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Public private partnerships and concessions are effective tools to allow governments to partner with the private sector to develop and finance key infrastructure projects. These forms of collaboration are particularly relevant in Russia, where infrastructure investment needs are estimated by the World Bank to be about USD 1 trillion.

Dentons has advised PFNonwovens Inc., a member of the Prague-based R2G Rohan nonwovens group, in connection with its agreement to acquire First Quality Nonwovens Inc. and First Quality Nonwovens (Wuxi) Co., Ltd., an American and a Chinese manufacturer of nonwovens for consumer, health care, and industrial products. The seller, First Quality Enterprises, was represented by Wachtell Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Wolf Theiss, working with Italian offices of Dentons, has advised the shareholders of Lifebrain, an Italian laboratory diagnostics services operator, on the cross-border sale of its shares to an investment subsidiary of Investindustrial VI L.P.  Investindustria, which was advised by Italy's Chiomenti law firm, with CHSH acting as local counsel for Austria, now owns 96% of Lifebrain.

The Slovak energy market is in a state of transition. Energy security continues to be a key driver of the country’s energy policy. Long characterized by its reliance on gas from the Russian Federation, Slovakia continues to seek alternative sources to supply its energy needs. To a large extent, the solution has been to invest billions into nuclear power, while the development of renewable energy sources (RES) has so far been slow.

Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership and Dentons have advised Isdemir, a member of the Oyak Mining Metallurgy Group, on the incorporation of a joint venture with Linde Group, to build a new air separation unit at the Iskenderun premises of Isdemir.

Asters has advised China Machinery Engineering Corporation, a Chinese state-owned construction and engineering company, on its entrance into a contract with DTEK, a Ukrainian private power producer, for the construction of a solar power plant. DTEK was advised by Dentons Ukraine. 

Baseak has advised Tiryaki Agro Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., a Turkish agricultural products exporter, on a long-term loan facility of USD 65 million, extended by a syndicate led by Dutch development bank, FMO, the EBRD, and Proparco. The lenders were advised by lawyers from Hogan Lovells's offices in London, the Netherlands, and UAE.

BASEAK and Dentons have advised Entek Elektrik Uretimi A.S., a subsidiary of Koc Holding, on its acquisition of the Menzelet and Kilavuzlu hydropower plants from Turkey's Privatization Administration. The lenders of the project, a syndicate of Turkish and international commercial banks and EBRD, were represented by Clifford Chance and Yegin Ciftci Attorney Partnership.