of Investments SHA. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer served as international counsel to MBG on the sale, while Kerameus & Partners advised ABI. N/A Albania; Greece ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8004-cr-partners-freshfields-and-kerameus-partners-advise-on-national-bank-of-greece-sale-of-banka-nbg-albania
1-Mar Drakopoulos; Manos Markakis Law Office Drakopoulos helped Chipita settled a dispute with ELKA/Interelka for trade dress infringement in Greece and Albania. ELKA/Interelka was represented by Manos Markakis Law office, N/A Albania; Greece
31-Aug Andrikopoulos Law Firm; Drakopoulos Drakopoulos assisted Hygeia Hospital Tirana with regard to the acquisition of 100% of its shares by a local company. Andrikopoulos Law Firm is advising Hygeia Hospital Tirana in Greece. EUR 29.5 million Albania; Greece
10-Aug Deloitte Legal Deloitte Legal assisted Turkiye Maarif Vakfi on its takeover of 100% of the share capital in University of New York of Tirana Shpk. N/A Albania; Turkey
1-Jan Binder Groesswang; Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Vavrovsky Heine Marth CHSH advised Luxembourg-based Wohnen Plus Fonds on the establishment of a joint venture with Austrian real estate developer WienWert. Binder Groesswang advised Wohnen Plus Fonds on the Syndicate Agreement. Vavrovsky Heine Marth advised WienWert. EUR 22 million Austria
1-Jan Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Manhart Einsle & Partner CHSH advised SES Spar European Shopping Centers on the sale of a small shopping center (Kronenhaus Bludenz) in the federal state of Vorarlberg to German and South African high-net-worth individuals via a share deal. Manhart Einsle & Partner advised the buyers. N/A Austria
2-Jan Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati advised red-stars.com data AG on the expansion of its M2M telecoms segment by means of an acquisition of a 50% stake in Freeeway GmbH and on the capital increase by subsidiary Machine & Voice Communication GmbH resulting from a new investment by KLK Holding Ltd. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7728-chsh-advises-red-stars-and-mavoco-on-large-investment-round
4-Jan Schoenherr; Weber & Co Schoenherr advised BUWOG AG on Vonovia SE's voluntary public takeover bid of the company. Vonovia was advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, with Clifford Chance Germany and Austria's Weber & Co advising JP Morgan on debt financing provided to Vonovia to support the transaction. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7740-schoenherr-freshfields-weber-co-advise-on-vonovia-public-takeover-offer-for-buwog
4-Jan Lattenmayer, Luks & Enzinger; Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners SCWP Schindhelm advised Upper Austrian housing company WAG Wohnungsanlagengesellschaft on its acquisition of Vienna's KALLCO Group project and property developer. Lattenmayer, Luks & Enzinger advised the seller on the deal. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7747-scwp-schindhelm-advises-wag-on-acquisition-of-viennese-property-developer
8-Jan Baker Mckenzie; Frierich Schubert; Graf & Pitkowitz Graf & Pitkowitz advised the Fleissner Group on the sale of the Fachmarktzentrum Deutschlandsberg retail park, which arose in 2000 from a joint venture between the Fleissner Group and the Kuess Group. The Kuess Group was advised by the Frierich Schubert law firm, and the buyer, TH Real Estate, which acquired the park for the Austria Property Fund, was counseled by Baker McKenzie. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7757-graf-pitkowitz-advises-on-retail-park-sale
11-Jan Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Schoenherr; Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Schoenherr advised Zurich-listed Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG on its acquisition of Semper Constantia Privatbank AG. Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised Semper Constantia Privatbank Aktiengesellschaft; CHSH has given a second opinion on the acquisition of Semper Constantia Privatbank AG, Vienna and the intended merger between Semper Constantia Privatbank AG and Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG "LLB" in 2018. According to CHSH, "the opinion was the decisive factor to determine the direction of the merger of the two legal entities." EUR 185 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7786-schoenherr-advises-liechtensteinische-landesbank-on-acquisition-of-semper-constantia-privatbank
11-Jan Herbst Kinsky Herbst Kinsky advised Hookipa Biotech AG in connection with an oversubscribed series C financing round in the amount of EUR 50 million. EUR 50 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7779-herbst-kinsky-advises-hookipa-biotech-on-series-c-financing-round
16-Jan Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner successfully represented the Timber Industry section of the Upper Austrian Economic Chamber in its opposition to an attempt to repeal the membership fee regulation in the Chamber made to the Austrian Constitutional Court. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7812-fwp-successful-for-timber-industry-section-of-upper-austrian-economic-chamber-in-fight-over-membership-fee-regulations
16-Jan Brandl & Talos; DLA Piper; Herbst Kinsky Brandl & Talos advised the shareholders of Viennese biotech company Themis Bioscience GmbH on a Series C Financing Round. One of the shareholders, the Global Health Investment Fund, was also advised by DLA Piper, while Themis Bioscience was represented by Herbst Kinsky. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7816-brandl-talos-dla-piper-and-herbst-kinsky-advise-on-financing-for-themis-bioscience
22-Jan Herbst Kinsky; Laga Herbst Kinsky advised Miracor Medical Systems GmbH on its cross-border merger and subsequent EUR 25 million financing round with Miracor Medical SA. Miramar Medical SA was represented by Belgian law firm Laga. EUR 25 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7859-herbst-kinsky-advises-miracor-medical-systems-on-merger
22-Jan PHH Attorneys at Law PHH Rechtsanwalte advised CIDAN Machinery Sweden AB on the acquisition of all shares of Forstner Maschinenbau GmbH. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7855-phh-advises-cidan-machinery-on-acquisition-of-forstner-maschinenbau
25-Jan Dorda Dorda advised the Sazka Group, a Czech lottery and gaming group, on the acquisition of shares of Casinos Austria held by Leipnik-Lundenburg Invest Beteiligungs AG and UNIQA Beteiligungs-Holding GmbH. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7872-dorda-advises-sazka-group-on-acquisition-of-indirect-shares-in-casinos-austria
30-Jan Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Eversheds Sutherland CHSH advised the Acron Group on the sale of the Wien Westbahnhof A3 commercial property at BahnhofCity Wien West to the REAL I.S. Group, which was represented by Eversheds Sutherland. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7899-chsh-and-Eversheds Sutherland-sutherland-advise-on-the-sale-of-wien-westbahnhof-a3
6-Feb Beurle Oberndorfer Mitterlehner; Vavrovsky Heine Marth Vavrovsky Heine Marth advised Tyrolean Ing. Hans Bodner Baugesellschaft mbH & Co KG in a tender process for the reconstruction of part of the NeuBau 3 tobacco factory. The tender process was conducted by an affiliate of the city of Linz, which was represented by Beurle Oberndorfer Mitterlehner. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7957-vavrovsky-heine-marth-counsels-bodner-bau-on-tender-for-neubau-3-complex
7-Feb Graf & Pitkowitz Graf & Pitkowitz persuaded the European Court of Justice to dismiss a class action brought against its client, Facebook, by Austrian lawyer and activist Maximilian Schrems. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7964-graf-pitkowitz-leads-facebook-to-victory-at-the-european-court-of-justice
8-Feb Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss Austria advised Erste Group Bank in arranging and placing two Sparkassen Immobilien bond issuances. S Immo was advised by Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati. EUR 150 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7981-wolf-theiss-and-chsh-advise-on-s-immo-bond-issuance
12-Feb Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Linklaters; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss provided Austrian legal advice and Linklaters provided German advice on Raiffeisen Bank International's issuance of EUR 500 million additional tier notes. Freshfields advised the Joint Lead Managers. EUR 500 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8000-wolf-theiss-and-linklaters-advise-rbi-on-at-1-note-issuance
12-Feb Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Linklaters; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss provided Austrian legal advice and Linklaters provided German advice on Raiffeisen Bank International's issuance of EUR 500 million additional tier notes. Freshfields reportedly advised the Joint Lead Managers on both German and Austrian legal matters. EUR 500 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8000-wolf-theiss-and-linklaters-advise-rbi-on-at-1-note-issuance
14-Feb Rautner Rautner Rechtsanwalte advised an international banking consortium consisting of Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg (Technical Lead), Credit Agricole, Credit Suisse, DZ BANK, and Erste Group as Joint Lead Managers for Erste Group AG's issuance of a EUR 1 billion fixed-rate mortgage Pfandbrief. EUR 1 billion Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8016-rautner-advises-banks-on-eur-1-billion-pfandbrief-issue-of-erste-group-bank
28-Feb Vanovac; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss and Gleiss Lutz advised Liechtenstein-based construction machinery manufacturer Hilti on its acquisition of Austrian company Bst Brandschutztechnik Dopfl GmbH and its sales company in Germany. The Vanovac law firm coordinated the work of several other firms advising Bst Brandschutztechnik Dopfl on the sale. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8125-wolf-theiss-and-vanovac-advise-on-bst-brandschutztechnik-dopfl-acquisition
28-Feb Fiebinger Polak & Partner; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Heineken and Brau Union on the acquisition of a 70% stake in Austrian beverages retailer Rudolf Ammersin GmbH. Fiebinger Polak & Partner advised the sellers. N/A Austria
1-Mar Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Linklaters CHSH and Linklaters advised ING Groep N.V. et. al. on the March 2018 update of the Austrian-related parts of their Debt Issuance Program. N/A Austria
8-Mar Dorda; Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Dorda advised Cyoss GmbH, a German provider of data analytics and IT and OT security, on the acquisition of a majority stake in RadarServices, a European technology company in the field of cyber attack detection and response. The shareholders of RadarServices were represented by FWP on the deal. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8155-dorda-and-fwp-advise-on-cyoss-acquistion-of-majority-stake-in-radarservices
9-Mar Buse Heberer Fromm; Eisenberger & Herzog; Herbert Smith Freehills; Schoenherr Schoenherr and Buse Heberer Fromm advised British specialty chemicals company Synthomer plc on its acquisition of BASF SE's production site for styrene-butadiene-based paper dispersions in Pischelsdorf, Austria. BASF SE was represented by Eisenberger & Herzog. Herbert Smith Freehills was lead competition counsel. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8173-schoenherr-and-eisenberger-herzog-advise-on-sale-of-basf-production-site-in-austria
15-Mar Freimuller Obereder Pilz; Schoenherr Schoenherr supported IAC Applications on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Austrian start-ups iTranslate and 24apps from their founders. Freimuller Obereder Pilz advised the sellers. N/A Austria
16-Mar Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Bitpanda on the legal structuring of an Initial Coin Offering related to the company's launch of its new open-source research project, Pantos. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8205-wolf-theiss-advises-bitpanda-on-ico
19-Mar Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Jank Weiler Operenyi; Kuhn Rechtsanwalte; Weber & Co Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati advised Fosun Industrial Holdings Limited on its takeover of the Wolford AG textile group, which is headquartered in Vorarlberg, Austria. Wolford AG was represented by Weber & Co and the selling core shareholder group was advised by Kuhn Rechtsanwalte. Jank Weiler Operenyi Rechtsanwalte acted as legal counsel to WolfordÍs financing banks. EUR 90 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8222-chsh-and-weber-co-advise-on-chinese-takeover-of-austrian-textile-group
22-Mar Act Legal (WMWP) Act Legal Austria supported T-Matix with the successful closing of a new financing round. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8239-act-legal-supports-t-matix-in-closing-of-new-financing-round
23-Mar Dorda Dorda advised EGGER Holzwerkstoffe GmbH on a EUR 150 million hybrid bond issue. EUR 150 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8246-dorda-advises-wood-based-material-manufacturer-on-hybrid-bond-issue
23-Mar Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Eisenberger & Herzog; Griss & Partners; Scherbaum Seebacher; Schindler Attorneys Eisenberger & Herzog, Schindler Attorneys, and RTPR Allen & Overy acted as counsels for funds managed by Deutsche Private Equity Management III GmbH in the acquisition of the majority of the shares from Austria's VTU Anlagenplanung & Lieferung GmbH and VTU Engineering Deutschland GmbH. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8244-austrian-firms-advise-on-sale-of-majority-stake-in-vtu-engineering-group
26-Mar Binder Groesswang Binder Groesswang advised Austrian electricity provider Verbund AG, on the issuance of a green bonded loan, arranged by German bank Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thuringen. EUR 100 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8255-binder-groesswang-advises-verbund-on-issuance-of-green-bonded-loan
31-Mar Schoenherr Schoenherr advised the arrangers and initial purchasers Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and UBS Limited in connection with the comprehensive approx EUR 1.5 billion combined notes and senior facilities refinancing of Nomad Foods Limited. The deal consisted of a EUR 400 million floating rate senior secured high yield bond and approximately EUR 1.1 billion of senior debt (in the form of a EUR 500 million term facility and USD 610 million term facility). EUR 1.5 billion Austria
1-Apr Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Linklaters; Schoenherr Schoenherr and Linklaters advised Barclays Bank plc as agent, security agent and orginal lender in connection with Alpha Group Sarl's EUR 335 million senior secured credit facility. Freshfields advised the borrower. EUR 335 million Austria
1-Apr Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Taylor Wessing CHSH advised Universal-Investment, a fund company based in Frankfurt, on its acquisition of the FMZ Stadlau retail park in Vienna from a core plus fund advised by Tristan Capital Partners. Taylor Wessing advised the seller. EUR 39 million Austria
1-Apr Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised Ithuba Capital AG on the establishment of an EuVECA fund vehicle designed to operate in Austria, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Spain, Hungary, Slovakia, Sweden, and Slovenia. EUR 50 million Austria
1-Apr Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Dorda CHSH advised IC Development on its sale of the Denk Drei office complex in Vienna to ARE, a subsidiary of Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft mbH. Dorda advised ARE. N/A Austria
5-Apr BGT Rechtsanwalte; bpv Hugel; Brandl & Talos; Schoenherr Brandl & Talos advised aws-mittelstandsfonds Management GmbH on its acquisition of Austrian medical products and surgical equipment manufacturer A.M.I. Schoenherr advised one of the shareholders in the management vehicle which acquired A.M.I. along with aws-mittelstandsfunds Management GmbH, while the seller was advised by bpv Hugel. N/A Austria
12-Apr CMS CMS advised the Hirmer Group on its acquisition of Travel Charme Hotels & Resorts, a resort and holiday hotel chain in Germany and Austria, from Zurich-based Travel Charme Hotels & Resorts AG. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8358-CMS-advises-hirmer-group-on-travel-charme-hotels-resorts-acquisition
13-Apr Binder Groesswang Flick Gocke Schaumburg and Binder Groesswang advised VR Equitypartner GmbH and HOR Technologie GmbH on the acquisition of family-owned company Pichler & Strobl GmbH. The seller, who requested anonymity, was represented by Vavrovsky Heine Marth. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8365-flick-gocke-schaumburg-and-binder-groesswang-advise-on-acquisition-of-pichler-strobl
19-Apr Baker Mckenzie; Dorda; Latham & Watkins Dorda worked alongside lead counsel Latham & Watkins in advising Swiss private equity investor Capvis on its acquisition of a majority stake in the Amann Girrbach-Group. Baker McKenzie advised the seller, investment company TA Associates. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8390-dorda-advises-capvis-on-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-amann-girrbach-group
24-Apr Baker Mckenzie; K&L Gates; Schoenherr Schoenherr and K&L Gates advised German property investor Art-Invest Real Estate on the acquisition of 390 apartments in Vienna's third district from Premium Immobilien AG and ARE Austrian Real Estate Development GmbH, which were represented by Baker & McKenzie. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8407-schoenherr-k-l-gates-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-residential-property-sale-in-vienna
24-Apr CMS CMS and Linklaters advised Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) as the sole bookrunner in connection with the listing of two convertible bonds of South Korean LG Chem on the Vienna Stock Exchange. Cleary Gottlieb acted as international counsel to LG Chem on the bond offering N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8413-CMS-linklaters-and-cleary-advise-on-vienna-stock-exchange-s-first-asian-listing
2-May Eisenberger & Herzog; Hengeller Mueller; Linklaters Hengeler Mueller and Eisenberger & Herzog advised BAWAG Group AG on all aspects of an AT 1 issuance in the amount of EUR 300 million. EUR 300 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8459-eisenberger-herzog-and-hengeler-mueller-advise-bawag-on-eur-300-million-at-1-issuance
2-May Binder Groesswang Working pro bono, Binder Groesswang advised on the creation of a social impact hybrid bond to finance the CAPE 10 social project: a proposed medical treatment center for homeless and socially disadvantaged people initiated by Viennese doctor Siegfried Meryn. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8456-binder-groesswang-provides-pro-bono-assistance-on-social-impact-hybrid-bond-for-medical-center
3-May Eisenberger & Herzog; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised German building-materials specialist Rohrdorfer Group on its acquisition of Semmelrock Group's paver business in Austria. Eisenberger & Herzog advised the sellers. N/A Austria
4-May Dorda; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Lee & Ko. Dorda advised the shareholders of the ZKW Group on the EUR 1.1 billion sale of the company to South Korea's LG Corporation and LG Electronics. LG was advised by Freshfields and Lee & Ko. EUR 1.1 billion Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8477-dorda-advises-zkw-group-on-sale-to-lg
9-May Schoenherr Schoenherr advised SAnova Pharma GesmbH on the purchase of Okopharm GmbH's core 45 over the counter nutritional supplement products via an asset deal and onthe establishment of a strategic partnership for future developments in the sector. N/A Austria
10-May Bock Fuchs Nonhoff; Vavrovsky Heine Marth Vavrovsky Heine Marth advised GalCap Europe on its acquisition of the Vienna Bio Center II and the Vienna Competence Center - two offices and a laboratory in Vienna - from the German investment company WealthCap, which was advised by Bock Fuchs Nonhoff. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8530-vhm-and-bock-fuchs-nonhoff-advise-on-galcap-europe-property-acquisition-in-vienna
15-May Act Legal (WMWP); Freimuller Obereder Pilz; Herbst Kinsky WMWP Act Legal advised aws Gruenderfonds in the course of Series A financing for Adverity - an Austrian company that specializes in integration and analysis of marketing data. Mangrove Capital Partners, which was involved as a lead investor, was advised by Herbst Kinsky. Freimuller Obereder Pilz advised Adverity in the deal. EUR 3.2 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8569-wmwp-act-legal-advises-gruenderfonds-on-adverity-series-a-financing
16-May Weber & Co; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Raiffeisen-Landesbank Steiermark AG on the issuance of EUR 500 million mortgage-backed bonds under its Bonds and Certificates offering program. The Joint Lead Managers were DZ BANK AG, Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank Frankfurt am Main, Erste Group Bank AG, Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, and UniCredit Bank AG, advised by Weber & Co. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8574-wolf-theiss-and-weber-rechtsanwalte-advise-on-raiffeisen-landesbank-steiermark-bond-issuance
18-May Binder Groesswang; Herbst Kinsky; Sidley Austin Binder Groesswang and Willkie Farr & Gallagher advised Ardian on the sale of ESIM Chemicals to an affiliate of Sun European Partners, LLP. The buyer was represented by Sidley Austin and Herbst Kinsky. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8588-willkie-farr-gallagher-and-binder-groesswang-advise-on-sale-of-esim-chemicals
23-May Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised South Korean LG Electronics and LG Corporation on its acquisition of Austria's ZKW group from Mommert Holding GmbH. EUR 1.1 billion Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8600-freshfields-advises-lg-electronics-and-lg-corporation-on-acquisition-of-zkw-group
23-May Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Chiomenti; Dentons; Latham & Watkins; Schoenherr; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss, working with Italian offices of Dentons, advised the shareholders of Lifebrain on the sale of its shares to an investment subsidiary of Investindustrial VI L.P. Investindustria, which was advised by Italy's Chiomenti law firm, with CHSH acting as local counsel for Austria, now owns 96% of Lifebrain. Schoenherr, alongside lead counsel Latham & Watkins, advised UniCredit, Natixis and RBI as mandated lead arrangers of the debt financing for the acquisition. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8604-wolf-theiss-dentons-chsh-and-chiomenti-advise-on-cross-border-sale-of-lifebrain-s-shares
24-May Act Legal (WMWP) Act Legal's Austrian office assisted PPGA Architects in negotiating a contract with Qatari officials after the company won a public tender published by the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8611-act-legal-advises-ppga-on-contract-with-museum-of-islamic-art-in-doha
28-May Kirkland & Ellis; Norton Rose Fulbright; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss and Norton Rose Fulbright advised Canadian Tire Corporation Limited on its CAD 985 million acquisition of a majority stake in Norwegian sportswear and workwear brand Helly Hansen from the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Kirkland & Ellis advised the sellers. CAD 985 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8631-wolf-theiss-and-norton-rose-fulbright-advise-canadian-tire-corporation-on-helly-hansen-acquisition
31-May Binder Groesswang; Wolf Theiss Binder Groesswang advised UniCredit Bank Austria AG in connection with financing provided for the construction of The Student Hotel Vienna, which was represented by Wolf Theiss. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8654-binder-groeSSWang-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-unicredit-bank-austria-financing-for-the-student-hotel-vienna
1-Jun Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised Raiffeisenlandesbank NO-Wien AG on the 2018 update of its EUR 5 billion program for the issuance of debt instruments and on the 2018 update of its EUR 5 billion German language Basisprospekt. EUR 5 billion + EUR 5 billion Austria
6-Jun Brandl & Talos; Spoor & Fisher Brandl & Talos advised Aphria Inc., a Canadian medical cannabis company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, on the forming of a joint venture with South Africa's Verve Group of Companies. As part of the transaction, the new entity, CannInvest Africa Ltd, acquired an interest in Verve Dynamics Inc., a licensed producer of medical cannabis extracts in Lesotho. Verve Group of Companies was advised by Spoor & Fisher. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8668-brandl-talos-advises-aphria-on-entrance-into-medical-cannabis-market
13-Jun Brandl & Talos; CMS Brandl & Talos and CMS Slovenia advised the Martens Management Group on its proposed takeover of Cinkarna Celje, a Slovenian corporation listed on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8712-brandl-talos-and-CMS-advise-martens-management-group-on-proposed-takeover-of-cinkarna-celje
22-Jun Allen & Overy; Linklaters; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised the UniCredit Group on its establishment of exclusive strategic partnerships with Allianz and Generali for the distribution of insurance products for individuals and small businesses in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Allianz was advised by Allen & Overy, and Generali was advised by Linklaters. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8768-Schoenherr-and-Allen-Overy-advise-on-strategic-cee-Partnerships-between-unicredit-allianz-and-generali
25-Jun Herbst Kinsky; Jones Day Herbst Kinsky advised the owner of Sipwise GmbH on the sale of the company to Alcatel Lucent Enterprises. The buyer was represented by Jones Day. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8778-herbst-kinsky-advises-on-sale-of-sipwise-to-alcatel-lucent-enterprises
27-Jun Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Raiffeisen Centrobank Ag on the introduction of reinvesting certificates - an updated base prospectus for Raiffeisen Centrobank's Structured Securities Program published on May 11, 2018. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8794-wolf-theiss-advises-raiffeisen-centrobank-on-reinvesting-certificates-introduction
27-Jun Binder Groesswang Binder Groesswang, working in cooperation with Veirano Advogados, advised Austria's Lenzing Group, a company specialized in cellulosic fibres, and Brazilian Duratex, a producer of industrialized wood panels, on their entrance into a joint venture, in order to build a single line dissolving wood pulp plant in Brazil. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8796-binder-groesswang-advises-lenzing-group-on-brazilian-wood-pulp-plant-joint-venture
29-Jun Weber & Co; White & Case White & Case advised joint lead managers BNP Paribas, J.P. Morgan, Erste Group, ING, MUFG, and Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking on a EUR 500 million hybrid bond issue by OMV Aktiengesellschaft with an initial fixed interest rate and interest adjustment. Weber & Co advised OMV on the deal. EUR 500 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8805-White-case-and-weber-co-advise-on-omv-hybrid-bond-issue
6-Jul Binder Groesswang; Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Hogan Lovells Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati advised Graz-based disposal and recycling company Saubermacher AG in connection with its joint venture with French company Veolia Environment S.A. Veolia was represented by Binder Groesswang, with Hogan Lovells advising the company on merger approval matters. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8862-chsh-and-binder-groesswang-advise-on-joint-venture-between-saubermacher-and-veolia
13-Jul bpv Hugel; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Starwood Capital Group on the acquisition of a 26% shareholding in CA Immobilien Anlagen AG from Immofinanz AG. bpv Hugel advised Immofinanz. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8889-Schoenherr-and-bpv-hugel-advise-on-starwood-acquisition-of-stake-in-ca-immo
18-Jul Herbst Kinsky; Schoenherr; Wolf Theiss Schoenherr advised Dutch capital investment firm Endeit Capital on a EUR 50 million Series C financing round for Austrian tour booking platform TourRadar that was led by TCV. TourRadar was advised by Herbst Kinsky. Wolf Theiss advised TCV. EUR 50 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8922-schoenherr-and-herbst-kinsky-advise-on-tourradar-financing-round
19-Jul Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Novomatic AG on the sale of a 76.81% stake in I-NEW Unified Mobile Solutions AG to Cyan AG. EUR 17.1 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8930-schoenherr-advises-novomatic-on-sale-of-majority-stake-in-i-new-unified-solutions
20-Jul Schoenherr Schoenherr advised German fund manager Union Investment Real Estate on the acquisition of two properties in Graz. The seller of the Styria Center was a consortium of three private owners, while the Max Tower was purchased from businessman Harald Fischl. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8944-schoenherr-advises-union-investment-on-two-real-estate-acquisitions-in-graz
23-Jul White & Case; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Erste Bank, and Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberosterreich Aktiengesellschaft on their green bond issuance. White & Case advised Joint Lead Managers Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank; DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt am Main; HSBC Bank plc; ING Bank N.V.; and Raiffeisen Bank International AG. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8957-wolf-theiss-and-white-case-advise-on-green-bond-issue
26-Jul Weber & Co; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberosterreich Aktiengesellschaft on its June 12, 2018 placement of mortgage-covered bank bonds with a fixed interest rate in the amount of EUR 500 million on the international capital market. Weber & Co advised Joint Lead Managers DekaBank, DZ Bank, Erste Group, Raiffeisen Bank International, and UniCredit. EUR 500 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8987-wolf-theiss-and-weber-co-advise-on-raiffeisenlandesbank-oberosterreich-aktiengesellschaft-bonds
26-Jul Allen & Overy; Binder Groesswang; Dorda; Eisenberger & Herzog; Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner; Latham & Watkins; Linklaters Dorda, working alongside international lead counsel Latham & Watkins and Dutch counsel Resor N.V., advised the Ad Hoc Committee of SEAG Lenders of Steinhoff Europe AG on Austrian law matters related to the out-of-court restructuring of its debt. Steinhoff Europe was advised by Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner and Linklaters.The Coordinating Committee of the Banks was represented by Binder Groesswang and Allen & Overy, while the convertible bondholders were advised by Eisenberger & Herzog and Kirkland & Ellis. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8992-dorda-fwp-linklaters-binder-groesswang-a-o-and-eisenberger-herzog-advise-on-steinhoff-restructuring
30-Jul Allen & Overy; Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner; Kirkland & Ellis; latham & Watkins; Linklaters Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner and the London office of Linklaters advised the Steinhoff Group on its restructuring agreement with creditors. The London offices of Allen & Overy, Latham & Watkins, and Kirkland & Ellis advised the creditors. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9020-fwp-advises-on-steinhoff-s-austrian-restructuring
31-Jul bpv Hugel Austria's bpv Hugel advised International Airlines Group on establishing Level (Anisec), a new low-cost airline in Austria. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9027-bpv-hugel-advises-iag-on-establishment-of-new-austrian-airline
1-Aug Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised SPAR on its EUR 300 million retail issuances and on its commercial paper program. EUR 500 million Austria
2-Aug Bock Fuchs Nonhoff; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss office advised TH Real Estate on its acquisition of the Adler & Ameise office building in Vienna from Blue Capital Europa Immobilien GmbH & Co Siebte Objekte Osterreich KG, represented by WealthCap. Bock Fuchs Nonhoff advised the seller. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9047-wolf-theiss-and-bock-fuchs-nonhoff-advise-on-sale-of-vienna-office-building
6-Aug TWP Rechtsanwalte; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Borealis on the acquisition of 100% of shares in Ecoplast Kunststoffrecycling GmbH from Intrec Vernetzte Recycling-Losungen GmbH & Co KG. Germany's TWP Rechtsanwalte advised Intrec on the sale. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9061-wolf-theiss-and-twp-advise-on-borealis-acquisition-of-ecoplast
15-Aug Herbst Kinsky; Schoenherr; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised international tech investor TCV on its investment in Vienna-based travel start-up TourRadar, which was represented by Herbst Kinsky. Endeit Capital, Hoxton Ventures, and Cherry Ventures also formed part of the USD 50 million funding round, with Endeit Capital advised by Schoenherr. USD 50 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9105-wolf-theiss-herbst-kinsky-and-schoenherr-advise-on-tourradar-funding-round
27-Aug Brandl & Talos; Clifford Chance; Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek; Willkie Farr & Gallagher Brandl & Talos, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, and Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek advised Ring International Holding AG on its acquisition of the BOA Group, a global manufacturers of flexible metal components. Clifford Chance advised the BOA Group on the sale. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9137-brandl-talos-and-heuking-kuhn-luer-wojtek-advise-on-ring-international-acquisition-of-boa-group
3-Sep Arnold; Eisenberger & Herzog; Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner; Gleiss Lutz; Hadley & McCloy; Milbank; Schoenherr; Urbanek Lind Schmied Reisch; Wolf Theiss Eisenberger & Herzog, in cooperation with the London office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, advised a group of creditors of Steinhoff Holdings' subsidiary Hemisphere Properties on its sale of Kika/Leiner property assets in Austria and several other CEE countries to the Signa Group. Steinhoff was counseled by Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner and Gleiss Lutz, and Hemisphere was advised by Clifford Chance and Wolf Theiss. The Signa Group was advised by Arnold, while Kika/Leiner was represented by Schoenherr, Urbanek Lind Schmied Reisch, and Preslmayr. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9204-plethora-of-austrian-firms-work-on-major-kika-lina-property-sale
6-Sep Schoenherr Schoenherr advised crowdinvesting company CONDA AG on digitalizing the shares and enabled registered shares to be managed via blockchain technology. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9223-schoenherr-advises-conda-on-first-digitalization-of-shares-via-blockchain-in-austria
14-Sep Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners; Vavrovsky Heine Marth Vavrovsky Heine Marth advised the Buwog Group on its entrance into a partnership with WIK/IES Immobilien Group to develop the Marina Tower residential building in Vienna. Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partner advised WIK/IES Immobilien Group on the deal. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9280-vavrovsky-heine-marth-and-scwp-schindhelm-advise-developers-on-marina-tower-project-in-vienna
18-Sep Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Wieland Ventures GmbH on the acquisition of a 22.1 % stake in UrbanGold, which has developed technology to extract valuable metals from electrical and electronic waste. N/A Austria
20-Sep Allen & Overy; Davis Polk & Wardwell Allen & Overy advised Oesterreichische Kontrollbank on its public offering of USD 1.5 billion of 2.875% Guaranteed Global Notes due 2021. The underwriters, Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, J.P. Morgan Securities, and RBC Capital Markets, were represented by Davis Polk & Wardwell. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9304-allen-overy-and-davis-polk-advise-on-oesterreichische-kontrollbank-bond-offering
21-Sep Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Aves One AG on its EUR 155 million senior facility refinancing in the form of a new facility agreement arranged by a consortium of German banks. The lenders were advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Vienna and Frankfurt. EUR 155 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9310-schoenherr-advises-aves-one-ag-on-refinancing
24-Sep Weber & Co; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Raiffeisenlandesbank Vorarlberg on its first issue of a EUR 500 million bond. The banking consortium responsible for placing the bond on the international capital market was represented by Weber & Co EUR 500 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9321-wolf-theiss-advises-rlb-vorarlberg-on-eur-500-million-bond-issuance
24-Sep Act Legal (WMWP) WMWP Act Legal advised Vienna-based start-up Saturo Foods on an investment by Square One Foods. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9318-act-legal-advises-on-saturo-foods-expansion
26-Sep Baker McKenzie The Vienna office of Baker McKenzie advised Austrian start-up company Klaiton on the entry of Germany's Haufe Group as a strategic investor. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9342-baker-mckenzie-advises-klaiton-on-haufe-group-investment
27-Sep Baker McKenzie; Hogan Lovells Baker McKenzie advised Austrian certification expert Intact GmbH on its sale of a majority stake in the company to German investment company IMCap Partners. The buyer was represented by Hogan Lovells' Dusseldorf office. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9352-baker-mckenzie-advises-intact-on-imcap-partners-investment
2-Oct Arnold; bpv Hugel; Eisenberger & Herzog bpv Hugel advised Immofinanz on the acquisition of a 29.14% stake in S IMMO AG for approximately EUR 390 million from companies of the RPR group (approximately 14.6 million shares), represented by Eisenberger & Herzog, and the SIGNA group (approximately 4.9 million shares), represented by Arnold. EUR 390 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9370-bpv-huegel-and-eisenberger-herzog-advise-on-s-immo-share-package-sale
4-Oct Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Raiffeisen Bank International AG and UniCredit Bank Austria AG as joint lead managers on the placement of CA Immobilien Anlagen Aktiengesellschaf's EUR 150 million bond. Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati advised CA Immo on the deal. EUR 150 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9388-wolf-theiss-and-chsh-advise-on-eur-150-million-ca-immo-corporate-bond
9-Oct Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised the Vienna Business Agency on the development of framework procurement agreements for start-up services. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9416-fwp-helps-vienna-business-agency-develop-framework-agreements-for-start-up-services
11-Oct Paul Weiss; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Palladium Equity Partners on Austrian elements of its acquisition of Kymera International from Platinum Equity. Paul Weiss advised the seller. N/A Austria
15-Oct B-Legal; SCWP Schindhelm SCWP Schindhelm advised UBM Development on the acquisition of a 23,000 square meter property located near the Danube Canal in Vienna from Reitenburg. The seller, represented by B-legal, continues to hold a 10% interest in the project. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9441-scwp-schindhelm-and-b-legal-advise-on-danube-canal-property-acquisition-in-vienna
17-Oct Brandl & Talos Brandl & Talos advised VMS Value Management on sponsoring its third private equity fund. EUR 80 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9459-brandl-talos-advises-vms-value-management-on-creation-of-third-private-equity-fund
26-Oct bpv Grigorescu Stefanica; bpv Hugel; Clifford Chance; Latham & Watkins; Lenz & Staehelin bpv Hugel advised Raiffeisen Informatik GmbH on its sale of 100% of the shares in global IT service provider Comparex to SoftwareOne, a platform, solutions, and services company. Lenz & Staehelin and Latham & Watkins advised the buyers on the transaction. bpv Grigorescu Stefanica acted as local counsel to Raiffeisen Informatik in Romania. Clifford Chance advised Comparex as the target. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9483-bpv-hugel-and-lenz-staehelin-advise-on-comparex-acqusition-of-softwareone
26-Oct Binder Groesswang; Wolf Theiss Binder Groesswang advised Mayr-Melnhof Packaging on its acquisition of the TANN Group from Eurasia Invest Holding AG. Wolf Theiss advised Eurasia Invest Holding AG on the deal. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9490-binder-groesswang-advises-mayr-melnhof-on-acquisition-of-tann-group
30-Oct Vavrovsky Heine Marth Vavrovsky Heine Marth advised Volksbank Wien AG on the sale of its corporate headquarters in Vienna's city center to a consortium consisting of Austria's Federal Real Estate Company and Irma Investments and on the leasing of the company's new business center in Vienna Erdberg from CA Immo. EUR 80 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9507-vavrovsky-heine-marth-advises-volksbank-wien-on-sale-of-old-and-lease-of-new-corporate-headquarters
31-Oct Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Erste Group on its first fully digital issue of a borrower's loan note via a blockchain platform in Europe. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9511-wolf-theiss-advises-erste-group-on-first-paperless-blockchain-only-capital-market-issue
20-Nov Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised the banks of the Waagner-Biro group on the company's restructuring and sale to Grosso Holding. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9638-fwp-advises-waagner-biro-group-banks-on-sale
20-Nov Wolf Theiss Wolf Thiess Vienna advised Panoro Energy ASA on its acquisition of OMV's wholly-owned subsidiary, Tunisia Upstream GmbH. USD 65 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9632-wolf-theiss-advises-panoro-group-on-acquisition-of-omv-upstream-business
22-Nov DLA Piper; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised RBI and Erste Bank as joint lead managers and bookrunners on UBM Development AG's EUR 75 million corporate bond and as dealer managers of an exchange offer. DLA Piper advised UBM Development. EUR 75 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9656-wolf-theiss-and-dla-advise-on-ubm-development-corporate-bond-placement
23-Nov PKHV; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised real estate investor and manager Westcore Europe on its acquisition of the U6 Center office and warehouse property in Vienna from Hanseatische Immobilienfonds Oesterreich IV and Germany's HCI Treuhand Geschlossener real estate fund. The sellers were advised by PKHV Rechtsanwalte. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9674-wolf-theiss-and-pkhv-advise-on-sale-of-u6-center-in-vienna
30-Nov Baker McKenzie; Linklaters; Latham & Watkins; Schoenherr Schoenherr, working with Linklaters London, advised SIX on its setting-up of a strategic partnership with Wordline SA in the cards business (merchant acceptance & acquiring and international card processing). As part of the deal, SIX agreed to contribute its existing cards business into the partnership and receive a 27% stake in Worldline to participate in the future growth of the business. The total consideration of EUR 2.303 billion (CHF 2.750 billion) consists of 49.1 million newly-issued Worldline shares and a cash consideration of CHF 319 million (EUR 267 million). Latham & Watkins advised Wordline globally and Baker McKenze advised Wordline on Austrian law. EUR 2.3 billion Austria
30-Nov Binder Groesswang; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Gomez-Acebo & Pombo; Noerr Binder Groesswang, Noerr, and Spain's Gomez-Acebo & Pombo advised Japan's Daikin Group on the EUR 881 million acquisition of AHT Group from the Bridgepoint private equity group. The Frankfurt office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised the sellers on the deal. EUR 881 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9712-binder-groesswang-advises-japanese-daikin-group-on-acquisition-of-aht-group
4-Dec Delphi; PHH Attorneys at Law; Schoenherr; Torngren Magnell Schoenherr Vienna and Sweden's Delphi law firm advised AddLife AB on the acquisition of Austrian life sciences company Biomedica Medizinprodukte GmbH. The sellers of Biomedica were advised by PHH Attorneys at Law and Sweden'ss Torngren Magnell law firm. EUR 39 million Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9730-schoenherr-advises-addlife-on-acquisition-of-biomedica-group
7-Dec Weber & Co; White & Case Weber & Co advised OMV Aktiengesellschaft in connection with the issue of a corporate bond in an aggregate volume of EUR 1 billion. White & Case advised the Joint Lead Managers on the bond issue. EUR 1 billion Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9762-weber-co-and-white-case-adviseson-omv-eur-1-billion-bond-issue
10-Dec Brandl & Talos Brandl & Talos advised aws Grunderfonds on its investment into Viennese start-up ToolSense GmbH. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9766-brandl-talos-advises-grunderfonds-on-toolsense-financing
13-Dec Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati Austria's Central Public Prosecutor's Office for White-Collar Crime and Corruption dropped charges against Matthias Hartmann, the former Director of Austria's Burgtheater, who was represented by Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati. N/A Austria ceelegalmatters.com/austria/9794-austria-s-public-prosecutor-drops-charges-against-chsh-client-matthias-hartmann
14-Dec Doralt Seist Csoklich; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Soravia on the sale of its "The Brick" building complex to Wiener Stadtische Versicherung. Doralt Seist Csoklich advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Austria archello.com/project/the-brick-viennas-steadfast-architecture; ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9799-wolf-theiss-and-doralt-seist-csoklich-advise-on-sale-of-the-brick-complex
4-Jul Jadek & Pensa; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised the Chinese home appliance producer Hisense on its takeover offer for 95% of the shares in Slovenian White-goods manufacturer Gorenje. Jadek & Pensa advised Gorenje on the sale. EUR 250 million Austria; Albania; Bulgaria; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Czech Republic; Poland; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia; Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8843-wolf-theiss-advises-hisense-on-takeover-of-gorenje
28-Feb Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised Avcon Jet AG (Austria) on regulatory issues with respect to transferring and receiving international lease payments in the Republic of Belarus. The advice on the regulatory regime in Belarus was provided in connection with the sale of a business jet to a customer in Belarus. N/A Austria; Belarus
20-Nov Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised Lukoil International GmbH (Austria) on structuring corporate governance in subsidiary Lukoil Belorussia FLLC. The work included corporate, employment, and tax issues. N/A Austria; Belarus
30-Nov Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised Silgan Holdings Austria GmbH on the liquidation of its Belarusian subsidiary Silgan Metal Packaging Grodno FLLC. N/A Austria; Belarus
31-Jul Afridi & Angell Legal Consultants; Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Luther CHSH advised KSBH Limited (UAE) on structuring financing of its indirect subsidiary Miory Group LLC (Belarus). CHSH acted as lead counsel and coordinated the work of local counsels in Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. Luther LLP advised on Singapore law and Afridi & Angell Legal Consultants advised on UAE law. EUR 34 million Austria; Belarus; Russia
20-Nov Baker McKenzie; Covington & Burling; CMS; ODI Law; Simkins; Van Bael & Bellis Baker McKenzie, ODI Law, Simkins, Covington & Burling, and Van Bael & Bellis advised MHP SE on the acquisition of 90.68% of the issued capital of Perutnina Ptuj, d.d. Schoenherr Vienna advised the sellers on the deal and CMS London advised ING, MHPÍs financial partner. N/A Austria; Bosnia & Herzegovina; Croatia; Macedonia; Serbia; Slovenia; Romania; Ukraine
24-Dec EY Law; Sajic Law Firm The Sajic Law Firm successfully advised Hidraulika Flex d.o.o. Laktasi on the sale of 60% shares to Austra's Pewag Engineering GmbH for EUR 3.9 million. EY Law advised the buyer. EUR 3.9 milion Austria; Bosnia and Herzegovina
3-Jul Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised BMI Securities Ltd, Hong Kong as lead manager on the debut issue of an international bond by the Republic of Srpska of up to EUR 200,000,000, 4.75% Notes due 2023. EUR 200 million Austria; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8837-wolf-theiss-advises-on-republic-of-srpska-debut-bond-issue
28-Mar Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov succeeded in having a foreign arbitral award on behalf of Sandvik Bulgaria in proceedings held under the auspices of the Vienna International Arbitral Center recognized and enforced in Bulgaria. N/A Austria; Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8275-dgkv-obtains-bulgarian-recognition-and-enforcement-of-foreign-arbitral-award
26-Apr Allen & Overy; Boyanov & Co; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Boyanov & Co. advised Bulgarian telecommunications company Vivacom on the refinancing of its EUR 400 million worth of from a syndicate of more than a dozen financial institutions. The banks were represented by Allen & Overy. EUR 400 million Austria; Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8422-freshfields-boyanov-co-and-allen-overy-advise-on-vivacom-s-senior-secured-notes-refinancing
21-Dec Baker McKenzie; Norton Rose Fulbright; Musat & Asociatii; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Energizer Holding Inc., on the acquisition of Spectrum Brands' global battery and portable lightning business. Wolf Theiss assisted Energizer in Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine. Musat & Asociatii advised the seller in Romania. Norton Rose Fulbright was lead counsel forEnergizer and Baker McKenzie was international counsel to Spectrum Brands. USD 2 billion Austria; Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Croatia; Hungary; Romania; Slovakia; Slovenia; Ukraine
30-Jan Aschmann & Pfandl; Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner advised the Wienerberger Group on its acquisition of the Brenner brick factory from by Ziegelwerk Brenner, F. Wirth Gesellschaft GmbH, which was represented by Aschmann & Pfandl. N/A Austria; Croatia ceelegalmatters.com/austria/7893-fwp-advises-wienerberger-on-takeover-of-the-carinthia-brick-factory
2-Jul Arnold; Eisenberger & Herzog; Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner; Milbank; Schoenherr; Urbanek Lind Schmied Reisch; Wolf Theiss Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner and Wolf Theiss advised the Steinhoff Group on the sale of the Kika/Leiner Group to Signa Holding. Arnold Rechtsanwalte advised Signa Holding on the acquisition. Kika was represented by Urbanek Lind Schmied Reisch on the sale. Eisenberger & Herzog and the London office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy advised a group of creditors of the seller of Kika/Leiner's property assets in Austria and several CEE countries. N/A Austria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Hungary; Romania; Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8822-fwp-wolf-theiss-arnold-rechtsanwalte-and-e-h-law-advise-on-kika-leiner-sale
14-Feb Alrud; Avellum; Arendt & Medernach; Binder Groesswang; DLA Piper; Homburger; White & Case; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss offices in Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia and Ukraine, working with Switzerland's Homburger AG and Luxembourg's Arendt & Medernach, advised the Munich RE Group on the sale by its ERGO Group AG subsidiary of its legal protection subsidiary DAS Switzerland and the legal protection insurance portfolios of DAS Luxembourg and DAS Slovakia to the Allianz Group. White & Case and Binder Groesswang advised the Allianz Group. Avellum advised the buyer on Ukrainian aspects. Alrud represented Munich RE (ERGA Group) in Russia and DLA Piper Moscow advised the buyer. EUR 1.3 million Austria; Croatia; Hungary; Russia; Slovenia; Slovakia; Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8008-wolf-theiss-advises-munich-re-group-on-ergo-group-sale-of-subsidiaries-to-allianz-group
11-Jul CMS CMS advised Viennese car park operator Best In Parking on its launch of a debt issuance program of EUR 175 million through its finance company. EUR 175 million Austria; Croatia; Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8881-CMS-advises-best-in-parking-on-eur-175-million-debt-issuance-program
31-Oct Aequo; Hengeler Mueller; K&L Gates; Wolf Theiss Aequo advised Ipsos, a market research and consulting firm, on Ukrainian law matters related to its acquisition of the global Customer Experience, Experience Innovation, Health and Public Affairs divisions of the GfK Custom Research Business. Wolf Theiss advised Ipsos Group in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and Ukraine. K&L Gates was the lead counsel to Ipsos and Hengeler Mueller advised the seller globally. EUR 105 million Austria; Czech Republic; Hungary; Romania; Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/ukraine/9510-aequo-advises-ipsos-on-acquisition-of-gfk-divisions
11-Apr Clifford Chance; Gleiss Lutz; Homburger; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised the Alpiq Group, a Swiss energy services provider and electricity producer, on the CHF 850 million sale of its industrial business to French building company Bouygues Construction. Homburger was the global advisor to the seller and Gleiss Lutz advised the seller on German law, and Clifford Chance advised the buyers. CHF 850 million Austria; Czech Republic; Romania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8350-schoenherr-advises-alpiq-on-sale-of-industrial-business-to-bouygues-construction
29-Mar Baker McKenzie; Latham & Watkins; Schoenherr; Stikeman Elliott; Torys; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Schoenherr advised Platinum Equity in the Czech Republic, Serbia, and Austria on the acquisition of Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. from Berkshire Partners and OMERS Private Equity. Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised the sellers and Latham & Watkins advised Platinum Equity globally. Torrys and Stikeman Elliott advised the sellers and Platinum Equity, respectively, on Canadian law. Baker McKenzie advised Platinum Equity on regulatory law. EUR 3.39 billion Austria; Czech Republic; Serbia
13-Apr Graf Patsch Taucher; JSK; Majernik & Mihalikova; Misik JSK, Majernik & Mihalikova, and Graf Patsch Taucher advised ARBES Technologies on its cross-border acquisition of the Slovak software company FINAMIS. The sellers were advised by the Misik law firm. N/A Austria; Czech Republic; Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8364-JSK-majernik-mihalikova-graf-patsch-taucher-and-misik-advise-on-arbes-acquisition-of-finamis
13-Jul Brandl & Talos; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Linklaters; Niederer Kraft Frey Brandl & Talos and Swiss law firm Niederer Kraft Frey advised Sportradar AG and company CEO Carsten Koerl on the EUR 2.1 billion sale by private equity firm EQT and minority shareholders of a stake in the company to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and growth equity firm TCV. The buyers were represented by Linklaters, while EQT was represented by Freshfields. EUR 2.1 billion Austria; Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8896-brandl-talos-linklaters-and-freshfields-advise-on-sale-of-stake-in-sportradar
29-Mar Brandl & Talos; Ellex (Raidla); Sorainen; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Sorainen, Weil Gotshal & Manges, and Brandl & Talos advised investment company Novalpina on the public offer by its Odyssey Europe AS subsidiary to acquire all the shares in the listed Estonian gaming group Olympic Entertainment Group from Hansa Assets OU and Hendaya Invest OU. Ellex Raidla advised the sellers. N/A Austria; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8289-sorainen-advises-novalpina-on-oeg-share-acquisition
1-Oct Burai-Kovacs Perlaki Stanka Szikla & Partners; Schoenherr Schoenherr Hungary advised OMV Hungaria Asvanyolaj Kft. and OMV Refining and Marketing GmbH in the course of the acquisition of a 51.72% stake in Dunatar Koolajtermektarolo Kft. Burai-Kovacs Perlaki Stanka Szikla & Partners advised the seller N/A Austria; Hungary
4-Jul Schoenherr Schoenherr represented the Republic of Moldova in front of an ICSID Tribunal, which on June 28, 2018, dismissed the bulk of damages sought by a group of US investors in a claim filed against the country under the state's bilateral investment treaty with the USA. N/A Austria; Moldova ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8851-Schoenherr-assists-the-republic-of-moldova-in-icsid-tribunal
26-Mar Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Polish state-owned company Towarzystwo Finansowe Silesia sp. z o.o. on the acquisition of a majority stake in Fabryka Kotlow Sefako S.A., a Polish manufacturer of boilers for the power industry, from the state fund MARS Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamkniety N/A Austria; Poland ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8261-wolf-theiss-advises-tf-silesia-on-purchase-of-majority-stake-in-sefako
31-Mar De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek; DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Lely Holding S.a.r.l. on the sale and reorganization of its worldwide Forage business through several asset and share transactions. De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek advised the buyer. N/A Austria; Poland
26-Jun Act Legal (BSWW); Act Legal (WMWP) Act BSWW and WMWP Rechtsanwalte advised YIT on the acquisition of Parkur Tower Business Park from UBM plc. N/A Austria; Poland ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8784-act-legal-bsww-advises-yit-on-parkur-tower-business-park-acquisition
26-Jun Weber & Co; Winston & Strawn; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss's Vienna office and Winston & Strawn's Paris office advised US automotive supplier Hendrickson on its acquisition of the U-bolt division of Frauenthal Group. Weber & Co advised Frauenthal. N/A Austria; Poland ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8787-wolf-theiss-and-weber-co-advise-on-hendrickson-acquisition-of-frauenthal-u-bolt-division
15-Jul Linklaters; PeliFilip; Seitz; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss assisted OSRAM Licht AG with its entry into a joint venture with Continental AG aimed at combining expertise in lighting, light control and electronics by way of a business transfer at local level. Seitz coordinated employment-related matters of the joint venture for Osram while Linklaters and PeliFilip coordinated employment-related matters of the joint venture for Continental AG. N/A Austria; Romania
9-Apr CMS CMS advised Green Source and Core Value Capital on the acquisition and development of nine photovoltaic parks in Russia. N/A Austria; Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8329-CMS-advises-green-source-and-core-value-capital-on-photovoltaic-parks-acquisition-in-russia
3-Jul Alrud; Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Milbank; Schoenherr; Shearman & Sterling CHSH and Shearman & Sterling advised General Electric on the USD 3.25 billion sale of its Distributed Power Business unit to Austria's Advent International. The buyer was represented by Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy and Schoenherr. Alrud advised General Electric Company on Russian matters. USD 3.25 billion Austria; Russia ceelegalmatters.com/austria/8839-chsh-shearman-sterling-and-Schoenherr-advise-on-ge-s-usd-3-25-billion-sale-of-distributed-power-business
17-Oct Selih & Partners; Wolf Theiss Selih & Partners Slovenia advised food retail chain Mercator on its sale of ten shopping centers in Slovenia to Supernova Invest GmbH. Wolf Theiss advised Supernova on the acquisition. N/A Austria; Slovenia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9457-selih-partners-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-mercator-sale-of-10-slovenian-shopping-centers-to-supernova
7-Aug Brandl & Talos Brandl & Talos assisted bwin in obtaining closure after ten years of preliminary proceedings against charges of bribery. N/A Austria; Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9074-brandl-talos-assists-bwin-in-obtaining-closure-against-bribery-charges
1-Jun Binder Groesswang; Clifford Chance; Herbert Smith Freehills Binder GroeSSWang and Clifford Chance advised Emirates NBD Bank PJSC on the acquisition of 99.85% of the shares of Turkish DenizBank A.S. and its Austrian subsidiary DenizBank AG from Sberbank of Russia. Herbert Smith Freehills advised Sberbank on the sale. EUR 2.7 billion Austria; Turkey; Russia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8659-binder-groeSSWang-clifford-chance-and-herbert-smith-freehills-advise-on-emirates-nbd-bank-acquisition-of-denizbank
4-Jul Binder Groesswang; Homburger; DLA Piper DLA Piper advised the Haas Group, an Austrian wafer, biscuits, and confectionery production company, on the sale of the company to Switzerland's Buhler AG. The buyer was represented by Binder Groesswang and Zurich-based Homburger. N/A Austria; Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8845-dla-piper-and-binder-groesswang-advise-on-sale-of-haas-group-to-buhler
18-Jan Vlasova, Mikhel & Partners Vlasova, Mikheel & Partners advised bookrunners JP Morgan, Sberbank CIB, and Renaissance Capital on Eurotorg LLC's issuance of the first ever Belarusian corporate Eurobonds - five-year Loan Participation Notes (USD 350 million) with an annual coupon rate of 8.75%. USD 350 million Belarus ceelegalmatters.com/belarus/7834-vmp-advises-bookrunners-on-eurotorg-bond-issuance
30-Jan Sorainen Sorainen Belarus advised the International Finance Corporation on the sale of its remaining 4.99% stake in Belarusky Narodny Bank in two deals concluded at the Belorussian Currency Stock Exchange under the consent of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus. USD 2 million Belarus ceelegalmatters.com/belarus/7896-sorainen-advises-the-ifc-on-sale-of-remaining-belarusky-narodny-bank-shares
1-Feb Arzinger & Partners; Cobalt Arzinger & Partners represented Belarus-based startup Y-Tech on its acquisition by Yonder Music. Cobalt advised Yonder. N/A Belarus
15-Feb Sorainen Sorainen Belarus is advising Geely International Corporation on the implementation of a joint venture with the Borisov Automotive and Tractor Electrical Equipment Plant. N/A Belarus ceelegalmatters.com/belarus/8018-sorainen-advises-on-engine-building-joint-venture-in-belarus
1-Mar Arzinger & Partners Arzinger & Partners supervised the creation of Cortlex's affiliate for the entrance to the Hi-Tech Park of Belarus. N/A Belarus
14-Mar Clifford Chance; Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners; White & Case The Minsk office of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advised joint lead managers Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Raiffeisen Bank International AG on the issue and placement of USD 600 million in sovereign Eurobonds by the Republic of Belarus. Clifford Chance advised the banks on English and American law, while White & Case advised Belarus. USD 600 million Belarus ceelegalmatters.com/belarus/8189-epam-white-case-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-belarus-eurobonds-issuance
18-Mar Arzinger & Partners Arzinger & Partners advised China Triumph International Engineering Co., Ltd. on entering the Great Stone China-Belarus Industrial Park, including registering the legal entity for such purposes in Belarus. N/A Belarus
1-Apr Arzinger & Partners Arzinger & Partners advised the Russian-based affiliate of Cummins on its entrance into the Belarusian market. N/A Belarus
17-Apr Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners The Minsk office of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advised Nordic Aviation Capital on its aircraft lease with the national Belarusian airline, Belavia. N/A Belarus ceelegalmatters.com/belarus/8383-epam-advises-nordic-aviation-capital-on-lease-of-five-embraer-aircraft
30-Apr Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised Monster Energy Limited (Ireland) on a distribution arrangement with Coca-Cola Beverages Belorussiya UE (Belarus). N/A Belarus
14-May Revera Revera advised the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development on the financing of the 4G Network - the first Belarusian telecommunication network for Belarusian cloud technologies. N/A Belarus ceelegalmatters.com/belarus/8558-revera-advises-croatian-bank-for-reconstruction-and-development-on-financing-for-belarusian-telecommunication-network
16-May Revera Revera assisted with the corporate structuring and preparation of ICO documents needed for the creation of Scorum, a sports media platform based on block chain technology. N/A Belarus ceelegalmatters.com/belarus/8571-revera-supports-the-creation-of-block-chain-based-sports-media-platform
16-May Revera Revera advised OMA, a wholesale & retail chain of DIY stores, on its expansion and credit negotiations with EBRD. N/A Belarus ceelegalmatters.com/belarus/8576-revera-advises-on-expansion-of-oma-in-belarus
29-May Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners; Ellex (Valiunas); Revera; Verkhovodko & Partners The Minsk office of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advised the EBRD on a six year senior secured loan of EUR 24 million to OMA, the leading Belarusian DIY retail chain. The borrowers were represented by Verkhovodko & Partners and Revera, with Valiunas Ellex serving as OMA LLC's Lithuanian counsel and Baker Botts as the company's English counsel. EUR 24 million Belarus ceelegalmatters.com/belarus/8642-epam-advises-ebrd-on-senior-secured-loan-to-belarusian-diy-chain
31-May Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Taylor Wessing CHSH advised InVisionApp Inc. on entering into a major software development agreement with a Belarusian IT company. Taylor Wessing acted as global counsel for InVisionApp Inc. N/A Belarus
25-Jun Vlasova, Mikhel & Partners Vlasova Mikhel & Partners helped the China Development Bank set up a new representative office in office in Minsk. N/A Belarus ceelegalmatters.com/belarus/8774-vlasova-mikhel-Partners-helps-china-development-bank-set-up-office-in-belarus
23-Jul Sorainen Sorainen assisted Baring Vostok Private Equity Fund V with the acquisition of a minority stake in Belarusian software developer Itransition. N/A Belarus ceelegalmatters.com/belarus/8961-sorainen-advises-baring-vostok-on-acquisition-of-minority-stake-in-itransition
1-Aug Sorainen; Tradeo Sorainen advised Duisburger Hafen, the world's largest inland port, on its acquisition of a shareholding in the Industrial Park Development Company _ the management company of the Great Stone China-Belarus industrial park. N/A Belarus ceelegalmatters.com/belarus/9039-sorainen-belarus-advises-duisburger-hafen-on-investment-in-great-stone-management-company
22-Aug Sorainen Sorainen advised Zubr Capital and the EBRD in their equity investment in the Targetprocess company group, a Belarusian developer of Agile-based project portfolio management systems. N/A Belarus ceelegalmatters.com/belarus/9121-sorainen-advises-zubr-capital-and-ebrd-on-investment-in-belarus-it-company
31-Aug Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised Moet Hennessy Osterreich GmbH on leasing of staff in Belarus. CHSH acted as local counsel and advised on the draft outstaffing contract including but not limited to all employment law, tax, licensing, and regulatory issues. N/A Belarus
21-Sep Sorainen Sorainen Belarus advised Baltic Beverages Holding, a member of the Carlsberg Group, on the acquisition of an additional 10.5% stake in the Alivaria brewery from the EBRD. N/A Belarus ceelegalmatters.com/belarus/9313-sorainen-advises-carlsberg-group-on-increase-of-stake-in-belarus-brewery
1-Oct Sorainen Sorainen advised the EBRD on Belarusian law matters in connection with the lending of USD 15 million to the Modern-Expo group. USD 15 million Belarus ceelegalmatters.com/belarus/9369-sorainen-advises-ebrd-on-usd-15-million-loan-to-modern-expo-group
15-Oct Cobalt Cobalt advised Mangrove Capital Partners on its investment in mobile app Flo, a pregnancy calculator, ovulation calendar, and menstrual cycle tracker. N/A Belarus ceelegalmatters.com/belarus/9446-cobalt-advises-mangrove-capital-partners-on-investing-in-flo-app
5-Nov Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners The Minsk Office of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners assisted a subsidiary of Appodeal Inc. open an office in Minsk and register as a resident of Belarus's High-Tech Park N/A Belarus ceelegalmatters.com/belarus/9537-epap-helps-appodeal-register-as-resident-of-belarusian-high-tech-park
1-Dec Arzinger & Partners Arzinger & Partners advised Germany-based furniture producer Polipol GmbH on the construction of a furniture production facility in the Republic of Belarus. N/A Belarus
18-Dec Aleinikov & Partners; Sorainen Aleinikov & Partners advised the Russian-Belarusian Venture Capital Fund on its acquisition of a minority stake in Belarusian innovation company Data Delivery LLC, developing a platform for managing the online business RocketData.io, which was advised by Sorainen. EUR 500,000 Belarus
30-Apr Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati CHSH advised BAUMIT Sud Holding GmbH (Austria) on a multi-stage restructuring of its two local subsidiaries - Baumit-Bel LLC and Kema LLC. The restructuring was completed with the merger of these two companies. EUR 4 million Belarus; Austria
8-Oct Sorainen Sorainen advised Helmes, an international software development company based in Estonia with an R&D office in Minsk, on its acquisition of a majority shareholding in Belarusian outsourcing IT company SolbegSoft, a resident of the High Technology Park. N/A Belarus; Estonia
4-Jul Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius successfully represented the Administration of Lithuania's Plunge District Municipality in a public procurement case. EUR 2.2 million Belarus; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8848-motieka-audzevicius-successful-for-lithuanian-municipality-administration-in-public-procurement-dispute
31-Jul Cobalt; Primus Derling Primus advised Belarus's Mebelain factory on a EUR 20 million loan from the EBRD to facilitate the expansion of its furniture factory. EBRD was advised by Cobalt. EUR 20 million Belarus; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9026-primus-and-cobalt-advise-on-ebrd-loan-to-mebelain
22-Aug Sorainen Sorainen acted as Belarusian and Lithuanian counsel for the EBRD on its USD 15 million loan to the Modus Group. USD 15 million Belarus; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9122-sorainen-advises-ebrd-on-first-investment-in-belarusian-renewable-energy-sector
28-Aug Baker McKenzie; Cobalt; Sorainen Sorainen and Baker McKenzie advised Hewlett Packard Enterprise on its agreement to have Swiss-based ALSO Holding run its sales and services business in Lithuania, Ukraine, and Belarus. ALSO was represented by Cobalt. N/A Belarus; Lithuania; Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9154-sorainen-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-hp-on-engagement-of-also-holding-in-lithuania-ukraine-and-belarus
1-Dec Arzinger & Partners Arzinger & Partners advised Polish construction company Unibep S.A. with the construction of a logistics center covering 230 hectares in the Orsha region of Belarus for the Bremino Group. EUR 15,2 million Belarus; Poland
27-Dec Arzinger & Partners; K&L Gates; Sorainen Arzinger & Partners and K&L Gates advised CDRL S.A. Poland on its acquisition of 90% of shares in Belarusian LLC "West Ost Union." The sellers -- the EBRD and four individuals -- were advised by Sorainen. N/A Belarus; Poland
31-Dec Arzinger & Partners Arzinger & Partners advised Polish construction company Unibep S.A. within construction of a sports center in Minsk, Belarus for Belarusian Enterprise "Aqua-Minsk". EUR 34 million Belarus; Poland
1-Feb Alrud; Avellum; Herbert Smith Freehills Avellum helped Uber obtain merger control clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the creation of a joint venture with Yandex that will be active in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Alrud advised Uber in Russia and Herbert Smith Freehills was global counsel to Uber. USD 325 million Belarus; Russia; Ukraine
1-Oct Avellum; EY Law; Sayenko Kharenko Avellum advised the EVO Group, the Ukrainian e-commerce market leader, on its merger with Rozetka. Sayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Naspers, the former majority shareholder of EVO Group, and EY Ukraine Tax & Law provided Ukrainian legal counsel to Rozetka. N/A Belarus; Russia; Ukraine
22-Jan Ilyashev & Partners Ilyashev & Partners advised Mozyrsalt OJSC in an anti-dumping investigation involving white evaporated salt imported from Belarus to Ukraine. N/A Belarus; Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7850-ilyashev-partners-represented-mozyrsalt-in-anti-dumping-investigation
14-Feb Harrisons Solicitors; Law Office Stevanovic Harrisons advised the EBRD on matters of English law in relation to a loan of up to EUR 5 million to Addiko Bank Banja Luka to be on-lent to medium and small enterprises. The Law Office Stevanovic acted as the EBRD's counsel for Bosnian and Herzegovinian law. EUR 5 million Bosnia and Herzegovina ceelegalmatters.com/bosnia-herzegovina/8011-harrisons-assists-ebrd-with-eur-5-million-loan-to-addiko-bank-banja-luka
26-Apr Sajic Law Firm Sajic successfully represented the Krajina Osiguranje Banja Luka insurance company against a claim of unjust enrichment brought by RK BOSKA Banja Luka. EUR 3.2 million Bosnia and Herzegovina ceelegalmatters.com/bosnia-herzegovina/8421-sajic-successful-for-krajina-osiguranje-in-court-proceedings
27-Apr Sajic Law Firm Sajic represented Pavgord d.o.o. Foca in an enforcement procedure against the Clay Factory BIRAC. EUR 65 million Bosnia and Herzegovina ceelegalmatters.com/bosnia-herzegovina/8431-sajic-represents-pavgord-foca-in-enforcement-procedure-against-clay-factory-birac
12-Nov Sajic Law Firm The Sajic law firm successfully represented Italy's Amigos Caffee S.n.c. before the Intellectual Property Institute of Bosnia and Herzegovina in its challenge to the attempt to apply for the "AMIGO" trademark by the Netherlands' Strauss Coffee BV. N/A Bosnia and Herzegovina ceelegalmatters.com/bosnia-herzegovina/9575-sajic-successfully-for-amigos-caffee-in-trademark-dispute
16-Jul Allen & Overy; Linklaters Linklaters advised Griffin Real Estate and Redefine on the acquisition of nine logistics properties located in Poland for a total price of around EUR 200 million and on the financing of the transaction in the form of a new loan provided by ING Bank Slaski S.A., which was advised by Allen & Overy. EUR 200 million Bosnia and Herzegovina; Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8907-Ellex-klavins-and-vilgerts-advise-on-sale-of-duntes-nami-office-building-in-riga-2
3-Jan Allen & Overy; CMS; Spasov & Bratanov CMS advised the investors of Acwa Power CF Karad PV Park EAD - a joint venture of Acwa Power, Blackstone, and the Clean Energy Transition Fund (which itself includes the EBRD and the European Investment Bank, among others, as partners) which owns one of the largest photovoltaic power plants in Bulgaria - on the restructuring of its debt. Allen & Overy (as international legal counsel) and Spasov & Bratanov (as Bulgarian legal counsel) advised lenders IFC, OPIC, Unicredit London, and Unicredit Bulbank. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/7734-CMS-a-o-and-spasov-bratanov-advise-on-financial-restructuring-for-acwa-power-blackstone-renewable-investment-in-bulgaria
5-Jan CMS; Wolf Theiss CMS advised Hugo Pfohe GmbH on the legal aspects of a competitive tender to sell Bulgaria's Moto-Pfohe Group, with Wolf Theiss advising the winning bidder, the Sumitomo Corporation. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/7754-CMS-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-largest-deal-ever-in-bulgarian-automotive-industry
16-Jan Schoenherr; Tocheva and Mandadjieva; Wolf Theiss Schoenehrr Bulgaria advised UniCredit Bulbank and Societe Generale Expressbank on the restructuring of LMA-style facilities extended to project companies operating solar parks in Bulgaria that were sold by Samsung to a joint venture of Micronix (Czech Republic) and KGAL (Germany). Wolf Theiss Sofia advised the new shareholders/pledgors while Tocheva and Mandadjieva advised the previous shareholders/pledgors and the borrowers. EUR 52.8 million Bulgaria
30-Jan Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advised Hungary's OTP Bank and its Bulgarian subsidiary DSK Bank EAD on a EUR 80 million restructuring and extension of additional facilities to the Bulgarian subsidiaries of Libena Resorts. EUR 80 million Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/7902-dgkv-advises-otp-bank-and-dsk-bank-on-a-eur-80-million-restructuring-for-libena-resorts
9-Feb Kinstellar Kinstellar advised The Adecco Group on the spin-off of its business in Bulgaria into two separate companies. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/7985-kinstellar-advises-adecco-group-on-corporate-spin-off-in-bulgaria
15-Feb Kinstellar Kinstellar advised United Bulgarian Bank and Cibank on the merger of the two companies. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/8017-kinstellar-advises-on-merger-of-cibank-and-united-bulgarian-bank
15-Feb Kinstellar Kinstellar advised UBB and Cibank on their merger, which resulted in the third largest bank in Bulgaria. N/A Bulgaria
27-Feb Schoenherr Schoenherr advised the European Investment Bank on a Finance Contract with ProCredit Bank (Bulgaria). N/A Bulgaria
28-Feb Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advised VMware Bulgaria, part of the US cloud computing company VMware Inc., on its lease of more than 20,000 square meters of office space in two buildings in Sofia's Garitage Park residential and business complex. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/8126-dgkv-advises-vmware-on-major-office-lease-deal-in-bulgaria
1-Mar Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advised GetBack Recovery S.R.L. on the establishment of a non-banking financial institution and the acquisition of a portfolio of receivables under consumer non-performing loan agreements concluded between UniCredit Bulbank AD and third parties. EUR 11.85 million Bulgaria
1-Mar Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV acted as a legal counsel and representative of CEZ Electro Bulgaria AD in a commercial dispute against Future Energy OOD and its creditor Karpleon Bulgaria EOOD arising from a framework agreement for electricity supply and its early termination due to the removal of the supplier Future Energy from the electricity market. EUR 3.5 million Bulgaria
1-Mar Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV acted as legal counsel for British Arab Commercial Bank Plc. on matters of Bulgarian law in relation to a multi-option facility letter signed between a UAE and a Bulgarian industry group. USD 40 million Bulgaria
6-Mar CMS; Hristova, Jivkov & Tsotsorkova CMS advised Global Biomet on the acquisition of two photovoltaic parks in Bulgaria from the US/Indian venture Good Earth. The seller was represented by Hristova, Jivkov & Tsotsorkova, a recent spin off from Eurolex Bulgaria. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/8148-cms-and-hristova-jivkov-tsotsorkova-advise-on-acquisition-of-photovoltaic-parks-in-bulgaria
22-Mar Penkov, Markov & Partners Penkov, Markov & Partners represented BA Glass Bulgaria in a dispute against Toplofikatsia Sofia EAD, a heating producer and supplier for Sofia. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/8237-penkov-markov-partners-successful-in-representation-of-ba-glass-bulgaria
26-Mar Buzeva and Partners; Katten Muchin Rosenman; Schoenherr Schoenherr and Katten Muchin Rosenman advised US private credit asset management firm Monroe Capital on financing the acquisition of Bulgarian optics producers American Optics Europe and Micro Optics Europe, as well as on the Bulgarian security package. Buzeva and Partners advised the collateral providers in Bulgaria. USD 20 million Bulgaria
28-Mar Schoenherr Schoenherr Bulgaria advised J.P. Morgan Securities plc on the validity and enforceability of close-out netting arrangements and financial collateral arrangements under the ISDA master agreements. N/A Bulgaria
30-Mar Boyanov & Co; Kinstellar Kinstellar advised DZI on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Bulgarian insurance company UBB-MetLife. Kinstellar advised UBB on the transfer of its 60% shareholding in UBB-MetLife, while Boyanov & Co advised MetLife on the transfer of its 40% interest. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/8293-kinstellar-and-boyanov-co-advise-on-sale-of-ubb-metlife
1-Apr Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV successfully negotiated an out-of-court settlement for Risoil B.V. (a universal successor of the Bulgarian company Agro-Lega EOOD) in a dispute with Sent Zhiran EOOD arising out of a share purchase agreement concerning the sale of the shares in the capital of Papas-Olio AD, a Bulgarian processor of oil seeds. EUR 16.5 million Bulgaria
1-Apr Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advised Landmark Holding AD in relation to a proposed refinancing of a facilities agreement with UniCredit S.p.A. (previously Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG). EUR 70 million Bulgaria
1-Apr CMS; Dineva and Rusev CMS advised OTP Bank and DSK Bank on the refinancing of a shopping mall in Bulgaria. Dineva and Rusev advised the borrower. EUR 85 million Bulgaria
4-Apr Boyanov & Co; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advised Thunder Software Technology Co., Ltd., China, on its EUR 31 million acquisition of Bulgarian graphics and imaging technology company MM Solutions. Boyanov & Co. advised Texas Instruments - one of the sellers - on Bulgarian legal aspects of the sale. EUR 31 million Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/8303-dgkv-and-boyanov-co-advise-on-thunder-software-technology-s-acquisition-of-bulgarian-graphics-and-imaging-tech-company
25-Apr Schoenherr Schoenherr Bulgaria advised ING Bank N.V. on the validity and enforceability of close-out netting arrangements and financial collateral arrangements under the ISDA master agreements and ISDA clearing opinions and onn the enforceability of the netting under repo transactions with Bulgarian counterparties under the GMRA master agreements. N/A Bulgaria
3-May Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Noblex Group DGKV acted as Bulgarian legal counsel to UniCredit Bank Austria AG and to a syndicate of lenders consisting of UniCredit Bulbank AD, Raiffeisenbank Bulgaria EAD, and Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberosterreich Aktiengesellschaft for the EUR 100 million facility to Kronospan Bulgaria EOOD. The Noblex Group advised Kronospan. EUR 100 million Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/8464-dgkv-and-noblex-group-advise-on-kronospan-financing
7-May Kinstellar Kinstellar acted as exclusive legal advisor in Bulgaria to the International Hotel Licensing Company S.A.R.L - a subsidiary of Marriott International Inc. - on the first management agreement for a Marriott hotel in Bulgaria. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/8500-kinstellar-advises-marriott-on-agreement-for-launch-in-bulgaria
7-May CMS; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advised Polish real estate developer Globe Trade Centre on its acquisition of Mall of Sofia and on obtaining a loan facility from a consortium of the OTP and DSK banks to finance up to 65% of the market value of the asset, and W&I insurance and title insurance. CMS Cameron McKenna in Bulgaria advised Europa Capital on its sale of the Mall of Sofia, and CMS Reich-Rohrwig advised the banking consortium. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/8502-dgkv-and-CMS-advise-on-mall-of-sofia-acquisition-and-financing
30-May Schoenherr Schoenherr Bulgaria advised Leoni AG on its entry on the Bulgarian market and the construction and lease of a production factory in Bulgaria. N/A Bulgaria
1-Jun Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV successfully advised Bulgarian Real Estate Fund REIT on the restructuring of its capital and follow-up public offering of new shares of the company on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange. EUR 30 million Bulgaria
26-Jun Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV advised poultry producer Gradus -1 OOD on the initial public offering of its shares on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/8785-dgkv-advises-on-gradus-ipo
29-Jun Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised sole bookrunner and lead manager Citigroup Global Markets Ltd. and First Financial Brokerage House Ltd. on Bulgarian Energy Holding EAD's third Eurobond issue. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/8811-dgkv-advises-citigroup-and-first-financial-on-bulgarian-energy-holding-eurobond-issue
29-Jun Kambourov & Partners; Tokushev and Partners Tokushev and Partners advised KBC Group's Bulgarian subsidiaries, United Bulgarian Bank and insurer DZI, on the acquisition of new headquarters in the Millennium Center in Sofia from construction company NIKMI AD. The seller was represented by Kambourov and Partners. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/8814-tokushev-Partners-and-kambourov-Partners-advise-on-kbc-group-acquisition-of-headquarters-in-sofia
2-Jul Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3 AD on its purchase of greenhouse gas emission allowances from the Germany-based Statkraft Markets GmbH. EUR 78.6 million Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/8821-dgkv-advises-countourglobal-on-statkraft-markets-carbon-allowances-purchase
2-Jul CMS; Krapov & Partners CMS Sofia advised Ireland's Communicorp Media radio group on the sale of its radio stations in Bulgaria to its local management team, which has created a new holding company named Fresh Media Bulgaria. Krapov & Partners advised Communicorp's local management team on the acquisition. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/8828-CMS-advises-communicorp-on-sale-of-bulgarian-radio-stations
4-Jul Schoenherr Schoenherr Bulgaria advised FMSW (Germany), Dexia (France), KA Finanz (Austria), and BNP-Branch Sofia (Bulgaria) in relation to the restructuring of and repayment by Bulgarian National Railway Holding (BDZ) of a EUR 120 million bond it issued in 2007 and defaulted on a few years later. Following rounds of negotiations, the Bulgarian government finally approved state aid for BDZ for repayment under the bond in July 2018. EUR 53 million Bulgaria
31-Jul Dentons; Schoenherr Schoenherr Bulgaria and Dentons successfully represented international creditors FMSW (Germany), Dexia (France), and KA Finanz (Austria) in Bulgarian litigation against the state-owned company BDZ Passenger, a subsidiary of the National Railway Holding (BDZ) involving BDZ Passenger's joint liability under the EUR 120 million bond issued by BDZ in 2007. EUR 21 million Bulgaria
31-Jul CMS; Jones Day; Schoenherr Schoenherr Bulgaria and Jones Day advised Societe Generale on the sale of all its Bulgarian financial subsidiaries to DSK Bank EAD (a subsidiary of OTP Bank, Hungary). CMS advised the buyer. N/A Bulgaria
1-Aug CMS; Dineva and Rusev CMS advised OTP Bank and DSK Bank on the financing of the purchase of a major hypermarket retail space and parking. Dineva and Rusev advised the borrower. EUR 11 million Bulgaria
1-Aug CMS; Spasov & Bratanov CMS advised Scholz Recycling GmbH on the sale of its Bulgarian subsidiary. Spasov & Bratanov assisted the buyer. EUR 2 million Bulgaria
9-Aug CMS; Kinstellar CMS Sofia advised Austrian-based funds Universale International Realitaten, CA Immo International Holding, and CEE Realty Beteiligungs on the sale of Megapark, a 75,000 square meter office building in Sofia, to Lion's Head Investments, a joint venture between the Bulgarian real estate holding AG Capital and the South African investor Old Mutual Group. Kinstellar advised the buyer on the deal. EUR 90 million Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/9083-cms-and-kinstellar-advise-on-landmark-office-real-estate-deal-in-bulgaria
28-Aug Schoenherr Schoenherr provided a ull-fledged legal opinion to Raiffeisen Bank International AG in relation to the enforceability in Bulgaria of Repo Transactions under the the Global Master Repurchase Agreesment. N/A Bulgaria
30-Aug DME Law; Kambourov & Partners Kambourov & Partners advised PREEMZ on Bulgarian IP law and the U.S.'s DME Law advised PREEMZ on US law regarding ROW8, a consumer premium video on-demand platform. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/9178-kambourov-partners-advises-preemz-on-row8-project
31-Aug CMS; Herbert Smith Freehills; Schoenherr Schoenherr Bulgaria and Herbert Smith Freehills advised Woodside Energy, on a farm-out agreement with Shell International Exploration and Development Italia S.p.A. concerning Block Khan Kubrat 1-14 in the Black Sea. CMS advised Shell International Exploration and Development Italia S.p.A. N/A Bulgaria
1-Sep Boyanov & Co; Schoenherr; White & Case Schoenherr Bulgaria and White & Case continued to act for VTB Capital Plc and VTB Europe SE as lenders on the Bulgarian legal aspects of restructuring a EUR 240 Million financing to Viva Telecom (Luxemburg) SA as borrower for the indirect acquisition of the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company, as well as on their relevant security package (as pledgees). Boyanov & Co advised the collateral provider in Bulgaria. EUR 240 million Bulgaria
1-Oct Kambourov & Partners Kambourov & Partners advised the Stillfront Group on its EUR 10 million acquisition of 100% of the shares in Imperia Online JSC. EUR 10 million Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/9368-kambourov-partners-advises-stillfront-group-on-imperia-online-acquisition
11-Oct CMS CMS Sofia advised the UK-based oil and gas company Petroceltic on remedying a force majeure event related to the offshore production of natural gas in Bulgaria. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9432-cms-advises-petroceltic-on-reviving-natural-gas-production-in-bulgaria
15-Oct CMS; Schoenherr Schoenehrr Bulgaria advised the Debt Collection Agency, the Bulgarian arm of Norway's B2 Kapital, on its acquisition of a portfolio of loans with a face value of EUR 249 million from UniCredit Bulbank. CMS Sofia advised UniCredit Bulbank. EUR 249 million Bulgaria
23-Oct CMS; Schoenherr CMS Sofia advised UniCredit Bulbank on the sale of a real estate-secured NPL portfolio to Debt Collection Agency, a subsidiary of the Norwegian financial services group B2Holding. The buyer was supported by the Bulgarian office of Schoenherr. N/A Bulgaria ceelegalmatters.com/bulgaria/9467-cms-and-schoenherr-advise-on-real-estate-secured-npl-portfolio-sale-in-bulgaria
30-Oct Schoenherr Schoenherr Bulgaria advised mandated lead arranger, agent, and security agent Raiffeisen Bank International AG with respect to novelties in its Bulgarian security package for a facility in connection with 40MW wind power plant projects of ERG Wind Bulgaria S.P.A. (Italy) in Bulgaria. EUR 44.2 million Bulgaria
14-Nov Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov DGKV successfully represented Wiemer & Trachte GmbH in insolvency proceedings before the European Court of Justice (CJEU Case C-296/17) in claims against Mr. Tadjer. As a result the European Court issued a reference for a preliminary ruling to interpret Article 24 from the European Insolvency Regulation (EIR). N/A Bulgaria
22-Nov CMS CMS advised UniCredit S.p.A. on the amendment and restructuring of a portfolio financing. EUR 47 million Bulgaria
30-Nov CMS; Delloite Legal CMS advised UniCredit S.p.A. and UniCredit Bulbank on the restructuring of a real estate financing (shopping mall). Delloite Legal advised the borrower. EUR 116 million Bulgaria
4-Dec Schoenherr Schoenherr Bulgaria advised Alstom on the participation in a public procurement tender announced by the Bulgarian National Railway Holding for "Five year technical maintenance of Series 10 Diesel Multiple Units and Series 30 and 31 Electrical Multiple Units" with an estimated procurement value of BGN 137,001,704 and on the successful appeal of the Bulgarian National Railway Holding's decision to disqualify Alstom from the tender. EUR 70 milion Bulgaria
29-Jan Hogan Lovells; Schoenherr; Wolf Theiss Schoenherr and Hogan Lovells advised Ares Management on financing for Kohlberg & Company's acquisition of the K2 Sports and Marker Dalbello Volkl (MDV) winter sports brands in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria. Wolf Theiss advised the collateral providers in Bulgaria. EUR 75 million Bulgaria; Czech Republic
26-Feb Allen & Overy; CMS; Spasov & Bratanov CMS advised PPF Group on the acquisition of Bulgaria's Nova Broadcasting Group, with 95% of the shares acquired from the Modern Times Group - advised by Allen & Overy and Spasov & Bratanov - and the remaining 5% from Eastern European Media Holdings S.A. N/A Bulgaria; Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8100-cms-allen-overy-and-spasov-bratanov-advise-on-the-nova-group-sale-in-bulgaria
26-Mar Allen & Overy; BDK Advokati; Boyanov & Co; Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov; Latham & Watkins; Karanovic & Partners; Schoenherr; White & Case; Latham & Watkins and Schoenherr advised Telenor on its agreement to sell its assets in Central and Eastern Europe to the PPF Group for EUR 2.8 billion. White and Case (as lead counsel), DGKV, and Karanovic & Partners advised PPF Group on the deal. Allen & Overy, BDK Advokati, and Boyanov & Co. advised Societe Generale, as agent, and a syndicate of banks on a EUR 3.05 billion credit facility provided to PPF Group for the acquisition. EUR 3.05 billion Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Hungary; Montenegro; Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8256-lw-schoenherr-k-n-bdk-boyanov-and-allen-overy-advise-on-telenor-sale-and-financing
23-Jul CMS A German-Czech CMS team advised Munich-based Leonhard Moll Betonwerke GmbH & Co KG on its acquisition of ZPSV a.s., together with its subsidiaries and production sites in the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, and Slovakia, from the Spanish OHL Group. N/A Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8959-cms-advises-leonhard-moll-betonwerke-on-acquisition-of-zpsv
10-May Allen & Overy; Boyanov & Co; Gedik Eraksoy; Kocian Solc Balastik; Linklaters; Paksoy; Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski Kocian Solc Balastik, Linklaters, BLC Law Office, Paksoy, and Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski acted as legal counsels to Energo-Pro a.s. in its EUR 250 million Eurobond issue in London. The Joint bookrunners and the trustee were advised by Allen & Overy, Tbilisi-based BGI Legal, Boyanov & Co. in Sofia, and Istanbul's Gedik & Eraksoy. EUR 250 million Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8531-ksb-a-o-paksoy-boyanov-co-and-tsvetkova-bebov-komarevski-among-firms-advising-on-energo-pro-eurobond-issue
14-Nov Milbank; White & Case White & Case advised Piraeus Bank SA on the sale of its 99.98 percent shareholding in Piraeus Bank Bulgaria AD to Eurobank Bulgaria AD. The buyer was advised by Milbank. N/A Bulgaria; Greece ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9590-white-case-advises-piraeus-bank-on-sale-of-bulgarian-subsidiary
20-Sep CMS CMS advised ING Bank on financing provided to two companies from the Ukrainian agribusiness sector. USD 100 million Bulgaria; Poland; Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9305-cms-advises-ing-on-financing-for-ukrainian-agribusinesses
24-May Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic advised Sazka Group on its acquisition of a controlling stake in Super Sport, a Croatian online and land-based sports betting operator. N/A Croatia ceelegalmatters.com/croatia/8608-dtb-advises-sazka-group-on-acquisition-of-controlling-stake-in-supersport
31-Jul Allen & Overy; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised both Hotelbeds and TUI on Hotelbeds' sale of Gulliver Travel d.o.o., the Croatian-based travel company, to TUI AG subsidiary Leibnitz Service GmbH. Allen & Overy advised TUI AG while Freshfields assisted Hotelbeds. N/A Croatia
1-Aug Alrud; Schoenherr; Vukic & Partners Schoenherr Croatia and Alrud advised Cassowary Investments Ltd on its acquisition of Croatian shipping and freight agency Transagent. Vukic & Partners advised the seller. N/A Croatia
31-Aug Alrud; Schoenherr; Vukic & Partners Schoenherr Croatia and the Alrud law firm advised Russian LC Locomotive Technology on its acquisition of 51% share capital in the Croatian company Transagent from the majority shareholder. Vukic & Partners advised the seller. N/A Croatia
1-Nov Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic Divjak, Topic & Bahtijarevic advised Prvo Plinarsko Drustvo on its October 31, 2018 investment, made along with Croatia's state-owned oil company INA, into the Capital Increase Agreement of regional fertilizer manufacturer Petrokemija. EUR 40 million Croatia
30-Jun Savoric & Partners; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Mr. Josip Milavic, the founder and owner of Croatia's Studenac grocery stores, on the sale of a 100 % stake in the business to a Polish private equity fund managed by Enterprise Investors. Savoric & Partners advised the buyer. N/A Croatia, Serbia, Poland
15-Jun Dentons; DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Revetas on its acquisition of the TriGranit platform from TPG Real Estate. The closing was simultaneous in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Croatia. Dentons advised TPG Real Estate. EUR 450 million Croatia; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia
28-Sep Allen & Overy; White & Case; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss assisted SIA S.p.A with the acquisition of First DataÍs card processing businesses in Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, and Romania. White & Case was lead counsel for SIA, and First Data was advised by Allen & Overy. EUR 375 million Croatia; Hungary; Romania; Serbia
19-Jan JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic JPM advised Constellation Software Inc. on the acquisition by its Vela Operating Group division and subsidiary Aquila Software of the IN2 Group. N/A Croatia; Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7842-jpm-advises-aquila-software-on-acquisition-of-in2
28-Dec Deloitte Legal; Petrovic & Glogonjac Deloitte Legal Serbia advised Mondo Inc. on its acquisition of the Adria Media Group and several of its subsidiaries in Serbia and Croatia. Petrovic & Glogonjac advised the seller. N/A Croatia; Serbia
5-Dec Anela Troskot; ODI Law ODI advised Sberbank on its acquisition of a multi-apartment complex in Vrsar, Croatia, from ART-DEPO d.o.o. The transaction also included a debt-to-equity swap, eliminating the NPL, and establishing a cross-border joint venture. Anela Troskot advised the buyers on the deal. EUR 4 million Croatia; Slovenia
8-Jan Dvorak Hager & Partners Dvorak Hager & Partners represented the shareholders of Turf Holding, a.s., which operates Prague's Velka Chuchle racecourse, on the sale of the company to an unnamed investor. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/7761-dvorak-hager-partners-advises-on-sale-of-prague-racecourse
12-Jan PwC Legal; Act Legal (Randa Havel Legal) Randa Havel Legal represented the Jufa Investment Group in the acquisition of two large Czech solar power plants with a total capacity of 17 megawatts. The seller was advised by PwC. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/7794-randa-havel-advises-jufa-investment-group-on-solar-power-plants-acquisition
16-Jan CMS; Noerr CMS Prague advised Czech metal processing conglomerate Metal Trade Comax Group on its acquisition of the German Oetinger Aluminium Group from Orlando Management AG. Orlando was represented by Noerr's Munich office. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/7810-CMS-advises-metal-trade-comax-group-on-acquisition-of-oetinger-aluminium-group
29-Jan DLA Piper; Giese & Partners; Taylor Wessing DLA Piper advised Luxembourg-based private equity firm ASC Investment on its acquisition of Vitrablok, the Czech-based glass block division of the Seves Group, and on obtaining financing from RiverRock for the transaction. The sellers were advised by Giese & Partners in the Czech Republic and by LMS Studio Legale in Italy, and RiverRock was advised by Taylor Wessing. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/7882-dla-piper-and-taylor-wessing-advise-on-financing-for-and-acquisition-of-vitrablok
30-Jan Dvorak Hager & Partners; Eversheds Sutherland Eversheds Sutherland and Dvorak Hager & Partners represented Raisio, a Finnish food company, on the EUR 100 million sale of its confectionary division to Valeo Foods. EUR 100 million Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/7894-dvorak-hager-partners-and-Eversheds Sutherland-sutherland-advise-raisio-on-sale-of-division-to-valeo-foods
7-Feb Havel & Partners; JSK The JSK law firm advised Czech engineering company Toshulin on its acquisition of TOS Kurim and CKD Blansko from ALTA a.s. Havel & Partners advised ALTA in the sale. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/7965-JSK-and-havel-partners-assist-with-toshulin-acquisition-of-tos-kurim-and-ckd-blansko
14-Feb Kinstellar Kinstellar advised B2 Kapital on the acquisition of the EUR 119 billion unsecured retail nonperforming loan portfolio from Moneta Money Bank. EUR 119 million Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8012-kinstellar-advises-b2-kapital-on-acquisition-of-eur-119-billion-npl-portfolio
16-Feb Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastik advised Czech game development studio Warhorse on the initial crowdfunding for the launch of its "Kingdom Come: Deliverance" video game and on legal aspects of the game's development, including licensing arrangements with the software developers. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8028-ksb-advises-warhorse-on-major-video-game-launch
23-Feb Kocian Solc Balastik KSB advised Skoda Auto DigiLab on its HoppyGo project, a car-sharing application developed by CreativeDock. Novalia advised the seller. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8076-ksb-and-novalia-advise-on-skoda-car-sharing-app-investment
1-Mar PRK Partners PRK Partners advised UniCredit Bank as lead manager and security agent on a notes issue by a project development SPV (a joint venture of developers FINEP and RSJ) worth up to CZK 300 million. The notes were secured by a guarantee issued by FINEP Holding and by the pledge of plots designated for development of residential housing in Prague. CZK 300 million Czech Republic
15-Mar PRK Partners PRK Partners assisted Galerie Butovice s.r.o., an SPV belonging to Cromwell Property Group, on the construction and long-term lease of a new three-storey retail building in Prague to be fully let to Kika, a member of the Steinhoff group. N/A Czech Republic
16-Mar CEE Attorneys CEE Attorneys advised PZL Sedziszow S.A., a Polish automotive, industrial, and agricultural filter producer, in its acquisition of a 69% stake in Bohm Plast-Technik a.s., a Czech producer and service provider in the area of plastic injection moulding technologies and metallization. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8207-cee-attorneys-advises-pzl-sedziszow-on-acquisition-of-bohm-plast-technik
19-Mar Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised International Campus Group, a Munich-based specialist for micro-living products, on its expansion to the Czech Republic. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8218-allen-overy-advises-international-campus-group-on-the-fizz-prague-project-development
28-Mar Kocian Solc Balastik; PWC Legal A consortium of Kocian Solc Balastik, PWC Legal Germany, PWC Legal Czech Republic, and Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek won a tender to advise the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency on public procurement law, competition law, and contract management issues. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8278-ksb-PWC-legal-and-heuking-kuhn-win-tender-to-advise-european-global-navigation-satellite-systems-agency
29-Mar Act Legal (WMWP) Act Legal (WMWP) advised Immofinanz on the sale of the Brno Business Park office buildings via a share deal to the Infond investment fund. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8290-bpv-braun-partners-advises-immofinanz-on-brno-business-park-sale
29-Mar Deloitte Legal; Krivanek Tomasek Deloitte Legal advised Trinecke Zelezarny, a. s. on its acquisition of Bohemia Rings s.r.o. Advokatni Kancelar Krivanek, Tomasek spol. s r.o. advised the seller. N/A Czech Republic
6-Apr Dunovska & Partners Dunovska & Partners advised Serge Grimaux, a promoter of the Rolling Stones concert in Prague, on securing financing for the concert's costs, as well as on negotiating and executing contracts with financing partner Bestsport, with Rolling Stones management, and with other partners and service providers. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8320-dunovska-partners-advises-prague-rolling-stones-concert-promoter
6-Apr Mikulas & Partners; Act Legal (Randa Havel Legal) Randa Havel Legal represented the owners of Astratex in the sale of the majority of their stake in the company to the Hartenberg Holding investment group, which is owned by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis. Hartenberg Holding was advised by Mikulas & Partners. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8325-randa-havel-legal-and-mikulas-partners-advise-on-sale-of-astratex-stake-to-czech-prime-minister
11-Apr Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised CPI Property Group on its acquisition of the Futurum Hradec Kralove shopping center from Meyer Bergman, a privately held real estate investment management firm. Meyer Bergman was represented by Tomsa & Spol. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8355-clifford-chance-and-tomsa-spol-advise-on-sale-of-futurum-hradec-kralove-shopping-center
24-Apr Kinstellar Kinstellar advised Canada's Canopy Growth Corporation, a diversified cannabis and hemp company, on the acquisition of Czech medical cannabis company Annabis Medical. CAD 2 million Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8404-kinstellar-advises-canopy-growth-on-acquisition-of-czech-medical-cannabis-company
27-Apr Latham & Watkins; Delta Legal; Dvorak Hager & Partners Dvorak Hager & Partners and Latham & Watkins advised ZF TRW in connection with the sale of Global Body Control Systems business unit to Luxshare Ltd. Delta Legal advised the buyer. N/A Czech Republic
2-May Dvorak Hager & Partners; Rohrich Dvorak Hager & Partners represented Algotech in the purchase of a 100% ownership interest in SugarFactory s.r.o. The sellers were represented by the Rohrich law firm. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8452-dvorak-hager-partners-advises-algotech-on-sugarfactory-acquisition
10-May CMS CMS Prague advised the New-Zealand listed Scott Group on its acquisition of Alvey, a specialist provider of palletizing, conveying, and warehouse automation. Alvey was represented by Liska & Sobolova. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8532-CMS-and-liska-sobolova-advise-on-sale-of-alvey-to-scott-group
14-May Latham & Watkins; White & Case White & Case advised cybersecurity provider Avast on its USD 816.6 million initial public offering. The joint bookrunners - UBS, MS, BAML, Jeffries, Credit Suisse, Key Banc, and Barclays -were represented by Latham & Watkins. USD 816.6 million Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8552-white-case-and-latham-watkins-advise-on-avast-ipo
15-May PRK Partners PRK Partners advised Fillamentum a.s. on its incorporation (by way of non-monetary contributions to the registered capital) and listing of its shares on the non-regulated SMEs (start-up) market organized by the Prague Stock Exchange -- the first initial public offering by an SME firm on the new START market/selling platform. CZK 38 million Czech Republic
15-May Weinhold Legal Weinhold Legal advised Zdenek Rinth on the sale of 90% of Kara Trutnov a.s. shares to the C2H group, which belongs to Czech investor Michal Micka. Rinth retains the remaining 10%. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8564-weinhold-legal-advises-zdenek-rinth-on-kara-trutnov-sale
17-May Schoenherr; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Schoenherr Prague advised EVO Payments International on the creation of a long-term strategic alliance with Moneta Money Bank for payment acceptance services to the bank's retail customers. Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised Moneta Money Bank on the deal. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8579-schoenherr-and-weil-advise-on-evo-payments-alliance-with-moneta-money-bank
17-May Clifford Chance; Wilsons Clifford Chance advised the Cromwell Property Group on its entrance into a strategic partnership with Linkcity to invest in the roll-out of a portfolio of logistics and light industrial assets in Central and Eastern Europe. Linkcity was advised by Wilsons. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8583-clifford-chance-and-wilsons-advise-on-cromwell-and-linkcity-partnership
25-May Weinhold Legal Weinhold Legal advised Cryptelo on the preparation and successful implementation of the issue of its own cryptographic CRL via an initial coin offer. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8620-weinhold-legal-advises-cryptelo-on-ico
28-May Dentons; Wachtell Lipton, Rosen & Katz Dentons advised PFNonwovens Inc., a member of the Prague-based R2G Rohan nonwovens group, in connection with its agreement to acquire First Quality Nonwovens Inc. and First Quality Nonwovens (Wuxi) Co., Ltd., an American and a Chinese manufacturer of nonwovens for consumer, health care, and industrial products. The seller, First Quality Enterprises, was represented by Wachtell Lipton, Rosen & Katz. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8625-dentons-advises-on-largest-czech-investment-in-the-us
28-May Dvorak Hager & Partners Dvorak Hager & Partners represented Cool Credit, s.r.o. in its registration in the register of non-bank consumer credit providers with the Czech National Bank. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8628-dvorak-hager-partners-advises-cool-credit-on-non-bank-consumer-credit-providers-registration
30-May Deloitte Legal; KPMG Legal Deloitte Legal advised Paul Stricker, S.A. on its acquisition of 100% of shares in REDA a.s. KPMG Legal advised the sellers. N/A Czech Republic
31-May Act Legal (WMWP); Havel & Partners; Latham & Watkins; Mayer Brown Havel & Partners and the Frankfurt office of Latham & Watkins advised a consortium of banks as initial purchasers of 3% senior secured notes in an aggregate principal amount of EUR 450 million due in 2026 issued by Progroup AG and a second consortium of banks in relation to several facilities agreements in an aggregate of more than EUR 600 million (equivalent). Mayer Brown's Dusseldorf office and Act Legal (WMWP) advised Progroup on German law and Czech law, respectively. EUR 1.05 billion Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8655-havel-partners-and-bpv-braun-partners-advise-on-progroup-refinancing
31-May PRK Partners PRK Partners provided legal and tax advice to Concerto AI on the undertaking of business in the Czech Republic. N/A Czech Republic
1-Jun Dorda; Herbst Kinsky Dorda advised Czech private equity and venture capital firm Enern on the Series A financing of Vienna-based online sport booking service Eversports. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8660-dorda-advises-on-eversports-series-a-financing
13-Jun Act Legal (Randa Havel Legal) Randa Havel Legal advised four stakeholders of New Presence Jewels s.r.o., which operates the Presence chain of jewelry stores in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, in their sale of the company to the Poland's Polish Luxury Group. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8705-randa-havel-legal-advises-sellers-on-sale-of-jewelry-chain-in-czech-republic
15-Jun PRK Partners PRK Partners advised Prabos plus a.s. in the process of a partial exit through the non-regulated SMEs (start-up) market organized by the Prague Stock Exchange and listing of its shares on that market, making it the first secondary public offering by an SME firm on the new START market/selling platform. CZK 90 million Czech Republic
15-Jun CEE Attorneys CEE Attorneys helped LeaderFin s.r.o obtain a non-bank consumer credit provider license and a listing in the Czech National Bank register of non-bank consumer credit providers. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8726-cee-attorneys-assists-leaderfin-obtain-credit-provider-license
18-Jun Act Legal (WMWP) Act Legal (WMWP) assisted PREmereni, a subsidiary of Prazske Energetika, on the purchase of family-owned Solarinvest-Green Energy. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8733-bpv-braun-Partners-advises-prazska-energetika-on-acquisition-of-solarinvest-green-energy
19-Jun PRK Partners; Weinhold Legal PRK Partners provided legal advice to agent UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s., and Ceska Sporitelna, a.s. on the acquisition financing for the agricultural group Tekro, spol. s r.o. Weinhold Legal advised Tekro. CZK 1.6 billion Czech Republic
26-Jun Baker McKenzie; PRK Partners; Strnad Joch Lokajicek advokati PRK Partners assisted J&T Group in connection with enforcement of security against CEFC Group, a major Chinese investor group in the Czech Republic and Central Europe, including a takeover of Czech assets of CEFC Group and resolution of J&T GroupÍs receivables by way of agreement with CITIC, a Chinese state controlled entity. Baker McKenzie advised CITIC. Strnad Joch Lokajicek advokati also advised J&T. EUR 420 million Czech Republic
27-Jun PRK Partners PRK Partners provided legal advice to Komercni banka, a.s. on financing the preparation and implementation of residential house construction in the Kaskady Barrandov project realized by FINEP, the leading property developer in the Czech Republic. Ganado Advocates advised on Maltese law. EUR 8 million Czech Republic
28-Jun Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Kirkland & Ellis; Latham & Watkins; Schoenherr Schoenherr and Kirkland & Ellis advised Smurfit Kappa on its issuance of EUR 600 million senior secured notes for purpose of refinancing certain existing debt and financing the acquisition of Reparenco Holding B.V. Cravath, Swaine & Moore advised the consortium of initial purchasers (banks) and Latham & Watkins assisted the trustee. EUR 600 million Czech Republic
29-Jun CMS; Dentons CMS advised Reico on its CZK 2.3 billion acquisition of the Metronome office building in Prague from HB Reavis. Dentons advised HB Reavis on the sale. CZK 2.3 billion Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8808-CMS-and-Dentons-advise-on-reico-acquisition-of-czech-office-building-from-hb-reavis
2-Jul Clifford Chance; Dentons Clifford Chance advised CA Immobilien Anlagen AG on its acquisition of Visionary, an A-class office building in Prague. The seller, Skanska, was represented by Dentons. EUR 68 million Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8829-clifford-chance-and-Dentons-advise-on-sale-of-visionary-office-building-in-prague
2-Jul Glatzova & Co Glatzova & Co successfully represented WPB Capital in a dispute against the Czech National Bank. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8825-glatzova-co-successful-for-wpb-capital-in-dispute-against-czech-national-bank
2-Jul Dentons; Schoenherr Schoenherr assisted Continental AG on the acquisition of VUK spol. s r.o., a Czech producer of machinery for the rubber industry. Dentons advised the seller. N/A Czech Republic
3-Jul CMS CMS advised Wells Fargo as lead arranger, together with Credit Agricole, ING, Mizuho, Commerzbank, BNP Paribas, Citibank, LBBW, Standard Chartered, and First Abu Dhabi Bank, on a EUR 1.05 billion facility for Bank of China, Luxembourg Branch, for refinancing its existing debt and other general corporate purposes. EUR 1.05 billion Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8841-CMS-advises-wells-fargo-led-syndicate-on-eur-1-billion-loan-to-bank-of-china
9-Jul White & Case White & Case advised Piraeus Bank, S.A. on the sale and transfer of a portfolio of non-performing, denounced unsecured retail consumer and credit cards exposures equivalent to EUR 2.238 billion total legal claims or EUR 385 million on-balance sheet gross book value to APS Investments S.a.r.l. EUR 385 million Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8865-White-case-advises-piraeus-bank-on-sale-of-non-performing-exposure-portfolio-to-aps
18-Jul Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, a producer in the intermediate petrochemicals industry and a manufacturer of wool yarns, on its acquisition of Kordarna Plus, a Czech-based industrial textile and tire cord fabrics producer. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8925-clifford-chance-advises-indorama-ventures-on-acquisition-of-kordarna
18-Jul Deloitte Legal; Dentons Dentons advised the shareholders of VUK, spol. s.r.o., on the company's sale to global automotive supplier Continental. Deloitte Legal advised Continental. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8928-dentons-advises-shareholders-on-vuk-sale-to-continental
19-Jul CMS; Weinhold Legal Weinhold Legal advised Obrascon Huarte Lain on the sale of its majority stake in ZPSV a.s.to the German group of Leonhard Moll AG. The buyers were advised by CMS. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8941-weinhold-legal-advises-obrascon-huarte-lain-on-sale-of-zpsv-to-leonhard-moll-ag
25-Jul Clifford Chance; PRK Partners PRK Partners advised Komercni Banka, a.s. (as facility and security agent, coordinator, arranger and original lender), Ceska sporitelna, a.s., ceskoslovenska obchodni banka, a. s. and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s. (as arrangers and original lenders) and Sberbank CZ, a.s. (as original lender) on a syndicated loan facility up to CZK 7.5 billion for Sazka a.s., the leading Czech betting company. Clifford Chance advised the debtor. CZK 7.5 billion Czech Republic
26-Jul Allen & Overy; White & Case Allen & Overy advised Ceska Sporitelna, the dealer manager, lead manager, delivery agent, listing agent, fiscal agent, and paying agent, on exchange and tender offers and the issuance of Czech koruna-denominated and Czech law-governed domestic bonds by Czech gas transmission operator NET4GAS. White & Case advised NET4GAS on the deal. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8989-allen-overy-and-white-case-advise-on-net4gas-bond-issuance
26-Jul Havel & Partners; Weinhold Legal Weinhold Legal advised the shareholders of the Ventos s.r.o. engineering company on the sale of 60% of their stake to the SkyLimit Industry investment fund. Havel & Partners advised SkyLimit on the acquisition. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8993-weinhold-legal-advises-on-sale-of-ventos-stake-to-skylimit
26-Jul Kinstellar Kinstellar advised Zhejiang Huajie Investment Development Group on the leasing of 25,000 square meters of logistics space at the Panattoni Park Prague Airport II near the village of Pavlov in the Czech Republic. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8995-kinstellar-advises-huajie-on-logistics-space-lease-in-the-czech-republic
30-Jul JSK; Rowan Legal JSK, working in cooperation with solo practitioner Pavel Suser, advised the shareholders of James Cook Languages on the sale of 100% of the company to Vladimir Schmalz and his EDUA Group. Rowan Legal advised the EDUA Group on the acquisition. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/9017-jsk-and-rowan-legal-advise-on-sale-of-james-cook-languages-to-edua-group
30-Jul Havel & Partners; JSK JSK advised investment fund BHS Private Equity Fund on the acquisition of engineering company Boco Pardubice Machines from private individuals Jan Dostal, Petr Pilny, and Jan Dotzauer, with Dotzauer staying on as a minority partner and co-investor. Havel & Partners advised the sellers in the deal. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/9021-jsk-and-havel-partners-advises-on-bhs-acquisition-of-boco-pardubice-machines
2-Aug Kocian Solc Balastik KSB assisted Carthamus obtain clearance to operate a biomass heating plant in Cesky Krumlov, in the Czech Republic. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/9044-ksb-represent-carthamus-in-obtaining-clrearance-for-biomass-heating-plant-operation
6-Aug Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastik advised Skoda Auto DigiLab on its Care-Driver Project: a German service based on combining transportation and home care services for children, seniors, and disabled citizens. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/9064-ksb-advises-skoda-auto-digilab-on-care-driver-project
13-Aug Havel & Partners; Kocian Solc Balastik Kocian Solc Balastik advised Continuum Search Fund on its acquisition of exhibition stand manufacturers Best Expo and IRE - the first acquisition by a search fund in the Czech Republic. The sellers - entrepreneurs Hellen Berends and Petr Kotvas - were advised by Havel & Partners. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/9092-kocian-solc-balastik-and-havel-partners-advise-on-first-search-fund-acquisition-in-czech-republic
14-Aug CMS; Dvorak Hager & Partners Dvorak Hager & Partners represented Raiffeisen Realitni Fond in its acquisition of Retail Park Pisek, s.r.o. from Czech developer CSPP. CMS advised the sellers. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/9096-dvorak-hager-partners-and-cms-advise-on-sale-of-pisek-shopping-mall
30-Aug Weinhold Legal Weinhold Legal advised LEEL Electricals on the sale of Janka Engineering s.r.o. to the Ostrava-based Multicraft Group. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/9179-weinhold-legal-advises-leel-electricals-on-sale-of-janka-radotin
3-Sep KSD Legal; Weinhold Legal Weinhold Legal advised Austrian building contractor PORR on its acquisition of all shares in Alpine Bau CZ from PSJ Holding. The seller was represented by KSD Legal. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/9203-weinhold-legal-advises-porr-on-acquisition-of-alpine-bau
4-Sep CEE Attorneys CEE Attorneys assisted the founders of the Vnimave Hracky/Toyeto toy stores on a joint venture with an unidentified new investor. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/9212-cee-attorneys-assists-vnimave-hracky-toyeto-on-business-expansion
15-Oct Dvorak Hager & Partners Dvorak Hager & Partners represented a group of shareholders on the sale of their majority stake in Czech agricultural producer Zeas Podorlicko. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/9445-dvorak-hager-partners-advises-on-sale-of-zeas-podorlicko
24-Oct Weinhold Legal; Wolf Theiss Weinhold Legal advised Momentum on the sale of Jansen Display Group, a Czech manufacturer of promotional display hardware and signage systems, to the Sign-Zone, LLC. Wolf Theiss advised Sign-Zone on the acquisition. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/9469-weinhold-legal-advises-on-jansen-display-sale
26-Oct K.Law; Masek, Koci, Aujezdsky; Mikulas & Partners; Strnad Joch Lokajicek Masek, Koci, Aujezdsky advised Livesport Invest s.r.o. on its acquisition of a significant stake in Liftago, a.s. from 15 shareholders in the company and by means of a subscription of newly-issued shares in connection with the increase of the company's registered capital. Some of the selling shareholders were advised by Strnad Joch Lokajicek, K.Law advised another of them. Liftago was advised byb Mikulas & Partners. CZK 100 million Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/9492-masek-koci-aujezdsky-and-strnad-joch-lokajicek-and-mikulas-partneri-advised-on-livesport-acquisition-of-stake-in-liftago
30-Oct Clifford Chance Clifford Chance Prague provided pro bono assistance to DenÍk N on the official commencement of its activities. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/9501-clifford-chance-prague-provides-pro-bono-assistance-on-set-up-of-denik-n
1-Nov Clifford Chance; Dvorak Hager & Partners Dvorak Hager & Partners assisted investment group Opifer with its acquisition of the Futurum Brno shopping mall from Euro Mall Brno Real Estate, s.r.o. and Bainbridge Czech Republic Brno Videnska Hyper s.r.o. The sellers were represented by Clifford Chance. EUR 38.5 million Czech Republic
5-Nov Act Legal (Randa Havel Legal); Weinhold Legal Randa Havel Legal - the Czech member of the Act Legal alliance - represented the owners of Janus spol. s r.o., a distributor of Kyocera brand products in the Czech Republic and Slovakia on the sale of 100% of their shares to Dutch company Kyocera Document Solutions Europe B.V. The buyer was represented by Weinhold Legal. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/9535-act-legal-advises-on-the-sale-of-janus-spol-to-kyocera-document-solutions
12-Nov Deloitte Legal Deloitte Legal advised on the merger of two insurance companies in the Czech Republic resulting in the new Kooperativa Pojistovna, a.s., Vienna Insurance Group. N/A Czech Republic
14-Nov Weinhold Legal Weinhold Legal advised GZ Media, a.s., the largest producer of vinyl record players in the world, on its CZK 85 million acquisition of a 67% stake in the PB Tisk. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/9593-weinhold-legal-advises-gz-media-on-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-pb-tisk
19-Nov CMS; White & Case CMS advised Deka Immobilien GmbH on its acquisition of a Czech logistics portfolio from the CTP Group. EUR 460 million Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/9620-cms-and-white-case-advise-on-giant-czech-logistics-sale
25-Nov PRK Partners PRK Partners advised Czech stock company UDI CEE a.s. on the listing of its shares on the non-regulated SMEs (start-up) market START organized by the Prague Stock Exchange. UDI CEE a.s., a member of Czech developer group UDI Group, issued a total of 587,000 shares at CZK 440 per share, raising a total of CZK 258.3 million. CZK 258.3 million Czech Republic
4-Dec Novalia Novalia advised tech start-up Sapho on its sale to Citrix. USD 200 million Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/9733-novalia-advises-tech-start-up-sapho-on-sale-to-citrix
5-Dec PRK Partners PRK Partners advised EuroManganese Inc. in connection with the initial public offering and listing of its shares in Canada and Australia. CZK 150 million Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/9754-prk-partners-advises-euromanganese-on-initial-public-offering-and-listing-of-shares-in-canada-and-australia
5-Dec PRK Partners PRK Partners advised UDI CEE a.s. in the process of listing of its shares on the non-regulated Start market organized by the Prague Stock Exchange. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/9753-prk-partners-advises-udi-cee-on-listing-of-shares-on-prague-stock-exchange-s-start-market
12-Dec PRK Partners; Wilsons Wilsons advised European warehouse developer P3 on its sale of Green Tower, an office building located in Prague, to a private Czech investor. PRK Partners advised the buyer on the deal. N/A Czech Republic
13-Dec Havel & Partners; PRK Partners PRK Partners assisted Publicis Groupe with its acquisition of Kindred Group, the largest independent digital communications group in the Czech Republic from CEO and founder Michal Nydrle and other investors. Havel & Partners advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Czech Republic ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/9791-prk-partners-and-havel-partners-advise-on-publicis-groupe-acquisition-of-kindred-group
15-Dec PRK Partners PRK Partners assisted Moneta Money Bank, a.s. on the relocation of its headquarters to a newly refurbished 21,500 sqm premises in BB CentrumÍs Building A in Prague 4 owned by the investment and development company Passerinvest Group. N/A Czech Republic
30-Apr PRK Partners PRK Partners advised UniCredit Bank as issuer in updating the base prospectus of its offering programme of mortgage bonds and adding the possibility to issue notes under Slovak law under the programme. This was the first banking prospectus allowing for issuing mortgage bonds under the laws of two jurisdictions - Czech and Slovak. CZK 100 billion Czech Republic, Slovakia
4-Jun Bowman Gilfillan; Cobalt; Ellex (Raidla); Jeantet; Njord; Noerr; Sorainen Noerr, Ellex Raidla, Jeantet, and Bowman Gilfillan advised Daimler AG on a USD 175 million investment in Estonian startup Taxify. Sorainen Estonia advised Taxify on the successfully concluded funding round that brought its valuation to the USD 1 billion mark. Cobalt's Estonian office advised Taxify shareholder DiDi Chuxing, on the investment round. Njord advised TafixyÇs first business angel Peaksjah OU USD 175 million Czech Republic; Estonia; Poland; Romania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8665-noerr-and-ellex-raidla-advise-daimler-on-taxify-investment
1-Mar Lakatos, Koves & Partners; Szecskay Law Firm; White & Case; Wolf Theiss LKT, working alongside White & Case, advised Czech based energy company Energeticky a prumyslovy holding, a.s. (ñEPHî) as lead member in a consortium with Hungarian company Status Power in connection with the acquisition by the consortium vehicle Status Power from German energy companies RWE and EnBW shares in a company operating a lignite-fired power plant (Matrai Eromu), two adjacent lignite mines and solar power plant in Hungary. Szecskay Law Firm has advised EnBW and Wolf Theiss has advised RWE as sellers. EUR 30 million Czech Republic; Hungary
2-May CMS; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Kirkland & Ellis CMS and Freshfields advised global private equity firm Cinven on the acquisition of Partner in Pet Food, a European pet food manufacturer, from Pamplona Capital Management. Kirkland & Ellis advised Pamplona on the sale. N/A Czech Republic; Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8451-CMS-freshfields-and-kirkland-advise-on-partner-in-pet-food-acquisition
11-May CMS CMS Prague advised private equity-backed Waterlogic, a designer, manufacturer, distributor, and servicer of purified drinking water dispensers, on the acquisition of Lux Aqua Czech s.r.o. and Lux Aqua Hungaria Kft. The sellers reportedly were represented by Hogan Lovells. N/A Czech Republic; Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8548-CMS-advises-waterlogic-on-acquisition-of-lux-aqua-in-hungary-and-czech-republic
7-Nov Lakatos, Koves & Partners; Tenk Law office LKT advised Czech investor Z-Group in association with the acquisition of an RTB (ready to build) photovoltaic project, along with land and licences, from Kappa Energy. Tenk Law office represented the seller. N/A Czech Republic; Hungary
7-Dec Ashurst; Clifford Chance; Kinstellar; Lakatos, Koves & Partners LKT advised Blackstone on the Hungarian aspects of a new EUR 337 million debt financing for VardeÍs Dedica Anthology luxury hotel brand. Kinstellar acted for Varde on the Hungarian aspects of the financing. BlackstoneÍs legal team was coordinated by Clifford ChanceÍs Milan office and VardeÍs legal team was coordinated by Ashurst. EUR 337 million Czech Republic; Hungary
14-Nov Bird & Bird; Karanovic & Partners; Kinstellar; Maravela & Asociatii; Osborne Clarke Bird & Bird was lead counsel to Precision for Medicine on its multi-jurisdictional acquisition of contract research organization Argint International. Maravela | Asociatii assisted Precision for Medicine on Romanian matters and Karanovic & Partners advised on Serbian matters. Kinstellar's advised the sellers on Romanian, Czech, and Hungarian aspects of the deal, working with lead counsel Osborne Clarke. N/A Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Romania; Serbia; Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9592-maravela-asociatii-and-kinstellar-assist-with-precision-for-medicine-acquisition-of-argint-international
4-Oct CMS; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Kirkland & Ellis; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii; Weil, Gotshal & Manges CMS, Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer, and Kirkland & Ellis advised Advent International on the acquisition of Zentiva, Sanofi's European generics business. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised Sanofi on the sale. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Sanofi on the Romanian legal aspects of the deal. EUR 1.9 billion Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Romania; Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9390-cms-freshfields-kirkland-ellis-and-weil-advise-on-advent-international-s-acquisition-of-zentiva
10-May CMS; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Lakatos, Koves & Partners; Ropes & Gray; Slaughter And May; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Slaughter and May advised Vodafone on its acquisition of Liberty Global's operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Romania. Vodafone was advised by Lakatos, Koves and Partners on Hungarian legal aspects of the acquisition. Liberty Global was represented by Freshfields, with US support from Ropes & Gray. CMS advised Liberty Global on the Czech, Hungarian, and Romanian aspects of the transaction. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Vodafone Romania on the Romanian legal aspects. EUR 18.4 billion Czech Republic; Hungary; Romania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8535-slaughter-and-may-freshfields-and-Lakatos, Koves & Partners-advise-on-the-sale-of-liberty-global-operations-to-vodafone
26-Feb Baker McKenzie; Kocian Solc Balastik; Lakatos, Koves & Partners KSB and Lakatos, Koves & Partners advised Karlovarske Mineralni Vody on its purchase of PepsiCo's Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian operations. Pepsi was advised by Baker McKenzie. N/A Czech Republic; Hungary; Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/czech-republic/8109-ksb-advises-karlovarske-mineralni-vody-on-acquisition-of-pepsico-companies-in-cee
8-Nov Cechova & Partners; Clifford Chance; Kocian Solc Balastik Clifford Chance advised Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka, a. s., as mandated lead arranger, facility agent, security agent, and underwriter on the initial finance documentation and in relation to subsequent syndication and transactional closing with Ceska Sporitelna, a.s. and the EBRD on financing provided to Karlovarske Mineralni Vody for its acquisition of PepsiCo's assets and operations in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. Kocian Solc Balastik advised KMV on the financing and on the underlying acquisition, and represented KMV in proceedings before the Czech Competition Authority. Cechova & Partners advised KMV on Slovakian aspects of the deal. N/A Czech Republic; Hungary; Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9562-clifford-chance-and-kocian-solc-balastik-advise-on-financing-for-and-acquisition-of-pepsico-business
9-May Squire Patton Boggs Squire Patton Boggs successfully defended the Republic of Kosovo against a EUR 380 million investment treaty claim brought by German investor ACP Axos Capital GmbH. EUR 380 million Czech Republic; Kosovo ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8518-squire-patton-boggs-successful-for-kosovo-in-eur-380-million-icsid-arbitration
1-Jan K&L Gates K&L Gates advised Venture Inc S.A. as transactional counsel on its initial public offering and introduction of shares to the trading market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. EUR 12 milion Czech Republic; Poland
1-Mar DLA Piper; K&L Gates; TGS Baltic K&L Gates, together with TGS Baltic as counsel on Lithuanian law, advised Novatura on its initial public offering and introduction of shares to the trading market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. DLA Piper advised bookrunners PKO, BP, and Trigon. EUR 22 million Czech Republic; Poland
2-Mar Havel & Partners; K&L Gates; Kinstellar; Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr Kinstellar advised Genesis Private Equity Fund III and the Poland-based Avallon MBO Fund II on the acquisition of EQOS Energie Polska Sp. z o.o. and EQOS Energie Cesko spol. s r.o. WKB and Havel & Partners advised EQOS Energie Holding on the process of divesting 100% of its shares in subsidiaries EQOS Energie Polska Sp. z o.o. and EQOS Energie Ceskospol. s r.o. to Polish-based Avallon MBO Fund II and Czech-based Genesis Private Equity Fund III. N/A Czech Republic; Poland ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8139-kinstellar-and-k-l-gates-advise-on-acquisition-of-eqos-energie-s-polish-and-czech-operations
30-May Dvorak Hager & Partners; Eversheds Sutherland Eversheds Sutherland advised Parker Hannifin on the cross-border merger of Parker's Polish and Czech entities and the moving of the business to a legal entity organized in the Czech Republic. Dvorak Hager & Partners (now part of Eversheds Sutherland) advised Parker Hannifin in the Czech Republic. N/A Czech Republic; Poland
31-Aug Clifford Chance Clifford Chance lawyers from Prague and Warsaw were on the multi-jurisdictional team advising FlaktGroup, a portfolio company of Triton, on the sale of DELBAG, a specialist for air filtration, to Hengst SE. N/A Czech Republic; Poland ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9199-warsaw-and-prague-lawyers-on-clifford-chance-team-advising-flaktgroup-on-sale-of-delbag-to-hengst-se
1-Oct DLA Piper; Kinstellar; Weil, Gotshal & Manges DLA Piper advised arrangers Wood & Company and Erste Group Bank on the sale of a substantial stake in Kofola Ceskoslovensko by a shareholder by way of accelerated book-building. Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Kinstellar advised the issuer. N/A Czech Republic; Poland
6-Aug CMS CMS advised Kreditech Holding SSL GmbH on the sale of 100% shares in its Czech subsidiary, Kreditech Ceska Republika, to Kancelaria Medius S.A. N/A Czech Republic; Poland; ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9063-cms-advises-kreditech-on-sale-of-czech-subsidiary
29-Mar Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised the EBRD and ING Bank Romania on a EUR 96 million financing for CTPark Bucharest - a logistics park located on the A1 Bucharest-Pitesti motorway, owned by CTP Group. EUR 96 million Czech Republic; Poland; Romania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8286-allen-overy-advises-ebrd-and-ing-bank-romania-in-eur-96-million-financing-for-ctpark-bucharest
25-Apr Clifford Chance; Herbert Smith Freehills; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss and Herbert Smith Freehills advised French media and publishing group Lagardere on the EUR 73 million sale of its central European radio businesses to Czech Media Invest. Clifford Chance advised Czech Media Invest on the acquisition. EUR 73 million Czech Republic; Poland; Romania; Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8415-wolf-theiss-herbert-smith-freehills-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-lagardere-radio-assets-sale-in-cee
1-Aug CEE Attorneys; Havel & Partners CEE Attorneys advised Detska Galaxie, a company belonging to the Ags 92 group, on the acquisition of Feedo e-shop from Windeln.de. Havel & Partners advised Windeln.de. N/A Czech Republic; Poland; Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9036-cee-attorneys-advises-detska-galaxie-on-acquisition-of-feedo-e-shop
24-Aug Herbert Smith Freehills; Schoenherr; Tetra Law Schoenherr and Herbert Smith Freehills advised French thermal solutions provider Atlantic in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Poland on the acquisition of Belgian space heating producer ACV International. Tetra Law advised the seller. N/A Czech Republic; Poland; Slovakia
27-Mar Gessel; Mrowiec Fialek; NautaDutilh Avocats; PRK Partners; Schoenherr; Selih & Partners PRK Partners provided legal advice to Komercni Banka, a.s. in connection with financing provided to Avia Prime, a.s. for the acquisition of interests in Linetech S.A. and Adria Airways Technika d.d. Mrowiec Fialek acted as legal counsel to the lender and Gessel advised the debtor on Polish law. Selih & Partners advised the lender and Schoenherr assisted the debtor on Slovenian law. NautaDutilh Avocats advised on Luxembourg Law. EUR 15 million Czech Republic; Poland; Slovenia
1-May Dentons; Oncescu & Asociatii Dentons advised VGP on the acquisition of land for envisaged logistics/industrial development in Romania. Oncescu & Asociatii advised the seller N/A Czech Republic; Romania
11-Jan Nozdrovicky, Suvert & Co.; Taylor Wessing Taylor Wessing Bratislava advised Martinus, s.r.o., the largest online book retailer and the second largest book retailer in Slovakia, on the acquisition of e-shop Gorila.sk and Czech e-shop arara.cz from Beyond Media, s.r.o. Nozdrovicky, Suvert & Co. advised the seller. N/A Czech Republic; Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7791-taylor-wessing-advises-slovak-online-bookseller-on-acquisition-of-competitor
18-Jan Kinstellar; Weinhold Legal Weinhold Legal advised the Sarantis Group on its EUR 8.5 million acquisition of Slovak and Czech cosmetic brand Indulona. The sellers were advised by Kinstellar Bratislava. EUR 8.5 million Czech Republic; Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7835-weinhold-legal-advises-sarantis-group-on-acquisition-of-cosmetics-company
21-Aug Allen & Overy; Kinstellar Allen & Overy advised Aegon on the EUR 155 million divestment of its insurance businesses in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the NN Group. The buyer was advised by Kinstellar. EUR 155 million Czech Republic; Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9117-allen-overy-and-kinstellar-advise-on-aegon-s-divestment-of-insurance-businesses-in-czech-republic-and-slovakia
27-Mar Kavcic Bracun & Partners; Kirm Perpar Kirm Perpar advised Czech Banka Creditas on the establishment of securities for a loan provided for financing the purchase of assets in Slovenia. Kavcic Bracun & Partners advised the borrower. EUR 2.25 million Czech Republic; Slovenia These two are exactly the same ƒ but with different finacnial values
22-Nov Kavcic Bracun & Partners; Kirm Perpar Kirm Perpar advised Czech Banka Creditas on the establishment of securities for a loan provided for financing the purchase of assets in Slovenia. Kavcic Bracun & Partners advised the borrower. EUR 13.5 million Czech Republic; Slovenia
8-Jan PwC Legal PwC Legal Estonia successfully represented the City of Tartu in disputes relating to EstoniaÍs largest bus transport procurement, which resulted in awarding a public contract worth EUR 66 million to AS GoBus over 10 years. EUR 66 million Estonia
10-Jan Ellex (Raidla); Sorainen Ellex Raidla advised Nordic Trustee & Agency AB on its role in Future Gaming Group International AB's bond issuance to finance its acquisition of ViisTek Media in Estonia and Unlimited Media in Malta. Sorainen Estonia advised ViisTek Media and its shareholders on that subsequent acquisition. SEK 200 million Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/7772-ellex-and-sorainen-advise-on-financing-for-and-targets-of-acquisition
11-Jan TGS Baltic TGS Baltic's banking and finance team advised online trading provider Admiral Markets on a public bond issue. EUR 1.8 million Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/7778-tgs-baltic-advises-admiral-markets-on-bond-issue
11-Jan Sorainen Sorainen counseled Rogue Wave Software in the acquisition of ZeroTurnaround, the company behind JRebel, XRebel, and XRebel Hub. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/7783-sorainen-advises-rogue-wave-software-in-acquisition-of-zeroturnaround
16-Jan Cobalt; Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla advised Swedish real estate investor CA Fastigheter AB on the sale of the Postimaja Shopping Center to the Baltic Horizon Fund, advised by Cobalt N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/7814-ellex-raidla-advises-on-sale-of-postimaja-shopping-center-to-baltic-horizon-fund
19-Jan Cobalt; Nove Nove advised the shareholders of electricity and communication networks construction company Corle on the company's BPM Mezzanine Fund-financed sale to Network Assets. BPM Capital was represented by Cobalt Estonia. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/7844-nove-and-cobalt-advise-on-financing-and-sale-of-corle-to-network-assets
5-Feb Cobalt; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Euroapteek, a subsidiary of Euroapotheca group, on its acquisition of the Ulikooli Apteek pharmacy chain in Estonia from Yliopiston Apteekki OY, a Finnish state company, which was advised by Cobalt. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/7954-tgs-baltic-advises-on-the-acquisition-of-the-pharmacy-chain-in-estonia
6-Feb Cobalt Cobalt Estonia successfully represented the non-profit association Puskini Instituut and its manager in relation to the charge of embezzlement of money allocated to support the non-profit association by the Narva City Government. N/A Estonia
7-Feb PwC Legal PwC Legal Estonia is advising the Tartu City Government on legal matters related to the potential construction of a biorefinery plant by the Emajogi river proposed by EST-FOR Invest OU and the Estonian Government. The value of the contemplated plant is of approximately EUR 1 billion. EUR 1 billion Estonia
12-Feb Cobalt Cobalt Estonia advised seed investment company Ambient Sound Investment and other sellers on the sale of Ecofleet Holding to Fleet Complete, a global provider of mission-critical fleet, asset, and mobile workforce management solutions. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/7996-cobalt-advises-ambient-sound-investment-on-sale-of-ecofleet-holding
12-Feb Cobalt Cobalt Estonia advised seed investment company Ambient Sound Investment and other sellers on the sale of Ecofleet Holding to Fleet Complete, a global provider of mission-critical fleet, asset, and mobile workforce management solutions. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/7996-cobalt-advises-ambient-sound-investment-on-sale-of-ecofleet-holding
16-Feb Leadell (Pilv) Leadell Pilv successfully represented Aigar Lepp, the manager of Tartu Valla Kommunaal OU and Miljon Motet OU, against charges of corruption brought by the Public Prosecutor's Office including the falsification of and use of a falsified procurement document. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8030-leadell-pilv-successful-in-defending-client-against-corruption-charges
19-Feb Fort Legal Fort's Tallinn office successfully represented a subsidiary of Baltic real estate fund EfTEN in a dispute against a former lessee. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8036-fort-successful-for-eften-in-estonian-dispute
22-Feb Cobalt Cobalt advised Alexela Energia on a transaction involving its acquisition of Adven Eesti's natural gas portfolio, and Adven Eesti's acquisition of the natural gas distribution company Gaasienergia AS from Alexela. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8066-cobalt-advises-alexela-energia-on-transaction-with-adven-eesti
26-Feb Cobalt; Fort Legal Fort Legal advised Eften Kinnisvarafond II AS, the closed-end core real estate fund of Eften Capital, in its acquisition of the Marienthal commercial center in Tallinn. The seller, real estate investment company AS Gildhall, was advised by Cobalt Estonia. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8108-fort-and-cobalt-advise-on-sale-of-marienthal-commercial-center-in-tallinn
1-Mar PwC Legal PwC Legal advised the Amber Beverage Group on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Aktsiaselts Remedia by the Amber Beverage Group. N/A Estonia
5-Mar Cobalt Cobalt has advised technology investment fund Rubylight on its investment in London-based Sweatcoin as part of a recently completed USD 5.7-million initial seed stage round of financing. USD 5.7 million Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8144-cobalt-advises-rubylight-on-investment-in-physical-activity-app
14-Mar TGS Baltic TGS Baltic's Estonian office advised property lender EstateGuru on its EUR 1.6 million loan to Finnish-based printing house Libris Oy for the purchase of real estate. EUR 1.6 million Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8196-tgs-baltic-advises-estateguru-in-entrance-to-finland
14-Mar Cobalt Cobalt advised SmartCap on its investment of EUR 4.2 million into accelerator fund Superangel. EUR 4.2 million Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8191-cobalt-advises-smartcap-on-investment-in-superangel-accelerator-fund
22-Mar Cobalt; Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla advised pension funds managed by AS LHV Varahaldus and Swedbank Investeerimisfondid AS on their EUR 25 million investment in the bonds of Alexela Tanklad OU to finance the purchase of the Euro Oil petrol station chain. Alexela Tanklad OU was advised by Cobalt. EUR 25 million Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8238-ellex-and-cobalt-advise-on-eur-25-million-investment-in-alexela-tanklad-bonds
26-Mar Ellex (Raidla); Sorainen Ellex Raidla advised BaltCap and Unimed Clinics on the purchase of the Eurodent Dental Clinic from Kristjan Gutmann, who was advised by Sorainen. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8251-ellex-raidla-advises-baltcap-and-unimed-uhendatud-kliinikud-on-eurodent-dental-clinic-purchase
26-Mar Cobalt Cobalt advised BPM Mezzanine Fund on its backing of the acquisition of 100% of DenEesti OU by an unidentified buyer. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8257-cobalt-advises-bpm-capital-on-financing-the-acquisition-of-deneesti
1-Apr Primus Derling; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised major construction materials producer Framm (formerly Talot) on its acquisition of concrete manufacturer Lasbet. Primus Derling provided assistance to Lasbet. N/A Estonia
1-Apr PwC Legal PwC Estonia advised Sanatoorius Tervis on contractual matters, including the drafting of a long-term lease contract for a heating pipeline. N/A Estonia
4-Apr Cobalt; Derling Cobalt advised Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG on its acquisition of Estonian terminal operator Transiidikeskuse AS from Kantauro OU, which was represented by Derling. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8304-cobalt-and-derling-advise-on-sale-of-estonian-terminal-operator-to-german-logistics-company
6-Apr TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Eesti Uhistukapital on its acquisition of a 5% stake in Coop Pank from Inbank. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8322-tgs-baltic-advises-eesti-uhistukapital-in-acquisition-of-minority-stake-in-coop-pank
6-Apr Njord Njord assisted Kopikas Entertainment OU in its successful application for a permit to organize remote gambling. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8326-njord-advises-kopikas-entertainment-on-remote-gambling-permit
11-Apr Applex Attorneys; JV Lakiasiat; Njord Njord, working with Finland's Applex Attorneys, advised AQ Group AB on its acquisition of 100% of the shares of Mecanova Oy from Nivala, Finland, and its Mecanova OU subsidiary in Estonia. JV Lakiasiat advised the Mecanova shareholders on the sale. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8353-njord-applex-attorneys-and-jv-lakiasiat-advise-on-aq-group-acquisition-of-mecanova
12-Apr PwC Legal PwC Legal Estonia advised the Ferratum Group on the verification and updating of its AML / CFT internal documentation regarding implementation of AMLD4. N/A Estonia
19-Apr PwC Legal PwC Legal Estonia advised Crowdcredit in the evaluation of legal risks related to financing for a sale advance for the Adruvahi 9 real estate development project. N/A Estonia
27-Apr PwC Legal PwC Legal Estonia advised Crowdcredit in the evaluation of legal risks related to bridge financing for Kiviloo Manor. N/A Estonia
30-Apr PwC Legal PwC Legal Estonia advised Coop in its preparations for the GDPR. N/A Estonia
30-Apr PwC Legal PwC Legal Estonia advised R-Kiosk in its preparations for the GDPR. N/A Estonia
3-May Sorainen Sorainen advised Baltic Horizon Fund, managed by Northern Horizon Capital, on its issuance of five-year unsecured bonds. EUR 30 million Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8462-sorainen-advises-baltic-horizon-fund-on-five-year-bonds-issue
4-May TGS Baltic TGS Baltic has assistsed Cryptus in obtaining virtual currency handling authorization from Estonia's Financial Intelligence Unit to provide services exchanging a virtual currency against a fiat currency as well as virtual currency wallet services. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8482-tgs-baltic-helps-cryptus-obtain-virtual-currency-handling-authorization
7-May Sorainen Sorainen Estonia advised Estonian electricity and gas transmission system operator Elering on in its EUR 225 million Eurobond issue. EUR 225 million Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8501-sorainen-advises-on-elering-eurobond-issue
9-May Cobalt Cobalt Estonia advised AS Alexela Varahaldus on the investment by Wartsila Corporation to Hamina LNG terminal. N/A Estonia
11-May BNT Attorneys; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised TKC on the sale of InteliVENT to Zehnder Group, a multinational group producing, developing and selling ventilation and radiator solutions under different brands. BNT Attorneys acted as legal adviser to Zehnder Group. N/A Estonia
14-May Cobalt Cobalt advised Estonian-based asset management service provider AS Kawe Kapital on obtaining a license to operate as an investment firm from the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8553-cobalt-helps-as-kawe-kapital-obtain-license-as-investment-firm
15-May Eversheds Sutherland; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised EstateGuru on the establishment of its first institutional credit line with Germany's Varengold Bank AG. The bank was represented by Eversheds Sutherland. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8565-tgs-baltic-and-Eversheds Sutherland-sutherland-advise-on-establishment-of-estateguru-s-first-institutional-credit-line
18-May Cobalt Cobalt advised Estonian software company Helmes AS on its launch of an option program that will enable 70 of its employees to become shareholders of the company. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8592-cobalt-advises-helmes-on-launch-of-employee-options-program
25-May Cobalt; Pohla & Hallmagi; Thommessen Bergen Pohla & Hallmagi, working in cooperation with Norwegian law firm Thommessen Bergen, advised Norwegian hotel operator Citybox on its agreement with Estonian company Porto Franco OU to establish a Citybox hotel in Tallin. Cobalt advised Porto Franco on the deal. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8617-pohla-hallmagi-advises-citybox-on-agreement-to-open-hotel-in-porto-franco-complex-in-tallinn
28-May Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla advised Endover Kinnisvara on a EUR 7.5 million bond issuance. EUR 7.5 million Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8633-ellex-raidla-advises-endover-kinnisvara-on-bond-issue
30-May Cobalt Cobalt advised Estonian venture capital firm Karma Ventures on its investment in Realeyes, a tech company that uses A.I. and computer vision to help computers read people's emotions. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8643-cobalt-advises-karma-ventures-on-investment-in-realeyes
30-May HPP Attorneys; Pohla & Hallmagi Pohla & Hallmagi advised Hansapost on its merger with Finnish company Hobby Hall. HPP Attorneys advised Hobby Hall Oy and its Finnish shareholders SGN Group Oy and Four P&P Consulting Oy on the merger. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8648-pohla-hallmagi-advises-on-hobby-hall-and-hansapost-merger
31-May PwC Legal PwC Legal Estonia advised Endover in its preparations for the GDPR. N/A Estonia
1-Jun Deloitte Legal; Pohla & Hallmagi Pohla & Homagi advised France's Oberthur Technologies on its agreement with Estonia's Police and Border Guard Board to produce ID cards in the country. The Police & Border Guard Board was represented by Deloitte Legal. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8658-pohla-homagi-and-deloitte-legal-advise-on-estonian-id-cards-manufacturing-agreement
1-Jun Ellex (Raidla); TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Rondam Grupp on its acquisition of a high-rise office building that is currently leased to Luminor Bank and serves as its headquarters. The deal , which included additional financing of the seller's mother company, was structured as a share deal -- and was also a part of a larger deal whereby Nordic Contractor, the financial investor of the sellerÍs mother company, exited the venture. Raidla Ellex advised the seller. N/A Estonia
1-Jun PwC Legal _PwC Legal Estonia advised Capfield on the drafting and negotiating of a construction agreement for the expansion of one of its shopping centers. N/A Estonia
1-Jun PwC Legal PwC Legal Estonia advised Tervis Spa Group in its preparations for the GDPR. N/A Estonia
11-Jun Ellex (Raidla) Ellex represented Estonia's Inbank on its acquisition of 100% of the shares of UAB Mokilizingas from shareholders LHV Group and UAB Inovatyvus Prekybos. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8684-ellex-represents-inbank-on-acquisition-of-mokilizingas
11-Jun Sorainen Sorainen advised Eurovia, a subsidiary of VINCI, on the acquisition of a 75% stake in Estonian infrastructure construction company TREV2 Grupp from BaltCap. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8685-sorainen-advises-eurovia-on-acquisition-of-trev-2
12-Jun Sorainen Sorainen advised a working group of the Tallinn City government on the development of an anti-corruption strategy for the city. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8691-sorainen-advises-tallinn-city-working-group-on-anti-corruption-strategy
13-Jun Sorainen Sorainen Estonia advised Hobbiton, the Estonian handicraft log home producer, on its merger with another Estonian log house producer, Saulerman. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8708-sorainen-advises-on-log-home-producing-companies-merger
15-Jun PwC Legal PwC Legal Estonia comprehensively assisted auto24 - the administrator of the largest portal for advertisements for the sale of vehicles in Estonia - in their preparations for the GDPR. N/A Estonia
22-Jun Baker McKenzie; Cobalt Cobalt and Baker McKenzie advised on the initial public offering of the shares of Estonian state-owned company AS Tallinna Sadam, the Port of Tallinn. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8770-Cobalt-and-baker-mckenzie-advise-on-port-of-tallinn-ipo
25-Jun Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla advised European Lingerie Group AB in the acquisition of French online lingerie seller Dessus-Dessous. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8776-Ellex-raidla-advises-european-lingerie-group-in-acquisition-of-dessus-dessous
26-Jun PwC Legal PwC Legal Estonia advised Keskkonnainspektsioon, the Estonian Environmental Inspectorate, on the possibility of recovering the costs of substitutive enforcement in the case of the disposal and recycling of the Tartu Raadi tire heap. N/A Estonia
27-Jun Leppik & Partnerid; Sorainen Sorainen advised Estonian e-cigarette seller Nicorex Baltic, which - together with retailer Veipland - acquired competitor the Elgery Group. Leppik & Partnerid advised the Elgery Group on the transaction. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8795-Sorainen-and-leppik-partnerid-advise-on-elgery-group-acquisition
1-Jul PwC Legal PwC Estonia successfully represented the Estonian Ministry of the Environment in a major public procurement dispute related to a tender to clean up pollution in the area covering the Purtse River, the Kohtla River, and a phenol swamp in Northern Estonia. The courts agreed with the Ministry of the Environment that a tenderer having provided false data could be excluded due to loss of confidence, even if it could qualify otherwise. EUR 16 million Estonia
5-Jul Cobalt Cobalt successfully represented AS Ragn-Sells in a dispute against the City of Tallinn. The case involved the unlawful activities of the city in the waste transport area of Tallinn's Kesklinn borough. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8857-Cobalt-successful-for-ragn-sells-in-waste-transport-dispute-against-city-of-tallinn
10-Jul Cobalt Cobalt advised Karma Ventures on its investment in MeetFrank, a recruitment startup founded in September 2017. EUR 1 million Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8879-Cobalt-advises-karma-ventures-on-investment-in-meetfrank
16-Jul Cobalt Cobalt Estonia successfully represented the Port of Tallinn in a dispute against Vesta Terminal Tallinn OU. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8906-Cobalt-successful-for-port-of-tallinn-in-dispute-against-vesta-terminal
18-Jul Cobalt Cobalt Estonia advised the EBRD on its investment of EUR 20 million into the BaltCap Infrastructure Fund. EUR 20 million Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/8926-cobalt-advises-ebrd-on-investment-in-baltcap
20-Jul Njord Njord advised SafeEnt Ltd (the Estonian subsidiary of Global Gaming) on its entrance into the Estonian market, and its successful application to the Estonian Tax and Customs Board for a gambling license. N/A Estonia
29-Jul PwC Legal PwC Legal Estonia successfully represented Estonian Railways in an important public procurement process for the modernization of traffic management systems on the Laane-Harju railway line. After the procurement process and resolution of procurement disputes at the Public Procurement Review Committee, the Tallinn Administrative Court, the Tallinn Circuit Court, and finally the Supreme Court, Estonian Railways awarded the public contract to Mipro Oy. EUR 16.5 million Estonia
2-Aug Ellex (Raidla) Ellex successfully represented personal transportation company Segway Inc. in a dispute with Estonian company Lara Invest concerning Segway's registered product design rights. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9045-ellex-raidla-successful-for-segway-in-product-design-dispute
7-Aug Cobalt; Sorainen Cobalt advised Alexela Oil on the acquisition of 220 Energia, an Estonian private-capital-based electricity sales company. The seller, Home of Smart Energy, was represented by Sorainen. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9070-cobalt-and-sorainen-advise-on-sale-of-220-energia-to-alexela-oil
14-Aug Cobalt Cobalt advised the shareholders of the TMB Group on the sale of their business to the Consolis Group, a company dealing with suppliers of precast concrete solutions. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9103-cobalt-advises-tmb-group-on-sale-of-business-to-consolis-group
29-Aug Ellex (Raidla); Eversheds Sutherland Ellex Raidla advised GrECo JLT, a risk and insurance manager in Central and Eastern Europe, on the acquisition of a stake of over 57% in IIZI Group AS. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9167-ellex-raidla-advises-greco-jlt-on-majority-holding-acquisition-of-iizi-group
31-Aug TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Estonian electricity and gas system operator Elering on agreements worth approximately EUR 60 million for the construction of the Paldiski compressor station, which will serve the Estonia-Finland Balticconnector gas link, and for the Puiatu compressor station, which will serve the Estonia-Latvia connection. EUR 60 million Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9196-tgs-baltic-advises-elering-on-construction-agreements-for-estonian-compressor-stations
6-Sep Sorainen Sorainen advised the Baltic Horizon Fund on listing its 5-year unsecured bonds on the Nasdaq Baltic Bond List. EUR 30 million Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9229-sorainen-advises-baltic-horizon-fund-on-listing-on-nasdaq-baltic-bond-list
11-Sep Ellex (Raidla); PwC Legal Ellex Raidla advised AS Infortar, the majority owner of Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp, on the sale of Pirita Spa Hotel to Purje Vara OU, which was advised by PwC Legal. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9245-ellex-raidla-advises-infortar-on-sale-of-pirita-spa-hotel-in-estonia
12-Sep Cobalt Cobalt Estonia advised Alexela Kuumasinkitys Oy, a subsidiary of Alexela Group, on the acquisition of Finland's Helon Kuumasinkitys Oy. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9260-cobalt-advises-alexela-group-on-acquisition-of-finnish-hot-dip-galvanizing-company
13-Sep Sorainen Sorainen advised the Kaamos Group on the sale of its majority stake in Estonian veneer producer Valmos to Poland's Paged Group. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9270-sorainen-advises-kaamos-group-on-sale-of-estonian-veneer-factory
18-Sep Ilyashev & Partners The Tallinn office of Ilyashev & Partners advised Cryptagio, a licensed Estonian platform for cryptocurrency exchange, on business operations and business development-related matters. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9296-ilyashev-partners-advises-cryptagio-exchange-platform
24-Sep Derling; Pohla & Hallmagi Pohla & Hallmagi advised Kunda Sadam AS, a company owned by the Baltic Maritime Logistics Group, on the acquisition of Kunda Port from Kunda Nordic Tsement AS, owned by the HeidelbergCement Group. Derling advised the sellers on the sale. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9324-pohla-hallmagi-advises-bmlg-on-acquisition-of-kunda-port-from-heidelbergcement-group
25-Sep PwC Legal PwC Legal Estonia advised Baltic Real Estate OU on the acquisition of real estate from TopSpa Kinnisvara OU in Estonia. N/A Estonia
25-Sep PwC Legal PwC Legal Estonia helped SupplierPlus OU, an Estonian fintech company providing a cloud-based supplier financing solution based on blockchain technology, draft its client agreements. N/A Estonia
27-Sep Cobalt Cobalt advised Denmark's Sjolund Group on the acquisition of Estonian metal works company Cutform OU. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9350-cobalt-advises-sjolund-group-on-acquisition-of-cutform
1-Oct Lexia; TGC Baltic TGS Baltic advised Plastone, a subsidiary of Finland's Plastone, on Estonian law aspects on acquiring Ensto EnsekÍs injection moulding machinery. Lexia (Finland) was Plaston's main advisor. EUR 1 million Estonia
4-Oct Cobalt Cobalt Estonia advised AKA Investment OU on its acquisition of 95.5% of the shares of AS Wris from Holostovi Kinnisvarahalduse OU. N/A Estonia
8-Oct Jones Day; Sorainen Sorainen and Jones Day are representing Windoor in arbitration proceedings at the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington, D.C., in its EUR 23 million claim against the Republic of Kazakhstan. EUR 23 million Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9406-sorainen-represents-windoor-in-icsid-arbitration-against-kazakhstan
8-Oct Sorainen Sorainen advised CTS Engtec on the purchase of SystemTest, an Estonian company supplying industrial and infrastructure projects with industrial automation systems. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9410-sorainen-advises-cts-engtec-on-purchase-of-systemtest
8-Oct TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Posti on Estonian law aspects of its acquisition of the Suomen Transval Group. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9412-tgs-baltic-advises-posti-on-acquisition-of-transval
17-Oct Ellex (Raidla); Triniti Ellex Raidla advised BaltCap, acting through its DenCap Investments holding company, on the acquisition of Estonian dental care provider Kaarli Hambapolikliinik OU from OU Magnum & Co, OU SILLEVER, and Patre Investeeringud OU. The sellers were advised by Triniti. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9456-ellex-raidla-advises-baltcap-on-acquisition-of-kaarli-hambapolikliinik
25-Oct Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla successfully represented Estonia's Environmental Board in a dispute over the damming of a Natura 2000 water body. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9477-ellex-raidla-successful-for-environmental-board-in-estonia-s-supreme-court
25-Oct Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla advised the Graanul Invest Group on the sale of its boiler plants, Pelletikute AS, to Estonian energy producer Adven Eesti. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9479-ellex-raidla-advises-graanul-invest-as-on-sale-of-boiler-plants
26-Oct PwC Legal; Rask Law Firm The Rask law firm represented joint bidders Artes Terrae and Alkranel and PwC Legal represented joint bidders OU Keskkonnaprojekt, AS Maves and AS Kobras in their challenge of a decision by Riga's State Support Center to approve the bid by another company - Skepast & Puhkim - to serve as consultant for the Est-For pulp mill special plan. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9484-rask-represents-joint-bidders-in-challenge-to-tender-selection-re-est-for-biorefinery
26-Oct Rask Law Firm The Rask law firm successfully represented Tamsalu Uus Apteek OU in Estonia's Supreme Court, gaining what it describes as "a landmark victory in the field of pharmacies owned by pharmacists." N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9489-rask-successful-for-estonian-pharmacy-in-dispute-against-pharmacy-chain
29-Oct Cobalt Cobalt advised Visma on the acquisition of Merit Tarkvara from its shareholders. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9496-cobalt-advises-visma-on-acquisition-of-merit-tarkvara
29-Oct Cobalt; Sorainen Sorainen advised Livonia Partners and its portfolio company Ha Serv on its merger with wood manufacturing company Thermory. Cobalt advised the founders and management of Ha Serv on the merger. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9536-sorainen-advises-livonia-partners-on-merger-with-thermory
30-Oct Cobalt; Ellex (Raidla) Ellex advised the Consolis Group on the acquisition of Estonian company TMB AS. The sellers, TMB's shareholders, were represented by Cobalt. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9500-ellex-and-cobalt-advise-on-consolis-group-acquisition-of-tmb-as
30-Oct Rask Law Firm Rask advised Elle Capital on its exit from real estate development and management company Arealis. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9506-rask-advises-elle-capital-on-exit-from-arealis
9-Nov Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla successfully represented the BLRT Group in a dispute against motorcycle racer Anastassia Kovalenko regarding the accuracy of allegations she published in the media and in her master's thesis. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9567-ellex-raidla-successful-for-estonian-shipbuilding-group-in-media-dispute-against-famous-estonian-motorcycle-star
12-Nov Cobalt Cobalt Estonia successfully represented Lennuabi, a company specializing in obtaining compensation for flight delays or cancellations, in a dispute with the Smartlynx airline in the Harju County Court. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9576-cobalt-successful-for-lennuabi-in-dispute-with-airline-over-passenger-compensation
12-Nov Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla advised LHV Group AS on the public offer, listing, and admission to trading of subordinated bonds. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9573-ellex-raidla-advises-lhv-group-on-public-offer-listing-and-admission-to-trading-of-subordinated-bonds
12-Nov TGS baltic The Estonian office of TGS Baltic advised the Astel Group on its acquisition of a 95% shareholding in Rakvere Metsamajand, the oldest timber log house manufacturer in the Baltics, from Viru Puit. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9578-tgs-baltic-advises-astel-group-on-acquisition-of-95-ownership-in-timber-log-house-manufacturer
13-Nov Eversheds Sutherland; Sorainen Eversheds Sutherland Ots & Co advised Estonian software company Scoro in a EUR 4.4 million Series A funding round involving venture capital fund Livonia Partners and existing investors, Inventure and Tera Ventures. Sorainen advised Livonia Partners on the round. EUR 6.1 million Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9586-Eversheds Sutherland-sutherland-and-sorainen-advise-on-series-a-financing-round-for-estonian-software-company-scoro
13-Nov Integrites The Estonian office of Cobalt advised and successfully represented long-term client AS Ragn-Sells against a monetary claim made against it. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9581-cobalt-successful-in-defending-ragn-sells-against-claim-for-damages
16-Nov Nove Nove successfully represented Nasdaq Tallinn AS in a Tallinn Stock Exchange Arbitration against Olympic Entertainment Group AS involving a decision of Nasdaq Tallinn's Listing and the Surveillance Committee. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9604-nove-successful-for-nasdaq-tallinn-in-dispute-with-olympic-entertainment-group
20-Nov Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla assisted Luminor with the establishment of a European Medium Term Note program in the amount of EUR 3 billion. EUR 3 billion Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9636-ellex-raidla-advises-luminor-on-usd-3-billion-euro-note-program
20-Nov Cobalt Cobalt Estonia advised real estate management company Pirita Tee Development OU on the sale of Kadrioru Arikeskus, Kadriorg's business center in Tallinn, to EfTEN Real Estate Fund 4. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9627-cobalt-advises-pirita-tee-development-on-sale-of-kadrioru-arikeskus-in-tallinn-to-eften
20-Nov Cobalt; Eversheds Sutherland Cobalt successfully represented AS Poohtech and Activity OU in litigation before the Supreme Court in a dispute concerning approval of annual reports. The defendant was advised by Eversheds Sutherland. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9633-cobalt-successful-for-poohtech-before-supreme-court-on-approval-of-annual-reports
20-Nov Cobalt Cobalt successfully represented the European Commission in a dispute with the Republic of Estonia in the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the amount to be charged for surplus sugar stocks. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9639-cobalt-successful-for-european-commission-in-sugar-stock-pricing-dispute-with-estonia
22-Nov Cobalt Cobalt successfully represented AS Ragn-Sells in a dispute with the City of Tallinn regarding waste transport in the city's Nomme and Lasnamae neighborhoods. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9653-cobalt-successful-for-ragn-sells-in-dispute-with-tallinn-over-nomme-and-lasnamae-neighborhoods
28-Nov Sorainen Sorainen advised A-Ulevaatus on its acquisition of Rael's inspection stations. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9699-sorainen-advises-a-ulevaatus-on-acquisition-of-rael-s-inspection-stations-in-estonia
28-Nov Eversheds Sutherland Eversheds Sutherland's teams in Estonia and the US advised Click & Grow, the producer of smart indoor gardens, in the closing of a financing round through which the company raised over USD 11 million. USD 11 million Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9702-Eversheds Sutherland-sutherland-advises-click-grow-on-financing-round
4-Dec Cobalt; Triniti Cobalt Estonia advised European Diversified Infrastructure Fund II SPSC, a long-term infrastructure fund managed by First State Investments, on its acquisition of 85% of shares in Utilitas. Triniti advised the sellers. EUR 320 million Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9731-cobalt-advises-edif-ii-on-investment-in-utilitas
11-Dec Ellex (Raidla) Ellex Raidla advised Tallink on its public offering on Nasdaq Helsinki. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9778-ellex-raidla-advises-tallink-on-public-offering-on-nasdaq-helsinki
12-Dec Sorainen Sorainen was appointed as legal advisor to the FinEst Bay Area Development tunnel project, designed to enable a safe, high-speed connection between Helsinki Vantaa Airport and Tallinn Airport. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9783-sorainen-advises-on-tallinn-helsinki-tunnel-project
12-Dec Sorainen Sorainen Estonia acted as Estonian adviser to a syndicate of banks consisting of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, and HSH Nordbank in financing the investment of European Diversified Infrastructure Fund II SPSc in Utilitas. N/A Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9785-sorainen-advises-banks-on-financing-of-edif-ii-investment-in-utilitas
14-Dec Cobalt Cobalt advised MCF Group Estonia on the development of a data center to be built in the Estonian city of Saue in 2019. EUR 100 million Estonia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/9805-cobalt-advises-mcf-group-estonia-on-developing-data-center
8-Jan TGS Baltic TGS Baltic represented Credit Value Investments and the funds managed by it during an investment procedure in bonds of AB Civinity. EUR 11 million Estonia; Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7755-tgs-baltic-represents-credit-value-investments-in-investment-in-civinity-bonds
4-May TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Swedish company Bergs Timber on its acquisition of Vika Wood and Byko-lat (Latvia), EWP AS and Laesti AS (Estonia), and Norvik Shipping (United Kingdom) from Icelandic Norvik hf. N/A Estonia; Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8481-tgs-baltic-advises-bergs-timber-on-acquisition-of-norvik-s-operations-in-the-baltics-and-the-united-kingdom
5-Oct Cobalt Cobalt advised A-Katsastus and Bridgepoint on the sale of the A-Katsastus Group's business operations in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, and Poland to pan-European private equity advisory group IK Investment Partners. N/A Estonia; Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9396-cobalt-advises-on-sale-of-a-katsastus-group-business-operations
19-Oct TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted Kapitel with the reorganization of ELL Buve SIA by spinning-off the newly-established SK 23 SIA. EUR 2 million Estonia; Latvia
10-Jan Ellex (Klavins); Ellex (Raidla); Ellex (Valiunas); Motieka & Audzevicius; Skrastins & Dzenis; Tark Ellex advised OP Financial Group on its sale of all shares of non-life insurance company Seesam Insurance AS to Vienna Insurance Group. Skrastins & Dzenis in Latvia, Tark in Estonia, and Motieka & Audzevicius in Lithuania advised VIG on the acquisition. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7768-ellex-skrastins-dzenis-m-a-and-tark-advise-on-sale-of-seesam-insurance-as-in-baltics
16-Jan DLA Piper; Glimstedt; Sorainen Sorainen, working with DLA Piper, advised insurance broker company Aon Baltic on its acquisition of Balto Link. The sellers were advised by Glimstedt. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7808-sorainen-and-glimstedt-advise-on-merger-of-baltic-insurance-brokerages
22-Jan TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised the Fluid Handling Solutions business group of Axel Johnson International on its acquisition of Bahr Pump OU in Estonia, Pumptechnique SIA in Latvia, and Flow Technologies UAB in Lithuania. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7848-tgs-baltic-advises-axflow-on-entering-baltic-fluid-handling-market
14-Mar Cobalt Cobalt advised Luminor on the company's management structure reorganization. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8200-cobalt-advises-luminor-on-reorganization-of-management-structure
6-Jun Ellex (Klavins); Ellex (Raidla); Ellex (Valiunas); Thommessen Bergen Ellex advised Eesti Energia subsidiary Enefit Green AS on its acquisition of 100% the shares in Nelja Energia AS from Vardar Eurus AS and Nelja Energia's minority shareholders. The sellers were represented by Norway's Thomessen law firm. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8667-ellex-advises-enefit-green-on-the-acquisition-of-nelja-energia
12-Jul Cobalt Cobalt advised Luminor on its successful application to the European Central Bank for permission to merge all its banks in the Baltics. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8887-Cobalt-helps-luminor-obtain-ecb-approval-for-cross-border-merger-in-baltics
14-Aug Cobalt; TGS Baltic Cobalt, in cooperation with Setterwalls, advised SEB and Swedbank on their extension of EUR 185 million syndicated loan facilities to the Euroapotheca pharmacy chain. Euroapotheca was assisted by TGS Baltic. EUR 185 million Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9104-cobalt-advises-seb-and-swedbank-on-loan-to-euroapotheca-group
31-Aug TGS Baltic TGS Baltic provided legal support to the Moller group on asset restructuring in the Baltics in relation to the intended sale of the group's real property portfolio. EUR 11 million Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania
20-Sep Allen & Overy; Cobalt; Ellex (Klavins); Ellex (Raidla); Ellex (Valiunas); Hamilton Ellex, Allen & Overy, and Hamilton advised Blackstone on the EUR 1 billion acquisition by a consortium of private equity funds it manages of a 60% stake in Luminor from Nordea Bank AB and DNB Bank ASA. Cobalt advised Luminor on the sale. EUR 1 billion Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9307-ellex-allen-overy-cobalt-and-hamilton-advise-on-blackstone-acquisition-of-luminor
10-Oct Kronbergs Cukste Levin; Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius advised Kesko Senukai on the acquisition of the "1A" e-commerce business in all three Baltic States from SIA MZ Investments, SIA GS, and SIA KP Investments. Kronbergs Cukste Levin advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9426-motieka-audzevicus-and-kronbergs-cukste-levin-advise-on-acquisition-of-1a
17-Dec Cobalt; Ellex (Valiunas); Motieka & Audzevicius; Sorainen Motieka & Audzevicius advised the Publicum Group and Cobalt advised the Idea Group in joining forces to create the largest integrated communications group in the Baltic States and on their entrance into a joint venture with worldwide communications group Havas. Havas acquired 51% of Baltic Media Holding OU -- the controlling entity of operating companies which were part of the Publicum and Idea groups. Ellex Valiunas advised the shareholders of UAB Good One and UAB Socialus Marketingas which have been bought by Publicum Group and Sorainen advised Havas. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania
10-Sep TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised mBank Spolka Akcyjna on financing it provided, along with MCI.Creditventures 2.0 Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamkniety, to the Morele group, in the form of a credit facility and bond issue. PLN 16 million and PLN 40 million Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Poland
17-Sep Cobalt; Roschier; TGS Baltic; Vinge; Wolf Theiss TGS Baltic and Sweden's Vinge Law Firm advised IK Investment Partners on the acquisition of A-Katsastus Group's operations in the Baltics, Sweden, and Poland. Sweden's Roschier Law Firm and Cobalt advised A-Katsastus Group and its subsidiary A-Katsastus. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Poland ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9290-tgs-baltic-advises-ik-investment-partners-on-acquisition-of-a-katsastus-group-operations
26-Feb Ellex; Nobles; Noerr; Stelios Americanos Noerr was lead counsel to Union Tank Eckstein in relation to its acquisition of 51% of the shares of Polish company Timex Card, a franchisee and distributor of UTA service cards for car fleets issued by Union Tank Eckstein. Ellex advised UTA on Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian matters, Nobles advised UTA on Ukrainian law, and Stelios Americanos advised it on Cypriot law issues. N/A Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8107-noerr-nobles-and-ellex-advise-union-tank-eckstein-in-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-timex-card
10-Jan Cobalt; Ellex (Valiunas) Cobalt Estonia advised BaltCap on the sale of 100% of its shares in Magnetic MRO to Guangzhou Hangxin Aviation Technology. The buyer was advised by Ellex. EUR 43 million Estonia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7773-cobalt-and-ellex-advise-on-sale-of-baltcap-s-shares-in-magnetic-mro-to-chinese-company
21-Mar TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised joint bookrunners Dom Maklerski PKO Banku Polskiego, Swedbank, and Trigon Dom Maklerski on the IPO of Baltic tour operator AB Novaturas in Lithuania and Estonia. N/A Estonia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8225-tgs-baltic-advises-on-novaturas-ipo-in-estonia-and-lithuania
28-May Ellex (Valiunas) Ellex Valiunas advised Estonia's Inbank on its acquisition of 100% of the shares of UAB Mokilizingas from shareholders AS LHV Group and UAB Inovatyvus Prekybos Sprendimai. EUR 15 million Estonia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8636-ellex-advises-inbank-in-mokilizingas-acquisition
10-Jul Cobalt; TGS Baltic Cobalt advised MyInvest Estonia on its sale of the Bauhof hardware store chain to Lithuanian hardware store chain Ermitazas, a subsidiary of the Vilniaus Prekyba Group. TGS Baltic advised Ermitazas. N/A Estonia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8875-Cobalt-and-tgs-baltic-advise-on-sale-of-bauhof-hardware-store-chain-to-ermitazas
11-Dec Norton Rose Fulbright; Sorainen; TGS Baltic Sorainen advised Pigu.lt and its shareholders on its merger with Morele.net. Polish private equity group MCI, an investor in both Pigu.lt and Morele.net., was advised by Norton Rose Fulbright and TGS Baltic on the deal. EUR 30 million Estonia; Lithuania; Poland ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9776-sorainen-advises-pigu-on-merger-with-morele
1-Aug Redcliffe Partners Redcliffe Partners advised Brightgrove with respect to customer contracts and labor law issues. N/A Germany; Ukraine
5-Jan Drakopoulos Drakopoulos, acting on behalf of JetAir, conducted a legal due diligence project on the real estate assets owned by a hotel resort in Rhodes, Greece, pursuant to enforcement proceedings to be initiated by JetAir against the resort. N/A Greece
12-Jan Alexiou-Kosmopoulos; DLA Piper; DLA Piper advised the Marguerite Fund on its acquisition of a 10% stake in Fraport Greece, the owner and operator of 14 regional airports in Greece. Greek counsel was provided by Alexiou-Kosmopoulos. N/A Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/7798-dla-piper-and-alexiou-kosmopoulos-advise-marguerite-fund-on-acquisition-of-interest-in-fraport-greece
22-Jan Drakopoulos; Squire Patton Boggs Drakopoulos, together with Squire Patton Boggs, helped Voiceweb settle a breach of contract case against Sonatel (Orange Senegal), with respect to a Mega Promo SMS campaign project. N/A Greece
30-Jan Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised AIM-listed Secure Property Development & Investment on the collection of an unspecified amount under a loan agreement concluded in a convertible structure for the purposes of partially funding the acquisition of Romanian logistics assets. EUR 4 million Greece
6-Mar Ince & Co.; Orrick; Seward & Kissel Orrick's London team advised Precitox Holdings, Oratosio Holdings, and Humberto Finance on the USD 367 million sale of 100% of the share capital of H.E.C. Europe Limited to Aegean Marine Petroleum Network. Aegean was advised by Ince & Co and Seward & Kissel. USD 367 million Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/8146-orrick-and-ince-co-advise-on-the-sale-of-hec-europe
29-Mar Watson Farley & Williams; White & Case White & Case advised Energean on a USD 180 million reserve-based lending facility in relation to its Greek assets provided by the EBRD, the Black Sea Trade Development Bank, Romanian Ex-Im Bank, Banca Comerciala Intesa Sanpaolo Romania, and HSBC (acting as agent and security agent). Watson Farley & Williams advised the lenders on financing designed for the development of the Prinos Basin offshore of Greece. The new facility is an amendment, restatement, and extension to an existing USD 75 million facility granted to Energean by the EBRD in 2016. USD 180 million Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/8291-w-c-and-wfw-advise-on-usd-180-million-loan-to-energean-to-facilitate-greek-offshore-development
18-Jun Karatzas & Partners Karatzas & Partners advised B2Holding on its acquisition of a portfolio of under-performing and non-performing consumer and small business loans worth EUR 3.6 billion from Alpha Bank. EUR 3.6 billion Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/8730-karatzas-Partners-advises-b2holding-on-npl-portfolio-acquisition-from-alpha-bank
19-Jun Karatzas & Partners; Zepos & Yannopoulos Karatzas & Partners advised Bain Capital on the acquisition of a secured corporate NPE portfolio from Piraeus Bank equivalent to EUR 1.95 million of legal claims or EUR 1.45 million gross book value. Piraeus Bank was advised by Zepos & Yannopoulos. EUR 1.95 million Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/8738-karatzas-Partners-and-zeya-advise-on-first-securitization-of-greek-commercial-backed-npes
13-Jul Anna Panagou and Nektarios Makrystathis Law Office; Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented TUI France before the Court of First Instance of Athens in a case of hotelier agentÍs compensation and alleged damages. The Anna Panagou and Nektarios Makrystathis Law Office represented the claimant. EUR 3.1 million Greece
26-Jul Kyriakides Georgopoulos Kyriakides Georgopoulos advised Alpha Bank on financing the acquisition of Golf Residencies SA, which owns and operates five luxury hotels and resorts formerly belonging to the Sbokos Hotel Group. N/A Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/8984-kg-law-advises-alpha-bank-on-financing-acquisition-of-sbokos-hotel-group
26-Jul Kyriakides Georgopoulos Kyriakides Georgopoulos advised the European Investment Bank and Alpha Bank A.E. on the financing of two wind parks in northern Greece. N/A Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/8996-kg-advises-eib-and-alpha-bank-on-financing-wind-farms-in-greece
3-Aug Norton Rose Fulbright; Watson Farley & Williams Norton Rose Fulbright advised Alpha Bank on the EUR 30 million non-recourse financing of a greenfield onshore wind power project developed by Eoliki Energiaki Achladotopos S.A., a Greek subsidiary of Total Eren, in Evia, Greece. Watson, Farley & Williams advised the sponsor. EUR 30 million Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/9054-norton-rose-fulbright-advises-alpha-bank-on-financing-of-greek-onshore-wind-power-project
14-Aug Karatzas & Partners Karatzas & Partners advised AutoHellas S.A., an independent car leasing company in Greece, and StormHarbour, as the arranger, on the securitization of automotive leases for small and medium-sized enterprises originated by Autohellas. The transaction was funded by the European Investment Bank, the European Investment Fund, KfW, and the EBRD. N/A Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/9102-karatzas-partners-advises-autohellas-and-stormharbour-in-first-non-banking-receivables-securitization-in-greece
18-Sep Kyriakides Georgopoulos The KG Law Firm advised Senfluga Energy Infrastructure Holding on the debt financing of 64.22% of the cost of the acquisition by the company of 66% of the shares of Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator S.A. N/A Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/9298-kg-advises-senfluga-energy-infrastructure-holding-on-debt-financing-of-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-hellenic-gas-transmission-system-operator
19-Sep Kyriakides Georgopoulos Kyriakides Georgopoulos advised Sinsin Europe Solar Asset Limited Partnership on the acquisition of a portfolio of 15MW photovoltaic projects from an unidentified seller. N/A Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/9300-kg-law-advises-sinsin-europe-solar-asset-limited-partnership-on-pv-portfolio-acquisition
20-Sep Drakopoulos; Osborne Clarke Drakopoulos, coordinated by Osborne Clarke, advised Leaseplan Corporation, a Dutch fleet management company, with respect to the terms and conditions of its sales agreement related to the use of Leaseplan's online e-auction platform. N/A Greece
21-Sep Kyriakides Georgopoulos Kyriakides Georgopoulos advised Alpha Bank in relation to the financing of two Sumec Clean Energy Ltd. wind parks. N/A Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/9311-kyriakides-georgopoulos-advises-alpha-bank-on-financing-of-two-china-owned-wind-parks-in-greece
24-Sep Kyriakides Georgopoulos Kyriakides Georgopoulos helped Axpo Trading AG obtain a Gas Supply License and Electricity Trading License in Greece. N/A Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/9315-kg-law-assists-axpo-trading-with-successful-application-for-greek-licenses
24-Sep Kyriakides Georgopoulos Kyriakides Georgopoulos assisted Blue Grid Gas and Power S.A. with the formulation of a proposed contract to be used with customers. N/A Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/9323-kyriakides-georgopoulos-advises-blue-grid-gas-and-power-on-preparation-of-customer-contract
24-Sep Kyriakides Georgopoulos Kyriakides Georgopoulos advised Public Power Corporation Renewables on the formulation of tender rules for the selection of a strategic partner to participate in the Biomass CHP Plant Company as an equity partner with a 51% stake. N/A Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/9325-kg-law-advises-public-power-corporation-renewables-on-formulation-of-tender-rules
15-Oct Bernitsas; Koutalidis; White & Case White & Case, working with Greece's Koutalidis Law Firm, advised the four systemic Greek banks - Alpha Bank, Eurobank, National Bank of Greece, and Piraeus Bank - on their entry into a servicing agreement with Italian credit institution doBank S.p.A. Bernitsas advised doBank on Greek law matters. N/A Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/9444-white-case-koutalidis-and-bernitsas-advise-the-systemic-greek-banks-on-servicing-agreement
18-Oct Drakopoulos Drakopoulos represented Samsung Electronics in criminal court of Thessaloniki against a counterfeit trader, who was ultimately convicted and sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment plus a penalty of EUR 32,000 and a 3-year deprivation of political rights. N/A Greece
28-Nov KG Law KG Law advised EDPR S.U.L. in the first call for RES Tenders. N/A Greece ceelegalmatters.com/greece/9695-kg-law-advises-edpr-on-call-for-tender
3-Dec Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Vitaria, an Oracle Systems integrator incorporated and registered in Cyprus, with respect to the incorporation of a Greek branch and its registration with the Greek tax authorities. N/A Greece
30-Oct Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Gradista, a Greek-Cypriot real estate fund, on its participation in a joint venture for the management and development of certain special purpose vehicles owning real estate assets in Greece. Both Gradista and the remaining investors participated in the financing of the joint venture through equity in the form of shareholders loans. EUR 5 million Greece; Romania
1-Jan Clifford Chance; Hengeler Mueller; Lakatos, Koves & Partners; Norton Rose Fulbright; Schoenherr LKT, working with Clifford Chance China, conducted a due diligence on the operation of the Hungarian subsidiary of BoschÍs starters and generators business as part of Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery (Group) Co., Ltd's acquisition of BoschÍs starters and generators business in a global transaction. Schoenherr advised Robert Bosch GmbH on the sale. Norton Rose Fulbright advised the buyer. Hengeler Mueller advised the seller as local counsel. EUR 500 million Hungary
1-Jan DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Teknikum Yhtiot Oy on the acquisition of a 25.6% stake to add to its existing 24.9% stake in T-Plasztik Kft, a Hungarian family-established enterprise engaged in rubber and plastic production and foam processing. N/A Hungary
1-Jan DLA Piper DLA Piper acted as Hungarian legal counsel to the production of a theatrical motion picture with the working title ñMarbleî, starring Jennifer Lawrence. N/A Hungary
4-Jan Deloitte Legal; Dentons Dentons advised Enterprise Investors on the sale by its Polish Enterprise Fund VI of 100% of shares in Netrisk.hu to MCI.EuroVentures of MCI Capital Group. Deloitte Legal advised the buyers on the transaction. EUR 56.5 million Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/7737-dentons-advises-enterprise-investors-on-exit-from-netrisk-hu
9-Jan DLA Piper; Kinstellar DLA Piper advised Eni regarding the disposal its shares in Tigaz Group. The buyer, MET Holding, was advised by Kinstellar. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/7764-dla-piper-advises-on-eni-gas-distribution-operations-disposal-in-hungary
11-Jan CMS; Dentons Dentons advised the London branch of UniCredit Bank AG and MUFG as coordinators on a EUR 750 million revolving credit facility provided by a group of 13 banks to MOL Plc, the Hungarian multinational oil and gas company. CMS advised MOL on the deal. EUR 750 million Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/7782-dentons-and-CMS-advise-on-credit-facility-deal-for-mol
23-Jan Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; CMS CHSH advised CA Immobilien Anlagen AG on the sale of the Infopark Building A office complex in Budapest from the Magyar Posta Takarek Ingatlan Befektetesi Alap real estate fund, owned by Magyar Posta and managed by Diofa Alapkezelo Zrt. CMS advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/7861-chsh-and-CMS-advise-on-ca-immo-sale-of-inforpark-a-office-complex-in-budapest
1-Feb Dentons; Lakatos, Koves & Partners LKT advised Care Park on its acquisition of six underground car parks in central Budapest. Dentons advised the seller. EUR 19 million Hungary
1-Feb Lakatos, Koves & Partners; Peter Metzinger law office LKT advised CG Power on the sale of its Hungarian industrial transformation business to Ganz Villamossagi Zrt. The Peter Metzinger law office advised the buyer. N/A Hungary
8-Feb EY Law; Kinstellar EY Law Hungary advised Magyar Takarekszovetkezeti Bank Zrt. on the EUR 12.5 million refinancing of Korda Studios, located in Etyek, Hungary. The borrower was represented by Kinstellar. EUR 12.5 million Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/7982-ey-law-hungary-and-kinstellar-assist-with-refinancing-of-korda-studios
15-Feb CMS CMS advised Goodman, an Australian integrated commercial and industrial property group, on the development of an 87,200 square meter greenfield logistics facility in Hungary. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/8021-cms-advises-goodman-on-logistics-development-project-for-auchan
16-Feb Lakatos, Koves & Partners; Szecsenyi & Partners Lakatos, Koves & Partners advised Atrium Properties on its sale of the EuroCenter Obuda Shopping Center in Budapest and the Family Center Shopping Center and the Praktiker Department Store in Szombathely, Hungary, to Hungarian real estate developer Wing Zrt. The buyer was advised by Szecsenyi & Partners. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/8022-lkt-and-szecsenyi-partners-advise-on-sale-of-eurocenter-in-hungary
1-Mar DLA Piper DLA Piper acted as Hungarian legal counsel on the production of "Blade Runner 2", a multi-million dollar sequel to the eighties movie "Blade Runner". N/A Hungary
1-Mar DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Colette Film Holdings Ltd / Colette Film Productions Limited on the production of the motion picture ñColette,î starring Keira Knightley and Dominic West. N/A Hungary
9-Mar CMS CMS Budapest advised Belgian real estate developer Atenor on the sale of Building D of the Vaci Greens complex to an unnamed Hungarian fund. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/8167-cms-advises-atenor-on-sale-of-vaci-greens-building-d
18-Mar DLA Piper; Kalo Kicska Law Firm DLA Piper advised Hydro Extrusion Hungary Kft. in connection with a lease agreement entered into with Science Office Complex Kft. for various premises in Science Park, a class A office building located in the 11th district of Budapest. The Kalo Kicska Law Firm advised the landlord. N/A Hungary
19-Mar Deloitte Legal; Noerr Noerr advised Prologis on the sale of Prologis Park Hegyeshalom, in Hungary, to Horvath Rudolf Intertransport Kft. The buyer was represented by Deloitte Hungary. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/8210-noerr-and-deloitte-legal-advise-on-sale-of-prologis-park-hegyeshalom
21-Mar EY Law Solo practitioner Andrea Zsuzsanna Kovacs advised Austrian investor List Group on the sale of its Austria House office building to a Hong Kong-based company backed by overseas investors. The buyers were advised by EY Law Hungary. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/8224-ey-law-and-andrea-kovacs-advise-on-budapest-office-building-acquisition
21-Mar Kovacs Reti Szegheo; Oppenheim KRS Kovacs Reti Szegheo successfully represented the liquidator of Buda-Cash against Saxo Bank in the Metropolitan Regional Court in Hungary. Saxo Bank was advised by Oppenheim. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/8227-krs-successfully-represents-liquidator-of-buda-cash-against-saxo-bank
26-Mar Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati; Hogan Lovells CHSH advised GalGap Europe on its acquisition of a mixed-purpose property named "Central Udvar" in the heart of Budapest that is administered on behalf of a separate account for a German pension scheme by Institutional Investment Partners. Partos & Noblet in cooperation with Hogan Lovells advised the seller. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/8254-chsh-and-hogan-lovells-advise-on-sale-of-central-udvar-in-budapest
1-Apr Deloitte Legal; Lakatos, Koves & Partners LKT advised Stonehill and IC Campus in connection with all Hungarian legal aspects of its acquisition of real properties to be used for development of major student housing facilities in a university district in Budapest. Deloitte Legal advised the sellers. N/A Hungary
1-Apr DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Atlantic 2.1 Entertainment Group, Inc./ Pioneer Stillking Genius Kft on the production of season 2 of the "Genius aka Picasso" television series. N/A Hungary
1-Apr Kardos, Peto and Torocsik Law Firm; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Citoxlab on its acquisition of Solvo Biotechnology. Kardos, Peto, and Torocsik Law Firm advised the sellers. N/A Hungary
16-Apr Lakatos, Koves & Partners Lakatos, Koves & Partners advised Waberer's throughout the buyout of its minority partner, Lorand Szemerey. Szemerey was represented by the Botos Law Office. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/8369-Lakatos, Koves & Partners-advises-waberer-s-on-buyout-of-minority-partner
17-Apr HBK Partners; Sarhegyi And Partners HBK Partners advised MKB Bank on the sale of its non-performing retail mortgage loan portfolio, secured mostly by residential mortgages, to MKK Hungarian Debt Management Company. Sarhegyi and Partners advised MKK Zrt. on the acquisition. EUR 300 million Hungary
25-Apr Kertesz es Tarsa Law Office; Lakatos, Koves & Partners LKT advised the Mattoni Group on the sale of its luxury real estate portfolio in Budapest, consisting of 41 residential and five retail units in 21 different buildings and 16 other properties. Kertsz es Tarsa Law Office advised the buyer. N/A Hungary
1-May Nagy es Trocsanyi Nagy es Trocsanyi succesfully represented FBZ, the business leader in the Hungarian feather industry, in a tax dispute regarding diverse VAT claims. N/A Hungary
2-May HBK Partners; Kertesz And Partners; Lakatos, Koves & Partners HBK Partners and Kertesz & Partners advised Status Power Invest Zrt. on its acquisition of an additional 36% stake in Matrai Power Plant from EP Power Europe A.S., a Czech energy holding company. The seller was represented by Lakatos, Koves & Partners. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/8457-hbk-partners-kertesz-partners-and-Lakatos, Koves & Partners-advise-on-second-phase-acquisition-of-matrai-power-plant
7-May Sar & Partners Sar & Partners represented Herend Porcelain Manufactory in litigation against ZARA Home Ltd. on intellectual property rights related to an alleged infringement of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory collection. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/8495-sar-partners-successful-for-herend-porcelain-manufactory-against-zara-home
14-May Hogan Lovells; Partos & Noblet Partos & Noblet in co-operation with Hogan Lovells advised KPMG Global Services on negotiations for a new lease agreement for space in the Advance Tower Office Buildings on the Vaci corridor in Budapest. The landlord, Futureal, was advised by solo practitioner Roland Jabronka. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/8561-hogan-lovells-advises-kpmg-global-services-on-office-lease-in-budapest
23-May Bekes Partners; Dentons; HBK Partners; Jeantet HBK Partners and Bekes Partners advised Novohot Kft. on the acquisition of Hotel Novotel Szeged from Accor Hotels. Jeantet and Dentons advised Accor Hotels in the sale. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/8607-HBK-partners-and-bekes-partners-advise-on-hotel-novotel-szeged-acquisition
28-May CMS; Oppenheim Oppenheim advised IAD Investments, an independent Slovak asset management company, on the acquisition of the Dunaharaszti industrial park on behalf of its Prvy Realitny fond. The seller, IPD, was advised by CMS. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/8627-oppenheim-and-CMS-advise-on-sale-of-dunaharaszti-industrial-park-to-iad-investments
9-Jun Gabor Molnar attorney at law; George Y. Yiangou; Lakatos, Koves & Partners; Ospelt & Partner Attorneys at Law; Specht & Partners LKT advised VTB Bank (Europe) SE on the refinancing of Immobilia Zrt.. Also advising VTB were George Y. Yiangou LLC (on Cyprus law) and Ospelt & Partner Attorneys at Law (on Liechtenstein law). Benisch Meszaros Specht & Partner Attorneys at Law and Gabor Molnar Attorney at Law advised the borrowers. EUR 40.5 million Hungary
28-Jun Clifford Chance; Lakatos, Koves & Partners; McCann FitzGerald; Schoenherr LKT and Clifford Chance (on English law) advised DVB Bank SE on the financing of the acquisition of a railcar portfolio by Touax Group. The borrowers were advised by Schoenherr Budapest and McCann FitzGerald. EUR 76.92 million Hungary
1-Jul CMS; Lakatos, Koves & Partners LKT advised JP Morgan in relation to the redemption of its facility to Lone Star/Hudson granted in relation to the acquisition of Hungarian shopping centers. CMS advised the borrower. EUR 500 million Hungary
1-Jul Nagy es Trocsanyi Nagy es Trocsanyi represented Hungary, an intervener, before the General Court of the European Union in the Austria v Commission case launched in 2015, the subject matter of which was the Commission's resolution permitting state aid from the UK to the Hinkley Point C atomic energy plant project. The judgement approving the Commission's decision was released in July 2018 N/A Hungary
1-Jul DLA Piper DLA Piper Hungary successfully represented WHB Befektetesi Kft. and Epito-es Epuletkarbantarto Zrt. (both active in Hungary's construction industry) in a merger clearance proceeding. N/A Hungary
5-Jul Oppenheim; Szecsenyi & Partners Oppenheim advised Triuva on the sale of the Infopark D Office Building in the South Buda area of the Hungarian capital to property development and investment company Wing Zrt. The buyer was represented by Szecsenyi and Partners. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/8859-Oppenheim-and-szecsenyi-and-Partners-advise-on-infopark-d-sale-in-hungary
9-Jul Dentons The Budapest office of Dentons advised ARX Equity Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in TMX Mobile Solutions from Kekbegy Property Kft. Solo practitioner Ivan Varga advised Kekbegy Property. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/8869-Dentons-advises-arx-equity-Partners-on-tmx-mobile-solutions-acquisition; ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/8869-Dentons-advises-arx-equity-Partners-on-tmx-mobile-solutions-acquisition
26-Jul Kirkland & Ellis; Lakatos, Koves & Partners; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Wolf Theiss LKT and Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised Barclays Bank plc, as to Hungarian and English law, respectively, on the financing of the acquisition of the Vita Group. The borrowers were advised by Wolf Theiss Budapest and Kirkland & Ellis. EUR 130 million Hungary
1-Aug Lakatos, Koves & Partners LKT advised Indotek in relation to the acquistion of an NPL portfolio from Szanalasi Koveteleskezelesi Zrt. It also advised Indotek on the financing for the acquisition N/A Hungary
1-Sep DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Radical Mars Ltd / Pioneer Stillking Mars 2 Kft on the second production season of the episodic ñMARSî television series. N/A Hungary
19-Sep CMS; Dentons CMS Budapest advised private equity firm Lone Star on selling the Mammut shopping centre to NEPI Rockcastle, which was advised by Dentons. EUR 254 million Hungary
19-Sep Akin Gump; Lakatos, Koves & Partners; Linklaters; RSM Legal LKT advised Mercuria Energy Trading SA on financing provided to Aspect Holdings, LLC. Linklaters advised the lender on English law and the borrowers were advised by RSM Legal and Akin Gump. EUR 55.825 million Hungary
21-Sep Kinstellar; Lakatos, Koves & Partners LKT advised Indotek Group on the acquisition of three significant shopping malls across Hungary -- the Duna Plaza (Budapest),æAlba Plaza (Szekesfehervar), and Nyir Plaza (Nyiregyhaza) -- from French real estate investor Klepierre. Kinstellar advised the seller. N/A Hungary
25-Sep Clifford Chance; Lakatos, Koves & Partners; Zsolt Szita Law Office LKT provided Hungarian law advice to Deutsche Bank AG, Erste Group and JP Morgan Securities (as joint lead managers) of a EUR 1 billion sovereign bond issuance by Hungary. Clifford Chance advised the lead managers on English law and the issuer was advised by the Zsolt Szita Law Office. EUR 1 billion Hungary
25-Sep Dentons; Tenk Law Firm Dentons advised the Globe Trade Centre S.A. real estate company on its 100% acquisition of a real property located on the Vaci Corridor in Budapest. The seller, Masped Zrt., was represented by the Tenk Law Firm. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/9339-dentons-and-tenk-advise-on-property-sale-on-vaci-corridor-in-budapest
1-Oct Clifford Chance; Lakatos, Koves & Partners LKT advised Patrizia Gewerbeinvest Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, acting on behalf of Patrizia Buro-Invest Europa I, on the sale of a Hungarian office building. Clifford Chance Frankfurt was the global advisor. N/A Hungary
19-Oct EY Law; Szecsenyi & Partners EY Hungary advised a Hong Kong-based private investment fund partnering with Wigan Acquisitions as local co-investment partner on the acquisition of the K6 office building in downtown Budapest. The seller, a US-based real estate investment company, was represented by Szecsenyi & Partners. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/9465-ey-law-and-szecsenyi-partners-advise-on-k6-office-building-sale-in-budapest
31-Oct Dentons; NGYL Partners Dentons advised Skanska on its sale of Mill Park, a two-building office project in Budapest, to the real estate fund of Erste Alapkezelo Zrt., a subsidiary of Erste Asset Management GmbH. The buyer was represented by NGYL Partners. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/9508-dentons-advises-skanska-on-mill-park-office-sale-in-hungary
16-Nov Clifford Chance; CMS; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Lakatos, Koves & Partners LKT and Clifford Chance advised a syndicate of banks consisting of Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., London Branch, ING Bank N.V., London Branch, Societe Generale S.A. Frankfurt Branch, and Raiffeisen Bank International AG, as lenders, Global Loan Agency Services Limited as agent, Glas Trust Corporation Limited as security agent, and Artemis Group as borrower and guarantors regarding Hungarian aspects of the provision of a EUR 310 million senior secured facility for the purpose of acquiring PHM Topco 27 S.a r.l. and its subsidiaries. CMS Budapest and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised the borrowers. EUR 310 million Hungary
28-Nov Clifford Chance; Gleiss Lutz; Lakatos, Koves & Partners; Schoenherr LKT and Clifford Chance advised a syndicate of banks consisting of Barclays Bank PLC, HSBC Bank plc, HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG, Morgan Stanley Bank International Limited, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. and Unicredit Bank AG, on Hungarian and English law, respectively, on a loan to the Atlas Group as original borrowers for the purposes of acquiring the Coveris Group in the amount of EUR 437 million. The borrowers were advised by Schoenherr Budapest and Gleiss Lutz. EUR 437 million Hungary
6-Dec CMS; DLA Piper CMS Budapest advised the Futureal Group on the sale of its six existing office buildings and two office buildings currently under construction in Budapest, together referred to as the Corvin Office Portfolio, to OTP Real Estate Investment Fund Management. DLA Piper represented the OTP Group on the acquisition. N/A Hungary ceelegalmatters.com/hungary/9756-cms-advises-futureal-on-sale-of-corvin-office-portfolio-to-otp-group
17-Dec CMS; DLA Piper; Noerr CMS Budapest advised Siemens on the sale and leaseback of its nearly 40,000 square meter site on Gizella Road in Budapest. DLA Piper advised Wing, the buyer, and Noerr advised K&H Bank on the financing for the deal. N/A Hungary
1-Apr DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Spinel Productions and Spinel Films Ltd. (Hungary) on the production of the theatrical motion picture "The Spy Who Dumped Me". N/A Hungary, England, Wales
1-Jun DLA Piper; Sunjka Law Firm The Sunjka Law Firm advised Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences on its long-term lease of a hotel resort in Budva, Montenegro. DLA Piper advised the lessor. N/A Hungary, Montenegro
10-Jan Cvetkovic, Skoko & Jovicic; Deloitte Legal Deloitte Legal Serbia provided local advice to the OTP Group in relation to the EUR 32.5 million refinancing of a shopping mall project in Serbia. The borrowers were advised by Cvetkovic, Skoko & Jovicic. N/A Hungary; Montenegro; Serbia
1-Mar HCB Solicitors; Kinstellar; K&L Gates K&L Gates and Kinsteller advised Innovation Nest on its investment in Antavo, which was advised by HCB Solicitors. N/A Hungary; Poland
4-Dec Dentons Dentons advised Enlight Renewable Energy on contract negotiations for the construction of three solar power plants in Hungary, with an aggregate capacity of approximately 57 MW. The firm also assisted Enlight in obtaining HUF 15 billion (around EUR 45 million) in financing for the project. EUR 45 million Hungary; Poland ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9734-dentons-advises-enlight-renewable-energy-on-construction-and-financing-of-solar-power-plants-in-hungary
8-Oct Dvorak Hager & Partners; Law Firm MCL; Specht & Partners advised the buyer on Hungarian law. Dvorak Hager & Partners and Benisch Meszaros Specht & Partners represented the Max Aicher Group on its acquisition of a part of a steel mill enterprise through an international tender conducted by Slovakia Steel Mills, a.s. v konkurze (in a bankruptcy proceeding) in Strazske, Slovakia, and the subsequent integration of the acquired part of the enterprise into the Max Aicher Group. Law Firm MCL advised the seller. N/A Hungary; Slovakia
10-May Deloitte Legal; Hill Dickinson Deloitte Legal, working in collaboration with Hill Dickinson, assisted NKL Limited on its takeover of 100% of the share capital in NewCo Ferronikeli Complex LLC from Cunico Resources N.V. N/A Kosovo
11-Jan Cobalt On 16 November 2017 the Supreme Court of Latvia recognized the right of SIA Reaton, Ltd., which was represented by Cobalt, to choose the most suitable form of business restructuring. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/7781-cobalt-obtains-positive-result-for-sia-reaton-against-minority-shareholder-claim
11-Jan Eversheds Sutherland Eversheds Sutherland Bitans provided assistance to the City Development Department of the Riga City Council on the development of a city spatial plan for 2019-2030 that was recently brought up for public discussion. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/estonia/7792-Eversheds Sutherland-sutherland-bitans-assists-riga-city-council-with-development-new-city-plan
12-Jan TGS Baltic TGS Baltic, acting as part of a consortium led by Rothschild, advised Latvia's Ministry of Economics on the acquisition by Latvian electricity transmission system operator AS Augstsprieguma Tikls of 16.05% of the shares of the natural gas transmission and storage system operator AS Conexus Baltic Grid from SIA ITERA Latvija. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/7802-tgs-baltic-advises-latvia-s-ministry-of-economics-on-acquisition-of-16-05-of-as-conexus-baltic-grid
15-Jan Cobalt Cobalt advised B2Kapital SIA on the acquisition of a non-performing loan portfolio from SIA Hiponia in Latvia. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/7807-cobalt-advises-b2kapital-on-acquisition-of-non-performing-loan-portfolio
18-Jan Sorainen; Vinson & Elkins Sorainen Latvia and Vinson & Elkins successfully represented the energy group E-energija in an investment dispute against the Republic of Latvia. EUR 3.7 million Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/7833-sorainen-and-v-e-successful-for-e-energija-in-icsid-arbitration-against-latvia
18-Jan Meitar; Primus Derling; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted KnowledgePrice with the sale of 100% of its shares to Sapiens International Corporation. Primus Derling and Israel's Meitar law firm advised Sapiens on the deal. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/7838-tgs-baltic-assists-knowledgeprice-with-sale-to-sapiens-international-corporation
26-Jan Eversheds Sutherland; Sorainen Eversheds Sutherland Bitans assisted BaltCap Infrastructure Fund with its EUR 9.45 million acquisition of shares in Latvian biogas businesses SIA AD Biogazes Stacija and SIA Aizkalnu Tehnika. Sorainen represented SIA Augstkalnu Druvas, the seller of the shares. EUR 9.45 million Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/7880-Eversheds Sutherland-sutherland-bitans-advises-baltcap-on-biogas-acquisitions
2-Feb TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised BENU Aptieka Latvija SIA, a medicine retail chain in the Baltics, with the acquisition of 100% shares of SIA Pils Zala Aptieka, a privately owned pharmacy in Jelgava, Latvia. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/7942-tgs-baltic-assists-benu-aptieka-latvija-with-acquisition-of-pils-zala-aptieka
7-Feb Clifford Chance; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic and Clifford Chance Poland advised the European Investment Bank on financing the acquisition of rolling stock and construction of a maintenance center by AS Pasazieru Vilciens, a state-owned joint stock company engaged in the provision of passenger services. EUR 110 million Latvia
12-Feb Ellex (Klavins); Fort Legal Ellex Klavins advised Swedish investment company Eastnine on its EUR 24.8 million acquisition of Alojas Biznesa Centrs and its EUR 4.8 million acquisition of two adjacent properties from the LNK Group. The seller was advised by Fort Legal. EUR 29.6 million Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/7997-ellex-klavins-and-fort-advise-on-eastnine-acquisition-of-alojas-biznesa-centrs
12-Feb Ellex (Klavins); Fort Legal Ellex Klavins advised Swedish investment company Eastnine on its EUR 24.8 million acquisition of Alojas Biznesa Centrs and its EUR 4.8 million acquisition of two adjacent properties from the LNK Group. The seller was advised by Fort Legal. EUR 29.6 million Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/7997-ellex-klavins-and-fort-advise-on-eastnine-acquisition-of-alojas-biznesa-centrs
13-Mar TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised the University of Latvia regarding a EUR 11.5 million loan agreement with the Council of Europe Development Bank for the further development of an Academic Centre. EUR 11.5 million Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/8185-tgs-baltic-advises-university-of-latvia-on-financing-for-academic-center
28-Mar Cobalt; Glimstedt Cobalt advised John Joseph McDermott on the sale of the Latvian American Eye Center to the MFD Healthcare Group. Glimstedt represented SIA Dziedings, the owner of the MFD health group, on the acquisition. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/8273-cobalt-and-glimstedt-advise-on-private-eye-clinic-sale-in-latvia
16-Apr Sorainen Sorainen advised mobile telecommunications operator BITE Latvija on its acquisition of Stream Networks and its LATNET Serviss subsidiary. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/8373-sorainen-advises-bite-latvija-on-acquisition-of-stream-networks-and-latnet-serviss
19-Apr Cobalt Cobalt represented AS Cits Medijs pro bono in a trademark dispute with SIA Zurnals Ir Nauda involving the registration of the "Ir Nauda" mark. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/8391-cobalt-successful-pro-bono-in-ir-nauda-trademark-dispute
30-Apr TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted golf course construction company Modo Golf with drafting, negotiating, concluding, and implementing a contract to construct the Tbilisi Hills golf course in Georgia commissioned by Primera Residence Development and Construction LLC. EUR 20 million Latvia
3-May Cobalt Cobalt advised Bisnode on the acquisition of Datu Serviss, the Dun & Bradstreet franchise partner in Latvia for more than 20 years. N/A Latvia
7-May TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted Overkill Venture AIFP acquire the status of a registered alternative investment manager and with the registration of the Overkill Ventures Fund I and Overkill Ventures Fund II funds. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/8498-tgs-baltic-advises-overkill-venture-on-becoming-registered-alternative-investment-manager
25-May Cobalt Cobalt advised BaltCap, Dasha Group AS, and others on the sale of their majority shareholding in Runway BPO to Webhelp, a global business process outsourcing and customer experience company. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/8616-cobalt-advises-on-runway-bpo-sale-to-webhelp
28-May Sorainen Sorainen advised Stockholm-listed gaming operator MRG on the acquisition of a majority stake in Latvia-licensed operator 11.lv. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/8632-sorainen-advises-gaming-operator-mrg-on-entrance-into-latvian-market
29-May Cobalt Cobalt advised Kartesia on its acquisition of Groglass - its first investment in the Baltics from NCH Capital - which reportedly was represented by Ellex Klavins. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/8640-cobalt-advises-kartesia-on-acquisition-of-groglass
20-Jun Fort Legal Fort Legal helped Latvia's Cabinet of Ministers win in legal proceedings concerning the layout of the Rail Baltica route in Latvia. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/8752-fort-legal-helps-cabinet-of-ministers-succeed-in-rail-baltica-case-in-latvia
26-Jun BDO Law BDO Law won a tender for the legal due diligence of lease agreements between Latvia's state-owned joint stock company State Real Estate and Latvian state authorities and private individuals. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/8791-bdo-law-wins-tender-for-due-diligence-of-latvian-state-real-estate-company
2-Jul Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Cobalt Cobalt and Clifford Chance's London office advised J.P. Morgan, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, and Natixis as the joint lead managers on an issue of dual-tranche Eurobonds by the Republic of Latvia in a total amount of EUR 650 million. Allen & Overy advised the Republic of Latvia on the deal. EUR 650 million Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/8827-Cobalt-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-eur-650-million-dual-tranche-eurobonds-issue-by-republic-of-latvia
4-Jul Cobalt Cobalt advised Storent Investments AS on the issuance of EUR 10 million bonds and the listing of the bonds on the Baltic Bond List of Nasdaq Riga. EUR 10 million Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/8846-Cobalt-advises-storent-investments-on-eur-10-million-bonds-issue
16-Jul Ellex (Klavins); Vilgerts Ellex Klavins represented commercial real estate fund SG Capital Partners Fund I on the acquisition of the Duntes Nami office building in Riga from East Capital Baltic Property Fund AB. The seller was advised by Vilgerts. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/8905-Ellex-klavins-and-vilgerts-advise-on-sale-of-duntes-nami-office-building-in-riga
16-Jul BDO law BDO Law successfully assisted the Akers VKS ventilation and conditioning systems company in a lawsuit against Euro Luxe Trading Latvia, the developer of the Vernisaza recreational complex, which had refused to pay Akers for construction work it had performed. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/8900-bdo-law-succesfull-for-akers-vks-in-contract-dispute
17-Jul Ellex (Klavins); Fort Legal Ellex Klavins advised Baltic Horizon Fund on the acquisition of the LNK Center office building from SIA LNK Properties and SIA FIN.LV. The sellers were advised by Fort Legal. EUR 17 million Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/8921-Ellex-klavins-and-fort-legal-advise-on-acquisition-of-lnk-center-in-riga
24-Jul TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised the European Investment Bank on the financing of the electrification of the Latvian railway network in 25kV 50 Hz maintained by AS Latvijas Dzelzcels, the state-owned joint stock company holding the assets of the railway network. EUR 420 million Latvia
14-Aug Arquis; Cobalt Cobalt, in cooperation with German law firm Arquis, advised AVS Verkehrssicherung GmbH on the acquisition of KMK Projekts, a provider of traffic safety products and permanent road marking in Latvia. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/9097-cobalt-advises-avs-verkehrssicherung-on-acquisition-of-kmk-projekts
24-Aug Sorainen Sorainen Partner Eva Berlaus was appointed one of the four liquidators of ABLV Bank, following the European Central Bank's February, 23, 2017 determination that ABLV was failing or likely to fail in accordance with the Single Resolution Mechanism Regulation. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/9130-sorainen-partner-assists-with-liquidation-of-ablv-bank
4-Sep Ellex (Klavins) Ellex Klavins advised Baltic Retail Properties Latvia on its merger with its three subsidiaries, on related reorganizational matters, and on the registration of the resulting changes in relevant public registers. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/9210-ellex-klavins-advises-baltic-retail-properties-latvia-on-merging-with-subsidiaries
10-Sep Cobalt; Sorainen Sorainen advised Medilink, a medicine and laboratory product supplier in Latvia, on the sale of its product distribution businesses - Roche diagnostics solutions and Sysmex haematology solutions - to Roche Latvija. Cobalt advised the buyers N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/9239-sorainen-and-cobalt-advise-on-medilink-sale-of-product-distribution-businesses-to-roche-latvija
12-Sep Primus Derling Primus successfully represented the interests of Latvia's "I support sports!" sports federation initiative at the meeting of the Sports Sub-Committee of the Parliamentary Commission for Education, Culture, and Science. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/9262-primus-represents-latvian-sports-federation-initiative
14-Sep Primus Derling Primus represented Novira Capital, an Estonian real estate financing and development company, on its financing of a real estate and company share acquisition in relation to undeveloped property in the central part of Riga. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/9278-primus-represents-novira-capital-in-financing-for-riga-property-deal
8-Oct Primus Derling Primus successfully represented AS Luminor Bank in several disputes after borrowers and guarantors, unable to meet their obligations towards the bank, disposed of their properties to relatives or friends to avoid recovery measures . N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/9411-primus-successfully-represents-luminor-bank-in-recovery-cases
10-Oct Ellex (Klavins); Manheimer Swartling; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised the shareholders owning 51% of the shares in SIA S.B.C. on the sale of their shares to Norway's Contiga Holding AS, which already held the other 49%. Sweden's Mannheimer Swartling and Ellex Klavins advised Contiga Holding on the acquisition. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/9425-tgs-baltic-and-ellex-advise-on-sale-of-remaining-shares-in-s-b-c-to-contiga-holding
17-Oct Sorainen Sorainen Latvia advised Estonian company Baltic Bioethanol on the construction of a production facility in the Bauska industrial park, where it will invest up to EUR 150 million. EUR 150 million Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/9458-sorainen-advises-baltic-bioethanol-on-production-facility-construction-in-bauska-park
18-Oct Baiba Strupisa Law Office; Primus Derling Primus Derling represented the shareholders of a new concept service station KOOL Latvija in a deal for attracting new investors, including BaltCap Growth Fund EuVECA usaldusfond, an investment fund registered in Estonia. Baiba Strupisa Law Office advised BaltCap Growth Fund EuVECA usaldusfond. N/A Latvia
24-Oct TGS Baltic TGS Baltic represented Ltd. 2B Capital AIFP before Latvia's Financial and Capital Market Commission in its successful application to become a registered alternative investment fund manager and in its registration of the Equilibrium Fund closed alternative investment fund, with five sub-funds. N/A Latvia
26-Oct Primus Derling Primus Derling advised VGP Latvia on the development of the new VGP Park Kekava industrial park. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/9488-primus-derling-advises-vgp-latvia-on-development-of-vgp-park-kekava
26-Oct Sorainen Sorainen advised Primekss, a Latvian company in the building industry, on a patent litigation case. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/9485-sorainen-advises-primekss-on-patent-litigation
31-Oct Cobalt; Primus Derling Cobalt advised BaltCap Infrastructure Fund on its acquisition of 70% of the shares in SIA Energia Verde, a biomass combined heat and power plant near Riga, from Latvian company AS Energoeco, advised by Primus Derling. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/9512-cobalt-advises-baltcap-infrastructure-fund-on-acquisition-of-biomass-chp
1-Nov TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted Novartis Pharma AG with the termination of Novartis Pharma Services Inc.'s representative office in Latvia after all operations of Novartis Pharma in Latvia had been transferred to Novartis Baltics SIA, following the establishment of that company. N/A Latvia
5-Nov Primus Derling Primus Derling advised VGP Latvia on matters related to the opening of its new industrial park outside Riga. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/9541-primus-derling-assists-vgp-latvia-on-development-of-vgp-park-kekava-logistics-park-near-riga
8-Nov Cobalt; Sorainen; TGS Baltic Cobalt advised the Astor Group on its acquisition of the capital shares of SIA Polar BEK Daugava, the owner of the Radisson Blu Daugava hotel on the Daugava river. The seller PBR Hotel at the time of M&A transaction was represented by Sorainen. TGS Baltic assisted Expobank CZ a.s. with financing of acquisition. EUR 28 million Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/9561-cobalt-advises-astor-group-on-acquisition-of-radisson-blu-daugava-hotel
8-Nov Orrick; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic, working alongside Orrick, assisted US camera company Snap Inc. with opening and closing its subsidiary in Latvia, SIA Snap Latvia. N/A Latvia
12-Nov Cobalt Cobalt successfully represented the Central Election Commission of Latvia in a claim before the Department of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court of Latvia. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/9574-cobalt-latvia-successful-for-central-election-commission-of-latvia-in-supreme-court
22-Nov Fort; Sorainen Sorainen represented Swedish company Bergvik Skog in the EUR 324 million sale of its forest properties in Latvia to another Swedish company, Sodra. The sale was carried out by divesting Bergvik Skog of its subsidiaries in Latvia, which own 111,100 hectares of land, of which 80,300 are covered by productive forest. Fort advised Sodra ekonomisk forening. EUR 324 million Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/9660-sorainen-helps-bergvik-skog-sell-latvian-forest-properties-and-business-to-sodra
3-Dec Cobalt; Eversheds Sutherland Cobalt advised the European Investment Bank on its provision of a EUR 10 million financing facility to electronic system development and manufacturing company AS HansaMatrix, which was advised by Eversheds Sutherland. EUR 10 million Latvia
5-Dec Skrastins & Dzenis Skrastins & Dzenis successfully represented the interests of LLC Mile Auto - Citroen's official dealer in Latvia - in a challenge to an open tender for purchase of vehicles worth in excess of EUR 300,000. EUR 300,000 Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/9741-skrastins-dzenis-successfully-for-mile-auto-in-public-procurement-challenge
5-Dec Skrastins & Dzenis Skrastins & Dzenis successfully represented the interests of DLV and provided legal assistance in a dispute between shareholders of the company, helping the founders regain full control. N/A Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/9748-skrastins-dzenis-helps-founders-of-dlv-regain-control
11-Dec Vilgerts Vilgerts successfully represented the Moller group companies in Latvia's Administrative Regional Court in a challenge to a EUR 7.4 million fine levied on the company by Latvia's Competition Council. EUR 7.4 million Latvia ceelegalmatters.com/latvia/9782-vilgerts-successful-for-moller-group-in-challenge-to-latvia-competition-council-fine
13-Dec TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted AS Augstsprieguma Tikls, the only electricity transmission system provider in Latvia, with obtaining clearance by the Latvian Competition Council for its potential acquisition of a decisive influence over AS Conexus Baltic Grid, the only natural gas transmission and storage system provider in Latvia. EUR 57.39 million Latvia
18-Jan PwC Legal; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic represented Credit Value Investments and the funds managed by it on their investment in bonds of AB Civinity. AB Civinity was reportedly advised by PwC. EUR 11 million Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7828-tgs-baltic-advises-credit-value-investments-on-bond-investment-in-ab-civinity
4-May Sorainen Sorainen advised the Marketing Investment Group on its acquisition of more than ten stores in Lithuania and Latvia from retailer Bogvila. The seller was represented by SGKA Legal. N/A Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8479-sorainen-advises-marketing-investment-group-on-acquisition-of-bogvila-stores-in-lithuania-and-latvia
28-Sep Sorainen Sorainen advised Lords LB Special Fund V on its agreement with the InterContinental Hotels Group regarding the management of the Holiday Inn hotel in Riga. N/A Latvia; Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9365-sorainen-advises-lords-lb-special-fund-v-on-riga-holiday-inn
14-Nov Manheimer Swartling; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic, working alongside Manheimer Swartling, assisted Nordea Bank Abp (Finland) with registering the change of the pledgee of the commercial pledge provided by OneMed from Nordea Bank AB (publ) (Sweden) to Nordea Bank Abp (Finland). EUR 154.4 milion Latvia; Lithuania
28-Dec Addlaw; Cobalt; Glimstedt Glimstedt advised UAB APL fast food, which belongs to Estonia's Apollo Group, on the acquisition of Cibus Restaurants UAB, which owns KFC restaurants in Lithuania and Latvia. Cobalt and Addlaw advised the seller. N/A Latvia; Lithuania
5-Oct SSW Pragmatic Solutions; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic and SSW Solutions advised CVI regarding unitranche funding in the sum of EUR 5.2 million to Arsenal Industrial. EUR 5.2 million Latvia; Poland ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9399-tgs-baltic-and-ssw-solutions-advise-cvi-on-unitranche-funding-to-arsenal-industrial
7-Mar TGS Baltic TGS Baltic assisted Apek Alliance B.V., Agile Finance S.A., Gemini Grupe UAB;, and Invefina UAB with drafting and submitting merger notification and represented the four companies during pre-consultations with Latvia's Competition Council in proceedings relating to the acquisition by four holding companies of joint control over companies developing hotels in Romania. N/A Latvia; Romania
1-Jun Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised VIA SMS Group, a Latvian online lending platform, on its acquisition of Romania's Netcredit IFN SA, a non-banking financial institution. N/A Latvia; Romania
3-Jan Sorainen Sorainen advised Trustcom Financial on its obtaining of an e-money institution license from the Bank of Lithuania. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7733-sorainen-helps-trustcom-financial-obtain-e-money-licence
8-Jan Cobalt; Sorainen Sorainen advised Elektrobalt and the Wurth Group on the acquisition of Gaudre, a company in the lighting solutions market in Lithuania, from Practica Venture Capital. Cobalt advised the seller on the deal. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7758-sorainen-and-cobalt-advise-wurth-group-on-acquisition-of-gaudre
11-Jan TGS Baltic TGS Baltic and Sweden's Hammarskiold & Co advised UAB Euroapotheca, a Baltic and CEE pharmacy retail and wholesale group, on its purchase of Swedish pharmacy chain Apoteksgruppen from the Kingdom of Sweden. The seller was advised by the Lindahl and Cederquist law firms. EUR 171 million Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7789-tgs-baltic-advises-euroapotheca-on-purchase-of-apoteksgruppen
12-Jan Cobalt; Motieka & Audzevicius Cobalt represented the shareholders of UAB Ilsanta, a Lithuanian company installing and distributing medical devices and equipment, on the sale of 100% of the company's shares to UAB ILS Holding. ILS Holding, which is part of the ZIA Valda investment company, was represented by Motieka & Audzevicius. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7799-cobalt-and-motieka-audzevicius-advise-on-sale-of-ilsanta
17-Jan Cobalt Cobalt advised Agrosfera UAB and its Estonia-based shareholder Agromeril on the purchase of an additional share issue of Agrosfera UAB by ICOR. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7825-cobalt-advises-agrosfera-on-sale-of-shareholding-in-uab-icor
30-Jan TGS Baltic TGS Baltic represented the interests of Jonaiciai Ir Ko, a private gynecology clinic, in litigation against Lithuania's State Tax Inspectorate after the clinic was ordered to prepare patients' health files for a period of three years for tax inspection purposes. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7898-tgs-baltic-successful-for-medical-clinic-in-objection-to-lithuanian-state-tax-inspectorate-demand
31-Jan Ellex (Valiunas); Primus Derling Primus represented the AUGA Group in its acquisition of 100% shares of UAB Arginta Engineering. Arginta Engineering was represented by Ellex Valiunas. EUR 6.4 million Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7908-primus-and-ellex-advise-on-auga-group-acquisition-of-arginta-engineering
7-Feb Cobalt Cobalt successfully represented and defended German company Danpower in a case against the Lithuanian Ministry of Energy. In ruling for Danpower, the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania held that the Ministry of Energy had illegally suspended the German company's investments in a new bio-fuel plant in Vilnius. EUR 30 million Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7968-cobalt-successfully-defends-german-energy-company-against-lithuanian-ministry-of-energy
7-Feb Sorainen Sorainen advised Orion RE Income Fund I, managed by real estate development company Orion Asset Management, on the acquisition of the B66 business center in Kaunas, Lithuania, from developer YIT Kausta Bustas. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7963-sorainen-advises-orion-re-income-fund-i-on-kanaus-b66-business-center-purchase
7-Feb Cobalt; Sorainen Sorainen advised the Modus Group on the merger of its UniPark brand with Parkdema, which is managed by the Energy and Infrastructure SME Fund of investment company Lords LB Asset Management. Lords was advised by Cobalt on the deal. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7973-sorainen-and-cobalt-advise-on-unipark-and-parkdema-merger
8-Feb Tvins Tvins advised the shareholders of the Mundus UAB asset management company on the sale of 51% of their shares to INVL Asset Management UAB. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7977-tvins-advises-on-sale-of-mundus-shares
9-Feb Ellex (Valiunas) Ellex advised Cognizant Worldwide Limited on its acquisition of the remaining 34% of shares in Cognizant Technology Solutions Lithuania from Storebrand, giving it full ownership of the company. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/7990-ellex-lithuania-advises-cognizant-worldwide-on-acquisition-of-shares-of-cognizant-technology-solutions
14-Feb Ellex (Valiunas) Ellex consulted Baltpool, the Lithuanian Energy Exchange operator, on launching the BiomassPool Aps biofuel exchange in Denmark with Kenneth Lykkedal, a Danish energy entrepreneur. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8014-ellex-assists-with-establishment-of-first-biofuel-exchange-in-denmark
2-Mar Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania became a Certified Adviser on First North, entitling the firm to advise Lithuanian companies on admission to to the exchange. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8137-sorainen-lithuania-becomes-certified-adviser-on-first-north
5-Mar Sorainen Sorainen advised the Modus Group on entering the Nasdaq Baltic First North alternative market. The total nominal value of the Modus Group issue is EUR 4,999,900, with an annual interest rate of five percent. EUR 5 million Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8143-sorainen-advises-modus-group-on-admission-to-trading-on-nasdaq-baltic-first-north
8-Mar TGS Baltic; Tvins Tvins advised UAB Easy Debt Service on a loan portfolio purchase from Ukio Bankas. Ukio Bankas was advised by TGS Baltic. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8151-tvins-and-tgs-baltic-advise-on-easy-debt-service-purchase-of-loan-portfolio
14-Mar Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius advised Wisdom Events, an event and business meetings organizer, on a cross-border swap of shares that involved partners splitting into different jurisdictions. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8198-motieka-audzevicius-advises-on-cross-border-swap-of-shares
22-Mar Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius defended the interests of Uzstato Sistemos Administratorius, a public non-profit deposit system administration institution, in a contractual dispute before the Court of the Appeals in Lithuania. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8235-motieka-audzevicius-successful-for-uzstato-sistemos-administratorius-in-dispute
22-Mar Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania advised satellite manufacturer NanoAvionics on securing an investment from Avellan Space Technology & Science to support the expansion of the company's global operations. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8242-sorainen-advises-nanoavionics-on-investment-from-ast-science
3-Apr Sorainen Sorainen advised Valyuz on establishing a company in Lithuania and obtaining an e-money institution license from the Bank of Lithuania. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8298-sorainen-helps-valyuz-obtain-e-money-license-in-lithuania
4-Apr Tvins; ZRG Tvins advised Easy Debt Service on a EUR 95 million loan portfolio purchase from the bankruptcy administrator of four credit unions: Vilniaus Taupomoji Kasa, Nacionaline Kredito Unija, Laikinosios Sostines Kreditas, and Svyturio Taupomoji Kasa. The seller was represented by ZRG. EUR 95 million Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8302-tvins-and-zrg-advise-on-easy-debt-service-acquisition-of-loan-portfolio
9-Apr Sorainen Sorainen successfully represented former board members of Investment and Business Guarantees - a company subordinate to the Lithuanian Ministry of Economy _ in a case concerning a bonus payment to a former manager of the company. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8332-sorainen-successfully-represents-investment-and-business-guarantees-in-dispute-with-lithuania-s-ministry-of-economy
9-Apr Glimstedt; Sorainen Sorainen advised Henkell & Co.-Gruppe, a Germany-based international producer and distributor of alcoholic beverages that belongs to the Oetker Group, on the acquisition of a majority stake in Filipopolis, an importer and distributor of alcoholic drinks in Lithuania. Glimstedt advised Filipopolis on the deal. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8337-sorainen-and-glimstedt-advise-on-henkell-co-gruppe-merger-with-filipopolis
24-Apr Spc Legal SPC Legal advised the GATAS Group on its acquisition of 99.74% of shares in JSC Zemaitijos Keliai, a Lithuanian company that carries out civil engineering work. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8406-spc-legal-advises-gatas-in-acquiring-shares-of-zemaitijos-keliai
25-Apr TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised Koinvesticinis Fondas on its investment in UAB Gusania. Eur 880,000 Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8416-tgs-baltic-advises-koinvesticinis-fondas-on-silent-investment-in-uab-gusania
26-Apr TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised KS Investicija on its acquisition of 100% of Vilijos Parkas from the Ogmios Grupe. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8419-tgs-baltic-represents-ks-investicija-in-logistic-center-acqusition
27-Apr TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised the four investors in Apex Holding Limited on shareholders' and investment agreements related to its indirect management of Romanian companies that will be developing a four-hotel complex in Bucharest. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8430-tgs-baltic-advises-on-hotel-development-investment-in-romania
11-May Glimstedt; Sorainen Glimstedt advised on the construction of the extension of the Radisson Blue Hotel in Vilnius. Sorainen advised the owners of the neighboring land plot. N/A Lithuania
14-May Cobalt Cobalt advised Wallter in obtaining an electronic money institution license for non-limited activity. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8557-cobalt-helps-wallter-obtain-electronic-money-institution-license
15-May Ellex (Valiunas) Ellex Valiunas assisted both Urban Inventors and the Lithuanian branch of the US-information technologies company Intermedix on a lease agreement between the two in Kaunas, Lithuania. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8570-ellex-valiunas-assists-both-sides-on-kaunas-lease-agreement
16-May Tvins Tvins successfully represented the interests of the BTA Baltic Insurance Company in a dispute. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8572-tvins-successfully-represents-insurance-company-on-double-insurance-dispute
29-May Sorainen Sorainen successfully represented dairy products producer Luksiu Pienine in a dispute against Pieno Zvaigzdes, a Lithuanian manufacturer of milk and dairy products, over the use of the Liliputas brand. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8644-sorainen-successful-for-luksiu-pienine-in-trademark-dispute-involving-liliputas-brand
13-Jun Fort Legal; Vilnius Law Firm No 9 The Vilnius office of Fort Legal represented EfTEN Real Estate Fund III AS on its acquisition, made through subsidiary EfTEN Evolution UAB, of the Evolution business center in Vilnius from Evolution Office System UAB, owned by Audrone Petraitiene ir Nordija UAB. The sellers were advised by Vilnius Law Firm No 9. EUR 9 million Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8706-fort-legal-and-vilnius-law-firm-no-9-advise-on-eften-acquisition-of-vilnius-business-center
15-Jun CEE Attorneys; Magnusson The Vilnius office of CEE Attorneys advised a shareholder on the sale of his shares in OrtopedijosTechnika, a manufacturer of orthopedic products in the Baltic States, to Ortofina, another shareholder, which was advised by Magnusson. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8721-cee-attorneys-advises-on-sale-of-ortopedijostechnika-shares
18-Jun Cobalt; Sorainen Sorainen advised real estate management and development company MG Valda on the sale of the Verslo Trikampis business complex. The buyer, real estate fund LIM Verslo Trikampio NT Fondas, controlled by fund management company Lewben Investment Management (which in turn is owned by the Lewben Group), was represented by Cobalt. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8737-Sorainen-and-Cobalt-advise-on-the-sale-of-verslo-trikampis-business-complex
19-Jun Ellex (Valiunas) Ellex Valiunas assisted Swedbank in the Lithuanian Competition Authority's investigation of charges that Swedbank had abused its dominant position by including certain provisions in Bank Link service agreements concluded with undertakings providing online payment collection services to e-shops. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8742-Ellex-assists-swedbank-in-lithuanian-competition-authority-investigation
20-Jun Cobalt; Ellex (Valiunas); Sorainen Cobalt and Sorainen advised NEPI Rockcastle on its acquisition of 100% of shares in JSC Ozantis from Arena Zweite Verwaltungs GmbH, a company in the Hamburg-based ECE group. Ellex advised Arena Zweite Verwaltungs on the sale. EUR 124.6 million Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8749-Cobalt-and-Sorainen-advise-nepi-rockcastle-on-baltic-entry
26-Jun Sorainen; TGS Baltic; Triniti TGS Baltic advised Koinvesticinis Fondas on an investment of over EUR 300,000 in Millo Appliances, a start-up represented by Triniti. SBA, a business group from Lithuania, also invested in the start-up. SBA was represented by Sorainen. EUR 300,000 Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8788-tgs-baltic-Triniti-and-Sorainen-advise-on-magnetic-smoothie-blender-investment-round
26-Jun Sorainen Sorainen advised Esco Micro on its acquisition of AT Medical. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8789-Sorainen-advises-esco-group-on-acquisition-of-at-medical
3-Jul Cobalt Cobalt helped Kevin EU, UAB obtain a license as a payment institution from the Bank of Lithuania. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8836-Cobalt-assists-kevin-eu-with-successful-payment-institution-license-application
11-Jul Ellex (Valiunas) The Vilnius office of Ellex advised Bazaarvoice on its lease of space in the Technopolis Penta business center in Vilnius. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8882-Ellex-advises-bazaarvoice-on-lithuanian-launch
16-Jul Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius successfully represented flyLAL in a dispute against Air Baltic Corporation involving private competition enforcement in Lithuania. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8908-motieka-audzevicius-successful-for-flylal-in-dispute-against-airbaltic-and-riga-international-airport
17-Jul Clifford Chance; Dentons; Ellex (Valiunas); TGS Baltic TGS Baltic, working in cooperation with Dentons' UK and Middle East offices, advised UAB Lietuvos Energija in approving a medium term note program upsized to EUR 1.5 billion, and issuing a EUR 300 million bond issue under the same program. Banking groups BNP Paribas, J.P. Morgan, and SEB Bank acted as intermediaries for placement of the issue. BNP Paribas and SEB were represented by Ellex Valiunas, while J.P. Morgan was advised by Clifford Chance. EUR 300 million Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8920-tgs-baltic-Ellex-Dentons-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-lietuvos-energija-bonds-program
18-Jul Eversheds Sutherland; Sorainen Sorainen advised BaltCap on the sale of Kelprojektas to Swedish technical consultancy firm Tyrens. Eversheds Sutherland advised Tyrens on the deal. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8927-sorainen-advises-baltcap-on-kelprojektas-sale-to-tyrens
23-Jul Ellex (Valiunas) Ellex helped Nayax, an Israel-based company which sells cashless, telemetry, management, monitoring, and business intelligence products for the vending and unattended sales industries, obtain a payment institution license. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8958-ellex-helps-nayax-obtain-payment-institution-license
26-Jul Cobalt; Ellex (Valiunas) Cobalt represented UAB Imlitex Holdings on the sale of the Arka business center in Kaunas, Lithuania from an unidentified buyer, represented by Ellex Valiunas. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/8988-cobalt-and-ellex-valiunas-advise-on-the-sale-of-arka-business-center-in-kaunas
30-Jul Primus Derling Primus advised international real estate consultancy company Newsec on the launch of an auction platform called Newsecaukcionai.lt. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9024-primus-advises-newsec-on-launch-of-online-auction-platform
31-Jul Primus Derling Primus advised Lithuanian company UAB Hekon on its EUR 8.7 million acquisition of a newly constructed Ibis hotel in Vilnius from Lithuanian construction company Merko. EUR 8.7 million Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9028-primus-advises-hekon-on-acquisition-of-new-ibis-hotel-in-vilnius
1-Aug Ellex (Valiunas) Ellex successfully represented Avibaltika before the Court of Justice of the European Union, after Ukio Bankas demanded that Aviabaltika should pay, again, an amount already paid to it as financial collateral under the Law on Financial Collateral Arrangements. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9042-ellex-successful-for-aviabaltika-in-court-of-justice-of-european-union
1-Aug Cobalt Cobalt advised UAB Parkdema on its acquisition of a 100% stake in OU Europark Estonia and SIA Europark Latvia from Baltic Park AS. N/A Lithuania
2-Aug TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised UAB Medicinos Bankas on approving a subordinated bond program of up to EUR 10 million and placing the first ever bond emission exceeding EUR 2.2 million under the program. UAB FMI Orion securities acted as the bank's intermediary for placement of the issue. EUR 10 million Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9046-tgs-baltic-advises-medicinos-bankas-in-bond-program-approval
3-Aug TGS Baltic TGS Baltic helped TBF Finance obtain a payment institution license from the Bank of Lithuania. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9053-tgs-baltic-helps-tbf-finance-obtain-payment-institution-license-from-bank-of-lithuania
8-Aug Sorainen; TGS Baltic Sorainen advised Audimas and its major shareholders on the sale of 60% of the company's shares to investment management company LC invest. TGS Baltic advised the purchaser. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9078-sorainen-advises-audimas-on-selling-controlling-stake-to-litcapital
14-Aug Cobalt; Sorainen; TGS Baltic Sorainen assisted Freor LT and its majority shareholder Rytis Bernatonis on Mezzanine Management's sale of a block of Freor LT shares to Baltics-based private equity fund Livonia Partners. Mezzanine Management was advised by Cobalt on the sale, and Livonia Partners was advised by TGS Baltic. EUR 36 million Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9100-sorainen-cobalt-and-tgs-baltic-advise-on-freor-share-sale
15-Aug TGS Baltic TGS Baltic represented Lithuanian waste management company UAB Ecoservice on its acquisition of a controlling 66.31% interest in UAB Marijampoles Svara from UAB Alga. The remaining shares are held by the Marijampole Municipality of Lithuania and a private individual. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9106-tgs-baltic-represents-ecoservice-in-acquisition-of-controlling-interest-in-marijampoles-svara
23-Aug Sorainen Sorainen advised Mobilieji Mokejimai, a company founded by three competitors in the Lithuanian telecommunications sector - Telia Lietuva, Tele2, and Bite Lietuva - on launching and managing MoQ, the first mobile payment platform in the Baltics. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9128-sorainen-advises-on-creation-of-first-mobile-payment-platform-in-the-baltics
27-Aug Tvins Tvins assisted Domestique Asset Management UAB with its successful application for an asset management company license under the Law on Collective Investment Schemes Designed for Qualified Investors of the Republic of Lithuania. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9150-tvins-helps-domestique-asset-management-obtain-asset-management-company-license
29-Aug Cobalt Cobalt advised the Stemma Group on the sale of 100% of shares in private limited liability companies Vejo Vatas and Vejo Gusis, which operate three wind farms, to Lietuvos Energija. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9165-cobalt-advises-stemma-group-on-sale-of-shares-in-subsidiaries-to-lietuvos-energija
31-Aug Sorainen Sorainen assisted retail footwear chain Batu Kalnas in a case involving the company's claim that its trademark had been fraudulently used on Instagram to set up a fake Batu Kalnas profile and invite people to become influencers for the footwear brand. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9190-sorainen-assists-batu-kalnas-protect-trademark-from-illegal-use
3-Sep Glimstedt Glimsted assisted with the incorporation and licensing of UAB Verslo Angelu Fondo Valdymasith with the financial supervisory authority (the Bank of Lithuania). N/A Lithuania
6-Sep Eoedl & Partner; Sorainen Sorainen advised travel planning tools provider Kayak on the acquisition of a business unit from software development company NFQ Technologies in Lithuania. The seller was represented by Roedl and Partner. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9224-sorainen-advises-kayak-on-acquisition-of-business-unit-from-nfq-technologies
10-Sep Ellex (Valiunas); Schoenherr; Sorainen Sorainen and Schoenherr helped the Vienna Insurance Group obtain Lithuanian Competition Council approval for its acquisition of 100% of Seesam Insurance shares from Finnish financial services company OP Financial Group. Ellex Valiunas advised the OP Financial Group on the underlying sale. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9243-sorainen-schoenherr-and-ellex-advise-on-sale-and-merger-approval-process-for-vig-acquisition-of-seesam-insurance
12-Sep Cobalt; Deloitte Legal Cobalt advised Furniture1, UAB, a company operating in Lithuania under the Baldai1.lt trademark, on the sale of 30% of its shares to the Bygghemma Group. The buyers were advised by Deloitte Legal. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9258-cobalt-and-deloitte-legal-advise-on-sale-of-furniture1-shares-to-bygghemma-group
14-Sep Dominas Levin Dominas Levin advised the limited liability company Misku Zeme on its share emission. N/A Lithuania
17-Sep Clifford Chance; Ellex (Valiunas); Linklaters; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic's Vilnius office and Clifford Chance advised Maxima Grupe on its EUR 1 billion medium-term note program and issuance of EUR 300 million of 5-year bonds. BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, and SEB Bankas, which acted as intermediaries, were advised by Linklaters and Ellex Valiunas. EUR 1.3 billion Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9284-tgs-baltic-advises-maxima-grupe-on-baltic-private-equity-company-note-issuance
20-Sep Cobalt; Sorainen Sorainen advised Pardavimo Automatai and its shareholders on the sale of 100% of the company's shares to BCH Lithuania, managed by Latvia's Baltic Coffee Holding. BCH Lithuania was advised by Cobalt. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9306-sorainen-and-cobalt-advise-on-sale-of-pardavimo-automatai-to-bch-lithuania
24-Sep Sorainen Sorainen advised real estate management and development company MG Valda on the sale of the Park Town office complex in Vilnius. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9316-sorainen-advises-mg-valda-on-sale-of-park-town-office-complex-in-vilnius
30-Sep Dominas Levin; Grant Thorton Dominas Levin advised Familjen Ramel Godsforvaltning Aktiebolag on the sale of forestry development company UAB Ramelis. Grant Thorton Baltic advised the buyers. EUR 3.2 million Lithuania
2-Oct Primus; Sorainen Sorainen Vilnius advised venture capital fund Open Circle Capital on its EUR 400,000 investment, made with the Blue Bridge Group's managing company, into Blue Ridge Group member and CRM solutions developer Teamgate. Primus advised Blue Bridge group on the deal. EUR 400,000 Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9371-sorainen-and-primus-advise-on-investment-in-teamgate
2-Oct Cobalt Cobalt's Vilnius office advised BaltCap Infrastructure Fund on its investment in a real estate development to be leased to the Queen Morta School and Childhood Garden pre-school, both privately run by Austeja Landsbergiene. The prime contractor in the project is UAB Merko Statyba. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9379-cobalt-advises-baltcap-infrastructure-fund-on-investment-in-new-queen-morta-school-building
3-Oct Sorainen Sorainen advised venture capital fund Open Circle Capital on its investment, made along with technology company iTo, of EUR 300,000 in business process management tool Tasker. EUR 300,000 Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9383-sorainen-advises-open-circle-capital-on-investment-in-tasker
10-Oct Deloitte Legal; PwC Legal Deloitte Legal Lithuania advised Aurora Cannabis Inc. on its acquisition of 100% of the issued and outstanding shares in Agropro UAB and Borela UAB. PwC Legal advised Agropro and Borela. EUR 5.5 million Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9422-deloitte-legal-advises-aurora-cannabis-on-acquisition-of-agropro-and-borela
10-Oct Cobalt Cobalt advised the Norwegian company Reitan Convenience AS in its acquisition of 100% of shares in the coffee shop chain Caffeine from BaltCap and the founders of the Four Rooms company. N/A Lithuania
12-Oct Ellex (Valiunas) Ellex helped Mano Bankas obtain a specialized bank license to operate in Lithuania. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9438-ellex-valiunas-helps-mano-bankas-obtain-specialized-bank-license-in-lithuania
12-Oct Cobalt; TGS Baltic Cobalt hadvised the INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund on its acquisition by its wholly-owned subsidiary BSGF Sanus of a 70% stake in the InMedica health care clinics chain from the Lithuania SME Fund. TGS Baltic advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Lithuania
22-Oct Glimstedt Glimsted assisted with the incorporation and licensing of Business Angels Fund II, a closed-end investment fund, with the financial supervisory authority (the Bank of Lithuania). The matter included negotiations with EBRD (advising the local business support agency) on the fund documentation. EUR 10.5 million Lithuania
1-Nov Cobalt Cobalt advised UAB SUEK Baltic on the acquisition of all shares in Barter Coal Sp. z o.o. N/A Lithuania
1-Nov Glimstedt Glimsted assisted with the incorporation and licensing of Iron Wolf Capital Management with the supervisory authority (the Bank of Lithuania). N/A Lithuania
5-Nov Sorainen Sorainen successfully defended Valdas Sarunas, a former director of Lithuania's Kedainiy Aruodai grain producer and seller, against a claim brought by the company. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9539-sorainen-successful-in-defense-of-former-kedainiu-aruodai-director-in-claim-by-company
27-Nov Cobalt Cobalt successfully represented Luxembourg-based East West Bank S.A. in a civil case against AB Bank SNORAS for termination of contracts, refund, and damages. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9688-cobalt-successful-for-east-west-united-bank-in-eur-44-million-claim
5-Dec Ellex (valiunas); Sorainen Ellex Valiunas mediated a transaction between SEB and UAB Technopolis concerning leased space in the new Nova office building in Vilnius. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9738-ellex-valiunas-assisted-on-biggest-lease-deal-in-vilnius-this-year
6-Dec Ellex (Valiunas); Sorainen Sorainen advised Inchcape International Holdings Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Inchcape plc, on the acquisition of BMW's distribution business in Lithuania from UAB Modus Group, which was advised by Ellex Valiunas. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9757-sorainen-and-ellex-advise-on-acquisition-of-bmw-distribution-business-in-lithuania
10-Dec Ellex (Valiunas); Glimstedt; Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius advised UAB Publicum Group in its acquisition of Good One, UAB. Ellex Valiunas advised some of the sellers - shareholders of UAB Good One - and Glimstedt a different seller (UAB Media Klubas). N/A Lithuania
10-Dec Ellex (Valiunas); Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius advised UAB Publicum Group in its acquisition of digital marketing agency Socialus Marketingas. Ellex Valiunas the selling shareholders of UAB Socialus Marketingas. N/A Lithuania
11-Dec TGS Baltic TGS Baltic advised AB Siauliu Bankas on its admission of a EUR 20 million bond issue to trading on AB Nasdaq Vilnius. EUR 20 million Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9779-tgs-baltic-advises-sialiu-bankas-on-admission-of-bond-issue-to-trading-on-nasdaq-vilnius
12-Dec Fort Legal; Sorainen Sorainen Lithuania assisted Pontos Group and its Estonian subsidiary, Pontos Baltic, on the EUR 47 million sale of the RYO shopping center in the city of Panevezys, in northern Lithuania, to EfTEN Real Estate Fund 4, managed by EfTEN Capital. Fort Legal advised the buyers on the deal. EUR 47 million Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9786-sorainen-and-fort-legal-advise-on-ryo-shopping-center-sale-in-lithuania
14-Dec Primus Derling Primus Derling advised the Tipro Group, which owns more than 40 online portals in Lithuania, on the sale of the All Media Digital Company to All Media Lithuania, which is the owner of Lithuania's TV channel TV3. N/A Lithuania ceelegalmatters.com/lithuania/9807-primus-derling-advises-tipro-group-on-sale-of-all-media-digital-to-all-media-lithuania
18-Dec Cobalt Cobalt advised Practica Capital on the launch of new venture capital fund, Practica Capital Venture II, which will invest in the Baltic innovation- and technology-driven ventures. N/A Lithuania
27-Dec Glimstedt Glimsted assisted with the incorporation of LcX Opportunity Fund, a closed-end investment fund. The matter included negotiations with EBRD (advising the local business support agency) on the fund documentation. EUR 25 million Lithuania
28-Dec Cobalt Cobalt represented UAB Prosperus Real Estate Fund III in the acquisition of a shopping center in Palanga from Venturecorp Property Holdings Limited and UAB Capital City Group. N/A Lithuania
1-Mar Glimstedt; Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius advised the buyers (Akola ApS and AB Linas Agro Group) on the acquisition of shares in three companies - Akola ApS, UAB Mestilla and AB Linas Agro Group - from one of the shareholders. Glimstedt advised the seller. N/A Lithuania; Denmark
11-Jan CMS CMS advised Poland's PFR TFI on an investment in Lithuania's UAB EMP recycling. N/A Lithuania; Poland ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7787-CMS-advises-on-polish-investment-in-lithuania-s-uab-emp-recycling
6-Apr Bird & Bird; White & Case Bird & Bird advised a joint venture of two private Lithuanian energy groups, E-Energija and Sun Investment Group, on the acquisition of a 42 MWp portfolio of solar projects. The seller, Polish solar developer R.Power Renewables, was represented by White & Case. N/A Lithuania; Poland ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8323-bird-bird-and-white-case-advise-on-lithuanian-acquisition-of-polish-solar-projects-portfolio-acquisition
31-Aug Dentons; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic and Dentons Warsaw advised AUGA group AB and shareholder Baltic Champs Group UAB on implementing a secondary public offering of shares in the company in Lithuania. N/A Lithuania; Poland ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9189-tgs-baltic-and-dentons-advise-auga-group-on-secondary-public-offering-of-shares
31-Jan DLA Piper; Sulija Partners Law Firm Vilnius Sulija Partners Law Firm Vilnius advised a subsidiary of AviaAM Leasing on the sale of an Airbus A321-211 aircraft from its fleet with an operating lease contract with Yamal Airlines to a subsidiary of GTLK Europe. GTLK Europe Ltd. was advised by DLA Piper. N/A Lithuania; Russia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7915-sulija-partners-law-firm-vilnius-and-dla-piper-advise-on-aircraft-sale
8-May Motieka & Audzevicius Motieka & Audzevicius assisted Serbian state company JP Srbijagas secure enforcement of four ICC and VIAC awards in the Republic of Lithuania against the Lithuanian corporation Arvi. EUR 50 million Lithuania; Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/8505-motieka-audzevicius-successful-for-jp-srbijagas-on-additonal-interim-measures-procedures-against-arvi
10-May Avellum; Sorainen Sorainen advised Nordcurrent, a Baltic game development studio, on its acquisition of Blam! Games Studios, a Ukrainian game development and animation studio. Avellum acted as a Ukrainian legal counsel to Nordcurrent. N/A Lithuania; Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8533-sorainen-advises-nordcurrent-on-blam-games-studios-acquisition
5-Oct CMS; Efrim Rosca & Associates; Gladei & Partners Gladei & Partners advised the EBRD and private equity firms AB Invalda INVL and Horizon Capital on Moldovan law matters related to their acquisition of a 41.09% stake in B.C. Moldova Agroindbank S.A. at an auction held by Moldova's Public Property Agency. The EBRD was advised on English-law matters by CMS. Moldova Agroindbank and Moldova's Government was represented by Efrim, Rosca & Associates. N/A Moldova ceelegalmatters.com/moldova/9401-cms-gladei-partners-and-efrim-rosca-associates-advise-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-moldova-s-largest-bank
1-Nov CMS CMS Kyiv advised a consortium consisting of the EBRD and private equity firms AB Invalda INVL and Horizon Capital on their acquisition of a 41.09% stake in B.C. Moldova Agroindbank S.A, Moldova's largest commercial bank, at auction. N/A Moldova
26-Jan CMS; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Turcan & Cazac; Vernon David & Associates Turcan & Cazac and Vernon David & Associates advised Banca Transilvania and the EBRD on Moldovan matters related to their joint acquisition of a stake of over 66% in Victoriabank. In the Netherlands and UK, the EBRD was advised by CMS and Banca Transilvania by Freshfields. N/A Moldova; Romania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7876-turcan-cazac-vernon-david-CMS-and-freshfields-advise-banca-transilvania-and-ebrd-on-moldovan-investment
22-Feb Allen & Overy; CMS; Leroy Si Asociatii RTPR Allen & Overy advised Purcari Wineries Public Company Limited on its IPO and admission to trading on the Bucharest Stock Exchange under the WINE symbol. Leroy si Asociatii advised the IFC on the listing, representing 49% of the Purcari Wineries share capital. The offer was managed by Raiffeisen Bank and Swiss Capital, advised by CMS. N/A Moldova; Romania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8064-allen-overy-leroy-si-asociatii-and-cms-advise-on-purcari-wineries-ipo
6-Apr Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii; Turcan & Cazac Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii and Turcan Cazac advised Eurotransgaz SRL, a company established by Transgaz in Chisinau, on the full acquisition of S.E. Vestmoldtransgaz, a company that manages the Moldovan side of the Iasi-Ungheni gas transmission pipeline, from the Public Property Agency of the Republic of Moldova. N/A Moldova; Romania ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8319-tza-and-turcan-cazac-advise-eurotransgaz-on-acquisition-of-privatized-vestmoldtransgaz
1-Jan BDK Advokati; Schoenherr Schonherr advised New Fjord Developments d.o.o on its acquistion by Boka Bay Investment Ltd. BDK advised the buyer. N/A Montenegro
26-Mar Dragoljub Dukanovic Law Office; Harrisons Solicitors; Reed Smith; Kinstellar Harrisons and Reed Smith advised the EBRD on a EUR 20 million loan to support the development of the Port of Bar, the main Montenegrin sea port. Kinstellar, working with the Dragoljub Dukanovic Law Office as special Montenegrin counsel, advised the Port of Adria (the borrower), Global Port Holding Plc (the guarantor) and Global Liman Isletmeleri A.S. (the shareholder of the borrower) on the financing. EUR 20 million Montenegro ceelegalmatters.com/montenegro/8263-harrison-s-and-kinstellar-advise-on-ebrd-loan-for-development-of-montenegro-port
12-Jan Harrisons Solicitors Harrisons provided Serbian advice to the EBRD related to its EUR 35 million loan to the Serbia and Montenegro Air Traffic Services LLC. EUR 35 million Montenegro; Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7797-harrisons-advises-ebrd-on-loan-to-upgrade-system-for-air-navigation-in-serbia-and-montenegro
31-Oct NKO Partners NKO Partners advised INA, part of the MOL group, on competition law issues relating to its acquisition of Croatian state-owned fertilizer manufacturer Petrokemija, through a joint venture with Croatia's Prvo Plinarsko Drustvo. EUR 40.3 million Montenegro; Serbia
16-Nov NKO Partners NKO Partners advised INA, part of the MOL group, on competition law issues related to its acquisition of ENI Croatia, the operator of the Northern Adriatic and Marica offshore gas fields. N/A Montenegro; Serbia
1-Jul DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Black Sea Trade and Development Bank on a EUR 15.4 million medium term secured loan made available to a Ukrainian borrower for the purposes of construction and operation of a Radisson branded hotel in the city of Odessa, Ukraine. EUR 15 milion N/A
1-Jan K&L Gates K&L Gates represented Polish engineering company Prochem in a construction dispute resulting from the rescission of a contract for the construction of a 300 kilometer oil pipeline in Poland. EUR 40 million Poland
2-Jan Kwasnicki, Wrobel & Partners RKKW advised Fit Invest sp. z o.o. (a subsidiary of Benefit Systems SA) on the PLN 12 million acquisition of the remaining 33.94% of shares in Fabryka Formy SA. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7727-rkkw-advises-benefit-systems-on-takeover-of-fabryka-formy
2-Jan K&L Gates K&L Gates advised PFR Ventures on the setting-up of the Starter, CVC, Open Innovations, Koffi, and Biznest funds. N/A Poland
3-Jan CMS; Greenberg Traurig CMS advised a consortium of mBank S.A., Santander Bank Polska S.A, and Bank Ochrony Srodowiska S.A. on financing of the construction of the Mennica Legacy Tower office complex in Warsaw, with a value of EUR 131 million and PLN 28 million. The investment is carried out jointly by Golub GetHouse and Mennica Polska S.A. Greenberg Traurig advised the borrower. EUR 131 million and PLN 28 million Poland
3-Jan SSW Pragmatic Solutions; TGS Baltic SSW Pragmatic Solutions assisted Capital Park S.A. on its approximately EUR 15 million bonds issuance. EUR 15 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7729-ssw-pragmatic-solutions-advises-on-bond-issuance-by-capital-park
3-Jan SSW Pragmatic Solutions SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised GetBack S.A. on its bond issuance with a nominal value of about EUR 7 million. EUR 7 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7735-ssw-pragmatic-solutions-advises-on-bonds-issuance-by-getback
3-Jan Jara Drapala & Partners Jara Drapala & Partners successfully represented ILF Consulting Engineers Polska in an international commercial arbitration conducted under the ICC Rules in London. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7731-jd-p-successful-in-icc-arbitration-for-ilf-consulting-engineers-polska
4-Jan Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto CDZ advised 24/7 Communication public relations agency on a merger with the Headlines-Porter Novelli PR agency. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7745-cdz-advises-24-7-communication-on-merger-with-headlines-porter-novelli
5-Jan Act Legal (BSWW) Act Legal Poland, BSWW, advised Rank Progress S.A. on a joint venture agreement and subsequent investment contract with Vantage Development S.A. covering the implementation of a development project on a 14-hectare land plot in Wroclaw. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7752-act-legal-advises-rank-progress-on-investment-agreement-with-vantage-development
8-Jan Kochanski Zieba & Partners; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Weil advised Echo Investment on the EUR 49 million sale of the O3 Business Campus II office building in Krakow to Echo Polska Properties N.V. Kochanski Zieba & Partners advised the buyers on the transaction, which was part of a greater transaction in 2016 involving a portfolio of real estate assets in Poland. EUR 49 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7756-weil-and-kzp-advise-on-krakow-office-building-acquisition
10-Jan Dentons; EY Law Dentons represented Indykpol S.A. on its sale of a chicken abattoir in Lublin and a chicken hatchery in Turka to SuperDrob. The buyer was advised by EY. EUR 45 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7774-dentons-and-ey-advise-on-polish-poultry-transaction
10-Jan Linklaters Linklaters advised SDIC Zhonglu Fruit Juice on the acquisition of Polish juice producer Appol Group from its Polish shareholders. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7767-linklaters-advises-sdic-zhonglu-fruit-juice-on-acquisition-of-appol-group
11-Jan Magnusson Magnusson advised A-R-A Retail Centers on the previously-reported sale of 28 shopping centers to Chariot Top Group BV. EUR 1 billion Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7793-magnusson-advises-a-r-a-retail-centers-on-polish-portfolio-sale
11-Jan SMM Legal SMM Legal is advising Poland's National Centre for Research and Development on a tender for a public contract to develop and deliver innovative emission-free public transport vehicles. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7780-smm-legal-advises-on-polish-tender-for-emission-free-public-transport-vehicles
12-Jan Gide Loyrette Nouel; Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski Gide advised MEDI-system on the acquisitions of the Angel Care elderly care facility from the Angel Poland Group and the Ostoya Care Facility from the Allenort Capital Fund. SPCG advised the Angel Poland Group and Everberg advised the Allenort Capital Fund. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7804-gide-spcg-and-everberg-advise-on-medi-system-acquisition-of-elderly-care-facilities
17-Jan Lesnodorski Slusarek I Wspolnicy LSW advised Golub GetHouse on the purchase of property for the construction of the 140-meter "Liberty Tower" - a skyscraper which will include flats for rent and a hotel area. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7824-lsw-advises-golub-gethouse-on-purchase-of-property-for-liberty-tower
18-Jan SSW Pragmatic Solutions SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised a company from the Holiday Park & Resort capital group to obtain PLN 60 million in financing from the Credit Value Investment group for construction of new holiday and recreation facilities. PLN 60 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7836-ssw-advises-holiday-park-resort-capital-group-on-loan-on-financing-for-construction
22-Jan Dentons Dentons assisted GPW Benchmark in preparing documentation for the new Warsaw Interbank Offer Bid Rate and Warsaw Interbank Offered Rate reference rates, which will become effective on February 1, 2018. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7853-dentons-advises-on-new-documentation-standard-for-polish-wibid-and-wibor-reference-rates
26-Jan Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG advised an Angel Group Poland company on the acquisition of a 8.5 hectare property in the center of Krakow for the development of a commercial-residential area. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7879-spcg-advises-angel-group-poland-on-krakow-property-acquisition
30-Jan Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak SK&S assisted ING Bank Slaski S.A. in obtaining of a permit from Poland's Financial Supervision Authority to create a mortgage bank. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7895-sk-s-represents-ing-bank-slaski-in-obtaining-permit-from-polish-financial-supervision-authority
31-Jan Jara Drapala & Partners Jara Drapala & Partners advised Belgium's Ontex Group, a supplier of disposable personal hygiene products, on the construction of a new plant in the Lodz Special Economic Zone in Radomsko, Poland. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7913-jara-drapala-partners-advises-ontex-group-on-multimillion-investment-in-radomsko
1-Feb Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance A&O advised Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets on its acquisition of INEA group from funds managed by Warburg Pincus and founders. Clifford Chance advised Warburg Pincus. N/A Poland
1-Feb Cuatrecasas; K&L Gates; Morais Leitao, Galvao Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados K&L Gates advised Innovation Nest on its investment in Prodsmart, a company offering real-time tracking for production lines. Cuatrecasas advised Innovation Nest on Spanish law and Morais Leitao, Galvao Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados advised Prodsmart on Portuguese law. N/A Poland
2-Feb Kurzynski Kosinski Lyszyk Wierzbicki KKLW represented the auxiliary prosecutor of PKP PLK in criminal proceedings related to a 2012 train crash near the the Polish town of Szczekociny that killed 16 people and left 58 more injured. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7941-kklw-represents-pkp-plk-auxiliary-prosecutor-in-criminal-proceedings-related-to-train-crash
2-Feb BSJP; Greenberg Traurig; SSW Pragmatic Solutions SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised Aerium on the sale of a portfolio of three shopping centers in Poland to Newbridge, an affiliate of Somerston Group. The buyer was assisted by Greenberg Traurig on the acquisition and on financing for the acquisition from Deutsche Pfandbriefbank. The BSJP firm advised DPB on the financing. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7950-ssw-and-greenberg-traurig-advise-on-shopping-center-sales-in-poland
5-Feb Greenberg Traurig; Linklaters Linklaters advised Austrian developer UBM Development AG on its EUR 38 million sale and lease-back of a new Holiday Inn hotel to an institutional investment fund managed by German Union Investment Real Estate GmbH. The buyer was advised by Greenberg Traurig. EUR 38 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7952-linklaters-and-greenberg-traurig-advise-on-the-acquisition-of-holiday-inn-in-gdansk
6-Feb SSW Pragmatic Solutions SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised Brand24 on its IPO and entry onto Poland's NewConnect stock exchange. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7956-ssw-advises-brand24-on-newconnect-debut
7-Feb Dentons Dentons supported Polish power contractor Rafako in a tender procedure and a contract to build two coal-fired power units on the Indonesian island of Lombok. EUR 200 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7962-dentons-advises-rafako-on-indonesian-power-unit-construction-contract
7-Feb Dentons; Linklaters Dentons' Real Estate team in Warsaw advised Skanska on the sale of two buildings in Krakow's High5ive office complex to Niam. The buyer was advised by Linklaters. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7967-dentons-and-linklaters-advise-on-the-sale-of-two-buildings-in-krakow-office-complex
8-Feb Dentons Dentons represented Stadler Poland, a manufacturer of rolling stocks, in two public tender procedures with a combined value of more than EUR 600 million. EUR 600 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7975-dentons-successfully-represents-stadler-poland-in-two-public-tenders
8-Feb Bird & Bird Bird & Bird's Warsaw office supported Energa S.A. on the planned hybrid bond issuance by Energa-Operator S.A.. PLN 1 billion Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7979-bird-bird-advises-energa-group-on-bond-issuance
9-Feb CMS; DLA Piper CMS advised ZFP Investments on its acquisition of the Kotlarska 11 office project in Krakow from UBM Development AG, which was advised by DLA Piper. EUR 30 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7984-CMS-advises-on-acquisition-of-kotlarska-11-office-building-in-krakow
12-Feb Act Legal (BSWW) Act BSWW advised Fortuna Online Zaklady Bukmacherskie sp. z o.o. on an internal merger of its subsidiaries. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7998-act-bsww-advises-on-internal-merger-of-fortuna-group-companies
12-Feb Act Legal (BSWW) Act BSWW advised Fortuna Online Zaklady Bukmacherskie sp. z o.o. on an internal merger of its subsidiaries. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/7998-act-bsww-advises-on-internal-merger-of-fortuna-group-companies
14-Feb Bird & Bird; Dentons Dentons Warsaw advised the Cromwell Property Group on the sale of the Warsaw Corporate Center office building to Raiffeisen Immobilien Kapitalanlage-Gesellschaft. The buyer was advised by Bird & Bird. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8013-dentons-and-bird-bird-advise-on-sale-of-warsaw-corporate-center
15-Feb Dentons Dentons successfully represented DZ Polska in three cases before the Polish Supreme Court. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8019-dentons-successfully-for-dz-polska-in-three-cases-before-polish-supreme-court
16-Feb Act Legal (BSWW); Jezolkowski Act BSWW advised Buma Group on its lease agreement of space at the DOT Office in Krakow to Shell. Shell was assisted by the Jezolkowski law firm N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8031-act-bsww-and-jezolkowski-advise-on-dot-office-lease-to-shell
16-Feb Act Legal (BSWW) Act BSWW advised Kulczyk Silverstein Properties on its lease agreement negotiations with the tenants of the Ethos office and retail building in Warsaw. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8023-act-bsww-advises-kulczyk-silverstein-properties-on-lease-negotiations
22-Feb Dentons A Dentons-led consortium won a government tender to provide assistance to Poland's Ministry of Investment and Development and the Ministry of Sports and Tourism in selecting a private-sector partner for a PPP project to develop the common grounds adjacent to Warsaw's National Stadium. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8069-dentons-wins-tender-to-advise-polish-ministries-on-ppp-project-in-poland
22-Feb Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak advised Sokolow S.A., a company belonging to the Danish Crown A.S. group, on the acquisition of a range of companies making up the meat group Gzella. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8063-sk-s-advises-sokolow-s-a-on-acquisition-of-polish-meat-group
22-Feb SSW Pragmatic Solutions SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised the Inwest Group, a group of Polish property developer companies, on its obtaining of PLN 35 million in mezzanine debt financing in the form of bonds for an unspecified project. PLN 35 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8065-ssw-pragmatic-solutions-advises-inwest-group-on-mezzanine-debt-financing
23-Feb Dentons Dentons was part of a consortium winning a public tender to provide consulting services on a PPP project regarding the construction of kindergartens in Warsaw organized by the Ministry of Investment and Development in Poland. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8078-dentons-advises-on-construction-of-energy-efficient-kindergartens-in-warsaw
23-Feb Act Legal (BSWW) Act BSWW assisted the Immobel Group on lease agreement negotiations with retail space tenants in the CEDET project in Warsaw. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8073-act-bsww-advises-immobel-group-on-cedet-lease-negotiations
27-Feb Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised Capital Partners on a multi-stage equity restructuring of Ekoplast S.A. and its group companies. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8113-cdz-advises-capital-partners-on-the-equity-restructuring-of-ekoplast-s-a
1-Mar Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance A&O advised the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Poland on its Green Bond issue. Clifford Change advised the managers. EUR 1 billion Poland
1-Mar Allen & Overy A&O secured a phase I clearance for the Asmodee Group in merger control proceedings before the Polish Competition Authority related to AsmodeeÍs acquisition of Rebel Polska Sp. z o.o. GBP 30 million Poland
1-Mar Gunderson Dettmer; K&L Gates K&L Gates advised TFI PZU S.A. on its acquisition of a partnership interest in the Khosla Ventures VI LP venture capital firm. Gunderson Dettmer advised the fund with respect to US law. N/A Poland
1-Mar DLA Piper; Legal Care Legal Advisors DLA Piper advised Bank Polska Kasa Opieki on amendments to existing financing. Legal Care Legal Advisors represented the borrower. PLN 500 million Poland
2-Mar Kancelaria Adwokacka; Kurzynski Kosinski Lyszyk Wierzbicki; Kwasnicki, Wrobel & Partners Kwasnicki, Wrobel & Partners advised Benefit Systems SA and its subsidiary Fit Invest sp. Z o.O on their agreement to purchase the Calypso Fitness SA chain from Glastonbury Ventures Limited in a multi-stage procedure. The seller was advised by Kurzynski Lyszyk Wierzbicki. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8136-rkkw-advises-benefit-systems-on-calypso-acquisition
9-Mar Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Chajec Don-Siemion & Zyto advised a private equity fund managed by Value Quest on the acquisition of 100% shares in TTComm S.A., a satellite services provider in Central and Eastern Europe. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8171-cdz-advises-value-quest-on-acquisition-of-ttcomm
9-Mar Kurzynski Lyszyk Wierzbicki KKLW Kurzynski Lyszyk Wierzbicki advised Robyg S.A on the acquisition of four limited partnerships which have legal title to real properties located in Warsaw's Ursus district. PLN 82 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8165-kklw-advises-robyg-on-acquisition-of-warsaw-properties
13-Mar Lesnodorski Slusarek I Wspolnicy; Mrowiec Fialek Mrowiec Fiakek & Partners advised Centrum Rozliczen Elektronicznych Polskie ePlatnosci S.A., a portfolio company of Innova Capital, on its acquisition of 100% of shares in PayLane Sp. z o.o. LSW represented the sellers, two private individuals, on the deal. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8183-mrowiec-fialek-partners-and-lsw-advise-on-sale-of-paylane
14-Mar Jara Drapala & Partners Jara Drapala & Partners persuaded Poland's National Appeals Chamber to grant the appeal of a Polish-French consortium of Constructions Industrielles de la Mediterranee S.A., CNIM Poznan Sp. z o.o., and PORR S.A., regarding its rejected tender for the development of a municipal waste treatment plant in Warsaw. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8190-jd-p-client-successful-on-appeal-of-rejected-tender-for-municipal-waste-management-plans
14-Mar Gessel; Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised VLET Holdings S. a r. l., a subsidiary Abris Capital Partners, on its acquisition of the Velvet Care paper hygiene product manufacturer from Avallon MBO II BV. Gessel assisted Avallon on the transaction. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8195-greenberg-traurig-and-gessel-advise-on-vlet-holdings-acquisition-of-velvet-care
14-Mar Kurzynski Lyszyk Wierzbicki Kurzynski Lyszyk Wierzbicki advised Poland's Museum of Modern Art on its construction of a new headquarters in Warsaw. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8197-kklw-assists-warsaw-s-museum-of-modern-art-obtain-new-headquarters
14-Mar Deloitte Legal; Gessel Deloitte Legal advised Nettle S.A., a member of the Ortie group, on the investment by Accession Mezzanine Capital of PLN 100 million into the company. Gessel advised Accession Mezzanine Capital on the funding. PLN 100 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8199-deloitte-legal-and-gessel-advise-on-accession-mezzanine-investment-into-nettle
14-Mar Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG represented WPO ALBA S.A, a European waste management company, in a dispute involving the pick-up and management of municipal waste in a municipality in the lower Silesian voivodeship of Poland. PLN 15 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8192-spcg-successful-for-wpo-alba-before-court-of-appeals-in-wroclaw
19-Mar DWF; Kochanski Zieba & Partners; Ropes & Gray; Stolarek & Grabalski Kochanski Zieba & Partners and Ropes & Gray International advised the US investment firm Davidson Kempner Capital Management on the GBP 180 million financing granted to Pepkor Europe of the Steinhoff Group. Pepkor Europe was represented by DWF and Stolarek & Grabalski. GBP 180 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8213-kzp-advises-davidson-kempner-capital-management-on-pepkor-europe-loan
19-Mar Mrowiec Fialek; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Mrowiec Fialek and Partners advised the Argus Capital private equity fund on the sale of its minority stake in KCR S.A. to an unnamed buyer. KCR was advised by Weil, Gotshal & Manges. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8220-mrowiec-fialek-partners-and-weil-gotshal-manges-advise-on-argus-capital-sale-of-minority-stake-in-kcr
21-Mar Dentons; Linklaters Denton Warsaw advised Skanska on the EUR 52 million sale of the Nowa Fabryczna office building in Lodz, Poland to fund manager Niam. The buyer was assisted by Linklaters. EUR 52 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8226-dentons-advises-skanska-on-nowa-fabryczna-building-sale-in-poland
22-Mar Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto; Dentons Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised Nevu Sp. z o.o. on the acquisition of Eubioco S.A., a producer of pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements, from Pelion S.A. Pelion was advised by Dentons. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8233-cdz-and-dentons-advise-on-nevu-acquisition-of-eubioco
26-Mar Clifford Chance; Dentons Dentons advised Statoil Group on the acquisition of 50% of shares in two offshore projects from Polenergia. Polenergia was advised by Clifford Chance. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8253-dentons-and-clifford-chance-advice-on-statoil-entry-to-polish-offshore-wind-energy-market
27-Mar Allen & Overy; Nowakowski i Wspolnicy A&O, working with co-counsel Nowakowski i Wspolnicy, persuaded the Polish Court of Appeal „ in an appeal of the judgment of the Polish Court of Competition and Consumer Protection „ to reduce a fine levied against Cemex Polska by the Polish Competition Authority in cartel proceedings against five cement producers. N/A Poland
27-Mar BSJP BSJP represented Dyckerhoff Polska Sp. z o.o. in competition court proceedings related to an appeal of a fine in the cement cartel case. BSJP succeeded in the Court of Appeals and saw the fine reducted from PLN 64 million to PLN 30 million. PLN 64 million Poland
28-Mar Eversheds Sutherland Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland advised the Polish Ministry of Economic Development on the establishment of the Polish Aviation Group, a joint-stock company founded with a capital of PLN 1.2 billion. PLN 1.2 billion Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8280-wierzbowski-Eversheds Sutherland-sutherland-advises-on-establishment-of-polish-aviation-group
28-Mar Jacek Kosinski Adwokaci I Radcowie Prawni Jacek Kosinski Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni advised Bank Zachodni WBK Santander Group on financing in excess of PLN 40 million granted an unnamed joint stock company for the purchase of its own shares for the release and inflow of working capital. PLN 40 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8276-jacek-kosinski-law-firm-advises-bz-wbk-santander-group-on-financing
29-Mar Kurzynski Lyszyk Wierzbicki The Kurzynski Lyszyk Wierzbicki law firm advised Polish start-up Szumisie sp. z o.o. and its German partner Daglo Vertriebs GmbH in a cross-border consolidation of business entities. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8285-kklw-advises-szumisie-and-daglo-vertriebs-on-cross-border-consolidation
30-Mar Mrowiec Fialek Mrowiec Fialek advised Fabryka Pizzy Sp. z o.o. on the transition into Phase 2 of the investment agreement with Sfinks Polska S.A., followed by further development of the brand and, ultimately, the sale of 100% shares of Fabryka Pizzy Sp. z o.o. to Sfinks Polska S.A. N/A Poland
1-Apr K&L Gates K&L Gates advised Innovation Nest on its investment in HCM Deck sp. z o.o., a developer of an innovative product for employee performance management. EUR 0.5 milion Poland
1-Apr K&L Gates K&L Gates advised OncoArendi Therapeutics S.A. on Polish law and on EU legal regulations effecttive in Poland and on the conduct of public offerings, as well as on internal regulations concerning the regulated market operated by the Warsaw Stock Exchange in Warsaw. EUR 14 milion Poland
1-Apr Allen & Overy A&O advised Bank Zachodni WBK on a PLN 1 billion subordinated bonds (Tier II) issuance. EUR230 million Poland
1-Apr Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; White and Case A&O advised Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund, Inea S.A., and other companies from the INEA group on the refinancing of the group's existing indebtedness, the financing of the group's capital expenditure requirements, and the group's general corporate and working capital purposes. White and Case advised the lenders and Clifford Chance advised the existing lenders. N/A Poland
1-Apr Cuatrecasas; K&L Gates K&L Gates and Cuatrecasas (on Portuguese law) advised Innovation Nest on an investment in Climber. N/A Poland
1-Apr K&L Gates K&L Gates advised Innovation Nest on its investment in Versum, a company providing innovative solutions for beauty salon management. N/A Poland
1-Apr K&L Gates; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius K&L Gates advised venture capital platform Target Global on its investment in Surge Ventures Inc., a company developing online booking software. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius advised Surge Ventures. N/A Poland
1-Apr K&L Gates K&L Gates advised Dirlango in connection with the purchase of shares in ContextLogic, Inc., doing business as Wish. N/A Poland
1-Apr Capital Law Limited; K&L Gates K&L Gates advised Alfabeat Alfa sp. z o.o. sp.k in connection with an investment in a company established in Poland in cooperation with Andiamo Ltd. Capital Law Limited was the UK law counsel to Andiamo Ltd. N/A Poland
3-Apr CMS CMS advised Polski Fundusz Rozwoju on the planning for a new power unit with a capacity of 910 MW to be constructed at the Jaworzno Power Plant, which is owned by the Tauron Group. The Tauron Group was advised by DZP. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8297-CMS-advises-polski-fundusz-rozwoju-on-new-power-unit-investment-in-jaworzno
3-Apr Linklaters Linklaters advised Panattoni Europe, a branch of the Panattoni Development Company, on the construction of the largest parcel distribution center for the GLS Poland courier company. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8299-linklaters-advises-panattoni-europe-on-gls-poland-depot-construction
4-Apr Greenberg Traurig; K&L Gates Greenberg Traurig advised OTB Ventures on a seed funding transaction relating to Cosmose Inc., an American company specializing in new technologies. Cosmose was represented by K&L Gates. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8311-greenberg-traurig-and-k-l-gates-advise-on-otb-ventures-investment-in-cosmose-inc
6-Apr DLK Legal DLK Legal advised Polish company England.pl on the acquisition of Gadu-Gadu, a Polish instant messaging platform, from Xevin Consulting Limited. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8328-dlk-legal-advises-england-pl-on-gadu-gadu-acquisition
6-Apr CMS CMS advised Clinmed Pharma's owner, Wojciech Kula, on a sale of a 100% stake in the company to Neuca, a Polish wholesaler of pharmaceutical products. N/A Poland
11-Apr Argon Legal; Dentons Argon Legal advised HB Reavis on the lease of the Varso 2 office building in Warsaw to the Cambridge Innovation Center. Dentons advised the lessee. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8348-argon-legal-and-dentons-advise-on-varso-2-lease-agreement-in-warsaw
11-Apr Act Legal (BSWW) Act BSWW advised ECC Real Estate Sp. z o.o., a developer of the Nowa Stacja shopping center in Pruszkow, on financing it received from Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowewgo. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8351-act-bsww-advises-ecc-real-estate-on-financing-of-nowa-stacja-retail-mall
11-Apr Crido Legal; Noerr; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Noerr advised Work Service S.A. on the PLN 178.6 million sale of all its shares in Exact Systems companies to funds managed by Cornerstone Partners and Oaktree Capital Management. Crido Legal assisted Exact Systems Management Board members Leslaw Walaszczyk and Pawel Gos, and Weil, Gotshal and Manges office advised both Cornerstone Partners and Oaktree Capital Management on the acquisition. PLN 200 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8346-noerr-and-weil-advise-on-work-service-sale-of-exact-systems-shares
12-Apr Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance Clifford Chance advised Credit Agricole CIB/Credit Agricole Bank Polska S.A. on a refinancing facility for Multimedia Polska S.A. Allen & Overy represented Multimedia Polska. EUR 515 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8361-clifford-chance-and-allen-overy-advise-on-multimedia-polska-re-financing
12-Apr Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised BNP Paribas Group on its acquisition of the core banking operations of Raiffeisen Bank Polska from Raiffeisen Bank International. RBI was advised by Weil, Gotshal & Manges on the transaction. PLN 3.25 billion Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8357-greenberg-traurig-advises-bnp-paribas-on-acquisition-of-banking-business-of-raiffeisen-bank-polska
16-Apr SSW Pragmatic Solutions SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised Ten Square Games S.A., a producer and developer of mobile and browser games in Poland, on its preparation of a prospectus for approval by Poland's Financial Supervision Commission. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8371-ssw-pragmatic-solutions-advises-ten-square-games-on-prospectus-preparation
18-Apr CMS; SSW Pragmatic Solutions CMS advised Visdal Investments Sp. z o.o., controlled by Kuwait Projects Company Holding, on its acquisition of a controlling stake in Mlekoma sp. z o.o. and its subsidiaries Foodexo sp. z o.o and Mlekoma Dairy z o.o. from AMIZG Invest sp. z o.o. SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised AMIZG Invest. N/A Poland
19-Apr Noerr; White & Case Noerr advised PFR Life Science, a subsidiary of the Polish Development Fund, on its PLN 38.3 million investment in Mabion S.A., a biotechnology company in Poland. Mabion was represented by White & Case. PLN 38.3 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8392-noerr-and-white-case-advise-on-biotechnology-company-investment
20-Apr BSJP BSJP advised Polaqua Sp. z o.o. in connection with a public procurement proceeding entitled "Reconstruction and extension of municipal wastewater treatment plant in Deblin" as part of the "Modernization and extension of the sewage disposal and water supply system in D_blin agglomeration - Stage II" project. BSJP prepared an appeal and represented Polaqua before the National Chamber of Appeal. EUR 14.7 million Poland
20-Apr Dentons; Linklaters Dentons advised Skanska on the sale of the Wroclaw Green2Day office building to Niam. The buyers were advised by Linklaters. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8394-dentons-advises-skanska-on-green2day-office-building-sale-in-wroclaw
23-Apr Act Legal (BSWW); Michalowski Stefanski Act BSWW advised the CPI Property Group on its acquisition of five Polish retail parks from Polish developer Katharsis Development. The Michalowski Stefanski law firm advised Katharsis Development on the sale. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8401-act-bsww-and-michalowski-stefanski-advise-on-polish-retail-parks-acquisition
26-Apr Magnusson Magnusson advised Immobel Poland on its entrance into a contract with Warbud S.A. for the first stage of construction of an office building in the center of Warsaw. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8418-magnusson-advises-immobel-poland-on-central-point-construction
26-Apr CMS; Greenberg Traurig CMS advised Maxima Grupe UAB on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Emperia Holding S.A., the owner of the Stokrotka supermarket chain. Greenberg Traurig advised Emperia Holding on the sale. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8420-CMS-and-greenberg-traurig-advise-on-maxima-acquisition-of-emperia-holding
26-Apr SMM Legal SMM Legal advised the Polish National Centre for Science and Research on a project designed to boost the development of the electric transportation sector in Poland. PLN 2 billion Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8423-smm-legal-advises-on-polish-electromobiliy-project
1-May Carey Olsen; K&L Gates; Proskauer Rose; Van Campen Liem K&L Gates advised TFI PZU on the transfer of its interest in venture capital funds Atomico, Evolution Equity Partners, and DN Capital. Van Campen Liem was the counsel to Evolution Equity Partners with respect to Luxembourg law. Carey Olsen advised Atomico with respect to law of the Island of Guernsey. Proskauer Rose advised DN Capital with respect to English law and counseled Atomico with respect to US law. N/A Poland
8-May Rkkw Law Office The RKKW Law Office successfully represented Warsaw-based Emperia Holding SA in proceedings initiated by one of the company's minority shareholders to preclude Emperia from enforcing a resolution concerning changes to its articles of incorporation. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8510-rkkw-successful-for-emperia-holding-in-shareholder-dispute
9-May Dentons; Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised Madison International Realty on the acquisition of 50% of the Warsaw Spire A office building and on signing a joint-venture agreement with the seller, Ghelamco Group, which was represented by Dentons. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8522-greenberg-traurig-and-dentons-advise-on-sale-of-warsaw-spire-a-office-building
14-May Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto CDZ advised Parkdema UAB, an SPV of the Lithuanian-based Energy and Infrastructure SME Fund managed by Lords LB Asset Management, on its acquisition of a 100% stake in City Parking Group S.A. from, among others, Royalton Partners. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8555-cdz-advises-lords-lb-on-the-acquisition-of-city-parking-group
16-May SSW Pragmatic Solutions SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised Ten Square Games S.A. on its debut at the Warsaw Stock Exchange. PLN 94 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8575-ssw-pragmatic-solutions-advises-on-ten-square-games-ipo
18-May Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson advised Schnee Polska Sp. z o.o. on the construction of a manufacturing plant in Sieradz, Poland, on the territory of the Lodz Special Economic Zone. EUR 15 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8591-bsjp-advises-on-plant-construction-for-schnee-polska
18-May Kwasnicki, Wrobel & Partners RKKW Kwasnicki, Wrobel & Partners successfully represented Emperia Holding SA in proceedings initiated by minority shareholder Eurocash contesting a resolution relating to a change of one of the provisions of its articles of incorporation. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8587-rkkw-successful-for-emperia-in-shareholding-dispute-with-eurocash
21-May Act Legal (BSWW) Act BSWW advised GPRE Management Sp. z o.o., on the process of preparing and negotiating agreements related to the implementation of SAP Business One software. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8594-act-bsww-advises-gpre-management-on-sap-business-one-implementation-process
23-May SMM Legal; Weil, Gotshal & Manges SMM Legal is advising PKN Orlen on its merger with Grupa Lotos S.A., which is advised by the Warsaw office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8605-smm-legal-and-weil-advise-on-pkn-orlen-and-lotos-group-merger
24-May Jedwabny & Brzozowska Jedwabny & Brzozowska advised Less Mess Storage on negotiating PLN 210 million of loan facility commitments from Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A. PLN 210 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8613-jedwabny-brzozowska-advises-less-mess-storage-on-loan-from-pko-bank-polski
25-May BSJP; DLA Piper BSJP advised Ideal Automotive on legal issues connected with the construction of a new manufacturing plant in Swidnica, on the territory of the Wabrzych Special Economic Zone. DLA Piper advised the general contractor, Panattoni Development Europe. EUR 15 million Poland
25-May Schoenherr; Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr; Weil, Gotshal & Manges WKB advised BC Bavarian Candles Expansion GmbH on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Korona Candles, a private label manufacturers of candles. The sellers - the company's founder and primary shareholders - were advised by Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Schoenherr acted as local counsel for Bayerische Landesbank on Facilities Agreement and financing for the acquisition. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8615-wkb-and-weil-gotshal-manges-advise-on-sale-of-korona-candles
28-May Kondracki & Celej; Orrick Kondracki & Celej and the London office of Orrick advised Black Pearls VC on PLN 3 million financing as part of Deep.BI seed round, which resulted in a total of PLM 4.8 million (EUR 1.1 million). The remaining 1.8 million PLN was raised from Polish business angels related to the media industry: Piotr Walter, Tomasz Jozefacki, Krzysztof Debowski, and Adam Sawicki. EUR 1.1 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8626-kondracki-celej-advises-black-pearls-vc-on-deep-bi-ai-solutions-funding
28-May Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski successfully represented T-Mobile Polska S.A. in a dispute with Poland's President of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection before the country's Court of Competition and Consumer Protection regarding a subscription price increase and the obligation to pay public compensation. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8629-spcg-successful-for-t-mobile-polska-in-dispute-against-polish-consumer-protection-office-and-president
28-May Allen & Overy; Greenberg Traurig A&O secured a phase I clearance for Abris CEE Mid-Market Fund III LP by the Polish Competition Authority for Abris's acquisition of sole control over Velvet Care sp. z o.o., a Polish producer of tissue consumer products. Greenberg Traurig acted as corporate legal advisor of Abris CEE Mid-Market Fund III LP. N/A Poland
29-May Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Wardynski & Partners; Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr WKB and Skadden advised Joyson Electronics on Polish aspects of its USD 1.6 billion acquisition of the global assets of Takata Corporation. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised the sellers, with Wardynski & Partners acting as local Polish counsel. USD 1.6 billion Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8641-wkb-and-wardynski-partners-advise-on-sale-of-takata-corporation-s-assets
30-May Lawmore; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Speedinvest II EuVECA GmbH&Co KG on its investment in Polish start-up Packhelp sp. z o.o. Lawmore advised Packhelp. N/A Poland
31-May Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Carmel Investments sp. z o.o. on the Polish law aspects of a Facility Agreement amendment. N/A Poland
1-Jun Allen & Overy; Hogan Lovells A&O advised Vue and its Polish subsidiary Multikino on the acquisition of CINEMA 3D S.A., a company operating several cinema sites in Poland. Hogan Lovells advised the seller. EUR 16 million Poland
1-Jun K&L Gates K&L Gates advised i2 Development S.A. on the public bond issue program. Under the program, i2 Development S.A. may issue unsecured bearer bonds with a total nominal value of up to PLN 100 million. The company intends to introduce the bonds into trading on a regulated market run by the Warsaw Stock Exchange. N/A Poland
1-Jun K&L Gates; Slaughter and May K&L Gates advised GPW S.A. on the sale of a 20.3% stake in Aquis Exchange during its initial public offering and admission to listing on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. Slaughter and May advised the issuer. N/A Poland
6-Jun SMM Legal SMM Legal assisted Poland's National Centre for Research and Development on a program to incentivize the creation of new hydrogen storage technology. EUR 7 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8671-smm-legal-assists-ncrd-on-hydrogen-storage-technology-project
6-Jun Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr WKB helped the Ryanair Group establish Ryanair Sun, a new business unit in Poland. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8670-wkb-assists-ryanair-in-creation-of-new-polish-carrier
7-Jun SMM Legal SMM Legal advised the National Centrer for Research and Development in the preparation and execution of a pre-commercial procurement procedure for creating innovative technology for changing the work regime of 200 MWe power units. EUR 46,6 million Poland
11-Jun SSW Pragmatic Solutions SSW Pragmatic Solutions helped ZPC Otmuchow S.A. obtain permission from the Polish Financial Supervision Authority for its issue prospectus. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8688-SSW-pragmatic-solutions-assists-zpc-otmuchow-obtain-issue-prospectus-approval-from-polish-financial-supervision-authority
11-Jun SSW Pragmatic Solutions On May 29, 2018, SSW Pragmatic Solutions obtained a favorable judgment for Erbud S.A. in its dispute with Millennium Bank before the Court of Appeal in Warsaw. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8689-SSW-pragmatic-solutions-successful-for-erbud-in-dispute-with-millennium-bank
13-Jun Dentons; Wolf Theiss Dentons advised NEPI Rockcastle on its EUR 64.9 million acquisition of the Aura Centrum shopping center from Amsterdam-based company Rockspring NPS European Alfa B.V., which was advised by Wolf Theiss. EUR 64.9 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8704-dentons-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-nepi-rockcastle-acquisition-of-aura-centrum-shopping-center-in-poland
13-Jun Linklaters Linklaters advised Panattoni Europe on the lease of 16,000 square meters of space in Panattoni Park Gdansk III to LPP S.A, a Polish company engaged in the clothing and accessories industry. The complex, which is currently under construction, will consist of two warehouse halls of nearly 64,000 square meters. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8710-linklaters-advises-panattoni-europe-on-lease-agreement-with-lpp
14-Jun Dentons; Linklaters Dentons advised Peakside Capital on the sale of the Atrium Centrum and Atrium Plaza office buildings in Warsaw to the CPI Property Group. Linklaters advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8720-Dentons-and-linklaters-advise-on-atrium-centrum-and-atrium-plaza-sale-in-warsaw
15-Jun CMS; DLA Piper CMS advised insurance company Generali on the acquisition of entities from the Concordia Ubezpieczenia Group, which reportedly was represented by DLA Piper. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8727-CMS-advises-generali-on-the-acquisition-of-concordia-ubezpieczenia
20-Jun Kondracki & Celej; Orrick Orrick and Kondracki & Celej advised Poland's Black Pearls VC on the investment of PLN 2.94 million (EUR 700,000) by its Black Pearls VC II Fund into cloud-based Insurtech Insly, part of Insly's seed round. EUR 700,000 Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8751-orrick-and-Kondracki-Celej-advise-black-pearls-vc-on-investment-in-insly
25-Jun Dentons Dentons advised mBank S.A. on matters related to the establishment of its EMTN Program and preparation of the bond issue prospectus. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8781-Dentons-advises-mbank-on-establishment-of-emtn-program
27-Jun White & Case White & Case advised Goldman Sachs International and Trigon Dom Maklerski S.A. on the acquisition of 4.4 percent of the shares in Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. from Sensor Overseas Limited. USD 171 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8793-White-case-advises-goldman-sachs-and-trigon-dom-maklerski-on-acquisition-of-cyfrowy-polsat-shares
28-Jun White & Case White & Case advised global coordinator and book-runner Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. on the issue of 286,624,204 new shares in Globalworth Poland Real Estate N.V., part of a private issue with a total value of EUR 450 million. EUR 450 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8799-White-case-advises-bank-zachodni-wbk-on-globalworth-private-share-issue
28-Jun SSW Pragmatic Solutions SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised T-Bull, a company that produces, designs, and distributes games for mobile devices, on approval of its prospectus by Poland's Financial Supervisory Authority. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8800-ssw-advises-t-bull-on-prospectus-approval-by-polish-financial-supervisory-authority
29-Jun DeBenedetti Majewski Szczesniak; Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells advised the Gothaer Group on the sale of its Polish subsidiary, Gothaer Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen, to the Vienna Insurance Group. DeBenedetti Majewski Szczesniak advised Vienna Insurance Group on the deal. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8806-hogan-lovells-and-debenedetti-majewski-szczesniak-advise-on-sale-of-gothaer-s-polish-subsidiary
29-Jun Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised Fabryka PZO sp. z o.o, a subsidiary of Soho Development S.A., on the sale of a property consisting of over 10,000 square meters that was part of the former Polish Optical Industries factory in Warsaw. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8807-greenberg-traurig-advises-on-soho-development-property-sale
29-Jun Greenberg Traurig The Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig advised Invesco Real Estate on the sale of E-Commerce Centre - a logistics center in northern Poland - to Vestas Investment Management. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8809-greenberg-traurig-advises-invesco-real-estate-on-sale-of-polish-logistics-center
30-Jun CMS; Eversheds Sutherland Eversheds Sutherland advised Ghelamco in connection with a loan agreement for financing and re-financing of the construction of the ".big Krakow" office building. CMS Cameron McKenna represented the lender, Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A. EUR 25 million Poland
1-Jul Dentons; K&L Gates K&L Gates advised PKN Orlen S.A. on a dispute involving the construction of a new power plant by a general contractor (a consortium consisting of General Electric Inc and SNC Lavalin Polska) and assisting PKN Orlen during negotiations over a settlement of a contract for the construction of a 463 MWe gas and steam unit in Wloclawek. Dentons represented the GE/SNC consortium. N/A Poland
3-Jul CMS CMS Warsaw advised Phillips Industries on its purchase of Fortech, a Polish manufacturer of high-quality electrical connections for trucks and cars. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8834-CMS-advises-phillips-industries-on-first-acquisition-in-cee
6-Jul Act BSWW; DLA Piper Act BSWW Poland advised Comp S.A. on the sale of 100% shares in PayTel S.A. to Portuguese company Sibs-SGPS S.A. DLA Piper advised Sibs-SGPS on the acquisition. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8864-act-bsww-advises-comp-s-a-on-sale-of-paytel-to-sibs-sgps
9-Jul Kondrat & Partners Kondrat & Partners successfully acquired protection for the trademark of the color violet in the Polish Patent Office for Polish mobile operator PLAY Exclusive. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8866-kondrat-Partners-get-patent-protection-for-violet-for-play-exclusive
10-Jul Allen & Overy; Hogan Lovells The Warsaw office of Hogan Lovells advised Cinema3D S.A. on the sale of its portfolio of sites in Poland to Vue International. Allen & Overy advised Vue International on the acquisition. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8878-hogan-lovells-and-Allen-Overy-advise-on-sale-of-3d-cinema-chain-in-poland
10-Jul Linklaters Linklaters Warsaw advised the participants in the Resi4Rent joint venture on their establishment and execution of Resi4Rent, which is described as "the first fully integrated investor, operator and asset manager for purpose-built residential communities in Poland." N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8877-linklaters-advises-on-resi4rent-project-in-poland
13-Jul Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig's Warsaw office advised Polish television broadcaster Telewizja Polsat on its purchase of a majority stake in Eleven Sports Network sp. z o.o. and entrance into a strategic relationship with Eleven Sports Network Ltd. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8890-greenberg-traurig-advises-telewizja-polsat-on-acquisition-of-stake-in-eleven-sports-network
13-Jul Noerr A German-Polish team from Noerr advised the Schwarz Group on the takeover by its GreenCycle affiliate of the Tonsmeier group of companies in Germany. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8894-warsaw-lawyers-on-noerr-team-advising-schwarz-group-on-takeover-of-waste-disposal-provider-tonsmeier
16-Jul Dentons; Linklaters Linklaters advised Globalworth on its acquisition of Warsaw's Spektrum Tower from Europa Capital. Dentons advised Europa Capital on the deal. EUR 101 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8913-linklaters-and-Dentons-advise-on-sale-of-spektrum-tower-in-warsaw
16-Jul Gessel; Greenberg Traurig; Linklaters Linklaters advised Triton Partners and Flokk Group on the acquisition of Profim sp. z o.o. from Innova Capital. Greenberg Traurig advised Innova Capital on the acquisition, and Gessel advised Profim and its shareholders. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8904-linklaters-greenberg-traurig-and-gessel-advise-on-triton-and-flokk-acquisition-of-profim-from-innova-capital
16-Jul Allen & Overy; Linklaters Allen & Overy advised ING Bank Slaski on financing of the acquisition of nine logistic properties located in Poland by European Logistic Investment B.V. Linklaters assisted the seller. N/A Poland
18-Jul Oles & Rodzynkiewicz; PwC Legal PwC Legal advised the shareholders of online women's shoe sellers DeeZee on the sale of 51% of its shares to European footwear manufacturer and retailer CCC. The buyer was represented by Oles & Rodzynkiewicz. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8923-pwc-legal-advises-deezee-shareholders-on-sale-of-shares-to-ccc
23-Jul Greenberg Traurig; Szybkowski Kuzma Jelen Greenberg Traurig advised Centrum Haffnera Sp. z o.o. on the sale of the Centrum Haffnera commercial and service complex in Sopot, Poland, to EuroEast 2 B.V. Szybkowski Kuzma Jelen advised the buyer on the acquisition. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8956-greenberg-traurig-and-skj-advise-on-sale-of-centrum-haffnera-commercial-and-service-complex-in-poland
23-Jul CMS; Eversheds Sutherland CMS advised Abris CEE Mid-Market III LP on the acquisition by its subsidiary NEPT Holdings of a stake in ITP S.A., which operates in the aesthetic medicine industry. The sellers of the stake, ITP's founders, were represented by Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8962-cms-and-wierzbowski-Eversheds Sutherland-sutherland-advise-on-abris-cee-mid-market-iii-acquisition-of-stake-in-itp
24-Jul Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto; CMS CMS advised Solid Brain sp. z o.o. and its shareholders on the sale of a majority stake of shares to IT Kontrakt sp. z o.o., a company belonging to the portfolio of the Oaktree Capital Management and Cornerstone Partners funds. Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised IT Kontrakt on the acquisition. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8964-cms-advises-solid-brain-on-transactions-on-it-services-market
24-Jul Linklaters; Weil, Gotshal & Manges Linklaters advised PESA Bydgoszcz, a Polish rolling stock manufacturer, on the sale of 100% of its shares to the Polish Development Fund. Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised the Polish Development Fund on the acquisition. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8963-linklaters-and-weil-advise-on-pesa-share-sale-to-pfr
26-Jul Clifford Chance; Hauszyld i Partnerzy Adwokaci; Kancelaria Kurek, Wojcik i Partnerzy Clifford Chance advised Nice S.p.A. on the acquisition of 100% of shares of Polish company Fibaro Group S.A.. Kancelaria Kurek, Wojcik i Partnerzy and Hauszyld i Partnerzy Adwokaci advised the Fibaro Group on the sale. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8990-clifford-chance-and-hauszyld-i-partnerzy-advise-on-nice-s-p-a-acquisition-of-fibaro-group
26-Jul Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak; Willkie Farr & Gallagher Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak and the Frankfurt office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher advised Solaris Bus & Coach and its owners on an investment into the company by Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8991-sk-s-advises-solaris-bus-coach-on-investment-by-caf
26-Jul Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr WKB advised the PKO BP Group during the merger process of Polish investment fund companies PKO TFI and Gamma TFI (previously KBC TFI). N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/8997-wkb-advises-on-polish-investment-fund-companies-merger
30-Jul Dentons; TGS Baltic TGS Baltic and Dentons advised AB AviaAM Leasing and some of its shareholders on delisting the company's shares from trading on the regulated market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9013-tgs-baltic-advises-aviaam-leasing-on-delisting-of-shares-from-wse
30-Jul Clifford Chance; Elzanowski, Cherka & Wasowski; Hogan Lovells Clifford Chance and Elzanowski, Cherka & Wasowski advised SPV Operator sp. z o.o., a subsidiary of Agencja Rozwoju Przemyslu S.A., on the acquisition of 81.05% of shares in Stocznia Gdansk S.A. and 50% of shares in GSG Towers sp. z o.o. from the Gdansk Shipyard Group. Hogan Lovells advised the sellers. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9010-clifford-chance-ec-w-hogan-lovells-advise-on-stocznia-gdansk-and-gsg-towers-acquisition
30-Jul Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson; Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka BSJP advised No Fluff Jobs Sp. on an investment agreement with Ringier Axel Springer Media AG. Ringier Axel Springer was represented by DZP. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9023-bsjp-and-dzp-advise-on-ringier-axel-springer-media-investment-in-no-fluff-jobs
30-Jul Kirkland & Ellis; Schoenherr Schoenherr and Kirkland & Ellis advised Swedish private equity firm EQT on the sale of Polish medical device company HTL-Strefa to UK-based private equity firm Investindustrial. N/A Poland
1-Aug Cuatrecasas; K&L Gates; PLMJ Advogados K&L Gates and Cuatrecasas advised First Minute Capital and Innovation Nest on investments in Infraspeak S.A., a company providing quality management solutions for industrial facilities. PLMJ Advogados advised Infraspeak. EUR 1.6 milion Poland
1-Aug K&L Gates K&L Gates advised MSF Engenharia S.A. and its Polish branch , MSF Polska, on the development of a settlement agreement with the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways relating to mutual claims for unrealized contracts for the construction of motorways with a total value of PLN 400 million, as well as a parallel settlement agreement with JV Partners. EUR 93 milion Poland
1-Aug Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr WKB advised a consortium of GE Power and Alstom Power Systems during a successful tender procedure and on signing the consequent contract for the construction of the Ostroleka C 1,000 MW power plant. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9037-wkb-advises-ge-power-and-alstom-power-systems-on-tender-for-polish-power-plant
1-Aug Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr WKB advised ABB on the Polish aspects of its acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions, General Electric's global electrification solutions business. The seller, General Electric, was represented by Weil, Gotshal & Manges. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9041-wkb-and-weil-gotshal-manges-advise-on-abb-acquisition-of-ge-industrial-solutions
1-Aug Greenberg Traurig; Orrick Greenberg Traurig and Orrick advised Silvair Inc. on its initial public offering of shares and their admission to trading on the regulated market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9040-greenberg-traurig-advises-american-company-silvair-on-warsaw-stock-exchange-ipo
1-Aug Cuatrecasas; K&L Gates; Latham & Watkins K&L Gates and Cuatrecasas advised Target Global on its investment in Badi Inc, a room rental facilitation application. Latham & Watkins advised Badi. N/A Poland
2-Aug JS Legal; Kondracki Celej; K&L Gates Kondracki Celej advised the founders of CallPage on a USD four million Round-A investment by TDJ Pitango Ventures, Innovation Nest, and Market One Capital. JS Legal advised TDJ-Pitango, and K&L Gates counseled Innovation Nest. USD 4 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9051-kondracki-celej-advises-callpage-on-investment-round
3-Aug CMS; Dentons CMS advised UBM Development AG and Lindorcenia on the sale of the Park Inn by Radisson Krakow Hotel to Union Investment, Institutional Property. Dentons advised Union Investment on the acquisition. EUR 26 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9057-cms-and-dentons-advise-on-union-investment-acquisition-of-park-inn-in-krakow
3-Aug CG Law; Kochanski Zieba & Partners Kochanski Zieba & Partners advised French Groupe Beneteau on its agreement with Polish yacht producer Delphia Yachts regarding the sale of its design, building, and marketing operations for sailing and motor yachts under the Delphia Yachts and Maxi Yachts brands. Delphia was represented by CG Law. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9056-kzp-and-cg-law-advise-on-sale-of-delphia-yachts-to-groupe-beneteau
3-Aug CMS CMS advised Polski Fundusz Rozwoju S.A. on its acquisition of 100% of shares of Krajowy Fundusz Kapitalowy S.A, the central fund of venture capital funds in Poland, from Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego. N/A Poland
6-Aug Dentons Dentons will provide pro bono assistance and advisory to Jerzy Owsiak, a Polish journalist, social campaigner, and organizer of cultural events, in a freedom of artistic expression case involving his use of profanity in a quotation at a recent book reading. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9059-dentons-to-provide-pro-bono-assistance-to-polish-journalist-in-freedom-of-expression-case
8-Aug Kochanski Zieba & Partners; Michal Bieniak KZP advised EPP on its EUR 91.1 million acquisition of the King Cross Marcelin shopping center in Poznan. The transaction consisted of the acquisition of 100% of shares in Poznan Zonkil S.A., the owner of the shopping center, from the King Cross Group. The seller was advised by the Michal Bieniak Law Firm. EUR 91.1 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9077-kzp-and-michal-bieniak-law-firm-advise-on-sale-of-poznan-shopping-center
8-Aug Act Legal (BSWW) Act BSWW advised Volkswagen on the acquisition of a new property in Poznan. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9079-act-bsww-advises-volkswagen-on-poznan-property-acquisition
8-Aug DLA Piper; Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig Warsaw advised Golub GetHouse, as the landlord, on a lease concluded with flexible workspace provider WeWork, which became the exclusive tenant of office space in the western building of the Mennica Legacy Tower complex. DLA Piper advised WeWork on the deal. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9080-greenberg-traurig-and-dla-piper-advise-on-wework-lease-in-warsaw-s-mennica-legacy-tower
13-Aug Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG successfully represented MetLife Open Pension Fund as one of five defendants in a dispute regarding the failure to announce a call for subscriptions for the sale of shares in connection with the alleged conclusion by the shareholders of an agreement regarding consistent voting at the general meeting and conducting a persistent policy towards the public company. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9090-spcg-successful-for-metlife-open-pension-fund-in-shareholder-dispute
13-Aug Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak advised a consortium consisting of Ferrovial Agroman, Budimex, and Estudio Lamela in its reaching of a settlement with Przedsiebiorstwo Panstwowe "Porty Lotnicze" in a dispute involving the extension of the Warsaw Okecie International Airport. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9095-sk-s-helps-consortium-reach-settlement-with-ppl-in-warsaw-okecie-terminal-dispute
21-Aug Eversheds Sutherland Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland successfully represented the Polish Association of Construction Employers before Poland's National Appeal Chamber in a challenge to the award of a public contract by the PKP PLK SA railway company. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9115-wierzbowski-Eversheds Sutherland-sutherland-successful-for-polish-association-of-construction-employers-before-polish-national-appeal-chamber
22-Aug Schoenherr; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised AEW on the sale of the Atrium Tower office building in downtown Warsaw to the Vienna Insurance Group. Schoenherr advised the buyers. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9119-wolf-theiss-advises-on-sale-of-warsaw-s-atrium-tower
24-Aug Act Legal (BSWW) Act BSWW advised Europart International GmbH on its acquisition of the remaining 49% of the shares of Europart Polska S.A. from Vesta Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamkniety Aktywow Niepublicznych and Protyl-Serwis 44. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9135-act-bsww-advises-europart-international-on-acquisition-of-remaining-stake-in-europart-polska
24-Aug Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised IREEF on the sale of Crown Square Warsaw PropCosp. z o.o., the owner of Warsaw's Crown Square office building, to M&A Capital. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9134-greenberg-traurig-advises-invesco-real-estate-on-sale-of-warsaw-office-building
24-Aug Dentons; Linklaters Linklaters advised Echo Investment on the forward sale of the Sagittarius Business House building in Wroclaw, Poland, to Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH. The buyer was represented by Dentons. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9136-linklaters-and-dentons-advise-on-sale-of-sagittarius-business-house-in-wroclaw
27-Aug Linklaters Linklaters advised real estate developer Panattoni on its agreement to build a warehouse project in the build-to-own formula for Intersnack, the German-based owner of brands such as Felix, Crispers, and Przysnacki. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9152-linklaters-advises-panattoni-on-intersnack-warehouse-construction-agreement
28-Aug Kwasnicki, Wrobel & Partners; SSW Pragmatic Solutions RKKW - Kwasnicki, Wrobel & Partners advised Vippo sp. o.o. on its issuance of bonds on the private debt market. SWW Pragmatic Solutions advised an unidentified investment bank on the deal. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9155-rkkw-and-sww-pragmatic-solutions-advise-on-vippo-bond-issuance
31-Aug BSJP BSJP advised Kapsch TrafficCom AG in connection with a public procurement proceeding titled "National toll collection system with activities related to the collection of electronic toll and activities related to the toll collection." EUR 18 million Poland
3-Sep Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak Soltysinski Kawecki Szlezaksuccessfully represented Stowarzyszenie Twoja Sprawa in a case brought against the producer of Devil Energy Drink. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9202-sk-s-successful-for-polish-business-association-in-good-manners-case-against-energy-drink
5-Sep clifford chance Clifford Chance advised CBRE Global Investors on the sale of the Wars Sawa Junior Shopping Center in Warsaw to Atrium Real Estate on behalf of the Property Fund Central and Eastern Europe. EUR 300 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9214-clifford-chance-advises-cbre-global-investors-on-sale-of-wars-sawa-junior-shopping-center
11-Sep CMS; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; PwC Legal Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised the XIO Group on the sale of 100% of the shares of Compo Expert GmbH to Grupa Azoty S.A. The buyers were advised by PwC Poland and CMS Germany. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9253-freshfields-pwc-and-cms-advise-on-xio-group-sale-of-compo-expert-to-grupa-azoty
11-Sep CMS CMS advised LGI Ventures B.V., Liberty GlobalÍs Dutch portfolio company, on setting up a joint venture in Poland in the IT sector. N/A Poland
11-Sep CMS CMS advised Corum Asset Management on its acquisition of the Castorama DIY store in Poznan. N/A Poland
13-Sep Clifford Chance; Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised the HB Reavis Group on the sale of two A class office buildings that are part of the Gdanski Business Center complex in the center of Warsaw to Savills Investment Management, acting on behalf of Malaysia's Employees Provident Fund. EUR 200 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9274-greenberg-traurig-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-large-warsaw-real-estate-transaction
14-Sep BSJP BSJP advised Schnee Polska Sp. z o.o. on legal issues connected with the construction of a manufacturing plant in Poland. EUR 15 million Poland
17-Sep LSW Lesnodorski Slusarek & Partners; Maruta Wachta Maruta Wachta advised Equitin Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in Kids & Co., an operator of private kindergartens in Poland. LSW Lesnodorski Slusarek & Partners advised Kids & Co. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9292-maruta-wachta-advises-equitin-partners-on-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-private-polish-kindergartens
17-Sep Hogan Lovells The Warsaw office of Hogan Lovells advised Pekao Bank Hipoteczny on the issue of the public mortgage bonds. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9285-hogan-lovells-advises-pekao-bank-hipoteczny-on-public-mortgage-bonds-issuance
18-Sep K&L Gates; SMM Legal SMM Legal advised the National Center for Research and Development on its participation as public investor in the investment by public-private investment fund TDJ Pitango Ventures in Neptune sp. z o.o., the creator of the Neptune.ml platform. TDJ Pitango Ventures was supported by K&L Gates. EUR 1.5 million Poland
21-Sep Everberg; Eversheds Sutherland Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland advised Grupa Netsprint, an Innova Capital portfolio company, on its acquisition of Way To Grow, a company that specializes in optimizing the advertising space of publishers in a programmatic model. Way To Grow was represented by Everberg. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9309-wierzbowski-Eversheds Sutherland-sutherland-advises-grupa-netsprint-on-acquisition-of-way-to-grow
26-Sep SK&S; White & Case SK&S advised Cargill on its acquisition of entities operating within the Konsol Group. The owners of Konsol were represented by White & Case. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9348-sk-s-and-white-case-advise-on-sale-of-konsol-group-to-cargill
26-Sep WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr advised Qualia Development Sp. z o.o. on the sale of Residence Management Sp. z o.o. to Chopin Airport Development Sp. z o.o. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9345-wkb-advises-qualia-development-on-residence-management-sale-to-chopin-airport-development
28-Sep Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance Allen & Overy advised Santander Bank Polska S.A. on the issue of its EUR 500 million Eurobonds. The joint lead managers, J.P. Morgan and PKO Bank Polski, were represented by Clifford Chance. EUR 500 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9361-allen-overy-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-santander-bank-polska-s-debut-eurobonds-issuance
1-Oct Allen & Overy; Hogan Lovells A&O represented Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited, in proceedings before the Polish Competition Authority related to the acquisition of companies and assets belonging to the Prologis, Inc. capital group. Hogan Lovells advised Prologis, Inc. USD 1.1 billion Poland
2-Oct Act BSWW Act BSWW advised Zeitgeist Asset Management on its acquisition of an office building in Warsaw. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9372-act-bsww-advises-zeitgeist-asset-management-on-office-building-acquisition-in-warsaw
8-Oct Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak; WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak advised Eurocash S.A. on the sale of 100% of the shares in PayUp Polska S.A. to Centrum Rozliczen Elektronicznych Polskie ePlatnosci S.A. WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr advised the buyers on the acquisition. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9409-sk-s-and-wkb-advise-on-sale-of-payup-polska-to-polskie-eplatnosti
9-Oct Clifford Chance; Dentons Dentons advised PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna on financing provided by a consortium of banks, including PKO Bank Polski S.A., Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A., MUFG Bank N.V., and Santander Bank Polska S.A. The banks were represented by Clifford Chance. PLN 4.1 billion Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9414-dentons-advises-pge-on-financing-agreement
11-Oct CMS; Linklaters CMS advised Mid Europa Partners on the sale of 100% of shares in Altura S. a r. l., the holding company which owns 99.77% of the shares in Polskie Koleje Linowe SA, to the Polish Development Fund. Linklaters advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9433-cms-and-linklaters-advise-on-mid-europa-partners-sale-of-pkl-to-polish-development-fund
15-Oct Gide Loyrette Nouel Gide advised Orpea Polska on its acquisition of a property in Warsaw from Orange Polska. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9440-gide-advises-orpea-polska-on-building-acquisition-in-warsaw
15-Oct Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski Limited Partnership successfully represented the Tesco Poland retail chain in an arbitration dispute before the Court of Arbitration at the Confederation of Lewiatan in a dispute involving the admissibility of turnover-based bonuses by the retail chain of use in trade. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9443-spcg-successful-for-tesco-poland-in-arbitration-against-supplier
19-Oct CMS CMS advised logistics company PCC Intermodal S.A. on its delisting from the Warsaw Stock Exchange and the re-materialization of its shares. N/A Poland
25-Oct Dentons Dentons advised Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego on financing the building and the equipping of a local hospital in Zywiec, southern Poland. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9475-dentons-advises-bgk-on-hospital-project-financing-in-poland
25-Oct Cooley; Kubas Kos Galkowski; Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr WKB assisted ShopRunner, Inc on the Polish aspects of its acquisition of both the enterprise of Spring NYC, Inc., and that of its Polish subsidiary, Spring Poland Sp. z o.o. Cooley advised the sellers globally and Kubas Kos Galkowski advised the sellers on Polish aspects of the transaction. N/A Poland
26-Oct Dentons Dentons represented Generali on its acquisition of a 100% stake in Polish asset management company Union Investment TFI S.A. from Union Asset Management Holding AG. Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised the sellers on the transaction. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9486-dentons-and-weil-advise-on-generali-acquisition-of-polish-asset-management-company
30-Oct Dentons Dentons advised BGZ BNP Paribas on financing granted to PDC Industrial Center 59, a joint venture of Panattoni and Marvipol, for the construction of the Panattoni Park Warszawa Annopol warehouse. EUR 9 million and PLN 7 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9498-dentons-advises-bgz-bnp-paribas-on-financing-for-warehouse-construction-in-poland
30-Oct Kurzynski Lyszyk Wierzbicki KKLW represented Poland's State Enterprise Porty Lotnicze on the takeover of the Radom Airport. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9503-kklw-advises-porty-lotnicze-on-aiport-takeover-in-radom
30-Oct Allen & Overy A&O advised Indorama Ventures Spain SL in merger proceedings before the President of the Competition and Consumers Protection Office regarding its acquisition of Kordarna Plus a.s. and subsidiary Kordplast s.r.o. N/A Poland
31-Oct Eversheds Sutherland Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland advised the Warsaw University of Technology on its entrance into an agreement with Lotos Lab sp. z o.o. to cooperate on R&D projects involving low-emission transportation and energy storage. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9509-wierzbowski-Eversheds Sutherland-sutherland-advises-warsaw-university-of-technology-on-r-d-agreement-with-lotos-lab
1-Nov Act Legal (BSWW) Act BSWW advised a member of the Ideal Idea group on its acquisition of real property located on the border of Warsaw and the nearby village of Raszyn. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9516-act-bsww-assists-ideal-idea-group-on-warsaw-property-acquisition
1-Nov DLA Piper; Greenberg Traurig DLA Piper advised Fattal Leonardo Hotels (UK) Limited on the negotiation of a long-term "build-to-suit" lease agreement for a 4-star hotel in Warsaw. HD Reavis, the developer, was advised by Greenberg Traurig. N/A Poland
1-Nov CMS CMS advised Pierre Fabre on the launch of its first online store in Europe. N/A Poland
2-Nov CMS CMS advised Work Service S.A. on the dissolution of its joint venture with Fiege Logistik Stiftung & Co. KG, including taking full control over the JV by acquiring 26% of the shares in Work Service GmbH & Co. KG (the joint-venture vehicle) from Fiege Logistik Stiftung & Co. KG and spinning-off Exact Systems GmbH from the joint-venture. This project was a condition precedent for the sale of Work ServiceÍs majority stake in Exact Systems S.A. to Remango Investments. N/A Poland
5-Nov Greenberg Traurig; K&L Gates; Weil, Gotshal & Manges K&L Gates advised the EBRD on its acquisition of approximately 4.5% of the shares of Bank BGZ BNP Paribas, which takes place in the context of the completion of BGZ BNP ParibasÍ acquisition of the core assets of Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A. announced in April 2018.Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised Reiffeisen and Greenberg Traurig assisted BGZ BNP Paribas. EUR 100 milion Poland
7-Nov Clifford Chance; Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig advised Societe Generale on the sale of Euro Bank, its retail banking subsidiary in Poland, to Bank Millenium. Clifford Chance represented the buyers. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9558-greenberg-traurig-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-sale-of-euro-bank-in-poland
9-Nov CMS; Elzbieta Wasilewska CMS advised Athena Investments A/S on the sale of the the Polczyno wind farm (via Eolica Polczyno sp. z o.o.) to a local private investor. The buyer was advised by lawyer Elzbieta Wasilewska. N/A Poland
11-Nov Allen & Overy; Greenberg Traurig; Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski A&O advised Banco Santander and subsidiary Santander Bank Polska on the acquisition of Deutsche Bank PolskaÍs retail business. Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski provided legal advice to Deutsche Bank Polska, and Greenberg Traurig advised Deutsche Bank AG. EUR 300 million Poland
11-Nov Allen & Overy; Magnusson A&O advised Grupa Zywiec on its acquistion of 100% of shares in Browar Namysloww. Magnusson advised the seller. PLN 500 million Poland
12-Nov Dentons Dentons' Warsaw advised BGZ BNP Paribas on a EUR 17 million financing granted to three Yareal Group companies to refinance the purchase costs of three properties in Warsaw intended for the construction of residential buildings. EUR 17 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9569-dentons-advises-bgz-bnp-paribas-on-refinancing-of-three-residential-properties-in-warsaw
12-Nov Eversheds Sutherland Eversheds Sutherland successfully represented InterRisk TU SA in a dispute with a contractor. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9577-Eversheds Sutherland-sutherland-successful-for-interrisk-in-dispute-with-contractor
13-Nov Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG advised on the creation of Beta ETF WIG20TR, the first Polish closed-end investment fund, which was recently authorized by Polish Financial Supervision Authority. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9585-spcg-advises-on-creation-of-first-polish-closed-end-investment-fund-beta
14-Nov Dentons; Redcliffe Partners Dentons advised BNP Paribas and a syndicate of international banks on the extension and increase of a pre-export secured revolving facility to Ferrexpo. USD 500 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9594-dentons-advises-banks-on-increase-of-pre-export-secured-revolving-facility-to-ferrexpo
19-Nov Crido Legal; Gessel; Noerr Noerr advised Work Service S.A. on the PLN 155.3 million sale of all its shares in Exact Systems' companies in a management buy-out by Pawel Gos and Leslaw Walaszczyk, founders and managers of Exact Systems, supported by funds managed by CVI Dom Maklerski through Remango Investments. Crido Legal advised the managers and Gessel advised CVI Dom Maklerski. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9618-noerr-and-gessel-advise-on-management-buy-out-of-exact-system
20-Nov Mrowiec Fialek; Stemplewski Szczudlo & Partners Mrowiec Fialek & Partners advised the private equity fund Innova Capital on the acquisition by portfolio company OCRK Sp. z o.o. of Nuss Sp. z o.o. Stemplewski Szczudlo & Partners advised the seller on the deal. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9637-mrowiec-fialek-and-stemplewski-szczudlo-partners-advise-on-innova-capital-acquisition-of-nuss
20-Nov CDZ Legal; CMS CDZ Legal Advisors advised e-commerce company SaveCart on the sale of a minority stake in the company to mBank S.A. subsidiary Future Tech FIZ, a closed-end investment fund. CMS advised Future Tech FIZ. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9634-cdz-advises-savecart-on-sale-of-minority-stake-to-future-tech-fiz
20-Nov Kwasnicki, Wrobel & Partners Kwasnicki, Wrobel & Partners advised Artifex Mundi S.A. on the preparation and implementation of a private stock offering. PLN 10.5 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9625-rkkw-advises-artifex-mundi-on-private-stock-offering
20-Nov Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski SPCG Law Firm successfully represented Miejskie Przedsiebiorstwo Komunikacyjne S.A. before the Court of Appeal in Krakow in a dispute with the manufacturer of Krakowiak trams concerning the payment of a contractual PLN 15 million penalty due to a delay in vehicle delivery. PLN 15 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9628-spcg-successful-for-mpk-krakow-in-dispute-with-krakowiak-trams-provider
21-Nov Linklaters Linklaters advised Globalworth on a preliminary purchase agreement with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield for the Skylight and Lumen office buildings in Warsaw, part of the multi-functional Zlote Tarasy complex. EUR 190 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9641-linklaters-advises-globalworth-on-acquisition-of-skylight-and-lumen-offices
21-Nov Baker Tilly Woroszylska Legal; Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig's Warsaw office advised Generali Real Estate on the acquisition of an office building in Warsaw from S+B Gruppe. Baker Tilly Woroszylska Legal assisted S+B Gruppe on the sale. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9642-greenberg-traurig-advises-generali-real-estate-on-acquisition-of-warsaw-office-building
22-Nov Dentons Dentons Warsaw advised BGZ BNP Paribas on a EUR four million financing granted to Europejskie Centrum Inwestycyjne ECI S.A., a member of the ECI Group. EUR 4 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9657-denton-advises-bgz-bnp-paribas-on-refinancing-of-office-construction-in-warsaw
22-Nov Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski Studnicki Pleszka Cwiakalski Gorski successfully represented Krakow City Park Sp. z o.o. in a dispute with Polish tax authorities regarding the interpretation of VAT exemption regulations. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9652-spcg-successful-for-krakow-city-park-dispute-on-vat-exemption-dispute
22-Nov Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig's Warsaw office successfully represented Smithfield Foods in antitrust proceedings before the European Commission and Poland's Office of Competition and Consumer Protection. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9659-gt-obtains-approval-for-smithfield-foods-acquisition-of-pini-polonia
28-Nov Cienkowski & Partners; Compliance Partners Cienkowski & Partners advised United Beverages S.A. on its acquisition of 100% shares in System sp. z o.o. from Agnieszka Skowronska and Tomasz Skowronski. Compliance Partners advised the sellers. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9701-cienkowski-partners-and-compliance-partners-advise-on-united-beverages-acquisition-of-polish-fmcg-chain; ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9701-cienkowski-partners-and-compliance-partners-advise-on-united-beverages-acquisition-of-polish-fmcg-chain
29-Nov Allen & Overy; Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig's Warsaw and Berlin Offices represented CCC S.A. in the sale of its German operations to German footwear retailer HR Group S.a. r.l., and its acquisition of 30.5% shares of the HR Group. Allen & Overy advised the HR Group on the deal. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9706-gt-advises-ccc-on-cooperation-with-hr-group-and-sale-of-german-operations
29-Nov Allen & Overy; CMS CMS advised private equity fund Value4Capital on the acquisition by its V4C Poland Plus Fund of waste management firm Kom-Eko S.A. from Royalton Partners. Allen & Overy Warsaw advised the sellers. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9708-cms-and-a-o-advise-on-kom-eko-waste-management-firm-acquisition
30-Nov Act Legal (BSWW) Act BSWW advised ECC Real Estate on an unspecified project related to the newly-developed Nowa Stacja mall in Pruszkow, Poland. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9711-act-bsww-advises-ecc-real-estate-on-nowa-stacja-mall-project
1-Dec N/A K&L Gates advised Alfabeat Alfa sp. z o.o. sp.k in connection with an investment in Robocamp, a company creating online textbooks on robotics and programming. EUR 450,000 Poland
1-Dec Allen & Overy; Baker McKenzie A&O advised Innova Capital on the acquisition of a 33% stake in Oshee Polska sp. z o.o.. Baker McKenzie advised the seller. N/A Poland
1-Dec Gide Loyrette Nouel; K&L Gates K&L Gates advised i2 Development S.A. on its joint investment in a special purpose vehicle together with YIT Development sp z o.o., which was advised by Gide Loyrette Nouel. N/A Poland
1-Dec N/A K&L Gates advised Grupa Lotos S.A. on establishing a corporate venture capital fund. N/A Poland
1-Dec Greenberg Traurig; K&L Gates K&L Gates advised Alfabeat Alfa sp. z o.o. sp.k in connection with its investment in Unamo, a company engaged in creation and management of an IT solution aiming at monitoring web-pages' positions in web searchers. Greenberg Traurig advised Unamo. N/A Poland
1-Dec KPM Legal Pajak Michalik; K&L Gates K&L Gates advised TDJ Pitango Ventures on an investment in Neptune Labs sp. z o.o. -- which wasassisted by KPM Legal Pajak Michalik. N/A Poland
3-Dec Gide Loyrette Nouel Gide Loyrette Nouel advised Mindspace on its development in the Polish market. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9717-gide-advises-mindspace-on-its-expansion-in-polish-market
3-Dec Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto Chajec, Don-Siemion & Zyto advised Capital Partners S.A., the majority shareholder of Gekoplast S.A, in connection with its acquisition by Karton S.p.A. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9720-cdz-advises-capital-partners-on-capital-markets-acquisition-by-karton
3-Dec DLA Piper DLA Piper advised both Alchemia and the selling shareholders on Alchemia's purchase of its own shares. N/A Poland
5-Dec Bird & Bird Bird & Bird helped PKN Orlen negotiate a sponsorship agreement with the Williams Formula 1 team. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9744-bird-bird-closes-sponsorship-deal-between-pkn-orlen-and-williams-racing
5-Dec SSW Pragmatic Solutions SSW Pragmatic Solutions advised BoomBit S.A. on a transaction which included the indirect acquisition of shares in Cellense s.r.o. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9750-ssw-pragmatic-solutions-advises-boombit-on-acquisition-of-shares-in-cellense
5-Dec DLA Piper; GKR Legal DLA Piper advised Allegro.pl on the acquisition of eBilet. GKR Legal advised the seller. N/A Poland
6-Dec Gessel Gessel advised the Polish Enterprise Fund VIII, a private equity fund managed by Enterprise Investors, on the acquisition of a minority stake in Anwim SA, an independent operator of fuel stations in Poland. PLN 100 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9761-gessel-advises-enterprise-investors-on-acquisition-of-pln-100-million-stake-in-anwim
10-Dec Czabanski & Galuszynski Czabanski & Galuszynski advised Yawal S.A. and Final S.A. on a syndicated loan of over PLN 90 million by Santander Bank Polska S.A. and mBank S.A. PLN 90 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9767-czabanski-galuszynski-advises-yawal-and-final-on-pln-90-million-syndicated-loan
11-Dec Czabanski & Galuszynski Czabanski & Galuszynski advised Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A. on the sale of an NPL portfolio to two investment funds, acting through securitization funds. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9781-czabanski-galuszynski-advises-bank-handlowy-w-warszawie-on-npl-portfolio-sale-to-securitization-funds
12-Dec Dentons; Ozog Tomczykowski Dentons advised Jones Lang LaSalle on its acquisition of REAS. The Ozog Tomczykowski law firm advised REAS. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9784-dentons-and-ozog-tomczykowski-advise-on-jll-acquisition-of-reas
12-Dec CMS CMS advised Aberdeen Standard Investments on the acquisition of the Panattoni Europe Park Janki II logistics park. N/A Poland
12-Dec DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Alior Bank S.A. on the financing of the development of a multi-purpose investment including hotel, office, and retail space and a housing estate in Olsztyn, Poland by Inopa. PLN 135 million Poland
13-Dec Dentons; Greenberg Traurig Dentons Warsaw advised GLL Real Estate Partners on the acquisition of the Cedet building in Warsaw from Immobel Poland. Greenberg Traurig advised Immobel Poland on the sale. EUR 129.5 million Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9790-dentons-advises-gll-real-estate-partners-on-acquisition-of-cedet-building-in-warsaw
13-Dec Greenberg Traurig Greenberg Traurig is representing CCC S.A. in the announced tender offer for 100% of Gino Rossi S.A. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9789-greenberg-traurig-advises-ccc-on-tender-offer-for-100-of-shares-in-gino-rossi
13-Dec Clifford Chance Clifford Chance Warsaw advised Work Service S.A. on its successful debt restructuring. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9795-clifford-chance-assists-work-service-with-debt-restructuring
14-Dec Czabanski & Galuszynski Czabanski & Galuszynski advised Wielton SA on adapting its operation to the requirements of the GDPR. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9800-czabanski-galuszynski-advises-wielton-on-gdpr-compliance
14-Dec Allen & Overy; Noerr Noerr advised Landesbank Hessen-Thuringen Girozentrale on the refinancing of Atrium European Real Estate's acquisition of the Wars Sawa & Junior shopping center in Warsaw. Allen & Overy advised AERE. N/A Poland ceelegalmatters.com/poland/9804-noerr-and-a-o-advise-on-restructuring-of-warsaw-shopping-center-in-warsaw-acquisition
20-Dec DLA Piper; Linklaters DLA Piper advised Santander Bank Polska S.A. on the financing of the repayment of the existing facilities and acquisition of five student accommodation projects in Poznan, Lodz, Lublin, Wroclaw, and Warsaw by Griffin Real Estate. Linklaters advised the borrower. EUR 27.5 million Poland
21-Dec CMS; DLA Piper CMS advised both the EIB and PEKAO SA on financing of the revitalization and construction of the Norblin Factory in Warsaw, with a value of EUR 159.3 million. DLA Piper represented the borrower. EUR 159.3 million Poland
21-Dec SMM Legal SMM Legal advised Datarella GmbH on the process of raising share capital due to the contribution in kind of the shares of a Polish start-up company Baltic Data Science sp. z o.o. and legal aspects of the takeover, being a condition of a wider transaction which included the acquisition of a stake in Datarella by new investor Krypto AG. N/A Poland
20-Apr CMS CMS advised ING in connection with a USD 30 million loan to the Astarta Group, a sugar and agricultural production and an industrial milk producer company in Ukraine, for its export operations. USD 30 million Poland; Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8396-CMS-advises-ing-on-usd-30-million-loan-to-astarta
1-Jan Allen & Overy RTPR Allen & Overy advised Raiffeisen Bank International AG and Raiffeisen Bank SA (Romania) on a financing of up to EUR 49.4 million granted to a Romanian subsidiary of CTP Group for the development of a logistic park near Bucharest, Romania. EUR 49.4 million Romania
1-Jan PwC Legal (David & Baias) D&B David si Baias advised Duet Private Equity on its acquisition of Marfin Bank Romania from Cyprus Popular Bank. N/A Romania
1-Jan PwC Legal (David & Baias) D&B David si Baias and PwC Romania assisted Proleasing Motors SRL on the acquisition of the Hyundai car sales business and the business for repair and maintenance of Hyundai and Ford vehicles from Automar SRL. N/A Romania
2-Jan Allen & Overy; Musat & Asociatii; Wolf Theiss RTPR Allen & Overy advised the shareholders of A&D Pharma on the sale of the entire group to the Dr. Max pharmacy network, owned by Penta Investments. Musat & Asociatii advised the buyers on the transaction. Wolf Theiss assisted the Romanian entrepreneurs Becheanu Dorel Cristinel and Adina Maria Becheanu, shareholders of the pharmacy chain ARTA (which includes YORK FARM, IEZER FARM, PANPHARMA MED and FASTPHARM SRL) in the sale of the pharmacies to Penta Investments. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/7725-rtpr-allen-overy-advises-a-d-pharma-on-acquisition-by-dr-max
4-Jan Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii assisted Auchan with the acquisition of OK Supermarket network, which consists of three stores located in and around Bucharest. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/7739-popovici-nitu-stoica-asociatii-advises-auchan-in-acquiring-ok-supermarket-network
9-Jan Petrea & Asociatii; Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii assisted longstanding client Voestalpine on the acquisition of the KTL plant in Timisoara, which produces coating for metal components, from Barum Technik. The seller was advised by Petrea & Asociatii. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/7766-popovici-nitu-stoica-asociatii-assists-voestalpine-on-acquisition-of-romanian-coating-plant
15-Jan Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii; PwC Legal Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii and global advisor PwC TLS Avvocati e Commercialisti Torino advised the CLN Group on an increase in its EUR 200 million loan facilities to EUR 315 that was advanced by a consortium of banks including IMI, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, BNP Paribas, UniCredit and Banca Popolare di Milano. EUR 315 million Romania
15-Jan Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised Phonetastic GSM on its obtaining of a EUR 2 million open credit line to sustain its corporate expansion. N/A Romania
15-Jan Morrison & Forester; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss and lead counsel Morrison & Forester advised shareholders Coopertif H2 Equity Partners Fund IV Holding W.A. and Ooesteinde Investment XXI B.V. on the sale of HALEX Holding GmbH. N/A Romania
17-Jan Firon Bar Nir; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised Revetas Capital Fund II and an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management on the acquisition of an 86,000 square meter hotel complex in Bucharest. Firon Bar Nir advised the sellers. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/7821-wolf-theiss-advises-on-acquisition-of-bucharest-hotel-portfolio
22-Jan Bondoc Si Asociatii; Dentons Bondoc si Asociatii assisted JD Norman Industries Inc., a US-based manufacturer of steel components, with Romanian law aspects related to its acquisition of REGE Automotive Brasov. The transaction, which involved the shareholdings of REGE Group in several countries, including Germany and Romania, involved financing by Wanxiang America Corporation, and Bondoc si Asociatii assisted JD Norman Industries on Romanian law aspects of that as well. Dentons advised Wanxiang America on the financing. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/7851-bondoc-si-asociatii-and-dentons-advise-on-financing-for-and-acquisition-of-rege-automotive-brasov
23-Jan Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised Auchan on its absorption of six companies, which together owned 11 Auchan Hyper shopping centres in Bucharest and other Romanian cities. EUR 135 million Romania
23-Jan Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised Hidroconstructia on a USD 23 million syndicated credit agreement concluded with BRD Societe Generale and Exim Bank for the implementation of a USD 115.5 million contract in Jordan. USD 23 million Romania
30-Jan Deloitte Legal (Reff & Associates); TMO Legal Reff & Associates assisted Banca Transilvania on the sale of a portion of its unsecured corporate & SME portfolio to EOS KSI Romania S.R.L., the Romanian subsidiary of a German group specializing in debt management and purchase. TMO Legal acted as legal counsel to EOS KSI Romania. EUR 120 million Romania
30-Jan Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised the PZP, SYAA, and ARXTUDIO architecture offices on their merger into a new entity, named CUMULUS. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/7903-pnsa-advises-on-multi-entity-architecture-merger-in-romania
1-Feb Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii; Vlad Rogozea Sitaru & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised BLOM Bank on the restructuring of a EUR 22 million loan to Electroputere. Vlad Rogozea Sitaru & Asociatii advised Electroputere. EUR 22 million Romania
1-Feb PwC Legal (David & Baias) D&B David si Baias and PwC Romania assisted TDV SA on the acquisition of the Magnolia Shopping Center in Brasov, Romania. Following the transaction, TDV SA became the new shareholder of Miller Centre SRL, the owner of the shopping mall. The seller, Miller Developments, is a division of the British investment group Miller. N/A Romania
1-Feb BDO; PwC Legal (David & Baias) D&B David si Baias and PwC Romania assisted private investor Ioan Biianu on the acquisition of participations held by Ienovan Radu in Romanian companies Glissando SRL, Tellurium Chemical Co SRL, and Conf-Met SA. BDO was the seller's legal advisor. N/A Romania
1-Feb Goodwin Procter; Jones Day; Latham & Watkins; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss assisted Theramex HQ UK Limitedon on the acquisition of all assets belonging to the women's health business line of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. Latham & Watkins and Jones Day were lead counsels to the buyer. Goodwin Procter advised Teva. USD 703 million Romania
6-Feb Eversheds Sutherland; Maravela & Asociatii Maravela & Asociatii advised Betty Ice, a Romanian ice cream producer, on the sale of the company to Unilever South Central Europe. The buyer was advised by Eversheds Sutherland. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/7961-maravela-asociatii-and-Eversheds Sutherland-advise-on-betty-ice-acquisition
7-Feb Allen & Overy RTPR Allen & Overy obtained a dismissal of the application for restitution in kind for the land where the Profi store in the center of Cluj Napoca is located. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/7969-rtpr-allen-overy-wins-real-estate-case-before-romanian-high-court-of-cassation-and-justice
9-Feb Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners successfully represented Romania's National Agency for Mineral Resources in arbitration against Chevron. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/7989-zrp-wins-arbitration-award-for-romania-against-chevron
20-Feb Dobre, Tulei & Asociatii; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised the founders of Evotracking SRL on the sale of 100% stake to Vodafone Romania. Dobre, Tulei & Asociatii advised the buyers. N/A Romania
26-Feb Maravela & Asociatii Maravela & Asociatii advised Belgian company Interparking on its almost EUR 4 million acquisition of P700 Parking, in Timisoara, from S.C. Constructim S.A. EUR 4 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8101-maravela-asociatii-assists-interparking-in-acquisition-of-timisoara-parking-lot
28-Feb Eversheds Sutherland; Deloitte Legal (Reff & Associates) Reff & Associates advised NEPI Rockcastle on its taking over the building of a commercial center in downtown Sibiu, Romania, from Primavera Development Group. Primavera Development Group was assisted by Eversheds Sutherland Romania. EUR 21 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8124-reff-associates-and-Eversheds Sutherland-advise-on-sibiu-commercial-center-sale
28-Feb Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised Unirii View, a company owned by Belgian investor Yves Weerts, on a EUR 23 million financing from Raiffeisen Bank meant for the development of Unirii View's 19-floor office building. EUR 23 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8128-pnsa-advises-unirii-view-on-financing-for-bucharest-office-building-development
2-Mar Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised WTA world number 1 women's tennis player Romanian Simona Halep on the signing of a new commercial endorsement contract with Nike. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8140-pnsa-advises-simona-halep-on-signing-new-commercial-endorsement-contract
8-Mar Allen & Overy; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii; Wolf Theiss RTPR Allen & Overy advised the EBRD on a EUR 60 million loan to Transgaz, the technical operator of the national natural gas transmission, for its construction of Romania's section of a regional gas pipeline between Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Austria. Transgaz was assisted by Tuca, Zbarcea & Asociatii. Wolf Theiss advised the European Investment Bank (EIB) in relation to the financing, via two tranches amounting to EUR 100 million, granted to Transgaz to finance the construction of the Romanian section of the gas pipeline from Bulgaria to Austria via Romania and Hungary (BRUA). EUR 60 million and EUR 100 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8154-allen-overy-and-tuca-zbarcea-asociatii-advise-on-financing-of-brua-gas-corridor
13-Mar Fenwick & West; Gunderson Dettmer; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Accel Partners as lead investor in a EUR 153 million Series B funding round for UiPath, a leading enterprise robotic process automation software company. New investors CapitalG and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers joined Accel, already an existing investor, in contributing. Fenwick & West also advised Accel, and Gunderson Dettmer advised UiPath. EUR 153 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8179-tuca-zbarcea-asociatii-advises-accel-partners-on-eur-153-million-series-b-funding-for-uipath
13-Mar Clifford Chance Clifford Chance Badea secured a favorable decision for BRD Societe Generale in relation to a claim raised by Metexcom SRL at the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8187-clifford-chance-badea-successful-for-brd-societe-generale-in-international-arbitration
16-Mar Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii PNSA advised the Somaco Group on several multimillion credit facilities granted by BRD Societe Generale and Banca Transilvania. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8206-pnsa-advises-somaco-group-on-credit-facilities
19-Mar Suciu Popa & Associates Suciu Popa has successfully represented an Enel Group company at the Romanian High Court of Cassation and Justice in a matter involving the issuance of green certificates for a wind energy production project. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8212-suciu-popa-successful-for-enel-group-company-in-romanian-high-court-of-cassation-and-justice
22-Mar Musat & Asociatii The criminal law team of Musat & Asociatii won a case before Romania's High Court of Cassation and Justice involving client Ludovic Orban, the chairman of the main opposition party, who had been accused of using his influence to obtain undue advantage by the Romanian National Anticorruption Directorate. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8240-musat-asociatii-obtains-final-acquittal-for-romanian-politician-in-a-corruption-case
26-Mar Suciu Popa & Associates Suciu Popa successfully represented Hidroelectrica, an electricity production and technological services provider in Romania, in two complex court cases involving claims of over EUR 2 million made by an equipment provider. EUR 2 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8260-suciu-popa-successful-for-hidroelectrica-in-two-court-cases-worth-eur-2-million
26-Mar Allen & Overy; Pelifilip PeliFilip assisted the majority shareholder of the Romanian companies EcoPack and Ecopaper with the sale of its shares to the British group DS Smith. Allen & Overy advised DS Smith on the deal. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8249-pelifilip-and-allen-overy-assist-with-ecopack-and-ecopaper-sale
29-Mar Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii provided legal advice to a nature documentary movie project named "Untamed Romania," which had its Romanian premiere at the Bucharest National Theater on March 21, 2018. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8283-pnsa-is-legal-advisor-to-major-romania-nature-documentary
1-Apr PwC Legal (David & Baias); Toader si Asociatii D&B David si Baias assisted the Jianu familiy with the sale of their participation in Proestetica Hospital SRL to Centrul Medical "Policlinico di Monza" SRL. Toader si Asociatii was the buyer`s legal advisor. N/A Romania
1-Apr Dima si Asociatii; PwC Legal (David & Baias) D&B David si Baias advised the shareholders of Clinica Polisano on the sale of the company. Dima si Asociatii advised the buyer. N/A Romania
1-Apr Schoenherr; Shearman & Sterling Schoenherr and Shearman & Sterling advised the Eurobank Group on the sale of its shares in Bancpost SA, ERB Retail Services IFN SA ,and ERB Leasing IFN SA to Banca Transilvania. N/A Romania
3-Apr Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Al Dahra Agriculture LLC on the acquisition of a project company (Agricost), holding the farming rights to approximately 57,000 hectares in Romania. EUR 200 million Romania
5-Apr Mitel & Partners; Deloitte Legal (Reff & Associates) Reff & Associate - the Romanian office of Deloitte Legal - advised the Halewood Group on the sale of its wine production and distribution operations to the Alexandrion Group. Alexandrion was advised by Mitel & Partners. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8316-reff-associates-and-mitel-partners-advise-on-wine-production-and-distribution-operation-sale
11-Apr Suciu Popa & Associates Suciu Popa successfully represented Monsson Trading in enforcement proceedings against the ING Bank. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8354-suciu-popa-successful-for-monsson-trading-in-dispute-against-ing-bank
12-Apr Schoenherr Schoenherr Romania assisted Salesianer Miettex with the acquisition of Promar Textil SRL's professional laundry services business from its shareholders (the Moraru family). EUR 5 million Romania
13-Apr Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen represented Azomures, a Romanian fertilizer producer, in a commercial dispute against private railway company Grup Feroviar Roman. EUR 15 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8367-nndkp-successful-in-azomures-claim-against-gfr-on-framework-agreement
24-Apr Allen & Overy RTPR Allen & Overy advised a syndicate of banks made up of ING Bank N.V., Banca Comerciala Romana, Raiffeisen Bank SA, and UniCredit Bank SA in relation to a credit facility of USD 360 million granted to KMG International. USD 360 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8411-allen-overy-advises-bank-consortium-on-credit-facility-to-kmg-international
1-May PwC Legal (David & Baias); Radulescu, Iliescu, Maravela & Asociatii D&B David si Baias performed a legal due diligence investigation and provided legal transaction assistance to Rombat SA during its subscription of approximately 35% from the share capital of Prime Motors Industry SRL. Radulescu, Iliescu, Maravela & Asociatii advised the seller. N/A Romania
1-May bpv Grigorescu Stefanica BPV Grigorescu Stefanica assisted the Municipality of Bucharest with the preparation of a prospectus for admission to trading of 55,500 municipal bonds, amounting to RON 555 million, with a fixed interest rate of 5.6% (5.53% effective interest rate after premium) and a maturity of ten years, on the regulated spot market of the Bucharest Stock Exchange. RON 555 million Romania
2-May CMS; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Peeraj Brands International on the EUR 33 million sale of a 100% stake in Shoe Express S.A. to Polish footwear retailer CCC. CMS Romania advised CCC. EUR 33 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8454-tza-advises-peeraj-brands-international-on-shoe-express-stake-sale
2-May CEE Attorneys CEE Attorneys advised venture capital fund Sparking Capital in signing a seed investment contract with Romanian toy company Evertoys. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8455-cee-attorneys-assists-sparking-capital-in-seed-investment-contract-with-evertoys
9-May Allen & Overy; Wolf Theiss RTPR Allen & Overy advised Autonom Services on the acquisition of BT Operational Leasing, an operational leasing company currently owned by the Banca Transilvania Group. BT was represented by Wolf Theiss. n/a Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8521-rtpr-allen-overy-and-wolf-theiss-advise-on-sale-of-bt-operational-leasing-to-autonom-services
16-May Biris Goran Biris Goran assisted Romanian investors in the hostile takeover ofæRomprimæSAæ, a leading Romanian fire-fighting and other special vehicles manufacturer. N/A Romania
18-May Deloitte Legal; Kinstellar; Deloitte Legal (Reff & Associates) Reff & Associates - the Bulgarian member of Deloitte Legal - advised MAS Real Estate on its acquisition of the Militari Shopping Center in Bucharest from Atrium European Real Estate. Atrium was advised by Kinstellar Romania. EUR 95 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8589-reff-associates-and-kinstellar-advise-on-sale-of-militari-shopping-center-in-bucharest
24-May Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii PNSA advised Medicover on the acquisition of a majority stake in Pelican Hospital in Romania. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8609-pnsa-advises-medicover-on-the-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-pelican-hospital
25-May Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen successfully represented the Municipality of Bucharest in a dispute involving ownership of the Mogosoaia Palace. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8623-nndkp-assists-municipality-of-bucharest-in-keeping-mogosoaia-palace
13-Jun Clifford Chance; Hengeler Mueller Clifford Chance Badea advised BNP Paribas Leasing on the acquisition of shares in two Romanian companies from IKB, a Germany-based group that is exiting the local market. Hengeler Mueller (global) and Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii (local) advised IKB on the deal. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8714-clifford-chance-badea-advises-bnp-paribas-on-acquisition-of-ikb-s-romanian-assets
18-Jun CMS; Noerr Noerr advised Germany's Messer group on its take-over of the Buse Gaz company, which provides delivery services for industrial gases in Romania. Buse Gaz was represented by CMS Romania. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8732-noerr-advises-messer-on-buse-gaz-takeover-in-romania
20-Jun Kinstellar; Allen & Overy Kinstellar advised Ballymore Group, an Ireland-based international property development company, on the sale of property to Mitiska REIM. The buyer was represented by RTPR Allen & Overy. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8750-Kinstellar-and-rtpr-Allen-Overy-advise-on-brasov-property-sale
21-Jun Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii; Schoenherr Schoenherr assisted AkzoNobel on its acquisition of 100% of the shares of Fabryo Corporation S.R.L., a decorative paints company. The seller, Oresa Ventures, was assisted by Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8756-Schoenherr-and-PNSA-advise-on-akzonobel-acquisition-of-fabryo-in-romania
21-Jun Kinstellar; Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii PNSA advised Swiss grain and fertilizer trader Ameropa on the acquisition of 40% of the shares of agribusiness companies Promat Comimpex and Agroind Cauaceu, two distributors of agricultural inputs and outputs in the northern part of Romania. The sellers, Cristian Moldovan and Dan Corbut, were represented by Kinstellar. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8759-PNSA-and-Kinstellar-advise-on-romanian-agribusiness-transaction
25-Jun Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Speedwell Real Estate Development on its acquisition of two plots of land from Austrian real estate investor Immofinanz, which was represented by Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8775-tuca-zbarcea-Asociatii-and-PNSA-advise-on-land-sale-transaction-between-speedwell-and-immofinanz
26-Jun Paul Hastings; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss advised ContourGlobal on the acquisition of a 7 MW photovoltaic project in Romania from Quadrivio Capital from one of the largest private equity funds in Italy, recently taken over by Green Arrow Capital. Paul Hastings advised the italian entities. EUR 7 million Romania
28-Jun Musat & Asociatii Musat & Asociatii successfully represented Romania's Vasile Alecsandri Cultural and Scientific Society and the Ministry of Culture and National Identity in a dispute involving the classification of the Vasile Alecsandri Memorial House in Bacau as a historical monument. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8803-musat-associatii-successful-in-dispute-over-classification-of-vasile-alecsandri-memorial-house
29-Jun Kinstellar Kinstellar advised US-based Idera Inc. on its acquisition of Froala Labs, a Romanian start-up which develops tools for web and mobile app programmers. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8810-Kinstellar-advises-idera-on-the-acquisition-of-froala-labs
1-Jul Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii; PwC Legal (David & Baias); Schoenherr Schoenherr advised German group Phoenix on its acquisition of drugs wholesaler Farmexim and the Help Net pharmace chain. Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii and David & Baias advised the sellers. EUR 100 million Romania
2-Jul Kinstellar; Sidley Austin Kinstellar and Sidley Austin advised Pandora Media Inc. on its EUR 145 million acquisition of AdsWizz Inc., a digital audio ad tech firm. EUR 145 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8826-Kinstellar-advises-pandora-media-on-adswizz-acquistion
2-Jul Kinstellar Kinstellar advised the shareholders of Promat Comimpex and Agroind Cauaceu, two agribusiness companies in Romania, on the sale of 40% of their shares to Ameropa, a Swiss grain and fertilizer trader. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8818-Kinstellar-advises-promat-comimpex-and-agroind-cauaceu-on-sale-of-shares
3-Jul Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen assisted AFI Europe with the acquisition of 43,000 square meters of land close to Bucharest's AFI Park office development and shopping mall from New Century Holdings. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8840-nndkp-assists-afi-europe-in-acquisition-of-land-near-afi-park-development
5-Jul Clifford Chance Clifford Chance Badea secured a favorable decision for Pfizer in relation with the claim of a pharmaceutical company concerning the Romanian Ministry of Health's public acquisition procedure of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8854-clifford-chance-badea-wins-vaccine-case-for-pfizer-romania
5-Jul Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Ringier Sportal, a joint venture of Ringier Romania and Bulgaria's Sportal Media Group, on the acquisition of Romanian sports brand Gazeta Sporturilor and its online platform. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8855-tuca-zbarcea-Asociatii-advises-ringier-group-on-acquisition-of-romanian-sports-newspaper
9-Jul Allen & Overy; Wolf Theiss The Bucharest office of Wolf Theiss assisted BT Investments with the sale of 100% shares of BT Operational Leasing to Autonom Services and Autonom International. RTPR Allen & Overy advised both Autonom Group companies in the acquisition. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8872-wolf-theiss-and-rtpr-Allen-Overy-advise-on-bt-operational-leasing-sale
12-Jul Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised ENGIE Romania on the acquisition of 60% of Flashnet. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8886-tuca-zbarcea-Asociatii-advises-engie-romania-on-acquisition-of-flashnet
12-Jul Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised Swietelsky Romania on its successful tender for a public procurement contract involving the "Rehabilitation of the Pedestrian Tunnel, Railway Platforms and Coverings, Water-Sewage Networks for the Sibiu Station" by Romania's National Railroad Company. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8884-PNSA-helps-swietelsky-romania-obtain-and-defend-public-procurement-contract
13-Jul Allen & Overy; Baker McKenzie; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii RTPR Allen & Overy advised Pet Product shareholder Cristian Pop on the sale of his company to Rohatyn Group. The buyer was represented by Baker McKenzie and Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8893-rtpr-Allen-Overy-and-tuca-zbarcea-Asociatii-advise-on-sale-of-romanian-pet-shop-chain
16-Jul Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii PNSA advised Medicover on the acquisition of Romania's Academica Medical Center. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/8902-PNSA-advises-medicover-on-acquisition-of-academica-medical-center
17-Jul Ropes & Gray; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss assisted US fund Genstar Capital LLC in acquiring CRF Health Group, an international provider of health-related services, from private equity firm Vitruvian Partners. The deal was part of a global transaction involving the US, UK, Australia, Finland, and Romania subsidiaries of CRF Health Group Limited. Ropes & Gray was lead counsel for the buyer. N/A Romania
27-Jul CMS; Deloitte Legal (Reff & Associates) Reff & Associates advised Damen, a shipbuilding group in the Netherlands, on taking over Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd.'s participation in Romania's Daewoo Mangalia shipyard. DSME was advised by CMS. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9009-reff-associates-and-cms-advise-on-romanian-shipyard-deal
30-Jul Clifford Chance Clifford Chance Badea advised Rockwool Romania during the negotiations of a construction contract with CON-A Sibiu for a stone wool factory in Ploiesti, Romania. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9018-clifford-chance-badea-advises-rockwool-on-stone-wool-factory-construction-in-romania
8-Aug PeliFilip; Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised Dedeman on the acquisition of The Bridge, a new office project in Bucharest with approximately 80,000 square meters of leasable area, from Forte Partners. The seller was counseled by PeliFilip. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9075-pnsa-and-pelifilip-advise-on-dedeman-acquisition-of-bucharest-office-project-from-forte-partners
10-Aug Drakopoulos Drakopoulos assisted Yellow Korner with regard to its presence in Romania by preparing a "franchising kit." N/A Romania
17-Aug Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii PNSA advised private healthcare chain Medicover on its acquisition of the Phoenix Medical Center, which has a network of eight medical centers in Southwest Romania. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9110-pnsa-advises-medicover-on-acquisition-of-phoenix-medical-center
22-Aug Biris Goran Biris Goran representedæOne United Propertiesæin the acquisition of a 25,800 sqm piece of land in BucharestÍs Floreasca area from Telekom, following a February 2018 public auction. EUR 18 million Romania
24-Aug Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Erste Bank Group on its acquisition of an additional 6.29% shareholding in Banca Comerciala Romana from investment company SIF Oltenia, giving it a 99.88% stake. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9129-tuca-zbarcea-asociatii-advises-erste-bank-on-acquisition-of-minority-shareholding-in-bcr
27-Aug Maravela & Asociatii; Schoenherr Maravela & Asociatii assisted a majority shareholder of Romanian petfood producer Nordic Petfood on the sale of the entire business to United Petfood. Schoenherr advised United Petfood on the acquisition. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9151-maravela-asociatii-and-schoenherr-advise-on-romanian-petfood-producer-sale
30-Aug Deloitte Legal (Reff & Associates); Wolf Theiss Reff & Associates assisted Banca Transilvania on the sale of a portion of its secured corporate & SME portfolio to B2holding, the Romanian subsidiary of a leading Pan-European debt specialist. Wolf Theiss advised the buyer. EUR 125 million Romania
30-Aug Deloitte Legal (Reff & Associates); DLA Piper; Laura Istrate Law Office Reff & Associates advised Priscilla BV on the sale (by means of a share deal) of its office portfolio of four office buildings in Bucharest. Laura Istrate Law Office was the purchaserÍs legal advisor and DLA Piper Dinu was the foreign financial insititution's legal advisor. EUR 8.8 million Romania
1-Sep bpv Grigorescu Stefanica bpv Grigorescu Stefanica assisted Immofinanz AG with respect to notification of the economic concentration resulting from its takeover of sole control over S Immo AG to Romania's competition council. EUR 390 million Romania
1-Sep Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised Somaco Grup Prefabricate, an affiliate of Swedish investment fund Oresa Ventures, on the merger by acquisition of Somaco Antrepriza and Somaco Structuri Prefabricate. Through the merger, Somaco Grup Prefabricate also acquired the G&D Teius, Targoviste, and Timisoara concrete products plants. N/A Romania
1-Sep bpv Grigorescu Stefanica; Rada & Asociatii BPV Grigorescu Stefanica assisted Fair Value Com on its take-over by S&T Romania. S&T Romania was assisted by Rada & Asociatii. N/A Romania
4-Sep Biris Goran Biris Goran advised CloudTreats Inc., on the sale of its food delivery platform, hipMenu.ro, to online food-delivery group Delivery Hero. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9206-biris-goran-advises-cloudtreats-on-sale-of-hipmenu-ro-to-delivery-hero
18-Sep Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss's Bucharest office reported that it secured a favorable decision in the first instance in an EUR 180 million claim against Saudi Arabia's Al-Arrab Contracting Co., the majority shareholder of Electroputere Craiova. EUR 180 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9293-wolf-theiss-successful-for-saudi-company-in-post-privatization-litigation-against-romanian-state
24-Sep Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii PNSA assisted Swiss grain and fertilizer trader Ameropa on its acquisition of the Sarulesti agricultural base from Comcereal Fundulea. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9314-pnsa-advises-ameropa-on-acquisition-of-sarulesti-agricultural-base
2-Oct Clifford Chance; White & Case Clifford Chance Badea advised Polish-based private equity fund Abris Capital Partners on the sale of the Urgent Cargus courier company to Mid Europa Partners. White & Case advised Mid Europa on the deal. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9377-clifford-chance-badea-advises-abris-capital-partners-on-sale-of-urgent-cargus-to-mid-europa-partners
10-Oct Stratulat Albulescu Stratulat Albulescu advised World Class Romania on the acquisition of the Stay Fit Gym Oltenitei fitness club from Stay Fit Gym SRL. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9419-stratulat-albulescu-advises-world-class-romania-on-acquisition-of-new-fitness-club
15-Oct Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii; The Law Chamber Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised WDP, a Belgian developer and owner of logistics and warehousing, on the acquisition of two logistics parks in Romania: Dunca Logistics Centre from Dunca Imobiliare and CTPark Cluj I from CTP Group. Dunca Imobiliare was represented by Moroianu & Associates, and the CTP Group was advised by Romania's The Law Chamber. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9447-pnsa-and-the-law-chamber-advise-on-logistics-parks-sale-in-romania
24-Oct Allen & Overy RTPR Allen & Overy advised Arobs Transilvania on the acquisition of SAS Grup, the company that owns alarma.ro. Solo Practitioner Gabriela Stanescu advised the SAS Grup on the deal. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9468-rtpr-allen-overy-advises-arobs-transilvania-on-acquisition-of-sas-grup
25-Oct McGregor & Partners McGregor & Partners helped Fauna & Flora International acquire 115 hectares of land in Transylvania to provide a key corridor for large carnivores as part of the EU's Life Connect Carpathians project. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9478-mcgregor-partners-helpsflora-fauna-international-mcgregor-partners-has-helped-fauna-flora-international-acquire-land-in-transylvania-for-large-carnivore-corridor
29-Oct Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised Voestalpine on the acquisition of a majority stake in Travertec Buzau. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised the seller. N/A Romania
30-Oct Suciu Popa & Associates Suciu Popa & Associates represented KMG International in connection with the structuring and creation of the new Kazakh-Romanian Investment Fund. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9504-suciu-popa-assists-kmg-international-in-creating-kazakh-romanian-investment-fund
31-Oct Deloitte Legal (Reff & Associates) Reff & Associates advised Patria Bank on the sale of a portfolio of non-performing loan receivables to InvestCapital LTD, a part of the KRUK Group. RON 245 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9515-reff-associates-advises-patria-bank-on-npl-sale
1-Nov Berechet Rusu Hirit Berechet Rusu Hirit successfully represented the Monsson Group, a green energy producer and owner of two wind farms in Constanta, Romania, in a tax dispute before the country's High Court of Cassation and Justice. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9518-brh-successfully-for-monsson-group-on-tax-challenge-before-romanian-high-court-of-cassation-and-justice
2-Nov Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii advised RTC Proffice Experience, a subsidiary of Swedish investment fund Oresa Ventures, on the acquisition of the cleaning and hygiene products distribution of Paper Plus SRL. N/A Romania
9-Nov Dentons; PwC Legal Dentons advised Monsson on the sale of a member of its group to an Italian investor. PwC Legal advised the buyer N/A Romania
12-Nov Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Tuca Zbarcea & Associates advised a syndicate of banks consisting of Banca Comerciala Romana, Raiffeisen Bank, BRD Groupe Societe Generale, and Banca Transilvania on a syndicated credit facility for MedLife. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9570-tuca-zbarcea-associates-advises-syndicate-of-banks-on-medlife-credit-facility
13-Nov Ijdelea Mihailescu Ijdelea Mihailescu assisted Black Sea Oil & Gas throughout the performance of the open season capacity booking process and its entrance into a gas transmission contract with SNTGN Transgaz necessary for the Midia Gas Development Project, a project aimed at putting the natural gas of XV Midia Block, offshore Black Sea, into production. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9579-ijdelea-mihailescu-assists-black-sea-oil-gas-with-gas-transmission-contract-for-midia-gas-development-project
14-Nov Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Associates advised DB Schenker on the merger of its Romanian businesses into one company. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9591-popovici-nitu-stoica-associates-advises-db-schenker-on-merger
14-Nov Pelifilip; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss assisted funds advised by Revetas Capital Advisors LLP in the acquisition of the Landmark, a premium office complex located in Bucharest's Central Business District, from Manali Holdings Limited and Daphne Consultancy Real Estate SRL. PeliFilip advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9589-wolf-theiss-assists-revetas-with-acquisition-of-landmark-office-complex-in-romania
15-Nov Tanasescu Gavrila and Associates; Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners and Tanasescu Gavrila & Asociatii successfully represented the Romania state in an ICSID investment arbitration initiated by Alpiq AG Switzerland. USD 450 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9600-zrp-and-tga-successful-for-romania-in-icsid-arbitration
20-Nov Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii; Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii assisted Voestalpine AG on the acquisition of a 60% stake in Travertec Buzau from PCM RAIL.ONE AG. Tuca Zbarcea Asociatii advised Travertec on the sale. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9624-pnsa-and-tza-advise-on-majority-stake-acquisition-in-travertec-buzau
20-Nov Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii PNSA assisted RTC Proffice Experience, a subsidiary of Sweden's Oresa Ventures investment fund, with its acquisition of the cleaning and hygiene products distribution business of Paper Plus SRL. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9635-pnsa-advises-rtc-on-paper-plus-acquisition
22-Nov Allen & Overy; Noerr RTPR Allen & Overy advised Ruukki Romania, a member of the Swedish group SSAB, in relation to the sale of its factory in Bolintin-Deal, Romania, to Finland's Peikko Group Corporation. Noerr advised the buyers. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9650-rtpr-allen-overy-and-noerr-advise-on-sale-of-manufacturing-plant-near-bucharest
23-Nov Suciu Popa & Associates Suciu Popa & Associates advised Black Sea Oil & Gas S.R.L. and its co-venture partners Petro Ventures Resources S.R.L and Gas Plus International B.V. on signing a Gas Sales Agreement with ENGIE subsidiary Engie Energy Management Romania S.R.L. for natural gas supply from the Midia Gas Development Project. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9673-suciu-popa-associates-advise-black-sea-oil-gas-on-gas-sales-agreement-with-engie
27-Nov DLA Piper; Stratulat Albulescu Stratulat Albulescu advised GapMinder on its EUR 600,000 investment in FintechOS. DLA Piper advised Fintech on the deal. EUR 600,000 Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9692-stratulat-albulescu-and-dla-piper-advise-on-gapminder-investment-in-fintechos
27-Nov DLA Piper; Wolf Theiss Wolf Theiss Bucharest assisted Search Corporation and two minority shareholders in the sale of their participation in Plaza Development SRL, which owns Bucharest's Crystal Tower office building, to Czech investment company PPF Real Estate. DLA Piper advised the seller. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9686-wolf-theiss-assists-search-corporation-with-crystal-tower-sale-in-bucharest
27-Nov Maravela & Asociatii Maravela|Asociatii assisted CEE chemicals producer Chimcomplex in the Romanian Competition Council's merger review procedure related to the company's takeover of Oltchim's assets. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9687-maravela-asociatii-assists-chimcomplex-obtain-approval-for-takeover-of-oltchim-assets
27-Nov Ijdelea Mihailescu Ijdelea Mihailescu provided legal assistance to Black Sea Oil & Gas in relation to the Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation & Commissioning Contract for all offshore and onshore facilities and Development Drilling Contract with GSP Offshore for the Midia Gas Development Project, offshore Romania. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9689-ijdelea-mihailescu-advises-black-sea-oil-gas-on-epcic-contract-with-gsp-offshore
27-Nov Jinga & Asociatii Jinga & Asociatii advised Romania's Ecofarmacia Network on the structuring, implementation, and operation of the online Pilulka.ro pharmacy platform. N/A Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9691-jinga-asociatii-advises-ecofarmacia-network-on-creation-of-online-pharmacy-platform
6-Dec Dentons Dentons advised a syndicate of Bank Pekao S.A., Ceska Sporitelna, a.s., PKO BP, and ING Bank Slaski on the financing of AmRest Group. EUR 190 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9760-dentons-advises-on-amrest-group-financing
14-Dec Bondoc Si Asociatii; Dentons; Deloitte Legal (Reff & Associates); Stratulat Albulescu; White & Case Dentons advised Credit Suisse AG and Stratulat Albulescu and White & Case advised VTB Bank Europe SE on financing for Chimcomplex SA Borzesti's acquisition of several asset bundles from Oltchim SA. Bondoc & Asociatii advised Oltchim on the sale and Reff & Associates, a member of Deloitte Legal, developed the due dilligence report based on which Chimcomplex secured its financing. EUR 40 million Romania ceelegalmatters.com/romania/9810-dentons-and-white-case-advise-on-financing-for-chimcomplex-acquisition-of-oltchim-assets
18-Dec Allen & Overy; Paun Ciprian si Asociatii RTPR Allen & Overy advised CEECAT Capital on the sale of Brikston Construction Solutions S.A., one of the major players on the masonry and finishing materials market in Romania, to the Austrian group Leier. The buyer was advised by Paun Ciprian si Asociatii. N/A Romania
30-Dec Drakopoulos Drakopoulos advised EMV-UTIL SRL on its acquisition of land plots in Romania and on the construction of real estate development projects in several Romanian cities. EUR 10 million Romania
1-Dec bpv Grigorescu Stefanica; Jones Day; Weil, Gotshal & Manges; Wolf Theiss BPV Grigorescu Stefanica assisted Molex USA (a subsidiary of Koch Industries) on its acquisition of the Laird GroupÍs Romanian subsidiary. Jones Day UK acted as lead counsel for Molex and coordinated the legal assistance provided in several jurisdictions. Laird CVS Division was advised by Weil, Gotshal & Manges and Wolf Theiss. N/A Romania;
18-Sep AP Legal; CMS; JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic AP Legal Belgrade and CMS Bucharest advised the lenders of Victoria Group a.d. Beograd and its subsidiaries on the sale of its loan receivables to MK Group d.o.o. Belgrade. Jankovic, Popovic, Mitic advised the Victoria Group. N/A Romania; Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9294-ap-legal-and-cms-advise-lenders-on-victoria-group-loan-receivable-sale
8-Jan White & Case White & Case advised Russian food retailer X5 Retail Group on the acquisition of one of the largest retail supermarket chains in Russia, currently operating under the O'KEY brand. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7759-white-case-advises-x5-retail-group-on-acquisition-of-russian-retail-supermarket-chain
10-Jan Carnelutti; Dentons; Orrick Orrick advised U.S. impact finance company FINCA Impact Finance in the divestiture of its micro-finance operations in Russia to Luxembourg-based Mikro Kapital. The transaction involved restructuring third-party financing from the EBRD, the MEF, and the responsAbility Fund. Mikro Kapital was advised by Italian/Russian law firm Carnelutti, and the lenders were advised by Dentons. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7769-orrick-dentons-and-carnelutti-advise-on-finca-impact-finance-divestment-of-microfinance-operations-in-russia
12-Jan Dentons Dentons advised Raven Russia on its acquisition of part of a warehouse complex from the Orientir group. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7795-dentons-advises-raven-russia-in-purchasing-part-of-sever-2-logistics-park
17-Jan Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP advised AFG National on the sale of a 35% stake in its subsidiary Yuzhniye Zemli LLC to Volga Group Agro, a company consolidating Volga Group's agricultural projects. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7818-goltsblat-blp-advises-afg-national-on-jv-with-volga-group
17-Jan Andrey Gorodisskiy & Partners Andrey Gorodisskiy & Partners supported a capital increase of a commercial real estate sub-fund to RUB 8.8. billion through Telecom-5 - a joint venture of Sberbank PJSC and Rostelecom PJSC. RUB 2.4 billion Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7826-andrey-gorodissky-partners-advises-sberbank-on-transaction-with-rostelecom
18-Jan DLA Piper; Salomons DLA Piper advised Yandex.Taxi on its acquisition of Russia's FoodFox restaurant delivery service. Salomons advised the sellers. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7831-dla-piper-and-salomons-advise-on-yandex-taxi-acquisition-of-foodfox
19-Jan Clifford Chance; Dentons Clifford Chance Moscow advised a consortium of banks on a EUR 150 million syndicated facility for PJSC Chelyabinsk Pipe, a Russian manufacturer of tubular goods and the provider of integrated solutions for fuel and energy companies. The ChelPipe group was advised by Dentons. EUR 150 million Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7841-clifford-chance-advises-banks-on-eur-150-million-loan-to-chelpipe
30-Jan Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners EPAM defended the interests of the Federal State Institution of the North West Construction, Reconstruction, and Restoration Management of the Russian Federation Culture Ministry in a dispute over a penalty of RUB 300 million levied against the contractor Stroy Soyuz LLC. RUB 300 million Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7901-epam-successful-for-north-west-construction-reconstruction-and-restoration-management-in-dispute-with-contractor
12-Feb Capital Legal Services; Skolkovo Deal Support Center Capital Legal Services advised the Rusnano Sistema SICAR fund on its USD 1.5 million investment project into Geosplit, a Russian oil service developer and integrator of technology for the oil industry. Geosplit was advised by the Skolkovo Deal Support Center. USD 1.5 million Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7995-capital-legal-services-and-skolkovo-deal-support-center-advise-on-sicar-investment-in-geosplit
12-Feb Capital Legal Services; Skolkovo Deal Support Center Capital Legal Services advised the Rusnano Sistema SICAR fund on its USD 1.5 million investment project into Geosplit, a Russian oil service developer and integrator of technology for the oil industry. Geosplit was advised by the Skolkovo Deal Support Center. USD 1.5 million Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/7995-capital-legal-services-and-skolkovo-deal-support-center-advise-on-sicar-investment-in-geosplit
13-Feb Goltsblat Blp Goltsblat BLP advised Alfa-Bank on the acquisition of a portfolio of shares in Pay-Me, a mobile acquiring services company. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8003-goltsblat-blp-advises-alfa-bank-on-pay-me-share-acquisition
16-Feb White & Case White & Case advised JSC Siberian Anthracite, a producer and exporter of ultrahigh-grade anthracite, on a pre-export financing of up to US 570 million from a pool of international and Russian banks. USD 570 million Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8024-white-case-advises-siberian-anthracite-on-us-570-million-pre-export-financing
27-Feb DLA Piper DLA Piper advised NovaWind, a Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation's unit responsible for new energy programs in Russia, on its joint venture with Dutch turbine developer Lagerwey to supply 388 turbines to Russian wind farms by 2022. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8114-dla-piper-advises-rosatom-on-joint-venture-with-lagerwey-to-boost-russian-wind-industry
1-Mar Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners EPAM defended the interests of Razvitie Zdorovia i Sporta LLC in a dispute over billions of rubles worth of losses. RUB 100 million Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8133-epam-defends-the-interests-of-razvitie-zdorovia-i-sporta-in-litigation
8-Mar CMS; Kirkland & Ellis; Latham & Watkins CMS Russia advised LivaNova PLC on the sale of its cardiac rhythm management business to MicroPort Scientific Corp. Latham & Watkins was global counsel to LivaNova. Kirkland & Ellis acted as legal counsel to MicroPort. USD 190 million Russia
9-Mar Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defended VEB-Leasing in a dispute against Inpromleasing. RUB 12 billion Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8170-epam-successful-for-veb-leasing-in-defense-against-rub-12-billion-claim
9-Mar Baker Mckenzie; Capital Legal Services Capital Legal Services advised Leroy Merlin on its RUB 12 billion acquisition of 12 out of the 14 K-Rauta stores owned by Finland's Kesko, with Kesko discontinuing its operations in Russia. Baker McKenzie advised Kesko on the sale. RUB 12 billion Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8174-capital-legal-services-advises-on-supermarket-transaction-in-russia
19-Mar Baker Mckenzie; Goltsblat BLP Goltsblat BLP advised the shareholder of Tymensky Fanerny Zavod, a plywood producer in Western Siberia, on the sale of the company's 100% stake to SVEZA, a global producer of birch plywood. SVEZA was advised by Baker McKenzie. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8221-goltsblat-blp-advises-tyumen-plywood-plant-on-sale-to-sveza
21-Mar Goltsblat BLP; White & Case Goltsblat BLP advised Otkrytaya Mobilnaya Pltaforma LLC and RUSINTEH on the sale of 75% of shares of Otkrytaya Mobilnaya Pltaforma and 75% of shares of Vatron LLC respectively to PJSC Rostelecom. Rostelecom was advised by White & Case's Moscow office. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8229-goltsblat-blp-and-white-case-advise-on-the-sailfish-os-developer-sale
17-Apr Pepeliaev Group The Pepeliaev Group won three tenders to provide Gazprom PJSC general legal and consulting services, audits in relation to taxes and social security contributions, and representation before state and judicial authorities. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8379-pepeliaev-group-gets-appointed-to-advise-gazprom-pjsc-on-tax-issues
24-Apr Alrud Alrud represented NIDEC Corporation before FAS Russia as part of Nidec Corporation's global acquisition of Whirlpool CorporationÍs Embraco compressor business. USD 1.08 billion Russia
4-May Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner successfully represented mobile operator VimpelCom in a dispute with the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service over changes to B2B SMS service tariffs. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8480-bryan-cave-leighton-paisner-successfully-for-vimpelcom-against-russian-federal-antimonopoly-service-over-sms-tariffs
7-May Alrud; Slaughter And May Alrud advised SICPA Security Solutions SA regarding the establishment of a JV with Russian local partners to provide equipment and services relating to the tracking, tracing, and identifying goods in Russia. Slaughter and May advised on English law. N/A Russia
7-May Alrud; Loeb & Loeb; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison Alrud represented Endeavor in the acquisition of NeuLion, a technology product and service provider specializing in the digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand content to Internet-enabled devices. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison was global advisor to Endeavor and Loeb & Loeb acted for NeuLion. USD 250 million Russia
8-May Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners represented publicly owned joint-stock company Alviz, subsidiary to the Beluga Group, in an intellectual property rights dispute against LLC Shampanskiye Vina. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8515-epam-successful-for-beluga-group-in-trademark-dispute-with-shampanskiye-vina
14-May Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; S & K Vertical Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner represented the interests of Double LLC in a dispute with the social network VKontakte over the use of open data from a social network. VKontakte was represented by S&K Vertical. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8554-bryan-cave-leighton-paisner-and-s-k-vertical-engaged-in-dispute-over-big-data-rights-between-double-and-vkontakte
15-May White & Case White & Case advised VTB Bank on a secured term loan provided to Russian retail chain PJSC M.video for the acquisition of shares in Russian retail chain Eldorado. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8566-white-case-advises-vtb-bank-on-financing-for-m-video-acquisition-of-eldorado
16-May Alrud; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Latham & Watkins Alrud advised Widex A/S on Russian antitrust law issues arising from its global merger with the Sivantos Group. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Latham & Watkins advised Sivantos. USD 2.26 billion Russia
24-May Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully represented Bank Saint Petersburg in a case against Russian entrepreneur Vitaly Arkhangelsky and Oslo Marine Group Ports LLC before the High Court of Justice. RUB 1.5 billion Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8610-epam-successful-for-st-petersburg-bank-in-english-high-court-against-vitaly-arkhangelsky-and-oslo-marine-group-ports
24-May Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner The Moscow office of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner successfully represented the Prosveshcheniye publishing house in an intellectual property rights dispute against Russian publishing house Ventana-Graf. RUB 3.7 billion Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8606-bryan-cave-leighton-paisner-successful-for-prosvescheniye-publishing-house-in-trademark-litigation
28-May Yust YUST advised Rusgazdobycha JSC on the preliminary stage of an agreement with Gazprom to build a gas plant in the Leningrad region of Russia. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8637-yust-advises-rusgazdobycha-on-gas-plant-construction-partnership-with-gazprom
5-Jun CMS; Hoche Societe d'Avocats CMS represented Orange S.A. in connection with the Russian aspects of its takeover of Business & Decision S.A. Hoche Societe d'Avocats was global counsel to the buyer. EUR 62.5 million Russia
26-Jun Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner advised MasterCard Member Association on its launch of a new service, consisting of simultaneous cash-out with POS payment by bank card at shop tills, tentatively named "Cash-Out" or "Purchase with Cash Back" on the Russian market. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8786-bryan-cave-leighton-paisner-advises-mastercard-on-launch-of-first-russian-cash-out-service
30-Jun Alrud Alrud advised AEON on the establishment of a joint venture owning assets in the territory of the property complex of JSC Khimprom for the purposes of modernizing and developing carbide production. N/A Russia
4-Jul Egorov, Puginski, Afanasiev & Partners; Macfarlanes; Maitland Chambers Egorov, Puginski, Afanasiev & Partners, Macfarlanes, and Maitland Chambers successfully represented UC Rusal in a dispute involving the sale of Norilsk Nickel shares by Roman Abramovich's Crispian Investments to Vladimir Potanin's Whiteleave Holdings. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8842-epam-macfarlanes-and-maitland-chambers-successful-for-uc-rusal-in-norilsk-nickel-share-conflict
10-Jul Dentons; White & case White & Case advised a group of 13 international banks coordinated by UniCredit Bank and Raiffeisenbank on a new USD 820 million unsecured finance facility provided to EuroChem Group AG, a mineral fertilizer producer company. Dentons advised the EuroChem Group on the transaction. USD 820 million Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8876-White-case-advises-lenders-on-eurochem-finance-facility
11-Jul Maxima Legal Maxima Legal advised financial blockchain platform Zodiaq on its initial coin offering. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8883-maxima-legal-advises-zodiaq-on-ico
13-Jul White & Case White & Case advised Baltic Gas Chemical on the construction of a methanol plant project in Ust-Luga, an industrial port in Russia's Leningrad region. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8895-White-case-advises-baltic-gas-chemical-on-methanol-plant-construction-in-russia
16-Jul Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners The St. Petersburg office of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully defended the interests of Russian airline Aviastar-TU in a long-running dispute regarding an aircraft engine maintenance contract. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8912-epam-successful-for-aviastar-tu-in-contract-dispute
24-Jul Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner advised international investment company Verno on its management of the Kazakhstan Infrastructure Fund C.V. in a project involving the development and letting of around 25,000 square meters of warehouse premises. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8965-bclp-advises-verno-and-kazakhstan-infrastructure-fund-on-warehouse-project-in-kazakhstan
27-Jul Clifford Chance; CMS Clifford Chance advised 14 Russian and international banks on the USD 825 million facility for potash producer Uralkali. CMS advised Uralkali. USD 825 million Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9005-clifford-chance-and-cms-advise-on-usd-825-million-facility-for-uralkali
31-Jul Alrud Alrud advised Fl.ru, a Russia-based remote job website, on the sale by Artem Bektimirov, Vitaly Martyanov and Anton Mazhirin of 97.5% of the company to TalentTech, a subsidiary of Russian investment company Severgroup OOO. USD 7.6 million Russia
6-Aug Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) successfully represented Samsung C&T Corporation in proceedings against Rostovskiy ElectroMetallurgicheskiy Zavod involving REMZ's alleged breach of a supply contract. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9065-bryan-cave-leighton-paisner-russia-successful-for-samsung-c-t-in-contract-dispute-with-remz
7-Aug Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully represented Solntse Mexico in a dispute before the Moscow District Commercial Court with a Russian grid company over payment for electricity consumption. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9069-epam-successful-for-solntse-mexico-in-dispute-over-electricity-costs
7-Aug The Pepeliaev Group; Zhong Lun Law Firm The Pepeliaev Group is providing legal services to the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products and a number of Chinese producers and exporters of aluminum alloy wheels within the framework of an anti-dumping investigation. The project is being implemented in cooperation with Beijing's Zhong Lun Law Firm. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9072-pepeliav-group-assists-chinese-business-in-anti-dumping-investigation
7-Aug Clifford Chance; Debevoise Clifford Chance advised CDB Aviation Lease Finance DAC on a long-term lease of three Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Russian carrier Nordwind Airlines. Debevoise advised Nordwind. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9068-clifford-chance-advises-cdb-aviation-on-lease-of-boeing-737-800-aircrafts-to-nordwind-airlines
16-Aug Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner advised Rusklimat Group, a Russian manufacturer and importer of climate control equipment, on the restructuring of its business units and divisions. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9107-bryan-cave-leighton-paisner-advises-rusklimat-group-on-restructuring
16-Aug Alliance Legal Moscow's Alliance Legal law firm successfully represented the interests of Mikhail Kiyko, Director General of the United Grain Company, in a claim before the Moscow Region's Khimki City Court, which ruled that an article appearing in The Moscow Post entitled "The General Millionaire Tries to Get to Zolotov's Deputy" was untrue. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9108-alliance-legal-successfully-protects-mikhail-kiyko-s-reputation-in-court
22-Aug Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advised Solntse Mexico and Mission Foods Stupino, the Russian divisions of the Gruma Group, on their restructuring and on obtaining special economic zone resident status with the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and other governmental bodies in connection with its investment in a factory in the Moscow Region of Russia. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9120-epam-assists-with-gruma-group-restructuring-in-russia
23-Aug DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Transmashholding, Russia's largest manufacturer of locomotives and rail equipment, on its joint venture with Japanese industrial conglomerate Hitachi to produce traction inverters for passenger trains in Russia. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9125-dla-piper-advises-transmashholding-on-russian-jv-with-hitachi
27-Aug DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Sberbank on the sale of a 19.99% stake in Verkhnekamsk Potash Company, the operator of the Talitsky Potash Project, to Acron Group, with a simultaneous sale of the same stake back to Sberbank Investments, as VPC equity financing investor. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9149-dla-piper-advises-sberbank-investments-on-talitsky-potash-project-in-russia
28-Aug Baker Botts; DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Baring Vostok, a private equity fund investing in Russia/CIS, on its acquisition of a minority stake in Itransition, a Belarusian software solutions developer and IT services provider. The seller, Firestrong Ltd., was represented by Baker Botts. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9156-dla-piper-and-baker-botts-advise-on-baring-vostok-acquisition-of-minority-stake-in-itransition
30-Aug Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners; Roschier Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advised FAM AB on its USD 580 million plus acquisition of the business subdivision of Sandvik Process Systems. Nordic law firm Roschier acted as global counsel for Sandvik. USD 580 million Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9177-epam-advises-fam-in-acquisition-of-sandvik-process-systems-business-subdivision
30-Aug DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Doc+, a Russian digital e-health startup, on a USD 9 million financing from Vostok New Ventures. USD 9 million Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9176-dla-piper-advises-russia-s-e-health-startup-doc-on-usd-9-million-funding
31-Aug Alrud; Herbert Smith Freehills Alrud advised the shareholders of JSC SMAK in their sale of 100% shares in the company. Herbert Smith Freehills advised the buyer. N/A Russia
4-Sep Capital Legal Services Capital Legal Services advised the Siberian Concession Company on its agreement to build a bridge across the Ob River in Novosibirsk, Russia, for the Government of the Novosibirsk Region and Gazprom. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9211-cls-advises-siberian-concession-company-on-construction-of-bridge-in-novosibirsk
11-Sep DLA Piper DLA Piper advised Russia's largest bank, Sberbank, on its joint venture with Rambler Group and several other investors to create Foodplex, a united digital platform for the restaurant market. The stake of Sberbank in the JV will be 35% and Rambler Group will own 30%. Another 35% will be owned by GHP Partners and investors Grigoriy Gurevich and Evgeniy Malakhov. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9247-dla-piper-advises-sberbank-on-creation-of-digital-platform-for-restaurant
24-Sep Pepeliaev Group The Pepeliaev Group successfully represented Mucos Pharma CZ in a USD 500,000 dispute against a Russian insurance company over a payout under an insurance agreement along with interest for the use of another party's funds. USD 500,000 Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9317-pepeliaev-group-successful-for-mucos-pharma-in-insurance-claim-dispute
24-Sep Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner advised the International Investment Bank on a USD 96.5 million multi-asset secured facility for financing and refinancing the acquisition of a number of passenger and special purposes aviation and mining assets for Russia's State Transport Leasing Company. USD 96.5 million Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9319-bryan-cave-leighton-paisner-advises-international-investment-bank-on-loan-to-russia-s-state-transport-leasing-company
28-Sep Alrud; Taylor Wessing; Sidley Austin Alrud advised LSC Communications on Russian law matters related to the sale of its Russian subsidiary as part of a global deal. Sidley Austin was seller's global advisor and Taylor Wessing was global advisor to the purchaser. N/A Russia
1-Oct Alrud; Clifford Chance; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Wachtell Lipton, Rosen & Katz Alrud represented The Blackstone Group L.P., on Russian aspects of its acquisition of a Thomson Reuters Corp. financial and risk unit. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett was global advisor for The Blackstone Group. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Clifford Chance were international advisors to Thomson Reuters Corporation. USD 20 billion Russia
9-Oct Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners successfully represented Morsvyazsputnik, the only Russian supplier of INMARSAT satellite communications services, in a contractual dispute against Glonass North-West. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9415-epam-successful-for-morsvyazsputnik-in-dispute-with-glonass-north-west
6-Nov White & Case White & Case advised SIBUR, a leading Russian gas processing and petrochemicals company, on the tender offer related to the USD 500 million, 4.125% Guaranteed Notes due 2023 issued by SIBUR Securities DAC and unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by PJSC SIBUR Holding. USD 500 million Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9557-white-case-advises-sibur-on-eurobonds-tender-offer
12-Nov Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners advised the SOGAZ group on its agreement to acquire 100% of VTB Insurance IC from the VTB Group. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9571-epam-advises-on-creation-of-largest-insurance-company-in-russia
14-Nov CMS; DLA Piper CMS Russia and DLA Piper advised Dublin-based life sciences investor Ovoca Bio Plc on its acquisition of Russian drug development company Ivix. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9587-cms-and-dla-piper-advise-ovoca-bio-on-ivix-acquisition
14-Nov CMS CMS advised S8 Capital on its acquisition of a 100% participation interest in the charter capital of Russian online marketplace platform Price.ru from Russian Internet holding Rambler Group. N/A Russia
16-Nov CMS; De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek CMS advised Advance Publications, Inc. on its acquisition of 100% of the shares of Stage Entertainment, one of the world's largest theatre producers and owners, from CVC Fund VI and Joop van den Ende. De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek advised the sellers. N/A Russia
20-Nov BGP Litigation BGP Litigation advised PIK Group on the acquisition of an unfinished shopping center covering 73,000 square meters on a square near the Paveletsky Railway in Moscow from BTA Bank. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9626-bgp-litigation-advises-pik-group-on-acquisition-of-unfinished-moscow-shopping-center-from-bta-bank
22-Nov Cooley; DLA Piper DLA Piper advised RealtimeBoard on its USD 25 million series A financing round led by venture capital firm Accel. Cooley advised Accel on the deal. USD 25 million Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9658-dla-piper-and-cooley-advise-on-realtimeboard-usd-25-million-fundraising-round
28-Nov KIAP KIAP's IP team, working pro bono, has helped the SUNFLOWER charity register its logo as a trademark in Russia's Rospatent office, giving the foundation exclusive ownership of the trademark under Russian law. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9698-kiap-helps-register-charity-s-trademark-pro-bono
28-Nov Clifford Chance; CMS CMS Russia advised Rosneft on the set-up of a joint venture with Beijing Gas (Beijing Gas will have a 45% stake) to develop a network of compressed natural gas fueling stations in Russia. Clifford Chance advised Beijing Gas. N/A Russia
3-Dec CMS CMS Russia advised S8 Capital on the acquisition of a 100% shares in Price.ru, an on-line shopping service, from Rambler Group, a Russian media holding company. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9714-cms-advises-s8-capital-on-acquisition-of-100-shares-in-price-ru-from-rambler-group
4-Dec Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner advised the Globus chain of hypermarkets on the acquisition of property and real estate assets of Logorprom Medvedkovo in the north-east part of Moscow to build a new hypermarket. RUB 2 billion Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9732-bclp-advises-globus-on-property-acquisition-in-moscow-for-new-hypermarket
5-Dec Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) is representing Russian hydroelectricity company RusHydro in an international arbitration against the Kyrgyz Republic over the termination of the intergovernmental agreement dated September 20, 2012 for construction and operation of the Upper-Naryn hydroelectric power plants. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9740-bryan-cave-leighton-paisner-representing-rushydro-in-arbitration-against-kyrgyzstan
5-Dec Danilov & Partners Danilov & Partners advised Qurrex on a token sale. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9749-danilov-partners-helps-qurrex-to-successful-token-sale
5-Dec DLA Piper DLA Piper advised TMH Africa on the acquisition of a 45,000 square meter DCD Rolling Stock manufacturing facility in Boksburg, South Africa, from the DCD Group. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9746-dla-piper-advises-russia-s-transmashholding-on-acquisition-of-rail-manufacturing-facility-in-south-africa
5-Dec Norton Rose Fulbright; Orrick Orrick advised the Russian Copper Company on its USD 200 million acquisition of the Malmyzh copper-gold porphyry field in the Russian Far East, which is designated as of "federal importance," from Khabarovsk Minerals LLC. Norton Rose Fulbright advised the sellers on the deal. USD 200 million Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9742-orrick-advises-russian-copper-company-on-acquisition-of-malmyzh-copper-gold-porphyry-field-in-russian-far-east
14-Dec Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners; Tilling Peters Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, working with Tilling Peters, successfully represented the interests of German multinational Bayer in a patent dispute before Russia's Intellectual Property Court, which overturned previous court rulings in the case. N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9802-epam-and-tilling-peters-successful-for-bayer-in-russian-patent-dispute
14-Dec Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasyev and Partners persuaded Russia's Bureau in the Chamber for Patent Disputes to overrule the decision of Rospatent and register a new trademark in the name of "Abrau-Durso." N/A Russia ceelegalmatters.com/russia/9806-epam-successful-for-abrau-durso-in-challenge-to-rospatent
26-Dec CMS CMS Russia advised the shareholders of PJSC Western Siberian Commercial Bank on the sale of 71.8% of the bank to PJSC VTB. N/A Russia
1-Oct Alrud; Durukan+Partners; Seyfarth Shaw; Shearman & Sterling; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom Durukan + Partners advised LyondellBasell in connection with Turkish law matters relating to its global acquisition of A.Schulman. In Russia, Alrud advised LyondellBasell and Skadden advised A. Schulman. Shearman & Sterling and Seyfarth Shaw were global advisors on the deal. USD 2.25 billion Russia; Turkey
1-Jan Clifford Chance; Redcliffe Partners Redcliffe Partners, working alongside lead counsel Clifford Chance Moscow, advised UniCredit Bank Austrian AG and ING Bank N.V. in relation to a PXF revolving credit facility provided to Kernel Group. USD 200 million Russia; Ukraine
31-Jan Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Lawyers from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners' Russian and Ukrainian offices represented Bestway Global Holdings, a Chinese outdoor leisure products manufacturer, on Russian and Ukrainian law matters related to its USD 149 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. USD 149 million Russia; Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7911-epam-advises-bestway-global-holdings-on-hong-kong-ipo
8-Mar Pepeliaev Group The Pepeliaev Group successfully represented Kavminvody JSC in the Russian Intellectual Property Court in a trademark dispute with Krymservis LLC. N/A Russia; Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/russia/8158-pepeliaev-group-successful-for-kavminvody-in-trademark-dispute
13-Apr Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Norton Rose Fulbright; Sayenko Kharenko Sayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A./N.V., and SUN InBev Ukraine in relation to the combination of the Russian and Ukrainian businesses and assets of AB InBev and Anadolu Efes Biracilik ve Malt Sanayii AS and the creation of a joint venture. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton acted as AB InBev's Global Counsel, while Efes was represented by Norton Rose Fulbright. N/A Russia; Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8366-sayenko-kharenko-advises-ab-inbev-and-sun-inbev-ukraine-on-joint-venture
30-Nov Baker McKenzie Baker McKenzie advised Invitro on the sale of its Ukrainian laboratory operations to Medicover. N/A Russia; Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9710-baker-mckenzie-advises-invitro-on-sale-of-ukrainian-operations-to-medicoverbaker-mckenzie-advises-invitro-on-sale-of-ukrainian-operations-to-medicover
18-Sep Asters; Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Asters, in cooperation with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, successfully represented Ukraine in the English Court of Appeal in a USD 3 billion Eurobond dispute with Russia. USD 3 billion Russia; Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9297-asters-succesful-for-ukraine-in-english-court-of-appeal-on-eurobond-dispute-with-russia
3-Jan Karanovic & Partners; Zivkovic Samardzic Karanovic & Partners advised Societe Generale Srbija on its acquisition of a part of Jubanka AD Beograd's credit portfolio, including housing and cash credits, credit cards, and credits for small and medium-sized enterprises. Zivkovic Samardzic advised Jubanka on the deal. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/7730-k-n-and-zivkovic-samardzic-advise-on-societe-generale-srbija-s-acquisition-of-part-of-jubanka-s-credit-portfolio
4-Jan Allen & Overy; AP Legal; Karanovic & Partners AP Legal advised UniCredit Bank Srbija a.d. Beograd (a subsidiary of Elicio) on financing provided by it and the International Finance Corporation to Electrawinds-s d.o.o. Belgrade for the development of the Alibunar wind-farm. IFC reportedly was advised on English law by Allen & Overy and on Serbian law by Karanovic & Partners. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/7741-ap-legal-advises-unicredit-bank-srbija-a-d-beograd-on-financing-for-serbian-windfarm
9-Jan JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic JPM advised Barentz, an international distribution company of high-quality ingredients, on the acquisition of Soforebo-Commerce d.o.o. Sombor. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/7765-jpm-advises-barentz-on-the-acquisition-of-serbian-soforebo
11-Jan Bdk Advokati; Dentons; Harrisons Solicitors; Norton Rose Fulbright BDK Advokati advised Enlight Renewable Energy, as the sponsor, and Electrawinds K-Wind, as the borrower, on the EUR 142 million project financing of Serbia's 104.5 MW Kovacica Wind Farm provided by parallel loans from Erste Group Bank AG (supported by the German Export Credit Agency Euler-Hermes), Erste Bank Serbia, and the EBRD. Dentons was international counsel to Enlight, and the lenders were advised on international law by Norton Rose Fulbright and by Harrisons on local legal matters. EUR 142 million Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/7788-bdk-advokati-dentons-and-harrisons-advise-on-financing-of-serbian-wind-farm
17-Jan Karanovic & Partners; Kinstellar (Maric I Mujezinovic); Norton Rose Fulbright The Maric i Mujezinovic law office in cooperation with Kinstellar provided local advice to Vetroelektrane Balkana in relation to the EUR 300 million financing of the largest wind farm project in Serbia. The lenders were advised by Karanovic & Partners and Norton Rose Fulbright. EUR 300 million Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/7819-kinstellar-and-karanovic-nikolic-advise-on-financing-of-serbia-s-largest-wind-farm
22-Jan Zivkovic Samardzic Zivkovic & Samardzic achieved victory in a freedom of expression case for broadcaster B92, its former journalist Nikola Radisic, and its news and current affairs editor and chairperson of the Board of Directors Veran Matic, in the Supreme Court of Cassation of Serbia. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/7858-zivkovic-samardzic-victorious-in-freedom-of-expression-case-for-serbian-broadcaster-and-journalist
23-Jan Zivkovic Samardzic Zivkovic Samardzic advised the SRA Group on setting up its presence in Serbia. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/7864-zivkovic-samardzic-advises-sra-group-on-establishment-of-presence-in-serbia
25-Jan CMS CMS supported the Serbian government on its selection of a new operator for Serbia's largest airport. EUR 1.5 billion Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/7873-CMS-belgrade-advises-serbian-government-on-concession-award-process-for-nikola-tesla-airport
6-Feb Alba Partners; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Telenor on the sale of 85% of Telenor Banka to Bulgarian investment fund River Styxx Capital. Telenor will maintain 15% ownership. Alba Partners advised the buyer. N/A Serbia
28-Feb Schoenherr Schoenherr advised the Phoenix group on all aspects of its acquisition of Goodwill pharmacies. The deal also involved the dissolution of the joint venture the owners of Goodwill Apoteka had with Hemofarm, as a pre-condition for the deal. N/A Serbia
1-Mar BDK Advokati BDK Advokati advised the EBRD on its provision of a EUR 2 million loan to BG Reklam, a marketing materials manufacturer. EUR 2 million Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/8132-bdk-advokati-advises-ebrd-on-loan-to-bg-reklam
9-Mar Ap Legal AP Legal has advised Eurobank a.d. and Komercijalna Banka a.d. Belgrade in relation to a EUR 29.6 million senior loan to Retail Center d.o.o. Belgrade. EUR 29.6 million Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/8169-ap-legal-advises-eurobank-and-komercijalna-banka-on-loan-to-retail-center-belgrade; ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/8169-ap-legal-advises-eurobank-and-komercijalna-banka-on-loan-to-retail-center-belgrade
9-Mar Allen & Overy; BDK Advokati; Sidley Austin; Van Campen Liem; Zavisin Semiz & Partneri Allen & Overy, BDK Advokati, and Van Campen Liem advised Blue Sea Capital on the sale of a 55% stake in Serbia's MediGroup healthcare provider to Mid Europa, which was represented by Sidley Austin and Zavisin Semiz & Partneri. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/8162-a-o-bdk-van-campen-liem-sidley-austin-and-zsp-advise-on-mid-europa-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-medigroup
19-Mar Karanovic & Partners; Linklaters Karanovic & Partners advised Alltech, a global animal and crop nutrition company, on the sale of its baking yeast factory in Senta, Northern Serbia, to Lesaffre, a global baking yeast and fermented products company. Lesaffre was advised by Linklaters Brussels. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/8216-karanovic-nikolic-and-linklaters-advise-on-serbian-baking-yeast-factory-sale
11-Apr Zivkovic Samardzic Zivkovic Samardzic successfully represented Titan, an international cement and building materials producing group headquartered in Athens, in a dispute with former minority shareholders of Cementara Kosjeric, the group's Serbian subsidiary, relating to the 2009 squeeze-out of minority shareholders. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/8347-zivkovic-samardzic-successful-for-titan-against-minority-shareholder-claim
11-Apr BDK Advokati BDK Advokati assisted India's Tractors and Farm Equipment tractor producer on the acquisition of the assets of IMT Beograd - including the trademarks and the location for the development of a new production plant - in bankruptcy. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/8352-bdk-advokati-advises-tafe-on-acquisition-of-imt-beograd-assets
18-Apr BDK Advokati BDK Advokati represented journalist Slobodan Georgiev in a case against the publisher and the editor-in-chief of the Informer, a daily Serbian newspaper. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/8388-bdk-advokati-succesful-for-serbian-journalist-in-defamation-case
24-Apr Harrisons Solicitors Harrisons provided Serbian legal advice and Norton Rose Fulbright provided English law advice to the EBRD in relation to an Issuing Bank Agreement and Revolving Credit Agreement with Addiko Bank ad Beograd. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/8405-harrisons-and-norton-rose-fulbright-advise-ebrd-on-issuing-bank-agreement-with-addiko-bank
24-Apr JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic JPM advised Raiden Resourced Limited, a publicly listed Australian mining company, on the process of raising additional funds to explore and develop its future mining projects through the acquisition of Australia's Timok Resources - the parent company of Serbian companies Kingstown Resources and Skarnore Resources. Australian law firm Bellanhouse advised Raiden Resourced Limited on Australian aspects of the deal. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/8408-jpm-advises-on-serbian-aspects-of-australian-mining-company-deal
3-May Zivkovic Samardzic Zivkovic Samardzic advised the joint-stock public company that owns and operates the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport on its share capital increase through contribution of 28 real estate properties owned by its majority shareholder, the Republic of Serbia. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/8460-zivkovic-samardzic-advises-belgrade-nikola-tesla-airport-on-share-capital-increase
8-May Bojovic & Partners Bojovic & Partners provided local merger clearance assistance to Nestle with regards to the USD 2.8 billion cash sale of its US confectionary business to Ferrero. Davis Polk and Wardwell served as advisors to Ferrero. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/8517-bojovic-partners-advises-nestle-on-sale-of-us-confectionary-business-to-ferrero
9-May Bojovic & Partners Bojovic & Partners advised Nestle on the sale of its local confectionary brand, CIPIRIPI, to Paracinka AD, a member of the Silbo distribution group. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/8520-bojovic-partners-advises-nestle-on-sale-of-local-brand-to-paracinka-ad
1-Jun Isidora Savic Nikolic; NKO Partners NKO Partners advised real state brokerage company CBS International, a member of the Cushman & Wakefield Group, on its acquisition of a premium office building located in Belgrade from Gorenje. Local attorney Isidora Savic Nikolic represented the seller. EUR 5.5 million Serbia
16-Jun Blake, Cassels & Graydon; Cassels Brock & Blackwell; Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners; NKO Partners NKO Partners, together with Blake, Cassels & Graydon, advised Canadian mining exploration company Mundoro on a earn-in and joint venture arrangement with Freeport McMoran for two of its copper and gold mineral licenses for areas in Eastern Serbia. Serbian Law Firm Joksovic, Stojanovic & Partners and Canadian law firm Cassels Brock & Blackwell advised Freeport McMoran. EUR 40 million Serbia
1-Jul NKO Partners NKO Partners advised CTP Group on the acquisition of land in Novi Sad for the development of a logistic park. EUR 3.4 million Serbia
2-Jul Karanovic & Partners Karanovic & Partners advised ZF Friedrichshafen AG on the opening of an electric vehicle parts factory in Pancevo, Serbia, with an investment planned to amount over EUR 100 million. EUR 100 million Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/8820-k-n-advises-zf-on-electric-vehicle-parts-factory-project
18-Jul Gecic Law; Specht & Partners Gecic Law and Specht & Partners successfully advised the Republic of Serbia and EPS, one of the largest energy companies in the region, on a probe led by the Energy Community Secretariat regarding alleged State support for the multi-million-euro Kolubara B project. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/8929-gecic-law-successful-for-eps-and-republic-of-serbia-in-dispute-with-energy-community-secretariat
19-Jul Markovic Vukotic Jovkovic; Tasic & Partners Markovic Vukotic Jovkovic advised De Heus on its acquisition of Serbian compound feed plant Komponenta from HZZ Komponenta DOO. Tasic & Partners advised the sellers on the deal. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/8931-markovic-vukotic-jovkovic-advises-de-heus-on-compound-feed-plant-acquisition-in-cuprija
20-Jul Zivkovic Samardzic Zivkovic Samardzic advised Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport on its third issuance of shares. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/8951-zivkovic-samardzic-advises-belgrade-nikola-tesla-airport-on-share-issuance
3-Aug JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic; Schonehrr Jankovic Popovic Mitic advised VTB Bank on the sale of 100% of its stake in VTB Banka a.d. Beograd to AZRS Invest doo Beograd. Schoenherr advised Andrej Sljahov on his acquisition of VTB Banka a.d. Beograd (VTB Beograd) from VTB Bank OAO. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/9055-jpm-advises-vtb-bank-on-sale-of-business-in-serbia
13-Aug NKO Partners NKO Partners advised Bulgarian pharmaceutical company Sopharma Trading on its acquisition of locations in Belgrade and Nis for the construction of its logistic and distribution centers. EUR 4.5 million Serbia
16-Aug Kinstellar Kinstellar advised the CTP Group on its acquisition of a 10,000 square meter logistics center near Belgrade from Montenegro-based Industriaimport-Industriaimpex AD Podgorica. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/9109-kinstellar-advises-ctp-group-on-logistics-center-acquisition-in-serbia
24-Aug BDK Advokati; Karanovic & Partners; Orrick; Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, together with Karanovic & Partners, advised US-based Nutanix on its acquisition of US-based company Mainframe2 Inc, known as Frame. Orrick, as global adviser, working with BDK Advokati, assisted Frame. USD 165 million Serbia
5-Sep Karanovic & Partners Karanovic & Partners advised Zijin Mining on its successful participation in a privatization procedure that resulted in the company becoming a strategic partner in Serbia's sole copper complex, RTB Bor. Zijin Mining pledged to invest USD 1.46 billion in return for a 63% stake. USD 1.46 billion Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/9219-karanovic-partners-advises-zijin-mining-on-rtb-bor-privatization
26-Sep Zivkovic Samardzic Zivkovic Samardzic advised Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport on its third issuance of shares and share capital increase in less than five months. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/9344-zivkovic-samardzic-advises-belgrade-nikola-tesla-airport-on-third-consecutive-capital-increase
27-Sep BDK Advokati; JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic Jankovic Popovic Mitic advised Adp Gauselmann GmbH, a member of the Gauselmann Group, on the sale of 49% of shares in its Serbian subsidiary, Merkur Gaming Slots d.o.o., to Aleksandar Jojic. BDK Advokati advised Jojic, a minority shareholder of Balkan Bet, on the acquisition. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/9312-jpm-and-bdk-advokati-advise-on-sale-of-merkur-gaming-slots-shares
12-Oct Deloitte Legal; Harrisons Solicitors Harrisons Solicitors advised Al Dahra Holding on its acquisition of the Poljoprivredna Korporacija Beograd agricultural company. Deloitte Legal Serbia acted as sell side legal counsel N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/9436-harrisons-advises-al-dahra-on-acquisition-of-poljoprivredna-korporacija-beograd
19-Oct Zivkovic Samardzic Zivkovic Samardzic advised Slovenia's Pivka Perutninarstvo d.d., on a direct conversion of debt owed to Pivka by its Serbian subsidiary, Pivka-S, into equity of Pivka-S, as well as on the buyout of shares owned by Milutin Nikic, the minority shareholder and director of Pivka-S. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/9463-zivkovic-samardzic-advises-pivka-on-debt-to-equity-swap-and-minority-shareholder-buyout
31-Oct Law Firm Stanivuk and Manasijevski; NKO Partners NKO Partners advised Asterfarm, part of Dr. Max pharmacy chain, controlled by Penta Investment, on the acquisition of the ZU Leko-Vita pharmacy. Law Firm Stanivuk and Manasijevski advised the sellers. EUR 2 million Serbia
5-Nov Bojovic & Partners; Omerovic-Rabrenovic & Partners Bojovic Draskovic Popovic & Partners advised Cyprus-based Welkino Limited on the sale of Serbia's Zitoprodukt d.o.o. form Backa Palanka to Austria-based ASA Trading. The buyers were advised by Omerovic-Rabrenovic & Partners. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/9540-bojovic-draskovic-popovic-partners-advises-welkino-limited-on-sale-of-zitoprodukt
7-Nov JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic JPM advised Organigram Holdings Inc., the parent company of Organigram Inc., a licensed producer of medical marijuana in Canada, on a private placement investment in Eviana Health Corporation. Organigram and an unnamed strategic institutional investor each participated 50% in a USD 10 million debenture offering by Eviana. USD 10 million Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/9559-jpm-advises-organigram-holdings-on-investment-in-eviana-health
30-Nov Bozo Prelevic; NKO Partners NKO Partners advised UniCredit Rent on the sale of a shopping center in the City of Kuresavc. Local attorney Bozo Prelevic advised the buyer. EUR 1.5 million Serbia
1-Dec Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Immonfinanz AG on the acquisition of reatils parks in Belgrad, Smederevo, and Subotica from MPC. N/A Serbia
13-Dec Zivkovic Samardzic Zivkovic Samardzic advised Livnica a.d. Kikinda, the Serbian subsidiary of Cimos and a member of the TCH Group, on its delisting from the Belgrade Stock Exchange. N/A Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/serbia/9793-zivkovic-samardzic-advises-on-delisting-of-livnica-kikinda-from-belgrade-stock-exchange
15-Dec Aleksandra Nedeljkovic; NKO Partners Serbian attorney at law Aleksandra Nedeljkovic represented the Czech Republic's UDI Developers on its acquisition of a 50,000 square meter property in New Belgrade. NKO Partners advised the sellers. EUR 10.5 million Serbia
21-Dec Allen & Overy; Andric Law Office; BDK Advokati; CMS; Dentons; Graf & Pitkowicz; Orrick; Vasiljevic-Bogdanovic; Zivkovic Samardzic Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe advised the Republic of Serbia on a 25-year concession awarded to French infrastructure group Vinci for the expansion, operation, and maintenance of BelgradeÍs Nikola Tesla airport. Dentons acted as global advisor for VINCI. Andric Law Office and Vasiljevic-Bogdanovic Law Office acted as local advisors to VINCI. Allen & Overy, Graf & Pitkowicz, and BDK Advokati advised the lenders. CMS Belgrade advised the Serbian Government on the concession award process. Zivkovic Samardzic advised the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport on a series of share issuances as part of the preparatory actions for the concession. EUR 1 billion Serbia
3-Dec Clifford Chance; Go2Law; Zivkovic Samardzic Go2Law has advised Kopernikus Corporation, owned by Srdjan Milovanovic, on its acquisition of TV Prva and TV O2 in Serbia and Montenegro from the Antenna Group. Zivkovic Samardzic, working with EY and Clifford Chance, advised the Antenna Group on the sale. EUR 180 million Serbia; Montenegro
1-Aug Schoenherr Schoenherr advised KKR on the acquisition of Pink Montenegro and Pink Bosnia and Herzegovinia. N/A Serbia; Montenegro; Bosnia & Herzegovinia
6-Jul Law Firm Fatur; ODI Law; Selih & Partners ODI advised Hidria on its EUR 129 million debt refinancing. The new financing is provided by a bank syndicate led by NLB. Law Firm Fatur advised Hidria on its corporate restructuring and Selih & Partners represented the lenders. EUR 129 million Serbia; Slovenia
5-Feb Dentons Dentons secured an acquittal for businessman Robert Ciz and his spouse Adriana Cizova, who had been accused of large-scale fraud involving the Glance House apartment building in the Slovakian village of Bernolakovo, near Bratislava. N/A Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/slovakia/7953-dentons-secures-acquittal-in-controversial-glance-house-case-in-slovakia
22-Mar Eisenberger & Herzog; Havel & Partners; Noerr Eisenberger & Herzog and Noerr Bratislava advised Vienna House on the March 1, 2018 acquisition of Vienna House Easy Bratislava as part of an asset deal from Strabag Real Estate GmbH, which was advised by Havel & Partners. N/A Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/slovakia/8236-e-h-and-noerr-advise-vienna-house-on-acquisition-of-vienna-house-easy-bratislava
28-Mar Wilsons Wilsons represented Reico in its CZK 990 million acquisition of a newly built logistics park in Dubnica nad Vahom, Slovakia, from Invest4See. CZK 990 million Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/slovakia/8274-wilsons-represents-reico-in-slovakia-logistics-park-acquisition
28-Mar JSK; Vanko & Vankova JSK advised Cemex on the sale of its Slovak subsidiaries, Kamenolomy CMX s.r.o. and Cemex Aggregates Slovakia s.r.o., to CEMMAC a.s. The buyer was represented by Vanko & Vankova. N/A Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/slovakia/8281-JSK-and-vanko-vankova-advise-on-sale-of-slovakian-cemex-subsidiaries
3-Apr Allen & Overy Allen & Overy advised Slovak Investment Holding, a.s. on its subscription as a lead investor in a Round B share offering for new shares in GA Drilling a.s., a company based in Slovakia that develops technology for well drilling. N/A Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/slovakia/8295-allen-overy-advises-slovak-investment-holding-on-investment-in-ga-drilling
23-May Kinstellar; Sidley Austin Kinstellar, working with global legal counsel Sidley Austin, advised the Nidec Corporation on Slovak law aspects of its acquisition of Brazilian compressor business Embraco from Whirlpool Corporation. USD 1.08 billion Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/slovakia/8601-kinstellar-advises-nidec-on-global-acquisition-of-embraco
5-Jun JLL; Kinstellar Kinstellar advised Wood & Company on the acquisition of the Lakeside Park office complex in Bratislava. JLL advised the seller. N/A Slovakia
15-Jul PRK Partners PRK Partners advised Ringier Axel Springer in relation to the corporate restructuring and subsequent sale of the Slovak portfolio of printed newspapers and magazines. Ringier Axel Springer also acquired the domain aktualne.sk as part of the transaction. N/A Slovakia
13-Aug Kinstellar; RR Legal Kinstellar advised the Slovak branch of French energy giant Veolia Energie International on its acquisition of PPC Investments, which owns and operates a combined cycle natural gas-fired power plant near Bratislava, from Czech investment fund Avant Energy. Avant Energy was advised by RR Legal on the transaction. N/A Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/slovakia/9093-kinstellar-and-rr-legal-advise-on-veolia-energie-acquisition-of-slovak-heat-power-producer
28-Aug Allen & Overy; Kinstellar Kinstellar advised E.ON on its sale of the Malzenice power plant to Zapadoslovenska Energetika. Allen & Overy advised ZSE on the acquisition. N/A Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/slovakia/9153-kinstellar-and-allen-overy-advise-on-slovakian-power-plant-sale
4-Oct bpv Braun Partners; Weinhold Legal Weinhold Legal advised Prvni Novinova Spolecnost, a Czech press distributor, on its acquisition of the alternative postal operator Mediaservis from RMSM3, part of the Cromwell group. bpv Braun Partners advised RMSM3 on the sale. N/A Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/slovakia/9393-weinhold-legal-and-bvp-braun-partners-advise-on-prvni-novinova-spolecnost-acquisition-of-mediaservis
17-Oct Kinstellar; Schoenherr Schoenherr Bratislava advised ContourGlobal, a worldwide developer and operator of electric power and district heating businesses, on the sale of a 49% stake in its 35MW Slovak energy portfolio to Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners. Kinstellar Slovakia advised the buyer. EUR 23 million Slovakia
16-Nov Kinstellar; Mori Hamada & Matsumoto; Taylor Wessing Kinstellar, together with Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, advised JVC Kenwood Corporation on the acquisition of a share in the Slovak technology company Streamstar. Taylor Wessing advised the seller. N/A Slovakia
21-Nov CMS; MCL Law Firm MCL Law Firm advised MiddleCap Real Estate Ltd. on the development and sale of Bratislava's Stein Administrative Building to IAD, the manager of the oldest Slovak real estate fund. CMS advised the buyers. N/A Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/slovakia/9645-mcl-and-cms-advise-on-sale-of-stein-administrative-building-in-bratislava
22-Nov MCL Law Firm; Relevans MCL advised the Euromax Group on the sale of the City Arena Shopping Mall in Trnava, Slovakia, to Trenesma, controlled by sole shareholder Peter Korbacka. The Relevans law firm advised the buyers on the deal. N/A Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/slovakia/9655-mcl-and-relevans-advise-on-trnava-shopping-center-acquisition
29-Nov JLL; Kinstellar Kinstellar advised Redside Investicni Spolecnost on the EUR 90 million acquisition of TrencÕn Industrial Park from AU Optronics. JLL advised the seller. EUR 90 million Slovakia
6-Dec Maple & Fish Maple & Fish successfully represented the Slovak Republic in a state aid case involving its provision of EUR 125 million in investment aid to Jaguar Land Rover before the European Commission. EUR 125 million Slovakia ceelegalmatters.com/slovakia/9758-maple-fish-successful-for-slovakia-on-eur-125-million-investment-aid-case-before-european-commission
11-Dec Bartosik Svaby; Kinstellar Kinstellar advised Wood & Company on the acquisition of the BBC5 business center in Bratislava from the Heitman Real Estate Fund. Bartosik Svaby advised the seller. N/A Slovakia
9-Jan Dvorak Hager & Partners; Law firm Roman Kvasnica a partneri Dvorak Hager & Partners represented Intercable, a producer of automotive parts, on its acquisition of an industrial area for production of automotive parts in Krivan, Slovakia, including advice on the special requirements applying to the state aid for the project. Law firm Roman Kvasnica a partneri advised the seller. N/A Slovakia
18-Jan Miro Senica And Attorneys Miro Senica and Attorneys assisted Slovenian company Litostroj Jeklo in its successful avoidance of bankruptcy. N/A Slovenia ceelegalmatters.com/slovenia/7829-miro-senica-and-attorneys-saves-litostroj-jeklo-from-bankruptcy
1-Feb Miro Senica And Attorneys Miro Senica And Attorneys helped Litostroj Jeklo conclude a Master Restructuring Agreement with respect to secured claims, one of the main conditions for the confirmation of the compulsory settlement by the creditors. EUR 34 million Slovenia
5-Feb Kirm Perpar Kirm Perpar advised RWE Ljubljana d.o.o., on the aquisition of Slovenia's Energenti Plus d.o.o. N/A Slovenia
27-Mar Zupancic and Mauhler; Miro Senica And Attorneys Miro Senica And Attorneys advised Avtobusni Promet Murska Sobota d.d. on the privatization and acquisition of treasury shares of the company Linija d.d. The Zupancic and Mauhler Law Firm advised the seller. EUR 1.75 million Slovenia
28-Mar Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Adriaplin d.o.o., the Slovenian subsidiary of Eni S.p.A., on its acquisition of Mestni Plinovodi d.o.o., a natural gas distribution network operator and gas supplier, from a consortium of sellers consisting of gas distributors Ireti and ACSM-AGAM from Italy and Istrabenz Plini from Slovenia. The sellers' advisor was Bettini Formigaro Pericu. N/A Slovenia ceelegalmatters.com/slovenia/8272-schoenherr-advises-adriaplin-on-acquisition-of-mestni-plinovodi
4-Jun Allen & Overy; Mayer Brown; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners; Ulcar & Partnerji Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners and Allen & Overy (together with Consultant Hugh Owen of Go2Law), advised insurer Generali CEE Holding BV, a part of Italy's Generali Group, on its sale of Adriatic Slovenica Zavarovalna Druzba d.d to financial group KD Group d.d. Ulcar & Partnerji and solo-practitioner Simon Gabrijelcic advised the buyers on Slovenian law matters, with Mayer Brown advising on English law matters. EUR 245 million Slovenia ceelegalmatters.com/slovenia/8664-rppp-allen-overy-ulcar-partnerji-and-mayer-brown-advise-on-adriatic-slovenica-acquisition
18-Jun Gessel; Schoenherr Schoenherr, working alongside lead counsel Gessel, advised Adria Tehnika on the establishment of a strategic Partnership with Czech investment firm Hartenberg Holding. N/A Slovenia ceelegalmatters.com/slovenia/8735-Schoenherr-advises-on-avia-prime-s-strategic-Partnership-with-hartenberg
16-Jul Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners; Selih & Partners Selih & Partners advised Slovenia's NLB banking and finance group on a long-term syndicated loan of USD 72 million and a mid-term revolving facility of EUR 30 million extended by a consortium of banks which it belongs to to the Interblock Group. Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners advised Interblock on the deal. USD 102 million Slovenia ceelegalmatters.com/slovenia/8898-selih-Partners-and-rppp-advise-on-syndicated-loan-for-interblock-group
31-Jul Jadek & Pensa; Schoenherr Schoenherr advised Groupe Beneteau on the acquisition of Seascape d.o.o., a Slovenian manufacturer of recreational sailing boats. Jadek & Pensa advised the sellers. N/A Slovenia
21-Sep Law firm Zdolsek; Miro Senica And Attorneys Miro Senica And Attorneys assisted telecommunications provider T-2 d.o.o. reach a settlement with Telekom Slovenije d.d., bringing a conclusion to a dispute over the latter's alleged abuse of its dominant position that lasted (and moved up and down the Slovenian court system) for over a decade. Law firm Zdolsek advised Telekom Slovenije. N/A Slovenia
25-Sep Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners; Selih & Partners Selih & Partners advised Coface on the acquisition of 100% shares of SID-Prva kreditna zavarovalnica from SID Bank, a Slovenian public bank. N/A Slovenia ceelegalmatters.com/slovenia/9341-selih-partners-advises-coface-on-aquisition-of-sid-pkz
15-Oct ODI Law ODI advised SKB Bank d.d., part of the Societe Generale Group, on loan agreements concluded with Alpe-Panon d.o.o., a franchisee of McDonald's. EUR 48 million Slovenia
13-Nov Jadek & Pensa; Schoenherr Schoenherr Slovenia advised SALUS on the acquisition and takeover of Sanolabor d.d. Jadek & Pensa advised the sellers. EUR 10 million Slovenia
26-Nov Clifford Chance; Dentons; Shearman & Sterling; Ulcar & Partnerji Clifford Chance advised Nova Ljubljanska Banka d.d., Ljubljana on its public offering and listing on the London and Ljubljana Stock Exchanges. Dentons advised Slovenski Drzavni Holding d.d., wholly-owned by the government of the Republic of Slovenia, on the share sale and public offer. Ulcar & Partnerij advised the Slovenian Sovereign Holding on issues related to corporate governance and Slovenian banking regulations. Shearman & Sterling advised Joint Global Coordinators Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan, Joint Bookrunner Citigroup, and Co-Lead Manager Wood & Company. EUR 608.6 million Slovenia ceelegalmatters.com/slovenia/9683-clifford-chance-advises-nlb-on-its-public-listing-on-london-and-ljubljana-stock-exchanges
29-Nov Miro Senica And Attorneys; Selih & Partners Miro Senica And Attorneys advised Corum Origin on the acquisition of one of the largest logistic centers in Europe. Selih & Partners advised the sellers. EUR 69.6 million Slovenia
20-Dec Miro Senica And Attorneys; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners Miro Senica And Attorneys advised Gorenje d.d. on the sale of Gorenje Surovina d.o.o. and its daughter companies in Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia. Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners advised the buyer. N/A Slovenia
28-Dec ODI Law ODI advised SKB Bank d.d., part of the Societe Generale Group, on loan agreements concluded with D.S.U. d.o.o., one of the largest state-owned Slovenian real estate investors. EUR 11 million Slovenia
31-Dec Kirm Perpar; Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners Kirm Perpar helped defendant Alpina, Tovarna Obutve, d.o.o. settle litigation initiated by ADMETAM GmbH in connection with an agreement for provision of consultancy services within the restructuring of Alpina d.o.o. Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners advised the plaintiff. EUR 0.6 million Slovenia
5-Jan Paksoy Paksoy advised DyDo Group Holdings on the acquisition by its Turkish subsidiary Della Gida of 80% shares in Mavidag, a local water production company. N/A Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/7749-paksoy-advises-dydo-on-acquisition-of-mavidag
1-Feb Durukan+Partners Durukan + Partners advised KfW Ipex Bank in connection with an amendment to the EUR 16 million export financing to Trakya Glass Bulgaria EAD, guaranteed by Turkiye Sise ve Cam Fabrikalari A.S., Trakya Cam Sanayii A.S., and Pasabahce Cam Sanayii A.S. EUR 16 million Turkey
10-Feb ASC Law Firm; Durukan+Partners; Hogan Lovells; Latham & Watkins Durukan + Partners and Hogan Lovells advised Emaar Properties PJSC in connection with a USD 200 million loan facility it obtained from Standard Chartered Bank. Latham & Watkins and ASC Law Firm advised the lenders. USD 200 million Turkey
26-Feb Norton Rose Fulbright Norton Rose Fulbright advised Albaraka Turk Katilim Bankasi A.S. on the issuance of its USD 205 million additional tier one capital Sukuk. USD 205 million Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8110-norton-rose-fulbright-advises-albaraka-turk-on-first-ever-turkish-at1-sukuk
28-Feb HS Attorney Partnership HS Attorney Partnership advised Yavuz Taner on his TRY 50 million sale of 90% of the agricultural group consisting of Alanar Meyve and Alara Fidan to Tekfen Tarimsal Arastirma, the Tekfen Group's agriculture subsidiary. TRY 50 million Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8123-hs-attorney-partnership-advises-yavuz-taner-on-sale-of-agricultural-group-to-tekfen
13-Mar Acteon Actecon persuaded the 10th Administrative Court of Ankara to annul the a penalty of TRY 14.5 million levied by the Turkish Competition Authority against client GOLTAS Cement and five other cement producers operating in the Aegean Region of Turkey. TRY 14.5 million Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8176-actecon-claims-landmark-result-for-goltas-cement-in-challenge-to-turkish-competition-authority-penalty
16-Mar Paksoy Paksoy advised Volkswagen Dogus Finansman A.S. on the issuance of TRY 5 billion asset-backed securities in various series, with the first series issued in the amount of TRY 566.5 million and TRY 250 million. There is also a TRY 239.5 million subordinated note in the deal structure. TRY 5 billion Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8208-paksoy-advises-volkswagen-dogus-finansman-on-first-auto-loan-securitization-from-turkey
20-Mar Paksoy; Verdi Law Firm; Warendorf The Verdi Law Firm advised Actera Group on the sale of 15% of the shares in Celebi Havacilik Holding to Alpha Airport Services B.V. Paksoy advised the Celebi Havacilik Holding shareholders in relation to the restructuring. Warendorf advised on Dutch law matters. N/A Turkey
21-Mar Akol Ozok Namli Attorney Partnership; Verdi Law Firm The Verdi Law Firm advised the Korozo Group on its acquisition of a 77% stake in Korsini Ambalaj Endustrisi Yatirim ve Ticaret A.S., in the process acquiring sole control of Korsini-Saf Ambalaj Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., which had previously been under the common control of the two parties. The Akol Ozok Namli Attorney Partnership advised the sellers. EUR 24.7 million Turkey
30-Mar Herbert Smith Freehills; Gkc Partners; Paksoy; White & Case Paksoy and Herbert Smith Freehills advised the underwriters on the IPO and listing on Borsa Istanbul of Enerjisa Enerji A.S. White & Case acted as legal advisor to the issuer as to American and English law, while GKC Partners advised on Turkish law. N/A Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8292-paksoy-white-case-and-gkc-partners-advise-on-enerjisa-enerji-ipo
30-Mar Gide Loyrette Nouel; Verdi Law Firm The Verdi Law Firm advised Fiba Emeklilik ve Hayat A.S. on its acquisition of the private pension portfolio of Groupama Emeklilik A.S. Gide Loyrette Nouel advised the seller. TRY 35.091 million Turkey
6-Apr Paksoy Paksoy advised the Akfen Group on agreements to construct and service four wind farms with a total capacity of 242 MW in the Turkish cities of Canakkale and Denizli. N/A Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8321-paksoy-advises-akfen-on-agreement-to-construct-turkish-wind-farms
9-Apr Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Turunc Turunc and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised worldwide automotive supplier Valeo on the sale of its passive hydraulic actuation division to Raicam, executed to obtain regulatory clearance for Valeo's planned takeover of German clutch manufacturer FTE. Italy's Studio Legale Gullo & Associati advised the buyers. N/A Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8334-turunc-and-cleary-gottlieb-steen-hamilton-advise-valeo-on-sale-of-hydraulic-actuation-division-to-raicam
16-Apr Dentons (BASEAK) BASEAK and Dentons advised Akbank subsidiary Arts Limited on its securitization program. N/A Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8370-baseak-and-dentons-advise-akbank-subsidiary-on-securitization-program
16-Apr Dentons (BASEAK) BASEAK and Dentons advised Entek Elektrik Uretimi A.S., a subsidiary of Koc Holding, on its acquisition of the Menzelet and Kilavuzlu hydropower plants from Turkey's Privatization Administration. The lenders of the project, a syndicate of Turkish and international commercial banks and the EBRD, were represented by Clifford Chance and Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership. USD 375 million Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8374-dentons-and-clifford-chance-advise-on-hydropower-plants-privatization-in-turkey
17-Apr Dentons (BASEAK) BASEAK advised Tiryaki Agro Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., a Turkish agricultural products exporter, on a long-term loan facility of USD 65 million, extended by a syndicate led by Dutch development bank, FMO, the EBRD, and Proparco, which were advised by Hogan Lovells. USD 65 million Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8380-baseak-advises-tiryaki-agro-on-a-long-term-loan-facility
26-Apr Dentons (BASEAK) Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership and Dentons advised Isdemir, a member of the Oyak Mining Metallurgy Group, on the incorporation of a joint venture with Linde Group, to build a new air separation unit at the Iskenderun premises of Isdemir. N/A Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8417-dentons-advises-isdemir-on-joint-venture-with-linde-group
17-May Paksoy Paksoy advised Doktas Metal on the sale of 93.57% shares of Turkish automotive manufacturer Doktas Dokumculuk to Celik Holding. N/A Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8580-paksoy-advises-on-sale-of-doktas-dokumculuk-shares-to-celik-holding
17-May Paksoy Paksoy advised CS Wind, a wind tower manufacturer headquartered in South Korea, on its purchase of 100% shareholding in Ege Tower. N/A Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8581-paksoy-advises-cs-wind-on-acquisition-of-ege-tower
17-May Paksoy Paksoy advised Japan's Nippon Yusen on the formation of a joint venture with Oyak, the Turkish military's pension fund, to build a port in northwest Turkey. USD 110 million Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8584-paksoy-advises-nyk-on-joint-venture-formation-with-oyak
1-Jun Durukan+Partners; Latham & Watkins Durukan + Partners advised BNP Paribas in connection with a multi-currency secured equity financing to Acibadem Saglik Yatirimlari A.S. Latham & Watkins Hong Kong advised the lenders on English law. USD 187.5 million Turkey
5-Jun Paksoy; Schoenherr Paksoy advised Yapisan Elektrik Uretim A.S., a subsidiary of Bilgin Enerji, on the acquisition of OMV Samsun Elektrik Uretim Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. from OMV. Schoenherr advised OMV on the sale. N/A Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8666-paksoy-and-schoenherr-advise-on-acquisition-of-turkish-natural-gas-plant
7-Jun Baker Mckenzie; Baker McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership); Verdi Law Firm The Verdi Law Firm and Kirkland & Ellis advised Actera Group and ESAS Holding A.S. on the sale of a 98.8% stake in U.N. Ro-Ro Isletmeleri A.S., a Turkish ferry route operator, to shipping company DFDS A.S. Baker Mckenzie and Esin Avukatlik Ortakligi advised the purchaser. EUR 950 million Turkey
11-Jun Gleiss Lutz; Kirkland & Ellis; Paksoy; Sidley Austin Paksoy, Kirkland & Ellis, and Sidley Austin advised Accuride Corporation, a US-based supplier of components to the commercial vehicle industry, on the acquisition of the Mefro Wheels GmbH. The sellers were advised by the Munich office of Gleiss Lutz. N/A Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8681-paksoy-kirkland-ellis-sidley-austin-and-gleiss-lutz-advises-accuride-on-mefro-wheels-acquisition
11-Jun GKC Partners; Paksoy; White & Case Paksoy advised the Zorlu Group on raising USD 330 million for Osmangazi Elektrik Dagitim AS from the EBRD, IFC, Nederlandse Financierings Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V., and Turkish commercial banks. White & Case and GKC Partners advised the consortium of banks on the deal. USD 330 million Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8680-paksoy-white-case-and-gkc-partners-advise-on-osmangazi-elektrik-dagitim-financing
13-Jun Paksoy Paksoy advised Turkish energy company Enerjisa on its acquisition of the majority of shares in Esarj, a company operating in the electric vehicle charging station sales and installation sectors. N/A Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8711-paksoy-advises-enerjisa-on-esarj-acquisition
15-Jun Arikan Law; Paksoy Paksoy advised Turkish energy company Enerjisa on its acquisition of a majority stake in Esarj, a company operating in the electric vehicle charging station sales and installation sectors. Esarj was represented by Arikan Law. N/A Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8711-paksoy-advises-enerjisa-on-esarj-acquisition
15-Jun Linklaters; Paksoy Linklaters and Paksoy advised Turkey's Garanti Bank on its issue of USD 75 million of so-called "gender bonds," focused on financing small enterprises and companies owned or managed by women in Turkey. USD 75 million Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8724-linklaters-advises-garanti-bank-on-first-gender-bond-issue
27-Jun Cakmak Cakmak represented the shareholders of Erg-Verbund Elektrik, the owner of the operational rights of Turkey's Afsin Elbistan (A) Thermal Power Plant, on the USD 200 million sale of all its shares to Celikler Group. USD 200 million Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8798-cakmak-advises-on-afsin-elbistan-a-thermal-power-plant-sale
20-Jul Gide Loyrette Nouel Gide Loyrette Nouel and associated Turkish firm Ozdirekcan Dundar _enocak advised Renault on the renewal of its strategic partnership with OYAK. N/A Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/8945-gide-advises-renault-on-extension-of-turkish-jv-with-oyak
3-Aug Dechert; Gleiss Lutz; Paksoy Paksoy and Gleiss Lutz advised Lindsay Goldberg on the acquisition of Coveris Rigid, the rigid packaging business of Coveris Holdings S.A. Dechert advised Coveris Holding on the sale. EUR 700 million Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/9058-paksoy-and-dechert-advise-on-lindsay-goldberg-acquisition-of-coveris-rigid
7-Aug Dechert; Gleiss Lutz; Paksoy Paksoy and Gleiss Lutz advised global private equity investor Lindsay Goldberg on its acquisition of the Coveris Rigid rigid packaging business from Coveris Holdings. The seller was represented by Dechert. N/A Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/9071-paksoy-gleiss-lutz-and-dechert-advise-on-sale-of-coveris-rigid-to-lindsay-goldberg
8-Aug Paksoy Paksoy advised Turkish retail company Migros on the issuance of TL150 million bonds in two equal tranches, with two and three years of maturity. TLR 150 million Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/9076-paksoy-advises-migros-on-turkish-lira-denominated-bond-issuance
9-Aug Verdi Law Firm The Verdi Law Firm advised ALJ Holding A.S. and the Denso Group on the sale of their entire stakes in DJ Cool Klima ve Sogutma Cihazlari A.S., which produces air cooling systems for the automotive sector, to Safkar Ege Sogutmacilik Klima Soguk Hava Tesisleri Ihracat Ithalat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. N/A Turkey
24-Aug Baker McKenzie (Esin Attorney Partnership); Gide Loyrette Nouel The Esin Attorney Partnership advised Altinyag Kombinalari A.S. and Gurtas Tarim Enerji Yatirimlari San. ve Tic. A.S. in connection with the sale of its production facilities to Sodrugestvo Group S.A. The buyer was advised by Gide Loyrette Nouel. N/A Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/9133-esin-attorney-partnership-advises-altinyag-kombinalari-on-sale-of-production-facilities
1-Sep Durukan+Partners Durukan + Partners advised Emaar Properties PJSC on the extention and amendment of a USD 180 million loan facility from HSBC. USD 180 million Turkey
4-Sep Baker Mckenzie; Verdi Law Firm The Verdi Law Firm advised the Actera Group in connection with the subscription by Hana Investment Company WLL, Racer S.r.l. and 57 Stars Global Opportunity Fund 3 (KIA), L.P. into shares of Alpha Airport Services B.V. Baker Mckenzie advised Hana Investment Company WLL, Purrington Moody Weil advised 57 Stars Global Opportunity Fund 3 (KIA), L.P. , while Racer S.r.l. relied on its in-house team. N/A Turkey
6-Sep Paksoy Paksoy advised Migros Ticaret A.S., on its August 31, 2018 merger with Kipa Ticaret A.S. following the July 19, 2018 approval of Turkey's Capital Markets Board. The resulting company will operate under the Migros brand. N/A Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/9226-paksoy-advises-migros-on-merger-with-kipa
12-Sep Cooley; Hogan Lovells; Paksoy Paksoy and Hogan Lovells advised Atlassian on its USD 295 million acquisition of Boston-based OpsGenie, a company making technology which enables companies to better plan for and respond to IT service disruptions. Cooley advised OpsGenie CEO and co-founder Berkay Mollamustafaoglu on the sale. USD 295 million Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/9261-paksoy-advises-atlassian-on-acquisition-of-opsgenie
3-Oct Moral & Partners; PAE Law Office Moral & Partners advised Arimpeks Aluminyum Sanayi Ic ve Dis Ticaret A.S on the sale of an 80% stake in the company by the Kansak and Ercin families to Swiss-based Montana Tec Components AG, acting via its Aluflexpack AG subsidiary. PAE Law Office advised both Montana and Aluflexpack. N/A Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/9385-moral-partners-and-pae-advise-on-sale-of-majority-stake-in-arimpeks
12-Oct Accura; DLA Piper; Paksoy Paksoy, working alongside DLA Piper, advised Gurit on its acquisition of all the shares of JSB Group, a company designing, developing, and manufacturing customer-specific core kits for wind turbine blades. JSB was represented by Denmark's Accura law firm. N/A Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/9435-paksoy-dla-piper-and-accura-advise-on-gurit-holding-s-acquisition-of-jsb
17-Oct Durukan+Partners Durukan + Partners advised Sephora Kozmetik A.S. (Sephora) on the transfer of 19 stores to Sephora from another Turkish cosmetic company by negotiating lease agreements and completing all formalities for governmental agencies for the transfer. USD 16 million Turkey
19-Nov Durukan+Partners Durukan + Partners advised GroupMed sal, Group Med International Holding Limited, and their shareholders regarding indirect changes in the shareholding of Turkland Bank A.S. and Turkland Sigorta A.S. USD 1.4 million Turkey
19-Nov Durukan+Partners Durukan + Partners advised GroupMed International Management Holding Limited and Cynvest in connection with the share transfer in Turkland Sigorta A.S. USD 1.4 million Turkey
23-Nov Bezen & Partners; Verdi Law Firm The Verdi Law Firm advised TFI TAB Gida Yatirimlari A.S., a leading Quick Service Restaurant operator in Turkey and China, in connection with its merger with Pangaea Gida Lojistik ve Reklamcilik A.S. as part of the roll-up of its minority shareholding in the Ecosystem companies. Bezen & Partners advised Pangaea One Acquisition Holdings XV, LLC and its subsidiary Pangaea Gida Lojistik ve Reklamcilik A.S. N/A Turkey
28-Nov DLA Piper; Paksoy Paksoy and DLA Piper advised Gurit, a company listed on the Swiss Exchange, on its agreement to acquire all shares in the JSB Group. N/A Turkey ceelegalmatters.com/turkey/9694-paksoy-and-dla-piper-advise-gurit-on-acquisition-of-jsb-group
1-Dec Durukan+Partners Durukan + Partners advised McCormick & Company, Inc. on the termination and liquidation of a joint venture company with Yildiz Holding in the food industry. N/A Turkey
1-Dec Allen & Overy; Clifford Chance; Durukan+Partners; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Gedik & Eraksoy Allen & Overy and Gedik & Eraksoy advised a coordinating committee on the financial restructuring of Ojer Telekomunikasyon A.S. through a lender-led transaction. Clifford Chance and Durukan + Partners advised OTAS on the deal. Freshfields advised STC (an indirect shareholder of OTAS), in its envisaged proposed capital injection and restructuring. USD 5.1 billion Turkey
25-May Paksoy Paksoy advised Sberbank of Russia on a share purchase agreement for the sale of Denizbank to Emirates NBD Bank. USD 3.2 billion Turkey; Russia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/8619-paksoy-advises-sberbank-on-sale-of-majority-stake-in-denizbank-to-emirates-nbd-bank
10-Sep Delphi; Goktas Attorneys; Karanovic & Partners; Pekin & Bayar Karanovic & Partners, Pekin & Bayar, and Sweden's Delphi law firm advised NIBE Industrier AB on its acquisition of 51% of the EMIN Group. Goktas Attorneys advised Emin Group on the sale. N/A Turkey; Serbia ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/9237-karanovic-partners-and-pekin-bayar-advise-nibe-on-acquisition-of-emin-s-operations-in-serbia-and-turkey
6-Feb Clifford Chance; Redcliffe Partners Redcliffe Partners and Clifford Chance advised Citibank Europe Plc (UK Branch) on the restructuring of a USD 16 million outstanding loan provided to Rubizhne Cardboard & Packaging Mill under an up-to USD 88 million term facility. USD 16 million Turkey; Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/deals-and-cases/7959-redcliffe-partners-and-clifford-chance-advise-citibank-europe-on-usd-88-million-loan-restructuring
1-Jan Arendt & Medernach; Avellum; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Walkers Avellum acted as Ukrainian legal advisor to Copperatieve Rabobank U.A. on several export loan facilities to the Myronivsky Hliboproduct Group, with the benefit of credit insurance policy issued by Atradius Dutch State Business N.V. and suretyships provided by MHP Group companies. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Rabobank on Dutch law matters. Walkers advised Rabobank on BVI law matters. Arendt & Medernach advised Rabobank on Luxembourg law matters. EUR 21 million Ukraine
1-Jan Redcliffe Partners Redclife Partners advised Revita with respect to brand book IP legal protection in Ukraine and companyÍs IP trademark portfolio. N/A Ukraine
1-Jan Clifford Chance; Redcliffe Partners Redcliffe Partners, working alongside Clifford Chance, advised the Export-Import Bank of Korea with respect to amendment of the Loan Agreement with the Southern Railway (executed in 2010) to reflect the merger of the Southern Railway into the Ukrainian Railway. USD 260 million Ukraine
2-Jan Avellum; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Clifford Chance; Kinstellar Clifford Chance and Avellum advised the EBRD on a loan of up to USD 350 million to support the modernization and environmental upgrade of Ukraine's largest steel mill, PubJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih. ArcelorMittal was advised by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Kinstellar. USD 350 million Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/ukraine/7726-clifford-chance-avellum-cleary-and-kinstellar-advise-on-ebrd-loan-to-arcelormittal-kryvyi-rih-in-ukraine
4-Jan Eucon Eucon successfully represented Ukraine's Savik Shuster Studio TV Channel in a tax matter regarding the proper determination of the regular sale price of national TV programs. N/A Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/ukraine/7748-eucon-defends-the-interests-of-savik-shuster-studio-tv-channel-in-tax-dispute
4-Jan Aequo Aequo advised Ukraine's Dragon Capital Group on the acquisition of a logistics and an industrial center in the Kyiv region of Ukraine from unidentified private individuals. N/A Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/ukraine/7738-aequo-advises-dragon-capital-on-acquisition-of-logistics-and-industrial-centers-in-kyiv
10-Jan Dentons Dentons represented Bojer Innovativ Ingenior Radgivning, an engineering consulting company from Aarhus, Denmark, on its appeal of a lower court judgment regarding a raid of its property in Odessa. n/a Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/ukraine/7775-dentons-represents-biir-in-dispute-over-property-raid-in-odessa
11-Jan Arbitrade Arbitrade advised Italian discount airline Ernest Airlines on its entry into the Ukrainian market. N/A Ukraine ceelegalmatters.com/ukraine/7784-arbitrade-advises-low-cost-airline-company-entering-the-ukrainian-market
12-Jan CMS; Clyde & Co.; Sayenko Kharenko CMS advised SD Capital on English and Ukrainian law aspects of a joint venture transaction involving towage services in Ukraine's Black Sea port of Yuzhnyi. P&O Maritime was advised on English law by Clyde & Co. and on Ukrainian law by Sayenko Kharenko. N/A