Representatives of more than sixty law firms from across Central and Eastern Europe and from as far away as the United States, United Kingdom, and China came together in Prague on June 6, 2018, for the first ever Dealer’s Choice international law firm conference and CEE Deal of the Year Awards Banquet.
“The Estonian market faces a combination of challenges on how to boost the economy and attract business,” says Merit Lind, Partner at Deloitte Legal in Estonia. “However, some of the initiatives clash somewhat with anti-money laundering prevention policies,” she says, referring to the e-Residency program famously introduced in the country at the end of 2014.
Reff & Associates, the Romanian member of Deloitte Legal, has obtained a final court decision confirming that the delivery of molds falls under the same VAT tax regime as the supply of the goods produced with the molds, even if they are purchased by the supplier and held by them after their use in the production process.
On October 30, 2017, CEE Legal Matters reported that South African investment fund Coast2Coast had acquired Polish soup and pate manufacturer Profi — one of several recent CEE investments. Coast2Coast's Regional Counsel CEE Anna Wawrzynczak agreed to answer our questions about the recent acquisitions.
Deloitte Legal has 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 which, according to Deloitte Legal, "has been structured as a capital increase in the company and a long-term mezzanine loan.”
CMS, Weil Gotshal & Manges, and Gessel have advised the sellers of Poland's Mila SA supermarket chain to Eurocash SA. Eurocash was advised by Deloitte Legal on the deal.
Baker McKenzie has advised Luxembourg-based Corpus Sireo Real Estate investment fund on its EUR 53.8 million acquisition of the Eiffel Palace building from the National Bank of Hungary. The seller was represented by Deloitte Legal.
DGKV has advised AP Investments AD on the sale of 50% of Mall Galleria Varna to the Serbian-based Delta Real Estate DOO and the Cyprus-based Astatine Holdings Limited. The buyers were advised by Deloitte Legal on the deal, which closed on August 18, 2017. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.