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Baker McKenzie Warsaw has advised Baltisse on its acquisition of Polflam, a Polish fire-resistant glass manufacturer, from its two founders, Maciej Szamborski and Wojciech Wilczak, and from Syntaxis Capital, a private debt and growth capital investor. Dentons, which had advised Syntaxis Capital on its 2014 investment in Polflam (then trading as Glass-Team), advised the sellers on the deal.

Dentons has advised the Czech Republic's Sev.en Energy on an agreement to acquire a 50 percent stake in the multinational energy company, InterGen N.V. from the Canadian Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Clifford Chance advised the sellers on the deal, which is expected to close in the next few months, subject to the approval of the relevant EU and Australian authorities.

The legal environment in Poland has changed substantially over the last three years as a result of changes instituted by the conservative Law and Justice government. How can investors navigate their way through increasing regulatory pressures?

Adam Mycyk, a Ukrainian-American from the United States, is a partner in Dentons’ Kyiv office, and he has nearly 25 years of experience advising both Ukrainian and international companies, banks, investment banks and a range of other financial institutions and investors.

In 2013 the SNR Denton, Fraser Milner Casgrain, and Salans law firms merged into one entity: Dentons. The firm capitalized on its momentum by merging two years later with China’s Dacheng law firm, making it the largest law firm in the world. On the occasion of the firm’s 5th anniversary, CEE Legal Matters reached out to Dentons Partner and Europe Chief Executive Officer Tomasz Dabrowski in Poland and Dentons Partner and Global Vice Chair Evan Lazar in Prague to ask about the first five years and to see what’s next in Denton’s strategy for Europe and CEE.

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Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work. 

With a legacy in the region spanning more than 25 years, you can rely on our deep understanding of local business and legal cultures to help you successfully complete a deal, resolve a dispute or solve a business challenge. 

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