CMS has advised Akbank T.A.S., Turkey’s 4th largest bank, on obtaining a EUR 1.2 billion loan from a group of banks.
DLA Piper has announced the appointment of former CMS dispute resolution Partner Olga Vorozhbyt as Partner and Head of the firm's Ukraine Litigation & Regulatory practice.
CMS has advised Komercni Banka, a subsidiary of the Societe Generale Group, on the agreement it recently completed with Worldline — a European payment and transactional services provider — to develop product and services for Czech and Slovakian merchants. Baker & McKenzie advised Worldline on the deal.
CMS is reporting that, based on an amicable agreement with the majority shareholder of NV, which CMS advised, Uniqa and Raiffeisen-Holding NO-Wien have sold back their minority stakes in NV. Following the redemption of their shares, Uniqa and Raiffeisen-Holding NO-Wien are no longer shareholders of NV.
Schoenherr is reporting that on Friday, September 2, 2016, the Austrian Finance Minister gave the green light to finance a public offer by Karntner Ausgleichszahlungs-Fonds (KAF) to HETA creditors pursuant to § 2a of the Austrian Financial Market Stability Act. Wolf Theiss advised a number of international creditors, while many banks were advised on Austrian law and internationally by Linklaters.
According to Leonid Zubarev, Senior Partner at CMS, Russia, the economy in Russia continues to suffer from the wave of sanctions imposed on the country by the West in 2014 — an effect only exacerbated by the simultaneously plummeting price of oil and depreciation of the ruble. As a result, he reports, “clients are thinking twice,” and international law firms in Moscow are "fiercely competing" for work. The problem is especially potent, he believes, for firms without diverse practices, while those with the capacity to refocus on bankruptcy, restructuring, and other contentious practices are in a bit better position.
CMS Cameron McKenna in Kyiv has announced that it advised PJSC Alfa-Bank (Ukraine) on the restructuring of a multimillion dollar financing of PJSC Toronto-Kyiv, which owns and operates a mixed-use real estate property called the Toronto-Kyiv Complex, located in downtown Kyiv. Alfa-Bank Ukraine acquired the original loan from Bank of Cyprus in the course of its exit from the Ukrainian market.