Did you know that Dentons worked on more reported client matters in Central and Eastern Europe in 2022 – 86 – than any other firm (with Sorainen only one behind), and that Andrzej Stosio of Clifford Chance in Poland worked on more client matters than any other lawyer in the region – 13 (with Mantas Petkevicius of Sorainen in Lithuania and Roxana Ionescu of Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu in Romania both only one behind, with 12)?
Czabanski & Galuszynski has advised the Focus Estate Fund on its acquisition of the Atrium Mosty shopping center in Plock from the Atrium Group. Dentons advised Atrium.
Dentons has advised CSOB and Ceska Sporitelna on their EUR 74.13 million loan to Penta Real Estate for the construction of the office buildings within the Nova Waltrovka project in Prague.
Dentons has advised Italian footwear manufacturer MGM on its acquisition of the Rekord Group in Romania. Italy's Advant Nctm reportedly advised Clessidra Capital Credit and co-investors SIP, Smart Capital, and Brixia Finanziaria on supporting the acquisition.
On November 15, 2022, CMS announced that J&T and Concens Investments’ sale of their Ostrava logistics assets to EQT Exeter (reported by CEE Legal Matters on January 19, 2022) had closed.
Dentons has advised Belgium-based real estate developer Codic on the development of the Green Court multifunctional project in Budapest and on its EUR 77 million sale to Groupama Gan REIM. CMS reportedly advised Groupama.
Baker McKenzie has advised the Szechenyi Funds and Lead Ventures on the sale of their shares in aiMotive to Stellantis in a transaction that saw Stellantis acquire aiMotive. Dentons reportedly advised Stellantis.
On November 25, 2022, Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka announced that Entain’s acquisition of the SuperSport Group from Emma Capital (reported by CEE Legal Matters on August 18, 2022) had closed.
Dentons Turkish affiliate Balcioglu Selcuk Ardiyok Keki Attorney Partnership has advised Ace Games on a USD 25 million investment from Playtika. Baker McKenzie Turkish affiliate Esin Attorney Partnership reportedly advised Playtika.
Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Panattoni on the construction of an 87,300 square-meter built-to-suit facility for Tedi and subsequent sale of the asset to Tedi affiliate HH Immo. Dentons advised Tedi on the acquisition.
Foundations, along with associations, are the most widely chosen legal form for Polish non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Due to the specific nature of their relationships with the state, doubt may sometimes arise as to whether foundations may be legally obliged to organize tender proceedings. This is because the Public Procurement Law (PPL) does not list foundations among other types of entities which may act as ‘contracting authorities’. Does this mean that no foundation under any circumstances will ever have to observe public procurement laws? Naturally, this question can only be answered in the negative, as in some cases a foundation may acquire ‘contracting authority’ status under the above-mentioned laws.
Dentons has successfully represented Mariano Ruiz and his husband Jakub Sanko, on a pro bono basis, before the Regional Court in Zilina in residential proceedings.
Due to rising energy prices more and more employers are considering continuing or (re)introducing the home office (i.e. (partial) teleworking), previously introduced out of necessity, where workloads allow and now on the basis of cost efficiency. For the time being, the rise in energy prices does not seem to have discouraged employees from teleworking, and in many places the possibility of teleworking has become an expectation of employers.
Sorainen has advised Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan on the Republic of Lithuania’s EUR 1.2 billion international capital markets bond issuance. TGS Baltic and, reportedly, Dentons advised the Republic of Lithuania.