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The Esin Attorney Partnership in Turkey and Baker McKenzie's Paris office have advised a syndicate of 18 international banks on a EUR 212 million and USD 56.5 million 367-Day Dual Tranche Term Loan Facility extended to TSKB-Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi A.S. (Industrial Development Bank of Turkey) to fund TSKB's project finance-related transactions and its customers' trade finance transactions. Yazici Legal advised TSKB on the loan.

DGKV, working with Baker McKenzie, London, has advised British American Tobacco on its over EUR 100 million acquisition of assets of Bulgarian cigarette maker Bulgartabac Holding, including Bulgartabac's Victory, Eva Slim, and GD tobacco brands and its distribution and retail assets in Bulgaria and Bosnia. The sellers -- Bulgartabac Holding AD and Blagoevgrad-BT AD -- were represented by in-house counsel on the deal.

The Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International, has advised ING Group's Turkish subsidiary ING Bank A.S. on a EUR 462.5 million and USD 12 million dual currency term loan agreement with syndicate of 22 major international and Turkish banks. Balcioglu Selcuk Akman Keki reportedly advised the mandated lead arrangers, which included Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited, Barclays Bank PLC, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Turkey A.S., Citibank N.A.(London Branch), J.P. Morgan Limited, Standard Chartered Bank, Goldman Sachs International, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. The deal closed on July 4, 2017.

There are a number of not-so-obvious issues related to running an internal investigation that are often missed or simply disregarded as not important. Some of them pose risks to the success of the investigation, while others may not only jeopardize the results but also lead to potentially severe liability of the company and/or the individuals running the investigation).

The Esin Attorney Partnership and Baker McKenzie have advised Turkven Private Equity, the Akarlilar Family, and Mavi Giyim Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.on Mavi's IPO. White & Case advised underwriters Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and Is Yatirim on the IPO, which, with a market capitalization of TRY 2,135,300,000 (TRY 43 per share) and an offering of 27,311,350 shares, is the largest in Turkey since 2013.

The Esin Attorney Partnership, a member firm of Baker & McKenzie International, has advised a syndicate of 14 international and Turkish banks as lenders on a USD 500 million and TRY 720 million Senior Secured Term Loan Facilities provided to VIP Turkey Enerji A.S., a subsidiary of Vitol Investment Partnership Ltd., to finance its acquisition of OMV POAS Holding A.S., POAS's holding company. Allen & Overy and Gedik & Eraksoy acted for VIP Turkey Enerji on the financing.

The Esin Attorney Partnership has advised the lenders in relation to USD 160 million and EUR 69 million Dual Currency Murabaha Facilities provided to Ziraat Katilim Bankasi A.S. ABC Islamic Bank acted as agent, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited acted as facility coordinator, and 13 international banks acted as documentation agents. The lenders included 13 international banks.

The Esin Attorney Partnership has advised Jonquil Group Limited in relation to the sale by its Turkish subsidiary of 3.7 hectares of land in Bodrum to Idyma Gayrimenkul A.S., a subsidiary of Peska Turizm Yatirim A.S., a company developing and operating tourist facilities in Turkey. The LSA Legal Consultancy advised the buyers on the deal.

Clifford Chance has announced the promotion of 24 lawyers to its partnership worldwide, including Warsaw-based Marcin Bartnicki and Wojciech Polz. The promotions will take effect on May 1, 2017.

Clifford Chance has advised Deutsche Bank, ING, Natixis, and UniCredit in their capacity as the coordinating committee for the pre-export finance banks in connection with the successful implementation of a USD 2.3 billion debt restructuring for Metinvest. Ukraine's Redcliffe Partners, working alongside Clifford Chance, provided Ukrainian law advice to the committee. Baker McKenzie and Allen & Overy advised Metinvest on the restructuring.

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