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Konstantin Kroll, Partner and Head of Russian Corporate and M&A Practice at Dentons in Moscow, reports that the Russian economy has experienced a rise in M&A transactions and that the government has taken steps to curb offshoring, regulate convertible loans, and increase the number of international arbitration tribunals in the country.

Dentons has advised PKO Bank Polski, ING Bank Slaski, Santander Bank Polska, and BNP Paribas Bank Polska, on their EUR 265 million refinancing of Press Glass / AMG Group’s debt, as well as financing of the group’s further investments. Porobija & Porobija acted as Croatian counsel to the banks. Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka advised the borrower on the deal. TGS Baltic in Lithuania and Williams Mullen in the US reportedly also advised the lenders.

Allen & Overy has advised CEE betting and gaming operator Fortuna Entertainment Group N.V. and its subsidiaries, on an up to EUR 551 million refinancing for the group. RTPR, Ilej & Partners, in cooperation with Karanovic & Partners, Athos Demetriou Associates, and Carey Olsen advised the group in Romania, Croatia, Cyprus, and Jersey, respectively.

Dentons has advised Globe Trade Centre S.A. on its EUR 500 million debut issuance of unsecured green bonds with a coupon of 2.25% per annum, maturing on June 23, 2026. Clifford Chance advised the banks involved, including joint bookrunners J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Erste Group, and Raiffeisen Bank International.

Banking and Finance lawyer Gabor Kiraly has rejoined Dentons as a Partner in the firm’s Budapest office. Kiraly had been a Counsel at Dentons from 2015 to 2020, before serving for a short period as Director of Portfolio Management at GB & Partners in Hungary.

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