Dentons Warsaw has advised HB Reavis on the EUR 350 million financing granted to its three subsidiaries by a syndicate of Santander Bank Polska, Helaba, Bank Pekao, and UniCredit for the construction of Varso Place in Warsaw. The banks were advised by DLA Piper.
Baker Botts has acted for PAO Novatek, one of the largest independent natural gas producers in Russia, on the sale of a ten percent participation interest in the Arctic LNG 2 project to Total S.A.. The transaction was signed on March 4, 2019, and it is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2019.
Efrim, Rosca & Associates has advised the Moldovan Government, acting through the Agency for Public Property, on its sale of 63.8865% of the authorized capital of Moldindconbank to Bulgaria's Doverie United-Holding AD. Gladei & Partners and Cobzac & Partners advised Doverie-Invest on the deal, which had received preliminary approval on January 22 from the National Bank of Moldova.
PRK Partners has advised Martin Barry, the developer of the Manifesto marketplace in Prague, on the acquisition of a minority equity stake in Manifesto by the Rockaway Group. The transaction closed in February 2019, and financial details were not disclosed.
Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner has advised Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG on the acquisition of around 70% of Osterreichische Hotel-und Tourismusbank Gesellschaft m.b.H from UniCredit Bank Austria AG and Erste Bank der Oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG. Schoenherr advised UniCredit Bank and Erste Bank on the sale.
CMS has advised Zentiva Group a.s. on its acquisition of Romanian pharmaceutical company Solacium and its subsidiary Be Well Pharma from Siyiara Enterprises — a holding entity of A&D Pharma / Dr. Max Group — and entrepreneur Tony Trasca. The Czech Republic's Evan Law Firm advised Siyiara and Romania's Fine Law advised Trasca on the sale, which remains contingent on the satisfaction of several conditions, including the approval of the Romanian Competition Council.
Balcooglu Selcuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership and Dentons have advised Koc Holding A.S., Turkey's largest holding company, on its issuance of USD 750 million 6.500% Notes due 2025. Gedik & Eraksoy and Allen & Overy advised the joint bookrunners Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, and J.P. Morgan.
Avellum acted as Ukrainian legal counsel and White & Case provided English-law advice to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in connection with two syndicated EUR-denominated facilities arranged by Deutsche Bank in December 2018 and March 2019 for a total amount equivalent to approximately USD 1 billion. Sayenko Kharenko and Clifford Chance reportedly advised Deutsche Bank. Reed Smith reportedly was English law counsel to the facility agent, TMF Global Services Limited.
Schoenherr, working with lead counsel Hengeler Mueller and Belgium's Bredin Prat, China's JunHe, Mexico's Galicia Abogados, and Wuersch & Gering in New York, has advised Sweden's Ericsson on its acquisition of Germany's Kathrein SE's antenna and filters division. Noerr and Ziems & Partner acted as lead counsel to Kathrein, assisted by, among others, Eisenberger & Herzog, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Allen & Overy, and Gleiss Lutz.