Noerr has advised Saint-Gobain on its acquisition of plasters, paints, and coatings producer Revco Hungary. CEE Attorneys advised the sellers.
One Year After the Invasion of Ukraine: Latest Updates on Protection for Ukrainian Refugees in CEE
When the Russian military launched its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, many countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) responded immediately by amending their legal framework to provide shelter for Ukrainian refugees. These neighboring nations not only provided immediate humanitarian help, but also changed their immigration law to allow Ukrainian refugees to work and live in their country.
Screening of Foreign Investments: New Condition for M&A Transactions in Slovakia
On 1 March 2023, the Act on Screening of Foreign Investments entered into force. It introduces a comprehensive screening mechanism for foreign investments in the Slovak Republic.
Tomas Bures, Jan Varecha, and Eva Hromadkova Make Associate Partner at PRK Partners
Prague-based Attorneys Tomas Bures and Jan Varecha and Bratislava-based Attorney Eva Hromadkova have been appointed as Associate Partners at PRK Partners.
A Bit of a Downturn in Slovakia: A Buzz Interview with Michaela Stessl of DLA Piper
Amidst a wave of reorganizations and restructurings in the country, new businesses are looking to enter Slovakia – but have to face its new FDI screening mechanism. Despite the slight economic downturn, there is yet reason to hope for better days, according to DLA Piper Country Managing Partner Michaela Stessl, especially given the prospects of the automotive sector.
Vladimir Ivanco Re-Joins White & Case as Counsel and Head of Slovak Desk
Former Aldertree Legal Partner Vladimir Ivanco has joined the White & Case Prague office as a Counsel and Head of the Slovak Desk on March 1, 2023.
Call for Applications for Energy Subsidies Published
We guide you through the current overview of energy subsidy applications.
Dentons Advises HB Reavis on EUR 475 Million Financing for Varso Place Development
Dentons has advised HB Reavis on obtaining a EUR 475 million financing from Santander Bank Polska, Bank Pekao, Helaba, and Berlin Hyp for the development of the Varso Place building complex in Warsaw. DLA Piper reportedly advised the lenders.
Dentons Advises DRFG on Investment in Bratislava's Ister Tower Project
Dentons has advised DRFG on its acquisition of the Ister II project company from the Galata Group. Nosko & Partners reportedly advised the seller.
KSB and PwC Advise on Sandberg Capital’s Acquisition of Phase
Kocian Solc Balastik and PwC Slovakia have advised Sandberg Capital on its acquisition of a 70% stake in Phase.
Slovakia Ponders Its Politics: A Buzz Interview with Sona Hankova of CMS
Political uncertainty in Slovakia, with early elections likely to take place in September, has led to an overall slowdown of legislative work at the unfavorable time of a raging energy crisis, according to CMS Partner Sona Hankova.
Juraj Fuska Joins CMS Bratislava as Partner
Former Aldertree Legal Managing Partner Juraj Fuska has joined CMS’s Bratislava office as a Partner.
Baker McKenzie, DTB, and Marek Partners Advise on Migros Group Investment in Revendo
Baker McKenzie, Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka, and Marek Partners have advised the Migros Group and its start-up incubator Sparrow Ventures on their investment in Revendo. Baer & Karrer advised Revendo's founders.
KSB and Clifford Chance Advise on J&T Agriculture and Ecology Financing and Acquisition of Spearhead Companies
Kocian Solc Balastik has advised J&T Agriculture and Ecology on its acquisition of 11 companies within Spearhead Czech and Spearhead Slovakia and the related acquisition financing by a banking group led by Komercni Banka. Clifford Chance advised the lenders.
Former Osborne Clarke CEO Simon Beswick Joins Kinstellar
Former Osborne Clarke CEO Simon Beswick has joined Kinstellar’s Board of Directors as a non-executive member.
Stepan Starha Makes Equity Partner, Jiri Kunasek Makes Partner at Havel & Partners
Partner Stepan Starha has been elevated to an Equity Partner with Havel & Partners, while Lawyer Jiri Kunasek has been promoted to Partner.
BDK Advokati Advises Sandberg Capital on Investment in Quantox
BDK Advokati has advised Sandberg Capital on its EUR 20 million investment in Quantox. Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen and Polenak reportedly advised Sandberg as well.
Did You Know: Slovakia's Nine-Year Deal Leaderboard
Did You Know that, according to the Activity Rankings function of the CEELMDirect website, Kinstellar Partner Viliam Mysicka has worked on more reported deals in Slovakia over the past nine years than any other lawyer?