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Cobalt has advised Lithuania’s second largest television and Internet services provider, UAB Cgates, on its acquisition of telecommunications company Splius. CEE Attorneys advised the shareholders of Splius on the transaction, which remains subject to the approval of the Lithuanian Competition Council. The transaction value was not disclosed.

CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have advised OMV on the acquisition of a 15% share in Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company and a 15% share in a to-be-established trading joint venture involving the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. Ashurst reportedly advised ADNOC and ADNOC on the deal.

CMS has advised logistics company Fresh and Food Logistics on the acquisition of the logistics activities of Froneri, a joint venture of Nestle and R&R for production of ice-cream, frozen foods, and dairy products in Sofia and Varna, Bulgaria. Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov advised Froneri on this deal.

Primus Derling has successfully helped Skoda Vagonka, the manufacturer of electric passenger trains, draft an application to challenge the decision of Latvia's Pasazieru Vilciens public transport service provider relating to its decision to award a tender to deliver passenger trains and related equipment to another bidder.

Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has advised Interbrands on the sale of 60% of the company to Orbico, one of the largest distributors of consumer goods in Central and Eastern Europe. Deloitte Legal advised Orbico on the deal, which remains contingent on the approval of the Romanian competition council.

On January 25, 2019, Poland's National Appeals Chamber dismissed an appeal of the results of the contest to develop the urban-architectural Music Centre and City Park concept in Krakow which was organized by the Malopolska Voivodeship and the Municipality of Krakow. The organizer of the contest was supported by WKB during the entire appeals procedure.

Schoenherr has advised Austrian insurtech start-up bsurance on its Series-A financing round. The investment totals EUR 4 million and was provided by UNIQA Ventures GmbH — advised by EY Law — and an additional investor.